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Darlene Vrotsos, MS, BSN, RN and Michelle Altman, MBA, RN named Finalists in Washingtonian Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards

Vrotsos Received the Nursing Leadership Award

For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
tel: 703.558.6595

Arlington, VA (June 13, 2016) – Virginia Hospital Center is proud to announce that Darlene Vrotsos, MS, BSN, RN and Michelle Altman MBA, RN were named finalists in Washingtonian magazine’s “2016 Excellence in Nursing Awards.” Darlene Vrotsos, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, received the Nursing Leadership award, while Michelle Altman, Assistant Patient Care Director, was a recognized honoree in the Community Hospital Nursing category.

“We are extremely honored to have Darlene Vrotsos and Michelle Altman as part of our staff,” said James B. Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer at Virginia Hospital Center. “Darlene’s leadership has set a precedent amongst nursing and the Hospital through her daily commitment to achieving the next level of excellence. While, Michelle displays a tremendous commitment to overcoming any restriction a patient may face in receiving high quality care. They both are integral to the success of the Hospital.”

For eight years, Darlene Vrotsos has served as Virginia Hospital Center’s Chief Nursing Officer. Under her direction, the Hospital received Magnet® recognition, a prestigious distinction given to only seven percent of nursing staffs nationwide.

For almost three years, Michelle Altman has served as Assistant Patient Care Director of the Outpatient Clinic of Virginia Hospital Center. Under her direction, the Outpatient Clinic has established partnerships with a wide range of community resources to help ensure that clinic patients have easy access to necessary resources and follow-up care.

About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for over 70 years and was named a 2015 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group and one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. These selections are based completely on objective, public data that measures performance excellence in clinical quality care, patient safety, patient perception of care, operational efficiency and financial stability.
The Hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center, designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 350-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health, The Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology, Neuroscience/Stroke, Oncology, Orthopedics (Total Joint Replacement Services), Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Program, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, Emergency Services, Women & Infant Health and Urology.


2016 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award

Virginia Hospital Center takes great pride in being a Magnet® hospital

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