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Heart Health Guidelines: WUSA Interview with Dr. Boinest


Coping with Time Change: WJLA interview with Dr. Boinest


Flu Shots: WUSA interview with Rohit Modak, MD


Renowned Virginia Hospital Center Orthopedic Surgeon Receives Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert P. Nirschl, MD, MS, a long-time orthopedic surgeon at Virginia Hospital Center and international pioneer in the field of orthopedic medicine, received the 2017 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees gives the award annually to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of Mayo alumni to the field of medicine, including medical practice, research, education and administration. Dr. Nirschl completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 1963. Press Release

A Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A

For the 11th consecutive grading period, Virginia Hospital Center earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A, the gold standard measure of hospital patient safety in the United States. This unbroken streak puts the Hospital in elite company – only 82 hospitals nationwide have achieved an A for the same scoring period since the inception of the safety grades.

Jim Cole is Arlington's Medicine Man

President & CEO Jim Cole recently spoke with @wbjonline about why he chose healthcare, @VirginiaHospitalCenter's planned expansion and "the best time to act young and stupid." Curious? Read on

2017 Top Doctors

Congratulations to our doctors for being named in Washingtonian’! C. Francisco Espinel, MD, FACS of the VHC Physician Group - Surgical Specialists practice is one of nine local physicians featured on the cover of the issue.

Celebrating Neonatal Intensive Care partnership

Bad Flu Season Ahead?

By ABC7, Washington DC, September 25, 2017
The flu season is right around the corner and things are expected to get even busier for Dr. Ian Seemungal and staff at Virginia Hospital Center. “We do get stories of patients coming in feeling very ill,” the Infectious Disease Specialist said. “Sometimes they have to be admitted to the hospital, and sometimes they have mild influenza and they can be treated in the office.” The problem is, the U.S. may be in for a bad season. Experts usually look to the southern hemisphere’s flu season to predict what might happen in America. And things weren't looking good down under. According to Australia’s Immunization Coalition, as of late September, Australia has already recorded more than 168,337 influenza cases, compared to 91,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2015. Watch this video


Much respect to @VHC_Hospital ED doctor Jenn Stuth, MD, and all .@VATF1 team members deployed on #hurricaneirma search and rescue missions!

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