For Immediate Release
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center Foundation Receives $5 Million Donation to Support Hospital Expansion Efforts
Arlington, VA: July 6, 2021 – Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years, has received a transformative gift of $5 million from long-time donor Lola C. Reinsch to promote the Hospital’s campus expansion efforts.
“We are honored to receive this gift and would like to thank Lola and the Reinsch Pierce family for their enduring commitment to Virginia Hospital Center,” said Tony Burchard, President of the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation. “This generous gift will have a tremendous impact on our efforts to expand the Hospital’s reach, helping to transform the healthcare we can provide to our community. Philanthropic commitments, and generous gifts such as these, are crucial in allowing VHC to continue to lead in innovation and patient care.”
This huge donation, as well as all sizes of gifts, will help expand VHC’s capacity to deliver top-quality healthcare to a larger range of patient populations.
New infrastructure developments include the construction of a brand-new, seven-story Outpatient Pavilion that will centralize outpatient services in one location. This will provide patients with direct and easy access to treatment facilities immediately upon arrival to the Hospital, plus will allow for an increased capacity of 100 additional beds in the Hospital’s existing outpatient areas. The expansion project also includes an updated parking structure that will add over 1,270 spaces, improving access to the Hospital.
“I am so proud to be making this donation to Virginia Hospital Center to promote their outstanding health services in our community,” said Ms. Reinsch. “The Hospital provides such wonderful care,” she continued. “I am grateful that my own children and grandson took their first breaths there, and we hope that this gift will help VHC serve even more families.”
Ms. Reinsch owns a real estate management company in Arlington.
The donation is one of many from the Reinsch Pierce family, who have an extensive history of philanthropy with VHC since 1982.
In 2012, Lola C. Reinsch established Virginia Hospital Center’s Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health in honor of her mother, Dolores G. Reinsch, as well as her father, Emerson G. Reinsch, a builder-developer of rental apartment communities in Arlington. This state-of-the-art facility became the first breast center in Virginia to be nationally certified by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.