VCU Health

VCU Health

VCU Health

This past year was a remarkable one for the VCU Medical Center. Not only was it a year of significant achievements, but it also represented 10 years since the VCU Health System began operations. Thus, for this year’s
report, we are celebrating both our recent successes in 2011 and our major milestones of the past decade.
As a robust medical center encompassing five health sciences schools — Allied Health Professions, Dentistry,
Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy — along with the clinical care delivered by the VCU Health System, which comprises MCV Hospitals, MCV Physicians and the Virginia Premier Health Plan, we are honored to be one of the leading and most comprehensive academic health centers in the country. Today’s stories along with those of the past decade demonstrate an institution that is achieving national pre-eminence because of its many talented and dedicated professionals.
Our mission of restoring and preserving health, seeking the cause and cure of diseases, and educating the health professional workforce for the commonwealth and beyond touches lives throughout the world. If there is a singular event that characterized 2011, it was in November with the surgical separation of conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic. This remarkable surgical feat was just one powerful example of the capabilities
of the talented individuals at the VCU Medical Center who are devoted to children’s health care around the globe.
The 20-hour surgical procedure and the subsequent post-acute care and therapy were extraordinary demonstrations
of courage and talent from a capable and compassionate team of nearly 200 health care professionals.
Reflecting back on the past decade, we celebrate 10 years of the Virginia Coordinated Care (VCC) program.
The VCC began 12 years ago as a vision for providing an organized medical home model for thousands of medically uninsured patients in the Richmond region. Since its inception, the program has almost tripled in size to nearly
30,000 enrollees and has produced evidence-based outcomes of improving access while reducing unnecessary utilization and costs. As our nation embarks on health care reform measures that embrace population health management, the VCC demonstrates the VCU Medical Center as a leader and innovator in integrated delivery
system models.
Typical of all years representing the past decade, we were honored again with many accolades in 2011, ranging from our national and regional rankings in U.S. News & World Report to program recognition in Anthem Blue
Distinction Centers of Excellence; from Beacon Awards for nursing and clinical care in five of our ICUs to our seventh recognition as a Working Mother magazine “100 Best Companies,” as well as local and national recognition
as “top doctors” for many of our faculty.
As part of the VCU Medical Center leadership team, we are proud to be part of an exciting institution that is advancing on so many fronts.  
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The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is one of the country’s leading academic medical centers offering state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas. VCU Health and the five health sciences schools of VCU, as well as Massey Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, stands alone as the most comprehensive academic medical center in Central Virginia.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health is an urban, comprehensive academic medical center in central Virginia established to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through innovative research, and to educate those who serve humanity.


The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is committed to excellence in patient care and education as the preeminent academic medical center in the mid-Atlantic region. Quality and safety drive our vision, which is propelled by the best people dedicated to:
Demonstrating superior value to patients, employers and payers;
Securing our position as a national leader in integrated delivery systems;
Fostering the contributions of all members of the health care team in the care of patients;
Educating the next generation of health professionals using leading edge techniques and innovation;
Applying novel research in the clinical and basic sciences, and translating new discoveries to patient care;
Ensuring sufficient assets to support our mission and vision though disciplined stewardship of financial activities


We provide exceptional service by putting the needs of the patient first.
We earn trust from those we serve and from those with whom we work by our commitment to safety, privacy, and accountability.

We display a positive attitude through kindness, compassion, and empathy to those in our care and with whom we interact.

We respect the dignity of each individual and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve.

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