Making sure medications get to the right place in the body for optimal treatment is an ongoing concern in healthcare. In aerosol treatments intended for the lungs, 60-90 percent of the medication is wasted and never reaches its target in adults.
2017 has been an amazing year on the MCV Campus at VCU Health. As we continued to support the region’s only comprehensive academic health center by inspiring philanthropic contributions and sharing the stories of life-saving global impact, the campus’s progress toward reaching goals for improving patient care, research and education has been substantial.
A year of celebration culminated on Dec. 2 as the VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center commemorated 60 years of milestones and second chances.
This Dec. 3 marked the 50th anniversary of the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The procedure’s success was one of the most significant healthcare advancements of the 20th century, and a former Medical College of Virginia surgeon named Richard Lower, M.D., is considered one of its chief architects.
VCU Health and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University celebrated the ribbon-cutting for their new Virginia Treatment Center for Children on Nov. 17.
Those who support the MCV Campus at VCU Health do so because they believe in the VCU Health mission, which is 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 MCV Foundation’s new publication, covering the incredible innovations in patient care, research and education occurring on the MCV Campus at VCU Health. In the inaugural issue, VCU Health researchers, led by Alpha A. “Berry” Fowler III, M.D., find intravenous Vitamin C treatment effective in treating and curing sepsis — the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
As an incoming student in the VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Coffee Bourne was already a mother of three. In her last year of school, She found out she was pregnant again. After she graduated, Coffee and her husband Adam established the Bourne Family Scholarship to benefit full-time nurse anesthesia students who have dependents.
This Halloween will mark the fourth year in which the Powhatan community has come together to scare up a stack of bones to help fight sickle cell disease.
Breast cancer patients may soon play an even more active role in making their treatment decisions, and they could also have a better option in choosing to safely avoid chemotherapy.
This October, we honored and thanked one of VCU Health’s longest-serving and most generous donors — the MCV Hospitals Auxiliary.
On Sept. 26, we celebrated our ninth gathering of healthcare discovery and dialogue with the Williamsburg community. Making it our largest turnout ever, about 200 people attended the MCV Foundation Discovery Series event.