American Hospital Association Selects VCU Health for National Hospital Week Video

The American Hospital Association selected VCU Health from its thousands of members to feature in this year’s National Hospital Week spotlight video.

National Hospital Week runs from May 7-13 and provides an opportunity to celebrate and thank all of the hardworking men and women — physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, administrators, support staff and volunteers — who work in our hospitals and provide life-saving, compassionate care.

The video “Every Day Heroes” shows the superheroes across VCU Health’s many programs and specialties in action. The video was premiered at the AHA Annual Meeting and is being used as part of their national campaign.

“This week we celebrate National Hospital Week with a grateful heart,” said Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., vice president of VCU Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, and Deborah Davis, CEO of VCU Health System Hospitals and Clinics and vice president for clinical affairs. “This observance honors all who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. We see this every day across VCU Health. We could not be more proud and humbled to work alongside the finest team in healthcare.”

VCU Medical Center offers the only Level I trauma center in Central Virginia and was ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Richmond metro area and among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 750 physicians in 200 specialties, our award-winning staff is equipped to handle the most critical and complex cases.

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Together, VCU Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill served almost 112,000 patients in our emergency departments, admitted nearly 50,000 people to our inpatient and observation beds, and took care of more than 640,000 people in our outpatient clinics last year.

Having access to world-class healthcare right here in our community provides peace of mind, knowing that the most advanced medical treatments are available for us and our loved ones when we need it.

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