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.
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.
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.
Dr. Sompop Bencharit is the VCU School of Dentistry's first-ever director of digital dentistry, a position that allows him to explore and teach emerging technology in the classroom and apply the best new tools and procedures in the clinic.
This September marks the 35th annual National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Today on the MCV Campus, the Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professorship is an instrument through which donors can directly support continued advancements in treatment and research of the disease, leading to reduced numbers of those who suffer, and hopefully even to a cure.
World Physical Therapy day is Sept. 8, and this week at VCU Health’s Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness (N.O.W.) Center, patients and therapists shared some of the reasons physical therapy is important in their lives.