Each year, our board of trustees honors people who have made significant contributions to the world-class patient care, research and education that VCU Health delivers on the MCV Campus and beyond.
The weather and the views were perfect at Upper Shirley Vineyards on May 9 as we honored some of the most important partners that the MCV Campus at VCU Health has in saving lives, advancing research and improving education. We couldn’t have been happier to recognize our MCV Society members for their vital support of the campus.
May 25 marks the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s first human heart transplant – just the 16th in the world at the time. The surgery, completed on the 11th floor of MCV’s West Hospital here in Richmond in 1968, was performed by Richard Lower, M.D.
As a nurse practitioner and a psychiatrist ate lunch together one day in 1987, they had a vision to bring all of the healthcare providers and specialists that are important to women’s health together into one place to serve the whole woman. Now MCV Foundation board members, Judy Collins and Susan Kornstein continue to support women's health on local, national and international stages.
Beginning this May, the City of Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services will be the newest partner in treating sickle cell disease alongside VCU Health and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
The MCV Foundation and Virginia Museum of History & Culture Launch Partnership, Host Inaugural Panel Exploring History of Heart Transplant
More than 300 people attended the event to hear about the Medical College of Virginia’s role in the world’s first human heart transplant, which is a story of cutting-edge science and human drama that was recounted in author Donald McRae’s 2006 book “Every Second Counts.”
Attorneys are partnering with doctors on the MCV Campus to address legal issues facing patients that sometimes create barriers to getting healthy.
The life-saving care that Bob Hershberger received at VCU Health following a cardiac arrest inspired him and his wife Margaret to give back in support of research and future patient care.
Extending the fight against prostate cancer by supporting research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.
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.