A new clinical trial begins with funding raised by MCV Foundation board members that will advance research on Vitamin C and how it might be a safe and effective treatment for patients with COVID-19.
“We came home from vacation on a Saturday, and a week later he was on a ventilator,” Carol Fox said.
On March 8, Carol and Carter Fox returned to their home at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, a retirement center, from a trip to Florida.
Only 10 months ago, Sara Anderson could barely move her arm or hold a paintbrush. Today her paintings are selling out and raising funds for the VCU Health Comprehensive Stroke Center.
While VCU Health is one of the top health systems in Virginia, where many of the most advanced surgeries, therapies and other treatments are available, it also is the state’s leader in caring for vulnerable populations. The health system sees more patients who are uninsured or covered through Medicaid than any other entity in the commonwealth.
This year, unlike any other in memory, has reminded us of the importance of gratitude, both as an act of hope and an acknowledgement of abundance during hardship.
Kathy and Wayne Funk have given generously to support VCU Massey Cancer Center. Their giving springs from a deep gratitude for the care Kathy received that saved her life and allowed her to enjoy time with a growing family of children and grandkids.
It was a joy this month to provide some good news about the resources in place to support Central Virginia healthcare today and in the future. Our annual endowment report, which outlines the performance of more than 1,700 endowed scholarships, professorships, research and program funds, showed encouraging growth and more scholarships available for aspiring physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, therapists and others.
One inspiring thing during the pandemic has been experiencing the generosity of neighbors, alumni, staff, friends and family of the MCV Campus at VCU Health who wanted to help the frontline healthcare workers and researchers in meeting the unique and evolving challenges of the time.
Philanthropic leadership has given Massey Cancer Centers’ immunotherapy research program a booster shot of more than $6.6 million to support immuno-oncology research, clinical trials and the recruitment and retention of talented physician-scientists.
The 25 for 25 Health Equity & Justice Campaign launched in October to promote awareness and action around ending health disparities.
Tanya Scott once gave a discharged patient the coat off her back on a freezing night. Philanthropy is helping us say thank you to Tanya and all the care providers on the MCV Campus who treat patients like family.
This summer, U.S. News & World Report recognized VCU Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in the Richmond metro area for the 10th year in a row and the No. 2 hospital in Virginia.
Part of the medical center’s ranking was supported by its prestige in cardiology and heart surgery, which ranked best in Virginia. While VCU Pauley Heart Center offers the full spectrum of clinical cardiac services, it also is a national leader in research.