Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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VHC Health


VHC Health is a Level II Trauma Center located in Arlington Virginia.  As a Level II Trauma Center, VHC Health will treat severely injured patients and maintains a complete team of healthcare providers specializing in traumatic injury—available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


“As a Level II Trauma Center, we are taking the level of care we provide for our community to a higher level,” says Melody Dickerson, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer at Virginia Hospital Center. “Not only do we have an excellent Emergency Department and ICU, as well as multiple critical subspecialties already in place, but 100 percent of our nurses have received trauma-specific training.”


“George Washington University/Medical Faculty Associates provides the specialized trauma surgeons and trauma physician assistants for VHC’s program,” added Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, Director of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. “Together we’ve been able to set up a great partnership, along with the protocols and evidence-based guidelines that are essential to maintaining a high-level trauma center.”  



Upcoming Programs & Events

VHC Health's Trauma Support Group

Every 1st Thursday • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This group will give you a chance to meet other trauma survivors, share your trauma story, and potentially start to support current patients. This group is geared towards those who are newly recovering, as well as those who are further along in the recovery process. Please come and share your experience while learning from others as well! Please contact Courtney or Justin if you are interested in joining this virtual group. Learn more

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