VCU Health System

With 175 years of service, VCUHS helps define Richmond. We are visible in the city skyline and in the grateful eyes of our patients. With each passing day, we touch thousands of new families' lives ... and they touch ours. And the impressions that are left on us and on our city endure time, change, and the passing of generations.

Our staff of more than 9,400+ (and growing!) represents the most talented and dedicated of healthcare workers. In fact, for two years in a row (2012-2013 and 2013-2014), VCUHS was ranked a "Top Hospital in Virginia" by US News & World Report. To earn these and many additional accolades (see "Awards" section below), we rely on the professionalism, dedication, and compassion of each and every valued member of our team. We appreciate their innumerable contributions to VCUHS and to the community of patients and families whose lives they touch each day.

We are a regional referral center for the state, the region's only Level I Trauma Center, a Carnegie Foundation Level 1 Research University, and a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center. For 2013, our vital statistics include:

  • Licensed Beds - 865
  • Adjusted Discharges - 58,091
  • Inpatient Discharges - 34,105
  • Emergency Department Visits - 85,683
  • Outpatient Clinic Visits - 580,005
  • Total Surgeries - 20,442
  • Virginia Premier Member Months - 2,050,883


VCU Health System is composed of a 600-strong physician practice, numerous outpatient clinics and our hospital, which is 865 licensed beds. We are a regional regerral center for the state and the region's only Level I Trauma Center. VCUHS offers nearly 200 specialty areas, many of national and international acclaim.

In addition to multidisciplinary centers for cancer, cardiology, neurosurgery, and transplantation, VCUHS offers virtually every form of contemporary medical care. In particular the medical center has received international recognition for early diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and stroke, organ transplant, head and spinal cord trauma research, burn and wound healing, neonatal intensive care and genetic research, as well as cancer research, treatment, and rehabilitation.  


Additionally, VCUHS currently holds six Beacon Awards for Excellence in Nursing Care - More than any other health system in Virginia - from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

Over the years, VCUHS has held eight national designations as a Working Mother magazine "100 Best Employers for Working Mothers", along with several local designations as Richmond's Top Workplace.