Together, we are improving the health of our community

The story of Virginia Hospital Center began in 1933 when five women’s clubs joined together to establish the Arlington Hospital Association in order to meet the county’s healthcare needs. By 1944, after a community-wide fundraising effort, Arlington Hospital opened its doors for the first time.

Since then, Virginia Hospital Center has continued to grow with the community, for the community. Today, we are an independent, not-for-profit, 437-bed, teaching hospital that provides the highest level of patient-centered medical care to those from throughout Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the Hospital brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community, allowing each of our patients to receive the best possible care, close to home.

As part of the Hospital’s mission to be the best health system, the Foundation was established to better ensure the needs of each patient are met with the most comprehensive, compassionate, and advanced level of care. Together, with the generosity of donors and volunteers, we are improving the health of our community.

Board of Directors

Virginia Hospital Center Foundation’s Board is a reflection of its commitment to the future of healthcare and the Hospital. Each member of our Board of Directors brings a wealth of expertise and a diverse viewpoint to their role. Together, with additional volunteers from our community, they are working to advance the vital work of the Hospital.

  • David Townshend (Chairman) | Retired Senior Vice President for Global Sales, Marriott
  • Michael Foster | Principal and Founder, MTFA Architecture
  • Nora Garrote | Attorney and Partner, Venable LLC
  • Danine Fresch Gray, DDS | Owner, Clarendon Dental Arts
  • Denise Hanna | Managing Director, Locke Lord
  • Brenda Hawthorne | Corporate Executive and Community Leader
  • David Lee, MD | President, Medical Staff
  • Justin Miller | Caruthers Properties, LLC
  • Robert Mordkin, MD | Chief of Urology and Director of Laparoscopic Surgery, Virginia Hospital Center
  • Ware Palmer | Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Nancy Popovich | Managing Director, The Popovich Financial Group at Baird
  • David Romness, MD | Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Virginia Hospital Center

Foundation Staff

The Foundation staff is available to help donors and community members with any questions.