2019 Image of Excellence Newsletter

A digital newsletter brought to you by the VCU Department of Radiology

Welcome from Department Chair

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Welcome from Department Chair

Welcome to the 2019 edition of our Image of Excellence newsletter!

We are engaged in one of our most ambitious years in recent history with the implementation of a five-year Master Plan of capital projects that will bring about important renovations, equipment acquisition and expansion of services. By 2022, we will be in 11 downtown Richmond sites and 12 off-site locations, including VCU Health’s Adult Outpatient Facility (AOF), Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (N.O.W. Center), Sheltering Arms and the New Kent Emergency Center. 

Read our faculty news and help me welcome our new faculty members: Kelley Z. Allison, M.D., Jill Bruno, D.O., Shaimaa Fadl, M.D., Jennifer Hubert, M.D., J Terry Lim, M.D., Ph.D., Larry K. Nolan, M.D., Jayashree Parekh, M.D., M.B.A., Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D., and Jacqueline Urbine, M.D. 

It is important to note, our journey to excellence began with you, please let it continue because of you. It would be impossible to fulfill our mission without your generous philanthropic gifts. Consider making a secure online donation to our current funding priority, the Radiology Resident Fund.

Enjoy our headlines. ~ Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., FACR, FSAR

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VCU Department of Radiology Updates and Headlines

The Image of Excellence Newsletter features important VCU Department of Radiology updates, headlines and faculty achievements.

Top Headlines

Renovation and Expansion to Better Serve Communities

The VCU Department of Radiology has expanded services at the Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (N.O.W. Center) with the addition of new computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and a bone density (DXA) scanner in June 2019. (Image: New MRI scanner at N.O.W. Center.) We are also in the midst of several renovation projects that include Main 3, Main 4 and ACC lower level.

The project on Main 3 of the VCU Medical Center will occur in 8 phases of renovation planned over the next 3 years with an estimated completion in late 2022. Areas we are renovating include faculty and administration space, the Image Resource Center and PICC team, patient registration and waiting area. Interventional radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT areas are also being renovated, and Main 4 space has been secured for inpatient ultrasound. We are also expanding our 2nd floor footprint in the West Hospital for administrative offices.

Master Plan:

Expansions in Progress

The Adult Outpatient Facility (AOF) will be a 16-story, 603,040 sq. ft. outpatient facility with space for parking and a projected completion date of summer 2020. To date, this is the largest capital construction project in the history of VCU Health. The VCU Department of Radiology will have MR, CT, sonography (ultrasound), radiography, fluoroscopy and breast imaging on site.

Construction is well underway on the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent, a 17,000 sq. ft. facility that will provide round-the-clock emergency medical services. The center, which is slated for completion mid-2020, will offer advanced imaging including CT, digital X-ray and ultrasound.

Sheltering Arms Institute, located in the West End of Richmond, is a VCU Health and Sheltering Arms Hospital joint venture and will be a 212,000 sq. ft., 114-bed physical rehabilitation center. The facility, slated to open mid-2020, will include radiography, fluoroscopy, portable imaging and ultrasound. The rehabilitation center will focus on caring for individuals who have survived strokes, spinal cord injuries or brain injuries, as well as those in need of general rehabilitation or various neurological diseases and disorders.

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU construction is in progress. The new 500,000 sq. ft., 16-story facility will have 86 private inpatient rooms for acute and intensive care, parking and increased capacity for medical imaging. The facility is slated to open at the end of 2022.

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VCU Department of Radiology Faculty Announcements

Radiology Resident Education Program News

Passing the Baton

The VCU Department of Radiology would like to thank our prior Radiology Residency Education Program Director, Robert Groves, M.D., for his dedication to our advanced education initiatives and his passion for building an outstanding radiology residency education program.

New Program Directors

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D., with her extensive experience and leadership skills, assumed the role of Radiology Residency Education Program Director. She is joined by Associate Program Directors Ryan Clayton, M.D. and Gordon S. Morano, M.D.

Radiology Resident Fund

Create a Reflective Story of Meaning and Purpose in Radiology Education.

The Radiology Resident Fund gives the VCU Department of Radiology the ability to eliminate roadblocks and transform the medical education experience. It is no small endeavor to develop enriching mentorships and valuable hands-on training opportunities. Together we can continue to create influential, purpose-driven leaders with a strong foundation in medical excellence and compassionate health care. 

The VCU Department of Radiology benefits from the generosity of alumni and friends. The Radiology Residents Fund represents our current funding priority and philanthropic gifts support students and trainees, research, lectureships and professorships.  

Your generous support will cultivate and empower our radiology residents. Gifts of all sizes are welcomed, please consider making a secure online donation today at Radiology Resident Fund.

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