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Published on July 25, 2022


VHC Health™ Associate Vice President of Nursing Selected for Leadership Arlington’s Class of 2023

Arlington, VA (July 25, 2022) – VHC Health™, a community-based health system providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is pleased to announce that Sarita Rhodes-Vivour, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, Associate Vice President of Nursing, has been selected to join the incoming Leadership Arlington class of 2023. Sarita oversees the acute care nursing division of VHC Health, including all the inpatient medical, surgical, and intensive care units.

“It is an honor to be accepted into this prestigious program, and I am enthusiastic about participating later this year,” said Sarita Rhodes-Vivour, Associate Vice President of Nursing at VHC. “Leadership Arlington will enhance the skills I bring to my team of nurses at VHC and deepen my personal commitment to giving back to our community.”

Run by the Arlington-based company, Leadership Center for Excellence, the Leadership Arlington program teaches participants about local governance, business, economic development, and civic engagement. The new class, comprised of leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors, will gather in September for an opening retreat and then will take part in monthly programs through the spring of 2023.

“We are very proud of Sarita for her selection to the incoming Leadership Arlington class,” said Melody Dickerson, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at VHC Health. “Sarita is one of the many incredible nurse leaders we have been blessed with at VHC and her participation in this program is a prime example of how our leadership team goes above and beyond to further its skills for the benefit of the health system and the community.”

About VHC HealthTM:
VHC Health provides exceptional medical services as the region’s community health system. Virginia Hospital Center was recently designated a 2021 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. In 2022, the Hospital was selected for an 11th consecutive Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and a 20th consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group. Virginia Hospital Center is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility and designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. VHC Health is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations.