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Meet the Real Nurses of VHC: Kelly Jones, RN

A busy mom of two (a 9-month old and 3 year old no less!), Kelly Jones, Assistant Patient Care Director, has mastered the art of work-life balance. See what brought her to Virginia Hospital Center — and why she’s made it her home!

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Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.

Our nursing staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the nursing profession. Nurses at Virginia Hospital Center are recognized for excellence in patient care by patients and by national and regional organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is among the 8% of hospital staffs nationwide that achieve the Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying the highest level of recognition in nursing excellence.

Nursing Specializations

  • Acute Dialysis

  • Acute Pulmonary Care

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Oncology

  • Pediatrics

  • Post-Anesthesia Care

  • Behavioral Medicine
    • Addiction

    • Psychiatry
  • Medical Services

  • Surgical Services

    • Cardiac

    • Pediatric

    • Gynecological

    • Neurosurgery

    • ENT

    • Ophthalmologic

    • Orthopedic

    • Reconstructive

  • Women & Infant Health

Awards & Recognition

At Virginia Hospital Center, we are committed to being both the best Health System and the best workplace in the Washington, DC metro area. VHC has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 75 years and was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and once again named a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2019 by The Leapfrog Group.

See Why Virginia Hospital Center Was Named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare:

  • Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Exceptional benefits package, including competitive pay, flexible schedules, tuition reimbursement and 100% medical coverage in our facility
  • Proud Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, giving our patients and staff access to Mayo expertise close to home, at no additional cost
  • Named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review | 2018
  • Selected as a Leapfrog Top Hospital | 2015 | 2016 | 2018 | 2019
  • Named Top Hospital for Nurses in Virginia by | 2017
  • Named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Analytics
  • Independent Hospital with a collaborative approach to patient care
  • 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons
  • Rated Top Hospital for Patient Experience by Healthgrades
  • AARP Employee Pledge Signer
  • Incredible growth opportunities, with clinical development ladders and leadership mentorship programs

Nursing Student Scholarship Program

Virginia Hospital Center supports professional growth for nurses helping them achieve advanced nursing degrees and specialty certifications through educational opportunities, funding for training courses, tuition reimbursement and scholarships.

Currently 73% of our nurses have a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and 24% of eligible nursing staff are certified in specialty fields—well above national and state averages.

Virginia Hospital Center is affiliated with most major nursing programs in the Washington DC-metro area, including Georgetown University, George Mason University, Marymount University, George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College. We boast a rich environment for continued learning and development for nursing students and working professional nurses alike.

We offer generous tuition reimbursement benefits for university-level coursework and for approved seminars and other continuing education programs for our nursing staff. In addition, we frequently provide on-site workshops and classes.

Virginia Hospital Center offers special programs and opportunities for nursing students and recent graduates, including the Friends of Nursing Scholarship Fund, Nursing Student Preceptorships and Graduate Nurse Fellowships.


Check out the behind-the-scenes of #LifeAtVHC -- and see for yourself why VHC was named a Top Place to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review!

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From the highest levels of management and throughout each department, Virginia Hospital Center works to ensure that our nurses can maintain the patient-centered focus for which the institution is renowned. By maintaining a lower-than-average ratio of patients to nurses, we enable our nursing staff to provide quality care and personal attention to each patient.

Collaboration is key to excellent care. Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its nurses and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.

With flexible schedules, per diem, varying shifts, and both full- and part-time positions, Virginia Hospital Center makes it possible to tailor your work schedule to fit your life. And, of course, our competitive salaries and benefits further reflect our commitment to recognizing and rewarding great nurses and their central role in the mission of our hospital.

In addition, you'll find the tools and technology needed to deliver the best possible medical care. Virginia Hospital Center is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities, from diagnostic imaging to intensive care nursery, cardiac care to emergency medicine. We are now offering all private patient rooms, as well as expanded and enhanced facilities for delivering the sophisticated medical care for which Virginia Hospital Center is known.

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