Healthcare Delivery System

Teaching Hospitals

In addition to serving our acute care general hospital needs, Virginia's teaching hospitals have also earned regional and national recognition for

  • special service to their communities
  • innovations in research and
  • procedural medical innovations

that have been adopted nationwide.

Acute care general teaching and/or research facilities not only provide a wide range of services but also frequently receive patients from community and other general hospitals for specialized critical care. These large facilities - though perhaps not as close to home or as intimate - may be the first choice when a trauma, infectious disease or complicated disorder dictates.

Teaching hospitals also stand ready to accept the overflow from other general hospitals when regional disasters or large community emergency needs arise. These units have heliports for receiving critical care patients from other hospitals and from accidents and community disasters.

For more information on hospitals in Virginia please visit VHI Hospitals List.