Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Ensuring Value for Patients in a Cost-Conscious World”

Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FRACP, FACP, an internist and nephrologist from Burlington, Vermont, served as the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization, from 2011-2012. Dr. Hood has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1991. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She was elected to the ACP Board of Regents in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. She was also named president-elect in 2010. She served on the board of the ACP Foundation and previously served as the chair of the ACP Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee from 2008-2010.

In this video, Dr. Hood discusses how institutions, physicians, and patients can partner to ensure high value care. Dr. Hood spoke at the Christiana Care Value Institute’s inaugural symposium, “Value: Medicine’s New Frontier” held April 30.

More than 200 health care experts from top institutions joined the dialogue at the symposium and considered how returning to the basics of medicine — listening to the patient, better use of resources and a greater emphasis on safety — can transform patient care and deliver greater value for the neighbors we are privileged to serve.


  • Virginia Hood, MD, MBBS, MPH