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Augusta Health presents Babypalooza

Augusta Health is hosting Babypalooza, a one-stop shop for all things baby, on Saturday at the Best Western Waynesboro.

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Augusta Health Cancer Center Annual Report wins award

Augusta Health Cancer Center’s Annual Report won a Gold Aster award for excellence.

Angela Kuremsky is EMS Council’s Outstanding Nurse Contributor

Angela Kuremsky, RN, an emergency room nurse at Augusta Health, was named the 2016 Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS.

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Staunton Medical Associates to join Augusta Medical Group

Staunton Medical Associates, the primary care practice of Kerry Alexander, Stephanie Pitsilos, and Susan Becker, will join Augusta Medical Group on Oct. 1.

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Augusta Health employees give back to community

During the recent employee campaign for the Augusta Health Foundation, employees donated $104,489 to patient programs and funds.

Tennis, anyone? SWAT hosting membership drive

The Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Tennis Association (SWAT) is hosting a Spring Membership Drive and Social on Sunday, May 22.

Augusta Health celebrates Nurses’ Day

Augusta Health celebrated Nurses’ Day on Friday, May 6 by recognizing nurses for their education and professional development.

Drunk driving crash in Waynesboro sends two to Augusta Health

The Waynesboro Police Department charged a city man after he caused a two-vehicle drunk driving accident Friday night.

Augusta Health Stroke Program honored

The Augusta Health Stroke Program has received the Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is warning local residents of a scam involving callers purporting to be taking a telephone survey on domestic violence.

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Augusta Health to close Walmart care centers May 1

Augusta Health has opened four Urgent Care Centers to make health care more accessible throughout the community it serves.

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Augusta Health celebrates Nursing Excellence Day

Augusta Health celebrated Nursing Excellence Day, an educational and recognition day for outstanding achievements in nursing.

Augusta Health Events Calendar – April 2016

2016 calendar for Augusta Health including blood pressure screening, Kid’s Day, Lunch and Learn, screenings, classes and support group information.

Richard Embrey appointed chief medical officer at Augusta Health

Richard P. Embrey, MD, MBA, has been appointed to be Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Population Health for Augusta Health

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Walk with a Doc: Augusta Health program offers steps to success

Walking, just walking, can change your quality of life. That’s the working theory behind the Walk with a Doc program that Augusta Health is launching locally next month.

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Augusta Health Foundation shares highlights from past year

Each year, the Augusta Health Foundation provides for new and expanded patient care programs at Augusta Health.

Augusta Health sponsors School Health Leadership Partners

Lisa Schwenk presents a check for $1,200 from the Augusta Health Community Endowment to the School Health Leadership Partners.

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Augusta Health named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals

Augusta Health learned on Thursday that it has received the Healthgrades 2016 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™.

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Augusta Health Events Calendar – March 2016

2016 calendar for Augusta Health including blood pressure screening, Kid’s Day, Lunch and Learn, screenings, classes and support group information.

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Wound detectives: Clinic at Augusta Health heals chronic wounds

Advanced wound care is a lot more than just changing bandages. The staff at the Augusta Health Wound Healing Clinic are “wound detectives” trying to get to the root of the problem.

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Augusta Health house calls: A ‘new twist’ on an old paradigm

The house call is making a comeback, and changes in medical technology are enabling doctors to take the power of the hospital with them to the living rooms of homebound seniors.

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Augusta Health Events Calendar – February 2016

The events calendar for Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va., for the month of February 2016 includes Lunch and Learn events, Fitness classes and much more.

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2015 Class of Augusta Health Rock Stars

Augusta Health Rock Stars are valued employees who have a profound influence on the culture of Augusta Health through their demonstration of four key qualities.

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Augusta Health welcomes first newborn baby of 2016

Jack Anderson Yost is the first newborn baby of the New Year at Augusta Health.

Jimmy Fortune entertains Augusta Health patients, staff

Jimmy Fortune and friends were in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby on Monday to perform Christmas music as a gift to Augusta Health patients and staff.

Golf tournament benefits Breast Cancer Fund at Augusta Health

Proceeds from the Jeff Earhart Memorial Golf Tournament will be directed to the Breast Cancer Fund at Augusta Health

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Surgeon William Faulkenberry named Preceptor of the Year by VCOM medical students

William (Bill) Faulkenberry, MD, of Shenandoah Valley Surgical Associates, has been named Preceptor of the Year by the medical students of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) who spent their third year clinical rotations at Augusta Health.

Ace Hardware in Stuarts Draft raises money for Augusta Health Cancer Center Bridge Fund

Robin MacDonald, assistant manager of the Stuarts Draft Ace Hardware, presents a check for $1,266 to Tami Radecke, Executive Director of the Augusta Health Foundation. Robin and the associates at Stuarts Draft Ace Hardware held a special fundraiser to benefit cancer patients receiving support through the Augusta Health Cancer Center Bridge Fund.

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Event planned for survivors of suicide loss

Augusta Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are teaming up for the 2015 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Augusta Health adds new physicians to medical staff

Each year, new providers join the Augusta Health Medical Staff. While some are employed by Augusta Medical Group, others are associated with independent practices who are affiliated with Augusta Health. All providers who join the staff are recognized annually at a welcome reception.

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Augusta Health Community Benefit Committee awards grants to community partners

Each year, the Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors awards single-year and multi-year grants to non-profit and governmental community partners for programs that address the health priorities identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), and that closely align to the mission and strategic initiatives of Augusta Health.

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Free Drive Thru Flu Shots in Waynesboro

The Central Shenandoah Health District, Waynesboro Emergency Management and Augusta Health are teaming up to provide Free Drive Thru Flu Shots at the Augusta Health Urgent Care Center in Waynesboro.

SunTrust supports Cancer Services Bridge Fund at Augusta Health

Vic Gilchrist, senior vice president, commercial banking, at SunTrust, presents a check for $5,000 to Augusta Health Foundation Executive Tami Radecke to support the Cancer Services Bridge Fund.

Drive Thru Flu Shots at Augusta Health Urgent Care Center on October 8

On October 8, the Central Shenandoah Health District, Waynesboro Emergency Management and Augusta Health are teaming up to provide free Drive Thru Flu Shots at the Augusta Health Urgent Care Center in Waynesboro.

Augusta Health presents Dick Graham Scholarship

Augusta Health recently honored the recipients of this year’s Dick Graham Scholarship. The scholarship is giving annually to a child of an employee of Augusta Health, named in honor of the hospital’s first CEO, Dick Graham. Most years, one scholarship is given, but this year, the Community Benefit Committee selected two recipients.

Augusta Health Foundation event benefits Camp Dragonfly

Nearly 210 local residents attended a benefit held by the Augusta Health Foundation to benefit Hospice of the Shenandoah’s Camp Dragonfly.

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Augusta Health hosts middle school career camp

Every summer, Augusta Health Community Outreach, along with clinical departments throughout the health system, provide an amazing learning experience for middle school students from Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County—ACES Middle School Camp.

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Augusta Health receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI

Augusta Health received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (coronary angioplasty) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

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Augusta Health marks National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7

Augusta Health Cancer Program’s Cancer Survivors Day Celebration coming up on Sunday will be an afternoon of Meaningful Mindfulness: Celebrating Life in the Moment for Cancer Survivors and their Families.

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Augusta Health single-year, multi-year grant applications available

As part of its mission to promote the health and well-being of its community through access to excellent care, Augusta Health provides single-year and multi-year grants to local non-profit and governmental community organizations.

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Come Fly Away: And support Hospice of the Shenandoah’s Camp Dragonfly

Camp Dragonfly, a weekend bereavement camp for children and teens directed by the professional staff of Hospice of the Shenandoah, is a special place where kids can grieve.

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Augusta Health recognizes top nurses

Most folks, when asked to describe nurses, will use the words ‘caring, compassionate and gentle’ or ‘reliable, stead and there when you need them.’ That vocabulary list should also include, ‘life-long learners’.

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Augusta Health Employees Fund: Neighbors helping neighbors

When an employee at Augusta Health encounters an unexpected crisis—such as an unexpected death in the family, a spouse’s job loss or serious illness—they can apply to the Employee Emergency Fund for support.

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Augusta Health Beat: April 2015

Schedule of events at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va., for the month April 2015.

Augusta Health, local schools, mark National Doctors Day

National Doctors Day is March 30. If you look around Augusta Health today or anytime over the course of the next couple of weeks, you might notice a nice homage to our local doctors courtesy local third-graders.

Augusta Medical Group announces 2015 Clinical Excellence Award recipients

Augusta Medical Group, the employed medical practice of more than 90 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Augusta Health, announced its 2015 Clinical Excellence Award recipients.

New dietary guidelines: What’s good, what’s bad, what does it all mean to me?

Remember when eggs were bad? And coffee – really bad. Caffeine in general, cholesterol, you had to avoid it. That was so … early 2015.

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Changes in dietary guidelines: What does it mean to you?

Augusta Health dietitian Kara Meeks talks with AFP editor Chris Graham to talk about proposed changes to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new Dietary Guidelines currently undergoing review in Washington will set the tone for national food policy on food labels, school lunches and more.

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Augusta Health: February Calendar of Events

Events and programs ongoing at Augusta Health in February 2015.

Man faces felony charges for Waynesboro hit-and-run

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Rockingham County man for a felony traffic violation after a car crash Thursday night that sent two people to the hospital.