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Staunton man charged in summer death in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man with involuntary manslaughter in an August death.


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Augusta Health Foundation has banner first year

Each New Year’s Day is a time for both reflecting on the year past and focusing on the goals of the year to come. For the Augusta Health Foundation, 2014 was its first full year of operation, and one that included many firsts and significant accomplishments.


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January events at Augusta Health

The January calendar of events at Augusta Health.


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Flu season restrictions for visitors to Augusta Health

Statement from Fred Castello, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Scott Just M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, on flu season restrictions at Augusta Health.


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Augusta Health conducts successful Code Pink drill

Augusta Health conducted a Code Pink Drill the evening of Monday, December 29. A Code Pink Drill is required on a regular basis to test the systems and procedures that would be activated in the event of an infant abduction.


Waynesboro man arrested after brandishing, abduction

A Waynesboro man wanted by police on three outstanding Waynesboro felony warrants was arrested last night after threatening a 23-year-old Grottoes man with a gun at the Shell Station at East Broad Street and Charlotte Avenue, and forcing him to drive to another location.


Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.


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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


Golf tourney raises money for Augusta Health Breast Cancer Fund

Ingleside Resort, the Eagles Aerie 608, and the Augusta Health Foundation sponsored the Jeff Earhart Memorial Golf Tournament on October 4 to support Augusta Health’s Breast Cancer Fund.


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Augusta Health Big Squeeze program provides blood pressure screenings, education

The Big Squeeze, a hypertension screening and education program designed to lower blood pressure readings throughout the community, will begin in November and continue throughout 2015.


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Augusta Health Community Benefits Committee awards grants

The Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors has awarded six single-year grants and three multi-year grants to meet the healthcare needs of the community.


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Augusta Health prepares for Ebola

Augusta Health—working with the local Department of Health, government and emergency agencies; the Virginia Department of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association—is preparing for the possibility of an individual in our community being identified as having the Ebola virus.


Waynesboro police offficer arrests wanted man, gets stuck by syringe

An officer with the Waynesboro Police Department found a wanted man overnight. During the course of the arrest, the officer was accidentally stuck with a syringe when he searched the arrestee.


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Augusta Health Open House set for Sept. 24

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Augusta Health will host an Open House of areas not usuallyopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 3-7 p.m.


Waynesboro man arrested after vicious attack on former neighbor

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man for an assault that sent another city man to the hospital with severe facial injuries Friday afternoon.


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Managing diabetes? Workshop at the Waynesboro YMCA will help

Managing diabetes? Get the resources you need to improve your health!


August Lunch & Learn spurs SAILers on at Staunton Senior Center

Several Staunton Senior Center members and the Program Director attended and came back with some information that inspired those involved in the SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) exercise program.


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Annual Free Prostate Screenings offered at Augusta Health

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men. In 2014, it’s estimated that 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and approximately 29,500 men will die from it.


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Augusta Health offers world-clas S-ICD® SYSTEM Defibrillator Implant

Augusta Health, a leading health care provider in the Shenandoah Valley, now proudly offers to cardiac patients a less invasive, highly reliable implantable defibrillator: the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System (S-ICD).


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Check your health for the next 20 years!

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Augusta Health will host two days of free health screenings for the public. Screenings include cholesterol/blood glucose, stroke assessment, bone density (osteoporosis), Dermascan and blood pressure screenings.


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Suspicious Waynesboro death to turn into murder investigation?

The Waynesboro Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation in the suspicious death of a Waynesboro man that occurred earlier in the summer.


Augusta Health receives echocardiography accreditation

Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures performed in hospitals and physicians’ offices.


Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness earns Certified Medical Fitness Facility designation

Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness has earned re-certification as a Certified Medical Fitness Facility by the Medical Fitness Association. Lifetime Fitness is the first and only medical fitness facility world-wide that received a score of 100% on both its initial certification and its recertification.


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Upcoming events at Augusta Health

Upcoming events at Augusta Health in September.


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Augusta Health announces special events to commemorate 20th anniversary

Augusta Health will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September, and a month full of community events has been planned. Events range from free health screenings to educational seminars to a chance to stretch into a new fitness class—yoga!


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Augusta Health Cancer Services Bridge Fund: One man’s story

While cancer patients do need excellent clinical care, compassion and understanding—they may also need personalized help or assistance with anything that is a barrier to that care.


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Cancer patients will get help because of 20th anniversary event at Augusta Health

In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.


Drunk driver bumps his way to arrest in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested an Afton man after he hit a couple of parked cars while driving in an inebriated state over the weekend.


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Denstock breaks ground in Augusta County

Denstock LLC, a Charlottesville, Virginia,-based real estate investment company, announced today that it has closed financing and started site work on The Apartments at Goose Creek, a $32 million multi-family community located in Fishersville.


Millboro man charged with DUI in ugly crash in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that has left a Waynesboro man in critical condition at the UVA Medical Center and the other one facing serious charges.


Augusta Free Press designs fall magazine for Waynesboro Y

Augusta Free Press LLC worked with Waynesboro YMCA staff to design a full-color, 16-page magazine highlighting fall programs at the Y.


Augusta Health planning 20th anniversary celebration

Augusta Health will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September, and many community events have been planned.


Local student wins Dick Graham Scholarship

Each year, the Augusta Health Community Benefit Committee presents the Dick Graham Scholarship to an employee, employee’s spouse or employee’s child in honor of its first Chief Executive Officer, Dick Graham, and in recognition of his contribution to the organization for his many years of leadership.


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Augusta Health Cancer Center re-accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Augusta Health Cancer Center’s Breast Program has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.


Afton man eats meth, arrested in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested an Afton man on a felony drug charge after he was caught with methamphetamine in his vehicle and later in his mouth.


Wal-Mart shoplifting suspect flees police, crashes car after chase

A Fishersville man faces a slew of charges after an ill-fated escape attempt from officers trying to stop him for shoplifting.


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Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

Calendar of events, programs and other scheduled activities at Augusta Health in August.


Busy day sends staff scurrying at Staunton Senior Center

Thursday, July 24 was an incredibly busy day at Staunton Senior Center, so team work was a must!


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Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the second quarter of 2014, 21 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.


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Sixteen complete DSMP Leader Training

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training facilitated by Brandy Wade, Program Director at Waynesboro Senior Center and Joyce Nussbaum, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Coordinator, was held at the Augusta Health Community Care Building July 17, 18, 21, & 22.


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Augusta Health main lab accredited by College of American Pathologists

Augusta Health’s Main Laboratory in Fishersville has been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after an on-site inspection.


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Stuarts Draft man charged after four-car Waynesboro crash

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Stuarts Draft man for drunk driving after he caused a chain reaction vehicle crash on Rosser Avenue Friday afternoon.


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Melee at Waynesboro restaurant involves dozens: Police search for hit-and-run driver

A fight reportedly involving dozens of people outside a Waynesboro restaurant appears to be connected to a hit-and-run accident on West Main Street that has left a 28-year-old in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.


Fall risk assessments for new members at Staunton Senior Center

Augusta Health physical therapists supplied their expertise to the Staunton Senior Center by providing fall risk assessments to new members.


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Downtown police chase leads to two arrests in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a man and woman after a Sunday afternoon traffic stop escalated to a vehicle pursuit which resulted in a crash and apprehension of a wanted felon.


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Details on new Augusta Health Outpatient Centers

The new Augusta Health Outpatient Center in Waynesboro is slated to open in October. A $2.1 million renovation project is ongoing to transform the former Berrang car dealership property on Lew Dewitt Boulevard into an outpatient medical facility.


Augusta Health Foundation announces board of directors

The Augusta Health Foundation, the charitable arm of Augusta Health, has announced its inaugural Board of Directors.


CDSMP Leader Training Completed

Nine people completed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training held June 12, 13, 14 & 15.


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CDSME Presented to POMA at Augusta Health

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum presented information about CDSME to 21 people at the Physician Office Managers Association (POMA) meeting at Augusta Health June 18.


VPAS offers volunteer behavioral health training

Are you interested in helping people learn to positively manage their diabetes and make healthy behavior changes? Would you like to participate as a volunteer in a community health education program?