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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.

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.


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.