Tag: Medical Center


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.

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McAuliffe administration reviewing state Veterans Administration hospitals

Governor Terry McAuliffe has tasked Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel to with Veterans Administration hospitals across Virginia to ensure Virginia veterans and their families have access to the critical services they need to enhance their health and well being.


VCU physicist, collaborator receive $2M grant to improve melanoma treatment

Jason Reed, Ph.D., an assistant professor at VCU, has been awarded a roughly $2 million grant with a collaborator at UCLA to develop a new method to rapidly determine how a cancerous tumor responds to a battery of candidate therapies.

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties honored

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties – neonatology and urology – are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

1 In 5 new UVa. School of Medicine grads remain in state

This year marks the largest number of UVA School of Medicine graduates who will remain in state for their residencies since 2007, when 31 members of the 133-member graduating class stayed in Virginia.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace named UVA Medical Center CEO

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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Osteoporosis breakthrough: UVA IDs genes influencing bone density

Geneticists have taken a major step forward in the battle against osteoporosis by identifying two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density.

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Sen. Warner urges VA to eliminate delays in treatment, diagnosis for veterans

In a letter today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) called on the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to immediately improve delays in diagnosis and treatment at its VA hospitals.

UVa. football to sponsor fifth annual Get in the Game. Save A Life program

UVa. football coach Mike London and the Cavalier football team will host the program’s fifth annual bone marrow registry drive as part of the “Get in the Game, Save A Life” program.


Veterans Job Fair set for April 30

The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) are partnering to sponsor the third annual Veterans Only Job Fair.

UVa. chosen for ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ list

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has selected University of Virginia Medical Center to its 2014 listing of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

ACC mascots participate in outreach during ACC Tournament

The Atlantic Coast Conference mascots will participate in a Read 2 Succeed Assembly at Morehead Elementary School (9:30 – 11 am) and visit Brenner Children’s Hospital (2-4 pm), part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as part of an outreach initiative for the 2014 ACC Tournament.


Virginia State Police investigate fatal Augusta County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.C. Crabtree is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred Sunday (Jan. 19, 2014), at 5:40 p.m. on Route 340, approximately a mile north of Route 778.


Terry Gilliland joins Sentara RMH Board of Directors

Terry Gilliland, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sentara Healthcare, has joined the Sentara RMH Board of Directors.

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Offering more treatment options for pediatric cancer patients

University of Virginia Cancer Center and UVA Children’s Hospital will soon offer additional treatment options to pediatric cancer patients through a new early-stage clinical trials program.

Give blood at Sentara RMH during National Blood Donor Month

Sentara RMH Medical Center, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is hosting several blood drives throughout National Blood Donor Month in January.

Sentara RMH Medical Center accepting applications for new histotechnology school

In response to a national shortage of certified histotechnologists, Sentara RMH Medical Center has launched a new School of Histotechnology (HTL). Histology is the science that studies the structure of cells and their formation into tissues and organs.

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Training session turns real: UVA medical student saves man’s life

For years, retirees Jim and Louise Malloy have enacted a wide range of physical maladies in their role as “standardized” patients at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Standardized patients help to prepare medical students for their future interactions with patients in hospitals and clinics.

RMH Healthcare to become Sentara RMH Medical Center

After more than 100 years, RMH Healthcare is changing its name to better denote the high level of care it provides as well as its identity as part of a strong and high-quality health system. The new name, Sentara RMH Medical Center, retains RMH’s heritage while being consistent with Sentara’s naming structure for its facilities.

Dinner Diva: Enough with the nuggets!

There’ve been several articles making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter lately, giving people a look inside a chicken nugget. Spoiler alert: it’s gross. It might not come as much of a surprise to you, but inside those fast-food chicken nuggets, there isn’t a whole lot of actual chicken.

UVa., Dr. Mohan Nadkarni honored for helping uninsured patients

The University of Virginia and UVa. physician Dr. Mohan Nadkarni have been honored by the Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics for their work to provide healthcare to uninsured Virginians.

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Helping abdominal surgery patients recover sooner

A new recovery program for abdominal surgery patients at University of Virginia Health System is helping patients go home sooner while making them more comfortable both before and after surgery.