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Sentara RMH Medical Center is pleased to announce it has achieved the Magnet Recognition Program® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet® designation is granted to approximately 7 percent of U.S. hospitals and recognizes sustained excellence in nursing care.
Members of Price Rotary Senior Center, Timberville Broadway Senior Center and East Rockingham Senior Center participated in a free healthcare assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11.
The Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) Foundation has awarded a grant to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC), VPAS, and Sentara RMH Community Health.
Cindy Dove has joined Valley Program for Aging Services as Center Director at East Rockingham Senior Center.
The Sentara RMH Heart and Vascular Center will host the free heart health seminar, “Matters of the Heart,” at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center.
Terry Gilliland, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sentara Healthcare, has joined the Sentara RMH Board of Directors.
Sentara RMH Medical Center, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is hosting several blood drives throughout National Blood Donor Month in January.
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.
The Eastern Mennonite University women’s soccer team combined a fun team get-together with helping out a good cause, as they made cookies to donate to Rockingham Memorial Hospital. The soccer women baked and decorated cookies, which they then donated to the RMH annual bake sale.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Jerome McDonald, MD, FACS, has joined the RMH Heart and Vascular Center team as medical director of the cardiothoracic surgery program. Dr. McDonald brings to RMH special knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic (chest area, including lungs) surgery.
RMH will hold its 27th annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 in the first floor concourse.
RMH, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is hosting a three-day blood drive Nov. 25, 26 and 27 on the RMH Health Campus in Harrisonburg. On Nov. 25 and 26, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be taking donations from noon – 6 p.m. in Parking Lot A. The bloodmobile will be located near the entrance of the RMH Heart and Vascular Center.
RMH Senior Advantage together with RMH Food and Nutrition presented a program on eating a Gluten Free diet to Timberville Broadway Senior Center on Nov. 12. This program was very well attended as 15 members of TBSC and six visitors from the community enjoyed the presentation.
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.
RMH has launched an integrative medicine practice in Harrisonburg, offering a unique approach to primary care that combines traditional and non-traditional medicine and therapies.
An early and significant flu season has prompted RMH to strongly recommend that visitors and outpatients don masks while in the hospital and its outpatient facilities to protect themselves and others from the flu.
RMH Community Health has been awarded a 5-year, $3.1 million grant from the federal department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to facilitate support for families challenged by substance abuse issues.
RMH has completed its 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), identifying prevalent health problems in the community, and has selected areas of focus to address a number of community health concerns.
On Dec. 1, RMH launched an Inpatient Pediatrics Service to better serve the medical needs of children and newborns while they are in the hospital.