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Free Healthy Hearing Screening at RMH Wellness

Join the RMH Wellness Center and Hearing Healthcare of Virginia for a free Healthy Hearing Screening. Learn more about hearing loss, ask questions of an expert and take part in a free Hearing Screening.

Sentara RMH achieves Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence

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.

HR senior center members participated in healthcare assessment

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.

Health Risk Assessment Grant Awarded

The Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) Foundation has awarded a grant to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC), VPAS, and Sentara RMH Community Health.

East Rockingham Senior Center Director Named

Cindy Dove has joined Valley Program for Aging Services as Center Director at East Rockingham Senior Center.

Sentara RMH Heart and Vascular Center hosting free heart health seminar on Feb. 11

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 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.

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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EMU women’s soccer makes cookies for RMH holiday bake sale

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.

RMH Heart and Vascular Center welcomes cardiothoracic surgeon Jerome McDonald

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 to host 27th annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service

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 hosting American Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 25-27

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.

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RMH Senior Advantage Presented Gluten Free to Timberville Broadway Senior 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.

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.

RMH launches integrative medicine practice

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.

RMH offering masks to visitors to limit spread of flu

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 receives $3.1 million grant to help at-risk families

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 completes community health needs assessment

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.

RMH launches Inpatient Pediatrics Service

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.

RMH to host 26th annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service on Dec. 3

RMH will hold its 26th annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the first floor concourse.

RMH Hahn Cancer Center earns quality accreditation for radiation oncology

The RMH Hahn Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

RMH to host annual Remembrance Service on Nov. 11

RMH Grief and Loss Services will host its annual Remembrance Service from 2-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

RMH to celebrate 100 years of compassionate care with community celebration on Sept. 30

RMH will celebrate 100 years of service to the community with a special event to be held 2-4 p.m. September 30 at the RMH hospital and health campus.

RMH marks 2012 Virginia Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week

RMH Community Health is partnering with DRIVE SMART Virginia and Bike Virginia to make Virginia’s roadways the safest in the nation for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

RMH Women’s Center to host Women’s Wellness Weekend

The RMH Women’s Center will host a Women’s Wellness Weekend Sept. 28-30 at the Massanetta Springs Retreat and Conference Center near Harrisonburg. The weekend retreat will feature healthy life seminars on nutrition, sleep and general well-being presented by RMH health professionals

RMH, VBS hosting blood drive on Aug. 10

RMH, in conjunction with Virginia Blood Services, will host a public blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 10. Virginia Blood Services will conduct the blood drive in Conference Room 2 on the Lower Level of the hospital

RMH to host forum focusing on bipolar disorders on Aug. 7

RMH Behavioral Health will host the forum “Bipolar Disorders Across the Lifespan” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 in the RMH Lower Level conference rooms

2012 World Breastfeeding Week begins Aug. 1

During World Breast Feeding Week, Aug. 1-Aug. 7, the RMH Family Birthplace reminds new moms that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mom and baby

First procedure to implant hearing aid that transmits sound through bone performed at RMH

In early May, Harrisonburg otolaryngologist Dr. Michele Streeter performed the first surgery at RMH to implant a device that improves hearing by transmitting sound through the bone of the ear

RMH unveils new pediatric playroom mural

The Kiwanis Club of Harrisonburg donated $1,000 to the RMH Foundation to fund the purchase and display of the mural. The photographic mural portrays a mountain farm, featuring cows, barns and open spaces. The artwork was selected because it mirrors the scenery beyond the hospital walls

RMH presents drug, alcohol abuse awareness program

RMH and the Supporters of Sobriety Amongst Youth (SOSAY) have teamed together to offer the special addiction prevention program “Just Say Know: The Science Behind Drug and Alcohol Abuse.” The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. May 7 in the East Rockingham High School Auditorium. The program, presented by Jennifer Johnson, Outpatient Program Manager […]

Create a personal advance care plan during National Advanced Care Planning Week

During National Advanced Care Planning Week, April 16-20, RMH encourages all adults to create an advanced care plan. An advanced care plan, also known as an advanced directive, is a statement expressing a person’s health care choices if he or she is unable to state his or her own treatment wishes.

April is National Donate Life Month

During National Donate Life Month in April, RMH celebrates the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow and blood donors and encourages others to follow their lead. One donor can save as many as nine lives through organ donation, enhance more than 50 lives through tissue donation and restore sight […]

RMH to host new weekly walking program for seniors

RMH will host a free Thursday morning community walking program on its campus for seniors beginning April 12. The new “In the Loop” walking group is open to those aged 55 and up. Walks around the new RMH Health Campus will start at 9 a.m. Walkers will meet in Lot B, outside the Hahn Building. […]

RMH certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

The RMH stroke care program has received national certification from The Joint Commission, indicating that the program meets rigorous standards of care for those experiencing stroke. The Joint Commission granted RMH Advanced Primary Stroke Center certification following an extensive on-site evaluation March 14. The Joint Commission surveyors examined every facet of RMH’s stroke program to […]

Work to begin on Stone Spring Road Crossover at RMH

Work will begin soon on a crossover between the northbound and southbound lanes of Stone Spring Road where the northbound lane provides access to and from the RMH health campus. The crossover will provide access between the campus and southbound Stone Spring Road. Currently, motorists can enter and exit the campus at northbound Stone Spring […]

Lizotte elected president of national physician assistant organization

David Lizotte, lead physician assistant for RMH cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, has been elected president of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS). Lizotte was part of the team that helped establish the RMH cardiothoracic surgery program in 2008, allowing members of the community to receive 24-hour, life-saving cardiac care close to home.

RMH to present free colon health seminar March 21

RMH will present a free seminar, “Keep Your Colon Healthy,” from 6-8 p.m. March 21 in the hospital’s lower level conference rooms. RMH medical experts will address colon health and colon cancer prevention, particularly the importance of a colonoscopy screening.

HealthGrades ranks RMH among best in nation

HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare quality ratings company, has named RMH a recipient of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 2012, ranking RMH among the top 10 percent of the nation’s hospitals. HealthGrades has also ranked RMH as number one in Virginia for coronary interventional procedures as well as number one in Virginia, and among […]

RMH youth tobacco prevention program awarded $179K grant

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has awarded a $178,770 grant to the Strong Families/Great Youth Coalition’s Toward No Tobacco program to support and expand tobacco prevention classes for middle school students. TNT is a two-week evidence-based tobacco prevention class taught to seventh-graders in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Augusta County by RMH respiratory therapist Ron […]

RMH named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

RMH has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital. In late January, the magazine listed 247 hospitals located in areas with populations less than 500,000 as Best Regional Hospitals. To be considered a Best Regional Hospital, the organization must rank in the top 25 percent of all hospitals in […]

RMH-Rockingham methane project featured by Chevrolet

The RMH-Rockingham County methane gas partnership is one of six environmental sustainability projects around the nation currently being featured by Chevrolet on its website and in its social media. RMH partnered with Rockingham County to channel methane gas produced by landfill waste to the new hospital to use as energy. RMH is one of the […]

Springbrook Family Medicine joins RMH Medical Group

Springbrook Family Medicine of Broadway has joined the RMH Medical Group. “This new arrangement allows Springbrook’s dedicated family practitioners to focus on providing care while RMH assumes responsibility for billing, staffing and other administrative needs,” said Dave DeCeault, executive director, RMH Medical Group. Practitioners include Mark Mast, MD, Jordan Hill, DO, and Gary Corder, PA-C. […]

RMH offers tips for beating heat stroke

As temperatures rise to dangerous heights, RMH reminds community residents to protect themselves against heat stroke, a life-threatening emergency, and to seek help from local resources that are available for the elderly and at risk. Heat stroke is a condition that develops rapidly and requires immediate medical treatment. The elderly, infants, persons on certain types […]

RMH Blood Donor Center relocating  

The RMH Blood Donor Center, operated by Virginia Blood Services and located in the Grace Street Building at the former Rockingham Memorial Hospital campus, is moving to 182 Neff Avenue, in the Town Center shopping mall. The center will be closed for the move Friday, May 20 and will reopen in its new location Monday, […]

Conference will feature screenings, presentations on medical topics

RMH Senior Advantage will hold its fourth annual Aging Gracefully Conference, promoting healthy living for those 55 and up, from 8 a.m.-noon May 17 at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road. The event will include talks from physicians William Lennen, MD, RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, on joint pain and advanced […]

RMH receives AirCare 5 Award for providing life-saving heart care

RMH has received the Best EMS Case of the Year Award from AirCare 5 Medevac for the hospital’s contributions in providing life-saving care in February to a heart attack patient. AirCare 5, a division of PHI, Inc., provides around-the-clock emergency medical air transport in the Shenandoah Valley and eastern West Virginia. The AirCare 5 Medevac […]

RMH-Sentara merger finalized

RMH officials announced today that the RMH Healthcare merger with Sentara Healthcare is finalized and the official closing date for the transaction is expected to be around May 1. “Routine filings need to take place, and we expect these to be completed around May 1,” said Jim Krauss, president of RMH Healthcare. “Then RMH will […]

Tiller receives RMH 2011 Golden Stethoscope Award

K. Ellissa Tiller, MD, medical director of RMH Hospice and Palliative Care, has been named recipient of the third annual RMH Golden Stethoscope Award. The award recognizes an outstanding physician on the RMH Medical Staff who demonstrates excellence in patient care, customer service, communication and teamwork Dr Tiller received the award during the General Medical […]