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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 […]


VHA recognizes RMH for work in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections

VHA, a nationwide cooperative of community hospitals, has recognized RMH Healthcare as a leader in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections and has highlighted RMH’s clinical practices on its website as a Leading Practice Blueprint. “This is of huge significance for our organization,” said Becky Brubaker, RMH infection prevention and control preventionist. “It shows that we […]


Dominos Pizza delivers gesture of support and kindness to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer

Dominos Pizza in Bridgewater has teamed up with RMH Women’s Services to provide free meal coupons for women undergoing mastectomy and treatment for breast cancer. This generosity was the idea of Sue Nelson, manager for Bridgewater Domino’s. Nelson recently underwent a bilateral mastectomy (removal of both breasts) for breast cancer, followed by breast reconstruction. Her […]


RMH offers free health screenings

RMH will offer free health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, skin cancer and blood pressure, along with colon cancer risk assessments, 9 a.m.-1p.m. March 26 in the RMH Outpatient Center on the RMH Healthcare campus. Guests also will have the opportunity to tour the moderate sedation unit, where endoscopies, colonoscopies and pain management techniques are performed, […]


RMH: Blood donors needed

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The need for blood donors is great in the summer, when regular donors may be on vacation and accidents and elective surgeries often increase, according to Jane Armstrong, coordinator of the RMH Blood Donor Center. “Actually, the need for donors never decreases,” Armstrong said. “There’s an ongoing need to […]


RMH: Free flu shots for donations to Food Bank

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, RMH will offer free H1N1 influenza immunizations to those who bring a non-perishable food donation for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The free shots will be available to those age six months and up at the RMH flu clinic, located at 51B Burgess Road […]


John McGowan selected to lead RMH Medical Group

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net John A. McGowan, M.D. has been named president and chief executive officer of the RMH Medical Group and has joined the RMH Healthcare senior leadership team. The RMH Medical Group is a subsidiary company within RMH Healthcare designed to align and integrate RMH’s employed physicians and provide selected services […]


RMH to close flu clinic

Due to a significant decrease in influenza activity in the area, the RMH Flu Care Clinic will be closed after Friday, Nov. 13. The clinic will reopen when and if flu activity increases, according to Terri Huffman, director, Primary Care Services. “Flu activity typically hits in several waves,” Huffman explained. “We are especially concerned about […]