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RMH hosting orthopedics symposium

RMH will host a free symposium, “Orthopedics 101,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18 at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center. Physicians from RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will offer their insights about the latest developments in orthopedics

RMH Foundation awards community grants

The RMH Foundation has awarded four grants totaling more than $33,000 to community organizations and RMH departments


RMH Hospice, RMH Home Health now part of Sentara Home Care

On May 1, RMH Hospice and RMH Home Health became part of Sentara Home Care

Construction to begin on new RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center

Construction on the new 15,200-square-foot RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 29

Three RMH nurses honored

RMH has named three nurses the first recipients of the Excellence in Nursing Practice awards—Eliza Burkholder, RN, 5 West; Eileen Phillips, RN, Pre-/Post-Surgical Care; and Gina Yost, RN, Information Systems

RMH to host cancer survivorship celebration

RMH will host a free program, “Survivorship Celebration: Living Well With a Cancer Diagnosis,” on June 7

Life-saving screenings, talks at Aging Gracefully conference May 8

RMH Senior Advantage presents “Aging Gracefully,” an event promoting healthy aging as a way of life for those 55 and up, 8 a.m.-noon May 8 at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road. Health screenings will be offered, including cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, hearing, depression, memory and more. Registration is required for […]

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 […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 28

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its community partners will hold the third annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Collection sites, where unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications can be turned in, will be available across the nation. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public […]

Burris to serve as interim CFO at RMH

RMH officials have announced that Mike Burris, chief financial officer of Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, will serve as interim CFO at RMH starting about May 1 while continuing his current duties as CFO of Martha Jefferson. Burris will fill the vacancy left by current RMH CFO Mike King, who has accepted a position with […]

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.

Strong Families/Great Youth Coalition awarded $121K grant to reduce alcohol-related crashes

The Strong Families/Great Youth Coalition has been awarded a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. The $121,150 grant is to be used by the Health Education and Awareness program, part of RMH Community Health, to focus on decreasing alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Rockingham County among 15-24 year olds. 

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 Home and Farm Safety Day set for March 10

RMH will host the RMH/Bowman/Progressive Agriculture Home and Farm Safety Day on March 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds. “Our goal is to make children and adults more aware of potential hazards they encounter every day, and help them prevent, injury, illness or even death as a result of working […]

JMU Alpha Phis partner with RMH to fight women’s heart disease

The James Madison University Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi will host its annual “Move You Phi’t” 5K walk/run to benefit RMH Heart Check at 10 a.m. Feb. 25. Registration and check-in will take place at 9 a.m. on the bottom floor of the JMU Festival Center. Funds raised from the event will be used […]

RMH Women’s Center breast care program receives three-year national accreditation

The RMH Women’s Center’s breast care program has been granted a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. “This accreditation means our patients can be sure they are receiving the highest quality care, close to home, at a Certified Comprehensive Breast […]

‘Walk the Walk’ for heart health at RMH on Feb. 3

In recognition of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day, RMH is hosting “Walk the Walk” from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. Feb. 3 at the outdoor walking path circling the RMH campus. Optional group walks, led by an RMH team member, will begin at 11 a.m. and noon, but walkers may come at any […]

Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge, RMH Childcare Connection join to form RMH Family Connection

Two RMH Community Health programs, RMH Childcare Connection and Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge, have joined to form RMH Family Connection. RMH Family Connection will serve a 10-county area in the Shenandoah Valley, from Rockbridge County north to Winchester. “We joined these programs to prevent duplication and to better coordinate the parenting services RMH […]

RMH: ‘Positive distractions equal healing environment’

At its new Funkhouser Women’s Center on the main health campus, RMH seeks to nurture an atmosphere of wellness and healing for patients, families and visitors by selecting visual art that reflects the personality, culture and natural surroundings of the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. RMH is working with Audrey Ziegler of Harrisonburg to select multidimensional, innovative […]

RMH doc first in state to implant new CRT-D therapy device

RMH electrophysiologist Robert VerNooy, MD, has successfully implanted a new type of heart pacing device that helps doctors better treat patients diagnosed with heart failure. He is the first physician in Virginia to implant the new device. The new pacing technology, developed by St. Jude Medical, consists of two parts: the Quartet Left Ventricular Quadripolar […]

RMH hosting free heart health symposium on Feb. 2

RMH will host a free heart health symposium, “Matters of the Heart,” beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, at the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center with free health screenings and presentations by RMH Heart & Vascular physicians. The symposium, presented by the RMH Heart & Vascular Center, will include the following seminars: · […]

Folic acid vital for health pregnancy and preventing some cancers

During National Folic Acid Awareness week, Jan. 8–Jan. 14, RMH reminds women of the importance of taking vitamins containing folic acid before, during and after pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who take an over-the-counter multivitamin containing folic acid can decrease the chance of birth defects by as much as 70 percent. “It’s really important […]

RMH to host blood drive on Jan. 5

RMH, in conjunction with Virginia Blood Services, will host a public blood drive Jan. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. Virginia Blood Services will have its blood mobile parked in Lot A near the RMH Heart & Vascular entrance. Donors may park in Lot A close to the blood mobile. “Winter and the holiday season […]

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 […]