| Nov 3, 2010
| 10:33 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — When smoke started pouring from a closet at Riverside Regional Medical Center, nurses stowed babies in pockets on a cart on wheels and evacuated the neonatal intensive care unit.
The babies were actually dolls and the smoke was...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 6:23 PM
Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News has been rated one of the top hospitals in the country for overall orthopedic services, including joint replacements and spine surgery.
In its 13th annual report, HealthGrades, an independent health-care ratings...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:59 AM
Twin X-ray machines are positioned above and beside the face of a sedated patient in the interventional radiology suite of Riverside Regional Medical Center.
These machines help Dr. Frank Sanderson fill aneurysms with thin, flexible strands of platinum,...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone.
The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:28 PM
On Friday, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston, where she'll embark on her next phase of recovery after she was shot in the head Jan. 8.
There, a team will develop an individualized plan of achieveable goals,...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Thanks to overwhelming medical evidence of the important development that takes place in a baby's brain and lungs during the last few weeks of gestation, most area hospitals have changed their policies on early elective deliveries.
The change was...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 7:58 PM
William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care.
A Riverside executive vice president...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
For better or worse, health affects every aspect of daily life.
In 2011, we wrote about its many different angles — about individuals battling disease; about extraordinary fitness, wellness and weight-loss efforts; about the effects of illness on...
| Jun 27, 2012
The $107 million, 250,000-square-foot addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, part of a building boom by Riverside Health System, is both on schedule and within budget. When completed, in late January 2013, the surgical pavilion...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:57 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — The city and Riverside Health System are spending $1.9 million to renovate the Peninsula Health Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The health center is located next to Riverside Regional Medical Center , which is contributing $500,...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Riverside Regional Medical Center has been a designated Trauma Center since 1982. The Department of Health recently conducted a site review and reverified its status.
Here are some of the strengths that it noted:
- Dr. Munn, the trauma medical...