| 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...
| Feb 25, 2012
A Newport News native named Dennis Banks used a strange sort of alchemy to conjure a promising show business career for himself.
He blended a dose of YouTube urban humor with some sharp political insights and just a touch of exposure from conservative...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Riverside Regional Medical Center and Sentara CarePlex Hospital were named among 405 top hospitals in the country in a new report from the Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals.
The report recognized hospitals that consistently followed evidence-...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
"You've got to have a great attitude, knowing the disease is progressive," says Lorrie Brantley, 52, a retired Air Force intelligence officer. Brantley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, MS, at age 28, when she was six years into an active duty...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — By the time Daylena St. John decided it was time to go to the hospital to deliver her baby, it was too late.
Efrem Lee Studwell Jr. came into the world around 6 a.m. Tuesday — delivered by his father in a Burger King parking...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Nearly seven months have passed, yet there are moments it's all happening again. As he's drifting off to sleep, that play — a jet sweep coming right at him — flashes in his brain.
He can't watch a game on television anymore without...
| May 15, 2011
| 5:40 PM
A search for a missing boater on the James River has been suspended Sunday night, according to John Bull, a spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Rescuers from the VMRC and multiple other agencies, including the Smithfield Fire...