| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The U.S. Navy will be begin cutting compensation checks as early as Monday to victims of last week's fiery crash of a fighter jet into apartment buildings in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"We are committed to doing the right thing to...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Sentara urges patients, families to TALK about Advance Care Planning
Sentara Healthcare has launched an updated information program urging patients and their families to TALK -- about advance care planning. It's the TALK that everyone...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 7:45 PM
When something felt "just not right," Shelley Barnes consulted her best friend, then went to the doctor. It was a Monday. Three days later, on a Thursday, she had surgery for Stage 2 cancer in her right breast. That was in 2008, when Barnes was 25
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:38 AM
The Lions Center for Sight at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital averages 6,200 patient visits a year; half the patient base qualifies for assistance through the Sentara Charity Care program or public assistance.
The donation of a Humphrey Visual Field...
| May 18, 2012
More than 3,100 uninsured low-income patients took advantage of the diverse health services offered by the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown last year.
Started 17 years ago by Jim and Cooka Shaw, the clinic has grown from a one-night-a-week operation in...
| May 20, 2012
As Dan Via lay face down in the surf in Corolla, unable to move his arms and legs, the thought flashed through his mind: "I'll probably never ride my bike again."
It was Labor Day weekend and the Williamsburg pediatrician, then 51, was relaxing at the...
| May 21, 2012
Lisa Callis Williams, 35, is no stranger to heart disease and its ravages. She's had young cousins die without warning from sudden cardiac arrest, her father has received a heart transplant, and seven years ago — after almost two decades of watchful...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Catherine Fox, RN, an emergency department nurse and educational consultant at Sentara Leigh Hospital has received the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Recognition Award for her work in pediatric health.
The annual award is given to 10...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:32 AM
The Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance service has operated for 30 years. Last year, the service's 4th helicopter was introduced with improved capabilities.
In its first year, it flew 556 missions; three times the Eurocopter EC-145 flew two patients at...
| Jun 6, 2012
For more than 40 years Riverside School of Health Careers has been offering 18-month certificate programs for radiologic and surgical technologists. In the fall, students enrolling in the programs will be candidates for an associate's degree in applied...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:31 PM
According to a news release from Sentara Healthcare, they are "donating $10 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School to support two initiatives that will build on EVMS’ strength in medical simulation and the treatment and safety of older patients....