| Oct 28, 2013
Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
| Oct 26, 2013
Two unrelated scams currently circulating are misusing the Sentara name, the company warns.
One involves fraudulent checks in the mail claiming to be from Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk. Most of the checks are for $4,450. Accompanying letters from a...
| Nov 11, 2013
Curious about your cholesterol level? Could you be pregnant? Is your blood glucose stable?
The answers to these questions are just a lab test away. And you don't have to go to your doctor to get them. For several years now, both Riverside Health...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:26 AM
When Pam Pouchot was diagnosed with parotid cancer, the Yorktown resident asked about the cost of tests and procedures to address the aggressive disease.
No one could tell her specifics, only that she would be billed through her insurance.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:47 AM
WILLIAMSBURG — Pre-med students at the College of William & Mary might be able to stay with their alma mater for medical school.
The college will consider merging with Eastern Virginia Medical School to create the W&M School of Medicine, the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Sentara Healthcare will seek a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) for up to 24 behavioral health beds at Sentara Virginia Beach General.
Under the proposal, the hospital intends to convert more than 20 of its 276 licensed beds for geriatric and general...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has begun offering a new treatment for severe asthma called Bronchial Thermoplasty. This minimally invasive outpatient procedure uses a bronchoscope to deliver thermal energy to the lungs of patients with...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:04 AM
The following businesses received awards from CINCH (a regional child health coalition sponsored by EVMS) for their support for breastfeeding employees:
- Bons Secours DePaul Medical Center
- Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
- Bon Secours Maryview...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Shane Peng, vice president and senior medical director for Sentara Medical Group, has been appointed to the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.
A non-profit established by the commonwealth, the center's mission is to work with interested groups to...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Sentara has opened its newest therapy center in Quinton, expanding Sentara Therapy Services in the Greater Williamsburg area.
The new therapy center, located in Kentwood Square at 2500 New Kent Highway is just 30 miles from Sentara Williamsburg Regional...
| Aug 12, 2012
Local hospitals are working hard to be safer places for patients. Representatives of the three major health systems on the Peninsula, independently of each other, describe it as a "culture shift" in progress.
The drivers behind enhanced accountability...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Music has the power to modulate the heart rate, lower blood pressure dramatically, improve a person's speech and help recover language. It can serve to reduce anxiety and depression and is a tool in aiding people in walking better.
"Today we can prove...