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  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    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,...
  • Two scams using Sentara name

    Two scams using Sentara name
    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...
  • Order your own labs to monitor your health

    Order your own labs to monitor your health
    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...
  • At Peninsula hospitals, patient payments only loosely tied to charges

    At Peninsula hospitals, patient payments only loosely tied to charges
    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. When she...
  • W&M, Eastern Virginia Medical School exploring merger

    W&M, Eastern Virginia Medical School exploring merger
    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...
  • Sentara hoping to add psych beds in Virginia Beach

    Sentara hoping to add psych beds in Virginia Beach
    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...
  • Got asthma? New treatment available at Sentara Williamsburg Regional

    Got asthma? New treatment available at Sentara Williamsburg Regional
    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...
  • Breastfeeding boost - businesses receive awards for lactation policies

    Breastfeeding boost - businesses receive awards for lactation policies
    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...
  • Sentara medical director appointed to Virginia Center for Health Innovation

    Sentara medical director appointed to Virginia Center for Health Innovation
    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...
  • Sentara opens new therapy center

    Sentara opens new therapy center
    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...
  • Peninsula health systems focus on putting safety first

    Peninsula health systems focus on putting safety first
    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...
  • Sentara brings music and medicine together

    Sentara brings music and medicine together
    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...