| 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 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...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2013
Much of the care for Alzheimer's patients, particularly in its early stages, is undertaken by family members. The rising numbers of those with the disease — one in three seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia — is putting a...
| Mar 28, 2013
A year ago, on March 26, 2012, Dave Thomas, 52, died suddenly from a heart attack. The unexpected loss broadsided his family — wife, Robin, and children Jordan, 16, and Kendall, 14. "It has been a rollercoaster year," said Robin, who works at St....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:28 AM
Here are a couple of upcoming events for families/caregivers of those with Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Orientation to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias for Family Caregivers April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sentara Careplex, Hampton. Orientations are...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Nationally, there's a new buzz about a class of superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE, which is resistant to the strongest antibiotics. It has only been found in hospitals and nursing homes and has no presence in the community, nor is...
| Feb 28, 2013
Early elective births are becoming a thing of the past on the Peninsula. Rates have plummeted since 2008, when the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ACOG, issued a recommendation that women should wait until the 39th week of completed...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
MaryElizabeth Warhol of the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins didn't have much of a chance to relax at the Virginia Swimming Short Course Senior Championships in Richmond, but she didn't mind.
Warhol, an Auburn University signee, emerged as the high-points...