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August 10, 2011
Valley Health, Winchester, Valley Health Coach
On the Road to Better Health. Valley Health serves a blend of urban and rural communities in northwest Virginia and adjoining areas of West Virginia.

June 1, 2011
UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, UVA Nurse Saves Life of Passenger on Small Airplane
Trapped in a small plane high in the sky, University of Virginia Health System nurse Jacque Griffin didn't even have space to stretch out her unexpected patient. But her medical expertise and prompt action saved a father of two who would have died long before the plane could touch down.

April 16, 2011
Augusta Health Care, Fishersville, Community Health Forum
The Augusta Health Board of Directors recognized that the health of a community is a multi-faceted and complex issue, and so much broader than just the absence of illness and disease. The health of a community also involves a wide range of social, economic, educational, behavior and lifestyle issues.

April 14, 2011
Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill, An Informed Community is a Healthier Community: Providing the Benefit of Health Education
The health care field changes rapidly. With advanced research, new procedures, new technology and higher quality initiatives being implemented, health care professionals see change on a daily basis. With so many things changing at such a fast pace, Community Memorial Healthcenter (CMH) feels it is extremely important for the people in the communities they serve to stay informed in order to make the best and most educated decisions about their health care.

April 12, 2011
Lee Regional Medical Center, Pennington Gap, Leading the Way in Telemedicine
Lee Regional Medical Center is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to fund the new Wellmont Cardio-Stroke TeleHealth Network.

April 12, 2011
Wellmont Health System, Southwest Virginia, Wellmont Family Medicine Residency Clinic Opens in Norton
In 2009, the American Osteopathic Association granted approval for the Lonesome Pine Hospital Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency program.

April 12, 2011
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, A New Pediatric Emergency Room in Richmond
Children's Hospital of Richmond has opened its new pediatric emergency room, the only one in central Virginia to offer 24-hour access to all pediatric specialists for the care of critically ill and injured children.

April 12, 2011
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Injury and Violence Prevention Program
The Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) is making a real impact on the lives of patients who have been victims of violence.

April 12, 2011
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VCU House Calls
Peter Boling, medical director of VCUHS Geriatric Services, and his team of exemplary physicians, nurses, social workers and care providers, provide several meaningful and comprehensive services to the Richmond aging community.

April 12, 2011
Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal, Getting Sharps Out of Circulation
Not every patient is well-versed in the proper handling and disposal of sharps.

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