Kimberly Van Sickel


I am a Corporate Communications Consultant working in public relations, media relations, social media, creative writing, and strategic planning. I hold an MS in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA from the University of Maryland in College Park. I enjoy community service, exercise, traveling, and reading.


Helping a family’s heartbreak with a ‘Heart Beat in a Bottle’

Sentara Commitments: Always treat you with dignity, respect and compassion.  Losing a loved one is hard.  And no one understands the toll that can take on families and friends more than the nurses, doctors and staff who deal with death and grief alongside hope and healing.  It was the nurturing spirit that led Nellie Melitas, … Continue Reading

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

New asthma treatment has patients breathing easier

Sentara Williamsburg is the first hospital in the region and second in Virginia to introduce this groundbreaking treatment. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center now offers 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 asthma in order … Continue Reading

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Sentara ranks nationally, statewide and regionally

Sentara ranks nationally, statewide and regionally in 2012-2013 America’s Best Hospitals ranking of U.S. News & World Report.  Cardiology and Heart Surgery services at Sentara Heart Hospital and Urology at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital rank among the top 50 programs in the nation in the 2012-13 America’s Best Hospitals ranking of U.S. News & World Report. … Continue Reading

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NFL Great Joe Theisman

NFL Great Joe Theisman Talks Aneurysms, Football. Joe Theisman was a featured guest speaker at the opening reception for the 2012 Current Concepts in Vascular Care, a Sentara hosted mid-Atlantic conference that drew more than 240 vascular surgeons, specialists and professionals. Theisman works as an advocate to raise awareness for Aortic Abdominal Aneurysms. His personal … Continue Reading


Got an App-etite for new technology?


Sentara Healthcare knows healthcare consumers have an app-etite for technology.  That’s why – on the heels of its successful Sentara MyChart app launch in 2011 – the integrated healthcare system now introduces the SentaraHealth app.  The SentaraHealth app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry provides convenient, real-time access to basic information about hospitals, locations and doctors … Continue Reading

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