I’ve worked in Corporate Communications at Sentara Healthcare for the past 25 years. I am the editor of the Sentara Today blog, working behind the scenes to capture inspiring stories about our employees and patients. Currently, I am also working on Sentara Nurse, a new blog we just launched. I’ve had the opportunity to be closely involved in helping preserve our organization’s historical archives. In my spare time, when I am not blogging, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, reading, cooking, and practicing yoga as often as I can.
Just as the children are going back to school during the fall, many Sentara employees are also preparing for their own training and education to learn the new diagnostic coding system that all healthcare providers in the U.S. must adopt next year. Currently every U.S. healthcare provider and insurer use the ICD-9 system, a healthcare … Continue Reading
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. However, receiving the diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming – especially without the guidance of a dedicated pediatrician. Dr. LaGora Brooks, Sentara Pediatric Physicians, chooses to take a supportive approach when helping parents work through the challenges of raising a child with … Continue Reading
It’s that time of year when everything gets busy and we spend a lot of time focusing on packing as much activity into the day as possible. Because you spend so much time focusing on other activities, you might be ignoring some key messages your body is trying to tell you. If you are experiencing … Continue Reading
With all of the new and coming changes to health insurance, it’s easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed in the details. Let’s take a look at the basics and identify the top 10 questions you may want to make sure you and your loved ones know. 1. What is Health Reform? The Affordable Care … Continue Reading
Frequents flyer miles, rewards cards, membership discounts — with all of these perks for loyal consumers, it probably shouldn’t have been a surprise to Orthopedic Navigator, Cathy Robins, when one of her return patients presented her with a request she had never heard: “Will you punch my card please?” And there it was, an official-looking Joint … Continue Reading
Back to school means back to friends, learning and fun! But, after the final bell rings every day, it also means back to assignments at home and homework routines.
We’ve all heard of swimmers ear, but did you know there’s another no-fun aspect of water recreation? It’s called hot tub folliculitis. And, no, you can’t just get it in a hot tub! Dr. Fanya Seagull of Sentara Pediatric Physicians fills us in on the dangers of this icky bacteria, so that our trips … Continue Reading
Sentara Healthcare awarded a “push present” of a different kind to nursing students at Thomas Nelson Community College. The gift? A human-like birthing simulator machine.
When school is out for summer and the whole family is together, a great opportunity exists to spend time together and visit new and exciting places. Unfortunately, the preparation for family trips can leave parents stressed, jaded and overwhelmed. Dr. Lisa Stephens of Sentara Pediatric Physicians in Virginia Beach offers some great advice on how … Continue Reading
Though we may be in a hurry to rush out to the pool or beach, there are a few tips you should consider to keep you and your family safe.