Read stories and happenings that highlight our exceptional employees and the amazing things they do.
Sentara MDLIVE Helps Families Cope with Allergies this Spring Allergy season has arrived, bringing telltale yellow pollen-covered cars and a battle against itchy eyes and runny noses. The 2013 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American ranks two Virginia cities (Virginia Beach and Richmond) among the top 22 cities in the US in their “Spring 2013 … Continue Reading
An emergency training drill was held earlier today on the Eastern Virginia Medical Center campus, home to Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. EVMS was the lead agency for the drill. The Virginia State Police and the City of Norfolk, including fire, rescue and police, also … Continue Reading
A little-known condition mimics a heart attack Sentara Medical Group financial counselor Bobbi Lee Rivas thought the worst was behind her when she was robbed at gunpoint on Feb. 4, 2011, at a shopping center she frequented often. Rattled but safe, Bobbi returned home, only to feel like she was having a heart attack 30 … Continue Reading
Written by Charles F. Lovell, Jr., MD, FACP, Medical Director, Sentara Medical Group Clinical Research. Sentara Medical Group Clinical Research is actively engaged in medical and surgical innovation and discovery. At our research sites, we are evaluating new drugs and devices and improving existing ones. Do you know what are the most important characteristics of … Continue Reading
If Scott Coryea is a little too enthusiastic about the vegan diet, he apologizes. It’s only because it improved his life. Sentara Cardiologist Gunadhar Panigrahi introduced Coryea to the vegan diet in 2012. “Dr. Panigrahi told me I was going to eventually need a heart transplant. Weight has always been a challenge for me. I’m … Continue Reading
Sentara Leigh Hospital’s Patient Advocate Maureen Haines is the ACE Award Grand Prize Winner for the July – December 2012 awards. Hospital patient advocate cracks a mystery Patient advocates ensure our patients and their families have the very best experience while under the care of Sentara Healthcare professionals. Patient advocates run interference, pitch hit, power pitch, … Continue Reading
Congratulations to the most recent Always Committed to Excellence Award (ACE) Winners. These 20 Sentara employees are being recognized for always striving to provide excellence in safety and customer service to patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers. View a video montage of the winners as they share what it means to be selected as an ACE … Continue Reading
What is influence anyway? It’s having a vision and sharing it. It’s making things better by believing in people and bringing out their best. That’s David Bernd, CEO at Sentara. He was recently named by Virginia Business as one of its 50 Most Influential Virginians While at the helm of Sentara for nearly two decades, … Continue Reading
Submitted by Casey Beeghly, Clinical Dietitian, Sentara Leigh Hospital I eat healthy by trying to have a balanced diet, focusing on lots of fruits and veggies, freshly prepared meals and limiting processed foods. I do indulge on occasion but in moderation. I am motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle so I set a good example … Continue Reading
As a corporate communications professional, I am privileged to get an insider’s look at medicine in Hampton Roads. The following is a snapshot of what happened during a recent prospective cancer conference, one that guides care of current patients. A reporter was with me as we experienced first hand how some care is rendered within the Sentara Cancer Network. The reporter was gathering facts to help her better write a story about cancer care in the region.