Written by Erin Gafner, Experiential Marketing Specialist, System Development, Sentara Healthcare. Recently I read a note from a reader who commented on a Sentara Today post about hospice services. She wanted to express thoughts on her family’s experience with hospice services. Her story touched me deeply and with her permission, I’d like to pass along … 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 Dr. Kimberly Smith-Griffin, Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians, Chesapeake, VA. As we age, it’s even more important to play an active role in our health. Here are some key points to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. 1. Get tested Be proactive about having tests done. Have a physical at least once a … 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.
Few people will witness the devastating loss that Joseph Bimba and his wife, Elisabeth, have seen. Joseph, a missionary, and Elisabeth, a nurse, have spent their lives caring for others.
Submitted by Susan Tweed, PhD, RN, health educator at Optima Health, on the health benefits of yoga. Susan has been practicing yoga since her early 20′s. Yoga has changed my life in many ways. It has helped my body stay flexible and strong and my mind become more compassionate and accepting of others. The postures … Continue Reading
How to select healthier choices at the vending machine. Written by: Terrina Thomas, Director of Health & Preventive Services, Optima Health I don’t know about you but right about 2:30 p.m. each day, I start to hear the faintest chant of my name coming from the downstairs of my building! No wait, maybe it is … Continue Reading