| Oct 19, 2014
The key to identifying any potential Ebola patients lies in preparation, education, and asking appropriate travel questions, according to Peninsula health and safety officials.
All are uniformly following the protocols and practices issued by the U.S....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized Bon Secours health system for a third year as "Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality".
Bon Secours received top marks for non-discriminaton and a commitment to inclusive care for LGBT patients and...
| Oct 12, 2014
The tightening of Medicare's 30-day readmission guidelines for patients, combined with an escalating fine structure, will cut into reimbursements to hospitals on the Peninsula next year.
By expanding the criteria to include the readmission of patients...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System has made the following announcement:
"Kimberly Warren, RN, MHA, Clinical Director of Bon Secours Hampton Roads' Neuroscience Service Line and Neuroscience Coordinator for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, has...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Delays in the delivery of the flu vaccine, particularly MedImmune's FluMist nasal spray, have been reported throughout the region, though not all providers are affected.
"There have been some delays, pretty much across the board," said Craig Parrish,...
| Oct 11, 2014
What a week — the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital; EnterovirusD68, a respiratory virus that has hospitalized thousands of children across the country, was confirmed in Hampton Roads; and local health...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Open enrollment for subsidized private health insurance, sold through the state exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, starts Nov. 15 for coverage in 2015. Virginia is among 20 states with a "federally facilitated" state exchange, and among...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After this week's first diagnosis of Ebola in U.S. history, officials with Peninsula-area hospitals and health departments are stressing that doctors, nurses and other staff be aware and vigilant for symptoms of the disease but also say procedures are not...
| Oct 4, 2014
It's a first for chiropractors in Virginia: The state legislature issued House Joint Resolution No. 93 recognizing the first week of October as Chiropractic Health Week.
"A week dedicated to chiropractic health serves as a reminder that individuals...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Bon Secours has issued an invitation to the community to attend the blessing and opening of its new Bon Secours Hampton Roads Bereavement Center in Denbigh.
According to a news release:
The goal of the center is to offer a compassionate, healing place...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:48 AM
A person who sought treatment at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News for symptoms similar to those associated with Ebola has tested negative for the deadly virus, a hospital spokesman said Friday. The patient, who was isolated for...