| Oct 28, 2013
Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The Washington Redskins might not suit up for their first regular-season game for another six weeks, but with training camp set to start Thursday, football fever is here. This year is the first time the Redskins will conduct training camp in Richmond,...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The Washington Redskins players took the field in Richmond for the first time to open training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. And their fans followed suit.
Spectators flooded the stands and sidelines to watch the team in its...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:26 AM
When Pam Pouchot was diagnosed with parotid cancer, the Yorktown resident asked about the cost of tests and procedures to address the aggressive disease.
No one could tell her specifics, only that she would be billed through her insurance.
| Aug 12, 2012
Local hospitals are working hard to be safer places for patients. Representatives of the three major health systems on the Peninsula, independently of each other, describe it as a "culture shift" in progress.
The drivers behind enhanced accountability...
| Jun 9, 2013
The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives.
"I call them life-planning...
| May 30, 2013
Bon Secours has terminated the employment of two CNAs, certified nursing assistants, for improper use of the health system's electronic medical records at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, it announced Wednesday.
The security breach, which...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Hampton Roads Regional Jail houses several hundred inmates who have been diagnosed with mental illness. They include men and women, those who've committed "nuisance" crimes, such as trespassing, and those convicted of felonies, including assault.
| Feb 17, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — When a disembodied voice in his Newport News home announces it's time to take his vital signs, Ron Day and his wife, Carol, head upstairs from the living room to a bedroom equipped with a remote monitoring device.
Ronald, a 73-year-...