| Feb 6, 2013
Local hospitals stand to lose millions in federal funding for uncompensated care when the Affordable Care Act's cuts in Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) reimbursements go into effect in July. The bill established the cuts based on a mandated...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:02 AM
A few Hampton Roads doctors' offices are transforming themselves into patient-centered medical homes.
And that means more than just replacing outdated waiting-room magazines.
The concept of establishing "medical homes" emerged in the health-care...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Thanks to overwhelming medical evidence of the important development that takes place in a baby's brain and lungs during the last few weeks of gestation, most area hospitals have changed their policies on early elective deliveries.
The change was...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Sniffling, sneezing, runny nose? Most likely it's the common cold and not the flu. Area health services report that the numbers of people presenting with "influenza-like illnesses" are running true to form for the time of the year when the viruses...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 3:17 AM
Along with the Big Breakfast and Big Macs, McDonald's Corp. has 50,000 new jobs on its national menu today.
Fifteen-hundred of those jobs are being offered in the Chicago area. (For a complete list of local jobs, click here.)
Read more at Chicago...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:24 AM
HAMPTON — Vietnam veteran Chuck Gargulis is being treated for a rare bone marrow disease and sees doctors at the Hampton VA Medical Center and Bon Secours Virginia Health System.
Because he's seeing doctors from different networks, Gargulis, an...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Bon Secours Hampton Roads is the latest to add PET/CT scanning to their arsenal in the fight for cancer survival.
The combined imaging system results in faster and more accurate assessments for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. PET/CT scanners...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Have you been told (or have you noticed) that you stop breathing or gasp during sleep? Do you snore three or more nights a week? Then you might be at risk for sleep apnea, according to Bon Secours Hampton Roads free sleep apnea risk assessment.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital's Family Focus is offering “Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices.”
The program teaches 3- to 4-year-old children how to get along with others, solve problems, use self control, manage anger and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:43 AM
Representatives of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. and Riverside Regional Medical Center rolled up their sleeves and put their diaper-changing skills to the test as they kicked off the Diaper Change diaper drive on June...