| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:23 PM
HAMPTON — In the span of a lifetime, five months tend to go by in a blink. That is, as long as everything is right in your world.
For the Mitchells, October through March brought too many hospital trips and way too much fear. It began with a car...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The DaVinci robot adopted by local hospitals has seen a plunge in sales as the manufacturer reports fewer hysterectomies and robotic procedures overall, though gerneral surgeries using it have risen. Surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General, Riverside Regional...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Each year, the region's three major local health systems continue to add procedures and expand facilities to upgrade their services. All have implemented electronic health records.
Riverside Health System, headquartered on the Peninsula, added a 250,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments.
Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
| Apr 2, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push for Medicaid expansion as an integral part of Virginia budget negotiations to business and health leaders in Hampton Roads on Tuesday.
At a trio of locations — the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk,...
| Mar 18, 2014
After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities.
Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community...
| Oct 21, 2013
Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 11:45 AM
An 87-year-old driver who was traveling the wrong way on Route 58 last Monday has died of his injuries, becoming the second person to die in the two-vehicle crash.
Everett Vincent Majette, 87, of Portsmouth, died of his injuries at Sentara Norfolk...
| 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,...
| Oct 26, 2013
Two unrelated scams currently circulating are misusing the Sentara name, the company warns.
One involves fraudulent checks in the mail claiming to be from Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk. Most of the checks are for $4,450. Accompanying letters from a...