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  • Sentara, VA facilities to share patient records

    Sentara Healthcare announced Tuesday that its sites in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia can now securely exchange patient information with local Department of Veterans Affairs' facilities. The Hampton VA Medical Center was tapped in 2012 to test a...
  • Peninsula hospitals ranked high on safety

    Peninsula hospitals ranked high on safety
    Virginia's hospitals received high marks for safety in the Hospital Safety Score released Wednesday by the Leapfrog Group, an independent health organization. Out of 63 graded in the state, more than half — 33 — received the top ranking of A...
  • Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?

    Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?
    When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance. Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via...
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • Cox to bring gigabit Internet speed to Hampton Roads

    Cox to bring gigabit Internet speed to Hampton Roads
    Cox Communications announced Tuesday it plans to roll out gigabit-level broadband Internet speeds in Hampton Roads, including the Peninsula, by partnering with new home developers. Cox is partnering with developer Davenport Management Co. to wire new...
  • Sentara invests in pharmacy management company

    Sentara invests in pharmacy management company
    After several months as a customer of NuScriptRX, a 4-year-old pharmacy management company based in Nashville, Tenn., Sentara Healthcare has purchased a 12 percent share in the company. The company has developed a fully automated on-site medication...
  • Free diabetes and education support program in Hampton -- starts Dec. 2

    Free diabetes and education support program in Hampton -- starts Dec. 2
    Free 6-week diabetes education and support group starts Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton. Discussions include how to deal with fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotions. It teaches...
  • Several Virginia Peninsula sites for Drug Take-Back Day

    Local police and sheriff's departments and military installations will participate on Saturday in the U.S. Justice Department's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day initiative. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at least a dozen sites on and near the...
  • Peninsula region hospitals and their emergency rooms

    CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS, Norfolk Certification: Currently the state does not have a trauma designation for pediatrics, but the hospital has "all of the services required for comprehensive pediatric trauma care, from ER care to the...
  • Annual grief camp for children, families hosted by Sentara Hospice

    Annual grief camp for children, families hosted by Sentara Hospice
    Camp Lighthouse is presenting its annual two-day camp, "A Beacon of Hope for Grieving Families," hosted by Sentara Hospice. It's billed as "a safe place where children can express their grief without worrying about the reactions of others." Anyone who...
  • Suffolk head-on crash injures two

    One man suffered severe injuries as the result on a head-on collision in Suffolk involving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck and a dump truck, city officials said. The incident in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard/Route 58 happened about 2 p.m., when the...