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With first full-time employee on board, HFD Paramedicine Program begins service

Cindy Ramirez knows firsthand the difficulty people from underserved populations have navigating the U.S. health care system.

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For joint replacements, outpatient procedures become more common at Sentara RMH

A surgery that used to require a day or two of recovery in the hospital now routinely results in patients going home in a matter of hours with a newly reconstructed joint. 

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Sentara RMH to work with Open Doors and provide space for a back-up shelter this winter

As Open Doors prepares to set up temporary facilities for another shelter season starting in November, Sentara RMH Medical Center has confirmed that it will work with the nonprofit organization to provide space for people to stay during the coldest nights.

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Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare is merging with Augusta Health’s practice. Here’s what it means for the practitioners and expectant mothers.

Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, a Harrisonburg-based obstetrics and gynecology provider, will become part of the Augusta Medical Group Practice starting Aug. 1. While the practice will keep its footprint in the city, some of the group’s patients who are due after the switch takes effect say they’re concerned they might not know the person helping them in the delivery room unless they drive to Augusta Health in Fishersville.

People smile in front of a pick-up truck with its bed full of donated socks

Why socks and not teddy bears? Annual donation to RMH helps young patients in many ways

Steven Faught has delivered about 12,000 pairs of socks to children hospitalized at Sentara RMH since he began this volunteer project in 2017.

Greenhouses deliver holiday cheer to those in hospital

Hundreds of brightly colored poinsettias arrived at the Sentara RMH Medical Center and Hahn Cancer Center on Friday afternoon, just in time for Christmas weekend.

Hospital leader warns of new COVID wave as part of ‘perfect trifecta’ of viral diseases

A Virginia hospital leader warned that the area could be nearing another surge in COVID-19 cases, at a time when the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), have also been affecting residents at high rates.

Outreach program aims to help diabetes patients manage their care

Vernon “Shorty” Whetzel hadn’t been feeling well for a couple of days, but when he suddenly began to slur words and couldn’t walk, his wife, Lois, called 911. They both feared Vernon had a stroke because his sister died of a stroke at the young age of 30. In the ambulance on their way to Sentara RMH’s Emergency Department, the EMTs tested Vernon, who is 65, for high blood glucose, called hyperglycemia. His reading was far above normal.

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