Recent Articles by

Eric Swensen

September 23, 2013
In his first appearance before the Medical Center Operating Board, Dr. Richard P. Shannon, U.Va.’s new executive vice president for health affairs, stresses a commitment to safety as key to continued success.
August 23, 2013
With pro football players required to don thigh pads this season, Richard Kent and his colleagues tested 82 such pads. Thirty-seven were ultimately approved; amazingly, some of the others were actually worse than wearing no pads at all.
August 09, 2013
Jeffrey Barth, director of U.Va. Health System’s Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute, recently received the 2013 “Toggle” award, named for a “Doonesbury” comic strip character.
July 25, 2013
Dr. Chris Shaffrey, the only selection from Virginia in the survey, is described as “the go-to guy on the East Coast” and a “real innovator.”
July 16, 2013
The hospital’s sun-splashed new main entrance is the latest in a series of projects intended to improve the patient and visitor experience.
July 16, 2013
The rankings use a host of factors, including patient safety; patient outcomes; the use of advanced technology and procedures; nurse staffing; and accreditation and ratings from select outside groups.
June 05, 2013
The partnership extends U.Va.’s medical expertise to communities in India and the Philippines, and incorporates mobile devices into the network.
May 28, 2013
The National Association of Epilepsy Centers certified the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as providing the highest-level care for its patients.
May 17, 2013
Kelvin Tyree takes patient care to the highest level at the Outpatient Surgery Center.
May 16, 2013
The U.Va. Medical Center has relied on Bill Graves for more than 35 years.

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