Foresight Health Services, the new health care provider that took over the property of the former Pioneer Community Hospital in Patrick County, announced Monday that the company has formally launched its website and has begun accepting applications for the new critical access facility it plans to open by the end of a year. The company said that… Continue reading New hospital in Patrick County starts hiring
Student teamwork shines in emergency situations
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Michael Spinosa points out details on a chest X-ray for a patient during the Interprofessional Education Simulation Day at the at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety on April 22, 2022. Photos by Clayton Metz for Virginia Tech. In an emergency situation, teams of… Continue reading Student teamwork shines in emergency situations
Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs
Norton Community Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Norton Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, 129-bed acute care facility that has served rural Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949. The hospital offers a unique internal medicine residency experience that blends training at a rural acute care center, Norton Community Hospital, and urban tertiary care centers like Holston… Continue reading Ballad Health Internal Medicine and Family Residency Programs
Ballad Health partners with Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 research study
Ballad Health has recently joined a national study aimed at looking for alternative ways to fight COVID-19. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has partnered with the health system to collect samples necessary for their research. 'One donation can potentially be used to treat as many as three patients.' Click HERE to read.
If You Like to Write…
Request for Proposals – The Graduate Medical Education Consortium of Southwest Virginia has proposed a collection of essays to McFarland Press. Titled Healing Ourselves, with a tentative subtitle along the lines of Physicians Respond to the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia or Healthcare Providers tell their stories of Appalachia’s Opioid Epidemic. We are looking for a… Continue reading If You Like to Write…
JANUARY CERVICAL, GLAUCOMA AND THYROID AWARENESS MONTH
DECEMBER NATIONAL AWARENESS MONTH
NOVEMBER DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
Information taken from the American Diabetes Organization website.
OCTOBER NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
The national breast cancer organization selected October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to be vigilant concerning early detection and treatment.
SEPTEMBER NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH
According to healthfinder.gov one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Complications of childhood obesity are: Type 2 diabetes Liver Disease Asthma High Cholesterol High… Continue reading SEPTEMBER NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH