Hospitals en Mental Health Services in the Spotlight <p>A community mental health organization is in the spotlight, after this week's attack on State Senator Creigh Deeds and the apparent suicide of his son.&nbsp;</p><p>The Richmond Times-Dispatch said Gus Deeds had undergone a psychiatric evaluation Monday, but he was not admitted for in-patient care, because no hospitals in the area had psychiatric beds available.</p><p>But several facilities in the region report that they could have admitted Gus Deeds.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:57:13 +0000 Sandy Hausman 13595 at Mental Health Services in the Spotlight A Good Day to Die <p>A California actress—but Roanoke native—is using her hometown and surrounding areas to shoot her next film, called<em><strong> A Good Day to Die, </strong></em>about end-of life planning.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>For more information about the October 24th End Of Life panel, or about the A Good Day to Die film project, <a href="">click here</a>.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:26:04 +0000 Connie Stevens 12226 at A Good Day to Die World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 <p>Saturday, October 12, those involved in the hospice movement celebrate World Hospice Day, a time to talk about comfort and quality of life in a person&rsquo;s final days.&nbsp;</p><p>Hospice is not a place&mdash;it&rsquo;s not about buildings and bends, but rather attitudes and philosophies.&nbsp; There are about 120- licensed hospices in Virginia, providing end of life care.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:54:18 +0000 Connie Stevens 11718 at World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students <p>This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients.&nbsp; More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:02:49 +0000 Sandy Hausman 8309 at High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students Reducing Hospital Errors <p>It’s estimated that more than 100,000 people a year die as a result of hospital errors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:55:33 +0000 Robbie Harris 7590 at Reducing Hospital Errors