Hospitals http://wvtf.org en Mental Health Services in the Spotlight http://wvtf.org/post/mental-health-services-spotlight-0 <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 http://wvtf.org Mental Health Services in the Spotlight A Good Day to Die http://wvtf.org/post/good-day-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="http://www.thediemovie.com">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 http://wvtf.org A Good Day to Die World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 http://wvtf.org/post/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 http://wvtf.org World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students http://wvtf.org/post/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 http://wvtf.org High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students Reducing Hospital Errors http://wvtf.org/post/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 http://wvtf.org Reducing Hospital Errors