Hospitals

Access to Care
4:57 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Mental Health Services in the Spotlight

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. 

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.

But several facilities in the region report that they could have admitted Gus Deeds.

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End of Life Film Project
3:26 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

A Good Day to Die

A California actress—but Roanoke native—is using her hometown and surrounding areas to shoot her next film, called A Good Day to Die, about end-of life planning. 

For more information about the October 24th End Of Life panel, or about the A Good Day to Die film project, click here.
 

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Living at the End of Life
4:54 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013

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’s final days. 

Hospice is not a place—it’s not about buildings and bends, but rather attitudes and philosophies.  There are about 120- licensed hospices in Virginia, providing end of life care.

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Health & Medicine
4:02 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students

This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients.  More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans.  

Noelle is a perpetually pregnant mannequin who lives at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing.  She has a heartbeat and blood pressure, eyes that open and close, joints at the hip, knee and ankle, a womb, a baby who’s been delivered thousands of times – and thanks to various computer programs, she talks.

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When Seconds Count
4:55 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Reducing Hospital Errors

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 people a year die as a result of hospital errors. 

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