Eric Swensen

Eric has been with the Health System's marketing department since 2006, writing for and editing a variety of publications and websites. Before working at UVA, he spent about eight years as a reporter with The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. Eric primarily handles corporate communications and major events.

Job Title: Public Information Officer
Phone: 434.924.5770

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named to ‘Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare’ List

March 14, 2018

Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center since July 2014, has been honored among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

“Our Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare are making a difference in the industry and their communities. And their professions,” wrote Aurora Aguilar
, Modern… read more >

Board of Visitors Reviews Comprehensive Orthopedic Center Project

March 2, 2018

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors reviewed plans Thursday for a new comprehensive orthopedic center that will consolidate the UVA Health System’s outpatient orthopedic care – including outpatient surgeries – in a single, convenient location.

The approximately 195,000-square-foot facility, with parking located outside the building, is scheduled to open for patients in February 2022… read more >

UVA Health System Notifies 1,882 Patients About Potential Privacy Issue

February 21, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is notifying 1,882 patients that an unauthorized third party may have been able to view some of their private health information on a UVA physician’s laptop computer and other devices.

On Dec. 23, 2017, University of Virginia Health System learned that this third party may have been able to view… read more >

Quality Radiation Oncology Care Earns National Accreditation for UVA Cancer Center

February 9, 2018

The American College of Radiology has reaccredited the radiation oncology program at the University of Virginia Cancer Center for meeting the highest level of quality and patient safety.

The three-year accreditation follows a site visit and peer review of UVA’s radiation oncology program by radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in… read more >

UVA Named to National List of Great Neurosurgery, Spine Programs

February 7, 2018

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review recently honored University of Virginia Medical Center on its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.

“This award from Becker’s Hospital Review highlights the combined efforts of our neurosurgery and orthopedic spine teams to provide excellent, patient-centered care to serve those in need… read more >

193 UVA Physicians Chosen for Best Doctors in America® List

January 29, 2018

The 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America List ® by Best Doctors, Inc., honors 193 University of Virginia Health System physicians among the best in their respective specialties.

Approximately 4 percent of U.S. physicians are named to the list, according to Best Doctors, Inc. “The physicians included in the Best Doctors in America® database provide the… read more >

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Orthopedics Programs’ List

December 11, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review has selected University of Virginia Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center for its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs.

“The hospitals included on this list are national leaders in orthopedic care,” wrote the staff of Becker’s, a national healthcare publication, in its introduction to the list. “Many… read more >

UVA Recognized for Care of Patients With Blood Vessel Tumors

December 1, 2017

University of Virginia Health System has been honored as one of just 12 Comprehensive Clinical Care Centers in the U.S. for von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), which causes blood vessel tumors, by the VHL Alliance.

UVA is the only comprehensive center in Virginia for the care of patients with VHL. The condition is caused by… read more >

National ‘100 Great Heart Programs’ List Features UVA

November 10, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center to the national healthcare publication’s 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.

“The hospitals named on this list are national leaders in cardiovascular healthcare,” according to Becker’s. “Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures… read more >

UVA School of Medicine Earns National Diversity Award

November 2, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has received a national award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

UVA is one of 24 U.S. health professions schools to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, a national publication… read more >