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

Kohl’s Donating $250,000 to UVA Children’s Hospital for Healthy Living Programs

September 22, 2017

Kohl’s Cares is donating $250,000 over two years to the Kohl’s Hoo’s Fit program at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital to support healthy eating and active living in school-age children.

Overseen by the UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic (CFC), Kohl’s Hoo’s Fit includes two free programs that go directly into after school programs and… read more >

UVA Joins AVIA to Speed Innovation

September 7, 2017

The University of Virginia Health System has joined AVIA, the nation’s leading network of health systems addressing pressing challenges by unlocking the power of digital solutions.

UVA will work with AVIA to evaluate, select, and scale digital solutions to improve patient care, promote wellness and improve access to care. AVIA will work closely with… read more >

UVA Earns National Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

August 30, 2017

For providing high-quality care for stroke patients with complex health needs, the University of Virginia Stroke Center at UVA Medical Center has received national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

UVA is just one of just three stroke centers in Virginia – and the only center in Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley – to… read more >

UVA, Foundation Radiology Group Partner to Expand Access to Specialized Medical Imaging

August 28, 2017

To expand access throughout Virginia to specialized, high-quality medical imaging, University of Virginia Health System and Foundation Radiology Group have signed a radiology and medical imaging services partnership agreement.

“There is no question that the rapid changes occurring in the health care environment are creating challenges for all radiology practices.  Academic medical centers, in particular,… read more >

Fast, Quality Heart Attack Care Earns UVA Two National Awards

August 22, 2017

For providing prompt, high-quality care for patients suffering heart attacks, University of Virginia Health System has received two national awards from the American Heart Association (AHA).

UVA received the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center – Bronze Plus achievement award and the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI – Silver achievement award from the AHA for meeting national standards… read more >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

August 8, 2017

The 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and honors 10 UVA specialties as among the best in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year UVA is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Virginia.

 Six specialties are rated among… read more >

UVA Breast Care Program Earns National Accreditation

August 2, 2017

For its high-quality care, the UVA Breast Care Program has earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

The three-year accreditation follows a review that includes both an in-person survey and a written application. According to the NAPBC, accreditation “is only given to those centers that… read more >

UVA Launching Group Pregnancy Care, Education Program

July 24, 2017

To improve health outcomes for new moms and babies and reduce health disparities, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and UVA Women’s Services are launching a group pregnancy care and education program in August.

Backed by an $8,600 grant from the March of Dimes, the program will bring together groups of six to eight women who… read more >

UVA, Bon Secours to Collaborate on Liver Transplant Care

July 20, 2017

University of Virginia Health System (UVA) and the Bon Secours Liver Institute of Virginia will collaboratively care for patients at Bon Secours’ facilities in Richmond and Newport News that may need liver transplants at UVA. The Bon Secours facilities include St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News.

Under the… read more >

UVA Earns National Award for Care of Heart Attack Patients

June 29, 2017

University of Virginia Health System has been recognized for its care of heart attack patients with a national award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

UVA was among 193 U.S. hospitals to earn the 2017 National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for providing high-quality care to heart attack patients… read more >