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

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 >

Aetna Introduces New Medicare Advantage Plan with UVA Health System

October 25, 2017

Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new Aetna Medicare Advantage plan with a $29 monthly plan premium. This plan is available for Medicare beneficiaries in Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Nelson counties. The Aetna Medicare UVA Health System Prime Plan provides access to University of Virginia Health System’s… read more >

Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

October 16, 2017

As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on hospitalized patients “as people” significantly improved their satisfaction with their medical care.

Family Medicine doctors at… read more >

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

October 10, 2017

University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will establish a clinically integrated network (CIN) dedicated exclusively to improving children’s health. This CIN, the only one in Virginia designed specifically for pediatrics, will initially serve children throughout greater Hampton Roads and Charlottesville and its neighboring counties.

The physician-led network, a joint… read more >

UVA Named to National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List

October 4, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, national healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center to its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. UVA is the only health system in Virginia named on Becker’s 2017 list.

“Receiving this honor from Becker’s highlights… read more >

Simplifying Information Aids Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

September 29, 2017

Providing simplified health information designed for parents with low health literacy helps all families in childhood obesity treatment programs regardless of their ability to understand health information, according to a new study.

After receiving the same streamlined health information and instruction during a childhood obesity treatment program in the Dan River region of Virginia and… read more >

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 >