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

Bystanders Can Help More Cardiac Arrest Victims Survive

December 11, 2019

Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says.

UVA emergency medicine physician William J. Brady, MD, co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine… read more >

UVA Earns National Honor for Enhancing Patient Care Through Technology

November 20, 2019

UVA Medical Center has earned a national “Most Wired” award for using technology to better support quality patient care.

The award is based on a national survey of how hospitals use technology conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Hospitals across the U.S. are surveyed about… read more >

233 UVA Physicians Selected for Best Doctors in America® List

November 19, 2019

233 UVA Health physicians have been named by their peers to the 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America®List. Approximately 4 percent of U.S. doctors are named to the list, according to Best Doctors, Inc.

“The physicians included in the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise… read more >

UVA Earns Two National Awards for Quality Heart Attack Care

November 16, 2019
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have honored UVA Health with two national awards for meeting national standards for providing high-quality, prompt care for patients suffering heart attacks.

UVA Health Establishes Billing and Collection Practices Advisory Council

October 28, 2019
UVA Health has established a 16-person Advisory Council that will inform and advise UVA Health leaders as they consider additional improvements to billing and collection policies and practices to better meet the needs of patients.

Community Organizations Unite with UVA Health to Improve Health & Well-Being

October 17, 2019
Only 20% of an individual’s health status is related to clinical health care. The other 80% are shaped by socioeconomic factors, their physical environment, and their health behaviors. Having access to healthy foods, safe and stable housing, reliable transportation and a well-paying job leads to increased well-being. To better connect patients with community resources that can meet these needs, UVA Health purchased a technology-based referral network, PIECES Iris™.

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

October 16, 2019
A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.

UVA Doctor Uses Virtual Reality to Accelerate Availability of New Treatment

October 15, 2019
A UVA Health interventional radiologist has harnessed the power of virtual reality to increase the availability of a less-invasive treatment option for thyroid patients.

Changes to Medical Center Billing and Collection Practices

September 13, 2019
As promised earlier this week, today we are pleased to announce some significant changes to our billing and collection practices in the Medical Center

Vaping Is Suspected Cause of Recent Lung Injuries

August 21, 2019
The Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health joins the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in alerting the public to nearly 100 cases nationally of lung illnesses that appear to be linked to vaping. No deaths have been reported, but many patients have experienced life-threatening symptoms and needed emergency hospital care.