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

UVA Provides 1,000th Telestroke Consultation

May 23, 2018

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at University of Virginia Health System recently performed its 1,000th telestroke consultation, enabling patients across Virginia to get treatment sooner and help prevent death or permanent disabilities.

“Our goal is to provide the exact same care via telestroke as you would receive walking through our doors at UVA,” said Nina Solenski,… read more >

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Hospitals’ List

May 7, 2018

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Medical Center to its 2018 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

“The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction,” the publication wrote in an introduction to this… read more >

UVA Earns National Recognition for Support of LGBTQ Patients, Team Members

April 25, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named University of Virginia Medical Center as a Top Performer for its equitable treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients and team members.

“We work every day to be a welcoming place for all patients to receive care and to be a supportive, respectful work environment… read more >

Local Nonprofits Partner to House UVA Children’s Hospital Families

March 29, 2018

Five Charlottesville nonprofits are teaming up to make it easier for families and patients receiving care at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital to find a place to stay.

Karin Skeen, UVA’s associate chief of women’s and children’s services, saw there wasn’t a streamlined process for UVA Children’s Hospital families to find housing that best… read more >

UVA Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

March 27, 2018

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has designated the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center as a Center of Comprehensive Care.

“We are honored to be recognized for our team’s work to provide the full range of care to meet the complex health needs of our patients with pulmonary… read more >

UVA Earns International Award for Heart and Lung Care

March 22, 2018

The Heart and Vascular Center at University of Virginia Medical Center has earned the Gold Level Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization for providing lifesaving care for patients with failing hearts or lungs.

“I want to thank our outstanding heart care team and their partners throughout the University of… read more >

UVA Offers Safe Way to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

March 20, 2018

To help Central Virginia residents safely and securely get rid of unwanted or unused prescription medications, University of Virginia Health System has recently added a medication receptacle at its main outpatient pharmacy.

The receptacle is located in the outpatient pharmacy waiting area inside the lobby of UVA’s Education Resource Center at 1240 Lee St.,… read more >

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 >