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 Honored on National ‘100 Great Heart Programs’ List

December 13, 2018

For the third consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center among 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.

“I am delighted to see our entire team receive this national recognition for all their hard work and dedication to provide the highest-quality care… read more >

UVA Primary Care Madison Consolidating With Culpeper Clinics

November 19, 2018

To ensure patients have consistent access to primary care, University of Virginia Health System is consolidating UVA Primary Care Madison into UVA’s primary care practices in Culpeper. UVA Primary Care Madison will close on Dec. 14, 2018.

UVA offers three primary care clinics and a pediatrics clinic in Culpeper, along with several specialty care clinics…. read more >

UVA School of Medicine Honored Nationally for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

November 13, 2018

For its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a national award from a higher education magazine.

For the seventh consecutive year, UVA School of Medicine has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which covers diversity in higher… read more >

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List

October 31, 2018

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has named the University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center to its 2018 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. This is the sixth consecutive year UVA has been recognized by Becker’s for quality care, and UVA is the only health… read more >

UVA Opens Haymarket Neurosurgery Clinic

October 17, 2018

University of Virginia Health System has opened a new neurosurgery clinic to bring high-quality, convenient neurosurgery care to Haymarket.

UVA Neurosurgery Haymarket is led by neurosurgeon Nevan Baldwin, MD, who will initially focus on treating patients with spinal conditions using the full range of treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures.

“We’re pleased to be… read more >

UVA Joins National Medicaid Transformation Project

October 15, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network’s Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive Medicaid.

The project will focus initially on four healthcare challenges:

Behavioral health
Women and infant care
Substance use… read more >

Southwest Virginia Residents Sought to Direct Region’s Battle Against Cancer

October 4, 2018

A new University of Virginia Cancer Center initiative will empower Southwest Virginia residents to lead projects to better detect and prevent cancer in the region. The effort has earned $244,589 in funding from the Eugene Washington Engagement Award Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

With the funding in hand, the UVA Cancer… read more >

New Telehealth Program Connects Culpeper Patients, UVA Heart Experts

October 4, 2018

A new telehealth partnership between Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center and UVA Health System will enable Culpeper-area patients to get easier access to UVA’s heart and vascular experts.

When patients with potential heart or vascular conditions are brought to Culpeper Medical Center’s emergency department, physicians and patients will be connected through a… read more >

Free Stroke Awareness Event Oct. 5 in South Boston

October 1, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is presenting a free community stroke awareness event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, located at 820 Bruce St. in South Boston.

Nina Solenski, MD, a stroke neurologist with UVA’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, will discuss stroke prevention, risk factors and symptoms. Following… read more >

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

September 7, 2018

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

The article reports the results of two multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trials. Both found that the drug, baloxavir marboxil, shortened the duration… read more >