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

Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

June 18, 2019
Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

iTHRIV Awards Pilot Funding, Supports Statewide Research Collaborations

June 12, 2019
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded funding to four multi-institutional research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. By providing seed grant funding to support early phase research projects, the program is intended to accelerate joint discovery and the application of translational medical research.

UVA Partnering to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Western Virginia

May 24, 2019

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in western Virginia for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cancer.

Virginia Center for Health Innovation is partnering with 40 pediatric and family medicine sites from UVA, Ballad Health and Carilion Clinic… read more >

UVA Health System, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to Offer More Than $1 Million in Community Health Grants

May 21, 2019

Central Virginia nonprofits can apply for grants to support community health initiatives through a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) and University of Virginia Health System.

The grants are available to nonprofits with the exception of UVA entities, with $250,000 available annually over the next five… read more >

UVA Earns ‘A’ From National Hospital Safety Rating Group

May 15, 2019

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national patient safety rating of all general hospitals in the U.S. 

The rating is based on 28 publicly available safety measures, which include patient outcomes as well as the processes and structures hospitals… read more >

UVA Honored Nationally Among ‘100 Great Hospitals’

May 6, 2019

University of Virginia Medical Center has been named to the 2019 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication.

According to Becker’s, hospitals named to the list are nationally recognized for patient care and patient outcomes, as well as for being innovators… read more >

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named to Top 25 Women Leaders List by Modern Healthcare

March 26, 2019

Modern Healthcare, a leading national healthcare publication, has named Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center, as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders.

“These high achievers are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country,” the editors of Modern Healthcare wrote in introducing the list.

In… read more >

‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week

March 20, 2019

The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) at the University of Virginia Health System is commemorating National Poison Prevention Week from March 17-23 by focusing on protecting your prescription medicines from falling into the wrong hands.

“Unfortunately, medicine theft is a real concern right now,” says Kristin Wenger, Education Coordinator for BRPC. “Medicines are the… read more >

UVA Expanding Telehealth To Better Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease

February 26, 2019

The University of Virginia Health System is expanding its telehealth capacity to help patients across Virginia better prevent or manage chronic conditions that include diabetes, prediabetes and heart disease.

Through the UVA Center for Telehealth, UVA will expand or pilot several initiatives to battle chronic diseases, including remote monitoring for patients with diabetes, screenings for… read more >

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

February 18, 2019

A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

UVA will partner with Stone Mountain Health Services and The Health Wagon – which serve patients in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Washington,… read more >