Eric Swensen

Eric has been with UVA Health 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 Health Offering COVID-19 Testing to Virginia Hospitals

March 25, 2020

UVA Health is now offering its newly developed COVID-19 testing to hospitals across Virginia.   

UVA’s current testing platform enables more than 100 tests per day, and the health system has offered to perform up to 50 tests per day for hospitals across Virginia on behalf of inpatients that meet… read more >

Visitors Not Permitted On UVA Inpatient Units Beginning 10 p.m. March 22

March 22, 2020

Effective at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 22, visitors to inpatient units will not be permitted at UVA Medical Center, and additional limitations will be placed on visitors to outpatient areas. These changes are being made to help protect the health of our patients and team members.

Unit managers can… read more >

COVID-19 Update: UVA Health Visitation Changes

March 19, 2020
UVA Health will make changes to its visitation policies effective at 7 a.m. Friday, March 20.

COVID-19 Update: UVA Health Ambulatory Clinic Visits

March 17, 2020

After careful review and thorough discussion, UVA Health will reschedule all ambulatory clinic visits that are scheduled between now and April 6 with the exception of urgent care and sick visits. This equates to approximately 60-75% of our clinic visit volume. This decision will be continuously reassessed. 

Our work to contact patients… read more >

Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program® — Site Visit

March 12, 2020
UVA Health System was designated as a Magnet organization in 2015 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. In April 2020, UVA Health System is applying for re-designation.

Artificial Pancreas Up for Best Biomedical Advance in STAT Madness Bracket Challenge

March 3, 2020

A UVA Health-developed artificial pancreas system is among the nominees for 2019’s best biomedical research and is fighting to win the public’s votes in a bracket challenge that is the scientific version of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Voting is open through 11:59 p.m. March 8 in the first round… read more >

iTHRIV Funds Ambitious Statewide Collaborations to Benefit Human Health

February 25, 2020

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded $200,000 in pilot funding to four multi-institutional research projects. Support of these early-phase research projects will help accelerate the discovery of potential treatment options for cancer, depression and a painful gastrointestinal disorder, as well as aid patients in recovery from rotator… read more >

UVA Wins National Award for Neurosurgery and Spine Care

February 13, 2020

For the sixth consecutive year, UVA Medical Center has been honored by Becker’s Hospital Review in its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.

Becker’s noted that the programs recognized are research leaders in brain and spine disorders. “Many hospitals and health systems… read more >

UVA Orthopedics Honored Among Nation’s Top Orthopedics Programs

January 13, 2020

Becker’s Hospital Review has named UVA Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center to its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs. This is the sixth consecutive year UVA Orthopedics has received this national award.

In their introduction to the list, the editors of Becker’s Hospital Review… read more >

Artificial Intelligence Project Chosen for National Healthcare Competition – With $1 Million on the Line

January 10, 2020
A UVA Health proposal to reduce hospital readmissions was among 25 submissions chosen – from more than 300 applications – for a national competition seeking ideas on how artificial intelligence can improve healthcare.