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 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.

FDA Approves UVA-Developed Artificial Pancreas

January 2, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an artificial pancreas system – based on technology from the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology – that automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels.

“We are excited that our decade-long research, which recently culminated in a large-scale clinical trial… read more >

UVA Center for Diabetes Technology and Novo Nordisk Enter Into Research Collaboration to Develop Virtual Patient Modelling for Type 2 Diabetes

December 19, 2019
University of Virginia (UVA) Center for Diabetes Technology and Novo Nordisk today announced that they have entered into a five-year research collaboration where UVA and Novo Nordisk will work together on the development of virtual environments focused on modelling of patients with type 2 diabetes.

UVA Earns National Award for Patient Safety and Quality Care

December 17, 2019

UVA Medical Center has been named as a Top Teaching Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization focused on healthcare safety and quality.

From about 2,100 hospitals evaluated, 120 – including 55 teaching hospitals – earned an award from The Leapfrog Group. Award… read more >

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.