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

U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

August 14, 2018

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia. The publication’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” guide also recognizes nine UVA specialties for adults among the best in the U.S.

Five specialties are in the top 50 nationally:

Ear, Nose &… read more >

Study: UVA Heart Failure Program Improves Survival, Reduces Costs

July 31, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System program that provides follow-up care for heart failure patients after they leave the hospital significantly improves survival and other outcomes while saving money, a new study finds.

The study examined participants between January 2011 and December 2014 in UVA’s Hospital-to-Home (H2H) program, which is available to all heart failure… read more >

Section of Lee Street to Close July 27-30 for Crane Removal

July 26, 2018

A portion of Lee Street will be closed to vehicles from 6 p.m. July 27 to 6 a.m. July 30 between the intersection of Crispell Drive and the patient entrance to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department. The road will be closed to remove a crane used for the UVA Medical Center… read more >

UVA Earns Three National Awards for Quality Heart Attack Care

July 16, 2018

University of Virginia Health System has received three national awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) for providing fast, quality care for heart attack patients.

UVA earned the ACC’s NCDR ACTION Platinum Award, along with the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline Silver NSTEMI award and Mission: Lifeline Bronze Plus STEMI Receiving… read more >

UVA Radiology Opens Northern Virginia Vein and Vascular Care Clinic

July 13, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is now seeing patients at UVA Radiology Vein and Vascular Care Gainesville, which provides leading-edge care for conditions ranging from cancer to circulation problems.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of this office in Northern Virginia. A team of subspecialty-trained, board-certified interventional radiologists and nurse practitioners will provide… read more >

UVA Heart Failure Program Honored Nationally for Quality Care

July 3, 2018

For meeting nationally recognized patient-care standards from the American Heart Association, the heart failure program at the University of Virginia Health System has earned a pair of national quality awards.

UVA received Gold Plus and Target: Heart Failure recognition from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure®program.

“I am pleased to see the hard… read more >

As Asylum Requests Rise, Doctors Have Important Role

June 28, 2018

With applications for asylum in the United States increasing sharply, a new paper from a team of asylum medicine and law experts is highlighting physicians’ important role in evaluating refugees’ claims of torture and persecution.

To qualify for asylum in the U.S., applicants must show they have suffered or will suffer persecution in their home… read more >

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

June 26, 2018

Six specialties at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital earned a top-50 national ranking in the 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide from U.S. News & World Report.

The six ranked specialties are:

Neonatology: 19th
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology: 33rd
Pediatric Urology: tied for 38th
Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery: tied for 41st
Pediatric… read more >

UVA Stroke Center Earns National Quality Care Awards

June 22, 2018

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at University of Virginia Health System has received two national quality awards for providing timely, high-quality stroke care based on national guidelines.

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association honored UVA with the Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus awards from the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke®program.

“These… read more >

UVA, Other Top Cancer Centers Endorse Steps to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers

June 7, 2018

University of Virginia Cancer Center has joined the other 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in endorsing a goal of eliminating human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers through vaccinations and screenings to treat cervical pre-cancers.

Although an effective and safe HPV vaccine is available that prevents a large majority of the HPV infections that cause cancer,… read more >