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’s David S. Wilkes Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2020
David S. Wilkes, MD, dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

UVA Ranks 18th Among ‘Top 50 Teaching Hospitals for America’

October 12, 2020
Washington Monthly Magazine has recognized UVA Medical Center as the 18th best teaching hospital in the country in its 2020 edition of the “Top 50 Teaching Hospitals for America.”

Dr. Taison Bell Honored for Working to Transform Healthcare

October 9, 2020
For his work battling COVID-19 and his efforts to address racial health disparities, Business Insider has named UVA Health’s Taison Bell, MD, MBA, one of “30 Leaders Under 40 Changing Healthcare.”

UVA Children’s Opening Pediatric Liver Clinic in Richmond

September 30, 2020
UVA Children’s is opening a pediatric hepatology clinic in Richmond on Oct. 6 that will provide comprehensive care for children with liver disease, including evaluations for liver transplants.

UVA Launching Project to Determine Long-term Brain Effects of Blast Exposures in Military Personnel

September 29, 2020
The effort will help the military determine which service members are at greatest risk and reduce their chances of adverse health effects.

Update: Lee Street to Close Nights of Sept. 27-28 for Repaving

September 18, 2020
Lee Street will be closed in front of the University of Virginia Medical Center from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. on the evenings of Sept. 20 and 21 for repaving.

UVA Smoking Cessation Program Outperforming Typical Results

September 16, 2020
A 15-month free program for UVA Cancer Center patients to help tobacco users quit – combining medication and one-on-one behavioral therapy – is showing promising results.

UVA Honored as a Baby-Friendly Hospital

September 15, 2020

UVA Children’s, UVA Medical Center and UVA Women’s Services have earned an international designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital for their support of breastfeeding.

UVA is one of about 600 hospitals nationally to receive the award from Baby-Friendly USA, and one of just eight Virginia hospitals. Hospitals earn the accolade by… read more >

Consolidated UVA Breast Care Center Slated to Open in October

September 9, 2020
To make it easier for patients to access coordinated breast care in a single, convenient location, UVA Health is scheduled to open a new Breast Care Center on Oct. 12 in Albemarle County.

UVA Health Enhancing Support for Patients with Disabilities

August 31, 2020
UVA Health is improving its procedures to better meet the needs of patients with disabilities. When individuals visit UVA Health for care, health system team members will ask more questions about patients’ disability status and accommodations.