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 Opens Haymarket Neurosurgery Clinic

October 17, 2018

University of Virginia Health System has opened a new neurosurgery clinic to bring high-quality, convenient neurosurgery care to Haymarket.

UVA Neurosurgery Haymarket is led by neurosurgeon Nevan Baldwin, MD, who will initially focus on treating patients with spinal conditions using the full range of treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures.

“We’re pleased to be… read more >

UVA Joins National Medicaid Transformation Project

October 15, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network’s Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive Medicaid.

The project will focus initially on four healthcare challenges:

Behavioral health
Women and infant care
Substance use… read more >

Southwest Virginia Residents Sought to Direct Region’s Battle Against Cancer

October 4, 2018

A new University of Virginia Cancer Center initiative will empower Southwest Virginia residents to lead projects to better detect and prevent cancer in the region. The effort has earned $244,589 in funding from the Eugene Washington Engagement Award Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

With the funding in hand, the UVA Cancer… read more >

New Telehealth Program Connects Culpeper Patients, UVA Heart Experts

October 4, 2018

A new telehealth partnership between Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center and UVA Health System will enable Culpeper-area patients to get easier access to UVA’s heart and vascular experts.

When patients with potential heart or vascular conditions are brought to Culpeper Medical Center’s emergency department, physicians and patients will be connected through a… read more >

Free Stroke Awareness Event Oct. 5 in South Boston

October 1, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is presenting a free community stroke awareness event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, located at 820 Bruce St. in South Boston.

Nina Solenski, MD, a stroke neurologist with UVA’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, will discuss stroke prevention, risk factors and symptoms. Following… read more >

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

September 7, 2018

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

The article reports the results of two multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trials. Both found that the drug, baloxavir marboxil, shortened the duration… read more >

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

September 4, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) treatment recommendations for children with concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Robert E. O’Connor, MD, chair of UVA’s Department of Emergency Medicine, is one of the authors of the CDC Guideline on the… read more >

UVA Honored Nationally Among 60 ‘Top Hospitals For Diversity’

August 27, 2018

BlackDoctor.org has named University of Virginia Health System as one of 60 honorees on its inaugural “Top Hospitals For Diversity” list.

“Each hospital on this distinguished list delivers quality care at the highest level, while promoting equity and inclusion in their operations, programs, services and staffing,” according to a statement from BlackDoctor.org, an online health… read more >

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 >