Posts by Eric Swensen
April 21, 2021 UVA Hosting Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 24
To help combat the opioid crisis and provide safe disposal of leftover prescription medications, the University of Virginia is hosting a free prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24.
April 19, 2021 UVA Health Announces Billing Policies and Practices
Today, UVA Health announced new billing policies and practices that reflect fair and financially responsible guidelines based upon a patient’s ability to pay.
April 16, 2021 UVA Health Acquires Surgery Center, Improves Patient Care and Access for Procedures
UVA Health today finalized an agreement to acquire the Monticello Community Surgery Center, a stand-alone outpatient surgery center conveniently located adjacent to UVA Primary Care Riverside on U.S. 29 in Albemarle County.
April 13, 2021 UVA Health Elevated to Center of Excellence for Treating Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
The Angioma Alliance has elevated UVA Health to its highest designation as a Center of Excellence for its care of cerebral cavernous malformations – irregular collections of blood vessels in the brain that can cause seizures, paralysis and bleeding.
April 12, 2021 UVA Health Names Tracy M. Downs Inaugural Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer
Following a national search, UVA Health today announced the appointment of Tracy M. Downs, MD, FACS, as its inaugural Chief Diversity & Community Engagement Officer.
March 30, 2021 Lung Cancer: UVA Health Expert Helps Develop New National Screening Guidelines
Through his role on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UVA Health’s Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH, has helped develop new lung cancer screening guidelines that expand screenings to more high-risk patients.
March 17, 2021 NATO Enlists UVA Health Researcher to Prevent Serious Brain Injuries in Military Personnel
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has tapped UVA Health imaging expert James R. Stone, MD, PhD, to help develop guidelines for preventing serious brain injuries in military personnel.
March 10, 2021 UVA Health’s Dr. Cynthia Yoshida Honored Nationally for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screenings
UVA Health’s Cynthia M. Yoshida, MD, is one of six winners of a national award recognizing healthcare providers and institutions for…
February 26, 2021 Visitation Permitted at UVA Inpatient Units, Procedural Areas Beginning March 2
Beginning Tuesday, March 2, UVA Health will permit additional visitation to its inpatient units, emergency department and procedural areas.
February 25, 2021 UVA Cancer Center Clinic Earns National Patient Experience Award
The 3 West hematology/oncology clinic at the University of Virginia Cancer Center has earned a national patient experience award based on excellent ratings from patients.