Blog Posts in 2015

  • Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest health care standards-setting and accrediting body. The designation reflects the ... Keep Reading
  • An announcement released nationally by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital safety group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Winchester Medical Center earned an A in this elite national ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester Medical Center, the host agency for Healthy Families Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV), has been awarded $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services as part of its Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grant program. Healthy Families will use the funds to ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester, Va. -- Valley Health System has been named to the 2015 list of the country’s Most Wired™ hospitals and health systems, recognizing how the not-for-profit system has integrated information technology (IT) to improve quality care and patient safety and lower healthcare ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester Medical Center, Frederick County Fire & Rescue and Winchester Fire & Rescue recently earned 2015 Mission: Lifeline awards from the American Heart Association in recognition of the consistently prompt evidence-based care they provide to those experiencing a severe heart ... Keep Reading
  • The Addiction Action Committee will sponsor a free community awareness program on teen substance abuse next Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Handley High School's Patsy Cline Auditorium in Winchester. Will Rushton, MD, emergency physician and toxicologist at Lynchburg General Hospital will ... Keep Reading
  • The severity of heroin addiction in the Northern Shenandoah Valley continues to be apparent with eight overdose deaths between January 1 and March 11, 2015. The Addiction Action Committee (AAC), a coalition of law enforcement, health, criminal justice, social service and substance abuse ... Keep Reading
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration, which now includes Valley Health System staff members James Wells and Patti S. Hershey. As new appointees, both Wells and Hershey will assist the governor with finding common ground with members of ... Keep Reading
  • The Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Valley Health’s Clinical Research Department are conducting a clinical trial using Epidiolex® for two children with catastrophic forms of epilepsy who were not responding to other drugs. Eight weeks after beginning the drug trial in ... Keep Reading