News Posts in 2016

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  • Create Solutions, Not Resolutions

    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Every year at this time we stress ourselves with resolutions. We feel compelled to “fix” ourselves, but lifestyle solutions can come at any time. If we want to succeed we need to be honest and patient with ourselves. How can we use the newness of the year to achieve those ... Keep Reading
  • In late August, Thomas Garland of LaVale, Maryland was the first Valley Health Winchester Medical Center patient to have his failing mitral valve repaired using a minimally-invasive procedure at WMC’s Advanced Valve & Aortic Center (AVAC). Only 5-10% of hospitals nationwide offer ... Keep Reading
  • War Memorial Hospital’s 16-bed Long Term Care Unit has received a five-star rating, the highest possible, in the annual rankings of the country’s “Best Nursing Homes”, released by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in the ... Keep Reading
  • With cold and flu season approaching, Valley Health announces two locations in Shenandoah County which now offer more convenient care for a variety of minor illnesses and injuries. Valley Health Quick Care has re-opened at 33820 Old Valley Pike in Strasburg, offering walk-in care for flu and ... Keep Reading
  • Small Incisions Have Big Benefits

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    “I love my surgeon and the care provided at Valley Health... but hate the pain from surgery and having to stay in the hospital!” Such feelings are commonplace, if not universal. Only a short while ago that was the standard state of affairs, and any improvement would be a ... Keep Reading
  • Data Outage Update - 11/29/2016

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    Valley Health and Winchester Medical Center are experiencing technical issues with phone, internet and electronic medical record systems. Patient care and safety remain our top priorities, and patient safety has not been impacted during this downtime. Some surgical cases were delayed to ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester Medical Center has received a 3-star rating, the highest score possible, for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), often referred to as heart bypass surgery, uses healthy vessel “grafts” to ... Keep Reading
  • Back Pain: A Common But Treatable Problem

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    Low back pain has been estimated to effect 15-20% of adults in any given year and 80% over the course of their lifetime. Furthermore, it has been estimated that at some point, 28% of adults will experience disabling low back pain. For the vast majority of patients, a source of spine pain can ... Keep Reading
  • Two Valley Health System hospitals, Winchester Medical Center and Warren Memorial Hospital, each earned an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system. The Hospital Safety Score is a ... Keep Reading
  • Many of us saw the Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump, and can recall vividly how Forrest described his relationship with his long time girlfriend, and eventual bride Jenny. He used to say that “me and Jenny, we go together like peas and carrots”. What better way to describe how two ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health System and a group of Winchester surgeons held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for the Valley Health Surgery Center (VHSC), to be built on property west of Route 37, adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott Winchester Medical Center hotel. The facility is scheduled to open in the ... Keep Reading
  • New Winchester Medical Center NICU Video

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Every day, new lives begin within the walls of Winchester Medical and Warren Memorial Hospital. For most parents, that means leaving the hospital a few days later and going home to start a new life as a family. For others, a longer stay might be needed for the health of the baby. In all ... Keep Reading
  • East Mountain Health Physicians and Valley Health System broke ground today for a new Urgent Care center at 100 Oak Lee Drive, next to Panera Bread, in Ranson, WV. The 4,800 square foot facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. Urgent Care is a convenient alternative for the ... Keep Reading
  • While the 11 th annual Community Safety Fair this Saturday, September 10 promises to deliver fun, its organizers are very serious about the event’s primary purpose: prevention. Valley Health Winchester Medical Center and the Winchester Police Department are sponsoring the free safety ... Keep Reading
  • After five years of planning, fundraising and construction, Valley Health dedicated its new regional cancer treatment facility at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) this morning. Hundreds of local officials, Valley Health trustees, physicians, staff and volunteers, donors, patients and area ... Keep Reading
  • The Interventional Cardiology team at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center recently became one of the first in the country to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option that literally does the intended repair and then disappears over time. Abbott Vascular’s ... Keep Reading
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States. Identifying and modifying risk factors, along with early detection, continue to be the best defense in the fight against this number-one killer. This ... Keep Reading
  • Beat the Heat! Think in Threes

    Friday, July 22, 2016
    The first true heat wave of summer 2016 will be rolling through our area this weekend. Emergency physician David J. Watts, MD, shared some advice on how to stay safe during this extreme heat. Who’s Most at Risk? Elderly (over 65 years) Children (under 4 years) Anyone who is ill or ... Keep Reading
  • Millions of Americans struggle with obesity, which can cause other complications such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, sleep apnea and even cancer. It can often rob people of their self-esteem and self-worth, causing feelings of isolation and even depression. But here is a fact: obesity is ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center has opened a new state-of-the-art surgical suite, or “hybrid room,” and completed its first minimally invasive heart valve replacement known as TAVR. The regional medical center is one of only 5-10% of ... Keep Reading
  • Dr. Paul Lyons, epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants, discusses ongoing clinical trials and the importance of medical marijuana oil for epilepsy treatment. Click here to read the entire story from WHAG TV. Keep Reading
  • Grady W. (Skip) Philips, III, FACHE, chief operating officer of Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and a system-level senior vice president, has been promoted to president of Valley Health’s flagship hospital. Mark H. Merrill, President and CEO of Valley Health System, recommended the ... Keep Reading
  • Advanced Home Care is pleased to announce a merger with Valley Home Care, based in Winchester, Virginia. Valley Home Care, owned by Valley Health System, has provided home medical equipment and services for more than 30 years in the Northwest Virginia region. Merging with Valley Home Care ... Keep Reading
  • Regional Not-for-Profit Consolidates Oversight to Advance Consistent Service and Quality Winchester, VA, May 10, 2016 -- The Valley Health System Board of Trustees announced today that the boards of its four Virginia hospitals -- Page Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Warren ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health President and CEO Mark H. Merrill and Brad Close, Chairman of the Board of Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital, announced Thursday that Thomas S. Kluge has accepted the position of president of Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital. He will ... Keep Reading
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