Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Valley Health System and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH) have announced their intent to begin construction in 2018 on a new, contemporary medical campus on Leach Run Parkway in Warren County. If the project proceeds as planned, Valley Health anticipates the new facility will open in late ... Keep Reading
  • Lights of Love have illuminated holiday trees in Winchester since 1988, so the December 1 tree lighting marked the 30th celebration of this annual event. A partnership between the Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary and Blue Ridge Hospice, the Lights of Love benefit event has, over the ... Keep Reading
  • From explosive cheers at a game to the latest hit blasted at top volume, high-decibel sounds can cause permanent hearing loss in people of all ages. In 2015, the World Health Organization estimated that some 1.1 billion teens and young adults worldwide are at risk for noise-induced hearing ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab has been accredited by the American College of Cardiology, the national leader in cardiovascular credentialing, accreditation and education. Winchester Medical Center (WMC) is the first site in Virginia and fifth in the U.S. to ... Keep Reading
  • Thinking Differently About Depression

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    If you think depression is uncommon among adults in our country, you need to think again. It’s time we think, and talk, about depression differently. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest, and it affects almost 15 million adults ... Keep Reading
  • A Career with Caring at its Heart

    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Valley Health offers a hands-on training program for tomorrow’s nurse aides Seven years ago, Susan Payne’s career soared in a rewarding new direction. A former administrative assistant, she signed up for Valley Health’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program at Warren ... Keep Reading
  • The team at 333 West Cork Street gathered yesterday to celebrate Winchester Rehabilitation Center’s 25 years of service to patients and families in our community. The inpatient rehabilitation facility opened its doors in November of 1992 and began offering hospital-level care and ... Keep Reading
  • Winchester Medical Center has once again 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 ... Keep Reading
  • A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held yesterday at the new Valley Health Surgery Center (VHSC) at 174 Botanical Boulevard, west of Route 37, adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott Winchester Medical Center. The facility will welcome its first patients in mid-December. The $11.5 million ... Keep Reading
  • Two Valley Health hospitals, Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH), each earned an “A” grade for the third consecutive time from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health ... Keep Reading
  • Winter Wellness Tips

    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Written by Amanda Bauler, CRNP, Valley Health War Memorial Hospital Family Medicine | Hancock. Winter is just around the corner and with it comes the onslaught of colds and flus. How can you stay healthier this winter? Back to the Basics First, back to the basics. Wash your hands! Cold and ... Keep Reading
  • November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Monday, November 6, 2017
    Lung Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Lung cancer is the second most common cancer (excluding skin cancer), and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Most lung ... Keep Reading
  • An innovative partnership between Valley Health, the region’s not-for-profit health system, and eight public school districts has earned recognition from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. On the night of October 26 at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, a delegation from Valley Health ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health System held a ribbon cutting ton October 30 for a new Urgent Care center and Valley Health Winchester Family Practice location at 160 Merchant Street in Rutherford Crossing. Both facilities begin caring for patients on Wednesday, November 1. Located in a busy, growing area of ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital fitness and rehabilitation staff invite student athletes to attend a free workshop on injury prevention at Strasburg High School on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Parents and coaches are also encouraged to attend. The workshop’s ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health’s Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) is presenting Cardiology 101, a free education program with local cardiovascular specialists. This year’s program is Tuesday, November 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Winchester Medical Center Conference ... Keep Reading
  • Each year the Medical Fitness Association shines a spotlight on a fitness center and fitness professionals who are setting new standards for excellence in performance. Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center in Winchester has been selected as the Certified Medical Fitness Facility of the ... Keep Reading
  • Lady Gaga Concert Raffle Memorializes Local Fan Melissa Anne Dabas In February of this year, Melissa Dabas of Winchester purchased twenty-six tickets for Lady Gaga’s November 19 concert in Washington, DC, which she looked forward to attending with friends, family and other cancer ... Keep Reading
  • Fall Prevention Basics

    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Five Ways to Improve Your Balance and Stability 1. Talk to your doctor. Multiple factors contribute to fall risk, such as osteoporosis, aging, changes in balance and walking patterns, changes in vision and sensation, and taking multiple medications. Your doctor can identify which of your ... Keep Reading
  • We know how busy life can be, and your time is important, so we have expanded our hours for outpatient testing to better meet your schedule, not ours. Beginning October 12, we will have evening hours Thursdays until 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the following outpatient ... Keep Reading
  • Early Detection Saves Lives

    Monday, October 2, 2017
    Written by Anita Minghini, MD, Valley Health Breast Center Facts: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, with about one in eight women developing the disease in her lifetime. Thanks to improvements in early detection, the female breast cancer death rate declined by ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health and ACS Invite Survivors to Socialize, Learn, and Be Inspired If you or a family member has survived cancer, Valley Health and the American Cancer Society want to treat you and a guest to dinner on October 23. The annual Cancer Survivor Celebration will be held Monday, October ... Keep Reading
  • Make Your Health a Priority

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Written by Karen Wade, MD. For many women, juggling work and family can mean that we often forget to prioritize our own health. While it is a good rule of thumb to schedule a routine visit to your primary care provider for an annual wellness checkup, it is also a good idea to visit a ... Keep Reading
  • Medication Safety in Your Home

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    Every year thousands of children are hospitalized, and some even die, from taking medications not meant for them. In addition, teens and young adults are stealing prescription drugs out of their parents or grandparents medicine cabinets. Parents, family members, caregivers can play a ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health Hampshire Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome family medicine physician Andy Wilcox, MD, to the staff of its Multispecialty Clinic on the hospital campus. Dr. Wilcox began seeing patients earlier this month. A native of Hampshire County, Dr. Wilcox graduated with honors ... Keep Reading
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