Chronic Disease Programs
Offering Support for All Types of Chronic Diseases
Individuals suffering from chronic conditions face a lot of changes. They
may have to change their diets, their living arrangements, their lifestyles,
and their behavioral patterns in order to address the chances brought
on by their conditions. You should know, however, that you don’t
have to face these changes alone and without support. Our team at Winchester
Medical Center is here to help you enjoy life to the fullest with a broad
range of programs and resources designed to help you not just survive,
Working to Create a Healthier Community in Winchester, VA
Our goal is to serve our communities in Virginia and West Virginia by working
together to become happier and healthier. Our endeavors and the devotion
our Virginia hospitals have displayed to our communities have earned recognition
within our field. Our awards and achievements include the
U.S. News Best Regional Hospital Award in 2016 and an “A” rating for
Patient Safety from Leapfrog in 2015.
Contact our hospital network if you have questions or would like to enroll
in one of the chronic disease programs offered by Winchester Medical Center.
Our Chronic Disease Programs
The programs we offer for patients with chronic illnesses include:
Anticoagulation Management Program – If you are on blood thinning medication such as Warfarin or Coumadin,
this program can answer your questions and give you access to our support
staff and nursing team from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program – Patients with COPD struggle to breathe freely. Our support program
for COPD patients is called Living Well. We give patients access to classes,
support, and sessions to set goals and manage symptoms for better quality
of life. Call (540) 536-8000 for more information about this program.
Diabetes Management Program – Our program for diabetes patients provides access to support and
tools for better diabetes management. Consult with your doctor about this
program, which has been recognized as meeting the National Standards for
Diabetes self-management education by the American Diabetes Association
(ADA). A physician referral is required.
Epogen (EPO) Clinic – Patients with chronic kidney disease are at a higher risk for anemia.
At our Epogen (EPO) Clinic, we offer Epogen injections as well as hematocrit
level testing. Our patients come to the clinic on a weekly basis for blood
level testing and EPO shots.
Heart Failure Clinic – Our Heart Failure Clinic provides support for patients with cardiac
conditions. Under the supervision of a knowledgeable nurse practitioner,
our team includes a broad range of cardiac care specialists including
pharmacists, dietitians, and nurses. Ask your doctor for a referral.
Transition Center – Patients who are discharged from our hospital face unique challenges.
If you do not have a primary care provider, our Transition Center can
walk you through this journey with affordable, effective care and connections
to the resources and tools you need. Our team is led by a nurse practitioner
and includes counselors, dietitians, pharmacists, registered nurses, and
Contact Winchester Medical Center for more information about the programs we offer.