July 29, 2011
"Four hospitals serving Virginia patients reduced healthcare-acquired infection rates (HAIs) a collective 41 percent within 90 days, resulting in savings of$1.2 million in additional costs to the health care delivery system. Adding a persistent action plan to existing federal hand washing protocols, these hospitals improved patient safety and quality, reported 59 fewer infections and reduced patient length-of-stay and unnecessary readmissions. "
July 20, 2011
"Just like Virginia isn’t waiting to take on health reform, Danville shouldn’t wait to come up with ways to improve local health care. That’s what Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel told more than 100 attendees of a health reform forum at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research on Wednesday night. "
July 14, 2011
Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) medical staff member Dr. Jason Ensminger recently performed the first total laparoscopic hysterectomy in the Dan River region. Dr. Ensminger cares for patients at the offices of OB/GYN Associates of Danville, P.C.
July 13, 2011
William Sweezer, MD,a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon with Duke's nationally recognized cardiovascular program, calls Danville home.
July 10, 2011
Battling the shortage of doctors and health-care experts is a continuing problem for Southside Virginia.
July 08, 2011
Three high school students were recently awarded college scholarships for their efforts outside the classroom.
July 05, 2011
The Pittsylvania County Library System will begin offering free blood pressure screenings at each of its four branches this month.