Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Among Nation's Best for Hip & Knee Replacement

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has been identifed by Medicare as one of the best hospitals in the country for hip and knee replacement. Medicare's Hospital Compare web site ranks CRMH as "better than the national rate" for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.  Nationally, only 95 hospitals ranked better than average, and in Virginia, CRMH is one of only four hospitals credited with a better than average ranking.

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Carilion Celebrates the Lights of Love Christmas Tree

The new Christmas tree in front of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is much more than a holiday decoration.  Each light symbolizes an expression of kindness through the Carilion Clinic Foundation's Lights of Love campaign.  A donation to Lights of Love "purchases" a light on the tree and an ornament in honor of a friend or loved one.  The money raised will pay for hotel rooms for patients' families who travel long distances and need a place to stay.  Watch Carilion CEO Nancy Agee and some special guests officially light the tree below, and news coverage on WSLS. 

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Blue Ridge Cancer Care Physician Dies Following Tragic Accident

We express our condolences and best wishes to the family, friends, co-workers and patients of Dr. Gerald Schertz, a physician with Blue Ridge Cancer Care. He was struck by a car while walking from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital to his office in the Carilion Clinic Cancer Center, and passed away on November 29th. Here is the memorial from the Blue Ridge Cancer Care web page. 

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Member One Federal Credit Union Raises $7,000 for the Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center

In October, Member One Federal Credit Union observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling special pink hoodie sweatshirts encouraging women to “Check and Protect Like a Superhero”.  A portion of the proceeds was earmarked for the Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center.  More than 300 people purchased the shirts and a delegation from Member One presented the Carilion Breast Care Center staff with a check for $7,037.82.   We are deeply grateful to Member One for their support of our mission to provide life-saving screening and breast care services to women in our region, and to everyone who purchased and is now proudly wearing one of the pink sweatshirts!

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Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital celebrated 40 years of service to the region. At a special recognition ceremony, hospital staff and guests had the opportunity to meet the first baby born at the hospital,  Marine Lt. Colonel Joseph Farley, who now lives in Spotsylvania County and works at the Pentagon.  Read more about the celebration as reported by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and  Watch coverage on Bluefield television station WVVA below. 

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Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center receives more than $10,000 from two Smith Mountain Lake Organizations.


     The Carilion Clinic Breast Care Center will be able to better assist its patients thanks to the hard work and generosity of two Smith Mountain Lake organizations. This evening the CBCC received more than $10,000 to support patient care. 

The Smith Mountain Lake Poker Run presented the Center with a check for $5,523 from its second annual event. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for the center.


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Movember Movement Growing Steadily

The Mens Health Awareness movement known as "Movember" has crossed the half-way mark. Carilion physicians aren't the only ones growing facial hair to raise awareness of men's health issues. 



Dr. Mark Greenawald recently visited with WDBJ morning news anchor Seth Kovar to compare their progress, and talk about why men often ignore important health issues until its too late. 

He also spoke about the most important numbers a man should know. 


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Fitness Myth - Early Results Means Your Plan is Working

... and vice-versa.  Many people give up on a new fitness regimen if they aren't seeing quick results, but does that mean its not working? Carilion Clinic's Mark Greenawald, M.D, recently addressed this question with WSLS's Karen McNew. 

Watch for Dr. Greenawald as he clears up more health myths in the coming weeks on WSLS's Monday Mythbuster segment. If you're looking for a good fitness plan, check out the Carilion Fitness FitRx 60-day medical membership program. 

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