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Carilion Clinic Home Care in Roanoke and Franklin County Named to "HomeCare Elite" List

HomeCare Elite recognizes top tier healthcare agencies nationwide

Carilion Clinic Home Care in Franklin County and Roanoke were named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite™ list, placing them in the top tier of home healthcare agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite™, compiled by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare) and DecisionHealth, annually names the nation’s top 25 percent of agencies that receive high marks in quality of care, quality improvement and consistency, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial performance. Additionally, both Carilion Clinic Home Care of Franklin and Roanoke were ranked in the top 500 in the nation in terms of quality.

Carilion Launches Lights of Love for the Holidays

This year, Carilion Clinic Volunteer Services in partnership with Carilion Clinic Foundation will launch Lights of Love just in time for the holiday season. All proceeds will be used to assist patient family members with hotel expenses. This fund-raiser also allows donors to show appreciation for loved ones while contributing to a worthwhile cause. For $10, donors can symbolically buy a light on the holiday tree that will shine outside Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in honor or memory of a loved one. A commemorative card with the name of the loved one will be placed on the hospital’s Lights of Love tree in the main lobby.

Lights of Love donations can be made with cash at the Volunteer Office at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, or via credit cards by visiting https://carilionfoundation.org/lightsoflove. For more information, visit the web site or call the Carilion Clinic Volunteer Services at 540-981-7819.

 

Carilion Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Gets Patients Back on their Feet by Straightening Damaged Bones

12-year-old Halla Roberts broke her leg in four places while playing soccer.  The bad news got worse when the bone failed to heal properly.  Fortunately, Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Trevor Owen, M.D., used special technique that straightened Halla’s leg, allowing her to heal and walk normally.  Learn more in this story from WSLS’s Karen McNew.  

Enterprise Cars for Kids Presents Check to Children's Miracle Network

A big thanks to Dan Knizewski, Business Development Executive with Enterprise Car Sales. Dan presented a check for $3,235 to Children's Miracle Network, a gift from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the company's Cars For Kids summer fundraising event. The CMN gift will help funded needed equipment and services at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital.

VelocityCare Coming to Blacksburg in January

Carilion Clinic will open a VelocityCare urgent care clinic in Blacksburg in early 2014. The clinic will be located in the North End development at 215 Gilbert Street. VelocityCare offers walk-in medical services for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries seven days a week, with extended evening hours Monday through Saturday. 

Med-Trans and Anthem Reach Agreement Covering Carilion Life-Guard Medevac Flights

Med-Trans, the air medical partner operating Carilion Clinic’s Life-Guard helicopters, has reached an agreement with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Virginia.  Carilion Life-Guard flights are considered in-network for Anthem subscribers.  Patients will only be billed for the deductible and co-pay amounts applicable under their insurance plan.

Sorting Out the New Flu Vaccines (take the flu quiz)

Flu season is around the corner and this year, you'll have new options when it comes to flu vaccines - including vaccines designed for the elderly and people with egg allergies. Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. John Moore explains the different options to WSLS's Karen McNew. 

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia Offers Car Seat Inspections on Seat Check Saturday

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia  urges parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed on “National Seat Check Saturday,” on September 21.  Roanoke will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car and booster seats the Roanoke Target located on Valley View Blvd., from 10 am to 1 pm.

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