Carilion Clinic Blogs

The Virginia Science Festival - An Important Event for Kids and Healthcare!

Carilion Clinic is sponsoring Virginia's first science festival!  The Virginia Science Festival, coming to Blacksburg and Roanoke October 4-11, is presented by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. The event is a fun and exciting journey into the worlds of science, technology, art and math.  Carilion President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee explains why this event is an important way to support our region's health care.

A Simple Invitation by Jude Prashaw

A simple invitation:  “Please write a note of concern on a piece of paper, place the paper in the bowl of water; I will incorporate your notes into the clay boat that is called Hope Floats.
 

An overflowing response;  I often return from working in Pediatrics to see a bowl of notes floating in water.  

 

 

 

Carilion, LifeNet Staff and Donor Families Release Butterflies to Mark National Donate Life Month

To celebrate National Donate Life month, members of our Donor Champion Committee and LifeNet staff gathered together for a special dedication ceremony in the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Garden outside of CRMH. A butterfly bush was planted in honor of organ donors and butterflies were released to signify the transformative power of organ donation.

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Promotes Employee Wellness with the "Fit Pit"

At Carilion Clinic, helping the community lead healthier lives begins at home - setting a good example and taking care of our own health.  Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount is helping employees improve their health and wellness with the Fit Pit, a new, 24-hour gym inside the hospital open to employees and their spouses.

Carilion Announces Neuro-Musculoskeletal Center

As the region’s population ages, the need for orthopaedic, neurology and neurosurgical care will increase.  Preparing for this need by developing a comprehensive orthopaedic and neurosciences outpatient center will ensure that patients have access to care in the most convenient and cost-effective environment.

Pending approval, the center will be located in the former Ivy Market facility, a retail development at the intersection of Franklin Road and Wonju Street that opened in June, 2007.  The 65,000 square-foot building has been vacant for more than four years.

Carilion Clinic will renovate the property into a neuro-musculoskeletal center specializing in neurosciences (neurology, stroke, and neurosurgery), orthopaedics, spine surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation therapies, diagnostics and pain management. The need for these services is expanding, and additional space is required meet the needs of our patients. These services complement each other, and co-locating them in a single facility will provide opportunities for collaboration among caregivers and convenience for patients.