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Submitted by News Team on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:35am
In the last remaining months of 2016, the governor of Virginia declared that the nationwide opioid epidemic had become of public health emergency in the Commonwealth. Statistically, the number of fatal opioid overdoses had increased by 77 percent, compared to that of just five years ago.   In an...
Submitted by News Team on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:14pm
On Monday, Jan. 30, Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomed Senator Tim Kaine. He spent the morning visiting with leaders, faculty and students, discussing health care and education. Earlier this month, Senator Kaine was added to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions...
Submitted by Content Team on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:06am
For people with uncontrolled epilepsy, driving is out of the question. Being alone with their children may have to be avoided for fear of a seizure. Working may not be an option. Their social life, family life and responsibilities are often greatly impacted. Now, a cutting-edge treatment option—...
Submitted by News Team on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:19pm
Carilion Clinic has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) accountable care organization (ACO) initiative called the Next Generation ACO Model. The goal for the Model is to improve health outcomes and lower costs.   Medicare ACOs are comprised of...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, January 2, 2017 - 8:49am
Franklin Road Bridge Closure
The City of Roanoke will be closing the Franklin Road bridge beginning on or about January 3 to replace the structure. The bridge is expected to be closed for two years. This closure may impact access to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Patients and visitors should follow the detours set by the...
Submitted by Content Team on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:38am
picture of brain made up of gears and brain is breaking apart
On a college soccer field in southwest Virginia, a 20-year-old midfielder leaps for a header, desperately seeking to break a tie. But instead of striking the ball, her head smacks an opponent’s elbow, sending her to the turf. The action stops. Hoping to tough it out, she rolls her eyes as the team...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:33am
VTC Research Institute
The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration today announced more than a half million dollars in grant funding will be awarded to nine research teams to tackle pressing problems in brain development and function in health and disease. Investigators received...
Submitted by News Team on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
The awards for Carilion Clinic's Inaugural Patient Art Show were announced at a reception for the artists on Nov. 29. The artwork can be viewed on Carilion's Facebook page and is on display in the main lobby of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital through Dec. 15.  Many of the art pieces are also...
Submitted by Content Team on Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:21pm
Patient safety and quality patient care are our top priorities at Carilion Clinic.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports that a device used by hospitals throughout the country to heat and cool patients’ blood...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:06am
Carilion Clinic Family Medicine has been established in the Tazewell community for over 20 years. On Nov. 7, however, it will evolve as it opens in a new location, assumes the care of Tazewell Family Physician patients, and begins offering veteran services. The practice was awarded the VA primary...