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Submitted by News Team on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:42pm
Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently re-evaluated Carilion Clinic’s bond ratings. Moody’s affirmed Carilion’s A1 rating and upgraded their outlook from “stable” to “positive.”  Standard & Poor’s upgraded Carilion from A+ to AA-. "The upgrade from S&P this year was a nice affirmation...
Submitted by Content Team on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:17pm
Kellen Smith was 16 years old when he was hit by a van going 59 miles per hour. "I had a compound fracture in my left leg," he said. "It blew my leg completely apart." Nearly 20 years later, he started to develop pain in other areas of his body connected to the damage the accident...
Submitted by Content Team on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:04pm
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people each year. Stroke is also the country’s leading cause of adult disability. The good news is that these numbers are decreasing. Only a few years ago, the American Stroke Association reported that stroke...
Submitted by Content Team on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:27pm
It is not often that undergraduate students get a chance to see what it would be like to be a neurosurgeon, but thanks to a partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion, they can. As part of a new Clinical Neuroscience in Practice course, undergraduate students at Virginia Tech get...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:08pm
The Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic today announced the formation of a $15 million VTC Innovation Fund focused on investing in life sciences and disruptive technology opportunities. The private fund will support late-seed and growth-stage companies in efforts to commercialize...
Submitted by News Team on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:48am
Are you a current or aspiring nurse looking to further your career?  Take a look at three of Carilion’s privately funded scholarship opportunities: Seay Education Scholarship - Open to Carilion employees only. Applicants must currently be an R.N. pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. Award...
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...