Community Event

Open House: R.N. Opportunities

Monday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
301 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, Va

Are you looking to grow your nursing career? Join us.

Same day interviews and offers

Nursing leaders ready to talk

Incentives for select units
Our nurses enjoy:
*Supportive leadership, interprofessional teams and an innovative learning environment.
*College tuition, relocation benefits and higher wages
We have many opportunities available, including:
*Small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, and Level 3 NICU
*Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and Jefferson College of Health Sciences
*Comprehensive patient care services, such as inpatient, procedural, home health, hospice and outpatient

We also have an Open House on Feb. 6 in Collinsville. Learn more about it!

Participate in the 2016 Patient Art Show!

Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Register online at: or call 540-521-3355

Our first patient art show will be held November 4 - December 15, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  This show is an initiative of the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, conducted in partnership with the National Arts Program®.

Registration through The National Arts Program® is now open through October 7th (deadline has been extended).  Register online and find out more at: or call 540-521-3355.

The following types of art will be accepted:

  • Painting (oil, acrylics)
  • Photography (black and white, color)
  • Sculpture
  • Craft (ceramic, glassworks, jewelry, woodcarving, fiber)
  • Works on paper (watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, marker, crayon, digital)

This show includes artwork from all ages and abilities with classifications of Youth, Teen, Adult Amateur, Adult Intermediate and Adult Professional.

This is a juried show and three (3) art professionals will determine the winners of (19) cash prizes totaling $3,100.  A reception to announce winners will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Thank you to First Citizens Bank for their contributing sponsorship.

Any patient* who received care from a Carilion provider at any Carilion location during 2015 or 2016 is eligible to participate.

*Excludes employees.  This art show is reserved for non-employee patients only.  
Employees are encouraged to participate in the annual spring Employee Art Show.

Please remember to register by Friday, October 7, 2016!

Understanding and Supporting Children, Teens, Young Adults and Families after a Death

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Jefferson Center, Fitzpatrick Hall (free parking across the street)

If you'd like to know more about how to understand and support families after a death, come hear from Donna Schuurman, who has worked with bereaved families for over 25 years through the first peer-support grief program in the country, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families in Portland, Oregon. She will share what she's learned from the participants over these decades, integrated with research on what helps, and what hinders as youth and adults cope with the death of a family member. This is also open to and appropriate for anyone who is grieving a death in their family. No need to register ------- just show up! 

Rise and Shine Health Walk

Monday 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital, (Meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance) - 180 Floyd Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day" said Henry David Thoreau.  And how right he was!

Starting your day with a walk around town has many benefits.  It gives you a natural energy boost and you feel revitalized.  Physical activity early in the morning is helpful because it ensures greater mental sharpness for the rest of the day.  You also feel more active and fresh throughout the day.  

Due to the hilly nature of town, this walk will be rated moderate in difficulty.  Please plan to war appropriate shoes and clothing - and please bring water for hydration.

Pre-registration is not required.  

We will meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance of the hospital.   Hope to see you there! 


Rocky Mount Tree Walk

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Join us for a leisure walk around town with frequent stops for discussion about our town's trees.

Families are welcome!

Please be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking!

Registration not required.  For any questions you may have and/or for more information, please contact Gail Nordhaus, Carilion Community Health Educator at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

Big 'ol Baby Shower 2016

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Berglund Center - 710 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24016

The Big Ol' Baby Shower brings education and excitement to maternity! But, this event isn't just for "first time" parents! This event is for the entire family - both new and GROWING!!

Make sure to stop by the Carilion Clinic table where there will be a Kohl's Infant Safe Sleep (KISS) display and information!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

To Benefit: March of dimes


Family Fun Day - Rocky Mount

Monday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rocky Mount Farmers Market - 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Family Fun Day is sponsored by the FRESH Coalition of Franklin County.  The event will include a free meal and activities for families as supplies last.  

Registration not required.  Carilion Clinic and other community organizations will sponsor a family activity.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

Combatting the Heroin Epidemic Presentation and Discussion

Thursday 7:15 pm
Grandin Theatre | 1310 Grandin Road, SW | Roanoke, VA 24015

The United States Attorney's Office of the Western District of Virginia presents a free event, Chasing the Dragon: The Life of An Opiate Addict & Panel Discussion.

Opiate addiction destroys the lives of entire families and communities. Learn more about the epedimic and how you can help.
For more information, please visit us at, call 540-857-2250 or email

Panel Members

Warren Bickel, Ph.D
Director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John Burton, M.D.
Chair of Emergency Department, Carilion Clinic

Karl Colder
Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Michael Friedlander, Ph.D.
Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John Fishwick
United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Cheri Hartman, Ph.D.
Roanoke Valley Hope Initiative

Tim Jones
Chief, Roanoke City Police

Adam Lee
Special Agent in Charg, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Janine Underwood


Pink Ribbon Challenge Kick Off!

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

What is Pink Ribbon Challenge?

During Breast Health Awareness Month in October, we will be scheduling wellness opportunities throughout the entire month.  Pre-registered participants can choose from several different activities that promote health and wellness, such as: 

  • Using a free pass to the YMCA;
  • Scheduled walking events;
  • Health themed movie's at the Library;
  • Suggested health readings;
  • Getting your Mammogram scheduled, etc.

Participants will be given a tracking calendar, as well.  At the end of October, participants who have completed at least four (4) different scheduled activities will qualify to win a Kendall reader.

For more information and/or to register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

National Seat Check Saturday!

Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Valley View Mall (Target Parking Lot) - 4737 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

Car Seat Checkup Event!!

Learn how to install your child's car seat and/or booster seat.  Find out if it's time for a change!

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia is hosting a car seat inspection event where nationally certified technicians can help you properly install your car seat.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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