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Carilion Medicine magazine features innovation and how it’s transforming both patient care and our region

The latest issue of Carilion Clinic’s physician magazine takes on the far-reaching topic of innovation in a special report called “Discovery Channels.” Carilion Medicine’s report examines the health system’s commitment to innovation as a key strategy for improving patient care while accelerating our region’s development as a center for biomedicine, life sciences and technology.

“Our investments are visible to our patients, employees and communities in the care we provide care every day. We also recognize the importance of allocating resources to health and wellness ideas that will benefit patients in the future through our work in innovation,” said Carilion Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Don Halliwill. “This issue highlights our long-term commitment to our communities through these investments and helps us imagine what health care and our region will look like 10 or 15 years from now.”

The five-story package covers:

  • Carilion’s work together with Virginia Tech to create an innovation ecosystem by providing early-stage funding, facilitating partnerships and building a supportive community;
  • How innovators from across Carilion are turning their ideas for improving care into reality, and;
  • An inventive sports medicine physician who’s translating his passion for helping injured athletes into a viable solution for the challenges of tendon repair.

In addition to the special report, the magazine provides a glimpse into our pioneering work to treat cancer more precisely, a new FDA-approved breakthrough device giving COPD patients fresh hope and a photo essay featuring Carilion’s robust robotic surgery program.

The closing BackStory essay comes from former Carilion board member and serial entrepreneur Victor Iannello, who shares a personal account of his journey assisting startups in the region.

Read these articles and more in our latest issue.

Carilion Medicine targets a national audience of clinical and administrative health care leaders and has been recognized among the nation’s leading medical magazines.