Henrico Doctors’ Hospital opens Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital this week announced the opening of its new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The unit is the final piece of the expansion phase of The Women’s Hospital, a health facility that opened in December. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital now features the largest community-based Level III NICU in Central Virginia and the only NICU with 24/7 neonatologists on-site.
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Thoracic surgeon is first to perform 100 robot-assisted lobectomies in Central Virginia


Graham M. Bundy, a thoracic surgeon with HCA Virginia Physicians’ Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, is the first such surgeon in Central Virginia to perform 100 minimally-invasive Da Vinci robot-assisted lobectomies (a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the lung). The procedure is used to treat multiple types of conditions but is most often used to treat lung cancer.
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Free flu shots available at MedExpress, opening Sept. 20

Open house to be held Sept. 19

MedExpress Urgent Care will open a new neighborhood medical center in Henrico Sept. 20 at 8040 W. Broad St. To help Richmond-area residents prepare for the upcoming flu season, the new center will offer free flu shots to patients ages four and up starting the day the center opens and while supplies last.

An open house celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held prior to opening day, Sept. 19 from noon to 2 p.m.
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Families in crisis turn to childhood cancer support group
Jonathan Pilch had never had a sick day in his life.

So in January 2008, when he began to act grumpy and out-of-sorts, his mother – who had observed similar behavior in her two older sons – assumed the two-year-old was getting his molars.

When several days went by and Jonathan was still too listless to play, Pam Pilch suspected something more serious was wrong. But nothing could have prepared her for the response when she took Jonathan to the doctor.
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HDH doctor performs region’s first Linx surgery for acid reflux


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently performed its first Linx surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that brings permanent relief to patients with acid reflux.

Performed by Dr. Clifford Smith, Richmond Surgical at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, the case is the first in Central Virginia.

“While medications remain a popular choice for patients suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms and side-effects can be painful," Smith said.
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Bon Secours to offer discounted heart scans in February

Bon Secours is offering discounted heart scans and a free online heart assessment throughout the month of February in honor of American Heart Month.

Bon Secours' Heart Check Challenge at http://rvaheart.com will provide visitors with a free assessment about their heart health. Heart scans, offered for $99 during the month, are noninvasive medical tests also known as calcium scans, which provide images of the heart that enable physicians to detect and measure calcium-based plaque in the arteries. They may be scheduled by calling 1-800-691-4327.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to participate in National Kidney Registry program


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s Virginia Transplant Center recently was recognized as one of 12 hospitals across the country that has agreed to participate in the National Kidney Registry’s Advanced Donation Program.

The ADP is a paired exchange separated in time that allows a medically and psychosocially acceptable donor to donate their kidney before their intended recipient receives a kidney. Some ADP donors have donated only weeks before their intended recipient was transplanted and others may be donating now, while they are healthy enough to donate, to secure a future transplant for a loved one who may not yet need a transplant (or another transplant).
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Bon Secours seeks health input from local residents


Bon Secours Richmond Health System is seeking respondents for a community health needs survey of residents within the areas of its hospitals (Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, and Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center).

The survey will help Bon Secours identify the areas of greatest need in the metro Richmond community where the not-for-profit health system might improve the health of the community.
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Stroke, aneurysm support group launches


Bon Secours Richmond Health System recently launched the Richmond Brain Aneurysm, Stroke and AVM Support Group to help survivors of the afflictions. The Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, a guest house run by Bon Secours located at 1100 Libbie Ave. At a recent meeting, Dr. Salmaan Khawaja, a neurocognitive psychologist (seated, at far right), spoke with the attendees about issues related to short-term memory loss that they might be dealing with.

Survivors are not required to have been treated at a Bon Secours hospital.
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Patient First to offer free candy x-rays on Halloween

Local Patient First locations will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Halloween.

The offer is an additional precaution that parents may consider, in addition to inspecting their children's candy themselves. X-rays will possibly detect objects like, glass, metal or plastic. Some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays.
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VBS offers giveaways to donors as part of ‘Donor-Rita-Ville’

Virginia Blood Services is transforming its blood donation centers and mobile blood drives in August into "Donor-Rita-Ville" as part of an effort to boost donations and reward donors.

All August donors will receive giveaways and be entered in a random drawing to win one of six pairs of Jimmy Buffett tickets at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow on Aug. 16. The effort is a nod to Buffett's "Margaritaville."
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St. Mary’s Hospital guest house opens

Out-of-town families visiting Henrico to care for loved ones being treated at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital now have comfortable overnight accommodations in the spacious Bon Secours Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, located adjacent to the hospital campus. Situated along Libbie Avenue on property owned by Bon Secours, the 14,000-square-foot guest house opened last month.
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Va. Transplant Center to host ‘National Donate Life Month’ ceremony Apr. 22

The Virginia Transplant Center at HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is hosting an event in honor of National Donate Life Month Apr. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the courtyard outside of the Forest entrance lobby, 7605 Forest Ave., Henrico.

The event is aimed at raising awareness for organ donation.
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NAMI to host free 12-week series on mental illness

NAMI of Central Virginia will sponsor a free family-to-family education program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. The 12-week series of classes takes place on Tuesday of each week, beginning May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, Social Hall 1st Floor, at 411 E. Grace St., Richmond.

The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.
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Henrico doctor honored as ‘Humanitarian’ by local hospital

Dr. William D. Brickhouse, an orthopaedic surgeon and occupational health specialist with Advanced Orthopaedics, was honored Feb. 26 by HCA Parham Doctors' Hospital with the Frist Humanitarian Award. Frist Awards are given in memory of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of Hospital Corporation of America, the predecessor company of HCA.

The award honors employees, volunteers and physicians at HCA-affiliated facilities on a local and national level. Recipients are chosen for their demonstration of extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, co-workers and their communities.
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