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VelocityCare at Tanglewood extends hours in response to uptick in cold and flu

Urgent Care Clinics and Emergency Departments in the region have seen a surge of patients experiencing cold and flu symptoms during the last week. In response, to enhance access to care, Carilion Clinic's VelocityCare clinic at 4035 Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall will remain open until 10 p.m. through at least Thursday (Mar. 16), and possibly longer depending on the community's need. 

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  • Electric Road VelocityCare to expand, Oak Grove VelocityCare consolidation

    On June 24, providers and staff who work at Carilion's Oak Grove Velocity Care will be moving to the Electric Road location, consolidating the practices. Hours at the Electric Road location will then extend until 11 p.m.This consolidation is to help better serve Carilion’s patients in the community, as the Electric Road location is typically a highly trafficked VelocityCare.

  • Carilion Clinic Board Chair Recognized as Leader in Governance Excellence by Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
    James A. Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic's Board of Directors, received the 2017 Excellence in Governance Award from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). This award honors those in governance roles who have a history of making significant contributions to the health care field through commitment to service and leadership. 
    Hartley has been a vocal leader in the health care industry at the local, state and national level for more than three decades, advocating for quality care, patient safety and equal access to health care. 
    "James ' dynamic leadership, sound judgement and humility made him an ideal candidate for this prestigious honor," said Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic. "It is truly a privilege to work alongside such a dedicated and passionate leader." 
    He began his career in 1980 when he joined the Board of Directors of Carilion Giles Community Hospital, later joining the Carilion Clinic Board of Directors in 1989 (formerly Carilion Health System). Over the years, Hartley has served on the Compensation, Executive, Finance and Nominating Committee and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. Hartley's leadership greatly contributed to the organization's successful transition to Carilion Clinic in 2006, which included a significant expansion of Carilion's primary care physician network, a new dyad management structure and a strong commitment to medical education. He took over as Chair of the Carilion Clinic Board of Directors shortly after this transition in 2008.
    Extending to the national level, Hartley also served on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Governance from 2012-2015, and he currently serves on the AHA Committee on Governance Leadership Development Committee. 
  • Healthcare In Just A Few Words

    Not many people work in a profession that requires them to dedicate their lives to helping others like the field of healthcare does. During national healthcare recognition, we have challenged people to sum up in a few words the impact their profession means to them and how important it is for their community.  

     

  • Carilion Wellness to Donate Fitness Equipment and Training to Rescue Mission

    Program participants at the Rescue Mission will soon have more opportunities for strengthening their bodies along with their minds and spirits. Carilion Wellness Roanoke is donating 18 exercise machines it is replacing with new equipment.
    “We are thrilled to receive this generous gift on behalf of participants in our Recovery and Tabitha Programs,” said Chief Program Officer Helen Ferguson, “as it will give them more opportunities to work through stress with exercise. We always encourage our participants to exchange destructive behaviors for positive ones. Exercise is a wonderful substitute for addiction and promotes a healthy life style change.”

    “We hope that engaging the Rescue Mission residents in a way that emphasizes their wellness – their wellbeing – will help them with self-esteem, confidence, morale, and of course physical health,” said Bud Grey, Vice President for Carilion Wellness.

    The Rescue Mission plans to put some of the machines in its Women and Children’s Center. The rest will be housed in the Men’s Shelter building for use by Recovery and Tabitha Program participants.
    Carilion has partnered with the YMCA, which will provide assistance with equipment orientation and training.

    The equipment will be delivered and set up at the Mission on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. Officials will be on site and available for interviews between 12:30 and 1:30pm.

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    The Rescue Mission of Roanoke, located at 402 Fourth Street SE, is a 501(C)(3) grassroots organization serving as a Christian Crisis Intervention Center for Southwestern Virginia. Receiving no government funding of any kind, the Rescue Mission is supported by the generous donations of our community partners. Since 1948, The Rescue Mission has consistently served all people in need regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or ethnicity. For more information about the Rescue Mission, please visit www.rescuemission.net, or call (540) 343-7227.

  • Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?

    This is the time of year when many of us are trying to make good on our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. We’re furiously dieting and steadfastly working out, trying to get our bodies down to that elusive “ideal weight” goal.  

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