Sunday, May 12, 2013
The University of Mary Washington graduated 1,275 students during its 102nd commencement graduate ceremony May 10 and undergraduate ceremony May 11. Here are six highlighted for their accomplishments.
Sunday, May 12
Provided by Marty Morrison, director of News and Public Information at the University of Mary Washington Dr. Balvant Arora, M.D., graduated from UMW’s MBA program. Associate Professor Lou Martinette says that he ranks among the finest students, in terms of both character and academics, that he has had in the MBA program in recent years. As a student, Dr. Arora’s contribution to class was of the highest quality, indicating that he had not just read the material but had absorbed it. He practices plastic and reconstructive surgery with Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg. Hannah Carloni graduated from the M.S. in Elementary Education program and will be going abroad next year to teach in Ghana. Sam Corron, American studies major, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The emergency departments report seeing more flu patients in the last 30 days.
Mary Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) has seen a 15 percent increase in flu patients at its three emergency departments within the last 30 days, Debbie McInnis, director of Public Relations, told Patch. The hospital has a flu policy and plan in place. "We follow the latest flu information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health to assist us in making decisions relative to where we are in the plan," McInnis said. "The latest flu information from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health indicates flu in the Fredericksburg region is quickly becoming widespread," she said. The hospital has moved to 'yellow status' to help protect patients, visitors and associates. "When we are in …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Jenny and Joel Kobersteen called 'selfless citizens' who sacrifice on behalf of others every day.
Jenny and Joel Kobersteen are dedicated Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteers whose generous service has earned them a tribute at the fifth All American Inaugural Ball Jan. 20. The Kobersteens were nominated by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Greater Washington, D.C. MDA for their “unwavering support for MDA.” Together with Fairfax County firefighters, police officers and local businesses, they help raise more than $500,000 for MDA’s Fill the Boot program every year. They also are dedicated volunteers for MDA’s annual summer camp. Jenny is a registered nurse who works as a Patient Care Supervisor at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Joel is a master technician for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. They live in …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Find work in Fredericksburg this weekend.
Mary Washington Healthcare has several available positions to get your job search started. There's an opening for a CT scan assistant to work weekends. The successful applicant will be preparing the CT examination rooms and providing technical support, when necessary. Read the entire job listing. MWHC also has an opening for a receptionist. The administrative role requires answering phones and greeting visitors and patients as the first point of contact for many customers. Read the entire job listing. And MWHC is hiring a health unit coordinator. The position includes several clerical tasks and scheduling patient tests and procedures. Read the entire job listing. Three more jobs in Fredericksburg: See who else is hiring at Patch's jobs …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Neurologist Christopher A. Kobet, MD, diagnosed a little-known neurological disorder.
Kiera Echols was suffering from inexplicable hallucinations and had been misdiagnosed twice. Then she met Dr. Christopher Kobet, a movement disorder neurologist with Mary Washington Health Center’s Rappahannock Neurology Specialists. The then 21-year-old Echols was at University of Cincinnati (UC) Health University Hospital in 2009 when Dr. Kobet was a fourth-year neurology resident. According to a news release, Dr. Kobet diagnosed Echols’ condition as a neurological disorder called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. The story will be featured on Animal Planet’s “Monsters Inside Me” series on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the episode, “My Daughter is Losing Her Mind.” "The segment will recount how Kobet diagnosed a little-known neurological …
City council proclaimed November Home Health and Hospice Month.
Fredericksburg City Council proclaimed November as National Home Health and Hospice Month during their Oct. 23 regular session. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw presented the proclamation to three representatives of Mary Washington Home Health and Hospice. They are Lynn Henry, Director for Mary Washington Home Health and Hospice; Nancy Speed, Medical Records Coordinator for Mary Washington Home Health; and Dawn Broadwell, Hospice music therapist. Mary Washington Healthcare participates in the November celebration of National Home Health and Hospice Month "to exemplify the high regard we hold for home care and hospice professionals and the special relationships that they maintain with patients and their family members," according to their …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The ranking put the Fredericksburg hospital in the top 25 percent nationally.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Mary Washington Hospital as one of the state's best hospitals in its 23rd annual edition of the rankings that reviewed 720 of the nation's approximately 5,000 hospitals. The magazine's "Best Hospitals" rankings marked the Fredericksburg hospital as one of the best in eight "high-performing” specialties: gastroenterology, geriatrics, ear, nose and throat, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The hospital was ranked No. 6 in the state out of 125 hospitals. Mary Washington Hospital’s performance puts it in the top 25 percent nationally as well as above most other Washington, D.C. area hospitals that are not nationally ranked, according to a press release from the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Outpatient Infusion Center will provide care for patients who need infusion therapy or injection therapy.
Mary Washington Healthcare's Stafford County Hospital opened an Outpatient Infusion Center last week and now can provide patients with infusion and injection therapies. A nurse trained in chemotherapy will always be available to help patients and families. The treatments include IV therapy and injections, blood transfusions, antibiotics administration, chemotherapy administration, IVIG, Remicade, hydration therapy, cardiac/inotropic infusions and multiple sclerosis injections. The new center is on the fourth floor and offers a quite, comfortable room with windows that overlook the hospital campus off U.S. 1. There are also flat-screen televisions.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Fred M. Rankin said the political side to the Supreme Court's decision will rage on for years and the ruling doesn't really settle questions about the future of health insurance reform.
Fred M. Rankin III, president and chief executive officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, said today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is neither good nor bad for hospitals and does little to settle questions about the future of health insurance reform from a political perspective. The biggest part of the decision was upholding the mandate that all Americans buy health insurance or they could be fined, which is expected to go into effect in 2014. Five justices did not vote in favor of allowing Congress to regulate commerce between states to require everyone to buy insurance, but five of them did approve a provision that the penalty people will have to pay for refusing to get insurance is similar to a tax that …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
At Mary Washington Healthcare's annual report meeting Monday night, five doctors talked about their work while one patient from Texas gave an emotional testimony by video about another doctor's life-changing surgery.
Usually when a hospital releases its annual report and has a community meeting to talk about it, hospital executives run off numbers and statistics that can overwhelm those in attendance. Mary Washington Healthcare took a different approach Monday night at the John F. Fick III Center in Fredericksburg where hospital executives gave five doctors some time to talk about their expertise and 2011 highlights. They also used video to provide a heartfelt testimony from a Mary Washington Hospital patient from Texas named Laura who had a life-changing surgery performed by Dr. Timothy Sherwood. Sherwood, who is a thoracic surgeon and associate professor at John Hopkins School of Medicine, was actually performing surgery during the conference, said J…