Archive for 'Healthcare'
Issue: May 2013 by Centra Health.
Don’t feel well? For most people, the first line of defense is to call their primary care physician. Often the first point of contact for medical needs, primary care physicians treat symptoms and refer patients to specialists when they have chronic diseases or are at risk for a serious health event. But primary care practices [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Michael Bryant, CEO & President, Centra.
Today’s “mHealth technology” is rapidly transforming the way we gain information to care for patients and putting vital health information in the hands of the consumer to use to enhance their own health. Defined as “delivery of healthcare services via mobile communication devices,” mHealth technology allows people mobile and wireless devices to access health outcomes, [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Centra Health.
The healthcare reform act passed in 2010 is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, and with it, the roles of many of its professionals. Registered nurses, who form the largest group of the U.S. healthcare workforce, are being asked increasingly to make critical decisions about patients who are often older, sicker and have more chronic [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Michael Bryant, CEO & President, Centra.
Who remembers what shopping for an airline ticket used to involve? Price shopping was done by calling individual airlines or a travel agent. Finding the best deal was frustrating and time-consuming. Then online discount airfare companies changed this process forever. The White House is hoping to drive a similar change in the way people purchase [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Centra Health.
Today’s hospital leaders recognize that excellent care is about more than just taking care of the patients within the hospital walls. The nation’s best hospitals not only care for patients, they care for the patient’s families and loved ones who can provide important support during a patient’s treatment and recovery. The presence of family has [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Centra Health.
The holidays are upon us. As you’re making your list, think about adding one very important gift for yourself—a gift that can change your personal and professional future for the better. That gift is health. Not only will you be taking personal responsibility for your physical and emotional well-being, you’ll be less likely to call [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
The region’s largest healthcare provider is poised to have an even greater presence in the area with a planned major medical center in Gretna. A recent proposal by Centra—which serves Central Virginia from Lynchburg and Bedford to Farmville and Danville—may soon launch construction on a 50,000-square-foot medical center along the U.S. 29 corridor, providing residents [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Centra Health.
If you wake up Monday morning and you don’t want to go to work because of how your boss has been treating you, you probably have a very good reason. You may be the target of a workplace bully. If you feel as if your boss or others are bullying you at work, you’re not [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Centra Health.
Look around your business. The following things have something potentially harmful in common: desks, keyboards, computer mice and pads, cell phones, elevator buttons, door knobs, copiers, water fountains, water stations, tablets, touch screens, microwave door handles, coffeepots, conference room tables, chairs and reception areas. Any idea what that might be? The answer is germs. Yes, [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Sarah Abare.
When was the last time you had a dental exam … for free? For most of us, the answer is “never.” But thanks to the innovative minds and caring hearts at Forest Dental Center in Lynchburg, hundreds in our community who otherwise might not be able to afford it will receive free dental this September, [...]