Virginia's First Lady Helping to Combat the "Summer Slide"

To a child, the start of summer vacation usually means three months of uninterrupted fun and exploration. For many educators and health care providers, however, the summertime brings a new list of concerns. The end of a school year marks a three-month hiatus from educational programming and, for many children, proper nutrition. This interruption in a child’s development has been coined the “summer slide.” 

Dr. Alice Ackerman speaks with First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

Carilion Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives ACE Accreditation

The Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital cardiac cath lab has once again achieved full accreditation from Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care.

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab recieves ACE Accreditation

Carilion hospitals receive four- and five-star ratings for patient satisfaction

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its new rating system for hospitals, and Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital was among the top seven percent of hospitals nationwide.  It was the only hospital in Virginia to achieve a five-star rating for patient satisfaction and one of only 251 hospitals nationwide to receive the distinction. Two other Carilion Hospitals—Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Carilion Giles Community Hospital—each received four-star ratings.


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