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People of UVA (Page 17)

Get to know your doctor; meet a heroic nurse: Go behind the scenes of UVA hospital with up-close portraits of the people who provide patient care, conduct the cutting-edge research, provide the services that keep the medical center running.

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A Gentle Touch: Massage for Cancer Patients at UVA
People of UVA 1/9/2012

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. [caption id="attachment_2894" align="alignright" width="300"] Hand massage reduces stress and provides relaxation for cancer patients.[/caption] A soothing touch of the hands or a gentle and comforting foot rub. For a cancer patient going through treatment, massage can…

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Thanksgiving at the Hospital video post
People of UVA, Videos 11/22/2011

Last year, we went around and asked UVA Health System staff how they were spending their Thanksgiving. We thought you might enjoy watching what everyone said. How are you spending your Thanksgiving? What are you serving at your table? Gobble Gobble!

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Locks, Power Outages and Snow: UVA’s Staff Is Ready for It All
People of UVA 11/10/2011

[caption id="attachment_2191" align="alignright" width="300"] John Hicks, master maintenance tech, Carl Powell, plumber/steamfitter lead, and Raymond Morton, electrician senior, take care of our facilities at night.[/caption] A few years ago, Alex DiGiacomo, supervisor of facilities management, was asked to come to the emergency department with a hacksaw and other tools. A…

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Helping Our Hospital Patients: Health Unit Coordinators
People of UVA 10/17/2011

[caption id="attachment_1939" align="alignright" width="277"] Health Unit Coordinators Billy Craig and Marilyn Morris received awards for their outstanding work helping patients and staff.[/caption] Our health unit coordinators are the first people patients and families see when they go to a hospital unit. The coordinators greet visitors and patients, order supplies and…

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Photos from the 2011 Day of Caring
People of UVA 9/22/2011

It was no ordinary Wednesday. Yesterday, more than 400 Health System employees took a break from their regular jobs to participate in the annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring. We washed dogs, painted school blacktops, did landscaping projects, cleaned animal cages and prepared meals. Check out our…

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More Than Hola: Staff Learns Spanish for Patients
People of UVA 8/26/2011

[caption id="attachment_1207" align="alignright" width="300"] Anne Stadelmaier, RN, Beth Bradley, RN, Cookie Leonardi, HUC, Angel Cyphert, RN, and Dayton Johnston, PCA, are learning Spanish in their spare time to improve communication with their patients.[/caption] When Angel Cyphert, an RN in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), started working at UVA 25 years…

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Helping Hands: Junior Volunteers Give Back
People of UVA 8/11/2011

[caption id="attachment_1187" align="alignright" width="300"] UVA Health System Junior Volunteers Micaela Miller and Adam Ladd adjust a wheelchair outside the Emergency Department.[/caption] Summer vacation. If you’re a teen, it’s a time to relax, forget about school and hang out with your friends, maybe get a job. But for 56 local teens,…

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Remote Area Medical Clinic Wrap-up
People of UVA 7/28/2011

In case you missed it, here's a brief wrap-up of all the stories we published over the last week or so about the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Wise, Va. 240 volunteers from UVA traveled to the southwest portion of the state to provide free medical care at the…

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Photos from Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) 2011 video post
People of UVA 7/26/2011

Many people received free medical, dental and vision care at the three-day Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Wise, Va., July 22-24. UVA volunteers provided medical services at the clinic in the southwest portion of the state. Take a look at what happened at RAM this year:

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The People Behind Remote Area Medical: Betty Jenkins, RN
People of UVA 7/24/2011

240 UVA employees, nursing and medical students are volunteering at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va., this week. We’re talking to some of them and sharing their stories. Betty Jenkins is a registered nurse in the operating room at Culpeper Regional Hospital, UVA's partner hospital. What have you…

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