Carilion Clinic: January 2009

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Carilion Clinic Home Care Makes Elite List in Radford and Tazewell

RADFORD, Va. (January 30, 2009) Carilion Clinic Home Care today announced that its Radford and Tazewell operations have been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. The annual review honors providers in the top 25 percent, ranked by quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. Carilion Clinic Home Care in Radford and Tazewell are included in this elite list.

“The 2008 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing their patients with optimum care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, senior Director of Marketing Communications at OCS, Inc. “We congratulate Carilion Clinic Home Care on being one of the Top home care agencies in the country.”

“Carilion Clinic Home Care Radford has made the top 25% for the past three years, and we’re proud of our Tazewell County team, ranking in the top 25% in their first year with us,” said Carilion Clinic Home Care Director, Lisa Sprinkel. “We credit their success to the hard work and efforts of the entire home care team.”

The 2008 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The entire list of the 2008 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

Monday, January 26, 2009

Who Counts on Carilion?

Do you count on us?

Found out more about people who Count on Carilion by visiting, and hear from employees and volunteers who say you can count on them.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Protecting Children During a Disaster

Carilion Clinic Hosts Conference to Improve Planning, Readiness

Carilion Clinic hosted a regional conference at the Hotel Roanoke today aimed at improving Virginia's ability to meet the needs of children during a disaster situation. Protecting children during a natural or man-made disaster can be challenging, particularly if the event occurs while children are at school or on school buses, separated from their families.

Conference speakers included Terry Adirim, MD, MPH, acting Associate Chief Medical Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Alice Ackerman, MD, Chair of Pediatrics for Carilion Clinic, Joan E. Shook, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine with Texas Children's Hospital and Lisa Uherick, MD, Medical Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic.

The day-long conference ended with work groups addressing the roles of; community hospitals, EMS/first responders and schools/daycare centers. Organizers hope the conference will lead to improved coordination between all agencies involved and ensure that future disaster plans take the needs of children into account.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome to 2009!

Happy New Year to Carrie Vanesa DelCid, the first baby born at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 2009! Carrie was born at 2:11 a.m. and tipped the scale at 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces.

Mom and dad, Deisy and Jose' of Roanoke, are also doing well.


In the New River Valley, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center welcomed Gracie Earley, daughter of Deana and Walter Earley of Christiansburg. Gracie was born at 5:51 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces.