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Dr. Brian Stisser in the OR with the surgical robot

From the Surgeon's Perspective: Robotic Surgery with Dr. Brian Stisser

January 11, 2017

Robotic surgery has enabled a surgeon to apply greater precision during operations while still employing the primary advantages of laparoscopic surgery – shorter hospital stays and less pain through smaller incisions. We have improved visualization through video scopes and advanced instruments to help with reconstruction of normal tissues and yet continue to maintain excellent management of both malignant and benign disease.Continue Reading

Erica Thomas with her Daisy Award

Erica Thomas, RN is presented the DAISY Award

December 2, 2016

On November 30 th , Augusta Health presented the DAISY Award to Erica Thomas, RN. Erica is nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit and below is why she was chosen for this award. On 9/30/16 the ED had an OB trauma coming in by squad. Erica took the fetal monitor down to the ED and stayed with the patient from ED to CT scan to the family birth place where she had to undergo an emergency C-section. Erica did everything from finding nitrazine paper, to checking for ruptured membranes, to getting the patient's prenatal records, to holding the patient's hand and reassuring her that everything would...Continue Reading

Staff members with 45,45, and 50 years of service

Celebrating Employees' Years of Service

September 23, 2016

On Thursday, September 15, Augusta Health celebrated the milestone anniversaries of 231 employees at a dinner at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton. Collectively, the employees recognized have served the community for 3955 years. 40, 45 and 50 years of service with Augusta Health In the photo above, they are (left to right): Mary Ogden, Nancy Heizer, Betty Puffenbarger, Nancy Hinton, Lois Hughes, Mary Mannix, Judy Shifflett, Janice Marks, Sandy Trujillo, and Martha Kennedy. The duo photo is Mary Mannix (left) with Betty Puffenbarger, recognized for her 50 years of service to Augusta...Continue Reading

Augusta Health staff receive 2015 Quality Innovation Award from the Virginia Health Quality Center

Quality Innovation Reduces Infections at Augusta Health

September 15, 2016

Augusta Health is among eight hospitals in Maryland and Virginia to receive the Virginia Health Quality Center 2015 Quality Innovation Award. The award recognizes hospitals that are achieving reductions in hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and who are creating a culture of patient safety. All hospitals enrolled in the VHQC Maryland-Virginia HAI Improvement Network were reviewed, based on 2015 calendar-year performance. The award considered data from two sources: Targeted Assessment for Prevention developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that looks at rates of HAI such as...Continue Reading

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