Friday, January 12, 2018

Fauquier Hospital Hosts Support Group for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Fauquier Hospital will host a new support group called Helping Hands, at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, February 7; all sessions will be held in the hospital’s Chestnut Room.

The group is for those 18 and older who suffer from a life-limiting illness or chronic pain. Organizer Roxanne Woodward from Capital Caring, said, “The intent is for the group to be educational, but also offer an opportunity for participants to talk about feelings and issues.” For more information, call Fauquier Health’s Community Link at 540-316-3588.

Lyme Support Group Hosts Special Speaker

At 7 p.m. on January 18, the Fauquier/Warrenton Lyme Support Group will host speaker Ronda Cheatham, massage therapist, Reiki master and birth doula, in the Chestnut Room at Fauquier Hospital. 

She will speak about modalities she’s found helpful for those dealing with lyme disease, and will demonstrate vibrational sound therapy. All support group meetings are free and open to the public. For group information, contact 540-341-8245.

Rise in Flu Cases Results in Visiting Restrictions at Fauquier Hospital

Because of the increasing incidence of flu in the area, Fauquier Hospital’s open visitation policy will be temporarily restricted beginning Friday, January 12. The following restrictions will be in place.

  • Visitors with two or more of the following symptoms may not visit patients: fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache or chills.
  • No one under age 18 may visit the hospital, unless they are visiting a sibling in the Family Birthing Center.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed to visit a patient in the hospital at any given time.
  • Children should not come with patients to outpatient appointments, unless the appointment is for the child.

   The decision to restrict visitors comes at the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Health; restrictions will be in place until flu season begins to abate.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Cheer Rings at Fauquier Hospital

Bill Hines and his wife Betty stood in for Santa this week. They visited patients in the Infusion Center and around the hospital.

 Dr. Benjamin Wampler organized (with help from Karla Kenefake-Hymans, director of Medical Imaging) a group of physicians, employees and volunteers to sign Christmas carols on Wednesday.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pediatric Rehab Relocates Office

As of December 11, Fauquier Health Pediatric Rehabilitation services will be provided at the Medical Office Building on the Fauquier Hospital campus, instead of at the office in the Warrenton Professional Center. Parents can arrange for their children to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy at 253 Veterans Drive (first floor).

Pediatric rehab will still be available at the Gainesville office, at 7915 Lake Manassas Drive. Each site offers a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists—including licensed PTs, OTs and SLPs—who are trained to handle the unique needs of younger patients.

Call 540-316-2680 for more information.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Need Support? Find it Here.

For anyone looking for a little extra support, Fauquier Hospital offers these support groups.

Addiction Recovery Support

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Chestnut Room

Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Support

Fourth Wednesday, monthly

4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Villa at Suffield Meadows

Bereavement Support

First and third Mondays, monthly

1 p.m.

Fauquier Health Chestnut Room

Breastfeeding Support


9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Family Birthing Center

CREW (Cancer Resources, Education and Wellness)

Second Monday, monthly

4:30 to 6 p.m.

Chestnut Room

Families Overcoming
Addiction Support

First and third Thursday of every month

6:30 p.m.

Sycamore Room

Lyme Disease

Third Thursday of the month

7 p.m.

Chestnut Room

NAMI (National Alliance
Mental Illness)
Family Support Group

Third Monday of each month
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Prostate Support Group

Third Wednesday of every month

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Sycamore Room

Stroke Support Group

First Wednesday (starting May 3)

12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Chestnut Room

Call 540-316-3588 for further information on any of these groups.