Friday, October 7, 2016

Laboratory Services Will Be Curtailed During Construction

Fauquier Hospital's Laboratory on the lower level will be under construction from October 10 to November 18. 

For the safety of patients, no services will be provided in the lower level Lab during this timeframe. 

Routine Laboratory outpatient services will be provided Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon ONLY in the blood collection area on the main floor of the hospital.  We appreciate the public's cooperation during these scheduled hours.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fauquier Health Hosts Cholesterol Discussion and Screenings

Kelsey Cooper, NP

Beth Potter

Al Maxey
Three expert panelists will lead a discussion, “Take care of your heart,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. Kelsey Cooper, nurse practitioner at Piedmont Internal Medicine; Beth Potter, Fauquier Health Wellness Center nutritionist, and Al Maxey, fitness specialist at the Wellness Center, will present their thoughts on heart health and answer questions from the audience.

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a great way to keep your heart strong and lower your chances of heart disease or stroke. Attendees will learn the difference between good and bad cholesterol and the role in the body of each. Kelsey Cooper will discuss the basics of cholesterol; Beth Potter will review which foods lower your cholesterol naturally, and Al Maxey will offer fitness strategies to maintain a strong heart and body.

After the lecture, several free, heart-healthy screenings will be offered -- a free, non-fasting cholesterol screening, as well as blood pressure and BMI screenings. Registration is required to secure your spot for the lecture and screenings. Call 540-316-3588 or go to and look for classes and events.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fauquier Health Hosts Stroke Lecture

Dr. Rana Kayal, neurologist

Neurologist Rana Kayal, M.D., will present a talk on stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA, also known as a mini-stroke) at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 12, in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number-one cause of long-term disability in America. During this presentation, Dr. Kayal will explain the difference between a TIA and stroke and the signs and symptoms of both. In addition, she will discuss the latest diagnostic tools
and treatment options available and what you should do if you think you are having a TIA or stroke. Register for the talk by calling 540-316-3588 or visiting

Fauquier Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, recognized by the Joint Commission.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Colon Education Event Planned at Fauquier Hospital

A walk-through replica of a colon will be part of Fauquier Health’s colon education event on September 24.
Screenings, education and a (much) larger-than-life inflatable colon will be part of a colon health education event at Fauquier Hospital on Saturday, September 24. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, community members are invited to come learn about colon health from physicians and staff members.

Urologists Brian DeCastro, M.D. and Kathryn Sullivan, M.D. will conduct digital rectal exams (DRE) and phlebotomists will take blood for prostate screenings (PSA). Both screenings – which will be held in the Outpatient Special Procedures department on the first floor -- are available for males between 50-70 years old (or as young as 45 for those with a family history of prostate cancer and for African-Americans). Space is limited for the DRE, so registration is required for this exam. Call 540-316-3588 to register.

Visitors will be able to walk through an inflatable model of a colon as clinical staff members explain lifestyle strategies for a healthy colon. Look for the bright pink model outside the Bistro on the Hill restaurant entrance at the hospital.