Thursday, December 27, 2012

January Calendar of Events

Monday, January 7


Your Childbirth Experience

Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Details: Four sessions; January 7, 14, 21 and 28

Cost: $120

Register: 540-316-3588


Wednesday, January 9

Blood Pressure Screening
Where: Fauquier Hospital main lobby
When: 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Details: Free


Thursday, January 10

Look Good…Feel Better
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center Training Room
When: 10 a.m.
Register: 540-667-2315

Medicare and Medicaid Benefits Counseling
Where: Fauquier Hospital Chestnut Room
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Details: Free
Register: 540-316-3588


Friday, January 11

Your Childbirth Experience
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Weekend class: January 11 and 12
Cost: $120
Register: 540-316-3588


Saturday, January 12

Safe Sitter Babysitter Training
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
Register: 540-316-3588


Saturday, January 19

Breastfeeding Made Simple
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Cost: $25
Register: 540-316-3588

First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/ Infant and Child)
American Heart Association
Where: Fauquier Health Medical Office Building
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $85
Register: 540-316-3588


Wednesday, January 23
Intro to Reiki Class
Where: Fauquier Health Wellness Center
When: 6 p.m.
Register: 540-316-2640


Friday, January 25
Massage for Couples
Where: Fauquier Health Wellness Center
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $55
Registration: 540-216-2640


Wednesday, January 30

Laparoscopic Surgery Advances: Shorter Recovery, Better Outcomes
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 7 p.m.
Details: With Dr. William Cloud, surgeon
Register: 540-316-3588


Thursday, January 31

Baby Care Essentials

Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
Register: 540-316-3588

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Home Care Shop Debuts at Fauquier Hospital



The new Fauquier Health Home Care Shop is open in Fauquier Hospital’s Resource Center on the first floor. The shop offers home medical supplies on a cash and carry basis (not billed to insurance).


Items for sale include comfort care items like compression socks and Biofreeze (an analgesic pain reliever); breast pumps; wound care supplies; bathroom safety items; walkers and transporter wheelchairs; bedding and bath supplies; and other items that can make life easier for those recovering from an illness or injury. The shop is currently the only location in Fauquier to carry a line of decorative Air Boot accessories from CastMedic. The goal is to offer discharged patients and their families the convenience of picking up these items before leaving the hospital.

Hours for the Home Care Shop are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reach the shop, call 540-316-4437.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lights for Life Illuminates Hospital Hill

Longtime friend Alan Poe congratulates Eleanor Hazel on her Top of the Tree honor.

Black Friday sales ended long ago, the Warrenton Christmas parade is a sweet memory, and Gumdrop Square is open for business. These are all harbingers of holidays in Fauquier County, but there are some who don’t believe the holiday season can officially begin before the annual Lights for Life celebration at Fauquier Hospital. Break out the egg nog, Lights for Life was held Wednesday night, in a glorious burst of poinsettias and evergreen.


Organized by the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary and the Fauquier Health Foundation, the event is a special thank you gift to donors who have supported the hospital and all its entities during the year. 2012 Top of the Tree honorees were Bill and Eleanor Hazel, longtime contributors to the hospital and to a host of other Fauquier County and Northern Virginia organizations. The larger-than-life Mr. Hazel passed away three months ago, but his presence was felt in the standing-room only crowd, as family, friends and health system supporters remembered his legacy.

Sandra Brown, president of the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary, opened the festivities with a tribute to Mr. Hazel’s many accomplishments and generous philanthropy to the hospital, to Warrenton Presbyterian Church, Lord Fairfax Community College, Highland School, and Joe Gibbs’ Youth for Tomorrow organization for troubled youth. Mrs. Brown also recognized Mrs. Hazel’s significant contributions over the years, as an invaluable behind-the-scenes helpmate.

Rodger Baker, president and CEO of Fauquier Health, graciously thanked all of the health system’s supporters, and reminded his audience of all that the organization has accomplished over the last year: the Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center celebrated its 20th anniversary by unveiling renovated rooms and dining area; the health system contributed $11.2 million to the community in services and charity care; in keeping with requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the health system is ahead of the curve on providing electronic medical records for its patients; and community wellness initiatives like hosting the Warrenton Farmers Market, creating an organic garden on campus, and providing reduced-cost healthy meals for senior citizens through the Senior Supper Club are thriving.

Dr. William A. Hazel, an orthopedic surgeon and Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources, said a few words honoring his father. “Dad always did love a party,” he said. “He would have been thrilled with this. It’s been three months, and we miss him.”

He said, “Here in Fauquier County, we come here to the hospital to be born, when we are in distress, to see loved ones… I have been all over Virginia. You may think hospitals everywhere are the same, but they’re not. The level of care you have here… it’s very important.”

Henry Hazel, grandson of the Top of the Tree honorees, was asked to entertain Lights for Life guests with a song, but had a Highland School concert to attend. So the gathering was treated to a video performance of Henry singing “The Captain and the Kid” by Jimmy Buffet, as photographs of his grandparents appeared behind him. It brought down the house.

After that moving tribute, there was only one thing left to do. The crowd counted down and watched as Hospital Hill was illuminated, officially welcoming in the holiday season.
For a complete album of photos of the event, visit Fauquier Health's Facebook page.

Infusion Center Patient Inspires Fundraiser

Warrenton Middle School students and staff used their talents October 26 to raise $3,604 to benefit the Infusion Center at Fauquier Hospital.


Proceeds from the school’s annual talent show, which featured 27 performances (plus a flash mob!) by more than 39 students and faculty members, were used to buy items to make Infusion Center visits more pleasant for patients.

“Our goal was to raise money to make the patients’ time at the center more comfortable and relaxing,” said Tina Ference, ITRT at the school, who co-produced and co-directed the show with business teacher Cathy Medlock.

A patient of Fauquier Health Hematology/Oncology's Dr. Salman Ali, Medlock is currently undergoing her second round of chemotherapy. Medlock’s sister Betsy said, “When they discovered the cancer, Cathy was in the middle of directing the spring musical, and opted not to start chemo until the show was over. The show was performed on a Friday, and she started chemo on Monday.”

Lois Sutphin, RN, of the Infusion Center, helped the school group compile a list of needed items – iPads, headphones, portable movie players and other technology items. The Infusion Center now has a new coffee maker as well, thanks to the Warrenton Middle School community.

“The school chose the Infusion Center as our beneficiary because at WMS we have seen many staff members, friends and parents utilize the center for their healthcare needs,” said Ference. Besides helping one of their own teachers, the WMS family wanted to give back to the local community. “We know the money will be used for the Warrenton and Fauquier County community,” she said.

In addition to money collected from admission tickets and concessions, funds to benefit the Infusion Center were raised through donations from three local businesses. Country Chevrolet and Oak View Bank gave cash donations, and Fauquier Bank donated items for a gift basket that was auctioned.

Others donating baskets or raffle items were Mary Kay, Touchstone Jewelry, Tastefully Simple and Redken consultants, along with homeroom classes and faculty and staff. Students in WMS’ eighth-grade family and consumer science classes gathered the donated items and assembled 26 baskets that were either raffled or sold in a silent auction that evening.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blood Drive Crucial After Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy caused cancellations of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of thousands of units of blood and platelets. Fauquier Hospital will host a blood drive in the Sycamore Room tomorrow, Nov. 13, from 1-5 p.m. The emphasis for this drive is on Type O blood, since that is the most in demand, but all are welcome to contribute.

Donate now, it's more important than ever.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Car Control Clinic Prepares Young Drivers for Unexpected Emergencies

My 15-year-old daughter and I attended the New Driver Car Control Clinic, sponsored by Fauquier Health, last weekend. I had participated in the clinic five years ago with my son, but it was a very different experience.

The Car Clinic was the same as it was five years ago -- a very wonderful event that prepares teens to deal with emergencies on the road. It was my partner in the class who was different this time.

When my son and I took the class, he was a young driver, but he already had logged his mandatory hours behind the wheel and had his license. Even as a beginner, he had been confident and relaxed behind the wheel. When he was faced with the "obstacles" presented by the course, he maneuvered them easily and with a sense of fun.

When the class was over and he was faced with a real-life obstacle in the road one rainy night, he dealt with it beautifully and avoided an accident. Thank you, Car Control Clinic!!

With my daughter at the clinic last weekend, it was a different story. She still has her learner's permit, and has not spent nearly as much time in the driver's seat. She is also a more cautious personality, and nervous about making mistakes. At the beginning of the behind-the-wheel portion of the class, she was very tense and worried. She relaxed after a few exercises and I thought we might get through the ordeal without a nervous breakdown.

It turned out that she did fine at most of the tasks asked of her, but when she had to skid on purpose and avoid hitting some cones that were set up... well let's just say the cones took a beating. Her reaction surprised me. Instead of feeling angry and defensive about running over the cones, she was completely comfortable and did better each time she tried. She kept her sense of humor and learned the lessons she set out to tackle. I credit the instructor, Ed Haines, for making her feel relaxed.

The big bonus of the class came a few days later, when she got behind the wheel of our car to drive to Culpeper. Before we took the class, every time she drove was a challenge. We would fight because she was tense and resented any suggestion from me. The trip to Culpeper was different. She showed a new confidence and had shed her fears that led to our conflicts. Thank you, Car Control Clinic!!!

I am thankful that this is the last child I will have to teach to drive. But I am glad I had the Car Control Clinic to help. When it comes time to giving up the keys for her maiden drive alone, I will feel much better knowing she has the experience -- and confidence -- to cope with an unexpected emergency.





VHHA Honors Fauquier Hospital CEO for Distinguished Service

Rodger Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fauquier Health, received the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Distinguished Service Award at the VHHA’s annual meeting on November 8.


The Distinguished Service Award is given to past or present chief executive officers of member institutions who have long records of performing outstanding, valuable or unique services to the hospital community. The VHHA’s award criteria states that recipients have made “exemplary contributions to the hospital and health system community through leadership, management, education, research or service.”

Rodger Baker has led Fauquier’s health system with vision and resolve for more than 35 years, taking it from a small community hospital to a 97-bed, state-of-the-art facility with a 33-bed emergency department, a nursing home/rehabilitation facility, assisted living facility, wound healing center and wellness center. Most significantly, Fauquier Hospital was named a Planetree-Designated Hospital in 2007. Planetree hospitals undergo a rigorous multi-year screening process demonstrating their commitment to patient-centered care. The hospital was one of the first five Planetree-designated facilities in the country.

Baker’s nomination explained, “The health system’s dedication to this transformation required not only vision and funds, it demanded a complete culture change. Patient-centered care required physical changes – like building single rooms with beds for family members; spiritual changes – like building a chapel on site and incorporating art and music into the design throughout the hospital; and philosophical changes – like hiring a patient concierge to meet with each inpatient upon admittance.

“Those changes started at the top with Baker. From the director of medical services to the workers in the housekeeping department, every employee knows that Baker walks, talks and sleeps Planetree. He lives it every day. It shows in his effort to know every of his 1,000-plus employees, in his constant striving to help the hospital achieve the highest patient and employee satisfaction numbers. Through his leadership, Baker has given staff the tools they need to do their jobs with efficiency and with compassion.

“Throughout his years with the health system, Rodger has continued to steer the health system to serve the needs of the community. An assisted living facility, wound healing center and wellness center have expanded the health system’s reach into the community.”

Marshall Doeller, chairman of the Fauquier Health System Board of Directors, spoke about Baker at the VHHA ceremony on Thursday morning. He said, “Baker does not seek the limelight or recognition for himself, but always promotes the hospital and the accomplishments of the Fauquier Health team. He is very fair and even-handed and is a real gentleman.”

Doeller pointed out that Baker has also shown the capacity to look beyond Fauquier’s borders and see the bigger picture. He has served in many leadership roles with the VHHA, including chairman in 2005-2006. He served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association and is currently a member of the AHA’s regional policy board. He was also chairman of the board of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance from 2007-2008, and was a member of the board of directors of the Northwestern Virginia Health Systems Agency from 2007-2009.

Board member Anne Hall said, “Rodger never ceases to amaze me. His calm demeanor, quick wit and ability to smoothly handle controversy are rare qualities in today’s world. In my opinion, Rodger deserves the lion’s share of credit for the growth and development of our healthcare system.”

Robin Gulick, local attorney and member of the Fauquier Health System board of directors, also spoke at the award ceremony. He said, “Rodger is a great leader. Through every decision he makes, every new initiative he spearheads, Rodger’s genuine concern is always synonymous with the mission of the hospital: to restore, promote, and maintain the health of the community.”

Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Handbag Sale

The Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a handbag sale in the hospital’s Sycamore Room on Tuesday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will feature discounts of up to 60 percent off retail prices on a large selection of leather and designer handbags, briefcases and luggage, wallets, mini-bags and small leather goods.


Cash, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted, and all proceeds will go to support the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary.

Medicare and Medicaid Explained at Forum

The Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center will host a forum on Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m.


Toni Browning and Poppy Foddrell, from the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services, will speak on: Medicare A and B basics; differences between Medicare Advantage and supplement (Medigap) plans; Medicare Part D prescription details; Medicaid eligibility for those older than 65 or those receiving Social Security disability benefits; and long-term care Medicaid benefits.

Open enrollment for Medicare benefits ends December 7, so now is a good time to learn about your options.

Light refreshments will be served at the forum. Call 540-316-5500 to RSVP.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hospitals Coordinate Across the Region

Here's an article on how healthcare organizations work together across regions to coordinate during  emergencies. Fauquier Hospital is a member of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance (NVHA), a really effective agency that ensures communicaiton and cooperation during crises that effect the region.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20121103/MAGAZINE/311039972#

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cyclist, Marathoner, Speaks on Diabetes and Exercise

John Anderson completed the most grueling cycling race in the country -- not once, but twice. The Race Across America begins in Oceanside, California and ends 3,000 miles and just over seven days later in Annapolis, Maryland. It is impressive for anyone to complete it, but John Anderson is a diabetic.

Anderson spoke at Fauquier Hospital last year about the challenges he has faced, and was so inspiring that he has been invited back. His story and down-to-earth healthy advice are useful to anyone, not just diabetics. The public is invited to attend the event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room.

Anderson has dedicated himself to educating others about living well with the disease. He does so by walking the talk. He has learned to successfully manage diabetes by leading an exceptionally active, healthy lifestyle.

His message isn’t about becoming a marathon cyclist; it is about helping people lead a healthier life by making manageable lifestyle changes. Anderson understands the denial that comes with diabetes; he lived in denial for many years. But when a medical emergency forced him to confront his illness, he made a promise to himself and his family to change his life.

Since then, Anderson has kept his promise, not only by maintaining control of his health, but by putting his athleticism to work raising money for those in similar situations. In 2007 and 2008, he ran in the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for Diabetes Action Team, a nonprofit company committed to research. And in 2009, he was happy to start cycling with Team Type 2.

Calendar of Events for November

Thursday, November 1
Car Control Clinic for New Drivers
Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room

When: 7 p.m.

(Behind-the-wheel session Saturday or Sunday, November 3 or 4 -- choose one)

Cost: $179

Register: 800-862-3277 or www.carcontrol.com



Friday, November 2

Medicare Information Session

Where: The Villa at Suffield Meadows

When: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.



Monday, October 29

Your Childbirth Experience

Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Family Birthing Center

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Details: 4 sessions – October 29, November 5, 12, 19

Cost: $120

Register: 540-316-3588



Wednesday, November 7

Financial Planning for Seniors

Where: Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

When: 6 p. m.

Register: 540-316-5500



Thursday, November 8

Balancing Diabetes and Fitness

Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room

When: 7 p.m.

Details: With John Anderson, cyclist and exercise expert

Register: 540-316-2640



Saturday, November 10

Safe Sitter Babysitter Training

Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $60

Register: 540-316-3588



First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/ Infant and Child)

American Heart Association

Where: Fauquier Health Medical Office Building

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $85



Tuesday, November 13

Type O Blood Drive

Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room

When: 1 to 5 p.m.



Thursday, November 15

Baby Care Essentials

Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $25

Register: 540-316-3588



Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17

Your Childbirth Experience

Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center

When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details: Weekend class

Cost: $120

Register: 540-316-3588



Friday, November 30

Reflexology for Couples

Where: Fauquier Health Wellness Center

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $55

Registration: 540-216-2640

Saturday, December 8

First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/ Infant and Child)

American Heart Association

Where: Fauquier Health Medical Office Building

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $85

Register: 540-316-3588



Friday, December 21

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Where: Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Flu Shots Available on November 5

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District has 400 doses of FREE flu vaccine to use in an exercise testing our ability to provide mass vaccinations. 

We will be offering this vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis at two locations on Monday, November 5. There will be a clinic at Eastern View High School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and a second clinic at Madison High School from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Two flyers advertising these clinics (one in English and one in Spanish) are here. 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What You Can Do for a Friend with Breast Cancer

On The New York Times Well blog, we found this list of things that can help make suffering through breast cancer just a little more tolerable. It was compiled by a woman who had a mastectomy because of a genetic mutation putting her at high risk for breast cancer.

She suggests well-wishers include these things in care packages for women about to undergo breast surgery:
  • Comfy button-front pajamas: The softer the fabric, the better.
  • Soft, fuzzy socks: Hospitals get mighty cold.
  • Dry shampoo: When patients can't shower for days after surgery, dry shampoo and a friend to touch up their hair can be a real spirit-lifter.
  • Baby wipes: Nicole says they're "an important item for the bedside table of any woman stuck in a hospital bed."
  • Lip balm and moisturizer: Hospitals also tend to breed dry lips.
  • Mineral water spray: It's refreshing.
  • Mints: When you can't get up to brush your teeth, you can at least pop a mint in when a visitor drops by.
  • A battery-powered toothbrush: Nicole says even brushing teeth is painful: You can't move your arms, so you need something that can do the work for you.
  • A soft blanket: Anything soft is good. No position you get in after that kind of surgery is comfortable. You can't move, you can't sleep, so anything that can be the least bit comforting is wonderful.
  • Entertainment: An iPod or MP3 player with music, magazines or books. A laptop can be diverting, but sometimes patients feel terrible and mentally foggy from all the drugs.
  • Waxing: A pre-surgery gift certificate for an underarm wax treatment is nice, since it's so hard to shave after surgery.
 
Even a card once a week or so after the patient returns home from the hospital is a welcome surprise. Days get long and lonely. That walk out to the mailbox for a kind note that says "I care" can bring sunshine to a dismal day.
 
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Moments from Fauquier Hospital's Family Wellness Fair and Diabetes Expo, held September 29.
Taliah White discusses healthy eating with a Fauquier Health nutrition expert.

Linda Fitzsimmons has her blood pressure taken.

Heidi Allen, massage therapist at the Fauquier Health Wellness Center,
gave free massages to visitors to the Wellness Fair.

Dorothy Smith has her blood glucose checked.

Retired Fauquier Health Employee Saves Woman from Alligator

How's this for a dramatic story? Delmas "Del" Zickefoose, a former employee of Fauquier Health, saved an elderly Leesburg (Florida) woman from an alligator and cradled her in his arms until paramedics arrived. The woman, who had her arm bitten off by the alligator, survived and is recovering.

Fauquier Health retiree Mr. Zickefoose, in typical hero fashion, was modest about his heroism.

Click here for the story, as reported in The Daily Commercial in Leesburg, Florida: http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/100412gatorladyupdate

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fauquier Health Recognized for "Best Hospital IT Department"

Fauquier Hospital was recently recognized as an industry leader by Healthcare IT News, earning the title, “Where to work: Best Hospital IT Departments.” Nationwide, 272 hospitals of all sizes were nominated, and 10,683 hospital information technology employees completed surveys about their organizations. Fauquier Hospital was chosen as one of the top 25 hospitals in the country for its IT department.


Donna Staton, Chief Information Officer at Fauquier Health (shown above), says she couldn’t be more proud of her department. “Every day, quality healthcare becomes more and more dependent on secure, reliable information technology. At Fauquier Health, IT includes everything from the mandatory push toward electronic medical records, to helping hands-on physicians and nurses use technology to provide better patient care. It’s a fast-moving target that requires the smartest, most unflappable staff to keep up. Luckily, we’ve got that.”

The goal of the Best IT Department survey was to determine what characteristics distinguish the best hospital IT departments. To do that, employees graded their departments across seven categories: day-to-day work, IT team, management, hospital leadership, workplace culture, training and development and compensation.
The IT departments with the highest survey rankings will be profiled in a special report, distributed with Healthcare IT News in print and also published online. The research for this project was performed by an independent research firm.

Charlotte Robey, RN, a manager in Fauquier Health’s IT Department, has a few ideas about what makes Fauquier Health’s IT Department among the best. “Our interview process is rigorous; all members of the department have an opportunity to participate in the new hire selection process. Our motto is ‘hire for aptitude and attitude.’ We believe that skills can be taught, but a cultural fit is paramount to the success of the team. This approach has served us well and we have a strong and cohesive team as a result.”

Monday, September 17, 2012

Car Control Clinic for New Drivers a Lifesaver

I just posted the calendar of events for Fauquier Health for October, but wanted to call particular attention to the Care Control Clinic for New Drivers. I went through this course with my son when he was 16. It was awesome. He is 21 now and has never had an accident; there have been several occassions that he has used the skills used in the class to avoid serious consequences.

This class is particularly on my mind today, since my daughter has a newly minted learner's permit, and we experienced our first near-death experience with her at the wheel this weekend. Fortunately, her alert dad saved the day, and we all survived the scare with nothing but a few tears.

If she had already taken this course, I feel certain the close call could have been avoided. Here are the details.


Thursday, November 1

Car Control Clinic for New Drivers

Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room

When: 7 p.m.

Behind-the-wheel session (choose one)

Saturday or Sunday, November 3 or 4, morning or afternoon

Cost: $179

Register: 800-862-3277 or www.carcontrol.com

Am I Having a Stroke? Dr. Kristin Williams Talks About Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of stroke and/or TIA (transient ischemic attack) can include weakness, numbness, dizziness, vision problems or headache, even unconsciousness. How do you know when having one or more of these symptoms requires immediate emergency care? Neurologist Kristin Williams will clarify those questions during a Fauquier Health-sponsored lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18. The event will be held at the Marshall Community Center at 4133-A Rectortown Road.


Dr. Williams, of Fauquier Health Neurology, will explain the differences between a TIA and a stroke, and the signs and symptoms of both. She will discuss the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options available, and what you should do if you think you or a loved one is having a TIA or a stroke.

Go to www.fauquierhealth.org to register for the free lecture, or call 540-316-3588.

Fauquier Hospital Will Hold Wellness Fair September 29

Fauquier Health will offer dozens of health screenings and informational opportunities at the Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 29, at Fauquier Hospital between 9 a.m. and noon. The Fair is one way that Fauquier Hospital encourages residents in our community to take charge of their health.


Screenings and demonstrations will include:

• Cholesterol screenings

• Blood Glucose screening (Fasting is not necessary.)

• Prostate Cancer screenings

• Breast Exams

• Bone Density screenings

• Blood pressure and pulse checks

• BMI evaluation

• Height and weight checks

• Strength and flexibility screenings

• Pediatric developmental screenings

• Healthy snack samples

• Asthma educational games

• Hand-washing demonstrations

• Information booths

• Eye exams by the Lions Club vision van

• Healthy eating for kids demo



The Diabetes Expo will be held in the Hospital’s Bistro on the Hill, and will feature:

• Door prizes and free samples

• Chair massage, stress management and Reiki therapy

• Vendors’ booths with blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and educational materials

• Fitness demonstrations on the Bistro’s patio

• Q & A with health professionals who specialize in working with diabetes patients
• Used sharps (needles, lancets, etc.) will be collected at the Fauquier Hospital Bistro entrance (No unused medications, businesses or physician offices, please.)

Please bring your nonperishable and canned goods to benefit our local community food bank. For the latest health fair details, visit www.fauquierhealth.org.

The Family Wellness Fair is sponsored by BB&T and The Fauquier Bank.

Fauquier Hospital Hosts Annual Holiday Fair

Fauquier Hospital will hold its annual Holiday Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 16, in the conference center of the hospital, in the Bistro and outside the Bistro entrance.


The event is a community favorite and will feature vendors selling everything from homemade holiday crafts and decorations, to paintings and photographs to jewelry – and everything in-between. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some unique holiday gifts.

Vendor tables must be reserved by November 5, and may be arranged by calli
ng Brenda Bohon at 540-316-3852 or Nis Russell at 540-316-5900. Spaces are limited.




Calendar of Events for October 2012

To register for classes or events, go to www.fauquierhealth.org or call 540-316-3588.

Tuesday, October 2

Introduction to Reiki Therapy
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 6:30 p.m.
Details: With Amber Isham and Sandra Roszel
Register: 540-316-2640

Wednesday, October 3
New Mom’s Support Group
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Details: Free

Cooking Healthy
Where: The Bistro on the Hill at Fauquier Hospital
When: 6:30 p.m.
Details: Low-sodium cooking demonstration
Register: 540-316-3588

Thursday, October 4
Lecture on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Details: With Dr. Joseph David, internal medicine specialist; lunch provided
Register: 540-316-3588

Friday, October 5 and 6
Your Childbirth Experience
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Weekend class
Cost: $120
Register: 540-316-3588

Wednesday, October 10
Breastfeeding Made Simple
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25
Register: 540-316-3588

Blood Pressure Screening
Where: Fauquier Hospital Main Lobby
When: 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, October 11
Look Good…Feel Better
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 10 a.m.
Register: 540-667-2315

Saturday, October 13
Safe Sitter Babysitter Training
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $60
Register: 540-316-3588


First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult/ Infant and Child)
Through the American Heart Association
Where: Fauquier Hospital Medical Office Building
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $85
Register: 540-316-3588

Wednesday, October 17
New Mom’s Support Group
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, October 18
Baby Care Essentials
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25
Register: 540-316-3588

Lecture on Shoulder Pain
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 7 p.m.
Details: With Dr. Ralph Garretson, orthopedic surgeon
Register: 540-316-3588

Medicare and Medicaid Benefits Seminar
Where: Fauquier Hospital Chestnut Room
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Register: 540-316-3588

Saturday, October 20
Reiki Therapy Sessions
Where: Fauquier Health Wellness Center
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration: 540-316-2640

Friday, October 26
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30 and 31
AARP Driver Safety Program
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $12 members, $14 non-members

Wednesday, October 31
New Mom’s Support Group
Where: Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, November 1
Car Control Clinic for New Drivers
Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room
When: 7 p.m.
Behind-the-wheel session (choose one)
Saturday or Sunday, November 3 or 4, morning or afternoon
Cost: $179
Register: 800-862-3277 or www.carcontrol.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Here is a video of the 3Fold Chord Trio performing a quick concert at Fauquier Hospital's Infusion Center. It was really beautiful. Naomi Schrock, one of the trio, is a patient at the Infusion Center. 

The music was gorgeous, really amazing, and was appreciated by patients and staff alike.