Friday, February 24, 2017

Community is Invited to Meet New Fauquier Health CEO

Chad Melton, Fauquier Health's new CEO

Community members are invited to get to know Fauquier Health’s new CEO, Chad Melton, at a meet and greet event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. The gathering will be held in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room.

Interested residents are welcome to meet Melton, hear about his vision for Fauquier Health and ask questions. Members of the LifePoint Health senior management team will also be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Spread of Flu Causes Visiting Restrictions at Fauquier Hospital

Visitors to Fauquier Hospital and Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center will find visiting restrictions in place as of today, due to the spread of the flu. No visitors under 18 (except for siblings in the Family Birthing Center). In the Birthing Center, visitors will be limited -- only two at a time per room.

Throughout the hospital -- if you have any flu symptoms, please don't visit until you are feeling better. 

You'll see these signs posted. Thanks for helping to keep our patients and staff safe.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lecture for Heart Month: The Ins and Outs of Heart Disease

Dr. Michael Jenks, emergency medicine
Dr. Michael Jenks, M.D., an emergency medicine specialist, will present a lecture, "The Ins and Outs of Heart Disease," at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 21, in Fauquier Hospital's Sycamore Room.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. The term "heart disease" refers to several types of heart conditions; coronary artery disease is the most common. During this presentation, Dr. Jenks will explain the difference between these conditions and how a cardiac event can present differently in women and men. Dr. Jenks will also discuss how you can prevent heart disease.

Patients Rights and Responsibilities Revised, Modernized

Fauquier Health has recently revised its Patient Rights and Responsibility materials. The new flyers and posters that may be seen throughout the health system have been reworked to be simpler, clearer and more eye-catching.

The goal was to create easy-to-read, meaningful patient rights and responsibilities that meet CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services), and Joint Commission requirements. 

You don't have to wait until you come to the hospital. It's good information to have before your next visit.

SOUPer Bowl Collects Food to Feed the Hungry

As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons prepare to face off in the NFL Super Bowl LI, Fauquier Health will host its own SOUPer Bowl. We’d like to collect 1,100 cans of soup (one for each employee) and deliver them to a local food bank in early February. Please bring your donated can(s) of soup to the Bistro and place them in the box of the team you think will win.

The SOUPer Bowl will run through February 3.

Reaching Out to Help Our Community
The idea for a SOUPer Bowl community project originated four years ago with Marshall Middle School’s assistant principal Les Balgavy. The school’s successful effort to help feed the hungry has inspired Fauquier Health to expand on that effort.

As a Planetree facility, Fauquier Health is dedicated to supporting our community by contributing to projects outside the walls of our organization. We try to positively impact our community with donations to Toys for Tots, Adopt-a-Family, the Relay for Life, and other organizations.

The SOUPer Bowl is another great way to serve our community.