Health

Hospital dedicates new ER, medical building

April McClain, director of inpatient nursing and the emergency department, gives the public a tour along the doctors' and nurses' station inside the new emergency room at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock on Wednesday. The new ER  includes 17 private exam/treatment rooms and dedicated trauma and cardiac care rooms.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15th, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah Memorial Hospital’s new emergency department and medical building was dedicated yesterday with a ribbon cutting, open and tours, which were open to the public.

25 cases of Zika in Virginia

June 15th, 2016

As of June 9, the Virginia Department of Health has 25 confirmed and probable cases of Zika virus infection in the state.

Hula-Hoop-A-Looza shakes up some fun

Makhi Cotes, 9, a second grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary, spins his fitness ring during their Friday morning Hula-Hoop-A-Looza. Ferguson, a plumbing supply manufacturer, made the fitness hoops out of recycled plastic tubing and donated one to each student. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 4th, 2016

STRASBURG – Sandy Hook Elementary School was full of energy Friday morning as kids received hula hoops from Ferguson Enterprises for a Hula-Hoop-A-Looza.

New dialysis clinic in Winchester

May 9th, 2016

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.

Birth expo attracts hundreds to Winchester

April 24th, 2016

Mothers, care providers and others were greeted with more than 50 vendors, several workshops and lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Mohrbacher, a breastfeeding expert at the Birth Expo in Winchester, put on by Virginia Is For Doulas.

Doula agency to host birth expo in Winchester

Tim Fusaro watches as Tiffany Shank, co-owner of Virginia Is For Doulas administers care to his wife Valerie. Photo courtesy of Shenandoah Photo

April 1st, 2016

Virginia Is For Doulas, an agency that matches expecting mothers with doulas, is now available in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. They will hold a birth expo as a way to launch the program. Tiffany Shank, a doula in the area, has expanded her doula business to include this new service.

Men walking in heels for awareness event

March 18th, 2016

The Laurel Center Intervention for Domestic and Sexual Violence partners with Shenandoah University’s Not Just Women’s Center for the first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 2.

Relay for Life seeks teams, volunteers

Kaitlin Pomerleau, community manager for the American Cancer Society, left, and Josette Miller, a New Market resident and advocate for cancer research, are seeking volunteers for Relay for Life of Shenandoah County. Kaley Toy/Daily

March 14th, 2016

NEW MARKET – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is looking for teams and volunteers for the 20th annual Relay for Life of Shenandoah County.