Jury decides hospital not to blame for Smedley’s death
August 28, 2015
A medical malpractice lawsuit against Winchester Medical Center and Valley Health Systems ended Thursday night with a jury finding the defendants did not contribute to the death of John H. Smedley Sr. after a heart operation three years ago.
Jury clears hospital of malpractice in Smedley lawsuit
August 28, 2015
WINCHESTER –A medical malpractice lawsuit against Winchester Medical Center and Valley Health Systems ended Thursday night with a jury finding the defendants did not contribute to the death of John H. Smedley Sr. after a heart operation three years ago.
Hospital defends care of Smedley
August 26, 2015
The nurse caring for John H. Smedley Sr. at the time he began an abrupt descent toward death in Winchester Medical Center said he appeared to be progressing toward recovery when she left him to go to the restroom.
Valley Health, hospital named in suit
August 26, 2015
WINCHESTER – The widow of John H. Smedley Sr., longtime Commissioner of Revenue in Warren County, testified Tuesday in circuit court that she is still trying to learn what happened in Winchester Medical Center in the days before he was declared brain dead on Aug. 24, 2012.
Family made special preparations for first grader
August 17, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — More than a year after major brain surgery for a blood vessel disorder, lively 6-year-old Jozie Palmer began her first grade year at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School.
Valley Health makes Most Wired list
August 14, 2015
With an array of new developments on the horizon, Valley Health made Hospitals & Health Networks’ 2015 HealthCare Most Wired list in July, the first time it’s made the list since 2006.
Program puts patients in control
August 12, 2015
WINCHESTER — April Adams remembers the day she thought up the Integrative Care Program at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester.
Battlefield foundation to change New Market headquarters sign
July 31, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be changing the sign on its New Market headquarters next week.
Patient recalls hospital experience worth writing about
July 29, 2015
WOODSTOCK — Jill Burns’ husband knows hospitals where he felt he had to protect his loved ones from in-patient staff.
July 21, 2015
Monday was one of the hottest days of the summer, but Woodstock Pool wasn’t open.
Nolan to leave Warren Memorial Hospital
July 16, 2015
Patrick Nolan, president of Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, has announced he will leave Valley Health after 21 years for a new job with Inspira Health Network in New Jersey.
Laurel Center director to step down after 28 years
July 15, 2015
After nearly 30 years under the same leadership, The Laurel Center announced this week it has named a new executive director.
Flood waters bring health risks
July 13, 2015
Water contamination and mold concerns follow in the wake of flash floods. But health concerns begin with the first wave of flood damage.
Project HOPE names Thomas Kenyon CEO
July 10, 2015
Project HOPE announced on Friday that Dr. Thomas Kenyon will be president and CEO of the international health and humanitarian organization based in Millwood. Kenyon, who succeeds Dr. John Howe III, will begin his new role on Oct. 1.
‘A walking miracle’
July 8, 2015
STRASBURG — Jason “Jay” Gomez said his friends have nicknamed him Jay Strong, and it’s little wonder. After the 18-year-old fell 75 feet from a cliff into a water-filled quarry on June 29, no one thought he would walk again.
Workshops to address chronic disease self-management
July 7, 2015
A series of free workshops beginning in Winchester next month will address chronic disease self-management.
Sun exposure a year-round risk
July 5, 2015
Summertime is when many Americans break out their sunglasses and dust off the ol’ sunscreen. But according to area professionals, sun-related skin and eye care should be a year-round endeavor.
Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient
July 2, 2015
WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.
Memory care center set for New Market
July 1, 2015
A new memory care facility is planned for New Market this winter. Led by brothers Mark and Paul Griffin, and their father Marvin Griffin, who all run Shenandoah Place in New Market, the endeavor will bring needed care to a growing subset of the community suffering from memory problems.
Man waits for live liver donor
July 1, 2015
Last September, Paul Smoot, of Strasburg, forgot how to use his cell phone. Talking with him, his wife Kutrina couldn’t determine the problem. She asked if he felt all right, and he said he did. But his boss saw differently.