Healthier Together

Winter 2017 issue
Healthcare that’s everywhere you are

Healthcare that’s everywhere you are


Dear neighbor,

Welcome to our winter issue of Healthier Together! I’m excited to share with you some of the impact Novant Health UVA Health System is making as we seek to provide accessible care when and where you need it. No matter what stage you find yourself in — raising a family, caring for aging relatives, pursuing personal goals or growing a career — life can demand a lot. That’s why we at Novant Health UVA Health System want to make at least one thing simple: the way you and your family receive healthcare.

We’re helping people like Bristow resident Mike Judkins, whose life was saved in part by Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center’s “door-to-balloon” time — one of the fastest in the area — so that he got the treatment for cardiac arrest in time to recover.

Or consider Redmond Manierre, a resident of The Plains who thought his active lifestyle was lost when his knees deteriorated so much that just moving was excruciating. After an advanced surgical procedure available through our new regional Health System, Redmond is not only back to biking and running, he’s been able to pursue the dream of a lifetime: hiking the Grand Canyon.

We provide a broad continuum of care — healthcare that’s accessible wherever you are on life’s journey.

That means we offer everything from nationally accredited inpatient care at our three medical centers to specialized services, such as medical detoxification from alcohol addiction. Those detoxification services can be a lifeline to someone in need, and you’ll get the details on page 8.

Our continuum of care also includes the Novant Health UVA Health System Caton Merchant House, an assisted living center uniquely embedded within our regional Health System so that residents have ready access to healthcare and services whenever they need them. If you’re starting to have conversations within your family about care for an aging relative, get the answers on page 10 to some of the most common questions about assisted living.

Our team members, physicians and medical centers have been a part of your life for years. With our focus on access to care when and where you need it, you can enjoy expanded convenience and personalized, compassionate care; nationally recognized medical expertise and innovative treatments — all close to home, all with people who care about you.

Melissa L. Robson, RN, BSN, MHA
CEO, Novant Health UVA Health System