As coronarivus begins to recede from the headlines, Carilion Clinic's medical and administrative leaders are once again being called on to share their expertise and perspective on all things medical with the community.
We have listed just a few recent interviews below. Follow Carilion Clinic on social media to stay on top of vaccine information, emerging research, new treatments and enhanced safety measures throughout our facilities.
- Carilion organizers, leaders and volunteers were featured in multiple news stories about the Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge, held this past weekend beginning at Carvins Cove and ending at River's Edge in Roanoke. This WDBJ story with Patrice Weiss, M.D., chief medical officer, is just one example.
- Mark Greenawald, M.D., was the featured speaker on the American Medical Association's May 27 COVID-19 Update, where he discussed intentional connection as a way to minimize feelings of isolation among physicians during challenging times.
- Fidel Valea, M.D., was the guest on a Spanish-language Facebook Live discussion with the nonprofit Vaccinate Your Family, where he answered questions about vaccination duing pregnancy.
- Ryann Kress, R.N., was featured on the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association's (VHHA) Patients Come First podcast, where she discussed joining Carilion Clinic's Mother Baby Unit, her role as Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, living and working with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and much more.
- The nursing team at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center was featured on WDBJ for earning the coveted Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
- Arwen Quinn, Carilion's trauma outreach coordinator, shared information about the trauma survivors' network and its Race to Rebuild with WDBJ, WSLS, WFXR and the Roanoke Star.
Summer heat and sunshine have been in the news too, and our experts have been on hand to raise awareness:
- Jill Lucas-Drakeford, Carilion Children's Safe Kids coordinator, spoke with WSLS about health risks in hot weather for children and pets.
- Tanya Trevilian, Carilion Children's pediatric trauma coordinator, spoke with WSLS about how hot playground equipment can get and how to avoid burns in the summer heat.
- Joshua Eikenberg, M.P.H., with Carilion Clinic Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, spoke with WSLS about sun protection, including the right and wrong way to use sunscreen.
- Arwen Quinn also joined the Local Office on Aging and WDBJ to raise awareness of heat exhaustion among seniors.
And some news that may not surprise anyone who has seen the amazing work health care professionals have been doing under the cloud of COVID-19: The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) has received 6,374 applications for the class that starts this summer. That's a 45% increase over the 4,400 applications the school typically receives! VTCSOM accepts fewer than 50 medical students per class.