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2010-12-06 23:07:01

A well-known paper-based medical chart used by pediatric emergency personnel across America is undergoing a 21st century boost in an collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, and the physician who created the original method some 25 years ago. The Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape "“ otherwise known as the Broselow Tape -- has been a staple of ERs and child trauma units for nearly three decades. Created by...

2008-09-25 03:00:28

Corrections Police are investigating thefts from vehicles in Southeast Roanoke. The location was wrong in a story in Tuesday's Virginia section. The gender of the mental health patient who committed suicide while being held in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital emergency room was incorrect in a headline in Tuesday's Virginia section. The patient was a woman. Clarification An item in the What's On Your Mind column published Monday may have added to confusion regarding saving...

2008-09-04 03:00:25

In 1989, U.S. District Court Judge James Turk concluded that a merger of Carilion Health System's Roanoke Memorial Hospital with Roanoke Community Hospital would "probably improve the quality of health care in Western Virginia and reduce its costs . . . ." In a front page article nearly 20 years later, The Wall Street Journal comes to a different conclusion: "The cost of health care in the Roanoke Valley . . . is soaring. Health-insurance rates in Roanoke have gone from being the lowest in...

2008-07-12 03:00:28

By JoAnne Poindexter joanne.poindexter@roanoke.com 981-3232 Christine Straub consistently serves as a team player and mentor as a registered nurse in labor and delivery services at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Not only that, her co-workers say, but she also goes beyond the call of duty to benefit patients and other employees. That's why they nominated Straub, and she received the hospital's annual Healthcare with a Human Touch Award. She's one of 11 Carilion Clinic nurses who received...


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