Practicing Safe Medication Habits Helps Make Homes and Communities Healthier

October 20, 2020

While medications can provide many benefits, their misuse can pose a serious health risk to you and your community. According to findings from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 53 percent of opioid abuse begins with the home medicine cabinet.

An Hour That Could Impact a Lifetime

October 8, 2020

How an annual mammogram could save your life. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram.

Fauquier Health Honors Art Wall Artist

October 1, 2020

After numerous conversations with Kathleen’s beloved daughter, Fauquier Health wished to commemorate Kathleen Willingham’s memory by purchasing a beautiful canvas titled, “Connections.” This canvas will have a permanent home at the Fauquier Health Center for Cancer Care.

Fauquier Health Employees Thank Community for Support During Pandemic by Giving Back

September 24, 2020

Nearly A Ton of Food Donated to Local Food Banks. In total, the staff donated $1,376 and nearly a ton of food – 1,787 pounds of food. “It was important that we showed the community how grateful we were for all the support they provided to our team during a trying and stressful time,” said Chad Melton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fauquier Health.

Fauquier Health Welcomes Dr. Gurwinder Singh at New Internal Medicine Clinic in Culpeper

September 24, 2020

The Internal Medicine office will be led by one of Fauquier Health’s newest physicians, Dr. Gurwinder Singh. Dr. Singh is board-certified in internal medicine and maintains a strong focus on adult health, diabetes, chronic disease management (such as heart and lung), preventative education, endocrinology and critical care management.

Fauquier Health Welcomes New Interventional Radiologists

September 22, 2020

Fauquier Health recently welcomed three new board-certified interventional radiologists to its medical staff this month. Dr. Sandeep Bagla, Dr. Alexander Kieger and Dr. Rachel Piechowiak will bring expanded interventional specialty focuses to Fauquier and the surrounding communities.

September Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness

September 21, 2020

What to know about PAD, chronic wounds and wound healing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries, that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs, become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. PAD affects between eight and 12 million people in the U.S., contributes to difficult to heal wounds and is associated with amputation.

Department Spotlight - Medical Records

August 25, 2020

Meet Medical Records, “We may not be seen, but we play a big role.” Medical Records is the repository for all patient medical history. From their first visit, to their last, they provide access to medical records to the patient or patient designee, insurance companies, attorneys and other medical institutions for continuum of care.

Taking Charge of Your Health: How Your Primary Care Provider Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve

August 25, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy. While a pandemic is certainly a bad thing, being more in tune with and focused on our health is definitely a good thing.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19

August 21, 2020

Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. It is important to continue seeking proper care for your child. Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.

Fauquier Health Names 2020 Mercy Award Winner

August 14, 2020

Fauquier Health recently announced that Amy Kaminski, RN, Coordinator of Employee Health, has been recognized as the hospital’s 2020 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

Fauquier Health Urges Community Members to Wear Masks

August 13, 2020

“Fauquier Health strongly encourages our community members to wear masks because each of us plays an important role in helping to keep our community safe and protect one another from the spread of infectious diseases,” says Christine Hart Kress, Chief Nursing Officer at Fauquier Health. “One of the easiest and most effective ways we can look out for each other and aid in the fight against COVID-19 is to wear a face mask in public spaces right now.”

Fauquier Health Offering Student Specials for Sports and Scout Physicals

August 12, 2020

Fauquier Health’s Piedmont Internal Medicine and Family Practice at Bealeton are offering specials for all sports and scout physicals at a savings of $25 each. According to Dr. Christopher Nagle, Internal Medicine, "We love caring for athletes – from high school to professional – to guide them in optimizing their health and fitness for maximum performance.”

Making Communities Healthier - A Year in Review

July 1, 2020

That is why, today, we are excited to share the highlights from our 2019 Community Benefits Report. In 2019 we distributed a payroll of $66,398,211 to more than 960 employees. We donated more than $14.6 million in services to those in need. We paid $10,671,175 in taxes.

Dr. Rahul Dewan, Neurologist, Joins Fauquier Health

June 22, 2020

Fauquier Health announced today that Rahul Dewan, MD, has joined its staff and will be offering neurology and sleep medicine services to patients throughout Fauquier County. Dr. Dewan brings over 10 years of clinical experience to Fauquier Health and is the second neurologist to join the hospital’s medical staff.    

Know Where to go: Getting the Care you Need

June 19, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Fauquier Health’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

Your Voice Matters! Local Community Health Needs Assessment EXTENDED Due June 30, 2020

June 8, 2020

The CHNA process takes place every three years and was last conducted in 2017. It will consist of four parts – background information, community needs related to COVID-19, general community needs, and a section for community member insights. This collaborative effort helps residents, local stake holders and healthcare providers learn more about the pressing health needs these communities are facing and where needed improvements lie.

Childbirth and COVID-19: Keeping Expecting Mothers and Newborns Safe at Fauquier Health

June 8, 2020

Pregnancy always comes with its share of anxiety and fear, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new layer of concerns for expecting families.  If you will be delivering a baby during the pandemic, you likely have many questions about how delivery in the hospital may be different right now and how you can keep yourself and your baby healthy.

Fauquier Health Wound Healing Center Participates in Seventh Annual Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week

June 4, 2020

The Wound Healing Center at Fauquier Health, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the seventh annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 1 to June 5. According to Dr. Lynn Samuel, Fauquier Health Wound Healing Center, “Our team at The Fauquier Health Wound Healing Center consists of a multidisciplinary physician panel and specialized wound care nurses..."

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives. This May, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is more essential than ever.

Fauquier Health Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

May 6, 2020

Fauquier Health is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need.

Fauquier Health Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 5, 2020

Chad Melton, CEO of Fauquier Health said, “We are proud to once again be recognized by The Leapfrog organization for receiving an ‘A’ grade.  Receiving an A during the COVID-19 crisis is a testament to our team, for keeping patient care and quality at the center of what we do. Our board and medical staff have been instrumental in guiding the health system, on our journey on high quality, patient centered care.”

Lighting the Night for First Responder and Healthcare Community

April 30, 2020

Over 100 vehicles drove through Light the Night sharing honks, waves and words of encouragement for the healthcare workers, police and Fire & EMS. Community members drove their cars, motorcycles and work vehicles through the designated areas and ended their route of travel by exiting under the American Flag which was displayed in between Warrenton and Remington ladder trucks.

Fauquier Health Physician Services Implements Telemedicine Capabilities

April 8, 2020

Virtual visits that will connect patients and providers beyond the clinic setting. Dr. DeCastro shared, “We have to get creative in these unique times. Telehealth is an excellent way to keep providing the care that is needed for the patients. It keeps the providers and patients from unnecessary exposure to Covid-19. In the end it can also help patients stay away from unnecessary hospital and emergency room visits. We are currently offering same day visits.” 

New COVID-19 Testing Site, April 7th

April 6, 2020

Through this collaborative effort it is our hopes that we can offer a convenient testing location to the residents of Fauquier County that are deemed in need of testing from their primary care physician. It is important to note, this new location is not a screening location upon request.

COVID-19 FAQs

March 26, 2020

Here is a COVID-19 FAQs to help answer some common questions such as: What are the qualifications for being tested for COVID-19? I believe I have symptoms of COVID-19; what do I do next? Do hand-sewn face masks provide protection?

COVID-19: What Fauquier Health is Doing and What You Can Do

March 18, 2020

Fauquier Health is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors at all times. Christine Kress, Fauquier Health’s chief nursing officer, said, “Our entire team of medical professionals will proudly serve on the front line of COVID-19.  We are dedicated to providing a safe place for patients and caregivers to give and receive care. We appreciate your patience and support today and for the weeks to come.”

Coronavirus Update

March 13, 2020

Fauquier Health has been preparing, hosting internal employee town halls and undergoing preparation training for all staff and personnel. Effective immediately, Fauquier Health has enacted new visitor policies, access and entrance policies and community attendance policies. As the local community source for healthcare, we request the community’s help and support.

Fauquier Health Welcomes New Surgical Robot

March 6, 2020

Fauquier Health is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. The da Vinci Xi System was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci Xi robotic system was a $1.8 million capital improvement investment that arrived on February 4, 2020.

Meet the Cath Lab Team

March 5, 2020

When asking the cath lab staff about their role played at the hospital, they all agreed, “As nurses, techs and doctors within the cath lab, we pride ourselves on providing safe, compassionate, quality care to you and your family.”

Fauquier Hospital Welcomes 2020 Leap Year Baby

March 2, 2020

Fauquier Hospital celebrated leap year day with a bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces, Parker Joel Funk was born to Jillian and Winton Funk on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:28am.

Fauquier Health Wound Healing Center Raises Awareness about the Impact of Heart Health on Wound Healing

February 25, 2020

Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, Fauquier Health’s Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases can affect the wound healing process. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States and, if left untreated, an unhealed wound on the foot or leg can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation.

Fauquier Health Celebrates Opening of New Cancer Center with Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

February 21, 2020

Fauquier Health hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, February 20 to celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new Center for Cancer Care. Hospital leaders, physicians, community leaders and government officials attended the ribbon-cutting event to tour the new freestanding 25,640-square-foot center and learn about its new equipment and expanded services.

Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Resolving to Get the Rest You Need This Year

January 28, 2020

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you may want to consider.

Meet the Team at the Bistro on the Hill

January 10, 2020

Fauquier Health’s Bistro on the Hill promotes clean eating all year long. Unidine’s Fresh Food Pledge is our commitment to preparing healthy, from scratch meals using responsibly and locally sourced, seasonal and environmentally conscious ingredients.

Fauquier Health Limits Visitation Due to Seasonal Flu Outbreak

January 8, 2020

Due to high levels of respiratory viruses in the community, Fauquier Health is implementing seasonal influenza precautions. Visitation restrictions will be in place during peak flu season, which generally lasts through the first of April. Fauquier Health recommends limiting visitation to the hospital during peak flu season, unless presenting the need for care.

Fauquier Health Hosts Cancer Survivor Holiday Celebration

December 30, 2019

On December 9, 2019 Fauquier Health hosted a special holiday celebration honoring cancer patients and cancer survivors. Many of the invited guests were current and former patients at Fauquier Health’s Infusion Center. The evening consisted of opening remarks, a meal blessing, dinner, dessert, angel ornament activities and Reiki therapy to promote relaxation.

Fauquier Health – A Compassionate Heart

December 18, 2019

Each healthcare staff member involved in the care of Virginia (Jennie) Craun received a special acknowledgment and heart pin as a symbol of their compassion. Today, Fauquier Health would like to take this opportunity to recognize the following individuals that showed true expression of love in helping to care for those in their community.

Fauquier Health and Smith-Midland are making Wellness a Priority

December 9, 2019

The WorkPoint Wellness Program is a corporate wellness program offered to local employers to meet occupational health needs, encourage wellness activities including preventative health screenings, educational lectures, exercise classes and more. The program seeks to help employers meet the health needs of their employees, encourage health and wellness, and avoid missed work days.

DIABETES: What You Should Know

November 22, 2019

If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. – or one in 10 – have diabetes. And one in four of those are unaware that they have it. With November recognized as American Diabetes Month, it’s a great time to learn more about this condition and how you can help prevent and fight it.

Are You Covered?

November 20, 2019

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

Today Fauquier Health is Making Communities Healthier. Here’s How.

November 13, 2019

Fauquier Health is proud to be a part of Warrenton, and the surrounding areas. We believe that great communities – like this one – deserve great healthcare. As a leader in our community, we strive to provide the highest quality care possible – both inside and outside our hospital walls – and are committed to our region’s overall well-being. That’s why our mission is Making Communities Healthier.

Fauquier Health Nationally Recognized With An ‘A’ For the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 7, 2019

When asked about the recognition, Chad Melton, CEO of Fauquier Health explained, “One of our high-five guiding principles is delivering high quality care. Our board, medical staff, and the Fauquier Health team believe that quality is the foundation of the organization. Receiving an “A” grade from the Leapfrog organization is a testament that our team is delivering on our promise.”

Staying Healthy at College

September 20, 2019

Those years are vulnerable as you leave home for the first time and venture out into a new experience. Nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and limiting risky behaviors are some of the tools essential to pack with you as you head off to college.

Diabetes and the Importance of Dental Care

September 16, 2019

Initially, the first question that may come to your mind is how do diabetes and dental care relate? People with diabetes are likely to experience oral symptoms such as bad breath, loose teeth due to bone loss, and thickened plaque. According to the American Dental Association, there is a link between periodontal disease and diabetes.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

August 30, 2019

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82% of American adults take at least one medication and 29% take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.

Healthy Habits for a Successful School Year

August 27, 2019

As you tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school year.

Fauquier Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

August 5, 2019

Fauquier Health is proud to announce the certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of Fauquier Health’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Fauquier Health Summer Medical Camp 2019

July 29, 2019

This month, Fauquier Health concluded one of the community’s most popular student programs, Medical Camp. Medical Camp spanned over a two week period. The first week of Medical Camp was held from Tuesday, July 9 to Wednesday, July 10. The second week of Medical Camp was held from Tuesday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 17. Each week consisted of a different group of approximately 20 students who came together to complete a series of modules and activities designed to advance their knowledge in the health care field.

Fauquier Health receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

July 29, 2019

Fauquier Health has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

American Diabetes Association – Wellness Center Diabetes Education Recognition

July 10, 2019

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic and supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, today announced the recognition of Fauquier Health’s Wellness Center, Diabetes Program through the Education Recognition Program (ERP). The DSMES service was originally recognized in May of 2019.

Cookout Caution: Keeping Food Safety in Focus This Summer by Nina Perez, CNO

July 2, 2019

Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm. And most gatherings have one particular ingredient in common: food. Think grilled burgers and hot dogs, barbecued chicken, homemade potato salad and coleslaw, and overflowing veggie and fruit trays. While you’re enjoying your summer favorites, there’s another ingredient that should be a part of every party: food safety.

BE COOL: Tips to Help You Beat the Heat and Have a Safe and Healthy Summer

June 21, 2019

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.

2018 Lights for Life - Top of the Tree Honoree Wilbur Heflin

November 14, 2018

This year’s 2018 “Top of the Tree” Honoree is Mr. Wilbur L. Heflin. Wilbur L. "Will" Heflin previously owned and operated for 43 years the independent Remington Drug Company. His Drug Company has been recognized as the oldest one in Fauquier County and Virginia Piedmont region north of the Rapidan River.

Fauquier Hospital Cuddlers Give the Gift of Touch

September 19, 2018

Since January, a team of Fauquier Health volunteers has been focused on helping the tiny victims of the opioid crisis. The Cuddlers, a four-person subset of Fauquier Health’s volunteer force, help to provide warmth and security for infants who are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS(.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

July 13, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50.

Medical Camps Offer Hands-on Approach to Learning

July 13, 2018

Fauquier Health is celebrating its 11th year of offering summer Medical Camps for middle and high school students. The camps provide students 14 to 18 years old with hands-on experience and insight into possible medical careers, drawing children from around the East Coast.

Dr. Joe Brown Joins Team at Wound Healing Center

June 1, 2018

General surgeon Dr. Joe Brown will be joining the Wound Healing Center’s physician panel beginning June 15. He’ll be joining the current physician panel, which includes Dr. Tam Ly, Dr. Joseph David, Dr. Lynn Samuel, Dr. Jorge Minera and Dr. Jeffrey Abrams.

Fauquier Hospital Earns Gold Certification from Planetree International

June 1, 2018

Fauquier Hospital has been awarded Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. The certification represents the highest level of person-centered care, which prioritizes the active participation of patients and their families throughout the healthcare process with an emphasis on partnership, compassion, transparency, inclusion and quality.

Wound Healing Center Earns Center of Excellence Distinction

May 24, 2018

The Fauquier Health Wound Healing Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. Also, general surgeon Joe Brown has joined the Wound Healing Center panel of physicians.

Medical Imaging Office Temporarily Closed

April 26, 2018

Fauquier Health's Medical Imaging location at the Warrenton Professional Building (493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton, VA 20186) is temporarily closed.

LifePoint Earns Prestigious Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety

April 3, 2018

LifePoint Health® has been named the recipient of the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level. Presented by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, the Eisenberg Awards acknowledge major achievements in healthcare quality and patient safety.