August 2020
New: Virtual Services
New All-Inclusive Request From
We have combined both our Health Fair Services and Lecture request forms into one link for ease of use. Our new link can be found on the right hand panel of this newsletter, on our website, and below. Please use this request form for any services you are requesting including: webinar series, webinars, virtual wellness services, onsite health fair services, and onsite lectures.

Promoting Flu Vaccination in the Workplace
August is National Immunization Awareness Month—an annual observance that highlights the importance of vaccination. Vaccination helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to vulnerable populations like the elderly and people with chronic conditions or weakened immune systems. 
Although peak flu season is months away, employers need to start preparing now to protect the health of employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes it is likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading during the coming fall and winter. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever. According to CDC’s website Promoting Vaccination in the Workplace, making annual flu vaccinations part of your workplace wellness program offers many benefits to you and your employees. 
Benefits to employers:
  • Reduces cost by decreasing time missed from work to get vaccinated.
  • Reduces cost by reducing absences due to illness, resulting in improved productivity.
  • Avoids additional employer cost because flu vaccines are often part of the company provided health insurance plan. 
  • Improves morale. 
     
Benefits to employees:
  • Reduces absences due to sickness and doctor visits.
  • Improves health.
  • Convenience.
  • Improves morale.

CDC’s Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020–2021 Season webpage provides guidance on preparing your workplace to prevent the spread of flu and COVID-19. Also check out CDC’s 10 tips for Preventing the Spread of Flu in the Workplace.
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VHC Telehealth & Phone Visits for New and Existing Patients
In an effort to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus and maintain the safety of all patients, visitors, staff and providers, the VHC Physician Group now offers Telephone and Video Telehealth Visits. These visits are scheduled appointments with a VHC Physician Group provider that make it possible for patients to receive medical care from their provider without having to leave the safety of their home.To schedule a Telephone Visit or a Video Telehealth Visit, please call one of the VHC Physician Group practices directly. You can find that information on our website.
Caregiver Support Group
VHC is offering its free support group for caregivers of people living with dementia two times per month from April to June using Zoom. Anyone is welcome to join and should send an email to lifeline@virginiahospitalcenter.com to be added. Meetings include opportunities to hear from guest speakers and time for open discussion.
Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle Classes via Zoom
Virginia Hospital Center is hosting online Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle Classes through Zoom. Classes include Body Weight Sculpt, Core Challenge, Seniorcise, Feldenkrais, and Yoga. You can find a full list of classes on our website: www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/healthy
Childbirth Education Classes and Support Groups
Virginia Hospital Center is offering virtual Childbirth Education classes and Support Groups.
  • Prepare for Delivery with a Virtual Tour: We have a virtual offering to help prepare for delivery. It provides opportunity to speak with an RN to go over what to expect for admission, delivery, and stay as well as latest information on what is happening at the hospital.
  • Connect with our Care Team: Fran Williams is a leader in childbirth education who served as a labor and delivery nurse and clinical leader at VHC for over 20 years. Fran and her team help you navigate your delivery preparation and experience at VHC. Reach out to Fran and her team via email or phone to discuss how we can support your delivery journey and to learn about these topics and more:
  • Support Groups: Our free support groups provide an opportunity to connect with other mothers under the guidance of our childbirth education leaders on topics you care about, including breastfeeding and the postpartum transition. Registration is required for support groups in order to receive the Zoom link. There is an added support group for Mom's experience the stress of COVID restrictions, isolation,and work/life balance.

For more information please visit : www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/medical/women/
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