July 2020
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Staying Healthy is More Than Staying Home
Don’t Postpone Your Health
As Virginia Hospital Center performs elective surgery and procedures once again, we are taking many additional precautions to ensure the safety of both our patients and team. We test all patients for COVID-19 prior to moving forward with a surgery or procedure. The hospital has precautionary safety measures in place, protective equipment, and technology to stay in touch with doctors and patients throughout all phases of care.

We also encourage patients to contact us immediately if they are feeling ill so we can assess and potentially reschedule a procedure. You can have confidence and trust in knowing that we are doing everything we can to ensure patient and team safety.

Virginia Hospital Center Virtual Services
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 ou r 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/
Outpatient Diabetes & Nutrition Program 
The Virginia Hospital Center Outpatient Diabetes & Nutrition Program offers individualized education and services to meet diverse needs of patients. The VHC Diabetes Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT): Individual counseling sessions with a Registered Dietitian for obesity/weight management, heart disease, kidney disease, and more.
  • Prediabetes: Group classes through the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Individual appointments targeting weight loss and increased physical activity also available.
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Individual appointments and/or group classes covering subjects such as healthy eating, weight loss, blood glucose monitoring, insulin titration, and insulin pump training.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Individual appointments to help ensure a healthy pregnancy through balanced nutrition and controlling blood glucose levels.

We are currently offering telehealth appointments. Please contact the office at 703.558.5718 or at diabetesed@virginiahospitalcenter.com .
Joint Replacement Program
The Joint Replacement Program at Virginia Hospital Center provides a comprehensive and safe approach to patient care. Our focus is always on excellent surgical outcomes and outstanding patient satisfaction. There are online classes available, as well as phone consultations for pre-operation and questions.
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