Communty Memorial Hospital

Feeling Dizzy?

FREE Balance Screenings

Danielle Vaughan, PT, DPT Vestibular Rehab Specialist

South Hill – A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy.  If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating.  If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over.  Balance is easily taken for granted.  However, when the fragile vestibular organs of the inner ear are damaged by illness or injury, anyone can lose the ability to balance.

Do you suffer from dizziness, vertigo or imbalance?  Do you have problems concentrating, vision disturbance or hearing changes?

If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should participate in a free balance screening at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Rehab & Exercise Therapy Center.

The FREE balance screenings will take place on Tuesday, July 12th from 8:30AM -11:30AM in the CMH Rehab and Exercise Therapy Center, located at 750 Lombardy Street in South Hill.

Screenings will be performed by Danielle Vaughan, PT, DPT Vestibular Rehab Specialist.  Danielle has extensive experience in treating patients with vestibular system disorders as she evaluates and treats patients with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance at the CMH Rehab & Exercise Therapy Center.

For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 774-2506.

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Who’Ya Gonna Call? Stroke, there’s treatment if you ACT FAST!

Community Out-Reach Education

South Hill – A stroke is a “brain attack.”  It can happen to anyone at any time.  Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds.  What are signs/symptoms of a stroke?  How important is it to get help quickly?  How can I prevent a stroke?

If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend May’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn more about stroke.

This FREE program will be on Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center Auditorium at 125 Buena Vista Circle in South Hill.

Rodney Newton, EMT, President of the EMS Counsel/ODEMSA and Vickey Morgan, RN, BSN, Stroke Program Coordinator at VCU Health CMH will be the speakers for the program. 

Mr. Newton is Chief of Victoria Fire and Rescue.  He also currently serves as the liaison between the VCU Health CMH Stroke Team and the local surrounding squads.  Mrs. Morgan has been employed with CMH since 2003 and is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit.  She serves as the Stroke Program Coordinator and is actively working with the Stroke Team to help VCU Health CMH move forward to become a Primary Stroke Center certified by the American Heart Association and the Joint Commission.

Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended.  For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 774-2550 or visit  Entrance to the VCU Health CMH Education Center Auditorium is to the left of the main hospital entrance.

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VCU Health CMH Team Member of the Month for March, 2016

(Left to Right) W. Scott Burnette, CEO, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital presented Tiffany Nichole Blevins, Emergency Department Technician, the VCU Health CMH STAR Service Team Member of the Month Award for March.  There to congratulate Tiffany was Janet Kaiser, Emergency Department Director.

Tiffany has been employed at VCU Health CMH a total of four years.  Her dedication and work ethic are just two of the qualities that make her a wonderful asset to VCU Health CMH.  The nomination form submitted on her behalf stated, “Tiffany is always polite and friendly.  We were facing staffing challenges and she brought patients from the ED to West and took the time to get vitals and weights on the patients.  This small gesture was greatly appreciated by our staff.”  “Tiffany went above and beyond her job in the ED to come help Med. Surg. on a very busy day.  Her efforts were greatly appreciated and she helped make a difficult day better!”  “Tiffany is always upbeat and respectful of all team members.  She is the go-to Tech and rarely needs direction.  She is always willing to above and beyond.”

In addition to the award certificate, Tiffany received a STAR Service lapel pin, letter of commendation from Administration, a $40 gift certificate, and a parking place of her choice for the month.

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