Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Potomac Boulevard Receives Interior Design Award

Potomac Hospital and Huelat Parimucha Ltd. were awarded an honorable mention award by the American Society of Interior Designers for the Potomac Boulevard project. The 2009 Interior Design Competition Award, Healthcare/Long-term Care/Clinic Category, was presented during the ASID Washington Metro Chapter’s 2009 Celebrate Design Awards Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

Potomac Boulevard is a wide, spacious corridor that leads visitors and patients from the front entrance through the hospital with several stops on the way -- a new gift shop, Worship Room and Jazzman’s CafĂ©, a coffee and snack bar. Potomac Boulevard is not only a renovated space. It’s designed to help visitors find their way through the hospital with ease.

“The Boulevard was designed with the same wayfinding elements that are present throughout the hospital,” says Barbara Huelet of Huelet Parimucha Healthcare Design. “We’ve incorporated colors and design elements that gently guide visitors to their destinations.”

“The most important element,” says Huelet, “is the fact that the Boulevard is essentially a straight line to the new patient care building – no more twists and turns.”

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Potomac Physician Receives Prestigious Award

The Medical Society of Virginia presented William C. Reha, M.D., MBA, a urologist on Potomac Hospital’s Medical Staff, the 2009 Clarence A. Holland Award at its annual meeting at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.

The Holland Award is presented annually to a Virginia physician for outstanding contributions promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through political service.

Dr. Reha has been a physician and patient advocate for over 25 years. He has been a tireless proponent of organized medicine, serving as a Delegate, Associate Director, Director and member of various committees of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) over the past fifteen years. He has also served as the Vice-Speaker of the MSV since 2007.

In addition, he has served as President of the Prince William County Medical Society, President of the Potomac Hospital Medical Staff, and a MSV Foundation Claude Moore Physician Leadership Institute Fellow.

Friday, October 23, 2009

H1N1 Preparedness Summit to be Held at Potomac Hospital

In an effort to educate community healthcare providers on the latest H1N1 preparedness plans and strategies, Potomac Hospital is holding an H1N1Preparedness Summit for Community-Based Physicians on Monday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. An expert panel will discuss strategies to minimize effects of the Novel H1N1 Virus.

Expert Speakers & Panel Participants:

  • Mark J. Levine, M.D., MPH, Deputy Commissioner for Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs, Virginia Department of Health
  • John Symington, M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Alison Ansher, M.D., MPH, District Director, Prince William Health District
  • Jasmine Matheson, MPH, Epidemiologist, PWC Health Department
  • Frankie Picard, Vice President, Emergency Preparedness, Potomac Hospital
  • Wendy Atkinson, R.N., MSN Associate Director of Nursing, Emergency Preparedness, Potomac Hospital

Attention Editors: If you are interested in covering the summit or interviewing panelists, please contact Charlene Wilkins at 703-670-1236 or *This event is not open to the public.