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Five companies cited as health-care innovators

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Five Virginia companies on Thursday received awards recognizing innovation in health care.

The companies were selected from 21 finalists in five categories in the 2012 Virginia Healthcare Innovators Awards. 

The winners were:

Employee health: Genworth Financial Corp., based in Richmond, for its employee wellness program.

Health information technology: MedVirginia, Richmond, for its leadership in health information exchange. 

Medical device or product: Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, Charlottesville, for its development of a drug to aid the use of radiation and chemotherapy to treat cancer.

Patient care (organizations 250 or fewer employees ): Richmond Ambulance Authority, for its quick response time and high patient survival rate.

Patient care (more than 250 employees): August Health, Fishersville, for its achievements in patient care using evidence-based order sets.

Other finalists included:

Employee health: Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Ferguson Enterprises, Halifax Regional Health System, HCA Virginia Health System and Washington and Lee University.

Health information technology: Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Lift Caregiving, VCU Department of Family Medicine and Virginia HIT.

Medical product or device: CW Optics Inc., PocketSonics Inc., Synthonics Inc. and Tau Therapeutics LLC.

Patient care (250 employees or fewer): C-Health PC, Greater Prince William Community Health Center, Mirixa Corp. and Virginia Women’s Center.

Patient care (more than 250 employees): Carilion Clinic Physicians, Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. Riverside Emergency and Trauma Center, and Valley Health System.

The awards were presented during the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Virginia Health Care Conference in Richmond.

McGuireWoods LLP and Virginia Capital Partners are the primary sponsors of the awards.



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