Posts Tagged ‘Augusta Health’

After 10 long years on South Magnolia Ave in Waynesboro, we are moving into our new office in Fishersville, VA. Construction starts this month at the end of Parkway Lane near Augusta Health Hospital. Our new facility will offer more space, easier access, and more parking.  Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang are excited about our new facility and the conveniences it offers our patients.

Parking and handicap accessibility is a constant issue with our current office.  The new location will have it’s own parking lot with handicap accessible sidewalks and entrance way.  Inside, our hallways and doors will be wide enough to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs.

With the new office comes new equipment. The most notable, a digital x-ray machine. This machine makes the whole experience of getting an x-ray quicker and easier. Digital images have a higher resolution and can be burned to a CD for your convenience. Also, there is less radiation exposure because images are more consistently reliable .     


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If you or a loved one are experiencing foot & ankle pain, we hope you will consider our practice.  Please CONTACT us to make an appointment.  We are accepting new patients and referrals.

Physical Activities In Our Community

June 27th, 2013 by Dr.Chang

Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle Clinic enjoys promoting physical activity in our community. We believe physical exercise is the best CHANGkpmCCskiCROPmedicine available. Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley are fantastic areas to enjoy the outdoors. Our clinic sponsors the 2013 Virginia Off-Road Series mountain bike races and some of the Devils Playground fun runs at Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland, VA. We want to encourage you to find local events this summer to participate in. Your participation is a healthy choice and helps promote physical activity to others by being a role model.kindra

amyOur staff participates in many physical activities year round. Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang enjoy activities such as cycling, hiking, skiing, and ice hockey. Kindra Jones, medical assistant, hits the gym regularly. She’s expecting an addition to her family this fall and now exercising for two. Congratulations Kindra! Mary Mead, billing specialist, and her husband walk all over the streets and trails of Charlottesville. Our jack of all trades, Amy Flevarakis, participates with her family in events such as the March of Dimes Walk. Newbie, Teresa Thompson, enjoys hiking and running the trails in and around Staunton and wants to run her first 5k race this year. Welcome to our practice Teresa.TERESA RUN MalloryMallory Snow, Charlottesville receptionist, stays fit by running while her kid participates in dance class. Mallory and Amy are running the Color Me Rad 5K in Virginia Beach this fall. Mark Smith, Waynesboro receptionist, rides his bike daily and competes in local mountain bike and running races. Aside from keeping our offices running smoothly, Mary Ishee – office manager, walks with her daughter and has participated in the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler for the last two years.

We hope you join us this summer in some of the fun activities and events our communities have to offer. Let us know if there is anything we can do for your feet or ankles to option2help you be a role model to you family and friends.mary ishee






Here are some sites to help you find local activities:


Nelson county:






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Comment on this post to share your thoughts or contact Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle Clinic. We’d love to hear from you!

Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle Clinic
Charlottesville Podiatrist Location: 887 A Rio E Ct., Charlottesville VA, 22911 (434) 979-8116
Waynesboro Podiatrist Location: 417 S. Magnolia Waynesboro,VA 22980 540-949-5150

Blue Ridge Foot and Ankle Clinic has been a part of the Waynesboro and Charlottesville communities for over 20 years.
Podiatrists Dr. Kevin Murray and Dr. Stewart Chang offer services in sports podiatry, foot and ankle problems and
diabetic foot care. Our friendly, accommodating team of Certified Podiatric Medical Assistants look forward to welcoming
you to our practice.

Augusta Health

February 8th, 2011 by Dr.Chang

Did you know that Dr. Murray and Dr. Chang have staff privileges at Martha Jefferson Hospital and Augusta Health?  They often perform foot and ankle surgery in operating rooms at both locations assisted by extremely well trained, experienced nurses.  Today, we are featuring Augusta Health on our blog as they were recently recognized in the top 5% nationally in 2010 for patient safety and overall clinical excellence.  Congratulations! We are honored to be part of such a great facility.  Here are the details from their website:

Augusta Health was identified as a recipient of the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ today and the only hospital in Virginia to also receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ this year. These awards indicate that Augusta Health’s patient safety and quality ratings are among the top 5% of U.S. hospitals, in a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Augusta Health is one of only 74 hospitals in the country to receive both designations in 2010.Medicare patients at hospitals receiving the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ were, on average, 43% less likely to experience a patient safety event. And, patients admitted to Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™ had risk-adjusted mortality rates that were, on average, 29 percent lower than all other hospitals. Risk-adjusted complication rates were, on average, 9 percent lower than all other hospitals. The seventh annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals study and the eight annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study analyzed nearly 40 million hospitalization records from approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program. Participation in the HealthGrades studies is not voluntary, and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of these analyses. If all hospitals performed at the level of Patient Safety Excellence Award™ hospitals like Augusta Health, approximately 218,572 patient safety events and 22,590 Medicare deaths could have been avoided while saving the U.S. approximately $2.1 billion in excess costs from 2006 through 2008. If all hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™, 150,132 patient deaths among Medicare patients may have been prevented and 13,104 in hospital complications among Medicare patients may have been avoided. “We are here to honor our hospital, and our outstanding employees and physicians for receiving national recognition from Health Grades. I am so very proud and personally honored to be associated with such an excellent organization and I speak for all the board members when I say thank you to our employees and physicians for the commitment that they give each and everyday to our hospital and our patients”, says Mary Mannix, F.A.C.H.E. President and Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of HealthGrades I’d like to congratulate Augusta Health for a track record of patient safety and clinical quality that is among the best in the nation,” said Rick May, MD, a vice president at HealthGrades and co-author of the study. “Hospitals like Augusta Health are setting benchmarks of superior performance that we would like to see other hospitals emulate.”



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