News From Our Advertisers Babies Receive Advanced Care Through Fauquier Hospital, UVA Partnership B abies born at Fauquier Hospital can now quickly receive advanced evaluation and care from specialists at University of Virginia Health System through a new telemedicine partnership. Supported by UVA’s Center for Telehealth, the first neonatal telemedicine program in Virginia provides secure video, audio and data links between Fauquier Hospital’s Family Birthing Center and UVA’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With the telemedicine program, Fauquier Hospital newborns and clinicians now have around-the-clock access to board-certified UVA neonatologists who specialize in caring for very small or ill infants. “For infants born at Fauquier Hospital who need advanced care, this partnership will ensure they are evaluated and treated as soon as possible,” said Linda Sharkey, Fauquier Health’s vice president for patient care. The cooperative agreement with UVA will enhance the services already provided by Fauquier Hospital neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal bedside nurses and pediatricians. The telemedicine program will also help UVA neonatologists more quickly determine which infants need to be transferred to UVA’s 45-bed NICU and which newborns can be cared for at Fauquier. “We know how important it is for parents and newborns to remain close to home whenever possible,” said Robert Sinkin, MD, MPH, division head of neonatology at UVA. “This will help newborns and their families in the Warrenton area get as much of their Brittany Floyd welcomed little Katelyn on care as possible August 14 at Fauquier Hospital’s Family near home while Birthing Center. providing them with easy access to the specialized care we provide care not available in their at UVA.” home communities. “We’re Fauquier Hospital joins pleased to help expand access UVA Center for Telehealth’s to neonatology care in the network of more than 85 Warrenton area,” said Karen telemedicine sites across Rheuban, MD, director Virginia that help thousands of the UVA Center for of Virginians access specialty Telehealth. the time to procrastinate! No matter how much you think you won’t qualify for financial aid because you were told you earn too much money, EVERYONE needs to file the FAFSA.! Your student could be the best and brightest, eligible to receive Merit Scholarship dollars no matter how much you earn or have in savings and assets, but, if you don’t file the FAFSA she could miss out. You could be leaving a lot of free money on the table. Luanne Lee, Certified College Planning Relief Specialist and owner of Your College Planning Coach, is an 18 year resident of Fauquier County. For the month of January 2014 she will offer Free FAFSA Fridays, a line-by-line workshop for parents to file the FAFSA in a school computer lab. Learn more at www. or call 703-928-9036. 5 Tips and Tricks to Save You $$$ and Stress! he ever so hair-pulling, timeconsuming and stress-creating process of filling out your The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will soon be upon you if you have a college bound HS senior or students still in college. Following some of our time-tested tips and tricks will help you get through the application process and still have some hair left! FAFSA is your ticket to federal student aid, including scholarships, grants and student loans. This will help you pay your college tuition. Here are some tips to filling out the FAFSA form: Do it Online: The online FAFSA helps you avoid miscalculations by calculating and entering total amounts into the correct fields for you in the financial portion of the application. T By Luanne Lee, CCPRS, College Planning Relief Specialist Apply Early: Fill out and submit your estimated FAFSA using your 2012 Federal Tax Return on January 1 or as soon after as possible. Most federal aid, particularly grants and scholarships, is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so filing your FAFSA early ensures that you will receive the maximum amount of financial aid that you are eligible for. Check and Double Check Your Answers: Errors and omissions slow things down, making you miss out on some or all of your financial aid. Don’t Delay Filing Your Tax Return: Make sure your tax preparer knows you must file your Final FAFSA with 2013 Federal Tax submitted no later than February. This is not 24 Piedmont Family Magazine 2013 • Issue 6