James Madison University

About the Collaborative

  • Mission: The mission of the JMU-RMH Collaborative is to create a climate that fosters innovation together.
  • History: The Collaborative was launched on January 26, 2007 providing a framework to foster innovation between Rockingham Memorial Hospital and James Madison University and to facilitate ideas for collaborative projects.

Featured Stories

Scribes Enhance Patient Care, Efficiency in ED Through Clinical Documentation

In October 2010, emergency physician Claire Plautz, MD, launched the RMH Emergency Department scribe program, in conjunction with JMU, to enhance patient care and improve physician efficiency. Read More >>

Preserving Wetlands on the New RMH Health Campus

Nestled into the vast 254-acre RMH health campus is a tiny, 5-7 acre "fertile crescent" of land known as the wetlands. This grassy, marshy section of land sits at the headwaters of Pleasant Run, a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Read More >>

Working Together to Provide Stroke Education and Improve Stroke Care in Our Community

Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Education can lead to quick action to reduce or even prevent the damage caused by stroke. Read More >>