Roanoke Site

The Department of Nurse Anesthesia extended its graduate program in 2009 to the residents of Roanoke, Virginia and the surrounding area in partnership with Carilion Clinic. The Roanoke site is located at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

108 N Jefferson St.

Roanoke, VA 24016


Roanoke Site Coordinator

Gary Hahn, CRNA, Clinical Instructor, VCU, Department of Nurse Anesthesia


Roanoke Site Manager

Maria Hirsch, DNAP, CRNA

Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU, Department of Nurse Anesthesia

Director, Carilion Professional Services LLC


Laboratory Experiences

The Carilion Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety provides basic and advanced simulated laboratory experiences for the Roanoke Site Students. The Center houses state-of-the art equipment to include a full body, high-fidelity human simulator, an anesthesia machine, ultrasound training equipment, vascular access training devices and various anatomical models.


Roanoke Site Clinical Hospital Affiliations

To provide a broad array of clinical experiences for the Roanoke student cohort, the department has established clinical site placements in the Roanoke Virginia region that range from a Level I trauma center to a small rural 25 bed hospital. Clinical affiliates include: Bedford Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Surgery Center, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Hospital, Montgomery Regional Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and the Salem VA Medical Center.