HDH Performs 2000th daVinci Surgery

The Center for Surgical Innovation at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital reached a milestone today by completing its 2000th operation using the daVinci Robotic System. The procedure was performed by Dr. Danny Shaban at 11:30 a.m.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was the first hospital in the United States to perform general surgery using the daVinci Robotic system ten years ago. The computer-assisted surgical device was approved July 11, 2000, by the United States Food and Drug Administration and Dr. William Kelley performed the first operation the next day.

As predicted 10 years ago, the daVinci Robotic system has revolutionized surgery. Through a minimally invasive approach and greater precision, surgeons are able to provide patients with less pain and a quicker recovery.

“We are proud to be Virginia’s leading provider of robotic surgery” said Patrick Farrell, CEO. “We have the top surgeons who are experts in their fields at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. They provide patients with advanced clinical care right here at a community hospital.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

CAT Theatre announces cast of ‘Wishing Well’

Directory Zachary Owen this week announced the cast for CAT Theatre's production of the comedy Wishing Well, which will run Jan. 20 through Feb. 4.

RTCC nominee Jacqueline Jones (Quartet, All My Sons, The Dixie Swim Club) will return to the CAT stage as the matriarch of the Cauthen family. In keeping with CAT's mission to provide opportunities for local artists, the group will welcome four new actors to the stage: Kerrigan Sullivan (head of the John Tyler Community College Theatre Program) will play Callie Quayle; Rachel Dilliplane will play Cindy Cauthen; Arik Cullen will play Dennis Quayle; and Jonel Jones will play Richard Smalls. > Read more.


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The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will host the VHF Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Walk will start at 9 a.m. at Robious Landing Park. There will be a 5K course, a quick one mile route and the Monster Dash, a 100-yard fun run for kids 12 and under. Funds raised will go toward fulfilling VHF's mission of supporting the needs of those impacted by a bleeding disorder through education, advocacy, and community. The race is limited to 200 runners. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/VHFtrickortrot. Full text

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