Henrico Doctors’ Hospital locations receive safety excellence award

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals have received the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell also received the Excellence Award.

The distinction places them among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Kroger hiring event planned Jan. 15

Kroger will host a job fair Friday, Jan. 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Road. The company is seeking to fill approximately 700 jobs in its stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division, with approximately 165 of those jobs being in the Richmond region.

The openings locally are for both full-time and part-time positions. Openings include general positions, such as cashier, and also in department specific roles, such as produce, meat/seafood, deli-bakery and others.

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Virginia Credit Union has received the 2015 Community Partnership Award from the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE). The Community Partnership Award is presented annually to an individual or organization who promotes the importance of economic and financial literacy in Virginia. The award was presented Dec. 11 at VCEE’s annual economic education awards program to recognize teachers for creativity and commitment to economic and financial education. Virginia Credit Union was selected based on the credit union’s financial education efforts among members and in the community, its financial support for VCEE and the long service of VACU President and CEO Jane Watkins on the VCEE Board of Directors.

Bon Secours now offers online physician appointment scheduling

Bon Secours has launched a new website that gives patients the ability to make appointments for sick visits, follow-up appointments and annual physicals online using smartphones, tablets and computers. Online scheduling is managed through iTriage, a web platform that facilitates integrated appointment booking between patients and health care practices.

“At the Bon Secours Medical Group, we strive to improve the overall health care experience for patients by making it more convenient to access care,” said Herbert Cummings, COO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. “Our patients can choose from many convenient locations, and now through online scheduling, it is easier and faster to receive the care they need, when and where they need it.”

Cabela’s to hire 150 for Short Pump store

Cabela’s, a hunting, fishing and outdoors store, is now accepting online applications for approximately 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions at its new Short Pump store, which will open in the spring.

Cabela’s employees work within an outdoor environment. Interested applicants with a passion for the outdoors are encouraged to apply for positions in all departments including hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, gifts, customer service and others.

Henrico Restaurant Week raises $5k for Henrico Christmas Mother

The October edition of Henrico Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Henrico Citizen and its parent company, T3 Media, LLC, raised $5,000 for the Henrico Christmas Mother program. T3 Media owner/publisher Tom Lappas (above, right) presented a check to Henrico Christmas Mother Beverly Cocke (above, left) and HCM President Harriet Long at the Henrico Christmas Mother warehouse Dec. 14.

Henrico Restaurant Week involved 18 restaurants, which created special fixed-price menus that were available to diners during the event (Oct. 2-11). Each restaurant donated $1 from the sale of each special Restaurant Week lunch and $2 from the sale of each Restaurant Week dinner to the the Henrico Christmas Mother.

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Associa Community Group has been named the management company for Rocketts Landing, effective Dec. 1. Associa Community Group will provide full management services, including financial, community management, communications, and administrative services to the mixed-use community, which straddles the Henrico-Richmond line along the James River.

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Virginia Credit Union has received a national award for youth financial education from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). VACU received second place among large credit unions in the U.S. in the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards. The award recognizes Virginia Credit Union for Smart Start, a comprehensive financial education curriculum for middle and high school students. Developed by Virginia Credit Union Financial Education Director Cherry Hedges, the adaptable curriculum is used in schools, with youth organizations, at community teen money camps and many other settings. Virginia Credit Union has used the curriculum to reach more than 8,700 young people so far in 2015. Virginia Credit Union was entered in CUNA’s national award competition after it earned a first place award in Virginia.

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ seeking help for the aged

A program that provides holiday cheer, companionship and gifts for Richmond area seniors is partnering with businesses and community members to collect items for aging adults. Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Richmond and surrounding areas, the Be a Santa to a Senior program provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

Holiday shoppers who want to participate in the gift-giving can visit one of eight area Christmas trees, which feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests – such as a pair of slippers or a small pharmacy gift card. In Henrico, trees are located at The Crossings at University Park, 2422 Pemberton Road; The Hermitage at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Parkway; Lakewood Manor, 1900 Lauderdale Drive; Our Lady of Hope, 13700 N. Gayton Road, and Home Instead Senior Care, 2565 Homeview Drive.

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