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HCA Virginia has announced that Crystal Farmer will serve as chief nursing officer for Parham Doctors’ Hospital. Farmer previously served as the CNO of Retreat Doctors’ Hospital where she led the hospital to a top ranking in HCA patient satisfaction scores for the last three quarters. Prior to her role as CNO, she was the director of medical surgical services at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. In addition, Farmer has more than 19 years of experience in various nursing leadership roles as a registered nurse at Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals, managing, coordinating, and overseeing the clinical operations of several department and units throughout the hospital. Farmer received her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. She is a member of various committees and organizations that include American Organization of Nurse Executives, Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Virginia Nurses Association.

Short Pump ABC store now selling ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ merchandise

"Virginia is for Lovers" merchandise is on sale at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's Short Pump store, as well as three others in the state. The new items feature the popular Virginia is for Lovers logo, the state's iconic travel brand first used in 1969.

The items available for purchase include a baseball hat, shot glass, shooter glass, pint glass and travel tumbler. Prices range from $4.99 to $14.99.

The items are available at the four "premier" ABC stores in the state. The others are located in Williamsburg (1244 Richmond Road), Leesburg (506A Fort Evans Road N.E.) and Virginia Beach (1612 Laskin Road, Suite 774A).

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital designated Level II trauma center

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently achieved designation as a Level II trauma center by the Virginia Department of Health’s State Health Commissioner.

The designation makes Henrico Doctors’ Hospital the second Level II trauma center in Central Virginia, joining another HCA facility – Chippenham Hospital – which earned a Level II trauma designation in January 2015. There are 16 designated trauma centers in the state.

Henrico Doctors’ designation will provide additional access to lifesaving trauma care and allows emergency responders a new location to transfer patients to a trauma center within the critical “golden hour” during which treatment is most effective.

Virginia Commonwealth to host grand opening of new Henrico branch July 16

Virginia Commonwealth Bank will host a grand-opening celebration at its newest location – 900 North Parham Road in Henrico – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 16.

The event is free, open to the public and will feature hot dogs, ice cream, face painting, a caricature artist, balloon twirling, music, a bounce house and prize drawings, among other events.

Henrico company wins LogistXGames

Henrico-based Riverside Logistics (pictured) won the second annual Richmond LogistXGames competition May 19 at Liberty Property's Richmond Distribution Center on Carolina Avenue. Riverside Logistics beat out six other teams (including three from Henrico – Best Bully Sticks, CBRE|Richmond and FDH Velocitel) to claim the Golden Pallet, the competition's top honor. Representatives from McKesson, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and The Port of Virginia also participated in the event.

Business in brief

Bremo Pharmacy has expanded its bedside medication delivery program to Parham Doctors' Hospital. The pharmacy operates a location in the Henrico Doctors' Hospital-Forest Campus and has been providing the bedside service there for eight months. Patients who would like their prescriptions delivered to them in their rooms for no extra charge may call Bremo at (804) 285-7730.

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: EVB – leased 18,885 SF in Highwoods I at 10900 Nuckols Rd.; Dana Gibson Inc. – leased 8,962 SF at 1601 Roseneath Rd.; and Lee Nails & Spa – leased 1,620 SF in Nuckols Place at 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr.

Innsbrook After Hours earns Keep Virginia Beautiful Grant

Innsbrook After Hours, the popular Glen Allen concert series, received a grant to help clean up cigarette butts at its property as part of Keep Virginia Beautiful’s 30 grants in 30 days program.

Keep Virginia Beautiful provides grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 annually to help with community beautification and litter collection. The group has awarded $145,000 to 95 different organizations through the program since 2011.

Citizen’s Kruszewski wins 2 national awards

Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski has won two awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Professional Communications Contest.

The entries in the NFPW contest were among four that advanced to the national competition after winning first place awards in this year's Virginia Professional Communicators (VPC) contest. In the category of personal opinion columns, Kruszewski won a second place nationally for a pair of Family Forum columns, "The Greatest Love" and "Time to Give Spanking the Boot."

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