By Patty Kruszewski, Henrico Citizen Managing Editor 01/19/11
Physicians and staff at Henrico Doctors' Hospital were among the participants in a ribbon-cutting celebration and reception Jan. 13 as the HDH Forest Campus prepared to open its new emergency room and cardiac center. The new 25,000-square-foot ER is two and a half times bigger than the existing ER, and features curved corridors, enhanced waiting rooms, and state-of-the-art electronic monitoring. In addition, the new ambulance driveway can hold six ambulances, and the hospital's helicopter landing pad has been relocated closer to the ER entrance. Part of a five-year, $100 million project that includes the completed Forest Medical Plaza office building, Center for Surgical Innovation and Intra-Operative MRI suite, the new unit was designed using input from nurses, doctors, and emergency medical providers.
Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
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