Henrico doctor honored as ‘Humanitarian’ by local hospital

Dr. William D. Brickhouse, an orthopaedic surgeon and occupational health specialist with Advanced Orthopaedics, was honored Feb. 26 by HCA Parham Doctors' Hospital with the Frist Humanitarian Award. Frist Awards are given in memory of the humanitarian spirit and philanthropic work of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., a founder of Hospital Corporation of America, the predecessor company of HCA.

The award honors employees, volunteers and physicians at HCA-affiliated facilities on a local and national level. Recipients are chosen for their demonstration of extraordinary concern for the welfare and happiness of patients, co-workers and their communities.

Brickhouse he was cited in a nomination for his “extra time with patients” and “excellent bedside manner.”

“He treats every patient, nurse and HCA employee with kindness and respect,” the nomination read. It called him a “true gentleman” who “is very active in the church and community and a great servant leader who sets an example for all HCA employees.”

Brickhouse has been with Advanced Orthopaedics since 1993 and specializes in knee and hip-related issues, as well as identifying and treating work-related musculoskeletal injuries. He has a long history in Richmond starting with his Internship at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by residencies at MCV and the Children’s Hospital with a chief residency in Orthopaedic surgery at MCV from 1982 until 1983.

Three winners (one employee, one volunteer and one physician) from each campus of Henrico Doctors' Hospital were selected by a committee consisting of past Frist Award Winners, staff, first line managers and directors. The undertaking involves the whole hospital as the selection process starts when employees, volunteers, and physicians put their heads together to nominate a co-worker.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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