Glen Allen laboratories firm acquired by Tennessee company

Poplar Healthcare, a laboratory services company headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., announced this week that it had completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Bostwick Laboratories, a Glen Allen-based specialty anatomic pathology laboratory focused on the diagnosis of cancer.

Bostwick Laboratories is a leader in urologic pathology with expertise and a growing presence in the dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, and nephrology sectors of the anatomic pathology market. Poplar Healthcare has acquired all of the operating assets of Bostwick Laboratories, including the customers, inventory, and equipment at Bostwick Laboratories facilities in Uniondale, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; and Glen Allen.

"We have admired Bostwick Laboratories for many years and are pleased to add the Bostwick Laboratories brand to our sub-specialized pathology service offering," said Poplar Healthcare CEO James Sweeney. "Dr. David Bostwick is a leading expert in urologic pathology and laboratory science. We look forward to working with him and his entire team to leverage the best of both companies. We are also eager to serve Bostwick Laboratories' long-standing customers and will continue to provide them with expert pathology services."

Through this transaction, Bostwick Laboratories will gain access to additional markets and health plans. As an in-network laboratory service provider to most major insurance carriers and health plans, Poplar Healthcare will provide expanded access to Bostwick Laboratories' patients. Bostwick customers will receive access to an expanded menu of tests and services via Poplar Healthcare’s extensive menu of molecular testing services which will be available through Bostwick Laboratories. In addition, Poplar Healthcare will gain a leading renal pathology laboratory and additional sub-specialized pathologists.
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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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Community Brain Injury Services will present its 8th annual Mill House Pig Out at 11 a.m. at The Mill House, 7812 Shrader Rd. Enjoy barbecue smoked by award-winning BBQ chef Elliott Buckner and paired with all the fixings, beans, coleslaw and cornbread, prepared by The Mill House Kitchen Unit. All proceeds benefit The Mill House, a Richmond-based Clubhouse-model vocational rehabilitation program serving survivors of brain injury. Pre-orders taken through 5 p.m. Oct. 11. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/PigOut2017. Full text

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