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2016-10-18

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Selling Named Bricks For The New Hospital

As part of the $3.5 million Health Care For Life Capital Campaign, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is offering a unique naming opportunity at the new hospital, according to Ken Kurz, Director of Marketing and Development at VCU Health CMH.

“The new hospital will have a healing garden that will include a brick plaza that can have engraved bricks that citizens and businesses can purchase,” he said.

“An engraved brick is an ideal way to leave your mark, honor someone or memorialize a loved one. Each brick can be engraved with your name or the name of a friend or family member,” he continued. “What a great way to be remembered and to acknowledge special occasions such as a baptism, wedding, graduation or just to support our community hospital. The brick is laser engraved for maintenance-free care and has a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer. Your gift will help to support the VCU Health Community Memorial Foundation’s efforts to assist the hospital in providing much needed services for all residents in Southside Virginia and Northern North Carolina.”

According to Kurz, a personalized brick to be placed in the new brick plaza outside the cafe in the new VCU Health CMH is just $500.  This is for a 4x8 brick with three lines of 20 characters on each line or the brick can include a piece of clip-art from a variety of options with three lines of 12 characters each.

Kurz added that a second option is available as well.

“We have 8x8 bricks with up to four lines of type with 20 characters available. This brick will look different than the rest of the bricks and there are only 98 available. These bricks are just $1,500 and you may purchase an 8x8 brick with clip-art for the same price. These 8x8 bricks have four lines of text with 12 characters per line,” he added.

The new hospital will provide health care to thousands of people locally and reduce the need for them to travel during difficult times in their lives, plus offer an added level of invaluable support because of CMH’s affiliation with VCU Health in Richmond.

According to Kurz, a­­­­ll information on the bricks must conform to social etiquette and must not be derogatory, illegal or suggestive. VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital reserves the right to exclude any bricks deemed inappropriate.

Deadline to order bricks to assure inclusion for the grand opening of the hospital is February 10, 2017.  To purchase a brick or for more information call (434) 774-2575.

Storage Auctions Remain Strong

Emporia Storage Auction Entices Treasure Hunters on November 5

EMPORIA, Va. -- What's behind that door? What hidden gems could be on the other side? The treasure hunt is on as Emporia Storage has a unit auction scheduled at its three facilities in the city on Saturday, November 5, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine.

The auction will begin at Emporia Storage office headquarters at 315 West Atlantic Street, then move to the units on East Atlantic Street across from Georgia Pacific and finish up at its newest location at 623 South Main Street across from 7-11.

"The popularity of hit TV shows like 'Storage Wars' really generates a huge interest in storage unit auctions. And there’s no slowing down. The intrigue in storage auctions is as strong as ever, maybe even more so. There's such mystery. You never know what you're going to find," said auctioneer Carla Harris, known to Richmond radio listeners and TV audiences as "Carla Cash."

Multiple units will be auctioned off. During this sale, the belongings of delinquent storage units are auctioned off to the highest bidder to recoup the loss of rental fees.

"Quite a few units will be up for auction, so if you've ever been curious to check out a storage auction and see what happens, this is your chance. We have people come from all over Central and Southside Virginia and even other states to check out what's inside," said Boyce Adams, owner of Emporia Storage.

Gates open at 9 a.m. for registration. The auction begins at 10 a.m. In this absolute auction, units will be sold "as is, where is" and contents must be removed by the winning bidder by 6 p.m. that day.

"Storage auctions are a great way to buy, plus they’re fun. If you're a collector, someone who buys and sells, or simply a treasure hunter, you'll find something unique for sure," Harris said.

The auction will be conducted by Carla Lynn Sturgill (Carla Harris), Emporia, Va., 434-594-4406, VA License # 2907004352. For more information, call Carla or Emporia Storage at (434) 634-2919.

Local Organization Receives Medication Assistance Grant

Richmond, VA –   The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded

$25,223 to Southern Dominion Health Services for a medication assistance caseworker (MAC) to help obtain prescription medicines for their sick, uninsured patients.

The grant is a portion of $1.6 million awarded to 37 organizations throughout Virginia as part of VHCF’s RxRelief Virginia (RxRVa) initiative, which was expanded in 2016 with an increase in state funds.  It now funds 51 MACs in 80 of Virginia’s 134 localities.

“VHCF has long made medication assistance for low income uninsured Virginians a priority because prescription medicines are often essential to successful treatment of chronic illnesses,” said VHCF Executive Director Deborah Oswalt. “Can you imagine having a debilitating disease like diabetes or high blood pressure and having to do without the medicine to stabilize you, because you can’t afford it?”

During FY16, RxRVa MACs helped 14,923 uninsured Virginians obtain nearly $121 million (average wholesale price) in free prescription medicines using only

$1.6 million in state funds.  “VHCF invests and leverages funding to provide maximum positive impact,” continued Oswalt.

The Virginia Health Care Foundation is a non-profit public/private partnership whose mission is to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. The Foundation was initiated by the General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care in 1992.

Since its inception, it has funded 380 community-based projects across the Commonwealth, and its programs and partnerships have touched the lives of more than 600,000 uninsured Virginians.  For more information about VHCF and its programs, visit www.vhcf.org or call (804) 828-5804.

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