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The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

Pink Power Celebration Helps Raise Awareness

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital hosted a “Pink Power Celebration” on October 26th at the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.  The event was free to the community thanks to a grant from the Susan G. Komen, Central Virginia Affiliate and collaboration with SVCC.

More than 100 people participated in the event which included free health screenings of body mass index, clinical breast exams and CPR.  Participants also enjoyed frozen yogurt, Zumba dancing, a character artist, door prizes, a fun photo booth and multiple product vendors.

Event attendees were educated on a variety of health related issues including Breast Self-Awareness, cancer awareness/prevention, smoking cessation, cancer care, medication assistance, exercise and nutrition.

VCU Health CMH departments that provided health related information were:  Women’s Health, Medical Fitness, Home Health, Hospice, Lifeline, Health & Wellness and Radiology.  Other organizations represented included Mecklenburg County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, VCU Massey Cancer Center Resource Library from Lawrenceville, Empowering Women from SVCC and SDHS Family Dentistry/Counseling.

VCU Health CMH would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that participated and made this event successful.

Small Business: Plan to Become Disaster-Proof Today Get Tips at Free Webinar hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

WASHINGTON –You’ve gone online to get the checklists, read the articles, joined the webinars, and gathered some really good disaster preparedness tools for your business. But what should you tackle first?  Is it the financial protection that comes with good insurance coverage?   Should your priority be protecting your employees?  And how do you find the time to work on a disaster recovery plan?

You can get help with your business continuity plan on Tuesday, Nov. 15, during a free webinar hosted by Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Disaster preparedness best practices that require a minimal commitment of time and resources will be discussed.

Since 2009, the SBA and its partner Agility Recovery have offered free business continuity webinars each month. Visit the “PrepareMyBusiness website at to view previous webinars and to download disaster planning checklists.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

  • WHAT:          “Start Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan TODAY!”  A presentation followed by a question and answer session
  • WHEN:          Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 2-2:30 p.m. EST
  • HOW:             Follow this linkto register for the webinar. If you can’t attend live, that’s ok. Once you sign up, you’ll get a link to the archived webinar the next day.

Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center Announces July, August and September Employees of the Month

Emporia, VA – Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC) is pleased to announce the July, August and September 2016 Employees of the Month: Cody Jones, RRT, Alberto Babaran, RPST, and Brinkley Allen. These employees are nominated for demonstrating excellence in one of ten Standards of Behavior. As Employees of the Month, they each received a certificate of recognition, balloons, cookies to share with co-workers and a cash prize.


Nominated for demonstrating excellence in Safety Awareness, July’s Employee of the Month, Cody Jones, RRT, works in SVRMC’s Respiratory Therapy Department. Ms. Jones’ nomination included the following statement:

“Cody provides excellent patient care, always keeping the safety of her patients and co-workers in mind. She ensures that orders are always verified before providing care and verifies and double checks medications prior to administration. Cody is an extremely reliable registered respiratory therapist and always has a great attitude and a smile.”


Nominated for demonstrating excellence in Service Recovery, August’s Employee of the Month, Alberto Babaran, RPST, works in SVRMC’s Sleep Disorders Center. Mr. Babaran’s nomination included the following statement: “Alberto is an extremely professional and caring individual who consistently receives excellent customer service comments from his patients. So many times following their first study, patients request Alberto for their second study because he is so reassuring and has created a comfort level with them. Alberto is very deserving of the Employee of the Month recognition and is a very important member of our team.”


Nominated for demonstrating excellence in Sense of Ownership, September’s Employee of the Month, Brinkley Allen, works in SVRMC’s Behavioral Health Department. Ms. Allen’s nomination included the following statement: “Brinkley is a true asset to both our unit and to SVRMC. She is a dedicated employee who takes pride in her work and in helping others. She always comes to work with a positive attitude. No matter how busy or hectic we may be, Brinkley’s quiet disposition and calm demeanor help to settle our unit. Brinkley ensures that her responsibility to her patients, co-workers and our physicians is always a priority.”

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