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2018-6-5

New Greensville County CNAs

Greensville County High School students who completed CNA training through Southside Virginia Community College recently attended a graduation ceremony on the Christanna Campus.  The are

Front Row, Left to Right: Nialynn Lee, Kadaja Tennessee, Quaniyah Lewis, Ashlyn Sampson, Adrian Boney, Shaquella Stephens,Mrs. Harrison - principal Greensville County High School.

Back Row, L to R. Mrs. Rose CNA Instructor, Sharayquan Wood, Tiarria Thomas, Demona Stephens, Destini Banks, Chyna Harrison-Pegram

VSU To Hold Fish Cage Building Workshop

On June 14, 2018, Virginia State University (VSU) is holding a fish cage-building workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Randolph Farm Pavilion, 4415 River Rd., Petersburg, Va.

This workshop will appeal to anyone with a farm pond who is interested in raising fish in cages for profit or personal consumption. Participants will learn the basics of cage aquaculture and how to construct a fish cage. Cage-building materials will be provided, but participants should bring leather gloves, tin snips, a tape measure, cutting pliers and protective goggles.

Dr. David Crosby, Dr. Brian Nerrie and Dr. Louis Landsman will make presentations at the workshop.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so register early. To register, visit www.ext.vsu.edu/calendar, click on the event and then click on the registration link. 

If you need further information or are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact David Crosby at dcrosby@vsu.edu, (804) 712-3771. Please contact Mrs. Debra B. Jones at dbjones@vsu.edu, (804) 524-5496 during the business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations no later than five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

CU Health CMH Receives National Recognition for Stroke Care

SOUTH HILL, VA, June 2018 ― VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award after a recent survey. VCU Health CMH has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a national accrediting organization and by the American Heart Association since 2016.

This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“We’re proud to achieve these distinctions because it sends a key message to people throughout the region; all stroke care is not equal,” stated Vickey Morgan, Stroke Program Coordinator at VCU Health CMH.  “The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association only recognize hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients.”

“These prestigious designations signal to South Hill and surrounding communities that we have the physicians, nurses and clinical protocols in place to respond quickly and intervene when stroke occurs,” said David Brown, MD, Director of Emergency Services at VCU Health CMH.  “We applaud the excellent teamwork and coordination required within the hospital to achieve such a designation.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Walk It Out For Mental Illness

 

 

 

Emporia, VA - Gamma Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sponsored a Walk It Out in the support of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  The walk was held on June 2, 2018 at the Greensville County High School track.  In spite of the hot temperature, the Honorable Mary Person, mayor of Emporia, VA was among the participants who supported this event.  Participants traveled from as far as Chesterfield, VA and Roanoke Rapids, NC for this wonderful cause.  Our goal was to provide awareness, fight stigma, and encourage understanding.  According to a NAMI fact sheet, mental health conditions affect all of us. In fact, one in four people have some sort of mental health condition.  If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. You can contact the NAMI HelpLine at 800-950- 6264 for a referral.

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