BREAKING: VSP onsite of Fatal Brunswick County Accident

Currently the Virginia State Police is onscene of a fatal accident in Brunswick County. The accident occurred Monday morning at approximately 7:00 a.m, at the 6600 block Governor Harrison Parkway. There has been two confirmed fatalities and two people have been transported. 

Once more information becomes available, an updated press release will follow.

“Home Again”

We thank the Lord for bringing back
our “Rascal” in the night
assuring him that now back home
everything would be alright.
I saw him move across the yard
but fell often without choice
he meowed quite loudly when I called him
and seemed to recognize my voice.
Now he had the look of victory
embodied on his face
the look that you may only see
when one wins a big race.
Yes it seems he had an awful time
for two or more whole days
yet this is bound to happen
when e’re a pet strays.
His hind legs he could not control
which makes me think that he got hit
yet “Rascal” tried his very best
to make the best of it.
Well “Rascal” is back home again
and resting well indeed
yet when you love a little cat
this is something you don’t need.
                         - Roy E. Schepp

Help for Parents of Children who Stutter is as Close as Your Library

Thanks to some generous donations, the Stuttering Foundation has donated a new DVD, entitled Kids Who Stutter: Parents Speak, to public libraries across the country.

In this 16 minute DVD, parents and speech-language experts talk about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their children.  The professionals offer simple tips that parents can follow easily.

The DVD features some of the world's leading therapists with children who stutter: Lisa A Scott, Ph.D. of the Florida State University's School of Communication Science and Disorders; Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, Willie Botterill, MSc, and Elaine Kelman, MSc., from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London.
“This is an important tool for families and teachers of children who stutter,” added Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation.  "Our latest DVD is designed to give parents and teachers the tools they need to play a vital role in the process of helping children who stutter."

For more information about stuttering write the 74-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, PO Box 11749; Memphis, TN 38111-0749, call 800-992-9392, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org.

A public library that will shelve any of the 16 free books and DVDs the Foundation offers to public libraries can email info@stutteringhelp.org or call 800-992-9392.

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program Recertified by Industry Leader

South Hill, VA (8/26/21) – VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of VCU Health CMH’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

“This recertification shows our commitment to quality and ensures our patients get the best care,” said Todd Howell, VP of Professional Services.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier.  Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

“Cardiac rehab is important after a heart attack or other heart problems,” said Dr. Bethany Denlinger, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab. “Rehab will help you get active again in a safe environment. It is not only exercise but education, which can prevent another cardiac event.  My cardiac rehab patients do better long term, and I'm proud of the work of our cardiac rehab staff.”

To earn accreditation, VCU Health CMH’s cardiovascular rehabilitation team participated in an application process that required extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other related professional societies. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high- quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

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