Richmond News

Pediatrician supports fully accessible playground

The U.S. National Center on Accessibility comments that playgrounds allow us to improve our physical fitness, build skills, work on problem solving, practice communication, set goals, share expectations, understand roles, and develop friendships. Because a child or an adult has a disability, does not mean their need for recreation is lessened. While play promotes self-awareness, inclusion promotes community awareness by involving both people with and without disabilities.

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Community rallies behind Richmond Hospital

” We greatly expanded the reach of our event this year, and we surpassed all of our goals thanks to the tremendous generosity of donors.” says Natalie Meixner, Richmond Hospital Foundation President & CEO.

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Susan wins $440 in Payroll Payoff

The Staff Payroll Payoff is a 50/50 lottery managed by the Richmond Hospital Foundation: half the money raised goes to the winner; the other half helps fund Richmond Hospital’s most urgent needs.

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Good Catches show initiative and persistence

Congratulations to Davender, Jane, and Carrie who noticed something was wrong and took steps to correct it.

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Going the extra mile: from international repatriation to arranging weddings

Congratulations to the two teams from Richmond that received People First Awards for the incredible work they did on behalf of two patients: one of the teams brought about the international repatriation of a mentally ill man from South American to Canada and reunited him with his family; while the other team arranged an impromptu family wedding at Richmond Hospital.

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Join me for lunch

Join me on Monday from noon – 1 pm for the Staff Forum at Richmond Hospital. Bring your lunch; we will provide refreshments and dessert.

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Birthday Draw winners for September

Congratulations to Shannon, Daniel and Elsha, the lucky winners of this month’s birthday draw!

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Hot water shutdown tonight

Hot water for the north and south towers of Richmond Hospital will be shut down from 9 pm tonight until 1am tomorrow. Expect lukewarm hot water from 11pm to 1am as we use up our existing 2,500 gallon tank supply.

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New session of Weight Watcher’s gets underway tonight

The session runs from September 27, 2012 – April 4, 2013. Tonight’s meeting is in the Park Room at Richmond Hospital.

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Kimberly is the lucky winner of $450

The Staff Payroll Payoff is a 50/50 lottery open to all regular full and part-time VCH employees who work in Richmond. Half of the money raised goes to the winner and the other half helps fund Richmond Hospital’s most urgent needs.

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