Archive for March, 2011

March 30th is National Doctor’s Day

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

National Doctor’s Day was created to show appreciation to your doctors. Doctors perform vital diagnosis, treatment and care for yourself and your family. When you are well, your doctor keeps you well. When you are sick, there is no other person more important to you than your doctor.

Doctors’ Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Ga. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991.

On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30th as National Doctors’ Day was signed by President George H. Bush.

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Jazz Appreciation Month 2011 – the 10th Anniversary – examines the legacies of jazz women, and their advocates, who helped transform race, gender and social relations in the U.S. in the quest to build a more just and equitable nation. Visit www.smithsonianjazz.org for more information.

In celebration of the Smithsonian’s 10th Anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Richmond Jazz Society will present special guest, Marie Goodman Hunter at the Capital Ale House (downtown) on Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm. Ms. Hunter is an esteemed actor and vocalist and a veteran of Richmond’s theater scene. She performed 29 productions at the former VMFA’s TheatreVirginia and was awarded an unprecedented 6 Best Actress awards from the Richmond newspapers. She is renowned throughout the United States and abroad. A Richmond native, Ms. Hunter was also a vocal instructor for Richmond Public Schools for over 20 years.

Help Japan

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Japan was devastated by an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, causing widespread damage. They need our help. Donate to the charitable organization of your choice to do your part with relief efforts:

American Red Cross
Doctors without Borders
The Salvation Army
Oxfam
Global Living
Care
ShelterBox

USA: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10

Patient Safety Awareness Week Is March 6-12

Monday, March 7th, 2011

March 6-12, 2011 is designated National Patient Safety Awareness Week, offering hospitals and other health care providers an opportunity to increase awareness of efforts and initiatives to improve quality of care. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an educational and awareness building effort launched in 2002 by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The focus for 2011 is to get staff, patients and families and communities involved, informed and invested in improving the health care process. The theme this year is “Are you in? Commit to Safe Health Care.” For more information, visit www.npsf.org.

NAWBO Honors Enterprising Women

Friday, March 4th, 2011

M. H. West & Co., Inc. CEO, Marilyn West was at The Omni Richmond Hotel to celebrate the Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards. The annual event is hosted by the Richmond chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, which Marilyn has been a member of for almost 20 years. Marilyn attended as a special guest of the events lead sponsor Wells Fargo/Wachovia, she enjoyed the keynote speaker, Marci Shimoff , author of Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul and contributor to The Secret. Marilyn, herself a past award winner, congratulates all the award winners and nominees.

Award Winners Included:

•Gail Johnson, owner of Rainbow Station Inc., won the NAWBO Entrepreneur award.

Her Henrico County-based company operates and franchises nationally accredited campus-based preschools with an infirmary where parents can leave their sick children when they go to work and where parents of chronically ill children can find child care.

“As a pediatric nurse, Gail saw an unfilled need for day-care services for children with special needs and medical challenges, whether the need was for a day or for a lifetime,” according to the chapter statement about the awards.

“She had a great idea but faced the major hurdle, the legal prohibition against providing day-care services for ill children. But the battle was won.” (more…)

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