News for Human Interest

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Wendy Glass has returned to Virginia to assume the position of Vice President of Human Resources for LewisGale Regional Health System. Wendy recently moved from Orange Park, Florida, where she served in the same capacity for HCA’s Orange Park Medical Center.   Prior to moving to Florida in 2016, she spent three years as the HR Vice President at Colleton Medical Center in South Carolina. She ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Ryan D. Lee, FACHE has joined LewisGale Medical Center as the  new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to relocating to Virginia, Lee spent the last two years as COO at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida.  “Ryan’s relationship-focused leadership style has brought noteworthy improvements in quality, satisfaction, physician and employee engagement and operations. He has also been ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Executive Director Frank Pittard has been selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2018 Unsung Legal Heroes. The award recognizes talented and dedicated legal support professionals who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty, often behind the scenes.  Frank was named a “Hero” in the Firm Administrator category. ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members, has recognized the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) with a prestigious bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification.   With the announcement of 82 new and renewing BFBs across the country, RVARC joins a growing list of 1,314 local businesses, government ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, a nonprofit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical medical conditions throughout Virginia, is pleased to welcome Tony Pearman to its Board of Directors.    Tony Pearman is CEO and a co-founder of Access, one of the region’s most awarded advertising agencies, with more than 20 years of diverse regional and national experience. He ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Friendship Health, a leader in skilled nursing and post-acute care, has announced the selection of Brandon Evans as its new Administrator for Friendship South. Evans came to Friendship from The Glebe, where he started as the Director of Nursing and was later promoted to Administrator of Health Services.  “We are excited to have Brandon join our team,” said Ben Higgins, Director of Operations ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Friendship, a local leader in senior living and rehabilitation, has selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2018. The four awards were presented at the annual Employee Recognition Awards banquet on December 5. “These awards highlight just some of our Friendship team members who strive to make our community the best in the industry,” said Joe Hoff, Friendship President and CEO. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Today actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian, Tyler Perry, has announced On Sale details for Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour”.  The nationwide tour will kick off in Oakland, CA on January 18, and over the course of 5 months, Perry will bring his beloved characters to venues across the United States, including Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Brooklyn. The tour will wrap at New York ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2018
“Weird Al” Yankovic has just announced the dates for his 2019 Strings Attached tour - a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and - for the first time - a full orchestra. For his 2018 Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, Weird Al wanted to reward his hardcore fans with an intimate, scaled-down show that showcased a rotating set list of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Sue Moore Ranson, founder and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia, will retire the end of this year.  Good Sam, as it is fondly referred to, was the first Medicare-certified hospice to serve the Roanoke Valley (licensed in March 1992) and remains the only non-profit, community based hospice in the area.   “I vividly remember March 9, 1992,” says Ranson.  “The day our hospice ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Aaron Housh has been named CEO of the only non-profit, community-based hospice serving the Roanoke & New River Valley areas of Virginia.  As the organization’s founder, Sue Moore Ranson, prepares to retire at the end of 2018, Housh becomes only the third CEO in the organization’s history.  Housh was born and raised in a small town in central Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Political ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, October 04, 2018
LewisGale Regional Health System announced today it is acquiring Salem based Virginia Orthopaedic effective October 1. The new entity will be named LewisGale Physicians – Virginia Orthopedics, as nine of Virginia Orthopaedic’s 10 providers will remain with the new organization. “Virginia Orthopaedic has been a pillar in the community since 1999 and enjoys a strong, excellent reputation ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2018
A COMMITMENT TO HIRE AND RETAIN VETERANSAs of August 2018, Branch Group and operating companies are now a Virginia Values Veterans V3-Certified company. They will be focusing their hiring and retention efforts to specifically hire and retain veterans.  “We believe that veterans, including guardsmen and reservists, do and will continue to play an essential role in the building of a competent ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced $750,000 in federal funding to help the Roanoke Regional Airport Commissionbring new non-stop service from Roanoke Regional Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and/or Detroit, Michigan. The Commission can use the funds for a revenue guarantee, a marketing program, and fee waivers. This effort ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, July 09, 2018
Berglund Center is pleased to announce the return of indoor arena football and welcomes the Virginia Iron Horses to Roanoke in the spring of 2019. The National Gridiron League (NGL) will debut a new spring indoor football league in twelve U.S. cities in March, 2019. Roanoke’s team, the Virginia Iron Horses, will play its first home game in the spring of 2019.   The NGL was founded in 2017 as a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vistar Eye Center is proud to welcome back ophthalmologist and Roanoke-native, Dr. Stuart Tims, following his 7-day trip to Central America with the Eradicating Cataracts Honduras Outreach Foundation (ECHO). Dr. Tims returned June 15th after he and his team helped perform 150 sight-restoring cataract surgeries and 3 corneal transplants for the people of Honduras. His team, called a brigade, was ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Prominent regional Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth are in favor of Virginia recovering federal funding available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help as many as 400,000 uninsured Virginians get health coverage. Many Virginia Chambers of Commerce support this because it will return taxpayer dollars to the Commonwealth, have a positive benefit on public health, help ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest