Health care

Bon Secours makes a big play

Bon Secours will be the naming sponsor for the Washington Redskins’ new Richmond practice facility, the financing of which Mayor Dwight Jones described as “complex.” And the hospital giant also announced plans for two new medical facilities in Richmond.

A less enviable 1 percent club

All but three of the 11 hospitals that serve the Richmond area stand to take at least a small financial hit over the next year due to new penalties that went into effect this month.

A catchy idea: Legible doctors notes

A medical records technology company with some big-name local investors is raising money and expanding its local offices.

Patent could help VCU breathe easier

VCU’s deal with a New Jersey pharmaceutical company to develop an inhaled medication could mean a windfall for the school.

Hospital invests in hospitality

St. Mary’s is building a $4 million guesthouse next year where people can stay while visiting a sick relative or friend.

Hospitals keep expanding

Bon Secours broke ground recently on a $30 million facility in Chesterfield, which the company says will bring 150 new jobs to the area.

The doctor will see you…eventually

The average wait time at Virginia emergency rooms was more than 4 hours, according to a recent study. Virginia had the 13th highest average ER wait time in the nation in 2009, according to the Emergency Department Pulse Report: Patients Perspectives on American Health Care released late last month by Press Ganey Associates, a health… Read more »