Photo by Patience Salgado courtesy of Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House
The Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
A new lodging house is designed to relieve the burden on family members who come from great distances to be with sick loved ones at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital. The Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, with 16 bedrooms and two extra family suites, opened June 9 at 1100 Libbie Ave. The daily rate is $40, but “we adjust the price based on need if the guest cannot afford [that],” says Lisa Patten, the guest house’s executive director. For more information on how families can be referred, visitreinharthouse.com.
In Case of Emergency
The Hanover Emergency Center, a 24/7 freestanding emergency room, opened in mid-June. The HCA facility, at 9275 Chamberlayne Road, has 12 treatment rooms and provides CT, X-ray, ultrasound, 3-D mammography and bone-density examinations. Center director Lee Van-Sise says a freestanding ER can be more efficient than an ER in a regular hospital, because it strictly focuses on emergency medical care: “In most cases, patients here are treated immediately,” he says, adding that the facility is currently seeing about 22 patients a day.
For expectant, Spanish-speaking fathers looking for advice on how to cope, First Things First of Greater Richmond has launched Boot Camp Para Nuevos Papas. Held on Saturday mornings at the Sacred Heart Center at 1400 Perry St. from 9 a.m. to noon, the class costs $25 and addresses topics such as how to bond with a baby. “We want the expectant fathers to be prepared for all of the changes in dynamics that will soon occur in their growing families,” says Aaron Lee, director of programming at FTF. To register, visit firstthingsrichmond.org.