November 23, 2014

Philip A. Haley has been named the new president/CEO of the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County. Read more

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Danville Regional’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that our program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. Read more

Jerry Dooley, interim chief executive officer of Danville Regional Medical Center and interim market president of LifePoint Hospitals South Central Virginia Market, announced Spencer Thomas as the new chief operating officer at DRMC. Read more

Wilkins & Co. Realtors, the long standing market leader in Dan River Region real estate industry recently announced the launching of a redesigned logo and a new and improved website. “When Wilkins & Co. was founded in 1992, our goal was not to be the largest real estate company in the Region, but to be the best,” said Hampton Wilkins, President, Wilkins & Co. Take a look

Danville Community College’s public relations office garnered seven major awards, including six first place (Gold) honors at the 2014 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II Medallion Awards competition held recently in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

The Arc of Southside has received an $850,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region that will allow The Arc to move employment services from its Blairs campus to a more accessible location. Read more

Continuing a successful run of producing beautiful, custom trophies, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Energy Efficiency has produced the 2015 Pinnacle Award Trophies for the American Society of Furniture Designers. Read more

Dr. Susan Dhivianathan, a family physician, recently joined Centra Medical Group Dominion. Read more

Supply Resources has received a $75,000 grant for its new corporate headquarters construction work. Read more

Danville Regional Medical Center recently announced that Dr. Anmar Al-Qaisi, pediatrician, has joined its medical staff. Read more

The popular computer training workshops have returned for the next few months at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Read more

Centra has signed a 30-year affiliation agreement with Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, a substantial change from the five-year non-exclusive agreement initially signed in 2013, prior to the college’s opening. Read more

Dr. Scott Spillmann, a board certified preventative/occupational medicine physician, has joined Danville Regional Medical Center. Read more

The City of Danville’s River District Development Project was recently named the winner in its population category for the Virginia Municipal League’s 2014 Achievement Awards. Read more

Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for a period of three years, according to a news release from the organization. Read more

Danville attorney Sandra Chinn-Gilstrap, of Woods Rogers, was recently appointed to the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty for a three-year term, beginning Oct. 7. Read more

American National Bank and Trust Company (American National) has opened a new location in Mebane, N.C., at 1008 Mebane Oaks Road, and has taken the opportunity to enhance how customers will experience and interact with the bank while there. Read more

The Willard Companies announced plans for its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert event at Westlake Towne Center on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Westlake Towne Center’s free, family-oriented event will feature live music, light refreshments, tree lighting, photo opportunity with Santa, and the chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree.