Jerry and Martha Dodson portray Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at The Newport

Long-time volunteers with Virginia Health Services find purpose in service

A near lifetime of community service for Martha and Jerry Dodson was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contagion prevented the Dodsons from their usual rounds of facility-based volunteer activities, and for the most part suspended their annual 40-plus year tradition of being Santa and Mrs. Claus at nursing homes on the Peninsula.…

Virginia Health Services fifth cohort of CNA apprentices graduates Oct. 26, 2021.

Virginia Health Services CNA apprenticeship program adds instructor

Virginia Health Services’ apprenticeship program, which graduates Care Assistants to eventual Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), is undergoing a transition in instructors. The VHS education team is adding instructor Princess Henderson, who has been with the company since 2008. She is being guided on the ins and outs of the apprenticeship class by instructor Nora Gillespie,…

Coliseum Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center's Monroe unit reopened Tuesday, June 22, 2021, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Coliseum reopens skilled care unit with private rooms

Coliseum Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center reopened its Monroe unit on Tuesday morning. The wing will add 30 private rooms for skilled care. The occasion was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony, with remarks from Virginia Health Services Vice President of Operations Don Lundin and Coliseum Administrator Dudley Haas. The ribbon was cut by the Monroe…