For the Record - Southwest Virginia

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has made progress in meeting state requirements for remaining Southwest Virginia’s only comprehensive place for treating trauma patients. Earlier this year the hospital was out of compliance with state regulations for being a top tier trauma center because it didn’t have enough doctors to cover specialized surgeries involving injuries to the face and eyes. Since then, Carilion has recruited four new surgeons, three of whom have begun working in Roanoke. (The Roanoke Times)

Chemsolv Inc., a Roanoke chemical distributor, agreed to pay a fine of nearly $44,000 for various violations, including improperly storing hazardous chemicals, lacking a fire protection system and having a faulty risk management program. The company also agreed to spend more than $200,000 on safety improvements. (The Roanoke Times)

Richard and Leslie Gilliam donated $8.3 million for a new health and wellness center and renovations to Greear Gymnasium at the University of Virginia at Wise. Gilliam was founder and CEO of Cumberland Resources, a Southwest Virginia coal company, and a graduate of U.Va.-Wise, then Clinch Valley College. (Bristol Herald-Courier)

Montgomery Publishing LLC successfully bid $1.43 million at a bankruptcy auction to buy several Virginia community papers, including those in Salem, Fincastle, Radford and Christiansburg, as well as a printing facility. Montgomery is headed by Wayne and Dolores Brockenbrough, former owners of the Radford and Christiansburg papers. (The Roanoke Times)

NBG Holding GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer of stainless steel tubes with integrated optical fiber, will invest $5 million to create Fiber Cable Technology, its first U.S. subsidiary. The Botetourt County company will create 25 jobs with wages averaging between $70,000 and $80,000. (News release)

The Roanoke Times offered a voluntary retirement package to 20 of its 340 employees in a move to reduce payroll costs. Eligible employees were 55 or older with at least 20 years of service. (The Roanoke Times)

Virginia regulators rejected a request from LewisGale Medical Center to open a neonatal intensive care unit. The state decided there was no public need for more specialty care for babies in the Southwest Virginia region. The hospital said it would appeal. (The Roanoke Times)

Faculty at the Pamplin College of Business were judged among the world’s top scholars in hospitality and tourism. A study by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research ranked Virginia Tech eighth among the top 100 universities for hospitality and tourism research. (News release)


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