Reston-based telemedicine provider SOC Telemed announced Monday it plans to go public through a merger with a “blank check” company, Healthcare Merger Corp. (HCMC) — a transaction that would value SOC at $720 million. The combined company will operate as SOC Telemed and be listed on the Nasdaq. HCMC is a Nasdaq-listed public investment company.
Elizabeth “Liz” Porter promoted at Reston-based Fortune 500 company
Reston-based federal contractor Leidos announced Monday that Elizabeth “Liz” Porter has been promoted as the company’s health group president. She will report to Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. Porter had been serving as acting health group president since March 9 and had previously served as operation manager for the Leidos Civil Group’s Federal Energy &
Number of new cases is slightly down, with 7,034 recorded last week.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up by 7,034 last week, a decrease from the previous week, but the number of new virus-related deaths rose by 136, a higher rate than in recent weeks. The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday, Aug. 3 that there are 93,106 coronavirus cases statewide and 2,218
Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann to replace interim CEO, SVP Dr. Peter F. Buckley
Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System announced Wednesday that Dr. Arthur L. Kellermann will become VCU Health System CEO and VCU’s senior vice president for health sciences on Oct. 1. Dr. Peter F. Buckley, who has held both positions on an interim basis since January, will continue in his role until Kellermann arrives. “I’d
No alcohol sales, consumption in restaurants after 10 p.m.
Gov. Ralph Northam said he would place Hampton Roads localities on further restriction, starting at midnight Thursday. No alcohol can be sold or consumed at restaurants after 10 p.m., and all restaurants must close by midnight. Gatherings of more than 50 people will be prohibited until further notice, according to a public health emergency order
U.S. News and World Report releases 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings
University of Virginia Medical Center once again was ranked the best hospital in Virginia by U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, which was released Tuesday. “It is an honor to be ranked the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fifth consecutive year, and I want to
To be renamed Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital
Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic announced Friday it has completed the purchase of Lexington’s Stonewall Jackson Hospital from the SJH Community Health Foundation. This was the final 20% — valued at $10.9 million — left for Carilion after its initial 2005 investment. With the purchase comes a new name, Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital. The health care system
Governor says rollback may be in order due to spike in beach area
Virginia saw a gain of 7,697 COVID-19 cases last week, another gradual increase in the weekly number of new cases. According to the Virginia Department of Health’s statistics Monday, July 23, the state has 86,072 total cases, at a 7.5% positivity rate. The number of virus-related deaths is at 2,082, up 51 from last week
Weekly increase in cases driven by Hampton Roads region
COVID-19 cases continued to increase statewide last week at a higher rate than the previous week, with 6,733 more people testing positive since July 13. Over the past month, the weekly rate has climbed from 3,724 the last week of June to 5,540 new cases between July 6 and 13, according to the Virginia Department
Marge Connelly to serve as chair
Marge Connelly will chair the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. SCHEV is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. Connelly was appointed to the council in 2014 and reappointed in 2018. She currently serves on the board of directors at Norfolk-based PRA Group Inc. She was integral