About Amy Umble:
Amy Umble is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
We’ll be back soon after a short break
I’ll be off this week so Rapid Assessment will take a short break. Before I go, I’d like to call attention to a couple of stories that appeared recently in case you missed them.
The first is by my colleague, Scott Shenk, who reported Saturday on one of the Sky Express crash victims who is still hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mary Washington Hospital. Geeta Chhetri and her son, Pratik Chhetri, were injured in the wreck. Geeta Chhetri is from Nepal and came to this country to see her son graduate from college.
Pratik Chhetri is quoted as saying about the accident, “It has changed my life, my mom’s life. If she doesn’t get the use of her legs back we’ll have to adjust to that the rest of our lives.” The story can be seen here.
The second is by my colleague, Bill Freehling, who reported Thursday that Mary Washington Healthcare is moving forward with its plan to sell $30 million worth of bonds. The money will be used to buy land, pay for new buildings and purchase equipment at its Stafford and Mary Washington hospitals. His report can be seen here.
Speaking of Freehling, he would never mention it but I can. Nick Cadwallender, our publisher, recognized him last week at a company-wide meeting for the work he’s done with his Business Browser blog and Fredericksburg Business Insider, a daily newsletter. Both are required reading in this town. The Business Browser blog is available here, and it contains information on how to sign up for the newsletter.
Finally, I reported yesterday on the planned connecter road between Eagle Village and Mary Washington Hospital. In the story, Jeff Rountree, CEO of the University of Mary Washington Foundation, is quoted as saying, “Hospital employees and visitors should be able to walk, bicycle and drive between Eagle Village and the medical campus shortly after the [Christmas] holidays.”
TP Keller, an online reader, has posted in the comments section a link to an aerial picture that gives you an idea of where the road will go. The story and comment can be seen here.