May 17, 2011
The May Wards Corner Now meeting will be this Saturday, May 21 at 8:30am at the Fitness and Wellness Center.
1. Frank Duke
The 2010 Census indicates that Norfolk is growing, but that growth is not uniform throughout the City. One explanation for some of the City’s growth is the impact of what economist Richard Florida calls ‘the Creative Class.'” Norfolk Planning Director Frank Duke will look at how Norfolk has addressed the issues of interest to this group and describe how we can extend this energy and vibrancy throughout the City.
2. Collins project update.
3. Norfolk Christian School update (athletic training facility).
4. $2.7 million availability for WC (Denby Park) effective 1 July.
May 10, 2011
The following is a reprint of a BIZ Buzz article in Pilot Online:
A new leader begins his tenure next week at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk.
John Barrett will take the reins as CEO. He replaces Dan Duggan, who was promoted in September to the post of executive vice president and COO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, S.C. Duggan had led DePaul since 2006.
Barrett comes from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone, N.C., where he served as executive vice president and COO for nearly six years. Prior to that, he was CEO of Page Memorial Hospital in Luray.
Barrett has roots in the Norfolk area: some family members make their homes here, and his wife graduated from the DePaul nursing program.
– Amy Jeter