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Carillion Opens Neurology Clinic in Franklin County
The Carillion Clinic opened the first neurology clinic in Franklin County. The new clinic is located at 1171 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount.
The facility, now in the same building as the Barnard Health Care Center, is the first step in expanding neurology services in Franklin County, Carillion said in a statement.
This development is just one of several Carillion Clinic projects in Franklin County. Carillion Franklin Memorial Hospital recently completed the first phase of its operating room renovation and expansion. Other professional services include OBGYN, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry and more. (Disclosure: Carilion is one of our contributors, but contributors have no say in news decisions. See our policy).
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Danville Group Invests in ADHD Wearable Software
Danville-based Launch Place has invested $250,000 in Revibe Technologies, a North Carolina-based startup that develops digital therapy software for wearables to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. announced a dollar investment. FokusRx is a non-pharmacological software approach as a medical device for treating attention and concentration deficits.
Eva Doss, president and CEO of The Launch Place, said in a statement that her team chose Revibe because of the high market demand for their products and the belief in the technology’s potential. I was. “By blending psychology and technology, Revibe wristbands enable children and adults to increase educational and job opportunities,” she said. “Studies show that Revibe Connect can improve children’s concentration by more than 19.8%. She doesn’t need to use prescription drugs. This is a huge help and a game changer in the industry.” ”
The new investment comes from The Launch Place’s Seed Fund II, which targets early-stage startups seeking venture capital and angel investors. The fund invested his first $250,000 in Revibe in 2020. Five years ago, The Launch Place became the company’s first institutional investor, and in 2015 he invested $40,000 through the Pre-Seed Fund.
Launch Place provides seed and early stage capital, mentorship and support services to promising startups with a particular focus on SaaS, IoT, medical, health and green technology. The company is based in Danville and has his second office in Research’s Triangle Park, North Carolina. Initial investments typically range from $200,000 to $250,000, with subsequent investments he can reach $750,000. The Launch Place funding will accelerate efforts to build investment capital and an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Dun River region, with the largest funder to date being the Danville Regional Foundation.
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Roanoke Foodshed Network Awarded Grant
The Roanoke Foodshed Network (RFN), formerly known as the Roanoke Regional Food System Partnership, has awarded over $18,000 to local nonprofits and schools to support food access efforts in the Roanoke region. The following organizations received funding:
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●One Valley Co., Ltd.
● Feeding Southwest Virginia
●Highland Park Elementary School
●Rickrun Community Development Corporation
● Boys & Girls Clubs in Southwest Virginia
●Cave Spring Elementary School PTA
The funding was made possible by a Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) grant. VFHY provides infrastructure support to build and sustain community collaborations that foster long-term policy, systems, and environmental change to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.
The Roanoke Foodshed Network began as a series of conversations between farmers, planners and local food advocates dating back to 2014. It is now possible to create an RFN and establish a broad set of projects supported by this network. In 2022, RFN’s Healthy Food Access Working Group assumed responsibility for his HCAT grant. LEAP, with support from the Carilion Clinic, Feeding Southwest Virginia, and United Way, serves as financial agent for HCAT grants.
The Roanoke Foodshed Network also hosts a series of virtual learning exchanges. The final exchange will take place on January 18th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET. Title: Producing Regenerated Food: Healthy Soils, Ecosystems, and Communities Speakers are Brent and Anna Wills of Bramble Hollow Farm and Adam Taylor of Catawba Sustainability Center. Register at http://tinyurl.com/regenerativefood.