Reva Frazier choked on a piece of chicken in July 2004, while living in the Trinity Mission of Charlottesville nursing home. She was 90 years old and legally blind. She’d entered the home because she couldn’t walk or feed herself anymore. She could barely communicate, and didn’t have the ability to tell anyone she was choking…
The UVA Medical Center is planning to create a new long-term acute care hospital somewhere in Albemarle County. The venture will be a 50/50 partnership with Alabama-based HealthSouth Corporation, one of the largest health care service providers in the United States. The new 40-bed facility will serve the clinical needs of acute patients who require […]
The Office of the Architect at UVA wants to make it a more environmentally friendly and sustainable institution. David Neuman’s office recently developed “Guidelines for Sustainable Buildings and Environmental Design,” a strategy modeled after similar environmental policies at other universities, including Duke and the University of North Carolina.
This fall, the Charlottesville-based Southern Environmental Law Center will argue its first case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In representing a consortium of North Carolina-based environmental groups, SELC will argue that Duke Energy violated the Clean Air Act by renovating old coal-fired power plants without installing required modern pollution controls.