The following presentations and decisions took place during the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last Thursday:
Eades wins President’s Award
County Administrator Kenny Eades was the recipient of the Peninsula Emergency Medical Service (PEMS) Council’s President’s Award for his commitment to local and regional emergency medical services (EMS) programs.
PEMS Excecutive Director Michael Player, who presented Eades with the award, praised the county administrator for helping to create and spearhead the support that was required to develop the EMS educational program at Rappahannock Communty College, and also for assisting in the creation of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula educational expo, “Honey I Shrunk the Symposium and Brought it Home,” which provides continuing medical education for all of the volunteer EMS personnel.
“Mr. Eades has been a friend to EMS, and — more importantly — he has helped to keep the council, which is so broad in its scope, focused on the needs of rural EMS,” Player said.
Belfield Physical Therapy coming
to Northumberland County
The board of supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a conditional use permit requested by Vanecek Properties, LLC and Brian Belfield of Belfield Physical Therapy to operate a health care facility for physical therapy at 16155 Northumberland Hwy. near Burgess.
“It looks very promising,” Belfield said during the meeting. “We’ve had patients driving from Reedville for quite a few years and I’ve always wanted to get out this way, but I’ve had to find the right staff to help me in Warsaw to make it possible.
“Now that we’ve recruited some local therapists, I can make a move and see patients down this way,” Belfield added.
—Read the full story in the March 19 issue of the Northumberland Echo, on stands now!