Club’s Concert Gets Major Boost from MEDARVA

Temperatures may be sizzling but visions of sugarplums are already dancing in the heads of Goochland Rotarians. Plans are well underway for the club’s 8th annual holiday concert by the Richmond Symphony.

The concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Goochland High School. Proceeds benefit a variety of charities serving Goochland County. The success of the concert depends largely on a combination of sponsorships and ticket sales. The club already has identified a lead sponsor, MEDARVA Heathcare. MEDARVA agreed to serve as the concert’s Title Sponsor with a generous contribution of $20,000.

MEDARVA will soon open a medical center in The Notch at West Creek, near U.S. 250 and Rt. 288. The center, which is expected to open by December, will be part of a larger medical office development c alled West Creek Medical Park, being developed by Lingerfelt Development Co.

The company plans to eventually build three office buildings there, totaling about 180,000 square feet. MEDARVA will lease more than 44,000 square feet, or 67 percent, of the first building. MEDARVA CEO Bruce Kupper said his goal is “to create a comprehensive location where patients can see physicians from primary care to specialists and where we can provide the diagnostic and surgical services to support the physician’s efforts.”

MEDARVA is new to Goochland County but not to Richmond. The company dates back to 1951 with the creation of the Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital. In 2002, it opened its Stony Point Surgery Center, the largest outpatient center of its kind in Virginia. The MEDARVA name was adopted in 2012. Kupper said the Stony Point Surgery Center is not affected by MEDARVA’s expansion into Goochland County. Contributed by Goochland Rotary Club member Paul Miller.