Archives: Dominican Republic

Dominican president honors VCU surgeon, Bon Secours opens first free-standing emergency center, and new hospital comes to the area

Bon Secours opens the area’s first free-standing emergency department, Richmond Eye and Ear Healthcare Alliance gets a new name (one that’s not such a mouthful), and Dominican Republic president honors a VCU surgeon that helped separate conjoined twins.

Doctor honored by Dominican Republic for separating conjoined twins

David Lanning, M.D., the doctor who separated conjoined Dominican Republic twins, Maria and Teresa Tapia, was recently honored by the government. During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor usually reserved for Dominican citizens or military.  Only a handful of non-civilian, foreign-born […]