By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ
The American Heart Association is opening a regional office in Hagerstown July 15 that will serve the western counties of Maryland and nine counties in West Virginia.
Previously, the agency had offices in Columbia, Cumberland Frederick and Hagerstown in Maryland, but by opening a regional office they are centralizing their services, said Kay Hoffman, regional director for the new office.
"All (eight) employees will continue to work with us, but we are just consolidating them. By centralizing the staffs, it makes them more accessible to the 15 counties that this office will be covering," she said.