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August 04, 2008

Internalist opens practice in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Dr. Chris Que, board certified internal medicine and fellowship trained in geriatric medicine, has announced the opening of his Martinsburg practice. Internal Medicine & Geriatric Specialists Inc. is at 2010 Oates Drive, Suite 105, on the City Hospital campus.

Que, who recently completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine through the West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been a member of the medical staff of WVUH-East's Jefferson Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the past year. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital and his internship in internal medicine at Allegheny University Hospitals, both in Philadelphia.

For information, call 304-264-4433.

Books for Babies gives books to 150 infants

RANSON, W.Va. - The First Books for Babies Program, which was established at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in December 2007, celebrated a book presentation to baby No. 150.


Since last December, parents of all babies born at Jefferson Memorial Hospital have received a children's book along with information on the benefits of reading to babies. According to Charlotte Porter, project leader, this has been a collaborative effort among Shepherdstown Public Library, the Jefferson County Reading Council, and WVU Hospitals-East's Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Thanks to donations from organizations such as the hospital auxiliary and the Jefferson County Commission, First Books for Babies has been fulfilling its mission to promote literacy and give every baby born at Jefferson Memorial Hospital a new book.

Anyone interested in supporting the program can send donations to First Books for Babies, Shepherdstown Public Library, c/o Libby Sturm, 457 Berridge Drive, Shepherds-town, WV 25443.

Hospital auxiliary celebrates June Day

Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Inc. held its 56th annual June Day Celebration at Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown. Linda Hovis, auxiliary president gave a presentation on the state of the auxiliary, followed by recognition of various members for achieving 1,000-hour milestones.

Carole Kramer, president of the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, installed the new officers for the 2008 to 2010 term, including Betty Dattilio, incoming president; Barbara Resh, president-elect; Donna Schnurr, vice president; Doris Young, recording secretary; Gladys Unger, corresponding secretary; Larry Summers, treasurer; and Tom Brewer, assistant treasurer.

The auxiliary has more than 330 volunteers including 43 teenage volunteers. For more information, call 301-790-8486.

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