Tri-State briefs - Oct. 9

October 08, 2012

Door replacement shifts entrance to City Hospital
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East City Hospital officials announced plans for a temporary entrance to the hospital’s main lobby.
From Wednesday through the first week in November, City Hospital will require temporary use of an alternate entrance/exit to the hospital. Signs will direct patients and visitors to the new hospital entrance, which is to the immediate right of the current main entrance.
“The current circular revolving doors at the hospital’s main entrance are being replaced by automatic sliding doors,” Scott Mathis, facilities manager, said in a news release. “We appreciate everyone’s understanding of this change to accommodate our expansion and lobby renovation project.”
Once the doors are replaced and the main entrance reopens, the courtyard outside the main front entrance will be redone to include new sidewalks, a fountain, benches and a new landscape design.
Hospital spokesperson Teresa McCabe said Monday that the new entrance and courtyard improvements are estimated to cost about $140,000
Mathis said that once this phase of the project is complete, the main lobby will receive a complete makeover beginning in early 2013 to include a new preadmissions testing area.

Sweet Shop celebrating 30th birthday Saturday
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery, at 100 W. German St., is celebrating its 30th birthday Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free cake and ice cream will be served, along with freshly brewed coffee.
For more information, call 304-876-2432.

'Lanterns and Legends' set for Oct. 27
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Cowans Gap State Park will host a “lanterns and legends” festival Saturday, Oct. 27.
Between 3 and 7 p.m., the state park will have pumpkin carving, seed roasting, an apple press and hot apple cider. There will be a fall foliage walk at 1 p.m. and “legends” walk at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
Pumpkins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, or visitors can bring their own to carve, the news release stated.

Cardiovascular/pulmonary rehab program certified
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center recently announced the certification of its cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Fulton County Medical Center was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care, according to a news release.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with problems like heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and respiratory symptoms. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
The rehabilitation program participated in a one-month application process, which requires documentation of its practices.
The certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the association and other professional societies, the news release stated.

Shuster to speak at chamber breakfast
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast featuring U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., as the guest speaker.
The breakfast, which will include a buffet and door prizes, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16.
The cost is $12 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Anyone interested in attending should contact the chamber by noon Monday, Oct. 15.
For more information, send an email to or call 717-597-4610.

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