April 3, 2013
One person was killed early Easter Sunday in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and State Circle in Martinsburg, according to a news release issued Wednesday night by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver was taken to City Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to the release issued by Deputy C. Pearson, who, along with other deputies, responded to the call at 3:03 a.m. The white Volvo four-door sedan was traveling west on Apple Harvest Drive when its driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled, deputies said.
April 2, 2013
Patricia Ann Coffinbarger Weidman, 69, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.
April 2, 2013
Calvin Bruce Dorsey died Monday, April 1, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Military graveside honors will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.
March 31, 2013
Martha Gisriel recently was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for January. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Gisriel, human resources manager, was nominated by a co-worker, who wrote, “Martha is approachable, available, professional and can be relied on. She shows a commitment to service and to the City Hospital community.” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service...
March 31, 2013
Jody Schell Moats, 48, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, March 22, 2013, at City Hospital. The service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
March 20, 2013
A man accused of sexually assaulting a girl in 2009 told authorities he was assaulted by another male inmate at Eastern Regional Jail early Tuesday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. The accused inmate, Aaron J. Stanback, 26, of Ronceverte, W.Va., was arraigned Tuesday on one count of first-degree sexual assault by Magistrate Charles C. Cole Sr., according to court documents. Police said Stanback indicated the encounter with John Paul Knipple Jr. was consensual and that he didn't mean to hurt him, according to court documents.
March 12, 2013
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named Kathy Hilber, a registered nurse in the surgical/recovery services department at City Hospital, as the recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter of 2012. The award was presented to Hilber during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called “A Healer's Touch,” which was carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the DAISY Award.
February 24, 2013
Terri Shiffler, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for December. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Shiffler, a nurse on the sixth-floor telemetry unit, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Terry is one of the best at cardiac care. She recently worked with me to care for a patient experiencing cardiac issues on the fifth-floor medical/surgical unit. Patient safety is clearly her top priority, and she treats all co-workers as a member of the team.” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work, along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the WVUH-East mission, vision and values.
January 19, 2013
Drop 10 in 10 is a 10-week weight management program designed to help participants lose 10 pounds or 10 percent of their weight through a program of balanced nutrition, sensible activity and meaningful lifestyle changes. Drop 10 in 10 is designed to help individuals move away from the all or nothing mentality of fad dieting to the philosophy of making meaningful and long-lasting nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. Participants receive an information kit which includes a Drop 10 in 10 Guide Book, Daily Food and Fitness Journal, tape measure and resistance band.
January 19, 2013
Daily Steps to Less Stress is a six-week lifestyle improvement program that helps participants recognize stress and its origins and provides tools and techniques to combat daily stress. They will understand how to incorporate stress management techniques into daily life. This classroom-based, group program is led by a Highmark-trained behavioral health specialist. The program offers a variety of information, from how stress affects physical health and emotions to how one interacts with the world and others around them.