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BUSINESS
May 27, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East's City Hospital recently recognized 145 employees for their years of service to the hospital at a celebration dinner at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. City Hospital's Chief Administrative Officer Tony Zelenka thanked the group for their dedication and service to the hospital over the years. He acknowledged that of the employees recognized, 33 individuals had 20 or more years of service to City Hospital. As part of the evening's program, the 2011 Quality Service Award winner was announced.
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NEWS
March 3, 2007
The Hagerstown Police Department was investigating a robbery Friday in the parking lot near Wal-Mart on Garland Groh Boulevard, according to a department press release. Milton Stewart Garber, 79, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was approached by a man in the parking lot who knocked him to the ground and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from his pocket, according to the release. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, wearing a white or off-white pullover shirt, jeans and a dark baseball hat. He might have escaped in a maroon vehicle, according to the release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East is close to reaching its goal of raising $3 million in a major gifts fundraising campaign that was quietly launched about 18 months ago, officials announced Wednesday. About $1.93 million has been pledged so far, officials said Wednesday at the public launch of “Time Saves Lives: The Campaign for WVU Hospitals-East.” Campaign co-chairman Robert F. “Bob” Baronner Jr., said they hope to meet the goal by June 2013. “Considering the way the economy is, we've done extremely well,” Baronner said in an interview after the launch event where seven “leadership donors” and campaign volunteers and contributors were recognized at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.
NEWS
October 27, 2008
Wallo joins Jefferson Memorial Hospital RANSON, W.Va. -- Dr. Elise A. Wallo, emergency medicine, has joined the emergency department physician staff at West Virginia University Hospitals-East's Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Wallo received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and recently completed her residency in emergency medicine at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. As a member of emergency department staff at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Wallo will join the hospital's active medical staff and serve on the faculty of the West Virginia University School of Medicine Eastern Division.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
This year, more than 2,200 Christmas Day meals will go to area families from the caring hands of the Meritus Medical Center emergency department and staff in the 10th annual Lend-A-Hand project for the Tri-State area. More than 150 volunteers, including doctors and nurses from the Meritus Medical Center emergency department, which sponsors the annual Christmas Eve project, will prepare holiday meals for delivery in a conference room-turned-distribution point at Robinwood Professional Center.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2011
Two ribbons were cut at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Thursday, officially opening the doors to an expanded emergency department and a 7,400-square-foot wellness center. Both were part of nearly $17 million in major renovations and improvements completed in 2010 or under construction this year. The hospital’s emergency department handles more than 13,000 patients a year, said Ann R. Brown, executive director of the 1,570-employee federal facility off W.Va. 9 near Martinsburg.
NEWS
January 29, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson Memorial Hospital's emergency department was officially certified as a trauma center Wednesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Office of Emergency Medical Services. Jefferson Memorial Hospital is one of only eight of 66 hospitals across West Virginia to have trauma center certification. The hospital was reviewed last September by a committee of physicians, nurses and other health officials from across the state.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2010
The new Meritus Medical Center remained on red and yellow alerts until Wednesday afternoon because of an unusually high volume of patient visits, hospital spokeswoman Nicole Jovel said. Meritus, located east of Hagerstown, was placed on yellow alert, meaning all of the emergency room beds were full, at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. It was put on red alert, meaning all of its telemetry-monitored beds were full, at about the same time. Both alerts were lifted at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Jovel said the Emergency Department had a record-high 250 patients on Monday and 235 patients on Sunday.
NEWS
November 17, 2008
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Winchester Medical Center announced plans Tuesday to submit a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) application to the state for a major campus expansion to meet growing demand and reduce overcrowding. The announcement was made by Al Pilong, Winchester Medical Center president and Valley Health senior vice president. The campus expansion project is estimated to cost $178 million and will be financed by a combination of reserve funds, philanthropy and bond offerings, according to a news release.
NEWS
January 28, 2007
Editor's note: On Tuesday, Jan. 23, The Herald-Mail held an online chat with Washington County Hospital's Mary Towe, vice president, chief nursing officer, and Dr. Steve Kotch, director of emergency medicine, who discussed the recent red and yellow alerts at the hospital and what they mean for patient care. Our next chat will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. with John Barr, who is president of the Washington County Commissioners. Those wishing to submit questions in advance may e-mail them to onlinechat@herald-mail.
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