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By HEATHER KEELS | September 24, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Steel will begin to go up within the next month at the site of the new hospital at Robinwood Medical Center, project officials said Tuesday at a forum introducing residents to many details of the new hospital's design. Though the 510,000-square-foot facility will not be much larger than the current hospital on East Antietam Street, its design will increase patient capacity, lessen emergency department wait times, improve caregiver response time and increase privacy for patients, Washington County Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Mary Towe said.
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.
January 25, 2009
Kristina Waugh and Scott Davis were married Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Joyce Waugh of Berkeley Springs and the late Robert "Bill" Waugh. The bridegroom is the son of the late Dolores and Jim Davis of Morgantown, W.Va. The bride is 1994 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, a 1998 graduate of Shenandoah University with bachelor's degree in nursing, and a 2008 graduate of Shenandoah University with a master's degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner.
from staff reports | November 23, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Health Care Authority has approved two certificate of need (CON) applications filed by West Virginia University Hospitals-East earlier this year, according to a news released issued Wednesday. One is a $41 million request to complete several health-care construction projects in the Eastern Panhandle and the other a $2.9 million request to establish a cardiac catheterization lab at City Hospital in Martinsburg. According to WVUH-East President and CEO Roger Eitelman, a decision on the applications was expected in mid-December.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
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.
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.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | 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.
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.
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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