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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 23, 2007
Dr. Steve Kotch, Washington County Hospital's Director of Emergency Services and Mary Towe, director of nursing, will discuss the recent Red and Yellow alerts at the hospital and what they mean for patient care. Our chat will start at 1:00 pm and end at 2:00 pm today. Questions or comments can be submitted by clicking here before and during the chat. Or send an email to: Dixie: This is the first I've heard of these alerts.
by Maureen Theriault | February 9, 2007
Two important issues about health care planning have been raised in conversations around Washington County in the last month or so. One is why the replacement hospital at Robinwood Medical Center will have fewer beds than the current hospital. The other is why don't we have a hospital downtown in addition to the one at Robinwood since the county's population is growing. First, the new hospital will be licensed for four fewer beds than the present hospital - down from 271 to 267. In comparing what we have now with what we will have at Robinwood, the breakout looks like this While we requested a 300-bed facility, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC)
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