August 31, 2012
War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's CPR for Health care Providers Course from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Education Room B at the hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs. This course is designed for licensed health care providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification. The course costs $50. Class size is limited so advance registration is required. For more information or...
August 22, 2012
Washington County Republicans got a sample of two elections on Wednesday - this year'sU.S. Senate race and the 2014 Maryland governor's race. The guest speakers at their annual picnic were Daniel Bongino, who is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen.Benjamin L. Cardin, and Blaine R. Young, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in two years. The Washington County Republican Club picnicked this year at the North American Rod & Gun Club near Hagerstown. The menu included hot dogs and hamburgers off the grill and freshly cooked corn.
August 10, 2012
Walnut Street Community Health Center in Hagerstown and Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock will wrap up their celebration for National Health Center Week on Saturday. The week of Monday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 11, was set aside to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's health centers. More than 1,200 health centers serve as medical homes for more than 20 million individuals at more than 8,100 locations. Walnut Street Community Health Center provides primary care, dental and behavioral health care to 6,451 patients and Tri-State Community Health Center provides primary health care to 5,313 patients in Hancock, 7,277 in Cumberland, and 3,939 in McConnellsburg, Pa.
August 4, 2012
Experience can be just as valuable as a degree To the editor: Even though I'm a veteran with 20 years of experience in health, education and training, plus five years of health care management experience in the private sector, I cannot find a job. So many veterans are returning from two wars injured, disabled and tired and cannot even find work. Military people with training in health care, intelligence and other specialty fields have more experience than some who are just finishing a four-year college degree.
July 29, 2012
In a breakfast ceremony at Hospice of Washington County on July 17, with their families present, three local young women were awarded the Frederic H. Kass III, M.D., Scholarship. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship. “I'm honored to have the scholarship at Hospice of Washington County named for me and I'm delighted to be assisting those pursuing careers in health care,” Kass said in addressing the group. Those receiving the scholarships were Katy Yeary, who is attending Kettering College of Medical Arts, Ohio; Sarah Stayer, who is attending St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Damara McDonough, who is attending Towson University.
July 26, 2012
“I would like to just write a line about the picture you had in the paper the other day concerning the Civil War battle that happened in downtown Hagerstown. What I saw in the background reminded me of an old ghost town. The people of Hagerstown should thank your mayor and council for keeping your town so authentic-looking.” - Greencastle, Pa. “This is to the person from Fairfield, Pa. I don't know if you guys will print this or not, but he's talking in there about gays being, coming out of religion.