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By DAVE McMILLION | October 17, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - New West Virginia University President Mike Garrison visited the City Hospital campus Tuesday and praised the work that has started there to attract more doctors to the Eastern Panhandle area. Garrison made his first visit to the Eastern Panhandle as part of his inauguration week activities. Garrison will be formally sworn in as the university's 22nd president Friday, according to City Hospital spokeswoman Teresa McCabe. Garrison visited a training center where medical school students finish their remaining schooling.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 12, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Having a shortage of doctors in the Eastern Panhandle has a wide range of ramifications, the director of a new Martinsburg-area clinical medical campus said Wednesday night. Because of the shortage of doctors in the area, it is not unusual for patients to cross the state line into neighboring states for care, said Jay Bonfili, executive director of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center,Eastern Division. If that trend is not reversed, it could have a chilling effect on the area's economy, Bonfili told about a dozen people during the first of a series of health talks sponsored by The Station at Shepherdstown.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 15, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A $4.79 million contract has been awarded to a Martinsburg company for construction of a medical education facility next to City Hospital with work on the center expected to begin Oct. 1, officials said Tuesday. W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. was awarded the contract to build the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center Eastern Division, according to a press release from the center. The facility is expected to be finished by the fall of next year, the release said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 9, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - More than $2.3 million came home to the Eastern Panhandle after West Virginia lawmakers passed the budget digest June 27. The budget digest specifies how money will be spent in the $7.8 billion budget passed in the recent session of the Legislature, according to Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, the only local lawmaker who sits on a budget conference committee that approves the digest. Of the funding for the Eastern Panhandle, $1 million was awarded for a medical education campus that some local lawmakers say is one of the biggest economic development projects to unfold in the area in recent years.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 1, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - State lawmakers have awarded $1 million for a medical education campus in the Eastern Panhandle, a funding allocation that will ensure the realization of the project, the dean of the school said Sunday. The $1 million was awarded through the state budget digest, a document that specifies how money will be spent in the 2002-03 budget passed this year, said Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, who worked to secure the funding. There has been an effort to establish a medical education campus in the Eastern Panhandle in hopes of luring more potential doctors to the area.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 8, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University is to break ground in September on a $6.4 million medical education facility that will be twice the size of the structure initially planned for the site adjacent to City Hospital in Martinsburg, an official with the school said Monday. The federal government initially chipped in $3.4 million for construction of the WVU Health Sciences Center, Eastern Division, but another $3 million secured by U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 30, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. "She knows about this," U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd said Saturday after a ceremony dedicating a medical education center to his late wife, Erma. "She's in heaven today and she knows. " He had just finished addressing a rapt crowd at the Erma Byrd Health Professions Education Center, on the campus of City Hospital in Martinsburg, and he was shaking a long, waiting line of hands. The education center is the Eastern Division headquarters for the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, which is part of West Virginia University.
NEWS
July 8, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Plans for West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center/Eastern Division, which will be based in Martinsburg, will be discussed in a presentation on Wednesday. The discussion will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Station at Shepherdstown in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The speaker will be Jay Bonfili, executive director of the Eastern Division. The presentation will be the first in a series of health talks sponsored by the Station at Shepherdstown in collaboration with WVU and the Sidney Banks Institute for Innate Health.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2013
University Healthcare Physicians MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - University Healthcare Physicians, or UHP, recently welcomed longtime community pediatrician Dr. William Wear and the staff of University Pediatric Associates to its group of 19 medical practices in the Eastern Panhandle.  University Pediatric Associates, formerly known as Eastern Panhandle Pediatrics, joined UHP in July when Dr. Edward Arnett retired.  Wear is a board-certified pediatrician...
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | September 11, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. When a medical student played by actor Matthew Modine is asked in the movie "Gross Anatomy" why he wants to become a doctor, he winks after answering, "I want to make lots of money. " Two medical students working one-on-one with local doctors as part of West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center Eastern Division program have loftier goals. Helping people and working in a challenging field that always is interesting and always evolving are the motivations behind medical students Justin Glassford, 25, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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September 8, 2013
University Healthcare Physicians MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - University Healthcare Physicians, or UHP, recently welcomed longtime community pediatrician Dr. William Wear and the staff of University Pediatric Associates to its group of 19 medical practices in the Eastern Panhandle.  University Pediatric Associates, formerly known as Eastern Panhandle Pediatrics, joined UHP in July when Dr. Edward Arnett retired.  Wear is a board-certified pediatrician...
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OPINION
June 16, 2013
Finish the job of Medgar Evers To the editor: Mississippi's tireless civil-rights worker, Medgar Evers, was killed 50 years ago. An assassin's bullet mortally wounded Evers in front of his home, leaving a widow and depriving three children of their father. Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith was charged with the murder, but it wasn't until 1994 that he was convicted.  De La Beckwith died in prison at age 80. Evers, a WWII veteran, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | October 17, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - New West Virginia University President Mike Garrison visited the City Hospital campus Tuesday and praised the work that has started there to attract more doctors to the Eastern Panhandle area. Garrison made his first visit to the Eastern Panhandle as part of his inauguration week activities. Garrison will be formally sworn in as the university's 22nd president Friday, according to City Hospital spokeswoman Teresa McCabe. Garrison visited a training center where medical school students finish their remaining schooling.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 30, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. "She knows about this," U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd said Saturday after a ceremony dedicating a medical education center to his late wife, Erma. "She's in heaven today and she knows. " He had just finished addressing a rapt crowd at the Erma Byrd Health Professions Education Center, on the campus of City Hospital in Martinsburg, and he was shaking a long, waiting line of hands. The education center is the Eastern Division headquarters for the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, which is part of West Virginia University.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | September 11, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. When a medical student played by actor Matthew Modine is asked in the movie "Gross Anatomy" why he wants to become a doctor, he winks after answering, "I want to make lots of money. " Two medical students working one-on-one with local doctors as part of West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center Eastern Division program have loftier goals. Helping people and working in a challenging field that always is interesting and always evolving are the motivations behind medical students Justin Glassford, 25, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | September 18, 2004
tammyb@herald-mail.com Most Marylanders are just now tangling with the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. But Hagerstown resident Jenifer Drummond first met Ivan more than a week ago, and isn't in a hurry to renew the acquaintance. A second-year medical student at St. George's University on the island of Grenada, Drummond huddled with classmates in a campus dormitory while the storm ravaged the island, killing nearly 40 islanders and leaving about two-thirds of the population homeless.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 15, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A $4.79 million contract has been awarded to a Martinsburg company for construction of a medical education facility next to City Hospital with work on the center expected to begin Oct. 1, officials said Tuesday. W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. was awarded the contract to build the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center Eastern Division, according to a press release from the center. The facility is expected to be finished by the fall of next year, the release said.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 8, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University is to break ground in September on a $6.4 million medical education facility that will be twice the size of the structure initially planned for the site adjacent to City Hospital in Martinsburg, an official with the school said Monday. The federal government initially chipped in $3.4 million for construction of the WVU Health Sciences Center, Eastern Division, but another $3 million secured by U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 12, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Having a shortage of doctors in the Eastern Panhandle has a wide range of ramifications, the director of a new Martinsburg-area clinical medical campus said Wednesday night. Because of the shortage of doctors in the area, it is not unusual for patients to cross the state line into neighboring states for care, said Jay Bonfili, executive director of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center,Eastern Division. If that trend is not reversed, it could have a chilling effect on the area's economy, Bonfili told about a dozen people during the first of a series of health talks sponsored by The Station at Shepherdstown.
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