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December 23, 2012
Cheryl Deaner, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for October. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Deaner, a registered nurse in the outpatient chemotherapy and vascular therapy department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Cheryl helped with patient education on Hickman cath care. Not only did she put the patient at ease, but she noticed the patient's arm was red and swollen.
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August 4, 2013
During a recent certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Robinwood Surgery Center met or exceeded 645 standards in 13 review areas and was asked to submit two quality standards related to infection control for national recognition. During the review process, the accreditation staff praised Robinwood Surgery Center for its commitment to patient care, measured by effective and constant communication among staff, physicians, anesthesiologists and the management team.
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March 10, 2013
On Feb. 25, Waynesboro Hospital received the 2012 VHA mid-Atlantic APEX (Achieving Patient Care Excellence) Award. According to Kathleen Williams, director of performance improvement for VHA's mid-Atlantic region, Waynesboro Hospital scored tops in quality and safety measures among the 57 acute-care hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “Every person on our team at Waynesboro Hospital is responsible for excellent quality care and patient safety,” said Jill Keller, vice president of nursing and quality and risk management at Waynesboro Hospital.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2012
Name of business: Rebuck & Associates Eye Care, PLLC Owner: Dr. Richard C. Rebuck Address: 805 N. Mildred St., Suite 3, Ranson, W.Va. Opening date: Sept. 30, 2011 Products and services: Medical and routine optometric care, sale of glasses and contact lenses Target market: Everyone with at least one eye, ages 3 and older How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? After working at a local optical business, I realized there were many ways to improve the operations of the optical side, so I made the decision to open my own practice.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
Dozens of people were asked to wait outside Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon while firefighters tried to determine the source of an odor of smoke. The source of the odor, originally detected in an operating room at about 12:20 p.m., was not found and people were allowed back into the building an hour after the initial call, Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Dave Fraley said. There was an operation in progress when the odor was detected, but the procedure completed because staff did not feel there was any immediate danger, said Mary Rizk, director of corporate communications for Meritus Health.
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April 25, 2001
House calls lift spirits of Hospice's clients By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY andreabh@herald-mail.com Photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Chessie Bailey said she always looked forward to her weekly appointments at the hair salon. Then the cancer ravaged her body and confined her to her Hagerstown home. That's why Bailey, 82, is so happy to have found a hairstylist who makes house calls for Hospice. "I couldn't believe it. It was a real surprise," she said.
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June 7, 2008
To the editor: The nation's 6,000 hospitals and 5 million health-care workers provide critical services at a time when people are most in need of assistance. Washington County Health System has almost 3,000 employees. We have some of the very best health-care providers, including physicians and nurses, as well as radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition, and respiratory healthcare professionals. All of them are focused on providing quality patient care in a safe and comfortable environment.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2013
The Community Free Clinic of Washington County was the beneficiary of Saturday's Faire Off the Square, a monthly market held in downtown Hagerstown. Faire Off the Square was created by the Downtown Alliance last year, and proceeds from the event benefit a local nonprofit organization every month. Robin Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said the money raised from Saturday's event will be used for patient care. “We provide patients with primary care and specialty care.
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By TERRY TALBERT | June 27, 1998
The Western Maryland Hospital Center threw a lawn party and barbecue Friday for its 300 employees to thank them for helping the health-care center get top scores from a national accreditation agency. Actually, there were three parties altogether - one for each work shift. Employees got baseball caps, paddleballs, beach balls and bubble-blowing equipment. They ate, and played, to the sound of music under the canopy of trees on the rear grounds. Cynthia M. Pellegrino, center director and CEO, took her turn at the tongs, turning chicken and steaks on one of the long charcoal grills.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | July 22, 2007
About 40 amateur volleyball teams served up slop Saturday at the 2007 Citi Mud Volleyball Tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown. About 500 players were expected to participate in the seventh annual event held on Hagerstown Regional Airport property behind Citi's day-care center, said Robin Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic. The event raised $25,000 last year, she said. The clinic uses the money raised to pay for the medical care and prescription medicines it offers free to uninsured Washington County residents, Roberson said.
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August 4, 2013
During a recent certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Robinwood Surgery Center met or exceeded 645 standards in 13 review areas and was asked to submit two quality standards related to infection control for national recognition. During the review process, the accreditation staff praised Robinwood Surgery Center for its commitment to patient care, measured by effective and constant communication among staff, physicians, anesthesiologists and the management team.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2013
The Community Free Clinic of Washington County was the beneficiary of Saturday's Faire Off the Square, a monthly market held in downtown Hagerstown. Faire Off the Square was created by the Downtown Alliance last year, and proceeds from the event benefit a local nonprofit organization every month. Robin Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said the money raised from Saturday's event will be used for patient care. “We provide patients with primary care and specialty care.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2013
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members: • 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown • AT&T, 17622 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown • Baxter Group Inc., 941 Progress Road, Chambersburg, Pa. • Amy Huffman, BNI independent agent • Middletown Valley Bank, 24 W. Main St., Middletown, Md. • Montessori Academy of...
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March 10, 2013
On Feb. 25, Waynesboro Hospital received the 2012 VHA mid-Atlantic APEX (Achieving Patient Care Excellence) Award. According to Kathleen Williams, director of performance improvement for VHA's mid-Atlantic region, Waynesboro Hospital scored tops in quality and safety measures among the 57 acute-care hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “Every person on our team at Waynesboro Hospital is responsible for excellent quality care and patient safety,” said Jill Keller, vice president of nursing and quality and risk management at Waynesboro Hospital.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2012
Cheryl Deaner, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for October. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Deaner, a registered nurse in the outpatient chemotherapy and vascular therapy department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Cheryl helped with patient education on Hickman cath care. Not only did she put the patient at ease, but she noticed the patient's arm was red and swollen.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2012
Esther Jackson was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for August. Jackson, a patient-care technician on the medical/surgical unit, was nominated by one of her patients, who stated, “She is one of the nicest people I have met, and she went out of her way to help me. Thank you, Esther, for making my stay so great!” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work, along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the WVUH-East mission, vision and values.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2012
Name of business: Rebuck & Associates Eye Care, PLLC Owner: Dr. Richard C. Rebuck Address: 805 N. Mildred St., Suite 3, Ranson, W.Va. Opening date: Sept. 30, 2011 Products and services: Medical and routine optometric care, sale of glasses and contact lenses Target market: Everyone with at least one eye, ages 3 and older How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? After working at a local optical business, I realized there were many ways to improve the operations of the optical side, so I made the decision to open my own practice.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
Dozens of people were asked to wait outside Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon while firefighters tried to determine the source of an odor of smoke. The source of the odor, originally detected in an operating room at about 12:20 p.m., was not found and people were allowed back into the building an hour after the initial call, Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Dave Fraley said. There was an operation in progress when the odor was detected, but the procedure completed because staff did not feel there was any immediate danger, said Mary Rizk, director of corporate communications for Meritus Health.
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By MARIE GILBERT | October 17, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Every day, health care professionals wade through a tide of need at the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. They serve people with jobs, but no health insurance; senior citizens who need routine checkups to keep them out of the emergency room; and the displaced and homeless with few options. The clinic is their safety net -- and Dr. Dan McDougal wants to keep it that way. That's why he established an endowment fund. McDougal has served as a volunteer physician at the free clinic and is a member of its board of directors.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 29, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Hundreds cracked crabs Saturday evening at the Krab and Karaoke fundraiser for three local nonprofits, held at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center on Dual Highway. "What is more Maryland than a pitcher of beer and table of crabs?" said Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber hosted the fundraiser, which benefited Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Community Free Clinic and Habitat for Humanity Women Build.
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