Blog Posts in 2018

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  • On Dasher! On Dancer! On Valley Health’s Coach! It wasn’t Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Vixen that arrived in our community this month, but instead the Valley Health Health Coach pulled in, loaded with the gift of good health! Over the past few weeks, members of the Valley Health ... Keep Reading
  • Finding the Right Care Over the Holidays

    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    When you or a loved one needs medical attention over the holidays, it can be a challenging the find the appropriate setting for your health care needs. Your primary care physician’s office may be closed, and it may be difficult to find an open pharmacy. With that in mind, we’ve ... Keep Reading
  • Holiday Updates

    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    Holiday Hours December 2018 - January 2019 Wellspring More Than Beauty Program Wellspring, Valley Health’s cancer resource center, has cancelled the More Than Beauty program scheduled for Friday, December 21. The program will resume its regular third Friday schedule on January 18, 11 ... Keep Reading
  • Adding Caring to Dental Care

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    If you have ever had an abscessed tooth or cavity, you know the pain can be debilitating. For the uninsured, the cost of dental treatment often means learning to live with the pain and other problems linked to diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth. Enter Joan Pino De Las Casas, DDS, dentist ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health Winchester Medical Center (WMC) has achieved Magnet recognition for the third time, a testament to its continued commitment to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations ... Keep Reading
  • Osteoarthritis and Occupational Therapy

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    As a child, I remember my grandmother struggling with everyday tasks like opening a jar or turning a key, and I wondered what I could do to help. There have been times when individuals at the grocery store have asked me to help them carry bags, or pick up change from the counter, because it ... Keep Reading
  • Why do people and organizations form alliances? Because they know that there are better outcomes when many work together toward common goals. So it makes perfect sense that Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital (PMH) partners with Page County Public Schools, Page County Sheriff’s ... Keep Reading
  • Sleep Centers Earn Accreditation

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Rest Easier: Sleep Centers Earn Accreditation Valley Health Sleep Centers at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Page Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, War Memorial Hospital and Warren Memorial Hospital all recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep ... Keep Reading
  • November 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday Updates

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Each year as we celebrate Thanksgiving, our thoughts naturally turn to gratitude. We are especially thankful for those who are working on Thanksgiving Day and on other upcoming holidays. We ask that you please check back frequently on this page for updates on potential closings or delays for ... Keep Reading
  • As we embark on the holiday season, we all tend to begin the process of preparing for the season’s events. During the holidays, we may gather in large groups filled with our family, friends, and loved ones. These holiday events may have a lot of background noise that include clattering ... Keep Reading
  • Encouraging cancer survivors. Inspiring our youth. Educating about health and wellness. Empowering those fighting addiction. Delivering care to those in needed. These are but a few of the ways the Valley Health team collaborates with regional partners to serve area residents. Valley ... Keep Reading
  • November 15, 2018: Winter Weather Updates

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Valley Health is committed to the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. We are making all necessary preparations to maintain operations during this winter storm. Please check back frequently for updates on potential closings, delays and safety information for all of our hospitals, ... Keep Reading
  • By Erin Bateman, PA-C, Valley Health Urgent Care | Ranson Busy lives can easily be interrupted by seasonal illnesses. As we head into cold and flu season, it is important to take steps to keep ourselves and our families healthy. I always tell my patients that common sense precautions go a ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health is among HealthCare’s Most Wired organizations for the third year in a row, affirming the regional health system’s use of information technology (IT) to improve access to patient care, care delivery, patient outcomes and safety. The College of Healthcare Information ... Keep Reading
  • Individuals struggling with obesity and related illnesses may now benefit from expanded surgical offerings from the Valley Health Metabolic and Bariatric Program. Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is now being performed at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) with robotic assistance for the first ... Keep Reading
  • Your Hospital Stay

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Winter is coming! Did you know that the number of patients cared for at all six Valley Health hospitals increases during the winter season due to cold, flu and other seasonal ailments? According to Jennifer Riggleman, RN, MSN, director of acute care at Winchester Medical Center, there are ... Keep Reading
  • Contributed by Jennifer Cunningham, MD - Valley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Family Medicine | Mt Jackson What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends ... Keep Reading
  • Site Work Begins on New Warren Memorial Hospital Campus Hospital and Medical Building off Leach Run Parkway Projected to Open in 2020 A new chapter in Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital’s 67-year history began this week with preliminary site preparation and ground clearing at its ... Keep Reading
  • The West Virginia Hospital Association recognizes War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital for their outstanding work in the Commitment to Excellence Honors Program and their commitment to the following topic areas: Antibiotic Stewardship Breastfeeding Initiative Care ... Keep Reading
  • You’ll find them in Valley Health Urgent Care centers, physician practices and rural health clinics. They assist in our Operating Rooms and Emergency Departments. They are integral in specialty services such as Winchester Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center and Intensive ... Keep Reading
  • When was the last time you saved a life? Most of us can’t don a cape and transform into a superhero, but it’s easier than you might think to save a life! All it takes is a little time and a willingness to be a blood or platelet donor. Blood donors save lives every day…and ... Keep Reading
  • Filling The Gaps To Care

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    (Blog post adapted from HealthLINK—September 2018) Care Gaps, a patient-focused initiative offered at Page Memorial Hospital, is a pilot program aimed at arranging vital screening tests and other needed services for patients. Offered at four family-medicine practices affiliated with ... Keep Reading
  • Concussion Awareness

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    The start of fall sports season brings the opportunity to review youth safety and concussions. One in 10 high school athletes in high-impact sports will experience at least one concussion. While not every concussion can be prevented, we can all take important steps to help manage concussions ... Keep Reading
  • Storm Preparedness

    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Winter weather, hurricanes, and other extreme events can develop suddenly and leave those in its path to rely on quick action and storm preparedness. With Hurricane Florence forecasted to impact the East Coast as soon as Thursday, we urge all to take the opportunity to review your supplies ... Keep Reading
  • Contributing Author: Skyler Sharp, FNP-C, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Family Medicine – Mt. Jackson Suicide is a serious public health concern and is the 10 th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects all ages. People who attempt suicide and survive may experience ... Keep Reading
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