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PostHeaderIcon MRI unit at BMH, Inc reaches record high numbers and continues to grow

Boone Memorial Hospital's Radiology Department reached record high patient numbers in April 2012 with their new MRI on-site unit. Rather than using a mobile unit, BMH, Inc now has an on-site unit.MRI unit2

“We saw the need because our patients told us that driving to Charleston is expensive. All of this was in the best interest of our patients and we felt it was important to respond to the community needs. It is all about patient care at home at BMH, Inc.,” explained Tommy Mullins, BMH Administrator.

Mark Linville, Executive Director of General Services at BMH, Inc. shared why he feels the numbers have increased.

“The significance is that we are saving patients time and money from having to go to Charleston or other areas to get their MRI’s. I believe that the numbers have increased because providers value having this tool at their disposal and know we have competent Radiologists reading the studies. Also, we have reduced cost in operating the MRI here on campus versus having a mobile unit coming in.  We can operate this unit more efficient that mobile units.”

The MRI unit has been on-site for several months and has already been put to great use.

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PostHeaderIcon 2012 James F Trusley Employee of the Year Award Terri Dolin

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the recipient of the 2012 James F. Trusley Employee of the Year Award - Terri Dolin. Terri currently resides in Boone County (Madison) and has been a Nurse at BMH for 5 years. She also worked at BMH previously from 2002-2004 as an ER Staff Nurse, the Education Coordinator in 2007 and Director of Emergency Services from 2008-2011. Terri currently holds the prestigious title of ACNO (Assistant Chief Nursing Officer).

“I have been a nurse for 20 years. I was an emergency room nurse for 15 years and for the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to have a position in nursing administration which has been very challenging and rewarding. I also had the opportunity to work with Home Health, Cardiology and Highland Hospital as additional jobs while working in the ER,” explained Terri.

Terri is originally from the Chapmanville area, but moved to Madison in 2002.

She completed classes in a Pre-Med course at Marshall University then pursued her Nursing Degree at SWVCC in 1992.

“I plan on continuing my Nursing Education in the near future and work towards a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration,” said Terri.

Terri said the favorite part of her job is helping others.

“I enjoy working on processes geared toward providing quality patient care. It is very rewarding working with a health care team that keeps the patients’ well-being as their priority in every decision that’s made.”

When Terri isn’t busy working at BMH she enjoys spending time with her family, Facebooking and ThirtyOne. She currently attends the First Baptist Church of Danville.

 

“I am very happy to attend a church with such kind and loving people,” said Terri.

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PostHeaderIcon Boone Memorial Hospital to recognize National Organ Donor Awareness Month

– CORE Encourages Individuals to Give the Gift of Life by Registering to Become an Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donor –

Madison, April 13, 2012 – More than 113,000 people across the country are awaiting an organ transplant, and at least eighteen will die without receiving one.  The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of New York, is joining the organ donation community once again this Month by commemorating National Organ Donor Awareness Month.  Throughout the month of April, CORE is encouraging individuals to register to become organ, tissue and cornea donors.  CORE-Donate Life

“The number of people in need of transplants far exceeds the number of organs, tissues and corneas that are donated, and at CORE, one of our primary goals is to educate people on the need to make a pledge for life and become an organ, tissue and cornea donor,” said Susan Stuart, president and CEO of CORE.  “In conjunction with OPOs across the nation, we are aiming to meet our goal of registering 20 million people across the country to become donors.  It’s part of Donate Life America’s ‘20 Million in 2012’ campaign.”

Individuals are encouraged to talk with family members and friends about making the pledge to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor. Each person that signs up to become a donor can help up to 50 people in need of a transplant.

Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison, WV is planning several activities on April 20th to commemorate National Organ Donor Awareness Month. Between 11am-1pm employees and the community can stop by the main lobby for cake and punch and also get information about CORE and how to become a donor. The hospital is also asking all employees and other local businesses and organizations to participate in “Flaunt Your Colors” day on April 20th. This national day encourages people to wear green and blue. Participating organizations like Boone Memorial are asked to post a photo of their “green & blue look” to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s Facebook page to have the chance at winning a $100 gift card!

 

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PostHeaderIcon Employee of the Month April 2012, Lois Holliday

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the April 2012 Employee of the Month – Lois Holliday. Lois has been a dedicated, hard-working Human Resource Assistant at BMH for four years.

Lois Holliday - EOM April 2012

She currently resides in Beckley in Raleigh County.

“I have always lived in Beckley until the year 2000, at which time my husband Richard (who also works at BMH as the Dietary Director) and I moved to Columbus, Ohio for work. We always wanted to come back home to be closer to family, so when the opportunity came up for Richard to come back to BMH, we jumped at the chance. I was offered a position in HR a few months later and was thrilled because that meant we both would be closer to family and friends. We had already made friends at BMH because Richard had worked here before and we knew we would be happy here,” explains Lois.

Fellow employees agree that Lois is a hard worker and has a very positive attitude.

“Lois is so friendly and professional. She is positive, upbeat, energetic and I’m lucky that my office is located next door to hers,” said Marketing and Public Relations Director, Karlie Belle Price. “She is also very helpful. Anytime another employee needs help, Lois jumps up to assist them no matter how busy she is. She’s a team player and works very hard,” added Price.

Executive Director of General Services, Mark Linville, says, “Lois is such a pleasure and delight to work with. She has a bubbly personality that always puts a smile on my face.  There is none more deserving than she for this recognition.”

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PostHeaderIcon Local Girls Become Fitness Stars!

Boone Memorial Hospital’s Community Task Force, All About Health Partners with Girl Scouts to offer Nationally recognized Fit’s Inn Program

Girl Scouts Fits Inn - ZUMBA

Nearly 50 girls from the Boone County area ranging from grades 2-5 participated in the ‘Fit’s Inn’ (Be a Fitness Star) program held on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at the Danville Community Center. ‘Fit's Inn’ is a unique program designed by the Girl Scouts which provides a fun, easy-to-use approach to fitness with lots of activities for girls to choose from. It is designed as a fun and healthy getaway—just for girls. This national program encourages Girl Scouts to make smart choices about nutrition and fitness.

The Girl Scouts approached (AAH) All About Health, Boone Memorial Hospital Working for a Healthy Community, to coordinate a ‘Fit’s Inn’ Program, similar to the National design and offer it not only to current Girl Scouts but any girl in grades 2-5 interested in learning more about nutrition and fitness.

 

 

“The event was also used as a recruiting tool to get more girls to join Scouts,” said Cathy Schrader, Membership Development Coordinator of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond. “We partnered with All About Health (AAH) because their mission is to provide health education to the local community, which is a perfect fit for this program,” she added.

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PostHeaderIcon BMH Nurse Draws Attention at State Capitol-Hospital Day 2012

Various hospitals from across the State of West Virginia attended Hospital Day at the Legislature on February 9th to serve as exhibitors andJoyce Hall-Hospital Day 2012 meet with Legislative Representatives regarding various laws, regulations, etc that affect hospitals State-wide. Boone Memorial Hospital has attended the past two years. This year BMH marketed its services, held a raffle and offered blood pressures and Pulse Ox readings.

BMH Marketing Director, Karlie Belle Price and Joyce Hall, RN attended on behalf of the hospital. Joyce, who was in full nurse's uniform, was quite the celebrity.

"All day long people came up to talk to Joyce, complimented her uniform/hat, etc. She was even interviewed and on the news. She did a great job and truly represented BMH well," said Price. "She was a hit," she added.

Dr. Ron StollingsBoone Memorial Hospital would also like to thank State Senator Ron Stollings who graciously recognized Boone Memorial Hospital during session at Hospital Day. Senator Stollings is a member of the BMH Medical Staff and long-time friend and supporter of the hospital. Stollings served as Key Note Speaker at Hospital Day 2012 and continues to support the WV Hospital Association and its efforts.

Click below to view pics of BMH at Hospital Day:

http://www.bmh.org/index.php/photos/category/28-hospital-day-at-the-legislature-2012

 


 

PostHeaderIcon NOW Offering State-of-the-Art Digital Mammography

BMH is Proud to Be Recognized as a CERTIFIED PINK RIBBON FACILITY

Caring for Women is a Way of Life for UsMother and Daughter

Your good health is our top priority. We have recently joined an elite group of facilities across the country that share an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient. We are proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility.

As a Pink Ribbon Facility we take pride in providing every woman that comes to us for a mammogram with a digital mammography exam.

Digital mammography produces images that appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds. There is no waiting for film to develop, which means a shorter time spent in the exam, and you may get results the same day.

We hope you’ll take advantage of the latest in digital imaging and call us today for your appointment: 304-369-8805

 

PostHeaderIcon Roy B. "R.B." Foster - Appointed as the First Emeritis Board of Trustee's Member

Boone Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that Roy B. “R.B.” Foster has been appointed as the First Ever Emeritis Board of Trustee’s Member. Foster was appointed at the January 2012 Board Meeting. Often, hospitals, independent colleges and universities face the dilemma of retaining the enthusiastic engagement of their best board members, like Foster, so they have various categories or titles that keep productive board members part of the hospital or institution beyond their period of active service on the board.

“Honorary,” “life,” and “emeritus trustee” designations are intended to facilitate interest and some level of engagement (and support) beyond a board member’s formal tenure.

“It makes good sense to keep volunteers like R.B. engaged at a certain level and to honor their past service to the board and BMH,” explained Tommy Mullins, BMH Administrator. “His loyalty, dedication and love for the hospital and all the employees made the decision quite easy,” he added.

Foster was appointed to the Boone Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees in 1990 and  retired from the board on December 31, 2010 after serving over 20 years. When Foster retired he assured BMH and the County Commission that he was not “quitting.” Foster continued to stay active with BMH happenings. Foster told us he had only missed three meetings the entire time he was a board member and he remembers the date of each missed meeting and the reason for his absence.

Foster was on the board for the beginning of BMH’s plan to build a new hospital and remains an integral part in converting the institution into a non-profit hospital, making it easier to raise funds to build a new facility. BMH Administration is still working on establishing non-profit status.

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon February 2012 Employee of the Month, Sherri Muncy

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the February 2012 Employee of the Month – Sherri Muncy. Sherri currently resides in Danville and has been a hard-working, caring and dedicated employee at BMH for 5 years. She is an Emergency Room (ER) Referral Clerk.

“I make appointments for our ER and in-house patients to see Specialists. I schedule out-patient testing and handle pre-certifications for insurance for the tests,” explains Muncy. “I love helping my patients find the right Specialist who will give the best care possible. I am very particular about who I send my patients to see,” she added.

Fellow employees agree that Sherri has a wonderful work ethic and a very positive attitude.

“Sherri is always very sweet and helpful to all the patients and is always willing to help me anytime I need it,” said friend and fellow co-worker Elicia Baisden.

Jean Reynolds, friend and co-worker adds, “Sherri truly cares about the patients and works diligently to get them referred to someone who can help them. She is a wonderful patient advocate and valuable to our team.”

Sherri is the daughter of Drewie & Barbara Meade of Logan. She was born and raised in Logan County, West Virginia and moved to Madison in 1982 to open a small business. She was the previous owner of a jewelry and sporting goods store for 19 years before coming to BMH.

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PostHeaderIcon Employee of the Month January 2012, Melissa Price

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the January 2012 Employee of the Month, Melissa Price, RN. Melissa, who currently resides in Madison, has been on staff at BMH for nearly 5 years.

Melissa initially began her career at BMH as a Registered Nurse in the ER where she handled patient care, wellness and other patient needs. Currently Melissa serves as a Nursing Educator/Clinical Coordinator. As a Nurse Educator Melissa coordinates educational programs for nursing staff, oversees performance improvement in clinical areas and educates staff on the newly acquired patient simulator, known as SimMan Essential, which is a realistic, full body adult, wireless patient simulator with advanced clinical functionality to teach critical skills to nursing staff.

Melissa attended college at Fairmont State University. She obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing in 2005 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2007.

Melissa has earned respect from her colleagues and patients alike.

"Melissa is a hard and dedicated worker. She puts her best foot forward and strives for perfection. I always miss her if she's off work," said friend and co-worker Angie Hall, RN, Nursing Educator/Clinic Coordinator.

Melissa says the favorite part of her job is making a difference.

“I truly enjoy being able to make a difference in different areas of the hospital and love being able to serve the community I live in,” said Melissa. “I also love working at BMH because here each employee is treated as an individual and not a number,” she added.

David Gresham, Revenue Cycle Manager, commended her work ethic and attitude.

"Melissa is a very enthusiastic individual who will tackle anything you put in front of her. I never worry about the final product with Melissa. I know it will be done right and in a timely manner," said David.

When Melissa isn’t busy working at BMH she enjoys activities at her church. She also loves spending time with her family and husband, Kenny. She and Kenny enjoy attending sporting events together as well. Kenny is a Heavy Equipment Operator at Progress Coal Company and the two are practically newlyweds.

“We were married on August 6, 2011 and are very excited to be expecting our first child in August,” said Melissa.

Melissa is the daughter of Bradley and Joyce Goodwin, Granddaughter of Max and Phyllis Cook, Wanda Goodwin and the late Holly and Palley Goodwin.

Melissa is a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she remains very active in the church choir and with the youth and van ministry. Melissa was recently accepted into Wheeling Jesuit University’s Master’s Degree Program.

Melissa serves on the 2012 Advanced Simulation Practice Council through CHART Institute and is CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ASLS (Advanced Stroke Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurses Core Course) Certified. She was also recognized for Perfect Attendance at BMH in 2008 and 2009.

Melissa has gained a lot of respect from her co-workers explains Terri Dolin, RN-Director of Emergency Services.

"She's very conscientious about her job and is well respected by her peers," said Terri.

Melissa was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of January and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.

“It was a complete surprise when I received the award but I was very excited and honored,” concluded Melissa.

Congratulations Melissa! We are proud of you!

BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Employee of the Month December 2011, Glenna Haugen

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the December 2011 Employee of the Month – Glenna Haugen. Glenna currently resides in Verdunville (Logan County) and has been a dedicated, hard-working employee at BMH for nearly 7 years. Glenna is an Emergency Room Charge Nurse and takes on many roles.

“In the ER we wear many hats as I like to say. Of course my most important duty is to give the best care I possibly can to my patients. We are also the transporter, receptionist, respiratory therapist, etc,” explains Glenna.

Glenna attended Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurses Core Course) Certified.

She is very skilled and truly takes pride in her job. Glenna Haugen-Dec 2011 Employee of the Month

“My favorite thing about being a Nurse is taking care of my patients. I love the small atmosphere at BMH. We are like family and it is a very caring place,” said Glenna.

Glenna is very proud of her family. She has been married to Stuard for 18 ½ years. He is one of the House Supervisors at BMH.

“When we got married he was an EMT and I was a CNA. We took turns going to school. I became a LPN then he completed his Paramedic Training. I graduated from SWVCTC Nursing Program in 2003 and he followed graduating in 2005,” explains Glenna.

She and Stuard have 7 children and 1 grandchild; Amber, 21 who is a student at SWVCTC; Britney, 20 who is a stay at home mom to their only grandchild, Jacob; Courtney, 17 – a senior at Logan High School, Michael, 17 and Mitchell, 16 who also attend Logan High School; Madison, 5 who is in Kindergarten and Abigail, 2 who Glenna tells us keeps everyone busy!

“I don’t really have any hobbies of my own. My kids’ hobbies are my hobbies and they keep me busy."

Glenna is very proud of her faith. She has been a Christian since November 7, 1995 and has been a very active youth leader. She and Stuard were also foster parents and adopted 3 children.

In celebration of Glenna’s award, she was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of December and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.

“I was honored and very happy about the parking space,” she concludes.

Congratulations Glenna! We are proud of you!

BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees

 

 

 
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