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.
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.”
Boone Memorial Hospital’s Community Task Force, All About Health Partners with Girl Scouts to offer Nationally recognized Fit’s Inn Program
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.
Various hospitals from across the State of West Virginia attended Hospital Day at the Legislature on February 9th to serve as exhibitors and 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.
Boone 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.
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BMH is Proud to Be Recognized as a CERTIFIED PINK RIBBON FACILITY
Caring for Women is a Way of Life for Us
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
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.
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.
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
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.
“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
Boone Memorial Hospital has offered its Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic for the past few years, however, this year Dr. James Walker, a physician at the hospital envisioned an event to recognize military personnel on Veteran’s Day. Therefore, BMH decided to combine the events.
“We started the Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic a few years ago and it was so successful that we decided to make it an annual event. One year we did it on Halloween and have also offered it during our Christmas events, however, this year when Dr. Walker threw out the idea to host a Veteran’s Day event I jumped on the opportunity and decided to combine the two events,” said Marketing & Public Relations Director, Karlie Belle Price. “Tarah Hager, a Physician Assistant at BMH who serves in the Military gave me a lot of ideas to make the event a success,” Price added.
The hospital offered free flu shots that day to all Veterans and military personnel – those active, retired or honorably discharged. The fee for all Non-Military was only $15.00. BMH also offered free desserts, punch and hot chocolate. An eight foot ‘Wall of Salute’ allowed guests and BMH employees to recognize Military personnel and Veteran’s by placing pictures, stories, names, etc on the wall. All guests received an American Flag Ribbon/Pin and Veteran’s received a red or blue bag and a Certificate of Appreciation.
Nurses Melissa Price and Angie Hall administered the flu shots that day.
“We gave 31 shots, which is a great number considering how many places have been giving flu shots over the past couple of months. We try to make it easy on people. They just have to drive up, roll down their window and get their shot. They don’t even have to get out of the car,” said Melissa Price, RN.
Volunteers from the BMH Pharmacy Department, Kelly Singleton and Angela Marra (4th year Pharmacy Student at WVU) helped with registration.
“It was wonderful meeting so many Veteran’s and Military. They were so sweet and appreciative and I was so happy to be part of the event,” said Singleton.
Boone Memorial Hospital is considering hosting both events again next year.
“We will more than likely do both events, however, we may do the Drive Thru Flu Shot clinic a little earlier next year. In regards to the Veteran’s Day event we would like to offer more health screenings/tests to the Veteran’s in addition to Flu Shots. We are still in the planning stages but plan to make the Veteran’s Day Tribute even bigger and better next year,” said Price.
For more information about future events or services at BMH please call the Boone Memorial Hospital Marketing Director, Karlie Belle Price at 304-369-1230 x431 or 304-437-1572. You can also visit us on-line at www.bmh.org.
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Boone Memorial Hospital would like to recognize the November 2011 Employee of the Month, Melinda Stover, RN. Melinda, who currently resides in Foster, has been on staff at BMH for approximately 6 years.
Melinda initially began her career at BMH as an LPN on the floor while attending college at Mountain State University. As a floor nurse she offered direct patient care and meds. Melinda obtained a BA in Nursing and now works mainly in the Emergency Room at BMH. Her job duties include primary nursing care, triage, patient education and she serves as a patient advocate.
Melinda has earned great respect from her colleagues and patients.
“She is a very hard worker; she’s always willing to help when needed. When we are really busy she is a blessing to have around. Melinda is always a good friend to talk to,” said Tarah Hager, PA-C at BMH.
Co-workers agree that she makes the work day more enjoyable.
“I think she is a good, steady worker. She makes your day easier. She is always smiling,” said Loretta Cornett, OR Tech (Operating Room Technician)/ER Clerk.
“She is very dedicated, fun to work with and a really good friend,” said Missy Mathis, RN.
Melinda says the favorite part of her job is helping people.
“Just making someone feel better, whether physically or mentally is what I enjoy most,” she said. “I also love working at BMH because of the family atmosphere. We all work together for the patients’ well-being,” she added.
Beth Blosser, RN, BSN, CEN, who serves as the ER Nurse and Trauma Program Manager raved about Melinda’s work ethic and character.
“She is very conscientious about her job and gives good patient care. She is very kind and attentive to her patients and is an all around good person.”
When Melinda isn’t busy working at BMH she enjoys reading. She has been married to Warren Stover for 32 years and has one daughter, Lacie, who is 22 years old. Lacie currently attends college at West Virginia State University.
Melinda served on a wound committee on behalf of Boone Memorial Hospital and is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurses Core Course) Certified. She also received an HRSA grant from the federal government in 2009 for working two years in a critical access hospital. She received an additional year in 2011.
Melinda has gained a lot of respect from her co-workers explains Terri Dolin, RN-Director of Emergency Services.
“She's very conscientious about her nursing care and is well respected by her peers. She has earned several advanced certifications in addition to a BSN degree and is always willing to participate in additional courses when available.”
Melinda was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of November and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH.
“I was very surprised and pleased to receive this award. It’s nice to hear people say you do a good job. It means a lot to me,” concluded Melinda.
Congratulations Melinda! We are proud of you!
BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees