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PostHeaderIcon Employee of the Month June 2011, Richard Holliday

Hard-working, friendly and caring are just a few of the many words used to describe the June 2011 Employee of the Month at Boone Memorial Hospital. Richard Holliday who currently resides in Madison has been the Dietary Director at Boone Memorial for the past 3 years.

The BMH community at-large is extremely thankful for Richard.

“Not only is Richard an excellent cook, he is really caring and likes to help the community and his fellow co-workers. He has volunteered several times with our community task force, All About Health, to bring live, free cooking shows to children in the schools,” said Karlie Belle Price, Marketing Director at Boone Memorial Hospital. “I tell him all the time that he should have his own reality show or restaurant,” she laughed. “He and his staff also bring in big crowds to the health fair each year. We hope people come for health education, but if Richard’s food is a draw to get them in the door, we’ll take it,” added Price. Richard Holliday

As Dietary Director Richard supervises staff, manages food service special functions, including monthly Medical Staff meetings and Board of Trustee meetings. He also jumps in to help with various community/public relations and employee events regularly.

“Richard is a great supervisor. He shows kindness, consideration and respect for his employees,” said Karen Stollings, a member of the BMH Dietary Staff.

“He also has great organizational skills,” added employee Joy Saddler.

Richard is a member of the Dietary Manager’s Association and the American Culinary Federation. Prior to coming to Boone Memorial Hospital Richard worked as the Dietary Manager for Morrison’s Management in Columbus Ohio, which manages different food services.

Richard is married to Lois Holliday who also works at Boone Memorial Hospital in the Human Resources Department. Many envy the fact that Lois has her own ‘PERSONAL CHEF!’

“My great chef is about as good as it gets. He cooks for me and I put my paycheck in his bank account. What a deal!!! Of course, he does leave the dirty dishes some of the time and guess who gets to wash those,” said wife Lois.

In addition to cooking at home for friends and family Richard enjoys boating and camping. He and Lois also have two daughters, Kim and Kristen.

“I enjoy living in Boone County,” said Richard who prior to moving to WV resided in Ohio. I love visiting the local schools to further the children’s nutritional needs. I also really enjoy providing food to the community at the annual BMH Health Fair,” he said.

“BMH has really benefited from bringing Richard on Board. He is an all-around good guy with a great sense of humor and has brought a nice variety to the menu for patients, visitors & staff. We are lucky to have him,” said fellow employee Bridget Arbaugh.

If you’d like to enjoy a great meal from Richard and his staff visit BMH during these hours:

Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am

Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm-5:30pm

*We also have a new salad bar

Richard was honored with a designated parking space and free lunch for the entire month of June and a recognition plaque that is displayed in the front lobby at BMH. Congratulations Richard! We are proud of you!

BMH Administration, Staff, Patients and Board of Trustees



PostHeaderIcon 2010 HealthFair

Boone Memorial Hospital would like to thank and recognize those individuals and groups involved in making the 2010 Health Fair a HUGE SUCCESS!

The Sponsors, Special Thank you's, Best Table Decor Winners & MORE are listed below.

Thank you again from Boone Memorial Hospital!!!

PLEASE contact Event Coordinators: Karlie Belle Price at 304-437-1572, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Kevin Hill at 304-369-1230, Ext. 407, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for praises and/or wishes for next year!

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PostHeaderIcon Randy Foxx

Boone Memorial Hospital
Would like to congratulate
Randy Foxx as the BMH Employee of the Year and 
Recipient of the  James F. Trusley Sr. Award of Excellence

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PostHeaderIcon Mike Fankhauser

Boone Memorial Hospital
Would like to congratulate
Mike Fankhauser as the BMH Employee of the Year and 
Recipient of the  James F. Trusley Sr. Award of Excellence

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PostHeaderIcon On the Road to World Class

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has selected Boone Memorial Hospital as one of ten hospitals in the Country to under take a performance improvement project to improve patient care. BMH, along with Roane General Hospital in Spencer are the only two hospitals in the entire State of West Virginia to embark upon this new journey. 

“This is a 5-year project. At the end of the cycle, the Joint Commission will make a determination of our improvements,” said Tommy Mullins, BMH Administrator. Kathy Hill, Nurse Practitioner was appointed as Project Leader at BMH. “The overall goal of this project is to improve patient care. I feel strongly about helping this hospital. We need it and it means a lot to me,” said Hill. “One thing we’ve started doing are chart tracers which help us determine things we do well and things we can improve. The changes we are making will show employees that we care. A happy employee makes for a better working environment. If our employees are happy, our patients in turn will receive better care,” Hill added.     

After initiating the chart tracer method, BMH organized a Department Director Committee and a Performance Improvement Staff Committee, to help tackle the main issues. “This project will involve every employee. We need support and suggestions from everyone,” said Mullins.                                            

In just a few months BMH has discovered some issues and made great improvements. The Emergency Room has been divided to include a Rural Health Clinic to handle minor medical issues. Wait time has been shortened tremendously. Even communication has improved, which poses a challenge in most workplaces.  

“I feel the performance committee has helped open up better communication among other departments and staff thus leading to better care for our patients,” said Mark Linville, Executive Director of General Services.  “Although we are looking at problem areas we don’t want to overlook the fact that we help so many people here. This project has brought about a sense of team work in us all. We’ve found that all of us care and share the same common goal, TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE,” concluded Hill.


PostHeaderIcon Preventing Ski Injuries

Boone Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Center

How safe is skiing?  According to National Electronic Injury Surveillance data issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are as many skiing injuries as there are bicycling and baseball injuries.  In fact, the national Ski Safety advisor for the National Ski Patrol System stated that skiing was about as dangerous as junior high school football.  Catastrophic injuries have decreased, but, 85% of all skiing fatalities are males – most in their twenties.

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PostHeaderIcon New Law Developed

Hospitals should be a "safe haven" for patients, families and employees. However, over the past year alone, disgruntled patients and/or guests at local area hospitals have pulled guns, threatened emergency personnel with knives and smashed heart monitors and IV pumps in drug-induced rages, as noted by Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette. Although Boone Memorial Hospital is a smaller, rural hospital, it's no stranger to violence. As a matter of fact, it's often rural hospitals with limited or no security that get hit hardest, usually in the Emergency Room.

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PostHeaderIcon Nurse Competency Day 2008

Nurses at Boone Memorial Hospital completed another successful Nurse Competency Day held last month. Nurse Competency Day is an annual event required of all hospitals and mandated by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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PostHeaderIcon Legislator of the Year

The West Virginia Chapter of the American Trauma Society presented Senator (Dr.) Ron Stollings with the 2008 Legislator of the Year Award on Wednesday, March 12,
2009. As Vice-Chair of the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee, he has worked tirelessly to promote injury prevention, good health, and optimal care for the
sick and injured in West Virginia.


Left Picture, (left-to-right): Manda Snuffer, Carolyn Deorr, Lori Schorr, Sharon Pearson, Sandra Stack, Senator Stollings, Christina Turley, Penny Byrnside, Vicki Hildreth,
Lisa Wiles, Robert Dozier, and Jonathan Sapp.

Right Picture: Senator Stollings and Penny Byrnside


PostHeaderIcon Sleep Clinic

Do you feel irritable or sleepy during the day? Do you have difficulty staying awake when sitting still, such as when watching television or reading or even fall asleep sometimes while driving? Is it difficult for you to pay attention or concentrate at work,

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PostHeaderIcon Bassam Haffar, M.D.

November 20, 2007                                                                    

Bassam Haffar, M.D. partners with Boone Memorial Hospital 

A popular and well-respected physician, Bassam Haffar, a Board Certified Gastroenterologist is now making visits to Boone Memorial Hospital the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. “If a 5th Tuesday falls in the month, I’ll come then too,” stated Haffar.

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