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BMH Collaborates with Town of Danville & Community Partners in Development of Former Magic Mart Site

Boone Memorial Hospital (BMH) completed its purchase of the property located at 448 Smoot Avenue, Danville, WV in October 2020. The purchase included the building that formerly housed the Magic Mart department store, which is approximately 45,000 square feet.


BMH is currently in the process of finalizing construction and renovation plans.

CEO Virgil Underwood said, “With the acquisition and development of this property, we have an incredible opportunity to continue providing excellent, cost-effective health care from a convenient location while also focusing on population health and prevention.”


First Boone Memorial Hospital DAISY Award Honoree selected

Health Care Heroes is an annual event where the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosts cookie booths near hospitals and other medical facilities to encourage the community to purchase cookies that can then be donated to health care heroes.


"Giving back to the community is important to Girl Scouts, and Health Care Heroes is a great opportunity for us to show how much these folks mean to us," said Beth Casey, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond.


BMH celebrates National Hospital Week: 'Inspiring Hope through Healing' - Awards COVID-19 Hero bonus

National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight the innovative, caring ways hospitals, health systems, and health care workers support the needs of their community members and patients. This year’s National Hospital Week theme is “Inspiring Hope through Healing."  


In a message to personnel, Boone Memorial Hospital (BMH) Chief Executive Officer Virgil Underwood commended them for adapting during a very difficult year.


 "Over the past year, we have faced the immense challenge of providing healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed the way we work, live, and interact with others in our daily lives, and your commitment during this time cannot be overstated."


BMH partners with WV Extension Service to offer FARMacy – free, locally grown fruits and vegetables

FARMacy is a 15-week program that helps families improve their health by providing fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables - at no cost.


The Boone Memorial Hospital Healthy Lifestyle Program, located in Madison, has partnered with the WVU Extension Service to bring the program to the area. The program was made available through a grant from the Walmart Foundation. Led by BMH Family Nurse Practitioner, Kathy Hill, the Boone County FARMacy Program began in 2020.

"We were able to provide 23 families with produce," said Hill. "We are very happy to kick off the program again in 2021. We are accepting new applicants now."


Dr. H. Wesley Lafferty named President of the West Virginia American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. H. Wesley Lafferty, family medicine physician at Boone Memorial Hospital, was sworn in on March 26th as the president of the WV American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  


“I am thrilled to assume this role for such an incredible organization,” said Dr. Lafferty. “It’s an honor to provide healthcare to rural communities across West Virginia and serve this organization as president as we continue to strengthen communities and family medicine across the state.”