WALK-IN CLINIC IS REROUTING PATIENTS
In an effort to keep sick and well patients separated during the COVID-19 epidemic, the BMH Walk-In Clinic (located on the 1st floor of the Family Medical Center) is temporarily rerouting sick or symptomatic patients to the Black Lung Center located next to the Emergency Room. During normal clinic hours of 8am-6pm, 7 days a week, a patient will be charged the same co-pay as normally charged in the walk-in clinic, until further notice. The Family Medical Center (2nd Floor) and the BMH Medical Clinic (Located off-site beside Madison Post Office) are ONLY seeing well patients in their clinics at this time. However, Telemedicine Services are now available.
Boone Memorial Hospital is responding to a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
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AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO
IN PERSON APPOINTMENTS
BMH BILL PAYMENT OPTIONS
As a reminder, Boone Memorial offers a variety of convenient payment options without having to visit our hospital building.
You may access our online Bill Pay or PayPal options HERE
Additional options include mailing your payment or contacting our Business Office to make a payment by phone 304.369.1230, Extension 5100. To best prepare for the increased public health concerns, please be ensured you can access your health care records and payment options via our patient portal.
ENT-Otolaryngologist Charles Crigger, MD discusses medical issues which can occur with the ear, nose and throat on the WSAZ show Mom’s Everyday.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boone Memorial Hospital is offering telemedicine in an effort to continue keeping its patients safe, while providing health services. Telemedicine is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. Telemedicine enables remote healthcare (telehealth).
“Basically it makes it possible for providers to treat patients whenever needed and wherever the patient is, by using a computer or smartphone,” explained Charissa Workman, Boone Memorial Hospital Clinical IT Analyst.
∙ Delivery ∙ Extended Hours ∙ Temporarily Drive-Thru or Delivery ONLY ∙ Mobile Pharmacy App
In response to COVID-19 and an effort to keep our patients, community and staff safe, we have implemented various exciting changes to the Boone Memorial Outpatient Pharmacy. Changes include a new delivery service, a user-friendly mobile app and extended hours, including Saturday. In addition, the Pharmacy will temporarily be opened by drive through or delivery service only during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want to keep our patients safe yet ensure they receive their medications in a timely manner,” said David Gresham, BMH Chief Development Officer. “Therefore, we will be open only via our drive-through or delivery until the COVID-19 threat subsides.”
Boone Memorial Hospital has taken the threat of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 very seriously.
“Our approach has been that of aggressive preparedness, not panic,” explains hospital Chief Executive Officer, Virgil Underwood. “While we understand the need for on-going education to our patients, staff and visitors, we realize there is an abundance of information surfacing. Therefore, in order to alleviate some confusion, we at Boone Memorial Hospital want to be transparent in what one can expect when visiting our facility in relation to COVID-19.”
Boone Memorial Hospital is responding to a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Boone Memorial Hospital is watching the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus closely. Hospital staff and administration are taking proactive and preventive measures to protect its patients and employees. Although currently there are no known cases in Boone County or West Virginia, the hospital's approach is that of aggressive preparedness, not panic.
Boone Memorial hosted a black lung outreach in
Boone Memorial Hospital hosted a Black Lung Outreach Event in Beckley, WV
The Black Lung Center at Boone Memorial Hospital, located in Madison, West Virginia, hosted a Black Lung Outreach Event on Friday, March 6th at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center to help coal miners complete their Federal Black Lung claims/paperwork.
Over 75 people were in attendance. Wolfe, Williams and Reynolds law firm assisted Boone Memorial with the claims filing process. In addition, Connect Hearing was on-site to assist miners with filing hearing claims. If you missed the outreach event, please contact The Black Lung Center at Boone Memorial at 304-369-8825.
Heart Health Lunch & Learn held at BMH
Presenter, Casey S. Hager, MD, FACC
Boone Memorial Hospital Cardiologist, Casey S. Hager, MD, FACC presented on Women's Cardiovascular Health on the hospital campus February 27, 2020. Ladies wore red in celebration of Heart Health Month and Go Red for Women. Dr. Hager focused on topics such as cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, Aspirin usage, statin drugs and allowed for informal question and answer sessions throughout the luncheon. Participants received complimentary lunch and Go Red gifts, provided by Boone Memorial Hospital. To be placed on the mailing list for future hospital lunch and learns please send your email address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.