Boone Memorial Hospital (BMH) employees are on the move to better health. As part of its employee wellness program, the hospital opened a new employee fitness center this month. The Employee Fitness Center offers treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, and several machines, among other equipment. In addition, there are lockers, televisions, and shower facilities.
"This has been a long-time dream," said Kathy Hill, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of BMH Employee Health, Wellness, and Education. "It is wonderful to have a well-equipped and conveniently-located fitness center for our employees and their significant others. In the near future, we look forward to offering classes such as Zumba, yoga and more," said Hill. "We encourage employees at all levels, from beginner to advanced, to join. The BMH Fitness Center has something for everyone. Our motto is, 'big changes start with small steps.’ So, no matter where you are in your fitness journey, we invite you to join."
Boone Memorial Hospital now offers a new CT Scanner - The Aquilion ONE GENESIS Dynamic Volume 320 Slice CT.
"This scanner truly transforms CT," said Jeff Mosteller, Executive Director of Ancillary Services. "We are thrilled to be able to offer this top-of-the-line equipment to our patients."
GENESIS maximizes the patient experience during CT examinations, and through intelligent examination protocols, provides excellent image quality with low radiation and contrast dose tailored to each and every patient.
Brent J. Tomblin, MS, has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Tomblin has excelled as the Executive Director of the Boone Memorial Hospital's Brighter Futures Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Program in Madison, WV since 2019. In this position, he provides extensive value as an experienced outpatient clinic administrator, manager and expert in substance use disorder.
Members of the Boone Career & Technical Center (BCTC) HOSA-Future Health Professionals Program delivered gift baskets and individual goodie bags to the Boone Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Inpatient Floor, Emergency Department and BMH Clinics (Medical Clinic-located beside the Madison Post Office; Medical Clinic-located in Comfort, WV and BMH Family Medical Center Walk-in Clinic-located across from the Madison Animal Hospital).
"Both my morning and afternoon HOSA students sold snacks during their daily 10-minute break throughout the month of October to raise money for the Christmas Baskets and goodie bags," said Loretta Thompson, RN - WV HOSA State Advisor. "Altogether, they raised $1063."
"Offering mammogram screenings at a discounted rate results in more patients receiving life saving screenings," said Tahnee Mullins, BSRT(R)(CT)," Director of BMH Imaging Services/Radiology. "We did 90 mammograms in the month of October alone."
The West Virginia Breast Health Initiative (WVBHI) recognized Boone Memorial Hospital's efforts.
Boone Memorial Hospital (BMH) kicked-off its DAISY Award program in January, 2021 and announced its second Honoree last month - Sharelle Adkins, LPN.
"The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes nurses who are extraordinary in the impact they have on compassionate patient care," said BMH Chief Nursing Officer, Terri Castle, BSN. "We have amazing nurses here at BMH and I'm so happy we now have a prestigious award to celebrate and recognize nurses like Sharelle."
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999.
The West Virginia Hospital Association recognized Boone Memorial Hospital for outstanding work in its Commitment to Excellence Honors Program. For the second, consecutive year, Boone Memorial received the highest level of honor possible, Gold.
The objectives of the Honors Program are to:
Reward successful efforts to develop and promote quality improvement activities
Inspire hospitals to be leaders in improving the health of West Virginians
Raise awareness of nationally accepted standards of care that are proven to enhance patient outcomes
The Honors Program is updated annually to reflect the quality improvement topics on which the WVHA Quality Committee has recommended hospital action in the pursuit of excellence during the program year.