Through a partnership with Marshall Orthopaedics, Boone Memorial Hospital is now offering orthopaedic care at its main campus, located in Madison, West Virginia.
Dana Lycans, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon at Marshall Orthopaedics, is providing comprehensive care for all ages. Lycans specializes in sports medicine and surgical treatment of the elbow, hip, knee and shoulder.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Lycans to Boone Memorial Hospital,” said Virgil Underwood, Chief Executive Officer. “His experience and knowledge further strengthens our hospital goals and allows our patients to receive excellent orthopaedic care close to home. We look forward to this partnership with Marshall Orthopaedics.”
The West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Program is managed by the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for Vaccinations. The Task Force, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and its own epidemiological data, has prioritized certain groups to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Boone Memorial Hospital continues to receive doses to vaccinate its personnel and staff members who choose to receive it. However, the state and federal authorities, at this time, have allocated and distributed vaccinations for those 70 years of age or older to local Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC’s) and local health departments.
The West Virginia Hospital Association recognized Boone Memorial Hospital for outstanding work in its Commitment to Excellence Honors Program. 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.
Boone Memorial Hospital held a second saliva based COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic on Friday, December 4th. The first saliva based testing clinic, in partnership with the Governor's Office, WV National Guard and WVDHHR was held Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. It was the first community saliva based COVID-19 drive-thru testing in the State of West Virginia. Both events were held at the former Magic Mart building located in Danville, WV.
"Overall, the pilot in October was successful with a total of 334 patients submitting saliva specimens over a two-day period," said Angie Christian, Executive Director of Ancillary Services and On-Site Coordinator. "It was so well-received, in fact, that we decided to host another event."