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  • Chapman and Associates Health Care to join WVU Medicine United Health Associates as LaVale Medical Center

    Friday, January 15, 2021

    Chapman and Associates Health Care to join WVU Medicine United Health Associates as LaVale Medical Center MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chapman and Associates Health Care in LaVale, Md., will join WVU Medicine University Health Associates (UHA) on February 22. The practice will be operated by UHA as LaVale Medical Center. Chapman and Associates Health Care was started in December 2012 by Cathy Chapman, C.R.N.P. The integrated practice has grown to include primary care, behavioral health medication management, and therapy services. “We are excited to join WVU Medicine and are looking forward to the services and resources this affiliation will provide to our patients,” Chapman said. “WVU Medicine is committed to continuing our team based integrated care approach in providing high quality care to our patients.” The practice includes Cathy Chapman, family practice nurse practitioner and psych mental health nurse practitioner, April Cross, C.R.N.P., family nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and health coach, Carrie McDonald, L.C.S.W.-C., certified cognitive behavioral therapist; Geri Fox L.C.S.W.-C., certified diabetic behavioral therapist; Andrea Opel, L.C.S.W.-C., certified mind-body medicine therapist. The practice currently sees patients age seven and older for primary care and behavioral health services. Office hours are Monday through Friday with early morning and evening appointments available. For more information call 240-362-7294. We are excited for the opportunity to welcome LaVale Medical Center to the WVU Medicine family,” Michael Edmond, M.D., WVU Health System chief medical officer, said. “As we continue to partner with facilities across the border in neighboring states, we further our mission to offer the best possible care to our patients close to where they call home.” The West Virginia University Health System, which operates under the brand “WVU Medicine,” is both West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer. Comprised of 13 owned hospitals, including its 700-bed flagship academic medical center in Morgantown, WVU Health System also provides management services to several community-based hospitals and clinics across a four-state region that includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. The academic health system also includes a children’s hospital – WVU Medicine Children’s – and five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org.

  • New providers join WVU Medicine

    Friday, January 8, 2021

    New providers join WVU Medicine The following providers joined WVU Medicine in December:

  • WVU Medicine OB/GYN gives insight into COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    WVU Medicine OB/GYN gives insight into COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant patients have been advised to be extra vigilant about safety precautions, including washing their hands, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and wearing a face covering.

  • WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute explores virtual reality to combat chronic pain and other conditions

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute explores virtual reality to combat chronic pain and other conditions Researchers at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) are advancing their efforts to utilize virtual reality (VR) technology to combat a wide range of neurological conditions from chronic pain to addiction and Alzheimer’s disease. A newly-published study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain, shows that the use of VR can provide additional leg pain relief in patients with spinal cord stimulation (SCS).

  • WVU Medicine officials answer frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine

    Monday, January 4, 2021

    WVU Medicine officials answer frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine As access to the coronavirus vaccine begins to make its way through the state and country, many people have questions about its safety, possible side effects, and effectiveness. To help assuage any fears about the vaccine, the WVU Medicine Pharmacy Team put together the following frequently asked questions.

  • Sean Smith named president of Wetzel County Hospital

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Sean Smith named president of Wetzel County Hospital Sean Smith, chief operating officer at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, will become president of Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville effective Jan. 1. He will assume the role from David Hess, M.D., who, in addition to serving as president and CEO of Reynolds Memorial Hospital, will fill the same position at Uniontown Hospital.

  • WVU Hospitals, Princeton Community Hospital enter into management agreement and clinical affiliation

    Friday, December 18, 2020

    WVU Hospitals, Princeton Community Hospital enter into management agreement and clinical affiliation Princeton Community Hospital (PCH) has entered into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals effective Friday, Dec. 18.

  • Holiday eating: How do you maintain a healthy diet?

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Holiday eating: How do you maintain a healthy diet? As the holidays quickly approach, many of us find ourselves faced with the big challenge of trying to maintain a healthy diet during the season. Food is the centerpiece of holiday celebrations and gatherings in most cultures around the world. Even with fewer holiday gatherings taking place this year due to the pandemic, grocery stores are still flooded with holiday treats to tempt us into impulse buys.

  • New providers join WVU Medicine

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    New providers join WVU Medicine The following providers joined WVU Medicine in November:

  • WVU Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist wins NHLBI challenge

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    WVU Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist wins NHLBI challenge The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute has been selected as a winner in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research for research on using machine learning to predict ventricular disease done by Partho Sengupta, M.D., WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology division chief and director of cardiac imaging.