MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Residents of Glenville and Gilmer County will have better access to WVU Medicine’s specialty care when the Health System opens a clinic at the Waco Center near Glenville State College. The Health System anticipates opening the 10,600 square foot clinic in November, subject to regulatory approvals.
“We at the Glenville State College Foundation are pleased to welcome WVU Medicine as a new partner in providing quality healthcare to the residents of our community,” Sandy Pettit, president of the Foundation, said. “It has long been our goal to expand medical services in Glenville, and this new partnership provides a pathway to that goal.”
Pettit noted that WVU Medicine’s plans will utilize the space at the Waco Center to its fullest potential, as well as offer access to the WVU Medicine network of hospitals and specialists. She emphasized that the Foundation Board and College very much appreciate the long and mutually beneficial relationship with the current healthcare provider, Minnie Hamilton.
“Our decision to move forward with WVU Medicine in no way diminishes the excellent service Minnie Hamilton has provided, and we wish them well moving forward,” she explained.
The WVU Medicine Clinic at the Waco Center will initially offer primary and select specialty care services to the community. Those services, however, are the tip of a deeper and broader network of specialists and subspecialists who do everything from heart and kidney transplants to highly specialized cancer surgeries.
“We’re very excited to work with the Glenville State College Foundation to open this new clinic and offer a variety of services to the community,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said. “In addition to providing routine care to the residents of the area, the clinic will also serve as an entry point into a much larger and more comprehensive network of specialized care that is coordinated through a common electronic medical record.”
Residents of the area are also encouraged to visit WVUMedicine.org to learn more about the variety of services the WVU Medicine network offers. They can also open a WVUMyChart account by visiting MyWVUChart.com. Through that portal, patients are able to manage their health record, communicate with their providers, and schedule visits.
In competition with 1,400 other entries, the Glenville Democrat and Glenville Pathfinder were able to nail down several awards in a West Virginia Press AssociationÕs Better Newspaper Contest, judged by the New Jersey association.
David Corcoran, Sr. won a 1st Place for the Best Newspaper Column writing. The NJ judges noted that the column contained a lot of good community information in it and was folksy. Additionally, in the same category, Myra Chico took the 2nd Place prize plaque for mainly her touching memories of her Christmas dog, “Oslo.”
Corcoran, Sr. also took a 3rd Place in the Best Editorial competition, and Myra Chico landed a 2nd Place for being a Best News Columnist.
In the Advertising category, David Corcoran, Jr. garnered a 2nd Place for a Half Page ad with Best Spot Color. In addition, he was complemented with another 2nd Place for a Photo Essay of the Mysti-Con, a Fantasy Club Convention.
And, the entire News Staff was honored for its coverage of several local government issues.
Finally, both the Democrat & Pathfinder was honored by its efforts at Community Service with a 2nd Place for sponsoring the Annual Veterans Parade & Program and the Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Corcoran Sr. states, “We were most gratified to win so many awards as individuals, but the true mark for a successful newspaper is what it does for its community. We, consequently, treasure our service award the most.”