WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

WVUH named ‘Best Workplace for Men’ in Nursing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) recently named West Virginia University Hospitals as the recipient of its 2010 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award. [...]

School of Pharmacy improving health of community during American Pharmacists Month

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Do you know if you are able to take a certain over-the-counter medication with your current prescription medication? Do you need help understanding how your prescribed medication will help you? Your pharmacist is the best source of information for questions like these, and he or she can help you manage your medications to get the best results for your health. [...]

WVU honors trauma workers and patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU’s Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center will recognize trauma workers from across the state – including  emergency medical services teams, community emergency departments, and the care teams at trauma centers -- along with patients and their families at a Night of Recognition event Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Erickson Alumni Center. [...]

New funding supports WVU nursing students

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Nursing recently received $950,400 in federal funding that will allow 25 graduate students to complete the Family Nurse Practitioner program. The grant is intended to prepare health care workers to meet the needs of an increasing number of patients who will have insurance once health care reform is implemented. WVU is the only nursing school in the state to receive this grant. [...]

Cancer Center to offer free clinical breast exams

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University will offer free clinical breast exams twice in October in observance of breast cancer awareness month – first at the WVUH Health Expo and again at the Cancer Center. [...]

Bonnie’s Bus Offers Mammograms September 30 in Hundred

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Wetzel County this month, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie’s Bus will be at the West Virginia State Police parking lot in Hundred on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The mammograms are not free, but billing to insurers is provided.  Women who lack insurance may be matched to government or nonprofit charities. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram. For a Bonnie’s Bus appointment, call the Burton Clinic at 304-775-4671. During its first year on the road in 2009, the 40-foot long Bonnie’s Bus travelled 9,000 miles, visited 20 counties, and provided nearly 400 mammography screenings. The goal for 2010 is to make at least 60 site visits throughout West Virginia with a focus on communities that have high breast cancer mortality rates.  Bonnie’s Bus represents a statewide partnership of women’s groups, clinicians, public health professionals and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia. Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated by WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Mrs. Statler's late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson. For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bonnie.   [...]

Fringe Little League Tournament to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Fringe Little League Association will kick off its Fourth Annual Coaches Softball Tournament Thursday at the Lewis W. Hall Field in Barrackville. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Child Life Program at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital. “It is the hope of the coaches that news of this positive gathering of caring adults beyond the walls of the hospital will not only uplift the spirits of the sick children, but also teach the members of the Little League teams about the love that comes from giving and sharing with those who are sick and lonely,” Chris Funkhouser, Fringe Little League Association president, said. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile of a child and nothing is more rewarding than giving them a reason to smile.” The association is composed of the Marion County Little League baseball teams from Mannington, Farmington, South Marion, Fairview, Barrackville, Rivesville, Monongah, Clay-Battelle and East Marion. Games are 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The tournament began when the coaches’ suggested that their players see them demonstrate the fundamentals of baseball through softball. Since its inception in 2007, the tournament has raised more than $17,500 for WVU Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program. One of the main components of the Child Life Program is play, an important part of children’s lives. During times of stress, such as hospitalization, play can provide something safe and familiar – an opportunity for children to express fear, anxiety and misunderstandings about their hospitalization. To encourage playtime for pediatric patients, WVU Children’s Hospital has an activity center equipped with toys, video games, an air hockey table and other child-friendly items. For information on the softball tournament contact Larry Kincell at 304-825-1415. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital see www.wvukids.com.   [...]

WVU Health Expo is Friday Oct. 1

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – How healthy are you? You can find out at the West Virginia University Health Expo this Friday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgantown Mall. The expo will feature 47 exhibitors representing departments and programs at WVU Healthcare, WVU Health Sciences and affiliated organizations. “Hundreds of WVU health professionals –  including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and therapists – will be at the mall promoting prevention and early detection,” Stephanie Bock, director of community relations for WVU Healthcare, said. “We normally provide more than 4,000 health screenings at the event – mostly free – that can save lives.” [...]

Elimination dinner to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will be the beneficiary of an elimination dinner, which will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Westchester Village in Fairmont. [...]