WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at Ruby Memorial receives verification extension

The WVU Healthcare Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at Ruby Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee. [...]

Professor emeritus creates endowed lectureship through WVU Eye Institute

Ask retired West Virginia University professor Joginder Nath, Ph.D., why he continues giving back to the University where he taught for more than 40 years, and the answer is clear. His passion for learning runs deep, and his care and concern for people is foremost. This is evident by his latest gift to WVU, the creation of an endowed lectureship through the WVU Eye Institute. The Joginder Nath Ophthalmology Lecture will support the School of Medicine in promoting the advancement of knowledge in the field of ophthalmology. The endowment will provide for lecturers who are nationally and internationally recognized in teaching, research, and/or practice of ophthalmology. [...]

‘Women, Love Your Heart’ screenings Feb. 7

As part of this year’s Women’s Heart Health month observance, the popular “Women, Love Your Heart” education and screening event will welcome participants to the WVU Heart Institute from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. Free health screenings for women include: blood pressure, glucose/cholesterol (fasting is not required), EKG, carotid Doppler, body mass index, and American Heart Association risk assessment. [...]

WVU Children’s Hospital to host 12th annual gala on Saturday

Walking into the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place on Saturday will transport the attendees of the 12th Annual WVU Children’s Hospital Gala into a mystical, magical fairy-tale world. “An Enchanted Evening” will be filled with gourmet dining, entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions. [...]

WVU Healthcare hosting two weight loss surgery information sessions in February

If you have attempted multiple diet and exercise programs and still haven’t kept the weight off, bariatric surgery may be for you. The WVU Healthcare Bariatrics: Comprehensive Surgical Weight Loss Program is holding two free information sessions for interested individuals at 6 p.m. on February 3 and 17 at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. [...]

WVU Healthcare’s Sleeth Family Medicine Center earns national recognition for patient-centered care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that WVU Healthcare’s Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. [...]

$1.5M WVU Eye Institute grant to address glaucoma in the Caribbean

Anthony Realini, M.D., M.P.H., a glaucoma specialist in the West Virginia University Eye Institute, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Eye Institute to conduct a five-year study aimed at finding better ways to address the problem of glaucoma on the Caribbean islands of Dominica and St. Lucia. [...]

WVU Family Medicine residents focus on reaffirming humanity

The process may start with providing basics, such as socks and a sleeping bag. A group of West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine residents offer these necessities to homeless patients who come seeking treatment at Ruby Memorial Hospital. But the true gifts are listening ears, trustworthy advice, and the reaffirmation of humanity – all wrapped into the package of inpatient care for the homeless population. [...]