WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

WVUHS taps Venturella to take IT helm

West Virginia United Health System is making preparations to welcome new Vice President of Information Technology Services and WVU Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jim Venturella. The senior healthcare executive will step into the leadership position currently held by WVUHS CIO Richard A. King, whose retirement will cap a career that led his organization through sweeping technological changes and advances. [...]

WVU Healthcare experts to discuss heart health on the next “Doctors on Call”

In recognition of February as National Heart Month, WVU Healthcare experts will discuss the importance of keeping your ticker in tip-top shape and more on the next episode of “Doctors on Call,” which will air live at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 on West Virginia Public Television. [...]

WVU Heart Institute brings cutting-edge imaging technology to patients

In keeping with WVU Healthcare’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care, the WVU Heart Institute has acquired new, state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer. [...]

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. [...]