Potomac Valley Hospital partners with Mineral County Schools to provide emergency medical equipment

Front Row - From left to right: Mineral County Nurses - Sam Snoberger, LPN, Tina Beckman, LPN, Jenny Cole, RN, Mindy Liller, RN, Peggy Bane, LPN, and Sarah Knotts, RN
Back Row, L to R: Mark Boucot, President and CEO of Potomac Valley Hospital, John Wilson, Safety and Security Coordinator for Mineral County Schools, and Terry Puffinburger, Mineral County BOE Board Member

WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital has partnered with the Mineral County Schools Nursing team to sponsor emergency response medical equipment for each school in the system. Such equipment has not been available to the schools until now.

“We thank Potomac Valley Hospital for their amazing support of our school community,” says Lead Nurse of Mineral County Schools, Mindy Liller. “Each school in Mineral County will now be equipped to adequately respond to any medical emergency on school property. We thank PVH for helping us achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring safety comes first in each Mineral County School building.”

Mineral County School Emergency Response Team members are now equipped with six mobile trauma / triage stations and portable suction equipment (for the highest populated, larger schools), eight mobile trauma bags (for smaller schools), and 14 sets of adult and child bag / valve / masks (for all schools). With this enhanced equipment, the emergency response team will be prepared to appropriately respond to an emergency situation, should the unfortunate circumstance arise.

“Potomac Valley Hospital is proud of the strong partnership it has fostered with Mineral County Schools,” says Mark Boucot, president and CEO of Potomac Valley Hospital. “We plan to continue to promote this partnership to create both the healthiest and safest environment for the children of Mineral County to learn and grow.”

Potomac Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. The hospital serves the community of Mineral County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. PVH officially became a member of the West Virginia University Health System in 2014. PVH provides inpatient and outpatient care, including 24/7 Emergency Department services. PVH employs more than 250 healthcare professionals, including over 50 physicians, who are dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like a member of our own family.

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