WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center dedicated newly installed flag poles and raised new American, West Virginia, and WVU Medicine flags this week with the help of Marine Corps League, Wood County Detachment 1087, the Parkersburg High School Marching Band, the Parkesburg High School Junior ROTC, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ceremony speakers included Steve Altmiller, president and CEO, Camden Clark; Zach Stanley, president, Parkersburg City Council, who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve for 12 years and in Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Reinnie Leavitt, director of cancer services, Camden Clark, who sang the Star-Spangled Banner.
A special thank you to everyone involved in the event, including veterans, employees, volunteers, and community members, as well as Gabriella Olson, MD, a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, and Paul Brooks, MD, a retired Parkersburg area physician, who served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
“When you walk in and see this display of flags, it reminds us why we are here,” said Altmiller during the ceremony. “This is a celebration of country, state, and our healthcare system.”