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RHC Offers Full Sunday Hours

RHC Offers Full Sunday Hours

 

Since June, the Rural Health Clinic at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has been offering patients full Sunday hours. We are now open Sunday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:30pm. This makes it incrediblyconvenient for patients who may work out of town during the week, or just for minor medical concerns that may occur on the weekend. The Rural Health Clinic is a family medical practice, offering care for patients of all ages and conditions.

The Rural Health Clinic asks that you call ahead to make an appointment. Limited same day appointments are available. If you do not have a regular Primary Care Provider (or PCP), Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is accepting new patients and encourages you to schedule an appointment today with one of its providers. A Primary Care Provider is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Scheduling our children well child checks are a routine part of life, but teens and adults often neglect seeing a provider until they are sick. However, even healthy active people with no health conditions need to routinely see a health care provider.

The RHC encourages people of ALL ages to establish a relationship with a primary care provider. We often feel we are “wasting” a provider’s time by scheduling an appointment when we are not sick, but that is simply not true. Whether you suffer from something as simple as a cold or just have general questions about health issues, PCPs want to see you.

Having a PCP ensures that someone is regularly watching your health and looking for patterns that might indicate problems. Simple routine testing during a regular visit can uncover potential problems that might go unnoticed for years, leading to more serious issues later on.

For people with chronic diseases, the importance of having a PCP cannot be stressed enough. Patients who have a PCP experience better management of their chronic diseases, lower overall health care costs, and a higher level of satisfaction with their care. PCPs help coordinate a patient’s care all in one place – if you need further testing or an appointment with a specialist, the PCP will schedule that.

The RHC’s goal is to be your partner in health care and is committed to making available a personal provider who takes care of all your health care needs. This includes coordinating your care across all settings – the medical office, hospital, specialty clinics, testing facilities, or other places you would receive health care.

Please call the clinic today at 304-799-6200 to get started!

When Should I go to the Emergency Department?

 

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you should go to the Emergency Department or your Primary Care Provider. Many trips to the Emergency Department end up being unnecessary and could easily have been handled by a primary care provider. Knowing the difference between primary care and emergency care will help you know where to go when the unexpected happens.

There are also huge differences in medical charges for primary care and emergency care. A trip to the Emergency Department is going to be a lot more expensive than a trip to your primary care provider. One reason is in the name – “emergency.” Emergency care requires a fully staffed department with topline medical equipment to treat true emergencies like stroke and trauma patients. The very nature of emergency care means a higher bill will reach your mailbox.

Primary care providers, like the Rural Health Clinic, should be your first contact in getting health care for you and your family. Your PCP knows your history and can typically coordinate your in-depth health care services with specialists if or when you need one. PCPs often leave time in their schedule for sick visits and may be able to see you the same day for minor illnesses or injuries. In addition to routine physical exams, vaccinations, and health screenings, go to your primary care provider for:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Colds, cough, fever, flu
  • Cuts with contained bleeding
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Sprain or strain
  • Urinary tract infection

Emergency care is for serious medical conditions that threaten a person’s life or limb. Urgent care is not emergency care – Know the difference. In case of an emergency, or if you are unsure if you can drive to the nearest emergency room, you should call 9-1-1. Examples of conditions to go to the Emergency Department for include:

  • Bone breaks
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting/unconsciousness
  • Ingestion of objects or poisons
  • Major/significant trauma or injury
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns
  • Severe chest pain/heart palpitations
  • Snake or animal bites
  • Uncontrollable bleeding/vomiting blood

A trip to PMH’s Emergency Department will reveal a professional, caring staff whose goal is to get you treated and on your way again as soon as possible. The Emergency Department is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and was designated a Level IV Trauma Center in 2014.

When Should I go to the Emergency Department?
DIETARY AIDE/COOK POSITION AVAILABLE

DIETARY AIDE/COOK POSITION AVAILABLE

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has a full time Dietary Aide/Cook position available. Candidate must possess good interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated. Entry level knowledge; basic employment skills; High School diploma or GED equivalent required. One year previous quantity cooking experience preferred.

You may pick up an application at Registration or submit your resume with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR, 150 Duncan Rd, Buckeye, WV 24924 or email at kbrown@pmhwv.org. EOE

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a Certified Nurse Aide for various shifts. Candidate must possess good interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous experience in medical field and/or medical terminology preferred.

You may pick up an application from Registration or submit your resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Coordinator, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd. Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org. Applications will be accepted through 10 am on 10/22/18. EOE

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE
Hospitalist/Skilled Nursing Facility Physician

Hospitalist/Skilled Nursing Facility Physician

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital with a federally designated Rural Health Clinic, and a Level IV Trauma Center. We are committed to hardwiring excellence in community-based health care. We utilize a team approach to care, to improve the quality of life for our patients, our community and ourselves.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking:
-Full Time Physician for Hospitalist/ Skilled Nursing Facility

Full time benefits include state retirement plan, health, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and more.

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is located in scenic Pocahontas County, WV. Pocahontas County is home to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, the Greenbrier River Trail, Droop Mountain battlefield State Park, Watoga State Park, and Cranberry Glades as well as other state parks and outdoor destinations.

For more information or to apply send CV and three professional references to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org by 10 am 10/2/18. EOE

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Rural Health Clinic

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking a Full Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for our Rural Health Clinic, located in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.

Full time benefits include state retirement plan, health, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and more. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is located in scenic Pocahontas County, WV. Pocahontas County is home to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, the Greenbrier River Trail, Droop Mountain battlefield State Park, Watoga State Park and Cranberry Glades as well as other state parks and outdoor destinations.

So if you would like to fly fish on the way home from work, ride the Greenbrier River Trail, release the stress of work by skiing downhill or cross-country, or feed horses in your back meadow, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, nestled in the mountains of “almost heaven” West Virginia, can provide you with an opportunity to make a good living and improve your work-life balance. For more information on our hospital visit our website at www.pmhwv.org

For more information or to apply send CV and three professional references to kbrown@pmhwv.org.  EOE.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Rural Health Clinic
Nurses – LPNs, RNs

Nurses – LPNs, RNs

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is seeking two (2) nurses for the Acute Care Floor/ED for various shifts. Candidate must possess strong nursing and interpersonal communication skills as well as be self-motivated and team-oriented. Current nursing license in West Virginia, CPR, and ACLS are required.

Experience preferred.  Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV 24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org

Physical Therapist (PRN)

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is currently seeking a PRN Physical Therapist (as needed basis).  Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated.  Job duties include: assisting and treating inpatients, outpatients and skilled nursing (Swing bed), and documents in electronic health record.  Current PT certification in West Virginia and CPR Certification required.

If you are interested in joining a great team in a great community apply today!

Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Director, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV  24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org by August 1.

Physical Therapist (PRN)
Physical Therapist Assistant (PRN)

Physical Therapist Assistant (PRN)

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is currently seeking a PRN Physical Therapist Assistant (as needed basis).  Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication and computer skills as well as be self-motivated.  Job duties include: assisting and treating inpatients, outpatients and skilled nursing (Swing bed), and documents in electronic health record.  Current PTA certification in West Virginia and CPR Certification required.

If you are interested in joining a great team in a great community apply today!

Send resume along with three professional references to: Katie Brown, HR Director, PMH, 150 Duncan Rd., Buckeye, WV  24924 or email to kbrown@www.pmhwv.org by August 1.

New CEO of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Announced

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that it has selected Mary Beth Barr, of Petersburg, West Virginia as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Barr will replace current CEO Barbara Lay who will be retiring October 1, 2018.

Ms. Barr was selected from a nationwide search that began in April and included written, telephone, and on-site interviews. The top three candidates were interviewed in person at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (PMH) by a Search Committee made up of board members, administrative leaders, and staff. Included in the final round of interviews were tours and introductions of all hospital departments, providing an opportunity for employees to provide feedback on their first impressions to the Committee.

By a unanimous vote, Ms. Barr was selected by the Board of Trustees at its June meeting to lead the hospital as its next Chief Executive Officer. Board Chair Janet Ghigo announced the decision to PMH staff saying, “The Board is pleased to find a new CEO with Mary Beth Barr’s experience and qualifications. We look forward to working with her to make sure PMH continues to be a quality facility of which all residents of Pocahontas County can be proud.”

Ms. Barr has spent her entire professional career working in West Virginia healthcare. Coming from a nursing background, she served as the Director of Nursing/Director of Patient Services at Grant Memorial Hospital for eight years. She then moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer and after two years she was selected to serve as the Chief Executive Officer, a position she held for seven years. Ms. Barr has also served on the Board and as Treasurer for the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA), the West Virginia Center for Nursing, and was the WVHA Delegate to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. She has been very active in her community by participating in the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street United Methodist Church Administrative Council, and the Petersburg Interfaith Food Pantry. Ms. Barr has firsthand knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the healthcare system and how to position an organization to maximize the potential for improving patient care and operational growth. She has been acknowledged for her capacity to harness the enthusiasm and talents of others, identify core issues, and obtain the necessary resources available in order to achieve management objectives.

“I believe Mary Beth Barr will bring knowledge and experience to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital that will be a tremendous benefit for the hospital and the people we serve. She is well respected in the healthcare industry and she has been a leader resource for me during my own career,” says Barbara Lay.

“I am pleased, honored, and humbled to accept this opportunity and join the team/family at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. A successful team beats with one heart and I am excited to assist in leading the organization through the complexity of providing quality healthcare. It was very evident to me that everyone connected to PMH shares a desire to be successful, while simultaneously displaying sincere kindness and passion in everything they do!” stated Ms. Barr when asked about her new role.

New CEO of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Announced