A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
09/11/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Caitlin Cook.
CHARLESTON - Wal-Mart remains West Virginia's largest private employer, as the discount store chain has every year since 1988, according to data compiled by WorkForce West Virginia and released Tuesday.
09/10/2013 - The Times West Virginian. By Mary Wade Burnside.
FAIRMONT - Like other health care facilities, the Marion County Health Department has been gearing up for the upcoming implementation of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Affordable Care Act in 2014.
09/10/2013 - The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN - Monongalia General Hospital, Preston Memorial Hospital, Thomas Memorial Hospital, Grafton City Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center are now “live” on the West Virginia Health Information Network’s query-based Health Information Exchange (HIE).
09/10/2013 - The Dominion Post. By Theresa Marthey.
MORGANTOWN - While Preston Memorial Hospital has announced its impending affiliation with Mon Health Systems, the approval process is still in the early stages.
09/10/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - Nearly all researchers agree that smoking cigarettes causes early death for more than 400,000 Americans per year -- and also kills an estimated 46,000 nonsmokers who breathe stray fumes from smokers.
09/10/2013 - The Associated Press
CHICAGO - With the program known as “Obamacare” only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacies of health insurance to people who’ve never had it.
09/10/2013 - WVU Healthcare News
MARTINSBURG - Together We Can Knock Out Breast Cancer is the theme for University Healthcare’s upcoming discount mammogram clinics to be held in October at both Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.