A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
09/11/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Candace Nelson.
CHARLESTON - A new center aims to offer grief support services to the Charleston community.
09/11/2013 - The Dominion Post. By Alex Lang.
MORGANTOWN - WVU Hospitals is seeking a public hearing regarding Monongalia General Hospital’s attempts to acquire a machine to help treat cancer. The request halts the state’s approval process.
09/10/2013 - GVMC News
RONCEVERTE - About 40,000 children are born in the U.S. with a heart defect each year. Surgery is often necessary and many medical treatments are available to help the heart work properly.
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 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 - 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).