Job Opportunity at Boone Memorial Hospital

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Certified Pharmacy Technician

(Full time)

Must be licensed and certified in West Virginia.

Competitive salary & excellent benefits.

New state of the art facility with modern/new equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must apply by application. No calls please. Download application by visiting our website (link below) or pick up a printed application at the

BMH Auxiliary/Information desk (1st floor).

Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews​.

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Diabetes Self-Managment Education in the Community Pharmacy Settings Sponsored by Quality Insights

Join Quality Insights on March 22, 2018 at 2pm and guests Kent Stoneking, PharmD, CDE and Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP for this special event. Dr. Stoneking will share how to successfully implement diabetes self-management education in the community pharmacy setting. Learn about the different types of educational programs and paths to certification. Dr. Bridgeman will identify errors associated with insulin use, factors that contribute to errors and ways to prevent them.

If you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist or other health care team member in the states of Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who works to improve care coordination, we encourage you to register today for this informative program.

There will be 1.0 free CNE, CME or CPE contact hours for attending this session and completing the post-test and evaluation..

Click here to register now:

Free CME Web Cast Series The Opioid Epidemic and you: Expert Insight on Managing OUD in Rural Communities

Watch as expert faculty discuss opportunities for improved identification and management of opioid use disorder (OUD) in communities where comprehensive care may not be readily accessible to patients misusing opioids.

Medical Insiders: Overcoming Barriers to the Timely Identification and Treatment of OUD in Rural Communities
Gain insights on identifying risk factors that lead to OUD and gauging patients’ readiness to change.


Medical Insiders: The Comprehensive Treatment of OUD in Rural America: Current and Future MATs and Psychosocial Support
Get recommendations on improving continuity of care and incorporating available agents for OUD.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
“Functional Status Assessment”
Kenneth Wright, MD
Memorial Hospital- WVU Building Room 2000 General Hospital- Rooms 101-102
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Join us for our monthly Geriatrics Lunchtime Learning Series designed to promote interdisciplinary teams and quality care for geriatric patients. Target audience for this activity includes physicians in primary care and all specialties, nurses, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, and all other interested health care professionals.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to
 Recite available functional assessment measurements
 Explain why a functional assessment measure must match the appropriate population
 Describe pitfalls in analysis of functional assessment data

The Eyes of the World Are On West Virginia. Will You Step Up at the 2018 Rural Health Conference?

As we struggle in the grip of an unprecedented public health emergency that threatens the future of our state and its people, the eyes of the world are trained on West Virginia.

Now, we must respond.

The onus is on West Virginia’s health professionals, students, educators, community advocates and leaders to generate the ideas and solutions that will lead to real and lasting community change.

Are we up to the challenge? Are the transformative ideas out there that can have a real and immediate impact in improving health outcomes in West Virginia’s rural communities?

That remains to be seen.

The West Virginia Rural Health Association will dedicate its annual rural health conference this year to unearthing and supporting the bold, brave ideas that are needed if we are able to reverse the deadly trends that are crippling the state.

If you are a working on health programs and solutions for West Virginia, we invite you to present a session at this year’s West Virginia Rural Health Conference.

To be held at Pipestem Resort State Park, October 17 – 19, the theme of this year’s event is Revitalizing our Rural Communities for a Healthy West Virginia.

The deadline for presentation applications is March 30.


Submit your presentation proposal – deadline March 30.

Presentations will be grouped into three tracks:

  • Leadership/Policy
    Topics could include health policy, leadership development, social determinants of health, board development, and others.
  • Clinical
    Topics could include chronic disease management, community health workers, telehealth, behavioral health, and others.
  • Future of Health Care/Innovation
    Topics could include technology, health care transformation, creative health solutions, and others.


Big ideas needed.

5K in Hurricane the Perfect Way to Have Fun With Friends, and Get Fit

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Looking for a fun exercise challenge to get you and your friends off the couch and into the game?

How about getting a team together for a 5K? You’ve got until May 19 to get ready.

As anyone that has ever run a 5K can tell you, it’s a huge motivator to know that you are not only doing yourself some good, you’re serving a bigger cause.

Early bird registration is now open for the Selfless Service 5K on May 19 in Hurricane, which raises money for StandWatch Academy, and the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation for the Gold Star Family Memorial at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex.

StandWatch create ways for veterans and members of the military to work with their fellow Americans on projects that make the world a better place.

The goal of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is to establish permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country.

A t-shirt will be given to anyone that registers before May 15. All 5k finishers will receive a Rally Point dog tag.

Local organizers are seeking teams to enter and run together, a great opportunity for fun and fitness for you and your work colleagues, crew of friends, school group or local club.

Learn more about the event, register, or contact the organizer.

BMH Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center is Now Accepting Applications

Office/Clerical for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center

  • Experience in Medical Office
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Type 65 wpm
  • Proficient in Excel, MS Office, and Word
  • Transcription experience
  • Answering multi phone lines
  • Insurance authorization experience
  • Experience in making referrals and contacting provider offices
  • High school diploma and additional certification/experience is a plus

High school diploma and additional certification/experience is a plus


Competitive salary & excellent benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

New state of the art facility with modern/new equipment.

Must apply by application.

Download by clicking HERE or pick up a printed application at the BMH Auxiliary/Information desk (1st floor).

Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews

Additional Questions:

Contact Sheliah Cook: 304-369-1230 Ext. 5509 (BMH Human Resources)

or Shannon Snodgrass: 304-369-5719 (BMH Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine)

Celebrate Social Work Month!

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Every day the nation’s 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our society a better place to live.

For instance, school social worker Rochelle Gauthier in New Orleans advocates for children who may have been affected by gun violence and other trauma, helping them get mental health and other services they need to get the best education they can.

In North Carolina social worker John Cowart for decades was a champion for veterans, helping hundreds of people who served in wars dating back to the Spanish-American War recover from posttraumatic stress disorders and the other effects of military service.

And in Congress social workers such as Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Rep. Barbara Lee of California are leaders, helping marshal health care and other legislation through Congress that benefits Americans from across our great nation.

Let the world know that social workers are leaders, advocates & champions. Promote the profession during Social Work Month in March! 


Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way, bringing people together with others and their communities to find ways to address pressing individual, group and societal problems such as hunger, affordable housing, equal rights for all and making organizations and government accountable.

Social workers also follow the NASW Code of Ethics, which calls on members of the profession to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.

As the nation commemorates Social Work Month in March, it is important for the public to recognize that the need for social workers to be strong advocates, champions and leaders is more important than ever.

Federal and state governments may roll back funding for services that help vulnerable Americans get back on their feet financially. The Affordable Care Act, a law that has enabled millions of Americans to gain health care coverage for the first time, is under continuous threat and needs to be fixed so that it works more effectively.

Some of the recently hard-fought rights of people who are LGBTQ are under threat. And the Justice Department is seeking to restore draconian policing and sentencing guidelines that unfairly and disproportionately harm people who are African American or Latino.

The 2018 Social Work Month theme “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions” will inform the public about the past and present role of social workers in helping the most vulnerable people in our society as well as their role in improving the lives of all Americans. The campaign will also improve the image and respect of the social work profession by educating the public, the media and elected officials about the profession.

Learn more about Social Work Month activities at

Want Some Help To Make Your Workplace Healthier? Here It Is.

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If you and your colleagues at work want to do something simple to make your workplace a healthier and happier place, there are free resources to help you do that.

The American Diabetes Association team in West Virginia is looking for local folks interested in wellness in the workplace. Their Wellness Lives Here initiative provides valuable tools to assist in setting up a workplace wellness program, launching lunch-and-learn programs, and offering proven strategies to develop best practices around workplace wellness.

The goal is to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. With year-round opportunities, Wellness Lives Here helps companies, organizations and communities educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.

For some, it means fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it means looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result is empowerment—Americans who are better able to control, delay or prevent Diabetes and related health problems.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Deanie Eldridge, Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association in West Virginia, at or. 757-424-6662 x3281.

Deanie can help develop a complimentary custom wellness plan for your organization.

And here’s some handy online wellness tools you can use right now.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunities

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Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)

2018 Call for Applications

    Release Date: February 1, 2018 | Application Deadline: March 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET

Latest Updates

Note: There is not an informational webinar for this year’s call for applications.  Browse FAQs for answers to common questions in the Key Materials section.


The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to:

  • developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing;
  • fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • improving the health of underserved populations; and/or
  • working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who:

    • are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;[1]
    • are U.S. citizens, permanent residents at the time of application, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services[2] (Changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that we consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms.);
    • are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or—in the case of nurses—their research doctorate.); and
    • are not related by blood or marriage to any Officer[3] or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

    Federal, state, tribal and local government empoloyees who are not considered government officials[4] under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code are elibile to apply.

    Physicians must be Board-eligible to apply for this program. A dental applicant must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline completed by the application deadline.

    Full eligibility criteria (including footnotes) are available in the CFA.

    Key Dates

    March 15, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
    Deadline for receipt of completed online applications.March 16, 2018
    Deadline for postmark of hard copies of applications.

    July 11–13, 2018
    Applicant interviews with national advisory committee members in Chicago.

    December 2018
    Notification of awards.

    Total Awards

    RWJF will fund up to 10 four-year awards of up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant to support research activities. As detailed on page 6 in the Call for Applications, additional awards are available through partnerships with the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Heart Association.