West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: "up and Running" (News: Wvmphp)

West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: “up and Running” (News: Wvmphp)

On January 14, 2008 the West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program (WVMPHP) signed an agreement with the West Virginia Board of Medicine to allow for the enrollment of physicians, podiatrists and physician assistants with substance abuse or major mental illness. Participation is on a voluntary basis without such practitioners being subject to disciplinary action the […]

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia, the most common form of dementia. (2)

Medical Advocate:: West Virginia State Medical Association: 2008 Legislative Wrap-up (Report)

Medical Advocate:: West Virginia State Medical Association: 2008 Legislative Wrap-up (Report)

Saturday, March 8 marked the last day of the 2008 regular Legislative Session. As usual the legislature immediately went into an extended session for the purpose of passing the budget bill and addressing bills vetoed with technical errors. They adjourned Sine Die a week later on Sunday, March 16. Of the 2,134 bills introduced during […]

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION The organization referred to in this report is a for-profit hospital that is part of a large for-profit healthcare chain. The hospital was originally founded by a Catholic bishop who engaged a religious congregation of women to operate the hospital. The hospital operated for 82 years as a Catholic not-for-profit facility until 1995, […]

A Long Road: Dr. Maryann N. Cater's Inauguration Speech to the West Virginia State Medical Association (President's Message)

A Long Road: Dr. Maryann N. Cater’s Inauguration Speech to the West Virginia State Medical Association (President’s Message)

Dr. Peter Carmel, President of the American Medical Association, State medical presidents, fellow colleagues of the West Virginia State Medical Association, my fellow osteopathic physicians, family, friends, and honored guests: In 1973, I left a small town in the mountains of Lebanon for the hills of West Virginia–and thus began a long, immensely satisfying journey […]

West Virginia State Medical Association Proposes 2009 Legislative Policies (News: Legislative)

West Virginia State Medical Association Proposes 2009 Legislative Policies (News: Legislative)

Each year the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) shares with the Legislature and the Administration our legislative policies. These policies are designed to be an educational tool for legislators and for our members to use when talking with lawmakers about policy concerns. These policies are developed over months of discussion by the WVSMA Legislative […]