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 […]

Systemic Manifestations in Chronic Arsenic Toxicity in Absence of Skin Lesions in West Bengal (Report)

Systemic Manifestations in Chronic Arsenic Toxicity in Absence of Skin Lesions in West Bengal (Report)

Background & objectives: Pigmentation and keratosis are the prerequisites to diagnose arsenicosis. However, many systemic manifestations occur in association with pigmentation and keratosis in people exposed to chronic drinking of arsenic contaminated water. The present study aim to find out whether systemic manifestations occur in significant number of cases in arsenic exposed people in the […]

The Importance of a School of Public Health to West Virginia (Guest Editorial) (Editorial)

The Importance of a School of Public Health to West Virginia (Guest Editorial) (Editorial)

Public Health is about people and how they live. When public health is at its best, people aren’t aware of it. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines public health as “the efforts, science, art, and approaches used by all sectors of society to assure, maintain, protect, promote, and improve the health of the people.” (1) […]