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Tips For Dealing With Social Distancing

Social distancing may be the term we have become familiar with, but to many it has come to mean isolation and loneliness.  Loneliness can breed fear, anxiety, and sadness. We hope the need for social distancing will end soon, but while we are living through it, many need some tips for dealing with social distancing.  » Read more about: Tips For Dealing With Social Distancing  »


WMC Restricts Visitor Access

Patient Restrictions
With an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19, WMC is temporarily restricting visitors and vendors entering our facilities. We stress, there have been no cases of confirmed coronavirus in West Virginia, but based on CDC recommendations, our current restrictions include the following:
INPATIENT PATIENT VISITORS (Floors 4, 5, 7 and 8)
Patients will be limited to one visitor at a time with the exception of Obstetrics which will allow for 2 visitors at a time during normal visiting hours (10 am-8pm).  » Read more about: WMC Restricts Visitor Access  »


WMC Issues Patient Guidance For Coronavirus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kelli McCoy Contact
March 11, 2020
 
WMC ISSUES PATIENT GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS 
(Weirton, WV) – Officials from Weirton Medical Center (WMC) released guidance for local patients regarding the coronavirus.  
“WMC has not had any confirmed cases of coronavirus and as of Wednesday March 11, there were no confirmed cases in West Virginia,” stated Kelli McCoy, WMC Director of Communications.  
“Our physicians are obviously getting a lot of calls from concerned patients but unless you are experiencing a fever or respiratory issues and have traveled internationally or been in direct contact with an identified coronavirus patient,  » Read more about: WMC Issues Patient Guidance For Coronavirus  »


Weirton Medical Center Enters Into Clinical Program Collaboration Agreement With WVU Medicine

Residents of the Weirton area will have greater access to WVU Medicine specialists and subspecialists through a new clinical program collaboration agreement with Weirton Medical Center (WMC) that will begin with stroke specialists from the WVU Stroke Center providing telestroke services to patients at the Northern Panhandle hospital.  » Read more about: Weirton Medical Center Enters Into Clinical Program Collaboration Agreement With WVU Medicine  »


WMC Cardiac Rehab 5K Run/Walk

 
Weirton Medical Center’s (WMC) Cardiac Rehab Department invites you to join us at the Cardiac Rehab Wellness 5K Run/Walk. WMC’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit heart health and wellness within the community by providing outreach programs.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: WMC Parking Lot

Early Bird Special Ends August 31st
 

FAQs
 
Is there going to be a “Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up” Day?
Yes, there will be two different dates to pick up pre-registration packets.  » Read more about: WMC Cardiac Rehab 5K Run/Walk  »


5 Easy Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu This Season

Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to stay in the woods alone from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu.  » Read more about: 5 Easy Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu This Season  »


What is Recovery Like After Vein Treatment?

Many people put off scheduling an appointment with a vein doctor simply because they think they don’t have time for it or don’t want to experience any downtime after a treatment. But working with an interventional radiologist means patients get the latest non-surgical vein treatments that require very little downtime.  » Read more about: What is Recovery Like After Vein Treatment?  »


2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease

In the spring and summer, Lyme disease is a worry for nearly everyone who spends time outside. 2017 is shaping up to be even more risky for the disease than usual.
There has been a huge amount of growth in the mice population across the northern areas of the United States. This has led ecologists to believe that Lyme disease will be especially bad this year. But, what do mice have to do with Lyme disease –  » Read more about: 2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease  »


Flu Shots for 2016/2017: What has Changed?

It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.  » Read more about: Flu Shots for 2016/2017: What has Changed?  »


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