04/22/2013WMHS March for Babies Team Comes Out in Force for Annual Walk
Members of the March for Babies team are pictured at Canal Place in Cumberland just prior to the start of the walk, which was held on Saturday, April 20. The WMHS team was organized by Samantha J
04/05/2013Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue Workshop - April 17
The WMRMC Schwab Family Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will be presenting a workshop on Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue on Wednesday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the WMRMC auditorium, room 6.
This free worksho
03/25/2013Mental Health First Aid Training April 2
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Come learn about a new way of providing mental health resources to the community.
12 Hour Training on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
03/15/2013Mile Mover Walking Challenge April 2
Take a Virtual Walk to the Beach in time to kick off Summer!
All you need to participate is the attached Mile Mover tracking card. Simply track your steps & submit the card each month to the locations listed below. Tracking cards
02/19/2013Dr. Douglas Tice - New Orthopedic Surgeon at WMHS
Douglas Scott Tice, M.D. has joined the WMHS Medical staff and began seeing patients on February 18. Most recently, Dr. Tice was in private practice at Weston Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Weston, West Virginia.
Since 2008, heâ€
02/18/2013New Weight Management Support Group Every Tuesday in March
02/08/2013Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Small - Speaker at Support Group on Feb. 28
The next Bariatric Support Group at WMHS is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the WMRMC auditorium, rooms 3 and 4. Learn more about surgery options with Dr. Jeffrey Small, D.O., a bariatric surgeon from Hagerstown, MD.
01/28/2013Look Good...Feel Better - Feb 5
Monday, February 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium (rooms 1 & 2)
To register or for more information about this free program, please call 240-964-8020 or by e-mail at email@example.com. &nbs
01/25/2013Community Screening - February 14
Community Health Screening
Thursday, February 14
7:30 a.m.to 8:30 a.m.
WMRMC Auditorium, rooms 3,4, and 5
Lipid Panel with Glucose - $20
Osteoporosis Screening - $5
Blood Pressure Screening,
01/24/2013Three Maryland Hospitals Announce Strategic Discussions for Potential Alliance
Three independent Maryland health systems announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enter into strategic discussions of collaboration and affiliation. Chief executive officers of Frederick Regional Health System, Meritus He
01/18/2013Volunteers Event to be held at WMHS on January 29
If you or someone you know has ever thought about volunteering, now is a great time to explore openings at the Western Maryland Health System. WMHS Volunteer Services is hosting an information session for the community on Tuesday, January 29, at
01/08/2013South Cumberland Marketplace Primary Care Center Offering Extended Hours
The WMHS Primary Care Center at South Cumberland Marketplace on Industrial Boulevard is now offering appointments until 6:30 p.m. in the evening, Monday through Thursday. This is a convenient option for people who want to schedule appointments a
01/03/2013Do You Have a Dream? Wellness Coaching - Jan 21
Free tips from health experts to help your New Yearâ€™s resolutions stick!
When: Monday, January 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: WMHS Auditorium #5
Speakers: Carey Moffatt, MS,
01/02/2013Dr. Steven Mackay - New Interventional Cardiologist at WMHS
Steven M. Mackay, D.O., FACC, FSCAI, joined the Western Maryland Health System on January 2 and will practice interventional cardiology in the office with Dr. Christopher Haas and Dr. Michael Curran.
Prior to coming to Cumberland, Dr. Mackay
12/03/2012Parish Nurse Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary
The Western Maryland Health System Parish Nurse Program held a "Candlelighting" ceremony on December 3 at the WMRMC chapel to celebrate its 15th year of service. Over 50 guests attended the event, which included parish nurses, health minis
11/30/2012WMHS Receives Echocardiography Accreditation by the IAC
The Western Maryland Health System has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in adult transthoracic echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Accreditation by the IAC means that W
11/05/2012Coping with Cancer During the Holidays - Nov 14
A class about Coping with Cancer During the Holidays will be offered on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the WMRMC auditorium, room 6. The class will be taught by H. Brent Thornton, WMHS Hospice and Palliative Care social wor
10/24/2012Diabetes Prevention & Control - Nov 15
Thursday, November 15th . 4 p.m. â€” 6 p.m.
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium
The Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) screening- $15
This test is a good indicator of your average blood sugar levels over the previous 2
10/05/2012ALERT: WMHS Not Connected to Any Product Recalls
The Western Maryland Health System does not purchase any products prepared by the New England Compounding Center, which is the specialty pharmacy connected with the ongoing investigation into an association between spinal injections and the developmen
10/04/2012Golf Classic Marks Successful Year
The Western Maryland Health System Foundation announces the winners of its 52 team, two course event, held Friday, September 14, at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort and the Cumberland Country Club. The gross division winners were the Medline
10/04/2012Same Day Surgery Receives Excellence Award
The team in Same Day Surgery was the recipient of 2012 OR Excellence Award from Outpatient Surgery Magazine.
They won for the best tip for painless IV starts. To decrease pain and promote comfort, our SDS team uses bacteriostatic normal sa
10/04/2012WMHS Mammography Program Earns Recertification
On September 19 and 20, the State of Marylandâ€™s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspector visited WMHS for our annual 12-hour inspection of our Mammography program to continue our certification by the FDA.
We passed with flying colors and r
10/01/2012WMHS Making Process Changes to Reduce Operating Expenses
20 Employees Expected to Take Severance Package
To protect its long-term financial viability, the Western Maryland Health System is making process changes now that will result in sustainable reductions to both its labor and non-labor expenses.&nb
10/01/2012New Surgeon Joins WMHS Medical Staff - Dr. Birat Dhungel
Birat Dhungel, M.D., has joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System and will begin seeing patients at the Western Maryland Medical Arts Center, suite 400, in Cumberland.
Dr. Dhungel recently completed his residency and interns
09/28/2012Time is Heart & Brain - October 23
WMHS is sponsoring an educational program for the community, EMS personnel, physicians and advanced practice professionals, nurses, CNAs, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
The program is called "Time...is Heart and
09/12/2012Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Sept. 29
Saturday, September 29
Mountain Ridge High School Stadium
10 a.m. - Guest Speaker: Shannon Miller,
Olympic Gold Medalist and Ovarian Cancer Survivor
11 a.m.- Walk Begins - Rain or Shine
Sponsored by the We
08/24/2012Ardtha Richards Praises Frostburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
After surgery, getting back on your feet isn't always easy. Thatâ€™s why Ardtha Richards turned to the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center not only once, but twice, for short-term rehabilitation.
"I first choose WMHS Frostburg Nursing
08/10/2012Community Newsletter Hits the Streets
To view the Summer 2012 WMHS Community Newsletter - click here!
08/02/2012Learning about Cancer: The Role of Radiation Therapy - August 8
"I CAN COPEâ€ť Presents
"Learning about Cancer Treatment - The Role of Radiation Therapy"
Speaker Dr. Scott Watkins, Radiation Oncologist
A free workshop for cancer patients and loved ones
Wednesday, August 8
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
07/30/2012Lyman Allen "Back to the Life I Love" Thanks to WMHS
Always very active, Lyman Allen enjoyed long distance bike riding and kayaking. He became alarmed when he started to develop shortness of breath on day while on a bike ride with his son. He was afraid he was going to have to give up his fa
07/09/2012Don and Tammy Corwell Say WMHS is their "Comfort Zone"
When Don Corwell was diagnosed with cancer, he didnâ€™t hesitate coming to the Western Maryland Health System for care. Why? His wife Tammy had already been a patient at the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center.
"Once I got to know
07/09/2012Rehabilitation Unit Receives CARF Accreditation
The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) at WMHS was awarded an accreditation for three years by CARF, the international accrediting body for rehabilitation facilities. First opening in 1992, the CIRU at WMHS has been continually accredi
06/27/2012Better Breathers Club - Nov 5
The WMHS Pulmonary Rehab Program is sponsoring the next Better Breather's Club meeting on Monday, November 5, at 5:00 p.m. at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center auditorium (rooms 4 & 5), located on the second floor of the main hospital a
06/20/2012Outreach Fair - June 28 at WMHS Primary Care Center at Memorial Hilltop Centre
06/11/20122012 Pinnacle Award Recipient - Denise Marsh, RN, from 7 North
Cheryl "Denise" Marsh, RN, (center) from 7 North, is pictured accepting the 2012 Pinnacle Award from WMHS President and CEO Barry Ronan (right), along with Emma Brashear, the 2011 Pinnacle Award winner. A special luncheon was held in t
06/11/2012WMHS Wound Care Center Celebrates First Year
Nanette Kelly, NP, (left) and Julie Bielec, MD, are shown reviewing the treatment plan for a patient undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment.
The WMHS Wound Care Center recently marked its first-year anniversary of providing hyperbaric oxyge
05/08/2012Nancy Adams Nursing Leadership Scholarship Announced
The Nancy D. Adams Nursing Leadership Scholarship Announced by WMHS Foundation
The new Nancy D. Adams Nursing Leadership Scholarship was established in March 2012 in honor of Nancy Adams, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
04/30/2012Save a Leg, Save a Life - Oct 25
The next "Save a Life, Save a Leg" meeting will be held on October 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the WMRMC 2nd floor physician conference room.
The guest speaker will be Dr. John Pappas, interventional radiologist on t
04/03/2012WMHS Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Garrow
Please join us in welcoming George C. Garrow, M.D., to the Western Maryland Health System as our new Chief Medical Officer.
Previously, Dr. Garrow was Chief Medical Officer at Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pennsylvania,
03/30/2012New WMHS Television Commercials
You may have noticed new promotional efforts to help explain some of the changes associated with healthcare reform. There are three main things that we want the community to know:
â€˘ Healthcare reform will improve care to patient
03/22/2012Testimonials from WMHS Patients
Ardtha Richards Praises Frostburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
After surgery, getting back on your feet isn't always easy. Thatâ€™s why Ardtha Richards turned to the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center not only once, but twice
03/22/2012Cumberland's Katie Murray Says She Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else
Having battled cancer before, Katie Murray was no stranger to the excellent care that is provided by the medical and radiation oncologists and staff at the Western Maryland Health System.
Just last year, Katieâ€™s abdomen was enlarged and
03/13/2012WMHS Doctors Day 2012
Every year, March 30 is recognized as National Doctorsâ€™ Day and WMHS would like to salute our excellent Medical Staff, which consists of approximately 228 dedicated physicians representing 38 medical and surgical specialties. Please join us in
03/13/2012Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar - March 16 & 17
Miltenberger Emergency Services Seminar
March 16 & 17, 2012
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center and Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort in Flintstone, MD
Presented by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, the Ma
02/27/2012Healthy Food & Nutrition Festival - March 20
Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 â€“ 7:00 p.m.
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium
Come celebrate Nutrition Month with us!
Sample a healthy recipe and
pick up some valuable nutrition tips.
01/13/2012Patient Satisfaction: Rave Review of WMHS by Dr. Cindy Herzog
After one successful bout with cancer, Dr. Cindy Herzog was faced with another possible diagnosis of cancer at age 49. She turned to the Western Maryland Health System and was impressed with every aspect of her care â€“ from diagnosis to surgery to di
01/13/2012Patient Jeff Stump Recommends WMHS in a Heartbeat
When Jeff Stump became short of breath doing everyday things around the house, he assumed it was just part of getting older. Once simple tasks like carrying baskets of laundry now required him to take breaks and catch his breath.
When the tim
12/29/2011WMHS Schwab Family Center Renews Accreditation
The WMHS Schwab Family Center recently received another three-year accreditation from the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. WMHS obtained an Accreditation with Commendation, which is the highest rating possible in ac
12/29/2011Is it Time to Quit Smoking? Let WMHS Help You Kick the Habit
Did you know that any level of exposure to secondhand smoke has its risk? Even brief exposure can be harmful to health. The American Cancer Society warns that people who don't smoke but inhale secondhand smoke are exposed to the same harmf
12/13/2011Tips for Reducing Stress in Your Life
Stress is a natural part of everyday life. The holiday season, though, can create additional stress for many of us. Learning a few tips to reduce stress can help you be happier and healthier this holiday seasonâ€”and throughout the coming
11/28/2011Hospice Services Recognized as "We Honor Veterans" Partner
It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, WMHS has become a national partner
11/25/2011WMHS Employees Collect "Scrubs for Joplin"
The WMHS Outreach Committee recently sponsored a "Scrubs for Joplinâ€ť Campaign to collect gently used and clean scrubs for our brother and sisters in Joplin, Missouri.
On May 22, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri
11/22/2011Learn to Manage Heart Failure Successfully
The team at the WMHS Heart Failure Clinic can help you to improve your quality of life by managing the symptoms of heart failure.
Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Haas, a board-certified cardiologist, the team at the WMHS Heart
11/21/2011New Hospital Marks Two-Year Anniversary
Today, November 21, represents the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. WMHS President/CEO Barry Ronan and Kevin Turley, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Planning, are shown on that
11/18/2011WMHS Honors Veterans During Celebration
On November 11, WMHS held a celebration and breakfast for all veterans of the armed forces. The event gave veterans employed at WMHS a chance to share their military experiences and was a way to recognize those who have sacrificed for our fr
09/27/2011Flu Vaccine Kick-Off Event - October 4
All WMHS employees are encouraged to get their flu shot earlyâ€”and help us do a test run of our new mobile hospital. Our first distribution of the flu vaccine will begin on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:00 a.m. in our new mobile hospital shelter tha
Click HERE for FY11 Accomplishments at WMHS.
07/28/2011Anita Blauch Named New Administrator at FNRC
The Western Maryland Health System is pleased to welcome Anita L. Blauch, RN, BSN, MS, as the new administrator for the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Anita received her diploma from the Memorial Hospital School of Nurs
07/18/2011WMHS Observation Unit Expands
There are times when patients seek treatment in the Emergency Department and require additional testing and evaluation. In order to make these patients more comfortable while their treatment continues, they are moved to our Observation Unit.&nbs
07/14/2011Visitor Access for Late Evening Visitors to WMHS
Beginning July 25, 2011 - For All WMHS Late Evening Visitors!
For the safety of all Western Maryland Health System patients, visitors and staff, our Access Control Program is being enhanced.
All visitors entering or remaining in the Western Ma
07/06/2011Dr. Robert Miller Marks 50 Years as a Radiologist at WMHS
Radiologist Robert F. Miller, M.D., was honored on July 1 for celebrating 50 years of dedicated service in practice of Doctor of Medicine and Radiology at WMHS. Pictured at the reception held in the Radiology Department are (from l
05/23/2011WMHS Honors Medical Staff at Physician Gala 2012
The Western Maryland Health System recently honored the Medical Staff at the annual Physician Recognition Gala at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Pictured (from left) are: Barry Ronan, President/CEO; Dr. Aman Dalal, Mane Ictum (Quick
04/12/2011Hospital Medicine Program Continues to Grow At WMHS
The next time you are admitted to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, your primary care provider may refer you to a hospitalist, who will coordinate your care during your hospital stay. As the name implies, hospitalists specialize in p
03/08/2011Physician Service Excellence Award Presented to Dr. Aman Dalal
Congratulations to Dr. Aman Dalal, Infecteous Disease, for being named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Dr. Dalal received the award at the February 7 meeting of the WMHS Medical Staff.
03/08/2011Dr. Benjamin Named Recipient of Physician Service Excellence Award
Congratulations to Dr. James Benjamin, Radiologist, for being named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Dr. Benjamin received the award for the second quarter at the WMHS General Medical Staff
03/08/2011Dr. Robert Flint Named Recipient of Physician Service Excellence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Robert D. Flint, Jr., Emergency Medicine physician, for being named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Dr. Flint received the award for the third quarter at the WMHS General
03/08/2011Dr. Chisholm Named Recipient of Physician Service Excellence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Roy Chisholm, Surgeon, for being named the recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Dr. Scott Watkins (right), president of the WMHS Medical Staff, is shown presenting the award to Dr. Chisholm (left) during a
01/25/2011Interventional Cardiologist Michael J Curran, MD, Joins WMHS
Michael J. Curran, M.D., F.A.C.C., has joined the Western Maryland Health System as an Interventional Cardiologist. He also will serve as the Medical Director of Cardiology at WMHS.
Dr. Curran earned his medical degree from the Tulane Univers
11/16/2010Dr. Wolford Receives Physician Service Excellence Award
Dale E. Wolford, D.O., was named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award. Developed by the Service Excellence Physician Recognition Committee, the award was presented to Dr. Wolford at the general Medical Staff meetin
11/08/2010WMHS Heart Institute Celebrates 10 Years of Service
Itâ€™s Cause for Celebration!
The Heart Institute at the Western Maryland Health System is celebrating a decade of excellence in cardiac care. Building upon our solid foundation of diagnostic cardiac services, we established the Heart Insti
10/20/2010Caregiver Support Workshop Set for November 13
The WMHS Hospice Services and Allegany College of Maryland are co-sponsoring a Caregiver Support Workshop on Saturday, November 13 at the Allegany College Continuing Education Building.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and wil
07/30/2010Look Good...Feel Better - Nov 5
Monday, November 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium (rooms 1 & 2)
To register or for more information about this free program, please call 240-964-8020 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. &nb
07/13/2010WMHS Staff Honored by Western Maryland AHEC
WMHS employees Connie Morris, RN (left), and Theresa Stahl, RD (right), were recently honored at the Western Maryland Area Health Education Centerâ€™s 34th annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Cumberland Country Club in June.
Connie, a nurs
06/18/20102011 Pinnacle Award Recipient - Emma Brashear from Wellness
Emma Brashear (left) from Community Health & Wellness, is pictured accepting the 2011 Pinnacle Award from WMHS President and CEO Barry Ronan. The luncheon was held in the auditorium on Tuesday, May 17, with WMHS Administr
06/01/2010New Hospital Has First Test for Emergency Preparedness
Throughout the planning process for the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, a team concentrated on making sure that the new facility would be ready to respond to any type of emergency situation within the community at a momentâ€™s notice.&nb
03/10/2010Dr. Christopher Haas - New Interventional Cardiologist
Christopher Bryce Haas, D.O., has joined the Western Maryland Health System as an interventional cardiologist.
Before coming to Cumberland, Dr. Haas was on active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps for the United States Navy.
02/26/2010Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue Workshop - March 21
The WMRMC Schwab Family Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will be presenting a workshop on Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue on Wednesday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the WMRMC auditorium, room #6.
This free worksh
12/18/2009Diagnostic Testing Services at WMHS - It Could Not Be Easier!
The Western Maryland Health System offers two convenient options for lab and radiology services on Willowbrook Road.
WMHS Outpatient Diagnostic Center
Just next door at 12400 Willowbrook Road. Ample parking just outside the door at thi
11/24/2009Emerick Twins are First Babies Delivered at New Hospital
The first delivery at the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center took place early Sunday morning to parents Stephanie and Matthew Emerick of Cumberland. Twins Sarah and Daniel Emerick were born at 12:51 a.m. and 12:53 a.m., respec
11/23/2009Patient Move and Opening of New Hospital Goes Off Without a Hitch
On Saturday, November 21, at 6 a.m., the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center officially opened for business as the doors of the Emergency Department were opened to the public. At the same time, health system staff at the Braddock H
10/21/2009WMHS Adds Two New Physicians to Hospital Medicine Program
Ardalan Enkeshafi, M.D., and Bashar I. Farjo, M.D., recently joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System as physicians with the Hospital Medicine program.
Physicians specializing in hospital medicine are medical doctors who
10/05/2009Dr. Carissa Vea Accepting New Patients at WMHS Primary Care Center
Carissa Vea, M.D., has joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System and is seeing patients at the WMHS Primary Care Center in LaVale. Dr. Vea joins Dr. W. Leon Stertz and nurse practitioner Kathy McKenney at the medica
10/01/2009Dr. James Deren Receives Independent Medical Examiner Certification
James B. Deren, M.D., a physician with the Occupational Health Program at the Western Maryland Heath System, recently became a Certified Independent Medical Examiner, or IME. Independent Medical Examiners are physicians not otherwise involved in
09/30/2009New Regional Medical Center Will Have Advanced Hospital Beds
When the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center opens in November, all of the patient rooms will feature new state-of-the-art smart beds. Made by Stry
07/28/2009A Statement from CEO Barry Ronan
The opening of the new Heart Institute at the Western Maryland Health System is an important milestone for health care services in our region. This $7 million investment gives local residents access to comprehensive cardiac care, including open heart
07/15/2009Hand-in-Hand Cancer Connection - October 17
Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. at the WMRMC
07/14/2009Dr. Christine Lee Joins Behavioral Health Services
WMHS is pleased to welcome Dr. H.K. Christine Lee to the Western Maryland Health Systemâ€™s Behavioral Health Services practice with Dr. Michael Ehlers and Dr. Naciye Kalafat. Most recently, Dr. Lee completed her residency in Psychiatr
03/20/2009Local Cub Scouts Donate to WMHS Peds Patients
Members of Cumberland Cub Scout Pack #4 recently visited the Western Maryland Health System to donate items they collected as part of the Cub Scouts "good turn" project for December. The pack, which meets regularly at the Centre Street United Methodis