Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The "NOT-FOR-PROFIT" giant continues to grow during these difficult epic economic times

These can be easily viewed as pushing out the competition, VHS basically has zero competition here locally in Winchester and now is continuing with their mission on a Regionally level with brand new, nearly $30million hospitals being built in Hampshire County, WV and Berkeley Springs, WV. The current Page County Hospital is on the books to be replaced with a brand new hospital.

Folks, are these new hospitals adding any NEW services or are they a medical bus stop for Winchester Medical Center?

Everyone needs to review what happened down in Roanoke Valley. Research this blog so you are more informed.  Here are some links, but still research October, November and December's posts to become a more informed citizen of the Shenandoah Valley.

Will Valley Health become a monopoly similar to Carilion of the Roanoke Valley

Is Valley Health competing against taxpaying businesses?

“HealthcareSoundoff’s” perspective on Valley Health's $56million in "community benefits" for 2007

Valley Health "Community Benefit" trend from 2004 - 2007

Valley Health has made epic strides in Excess of Revenue (Profits) since 2001

WincMedCenter, Warren Mem'l, Shenandoah Mem'l, Surgi-Center, Page Mem'l and Valley Health System Top Salaries

What hospital is suing the citizenry the most ?

A question for Dr. Wade : The Winchester Star, Letters to Editor

Valley Health’s Wellness Center first annual Checkup

Valley Health may feel squeeze (The Winchester Star)

The Cost of Dying (CBS 60 Minutes video segment)

Insurance companies - Plenty of competition: state lines have nothing to do with it

Good gracious, looky here at these profits for Winchester Medical Center

2007 / 2008 Side-By-Side financial comparison of Winchester Medical Center

2008 Side-by-Side Comparison Winchester Med'l Center / Lewis-Gale Med'l Center

2007 Winchester Medical Center / Lewis-Gale Medical Center side-by-side comparison


Valley Health Selects McKesson Solution to Meet Changing Revenue Management Needs

Lastly ... please read and send us more details on your stories!

The Pub needs for the Citizens of the Shenandoah Valley & Tri-State region to respond


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Construction continues on the Valley Health facility on North Congress Street in New Market. A primary-care physician and schedule for specialty clinics have been announced. Rich Cooley/Daily

Company has named primary-care physician for New Market facility

By Preston Knight - pknight@nvdaily.com

NEW MARKET - The Valley Health facility on North Congress Street is undergoing interior modifications and should be open in a few months.

"It's pretty close to done," public relations manager Lore Bredeman said.

One of the biggest pieces that had to fall in place for Valley Health was the hiring of Dr. Steve Templeton, who will be the facility's primary-care physician, she said. He works in Tennessee, but was previously employed by Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

"Our biggest concern was to have a primary-care physician when we opened," Bredeman said.

A schedule also has been developed for rotating specialty clinics offered at the site. The schedule calls for an obstetrician and gynecologist on Mondays, a behavioral health specialist on Tuesdays, and an orthopedic specialist on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The office will be open for general surgery on Fridays.

Bredeman said these rotating physicians already practice in their areas of expertise within Valley Health.

The third component of the 9,000-square-foot facility will be office space. Bredeman said there is plenty of space available for rent and Valley Health is open to talking to anyone in a professional field who might be interested in locating there. The business does not have to be medical in nature, she added, but Valley Health would like to attract support services, such as a pharmacy.

The facility is modeled after Valley Health's Quick Care facility north of Strasburg. Developer Scott Rosenfeld worked on both projects.

Valley Health recognized the need for more convenient medical services in southern Shenandoah County and northern Rockingham County, a June 2009 news release states. SMH and New Market officials worked together to get the facility built on North Congress Street, just north of the New Market Volunteer Rescue Squad building.

Ground was broken on the property last summer.

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