WMC provides a range of services for its communities which includes clinics and support programs.
All of these items give patients access to leading edge technology and state of the art service, and to experience high quality patient care that is close to where they live.
These activities are overseen by WMC's BOD's, comprised mainly of independent community members.
The population has increased from the previous year from 951,209 to 959,447 in 2008.
The female population for 2007 was 479,624 and the male population was 471,585 in 2007.
The population numbers for 2008 show that females increased to 483,523 and the male population increased to 475,924 for 2008.
The regional community that VH serves is widely diverse. The regional community racial ethnic breakdown in the communities served by VH is as follows: 84.2% White, 4.8% Black, 1.7% Asian, 1.5% Multiracial, 1.2% other, 0.2% Native American and 3.3% Hispanic for 2008.
The total population per race or ethnicity increased significantly from 2007. Give the general location of facilities, WMC serves several migrant worker communities during harvesting of crops for the local farmers.
There is also an aging population that WMC serves with several of its communities. As the baby boomers grow older, more and more medical care will be needed and provided by WMC.
September 27, 2009 - By Albert Pilkington III, president and CEO, WVU Hospitals-East, Martinsburg
Valley Health has spent a lot of money and time to develop a PR campaign aimed at discrediting our interest in providing health care for the citizens of Morgan County. Beyond all the rhetoric, I ask you to simply consider one basic concept. Do you want a hospital in Berkeley Springs or a medical bus stop for Valley Health?
Ultimately, that is the real question. Our approach will be the same as it has been in Jefferson County in that we believe in building and growing services within the community as opposed to the Valley Health model of using small hospitals as a feeding system for the big hospital in Winchester, Va.
If you are satisfied with driving to Winchester for the majority of your medical needs as if Berkeley Springs were a suburb of Winchester, then we are not your best choice. On the other hand, if you are interested in the development of your own unique community with services provided locally, then that is the approach we offer for health care.
Truly, beyond all the PR and rhetoric, this is the only real question at hand as both companies will give you a new building.