Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
NEWS
GUIDES
NIE
ADS
CIRC.
LINKS
HOME MAIL

TODAY'S
NEWS

LOCAL NEWS
SPORTS
BIRTHS
OBITUARIES
CALENDAR
OPINIONS
COLUMNS
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR


News Search

WEB LINKS
FUN LINKS
Kid Stuff, Museums to visit, Games to play
NEWSPAPERS
IN EDUCATION

For Students and Teachers
NEWS LINKS
Newspapers, Politics, Space, Comics, Weather, Sports, Internet, Lottery
REFERENCE PAGE
Reference Starting Points, Dictionaries, U.S. Government Sources, Other Sites, Universities and Colleges, News
REVIEWS
Books and Music
WEST VIRGINIA LINKS

THIS SITE IS
BEST VIEWED
WITH THE
LATEST VERSION OF:
msexplorer
INTERNET EXPLORER

CORRECTIONS
AND ADDITIONS

Copyright
Clarksburg Publishing
Company 2000

Clarksburg
Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 2000,
Clarksburg, WV 26302
USA

CURRENT STORIES


Residents of Doddridge Co. assured no losses in health care

It's well known that small, rural West Virginia counties struggle to find good health-care providers.

That's the case in Doddridge County, where the local medical center has had difficulty recruiting new doctors to replace Drs. Art Calhoun and Jim LeVos when they decide to retire.

"We've tried recruiting physicians in the past and it hasn't worked," Calhoun said recently.

But Doddridge County residents don't have to worry -- Calhoun and LeVos have worked to merge the current practice with United Physician Care, a group operated by the United Hospital Center.

Bruce Carter, president of the local medical center, told a group of Doddridge residents recently that UPC plans to operate primary care units in West Union, Pennsboro and Harrisville.

Those three new sites join UPC's other locations in Mannington, Shinnston, Philippi and Gassaway.

UPC's commitment seems to solidify the United Health System's commitment to its smaller communities.

There had been growing concern that the possible move of United Hospital Center to the Interstate 79 area would further damage health care in western Harrison, Doddridge and other counties in that area.

But UPC's efforts demonstrate a concern for those constituents that hospital officials have assured will continue as the hospital moves toward the future -- be it in its current location or a new one.

That's good news for everyone.

John G. Miller

Telegram Editorial Board member

SUBSCRIPTION
INFORMATION
(print version)

CLASSIFIED ADS

ADVERTISING
RATES
HARRISON COUNTY
RELOCATION GUIDE
News Search