Minnie Hamilton would like to announce that Mandi Johnson FNP-BC is seeing patients at our Glenville Office.
Mandi attended the University of Charleston graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2009.
She then attended West Virginia University obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing in May, 2015. Mandi lives in Grantsville with her husband Josh and daughter Audrey and step-daughter Hannah.
To Schedule an appointment with Mandi or any of our providers at the Glenville Office, please call (304) 462-7322.
Two Health Advisories Issued (updated)
The health care providers at Minnie Hamilton Health System would like to address the recent recall of Auvi-Q, the talking epi-pen. This device was recalled due to unreliable dosing. The pharmacy that provided this device should be contacting you in regards to this recall, but please, if you were prescribed and given one of these devices and have not been contacted, please contact your pharmacy as soon as possible.
We have been made aware of several counties in the state of West Virginia that have been affected by a Pertussis outbreak. Pertussis, otherwise known as “whooping cough”, is highly contagious and spread in the air through cough. This disease does affect all ages, and can cause death in infants. Everyone is at risk, if not immunized. Most people have not had a booster shot for pertussis since childhood. If you have been exposed to someone with whooping cough, or think you may have whooping cough, please see your primary care provider. Signs and symptoms of whooping cough are: cough lasting greater than 2 weeks, “whooping” sound with inspiration, vomiting after coughing. If you are unsure of your vaccination status for pertussis, please contact your healthcare provider.
Reference: Health & Human Resources Bureau for Public Health. (2015). Pertussis outbreaks in five West Virginia Counties: Health advisory number WV0107-11-04-15.
The health care providers at Minnie Hamilton Health System would like to address the recent recall of Auvi-Q, the talking epi-pen. This device was recalled due to potential concerns regarding unreliable dosing. The pharmacy that provided this device should be contacting you in regards to this recall, but please, if you were prescribed and given one of these devices and have not been contacted, please contact your pharmacy as soon as possible.
C. Hugh-Jones, Sanofi, Chief Medical Officer North America. (Personal Communication, 10/28/15).
Jenco, M. (2015). Auvi-Q epinephrine injectors recalled. AAP News: Breaking News. (AAP Membership. Personal Electronic Communication, 10/29/15).
Bonnie’s Bus Coming to MHHS-Glenville Office
Bonnie’s Bus will be at Minnie Hamilton Health System-Glenville Office on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 8am to 4pm. Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit funded in memory of Bonnie Wells Wilson who died of breast cancer. It is operated through the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University and is supported in party by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Medicare, Medicaid, West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and all private insurances accepted. Funds are available so that no woman 40 or over will be turned away. A doctor’s order is required for screening or one may be obtained at the clinic, For more information, or to schedule your appointment, call 304-462-7322.
Friends of Minnie Hamilton Dove Drive
Memorialize or honor that special someone this holiday season by purchasing a dove to be placed on the tree in the lobby of Minnie Hamilton Grantsville from November 22, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Doves are $5 each and available at the front desk or from any member of the Friends of Minnie Hamilton Auxiliary. Gifts notes are available to insert in your Christmas Cards. For more information call Pearl Johnson at (304)354-0036 or Carol Sloane at (304)354-9484.
West Virginia Health Information Network Patient Notice
Minnie Hamilton Health System is participating in the West Virginia Health Information Network (“WVHIN”), a Health Information Exchange (HIE). The WVHIN’s HIE provides the fast and secure exchange of test results and reports among hospitals, labs, x-ray facilities, doctors and insurance companies.
The Community Needs Assessment has multiple purposes. It's first purpose is to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), Public Law 111-148 enacted section 501(r) of the Code, which imposes additional requirements on charitable hospital organizations. Section 501(r)(3) requires a hospital organization to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (“CHNA”) at least once every three years and to make the CHNA widely available by placing it on the hospital’s web site.
It's other purpose is to provide the hospital with a document that highlights the data findings, outlines key needs in the hospital’s service area, and provides direction and opportunities for action through the adoption of an implementation strategy to meet those needs. This CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations throughout Calhoun and Gilmer counties and is intended to help improve the health of the area’s residents. To view click Community Needs Assessment