Category: Working Here

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    Nursing is Leah Bowen’s True Calling

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    Morgantown native Leah Bowen knew nursing was her true calling. But it was while she was enrolled in a college graduate program for education. “I opted to go the education route first but ultimately decided that my true calling was nursing,” she said. “When my grandmother was sick, I helped take care of her. My … Continued

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    Meet Morgantown Native and Mon Health OBGYN Erica Arthurs

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    Growing up, Dr. Erica Arthurs witnessed firsthand how special doctor-patient relationships were each time she went out in public with her dad, Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care’s Dr. Brian Arthurs. So when it came time to choose a career path, the decision was simple. “I would always see patients and families of patients coming up … Continued

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    Mon Health Talk Radio Show on WAJR

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    Listen to Mon Health Talk on WAJR 104.5 FM and 1440 AM every Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. or stream online. Dec. 17, 2018: Mon Health OGBYN Dr. Candi McCullough Dec. 10, 2018: Mon Health Heart & Vascular Cardiologist Brad Warden Dec. 3, 2018: Preston Memorial Hospital’s Melissa Lockwood, CEO and president, and Jennifer Nestor, … Continued

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    Mon Health Medical Center Nurse Kelley Moody Takes Pride in Caring for Patients

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    Each morning as nurse Kelley Moody gets ready for her job at Mon Health Medical Center, she reflects on a small round object – her grandmother’s nursing school pin. “This pin is at least 50 years old,” Kelley said. “It was my grandmothers who went to nursing school at St. Luke’s School of Nursing over … Continued

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    Former Flight Surgeon Caring for Mon Health Medical Center Patients

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    Mark Coomes, MD, wanted to start his physician career off the right way – serving his country in the United States Air Force. Dr. Coomes graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. He pursued his medical degree, graduating from Brown Medical School in 2009. With a … Continued

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s Attention to Detail Benefits Patients

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s work for Mon Health Medical Center’s environmental services department shows how caring she is to Mon Health Medical Center patients. As a housekeeping assistant, Barbara’s main priorities are cleaning patient rooms, floors and public areas. But it’s her attentiveness beyond her duties that made her Mon Health’s October Champion Award winner. The award … Continued

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    Nurse Briana Bishop Treats Patients like Family

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    Ever since she became a nurse, Briana Bishop has had one goal – treat patients as if they’re family “It’s my personal goal to treat everybody like I, or my family, would want to be cared for in a healthcare setting,” Briana said. “I try to treat everybody that way because they are someone’s mother, … Continued

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    Mon Health nursing assistant goes above and beyond to help ER patient

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    Dottie Bryant doesn’t typically work in Mon Health Medical Center’s emergency room but was recently called to help during the night shift due to high-patient volume. Without hesitation, she headed to the ER. Dottie was assigned to care for a patient who had come to the ER because of a fall. The patient’s medical issues … Continued

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    Patient-Focused Care is a Priority for Nurse Tabitha Shay

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    A patient was weak and unable to walk or even lift himself out of bed, but Mon Health Medical Center nurse Tabitha Shay never gave up on him. She worked with the patient for weeks and encouraged him daily. Eventually, he recovered and walked out of the ICU on his own. “This patient was very … Continued

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    Knee Injury Leads Gina Thokar to Physical Therapy Career

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    Gina Thokar injured her knee during a soccer game her senior year in high school, ending her competitive playing years. But that unfortunate injury sparked Gina’s curiosity with physical therapy. Having to rehab her knee, Gina found the topic interesting and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy after high school. “It got me … Continued