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WMHS Receives Grant to Improve Access to Diabetes Care

Western Maryland Health System is one of eight program grantees supported through the new $16 million, five-year Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, to help mobilize community-based partners and improve

WMHS Names New Board Member

Ron Nowaczyk, president of Frostburg State University, is the newest member of the WMHS Board of Directors. "We are pleased to have Dr. Nowaczyk join our governing board,” says Barry Ronan, WMHS President and CEO.  "Shortly after arriving in

Living Well - WMHS Community Newsletter: Summer 2017

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Community Garden 2017 Season

Living Well - WMHS Community Newsletter: Winter 2017

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WMHS To Pursue a Clinical Affiliation with UPMC

WMHS To Pursue Clinical Affiliation with UPMC On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) Board of Directors voted to pursue exclusive negotiations with UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) for a clinical affiliat

Getting Ahead Classes Start Jan. 25

For more information, visit the Bridges to Opportunity website at www.bridges2opportunity.com 

WMHS Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Western Maryland Health System is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). WMHS was recognized for its commitment to improvi

WMHS FY2016 Accomplishments

Western Maryland Health System is committed to providing patient-centered care and improving the health of the communities we serve.  Over the past year, the entire team at WMHS has been working to achieve our mission.We are pleased to share this s

20th Annual WMHS Golf Classic Results

The Western Maryland Health System Foundation announces the winners of the 20th Annual WMHS Golf Classic, the area's premier charity golf event.  The 57 team, two-course tournament was held Friday, September 16, at the Omni Bedford Springs Old Co

WMHS Seeking Hospice Volunteers

"The last good thing that may happen in a person’s life is a Hospice Volunteer” ~ Unknown As a Hospice Volunteer, you have the opportunity ... - To provide comfort and support for patients and their loved ones.  Offer companionship and

2016 Employee, Family & Friends Auction Winners

WMHS Foundation Raises Funds for Surgical Robot

On July 14, 2016, the WMHS Auxiliary made a $150,000 pledge to the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (RALS) program at Western Maryland Health System.  This is the first pledge in support of the WMHS Foundation commitment of $1.25 million tow

WMHS Reaches Out to WV Flood Victims

The Western Maryland Health System donated needed supplies to those affected by the recent flooding in West Virginia.  WMHS worked with the Mineral County Sheriff’s office to identify the most

Relay for Life Team Raises Over $15,000

The Schwab Family Cancer Center had a great weekend leading Western Maryland Health System in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team Saturday, June 4th. Our team raised $14,343.00! Combined, the 29 Relay for Life teams and 494 participants

2017 Pinnacle Award Winner - Kelly Kilbane from High Level Care

Kelly Kilbane (right), a nurse in High Level Care at WMHS, is pictured receiving the 2017 Pinnacle Award from President and CEO Barry Ronan at the annual Pinnacle Award Dinner held at the WMRMC auditorium.   The award, which

Parish Nurse Program Commissions First Class of Foundations Course Graduates

The WMHS Parish Nurse and Health Minister program recently held an interfaith service and commissioning ceremony in the WMRMC Chapel to celebrate the first class of 15 graduates, who successfully completed the "Foundations of Faith Community/Parish

Infertility Support Group Helps Ease Struggle

Almost 13 percent of couples experience infertility or difficulty conceiving a child, according to RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association.  While infertility is not a rare issue, to some couples, the struggle may leave them feeling isolate

FCI and WMHS Team Up to Provide Inmate Health Fair

Pictured are (front, from left) Dorian Birkholz, Western Maryland AHEC; Theresa Stahl, WMHS; Lindsay Montgomery, WMHS; Ruth Chisholm, WMHS; Jen Thomas, WMHS; Deanna Clark, HRDC; Davi

Cardiologist Joins WMHS

WMHS Interventional Cardiology Services is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Judson, DO.      Dr. Judson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electroph

Nephrologist Dr. Umair Ahmed Joins WMHS

Dr. Umair Ahmed recently joined the Western Maryland Health System as a nephrologist.  He completed a nephrology fellowship at the West Virginia University Department of Medicine in Morgantown, where he also did his internal medicine residency.&n

Center for Clinical Resources Chosen as Premier Cares Award Finalist

WMHS was recognized at Premier’s annual Governance Education Conference at the end of January. Pictured are Michael Alkire, Premier COO; John Davis, DDS, Chair of the WMHS Board of Directors; Jo Wilson, WMHS Vice President for Operations; Nancy Adam

WMHS Clinical Trial Coordinators Certified

Pictured (left to right) are Barbara Wood RN, BSN and Mickie Seletyn, BSN, OCN, the clinical trial coordinators at the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center, who are now Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC®).  Wood and Seletyn work c

WMHS Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

The Western Maryland Health System has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).   The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have

WMHS Recognized for Quality Care for Stroke Patients

Pictured are members of the WMHS Stroke Committee: (front from left) Becky Beach - Emergency Department; Joanne Lipinski-Long - ED Care Coordinator; Lori Wilson - Point of The 2015 Stroke Care Team: Care Supervisor; Riaz Janjua, MD

WMHS Named 2015 Most Wired Hospital

The Western Maryland Health System has been named as one of the nation's Most Wired Hospitals for 2015 by the American Hospital Association.   This award is a prestigious accomplishment and is atestament to our remarkable team of IT pr

WMHS Lab Receives CAP Accreditation

The Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Laboratory recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  The CAP Accreditation Committee awarded the certification based on the results of a recent on-site inspecti

Healthgrades Ranks WMHS among Nation's Best

  Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best™ hospitals for Cardiac Surgery.  Healthgrades,

New Endocrinologist Joins WMHS

Smriti Manandhar, MD, has joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System. Dr. Manandhar is board certified in internal medicine and recently completed a two-year fellowship in endocrinology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwau

WMHS Earns‘ Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition

Western Maryland Health System has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. WMHS was recognized as part of The Joint C

New Primary Care Provider Joins WMHS - Dr. Thapa

Rameet Thapa, MD, has joined WMHS as a primary care provider.  Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Thapa most recently was with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI.  He is a graduate of Tribhuvan University

WMHS Receives American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

Pictured are (from left) Elizabeth Wooster; Bill Hardy; Pam Hetri

WMHS Named America's 50 Best for Cardiac Surgery

Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best™ hospitals for Cardiac Surgery.  Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the ri

WMHS Audience Audit Survey Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Carol Carr (right) from Frostburg, the winner of the random drawing for a $500 Visa card for participating in the Western Maryland Health System's Audience Audit.  Kelly Borsuk (left), Community Relations and Marketing Coordina

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Over 1 million cases of sepsis occur each year in the United States, and half of the patients who get sepsis w

WMHS Great Openings for Great Nurses

The WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has great opportunities for RN’s.  Full-time, part-time and relief positions are now available.  WMHS provides higher than average starting salaries, including shift differentials and pr

March of Dimes Recognizes WMHS for Giving More Babies a Healthy Start

Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) has reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.  This will gi

Ronan Serving as Honorary Chair for Relay For Life of Allegany County

The American Cancer Society has selected Barry Ronan, President and CEO of Western Maryland Health System, to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Relay For Life of Allegany County event, which will take place at Canal Place in Cumberland, MD on

Rehab Unit Reaccredited at WMHS

The Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) at Western Maryland Health System was awarded an accreditation for three years by CARF, the international accrediting body for rehabilitation facilities.  WMHS is accredited as a hospital inpatie

WMHS Welcomes OB/GYN Providers

WMHS Scholarship Recipient Voted Student Doctor of the Year

Christopher Ackerman, recipient of the Ted A. Wolfe Physician Scholarship, administered by the Western Maryland Health System Foundation, has been named Student Doctor of the Year at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sp

Williams Street Community Garden

For a garden plot application, please call Vicky at 240-964-2303 or download an application by clicking HERE. 

Run For the Health of It: 5K Prep Program

Contact: Jen Thomas, WMHS Community Health & Wellness E-mail: jmthomas@wmhs.com Phone: 240-964-8417 Click HERE to download a registration form.

WMHS Welcomes American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program

The Western Maryland Health System is one of 35 hospitals in the

National Colon Cancer Prevention Clinical Trial - Seeking Participants

Seeking Men and Women Who Have Had Colon Cancer for a National Colon Cancer Prevention Trial Purpose:  To determine if the drug, eflornithine and the drug, sulindac, taken alone or in combination, can prevent the occurrence of high-risk

Pastoral Care: A Vital Part of WMHS

 The Pastoral Care team is an important component of the perfect circle of patient care. They provide spiritual support to patients from all walks of life, religions and faith groups. Another important aspect of their work is listening

WMHS Is Ready to Respond

WMHS, like all hospitals and health systems across the country, is following the evolving situation surrounding the emergence of Ebola in the U.S.  As part of our continuous emergency preparedness planning, our team had already developed a response

Ronan Selected as One of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs

Barry P. Ronan, President and CEO of the Western Maryland Health System, was named as one of Maryland’s 2104 Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record. The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented busines

Stroke Center Receives Gold Plus Achievement Award for 2014

The WMHS Stroke Center recently received the 2014 "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award.”  The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association recognize WMHS for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all

Dr. Beth Jelinek, OB/GYN Stresses the Importance of Breastfeeding

The benefits of breast milk for babies is widely known, however, did you know that there are also benefits for moms?  Dr. Beth Jelinek, OB/GYN at WMHS, wants expecting and new mothers to know how breastfeeding can benefit not only the b

WMHS Welcomes Three New Providers to Medical Staff

Three new providers have joined the WMHS medical staff and have begun seeing patients.    Vamsi Kanumuri, M.D., joins Dr. James Deren at the WMHS Occupational Health  Center.  Most recently, he compl

WMHS Patient Portal: Sign-Up Now!

Get Connected with Your Health Records The WMHS Patient Portal allows you to view part of your electronic medical record online from anywhere you have an Internet connection.  It’s a convenient way to ha

WMHS Relay for Life Team Takes Top Fundraising Award

The WMHS Relay for Life Team was awarded the "Top Fundraising Team” award at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which took place on June 6 & 7 at Allegany College of Maryland.   The team raised a total of $11,198.17 and more m

Volunteers Needed for Information Desk at Regional Medical Center

Are you able to relate to a wide variety of people in friendly, pleasant manner? Can you remain calm under stressful situations?  Are you able to speak clearly and concisely on the telephone and in person?  Do you have a few extra hours in the e

WMHS Employee Kim Jackson Honored as Social Worker of the Year

Our own Kim Jackson (left) was recently honored as the 2014 Social Worker of the Year by Western Maryland AHEC Social Work Caucus for Allegany and Garrett Counties.    Jackson is shown with Jen Glotfelty (right), Social Work M

New GI Provider Joins WMHS Medical Staff - Dr. Lamptey-Mills

Nii Lante Lamptey-Mills, M.D., has joined the medical staff at the WMHS and has begun seeing patients at the Western Maryland Medical Arts Center, suite 330.   Most recently, he was on staff at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital and the Univ

WMHS Laboratory Featured in National Publication

The Laboratory at WMHS was featured in the March edition of CAP Today, the national publication of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).   The article, "How a Maryland Lab Met Fixed-budget Test,” detailed the successful re

WMHS Employee Debi Wolford to Receive State-wide Recognition

Leaders from WMHS and Jane’s Place Child Advocacy Center (CAC) for Allegany County announced that Debi A. Wolford will receive an Outstanding Victim Services Professional Award for her work with child and adolescent victims of physical and sexu

Joint Replacement Surgery at WMHS Among the Best

Western Maryland Health System Total Joint Team The Total Joint Program at WMHS is proud to be on Medicare’s list of the 97 Best Hospitals for Hip and Knee Replacements. WMHS was the only hospital in Maryland to be named t

WMHS Cardiac Rehab Program Certified

Pictured (from left) are members of the cardiac rehab team: Lisa Adams, Abby Brakeall, Dr. Haas, Diane Wright, and Keri DiNicola. The Western Maryland Health System is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitati

Nurse Midwife Sherilyn Crist Joins WMHS Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

The Western Maryland Health System is pleased to announce that nurse midwife Sherilyn S. Crist, MSN, RNC, APRN, CRNM, has joined the WMHS Obstetrics and Gynecology practice.  She joins Drs. Dale Wolford and Beth Jelinek in suite 660 of th

New WMHS Television Commercials Hit the Airwaves

Starting this week, you will notice some of our co-workers and patients starring in a series of television commercials which will be broadcast on local cable stations.  Dr. Mark Nelson (right) is pictured coming out of surgery in one of the TV spots

Dr. Beth Jelinek Joins WMHS Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice

The Western Maryland Health System is pleased to welcome Beth H. Jelinek, M.D., to the medical staff as the newest member of the WMHS Obstetrics and Gynecology practice.  She joins Dr. Dale Wolford and nurse midwife Sherilyn Crist at the office loc

New Center for Clinical Resources

Starting November 4, the new WMHS Center for Clinical Resources officially opens its doors.  Now, our patients will have one source for the support they need to live the life you love in one convenient location in suite 300 of the Western Maryland

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New Medical Oncologist Dr. Faye Yin Joins WMHS

Faye Yin, M.D., has joined the Western Maryland Health System as a medical oncologist at the Schwab Family Cancer Center.   Before coming to Cumberland, Dr. Yin completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the National Hear

Preventing Lyme Disease - August 29

Free Educational Program Thursday, August 29 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Western Maryland Regional Medical Center   Aman Dalal, MD Infectious Disease Specialist   Call 240-964-8424 to Register   4 Risk Factors for

Outpatient Oncology Department Now on First Floor

Starting on July 1, the Schwab Family Cancer Center Outpatient Oncology Department will be located on the first floor of the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  In an effort to better accommodate patients who need to see their physician an

Next Change to Win Starts June 18

WMHS Receives Prestigious Award for Field Activation of Cardiac Team By Paramedics

Accepting the award on behalf of the entire WMHS team were Jamie Karstetter, Director of Clinical Services; interventional cardiologist Christopher Haas, DO; Former May

New Weight Management Support Group Every Tuesday in March

Three Maryland Hospitals Announce Strategic Discussions for Potential Alliance

Three independent Maryland health systems announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enter into strategic discussions of collaboration and affiliation.  Chief executive officers of Frederick Regional Health System, Meritus He

Volunteers Event to be held at WMHS on January 29

If you or someone you know has ever thought about volunteering, now is a great time to explore openings at the Western Maryland Health System.  WMHS Volunteer Services is hosting an information session for the community on Tuesday, January 29, at

South Cumberland Marketplace Primary Care Center Offering Extended Hours

The WMHS Primary Care Center at South Cumberland Marketplace on Industrial Boulevard is now offering appointments until 6:30 p.m. in the evening, Monday through Thursday.  This is a convenient option for people who want to schedule appointments a

Parish Nurse Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Western Maryland Health System Parish Nurse Program held a "Candlelighting" ceremony on December 3 at the WMRMC chapel to celebrate its 15th year of service.  Over 50 guests attended the event, which included parish nurses, health minis

WMHS Receives Echocardiography Accreditation by the IAC

The Western Maryland Health System has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in  adult transthoracic echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that W

Same Day Surgery Receives Excellence Award

The team in Same Day Surgery was the recipient of 2012 OR Excellence Award from Outpatient Surgery Magazine.  They won for the best tip for painless IV starts.  To decrease pain and promote comfort, our SDS team uses bacteriostatic normal sa

WMHS Mammography Program Earns Recertification

On September 19 and 20, the State of Maryland’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspector visited WMHS for our annual 12-hour inspection of our Mammography program to continue our certification by the FDA.  We passed with flying colors and r

WMHS Making Process Changes to Reduce Operating Expenses

20 Employees Expected to Take Severance Package To protect its long-term financial viability, the Western Maryland Health System is making process changes now that will result in sustainable reductions to both its labor and non-labor expenses.&nb

New Surgeon Joins WMHS Medical Staff - Dr. Birat Dhungel

Birat Dhungel, M.D., has joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System and will begin seeing patients at the Western Maryland Medical Arts Center, suite 400, in Cumberland. Dr. Dhungel recently completed his residency and interns

Time is Heart & Brain - October 23

WMHS is sponsoring an educational program for the community, EMS personnel, physicians and advanced practice professionals, nurses, CNAs, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.  The program is called "Time...is Heart and

Vicki Linn Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Sept. 29

Saturday, September 29 Mountain Ridge High School Stadium Frostburg, MD 10 a.m. - Guest Speaker: Shannon Miller, Olympic Gold Medalist and Ovarian Cancer Survivor 11 a.m.- Walk Begins - Rain or Shine Sponsored by the We

Ardtha Richards Praises Frostburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

After surgery, getting back on your feet isn't always easy.  That’s why Ardtha Richards turned to the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center not only once, but twice, for short-term rehabilitation. "I first choose WMHS Frostburg Nursing

Don and Tammy Corwell Say WMHS is their "Comfort Zone"

When Don Corwell was diagnosed with cancer, he didn’t hesitate coming to the Western Maryland Health System for care.  Why?  His wife Tammy had already been a patient at the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center.   "Once I got to know

Save a Leg, Save a Life - Oct 25

The next "Save a Life, Save a Leg" meeting will be held on October 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the WMRMC 2nd floor physician conference room.   The guest speaker will be Dr. John Pappas, interventional radiologist on t

New WMHS Television Commercials

You may have noticed new promotional efforts to help explain some of the changes associated with healthcare reform.  There are three main things that we want the community to know: •   Healthcare reform will improve care to patient

Testimonials from WMHS Patients

Ardtha Richards Praises Frostburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center After surgery, getting back on your feet isn't always easy. That’s why Ardtha Richards turned to the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center not only onc

Cumberland's Katie Murray Says She Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else

Having battled cancer before, Katie Murray was no stranger to the excellent care that is provided by the medical and radiation oncologists and staff at Western Maryland Health System.  Just last year, Katie’s abdomen was enlarged and causing h

Patient Jeff Stump Recommends WMHS in a Heartbeat

When Jeff Stump became short of breath doing everyday things around the house, he assumed it was just part of getting older.  Once simple tasks like carrying baskets of laundry now required him to take breaks and catch his breath. When the tim

WMHS Schwab Family Center Renews Accreditation

The WMHS Schwab Family Center recently received another three-year accreditation from the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.  WMHS obtained an Accreditation with Commendation, which is the highest rating possible in ac

Is it Time to Quit Smoking? Let WMHS Help You Kick the Habit

Did you know that any level of exposure to secondhand smoke has its risk?  Even brief exposure can be harmful to health.  The American Cancer Society warns that people who don't smoke but inhale secondhand smoke are exposed to the same harmf

Tips for Reducing Stress in Your Life

Stress is a natural part of everyday life.  The holiday season, though, can create additional stress for many of us.  Learning a few tips to reduce stress can help you be happier and healthier this holiday season—and throughout the coming

Hospice Services Recognized as "We Honor Veterans" Partner

It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans.  To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, WMHS has become a national partner

Learn to Manage Heart Failure Successfully

The team at the WMHS Heart Failure Clinic can help you to improve your quality of life by managing the symptoms of heart failure.    Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Haas, a board-certified cardiologist, the team at the WMHS Heart

New Hospital Marks Two-Year Anniversary

Today, November 21, represents the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  WMHS President/CEO Barry Ronan and Kevin Turley, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Planning, are shown on that

WMHS Honors Veterans During Celebration

On November 11, WMHS held a celebration and breakfast for all veterans of the armed forces.  The event gave veterans employed at WMHS a chance to share their military experiences and was a way to recognize those who have sacrificed for our fr

WMHS Observation Unit Expands

There are times when patients seek treatment in the Emergency Department and require additional testing and evaluation.  In order to make these patients more comfortable while their treatment continues, they are moved to our Observation Unit.&nbs

Visitor Access for Late Evening Visitors to WMHS

Beginning July 25, 2011 - For All WMHS Late Evening Visitors! For the safety of all Western Maryland Health System patients, visitors and staff, our Access Control Program is being enhanced. All visitors entering or remaining in the Western Ma

Hospital Medicine Program Continues to Grow At WMHS

The next time you are admitted to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, your primary care provider may refer you to a hospitalist, who will coordinate your care during your hospital stay.  As the name implies, hospitalists specialize in p

Physician Service Excellence Award Presented to Dr. Aman Dalal

Congratulations to Dr. Aman Dalal, Infecteous Disease, for being named the most recent recipient of the Physician Service Excellence Award.  Dr. Dalal received the award at the February 7 meeting of the WMHS Medical Staff.  He recei

Interventional Cardiologist Michael J Curran, MD, Joins WMHS

Michael J. Curran, M.D., F.A.C.C., has joined the Western Maryland Health System as an Interventional Cardiologist.  He also will serve as the Medical Director of Cardiology at WMHS. Dr. Curran earned his medical degree from the Tulane Univers

WMHS Heart Institute Celebrates 10 Years of Service

It’s Cause for Celebration! The Heart Institute at the Western Maryland Health System is celebrating a decade of excellence in cardiac care.  Building upon our solid foundation of diagnostic cardiac services, we established the Heart Insti

1.5T and 3T MRI

1.5 Tesla MRI Aides in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases such as strokes, brain tumor, musculoskeletal, and breast cancer. 3.5 Tesla MRI 3T MRI is the most powerful MRI available to patients today in regular clinical settin

New Hospital Has First Test for Emergency Preparedness

Throughout the planning process for the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, a team concentrated on making sure that the new facility would be ready to respond to any type of emergency situation within the community at a moment’s notice.&nb

Dr. Christopher Haas - New Interventional Cardiologist

Christopher Bryce Haas, D.O., has joined the Western Maryland Health System as an interventional cardiologist. Before coming to Cumberland, Dr. Haas was on active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps for the United States Navy. 

Diagnostic Testing Services at WMHS - It Could Not Be Easier!

The Western Maryland Health System offers two convenient options for lab and radiology services on Willowbrook Road. WMHS Outpatient Diagnostic Center Just next door at 12400 Willowbrook Road.  Ample parking just outside the door at this free-s

Patient Move and Opening of New Hospital Goes Off Without a Hitch

On Saturday, November 21, at 6 a.m., the new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center officially opened for business as the doors of the Emergency Department were opened to the public.  At the same time, health system staff at the Braddock H

WMHS Adds Two New Physicians to Hospital Medicine Program

Ardalan Enkeshafi, M.D., and Bashar I. Farjo, M.D., recently joined the medical staff at the Western Maryland Health System as physicians with the Hospital Medicine program.  Physicians specializing in hospital medicine are medical doctors who

Dr. James Deren Receives Independent Medical Examiner Certification

James B. Deren, M.D., a physician with the Occupational Health Program at the Western Maryland Heath System, recently became a Certified Independent Medical Examiner, or IME.  Independent Medical Examiners are physicians not otherwise involved in

A Statement from CEO Barry Ronan

The opening of the new Heart Institute at Western Maryland Health System is an important milestone for health care services in our region. This $7 million investment gives local residents access to comprehensive cardiac care, including open heart surger

Local Cub Scouts Donate to WMHS Peds Patients

Members of Cumberland Cub Scout Pack #4 recently visited the Western Maryland Health System to donate items they collected as part of the Cub Scouts "good turn" project for December. The pack, which meets regularly at the Centre Street United Methodis

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