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5 Healthy-Eating Resolutions

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time for individuals to reflect on the last 12 months and look forward to the year ahead. When it comes to losing weight and healthier eating, our team at United Hospital Center (UHC) wants to make it easier for you to adapt healthier eating… Read More

A Special Place, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing

New book relates why St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Clarksburg, West Virginia is still fondly called ‘A Special Place’ 50 years after its closure and why the graduates were sought after to provide healthcare within the community and nationally. A Special Place, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing,… Read More

A Symbol of Hope for the Region Shines Bright

UHC’s iconic tree is on display now through the New Year Since the opening of United Hospital Center (UHC), the lighting of the mega tree symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. This year, it is sure to be an attraction once again. “UHC’s massive tree is the second largest… Read More

Applesauce Pancakes

Back to School Tips from Pediatricians at UHC

As a busy parent, keeping your child healthy and safe each school year is always a top priority. The pediatricians on UHC’s medical staff want to provide you with tips and tools to help along the way! BACKPACK SAFETY It is important to review proper backpack safety with your… Read More

Berry Nutty Breakfast Parfait

Budget-Friendly Cilantro Lime Roasted Chicken

Budget-Friendly Herb Garlic Meatloaf

Do Not Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Every year you make a list of things you will do to stay healthy in the New Year, so you can feel your best. Most of us do not often think that feeling your best includes seeing your best, too. “Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can… Read More

Donate to Coats for Kids This Holiday Season

The Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center, located in Bridgeport, WV, is holding “Coats for Kids”–a winter coat drive to provide children in need with a coat this holiday season. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) states that 43 percent of… Read More

Dr. P’s Salsa Recipe

Easy Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins

Even More Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots at UHC

UHC Enhances Surgical Patient Safety By Deploying Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots to Destroy Pathogens (or Germs AND Bacteria) That Can Cause Infections (or Pose a Risk to Patients) United Hospital Center (UHC) announced that with the addition of two more Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™, exclusively for the operating rooms (OR),… Read More

Farmers Market Omelets

Foil Packet Chicken

Gingerbread Pudding

Glaucoma – Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Visiting the doctor can be stressful, especially when you are dealing with a new diagnosis. It helps to have questions written down ahead of time. What type of glaucoma do I have? How often do I need to get a checkup for my glaucoma? What are my treatment options?… Read More

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Vegetables

Home Canning Techniques and Tips

Dr. Mark Povroznik, Chief Quality Officer at United Hospital Center, grew up canning foods and he understands the benefits and risks associated with food preservation. “This annual tradition is a fun time to have the family together,” said Dr. Povroznik. “Telling stories and ending up with a product that we… Read More

Innovative UroLift® System to Treat Enlarged Prostate Now Available at United Hospital Center

Grant L. Franklin, Jr., MD, at UHC Urology, is treating patients in the North Central West Virginia region with the UroLift® System, the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men 50 years of… Read More

Kale Soup with Turkey and Beans

Keeping Track of Your Glaucoma

Use these questions to keep track of how glaucoma is affecting your life — and share your answers with your eye doctor. Have you noticed any changes in your vision? Do you have trouble seeing things in your side vision (peripheral vision)? Do you ever feel like you are… Read More

Memory, Forgetfulness, and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Many older people worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. For example, they might be concerned about taking longer than before to learn new things, or they might sometimes forget to pay a bill. These changes are usually signs of mild forgetfulness—often a normal part of aging—not serious memory… Read More

MyWVUChart… Your Healthcare Information When You Need It

Now, you can view your health information and communicate with your UHC healthcare team online! United Hospital Center (UHC) offers MyWVUChart, the online patient portal for all of WVU Medicine. With MyWVUChart, in conjunction with the EPIC computer system, UHC achieves an even higher… Read More

New Year, New You!

Turn Resolutions into Real Solutions for Healthy Living in the New Year In 2019, 48% of the people who made New Year’s resolutions wanted to lose weight, based on information from a YouGov survey. Other popular resolutions included exercising more (59%) and eating healthier (54%). So, if you are looking for a… Read More

Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

May is Older Americans Month (OAM). In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we have seen this repeatedly throughout North Central West Virginia as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. “Older individuals bring… Read More

Oncology Website Wins Davey Award

United Hospital Center (UHC) has won gold in the website category for the 13th Annual Davey Awards. “We’re honored to receive a gold Davey Award,” said Mike Tillman, CEO. “I am always proud to have our work acknowledged, especially when you receive international recognition. This is the third time… Read More

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breast

Pork Chops with Balsamic-Peach Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

Protect Your Heart in the Heat

These helpful tips from the American Heart Association are recommended by Cheryl Farley, RN, BSN, Manager of Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab at UHC. Whatever brings you outside — a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park, or just a stroll around the block — it is important… Read More

Quick Eight-Vegetable Soup

Rigatoni with Red Peppers

Shrimp Jambalaya

Signs You Need to See an Orthopedic Surgeon

When an injury first happens, many people assume that a few days of rest and taking pain relievers is all they need to get better. That could very well be the case in some situations, but many injuries that seem minor at first can produce long-term complications without medical intervention. Read More

Six Tips for Grilling Safely

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken

Spring Into Outdoor Safety

Spring is a busy time for the whole family, and keeping our kids healthy and safe during outdoor play is a top priority. The pediatricians of UHC’s medical staff have provided a quick checklist to help you stay ahead of the game. STAY PROTECTED Before jumping… Read More

Strawberry Spinach Salad

The Auxiliary to United Hospital Center Donates More Than 100 Books to Schools and Libraries in North Central West Virginia

Mella’s Box, a book by a local author, will benefit 71 Elementary Schools and 34 Libraries in the region. It is always the right time for giving, no matter the season.  The Auxiliary to United Hospital Center (UHC) wants to make a difference in our region by sharing a… Read More

This Is Where… Your Heartburn Stops Cold

UHC is one of the few hospitals in the state offering this simple, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure for reflux disease. LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who are seeking an alternative to continuous acid suppression therapy. LINX is… Read More

Tips to Keep your Children Safe This Spring

WVU Medicine Pediatric Physicians help your child develop lifelong health habits, from birth through adolescence. Now Accepting New Patients – Call to Schedule an Appointment Drs. Bhatt, Cogar and Kitsos Bridgeport Pediatrics 900 Lodgeville Road Bridgeport, WV 26330 (304)… Read More

To Save Supplies During Shortage, UHC Disinfecting Masks Using Intense UV Light

With inventory of the N95 masks in short supply across the country, United Hospital Center (UHC) has begun decontaminating masks with their ultraviolet light Germ-Zapping Robots. The N-95’s are vital to health care workers, helping to filter out 95% of airborne particles. “Research supports the use of the UV… Read More

UHC : Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the New Hospital Campus (October 3, 2010 – October 3, 2020)

Video Transcript We’ve been here for a long time, watched our neighborhoods grow, and we’ve grown with you. In our darkest moments, we always find the light, hope for the future that we all share. With your courage and the strength of more than 2,500 healthcare professionals: we comfort, we… Read More

UHC Adopts Innovative Imaging Agent to Improve Detection of Certain Bladder Cancers

Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC™) with Cysview® may detect certain bladder cancer tumors more than the use of standard diagnostic technology. UHC is the only medical center in North Central West Virginia offering this technology. Bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The American… Read More

UHC and WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control Collaborate on the Bridge Program

WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control began implementing the Bridge Program in Morgantown in March 2017, and recently United Hospital Center has become part of the Bridge Program offering expanded services to lung cancer patients. The Bridge Program brings together healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines to create a comprehensive… Read More

UHC Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia has selected United Hospital Center (UHC) as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety… Read More

UHC Expands Spine Program with Mazor X™ Stealth Edition Robotic Guidance Platform

With a continual commitment to quality of care, United Hospital Center (UHC) has acquired a Mazor XTM Robotic Guidance Platform, the latest guidance platform for spine surgery. United Orthopaedic and Spine Center now offers the MAZOR X™ surgical robotic guidance platform – a minimally invasive surgical technology that uses… Read More

UHC Family Medicine Residency Program Volunteers Constructed Beds for Children in Need

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds, which includes the mattress and all bedding, to children and families in need. Volunteering at a recent “Build Days” event was United Hospital Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program. Pictured from left… Read More

UHC Nurse Recognized with Nightingale Award

The Future of Nursing West Virginia (FONWV) Action Coalition is pleased to announce the inaugural 40 over 40 Nightingale Awards, recognizing 40 nurses who dedicated more than 40 years of exemplary nursing service in practice, education, leadership, and mentoring. One such awardee is Deborah Kay… Read More

UHC Offers SpaceOARTM Hydrogel to Benefit Patients Undergoing Treatment for Prostate Cancer

SpaceOARTM Hydrogel is an option for men who undergo radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It acts as a spacer providing space between the rectum and the prostate, reducing radiation exposure to the rectum. It is injected into place before the start of radiation treatment. Patients may be awake or asleep… Read More

UHC Orthopaedics Opens “Friday Night Lights” Clinic

The overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 29th consecutive year in 2017-18, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The steady increase in the number of girls… Read More

UHC Participates in ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry

Through voluntary participation, UHC compares its lung cancer screening performance to other facilities nationwide. These objective comparisons are used to advance our lung cancer screening practice, target specific areas for improvement, implement quality improvement programs, and improve patient care. Screenings are recommended (and covered by most insurance plans and Medicare)… Read More

UHC Physician Honored with Preceptor Award

A United Hospital Center (UHC) physician received recognition for his work with West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) students. Benjamin Raymond, D.O., received the Outstanding Specialty Preceptor Award for the Central East region of WVSOM’s Statewide Campus system. Dr. Raymond practices general surgery at UHC General Surgery in Bridgeport,… Read More

UHC to Host Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The inaugural United Hospital Center Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Pete Dye Golf Club. The tournament will raise funds in support of the planned Children’s and Women’s Center to be built on the UHC campus in Bridgeport. The center is expected to provide… Read More

UHC’s Radiology Technology Program Receives Top Honors

United Hospital Center’s Radiologic Technology Program received top honors at the annual West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists Conference held at Canaan Valley Resort recently. UHC’s students received first place out of 18 teams competing in the student quiz bowl and second place in the research paper competition. For… Read More

United Hospital Center Announces First WV Install of Siemens Healthineers Magnetom Sola 1.5T MRI

The new MRI scanner supports precise, personalized imaging across entire patient population. United Hospital Center (UHC) recently became the first healthcare institution in the West Virginia to install the Magnetom Sola 1.5 Tesla (1.5T), 70-cm magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The Magnetom Sola features a new… Read More

United Hospital Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center (UHC). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must… Read More

United Hospital Center Named a National Top 100 Hospital By The Lown Institute

New index assesses quality, value, and civic leadership of U.S. hospitals A new ranking of U.S. hospitals shows that those with good clinical outcomes tend to score poorly in addressing inequities that affect the health of their communities. The Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass., based nonpartisan think tank used… Read More

United Hospital Center Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List

Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health United Hospital Center (UHC) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list in the teaching hospital category. This is the second time that UHC has been recognized with this honor as… Read More

United Hospital Center Once Again Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List

United Hospital Center (UHC) has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list in the teaching hospital category. This is the third time that UHC has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing teaching hospitals in the United States. It is… Read More

United Physicians Care, Inc. Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

United Physicians Care, Inc. Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Patient Experience United Physicians Care, Inc. (UPC), services provided by United Hospital Center, is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by… Read More

WVU School of Nursing and WVU Medicine United Hospital Center Announce New Campus

Fifth School of Nursing campus will offer BS/BA to BSN (Pictured from left is Michael C. Tillman, president and CEO of United Hospital Center; Tara Hulsey, vice president of Health Promotion and Wellness and Dean of the WVU School of Nursing; and Stephanie Smart, MSN, RN, vice… Read More