WCHS-TV: Protecting Drug Exposed Babies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a special report on mothers exposing their unborn children to harmful drugs, Eyewitness News takes a look at what is becoming an epidemic in our state. West Virginia ranks at the top when it comes to drug exposed babies. The exact numbers are difficult to pinpoint, but a study four years ago estimated 20 percent of … Read More

Awards Presented to 27 Hospitals at Perinatal Summit

For Immediate Release:   Contact: Amy N. Tolliver, MS Director, West Virginia Perinatal Partnership (304) 558-0530, Ext. 5 or atolliver@wvperinatal (Charleston, WV) The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership presented 27 birthing hospitals in the state with awards for their work to advance perinatal care in seven initiatives of the Partnership. The Partnership honored the hospitals on November 6 during the West … Read More

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Now Available Online

The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services has announced that the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training for Adults and Adolescents, Part A is now available online. The mission of the West Virginia Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training program is to ensure that all victims of sexual assault receive quality patient care and comprehensive medical forensic examination by trained medical … Read More

W.Va. urges safe sleep habits for babies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is placing a special emphasis on keeping babies safe while sleeping. Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin have proclaimed September as “Infant Safe Sleep Month” as part of a statewide educational campaign. Read the full story »  

GVMC Drug-Free Mother Baby program showing results

More than 75 mothers have received support to combat their drug addiction during their pregnancy in the first year for the Drug-Free Mother Baby Greenbrier Valley program at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC). The three-year program and the program case manager are made possible through grants from the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, the Claude Benedum Worthington Foundation and the West … Read More

West Virginia Perinatal One Call System Established

West Virginia Perinatal One Call System – 1-866-893-7266 Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Marian Swinker announced the establishment of the WV State-wide perinatal One Call System for physicians and hospitals. The One Call System will allow for quick responses to find intensive care hospital beds for newborn infants or pregnant women needing immediate high risk care. Perinatal providers have long … Read More

Wesleyan to Offer Two New Advance Practice Nursing Degrees

Officials from West Virginia Wesleyan and Shenandoah University have signed a Memorandum of Agreement creating a partnership between the institutions allowing them to collaboratively offer two new programs leading to Master of Science in Nursing degrees. Beginning this fall, prospective students will be able to pursue a master’s degree with a certificate in psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner or a certificate … Read More