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For the second consecutive year, Valley Health System named one of the nation’s 100 Most Wired Health Systems by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.
Gateway Home Care, a joint venture of Valley Health System and Gateway Regional Health System, opens its doors to the public May 1 in Martinsburg.
WMH gets go-ahead to finalize plans to replace the existing Lynn Care Center with a new nursing home.
WMC opens new Women’s Diagnostic Center, offering mammography and ultrasound with greater privacy, comfort and efficiency.
WMC opens new 16-bed pulmonary wing on the fifth floor.
Information Systems unveils Valley Health’s first internet site, valleyhealthlink.com.
WMC’s Surgical Technology Training Program celebrates its 35th anniversary and a new partnership with Lord Fairfax Community College.
WMH named one of the American Association of Retired Persons “Hospitals with Heart”— the only hospital in VA to receive the recognition.
Valley Health helps launch SeniorNavigator.com—an online guide for Virginia’s seniors, their families, and caregivers.
Valley Regional Enterprises unveils a new partnership with Antietam Health Services, Maryland Medical Transport, which allows VRE to provide management oversight as well as designing other services.
Valley Health opens a new Occupational Health Clinic in Winchester to meet the growing need for specialized occupational health services.
WMC’s new 42,000 square foot Emergency Department opens with 20 private acute care rooms, 10 minor emergency care rooms, and two-bay resuscitation room.
After 3 years of planning WMH breaks ground in July for new 120-bed Lynn Care Center.
Phase I of WMC’s Operating Room expansion opens April 1 to include an additional OR and added room for Sterile Stores and Sterile Space.
Valley Health debuts its new Nurse Extern Program; the program is a 10-week long learning experience for 14 eligible third-year nursing students.
WMC opens Wound Care Center to improve outcomes for patients with complicated wounds.
WMH opens the Center for Healthy Aging, offering comprehensive assessments to help older patients with more complex health needs receive coordinated care.
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital (SMH) signs affiliation agreement with Valley Health System on October 1. Two months earlier (August 1) SMH was designated a Critical Access Hospital.
WMC Imaging Center introduces mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning.
Valley Health opens Our Health, a 25,000 square-foot complex on North Cameron Street in Winchester that provides low-cost office space for the Free Medical Clinic and other local nonprofit health agencies.
WMH’s Lynn Care Center celebrates completion of 24-bed Blue Ridge Terrace.
VHS Facilities and Construction Services moves into new Chiller Plant, a two-story 17,000 square-foot building with five chillers and a large back-up generator that offers energy-efficient temperature regulation at WMC.
WMH begins Mobile MRI service.
WMC Medical Affairs, Medical Records, Health Science Library and other departments relocate to new 16,000 square-foot Medical Affairs building.
WMC named by Solucient as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in cardiovascular services in 2004.
Valley Home Care recognized as one of top 5 home medical equipment providers across the nation.
Sleep Lab opens at SMH to offer overnight diagnostic studies, staffed by WMC techs.
SMH is officially named a Critical Access Hospital.
The Home Health Agencies at WMC, WMH, and SMH centralize business operations to one office located on 333 West Cork Street in Winchester.
WMC establishes Clinical Research Office.
WMC opens new 15-bed Oncology Unit in former administrative suite on Level Five.
WMC designated a Level II Trauma Center by Virginia Department of Health, becoming Virginia’s 14th trauma center.
WMC receives 2005 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades.
WMC Heart & Vascular Center receives 2005 Premier Award for Quality for quality and efficiency of acute myocardial infarction patient care.
Valley Home Care expands to 9,000 square-foot location in Fort Collier Industrial Park in Winchester, nearly tripling warehouse space of its original location for more than ten years.
Valley Health’s System Support Building opens on the north end of the WMC campus.
WMC Auxiliary announces plans to renovate the Hurst House to create a home away from home for out of town patient family members.
WMC receives the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades for the second consecutive year.
WMC named one of the nation’s top 100 Hospitals by Solucient, citing excellence in quality care, operational efficiency, financial performance and adaptation to the environment.
WMC receives 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals Performance Improvement Leaders Award for consistent improvement on performance across all services.
SMH breaks ground on new $9 million, 30,000 square-foot Ambulatory Surgical Unit. (Shenandoah Surgery Center opened Sept. 2007.)
WMC Women’s Diagnostic Center opens, featuring digital mammography to enhance visualization as well as reduce patient exam times.
Hampshire County receives $5.4 million state grant to help finance a Valley Health partnered wellness center in Romney, West Virginia.
WMC Bariatric Program opens to help obese patients reclaim a healthy lifestyle. The program’s surgeons offer open and laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass and LapBand procedures.
WMC opens Wellspring, a cancer resource center, at 525 Amherst Street. The facility offers a variety of products and services for those living with cancer, including a full-service salon and massage therapy.
WMC opens new 9,600 square-foot cardiovascular lab, nearly tripling the space.
WMC is awarded the 2006 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades for the third following year.
WMC receives Joint Commission accreditation (Golden Seal of Approval) for stroke care.
WMC is recognized by Solucient 100 Top Hospitals for the third time, the only hospital in Virginia to receive the honor.
WMC receives HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for fourth consecutive year, putting WMC in the top five percent of hospitals across the nation.
Valley Health breaks ground for new 37,000 sq-ft Warren Memorial Hospital Outpatient Center on Commerce Avenue.
WMC Auxiliary’s Hurst Hospitality House opens.
Valley Health opens its first Quick Care in Stephens City, VA.
The new Hampshire Wellness & Fitness Center—the area’s first and only medically-integrated wellness facility – opens in Romney.
Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, WV, joins Valley Health on September 10.
The Surgi-Center of Winchester treats its 100,000th patient since opening in 1985.
Valley Health declares itself a tobacco free healthcare provider on November 15, the Great American Smokeout.
SMH becomes first VH entity to implement Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), a state-of-the-art computerized documentation system to optimize patient safety.
SMH is named as one of the nation’s Most Wired-Small and Rural hospitals according to the results of the 2008 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.
HeathGrades awards WMC both 2008 Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety and the 2008 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, a rare double national recognition.
HMH releases plans for replacement hospital, which will nearly double the size of the 50-year-old facility.
WMC achieves coveted Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Valley Health opens third Neurodiagnostic Sleep Lab at WMH to offer all-night sleep studies for diagnosing sleep disorders.
Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center, a new 56,000 square-foot facility on the WMC campus, opens with more than 3,400 members.
Hampshire Wellness & Fitness Center receives 2008 Distinguished Achievement award from the Medical Fitness Association.
On December 12, Morgan County Commissioners agreed to sell War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, WV to Valley Health.
Piedmont Medical Laboratory becomes the first lab in the nation to achieve accreditation from the College of American Pathologists under ISO 15189 for its technical competence and continual quality management.
Valley Health welcomes Page Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital in Luray, VA, to the system.
WMC is awarded the HealthGrades’ 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Experience, placing WMC in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for hospital-wide clinical excellence.
Winchester Medical Center’s Bariatric Program is designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Valley Health opens Quick Care facility in Strasburg, VA.
Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services are introduced at HMH.
WMC’s new 15,000 square-foot pharmacy is completed with an automated medicine distribution machine, the McKesson Robot Rx.
SMH introduces Cardiac Rehabilitation Program offering supervised exercise for heart patients.