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A Welcome Change

October 19, 2016
Wetzel Chronicle

Many of us are resistant to change. We are sure that some, when looking at today's announcement regarding Wetzel County Hospital, will automatically have concerns about the changes happening to our small, hometown hospital. However, we think area residents would be remiss to not give a partnership with WVU Medicine - West Virginia University Health System a chance.

The opportunities that will result from this partnership are, as Chairman George Friedline of the Wetzel County Hospital Board of Trustees noted, "significant."

We expect to see a growth in technology and services offered at our local hospital, and residents will have better access to specialized medical care. Yet, we are also certain that this won't change the professional and personal service WCH has always offered its patients.

We applaud the Board of Trustees and County Commissioners for making this decision, and we are excited to see what the future holds for Wetzel County Hospital.



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