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Faces of Progress

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Doug Harrison Leading Area’s WVU Medicine facilities into Strong Future

WHEELING – Douglass Harrison is a West Virginian, and the Milton native knows what the comforts of locality mean to his neighbors now on both sides of the Ohio River. As the president and CEO of WVU Medicine Wheeling and Reynolds Memorial hospitals, it has been his mission – especially ...

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Howard Gamble Enjoys Administrative Side of Public Health

WHEELING – Howard Gamble has been the face of the fight against COVID-19 in the Wheeling area since the pandemic began. His daily task as administrator of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department has been to give the latest guidance regarding the virus, along with updating the public and ...

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Kathie Brown: Leading Wheeling Health Right a Calling

WHEELING – Kathie Brown is proud of the way Wheeling Health Right has stepped up to serve the under-insured with its medical needs since its inception in 1984. Wheeling Health Right was established by Nancy Lipphardt, who brought the concept to Wheeling after starting a Health Right in ...

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Jamie Crow Finds Joy, Fulfillment In Leading Elmhurst

WHEELING – A long career in meeting the needs of children shifted into a second career in caring for senior citizens for Jamie Crow, executive director of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship. Yet the underlying mission is the same for both roles – to provide comfort and support for those in ...

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Robert Sproul is Hands-On With Public Health

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul has been a prominent local voice through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he has been addressing the area’s health needs for years. “It’s always good to help people. Growing up here, it was the coal and the steel of the ...

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Fox Run’s Randy MacKendrick Has Seen Many Positive Changes In His Career

WHEELING – When Randy MacKendrick took the helm as chief executive officer at Fox Run Center for Children & Adolescents about six years ago, he brought with him more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health. MacKendrick's career as a clinical therapist and licensed professional ...

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Garen Rhome: Public Health is a Calling

CADIZ – A pandemic is demanding time for health officials. But other than times like this, who pays attention to them and the jobs they do? They’re like the eye of a hurricane, working behind the scenes trying to keep things calm while the world goes on around them. Some, including ...

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Jeff Britton: Ohio Hills Health Centers continuing work

BARNESVILLE – Ohio Hills Health Centers CEO Jeff Britton is helping to ensure residents in Eastern Ohio have access to good quality health care. Britton took over as executive director of the company in July 2014 following the retirement of Theodore J. Koler, the organization's first ...