Pocahontas Memorial Expansion : Pocahontas County Essay

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Pocahontas Memorial Expansion
Pocahontas County Healthcare Background Pocahontas County is lacking a complete healthcare system. This county has one hospital facility which includes 25 critical access beds. This facility also houses the community clinic for laboratory tests, and x-ray services. Because of the rural status and the lack of a continuum of care for the community, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is considering creating a comprehensive satellite health clinic. This clinic would be located closer to the community in Marlinton, WV. An evaluation of the community, such as the needs and environment, recommendations for the clinic, and feasibility of this project will be assessed.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has been a part of the community since 1906. Their mission statement is “Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will be the community’s first choice for integrated health care by hardwiring excellence through continuing education, effective collaboration and by providing exceptional customer service” (Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, 2014b, p. 2). The history has been rough with a few natural disasters, such as floods, which destroyed the previous two facilities. Even with the setbacks they continued to live their mission and built the current facility in 1995 as an updated modern facility (Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, 2014a). This facility has brought modern technology and some health care basics to the community. However, there is still a lack of…

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