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Be Summer Safe Barbour County

Be Summer smart Barbour County School is out, and kids are more than ready to play all day and bask in the sweet sunshine. But while the kids are soaking up the warm temps, parents and guardians should be wary of the potential dangers that lurk within a perfectly sunny day. Look at the tips provided by Health Educator, Holly Holbert, on how to keep your kids safe this summer. Protect your skin from the sun! The sun is a magnificent and vital source to the planet and humans; however, its rays can cause skin damage, sun burns and even

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4 Health Tips for the Men in Your Life

4 Health Tip for the Men in Your Life As the days become longer and the temperatures get warmer, it can be difficult for the hardworking men in your life to remember proper habits to stay healthy. With June being Men’s Health Month, its critical to remind men that their health matters not just this month, but all year round. So, take a look at the tips below and be sure to pass along these helpful hints to the guys in your life! 1.       Schedule a routine check-up/screening: Remind all the guys in your life – no matter the age

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New Barbour Community Project Assists Patients

New Barbour Community Project Assists Patients  Students at Studio C located in Philippi chose Project PINwheel to donate to for their annual ‘Concert with a Cause this past Christmas. Christmas charity. Jill Baker, BCHA representative, accepts the donation. It’s no secret that Barbour County is a close-knit community that Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) is proud to be a part of. Since 1973, BCHA has strived to make healthcare accessible and affordable for Barbour County residents. For this reason, members of the BCHA staff came up with the idea to create Project PINwheel.  Project PINwheel, initially named Patients in Need

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Employee Spotlight: Jessie Massimino

Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) is thrilled to expand their Behavioral Health team with the hire of new Behavioral Health Case Manager, Jessie Massimino. Jessie has joined the team at Belington Medical Clinic and is excited about her future there. We caught up with Jessie to learn a little bit about her past experiences and why she’s excited to begin her new role at BCHA: Q: What qualifies you for this position? A: I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services from Davis & Elkins College in 2010 and have held many positions in the field since graduation.

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Employee Spotlight: Sallie Hamrick, RN

Provider Spotlight: Sallie Hamrick, RN Belington Medical Clinic is excited to announce the new hire of Nurse Manager Sallie Hamrick, RN. After two decades of nursing, Sallie has the experience to ensure the clinic runs smoothly. We sat down to speak with Sallie and get a little bit more information on her past and why she’s excited to begin her new role with Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA): Q: What qualifies you for this position? A: I received my associates degree from Davis and Elkins College in 1997 for nursing, currently take online courses through WVU Parkersburg and will have my

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Provider Spotlight: Jamie Wilson, LPC

Provider Spotlight: Jamie Wilson, LPC Barbour Behavioral Health continues to grow and develop to better serve the needs of Barbour County! In the past year programs such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Substance Abuse Counseling and our upcoming introduction of Neurofeedback Therapy have been expanding. To accommodate patients, we’ve also welcomed specialized and experienced team members to our Behavioral Health Program. Enter our newest Behavioral Health team member, Jamie Wilson! Jamie has recently joined us here at BCHA as a counselor. We sat down with Jamie to get to know her a little better: Q: What makes you qualified as a

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