👏👏 Congratulations to Provider of the Quarter, Julia Teubert, DO, and Quarterly Superstar, Leeann Cool, LPN! Thank you both for your hard work and for being such team players!
What their colleagues are saying:
"Dr. Teubert has done very well with the transition of Dr. Horacek's patients, taking on new patients, and being caring to the staff and employees."
"Leeann works very hard as a nurse, is always willing to help, does amazing at training new staff, and does it all with a smile."
💙🩺🤍 Happy NP Week! 🤍🩺💙
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are highly educated and trained medical professionals who see or care for over 1.06 billion patients in a year. In addition to their fundamental roles as registered nurses, they can provide primary care, counseling, and diagnosis, offer health education, and write prescriptions.
Nurse Practitioner Week takes place annually in the second week of November, not only to spotlight these incredible healthcare providers, but to raise awareness of the powerful role they play in ensuring our general health and well-being.
Ritchie Regional would like to thank and recognize the eight nurse practitioners we proudly employ: Dawn Barchett, APRN; Chandra Diebold, PMHNP; Karrissa Knight, APRN; Cristy Palmer, APRN; Andrea Reed, APRN; Lisa Straight APRN; Sandra Swisher; APRN; Jennifer Tallman, APRN.
National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) is meant to celebrate the vital work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals in patient care and healthcare safety. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) NRTW theme this year is "Aiming to Heal." The week-long celebration -- running from November 6 to 12 -- takes place during the week of November 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Roentgen on November 8, 1895.
During this week, RRHC would like to take the opportunity to recognize our radiologic technologist, Jill Williams, and the essential service she provides. For the past 18 years, Jill has taken hundreds of x-rays at RRHC Harrisville Campus. With the recent equipment upgrade, she can do so with less radiation and clearer imaging.
Jill, thank you for your invaluable contribution to our practice! RRHC is beyond fortunate to have you as a part of our team! Happy National Radiologic Technology Week!
🧥🧤🧣Ritchie Regional is proud to once again support Lite Rock 93R & The Classic Rock Station WXCR’s promotion, Coats for Kids. 🧣🧤🧥
For 18 years, Coats for Kids has provided winter apparel to the needy children of the Mid-Ohio Valley. We are asking you to join us in this worthy cause by donating new or used coats, gloves, scarves, etc. to any of the following RRHC locations: Harrisville Campus, West Union Campus, or Doddridge Wellness Center.
All donations are greatly appreciated, and any used items will be cleaned. Coats for Kids will conclude on December 31.
This holiday season reminds us to reflect on how thankful we all are for our patients' ongoing trust and support over the years. We take great pride in helping make lives more beautiful, healthier, and filled with promise. It’s what makes our job so rewarding!
We want to make you aware of our holiday hours: All campuses will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. Our Harrisville Campus will be closed Saturday, November 26. On Friday, December 23, we will close all campuses at noon. Our Harrisville Campus will be closed Saturday, December 24, and all campuses will be closed Monday, December 26. We will again be closing all campuses at noon Friday, December 30. Our Harrisville Campus will be closed Saturday, December 31. All campuses will be closed Monday, January 2.
We look forward to continuing to provide excellent care and service for many years to come. We'd like to thank our patients for being a part of the Ritchie Regional family.
We wish you and yours a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
The Staff at Ritchie Regional Health Center
We’d like to thank and recognize the following team members for their dedication and commitment to RRHC.
You have done a lot to better our organization, and we’ll always be indebted for all your efforts.
Happy Work Anniversary!
Ritchie Regional couldn’t agree more with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) 2022 Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek) campaign, “Medical Assistants Are Magic.”
Although these essential healthcare professionals don’t wave around a magic wand, they provide clinical and administrative support for physicians and other medical staff by drawing blood, administering vaccinations, taking patients’ vital signs, and more.
So today, on Medical Assistants Day, RRHC would like to give a HUGE SHOUTOUT to our amazing, magical MAs: Chyanna Brundage, Missie Frederick, Evelyn Smith, Tina Townsend, Kayla Yerkey, and Amber Yost!
In the words of Nursing Supervisor, Kathy Osborne, "Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to RRHC. We appreciate you!!"
Happy Medical Assistants Recognition Day!
Although National Boss’ Day is celebrated annually on October 16, it can be observed on the following working day if it falls on a weekend. Given that the 16th was on a Sunday this year, Ritchie Regional would like to express our gratitude today, to our boss: CEO, Amy Yokum.
Amy has been at the helm of RRHC for over two years and through her outstanding leadership, has seen us through some very trying times. It’s no secret bosses can make or break the entire workplace and we’re fortunate to have one of the best. Amy is constantly working to improve RRHC for patients and employees alike. She is passionate, positive, empathic, supportive, motivational, and inspiring - she is the very definition of an ideal boss.
Amy, we can only imagine the challenges and difficult decisions you have faced, but may you never forget how much we appreciate all you do for RRHC. Happy Boss’ Day!
Every October 6 - October 12 is National Physician Assistant Week. This week is a time to celebrate PAs everywhere and thank them for their valiant efforts!
Too few people realize just how essential physician assistants are. PAs are medical professionals with thousands of hours of training. Their skills enable them to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, and perform many other medical tasks. PAs have a strong background in general medicine and support other medical professionals to provide a deeper level of patient care.
Ritchie Regional is fortunate enough to employ one such crucial PA, Danielle Potts. Danielle has been RRHC for a little over a year and provides primary care services at the St. Marys High School Wellness Center, located near the front entrance of St. Marys High School. She is currently accepting new patients and welcomes Pleasants County students, faculty, and the community at large.
To make an appointment with Danielle, call 855-552-8907 or text 304-643-4005. Returning patients with acute care needs (sinuses, allergies, pink eye, etc.) may use RRHC’s online self-scheduler.
Happy National Physician Assistant Week, Danielle! Thank you so much for your service!
Humans have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. They may have chewed it for enjoyment, to stave off hunger, or to freshen their breath much like we do today. To celebrate the chewable globs that fulfill the human urge to gnaw, National Chewing Gum Day was created.
In observance of National Chewing Gum Day, RRHC gave away packs of sugar-free gum to patients to highlight the benefits of chewing gum. Happy chewing!
Facts About Chewing Gum:
1. Good for focus, memory, and stress relief
Studies prove that chewing gum helps to reduce stress, increase alertness, and improve memory.
2. Improves oral health
If sugar-free gum is chewed after a meal, the increased flow of saliva may help wash away acids produced by bacteria while breaking down food. This reduces plaque build-up.
3. It keeps you from crying
Chewing gum while cutting onions can prevent your eyes from watering.
4. Gum in hair
If you ever get gum stuck in your hair, try using peanut butter to get it out.
5. Pink bubble gum
Originally, the only available color for chewing gum was pink!
6. Helps with nausea
Some flavors of sugar-free gum may reduce nausea. Gums with ginger or mint flavors are more likely to soothe an upset stomach.