Ritchie Regional Health Center Partners with Parkersburg South High School for Health and Education Initiative
Paving the way for a healthier future: Health officials from Ritchie Regional Health Center and the Principal of Parkersburg South High School come together to sign a partnership agreement. Seated, left to right: Jill Parsons, President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley; Amy Yokum, CEO, Ritchie Regional Health Center; Betsy Patterson, Principal, Parkersburg South High School; Michele Watkins, School Nurse, Parkersburg South High School. Standing, left to right: Dawn Barchett, Nurse Practitioner, Ritchie Regional Health Center; Wendy Cutright, Chief Quality Officer, Ritchie Regional Health Center; Sandy Swisher, Chief Medical Officer, Ritchie Regional Health Center.
Parkersburg, WV – The Partner in Education Program, a service of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, has facilitated a new partnership between Ritchie Regional Health Center (RRHC) and Parkersburg South High School. This partnership connects healthcare and education in the community.
Amy Yokum, CEO of Ritchie Regional Health Center, conveyed her enthusiasm for the new partnership:
"Ritchie Regional Health Center has been serving the Parkersburg community for several years, and we are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Parkersburg South High School through the Partner in Education Program. Our commitment to providing compassionate and excellent care aligns seamlessly with enhancing the educational experience of students, focusing on their physical and emotional well-being."
Jill Parsons, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, added: "The partnership between Ritchie Regional Health Center and Parkersburg South High School shows the power of community partnerships. These initiatives benefit our students and contribute significantly to our community's overall health and prosperity."
Founded in 1994, Ritchie Regional Health Center has a rich history of serving the local community, initially as a school-based health center program. RRHC operates across eight campuses today, offering vital primary care services to the Mid-Ohio Valley, which now includes this valuable partnership with Parkersburg South High School.
We invite other local businesses to explore similar opportunities for collaboration through the Partner in Education Program. Engaging with our schools provides invaluable support to our youth and strengthens the fabric of our community. For more information or to participate in this program, please contact the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley at 304-422-3588 or email@example.com.