HOSPITAL HONORED: For the fifth time in the past 12 months, Wheeling Hospital has been nationally recognized for its treatment of chest pain and heart attacks.
Wheeling Hospital is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to have received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry Get With the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award.
The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that it has reached a goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
"This award shows that we are consistently providing the best possible care for the treatment of heart attacks. This commitment to excellence results in longer and healthier lives for our patients," said Andrea Dobkin, manager of the cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac neuro vascular center.
"Heart attack care requires cooperation of many departments. In addition to the tireless efforts of the cardiac cath lab staff, we particularly recognized the excellent work of the many emergency departments throughout the area, and the intensive care and step down units at Wheeling Hospital," said Dr. Robert Fanning interventional cardiologist and cardiac center director.
Previously, Wheeling Hospital was recognized with bronze and silver awards.
SAFETY MARK: Carroll Electric employees have worked for three years with no lost time accidents as of Dec. 31, according to Larry Fenbers, CEO/general manager.
"Employees worked 62,258.50 hours with safety in mind. It is a commitment to safety and to each other that helps keep our employees safe," Fenbers said.
Carrollton-based Carroll Electric implemented an employee-based committee that meets regularly to discuss safety rules and regulations, makes recommendations to retire equipment or purchase new safety gear and reward employees for following safe work practices.
Employees participate in monthly safety trainings that range from pole-top rescue to first aid and CPR, it was noted. Employees were treated to an awards breakfast in January.
The electric company serves portions of Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas and Stark counties, with more than 12,400 members connected to the 1,474 miles of lines serviced by the co-op.