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Shenandoah Community Health Foundation hosts WISH | daily-news

MARTINSBURG — The Shenandoah Community Health Foundation hosted members of Women Investing in Shepherd (WISH) at an after-hours reception to express appreciation for the 2021 WISH grant of $31,250 that was used for equipment for the Shenandoah women’s health department. Shenandoah Community Health.

The open house gave members the opportunity to see the new equipment in place and learn about the impact of their award on patients and staff. Mike Hassing, CEO of Shenandoah Community Health, welcomed attendees, thanked WISH for their generous support, and introduced the SCH staff members in attendance.

Dr. Krista Hopkins gave tours of the department, explaining the use of the equipment and how it has improved patient care. One WISH member, who is a women’s health patient, said she was very impressed to hear Dr. Hopkins explain the benefits of the kit to patients and how she will enable the staff to care for more patients.

Other attendees commented: “What impressed me was the friendliness of the staff, from the general manager, the doctor, the midwives and the professional staff. His compassion and kindness towards the community touched my heart.” Another comment was: “What a pleasure to see the new equipment purchased through the WISH grant. Knowing that it allows us to serve more women today and in the years to come makes us very happy.”

With a staff of more than 35, the SCH Women’s Health Department provides prenatal care during delivery at Berkeley Medical Center by obstetricians and certified nurse midwives; annual exams; gynecology and gynecological surgery; and a range of other women’s health care. The WISH Award has increased the availability of on-site procedures resulting in cost savings for patients, increased appointment availability and access to care for more patients.

WISH is an innovative giving circle created to inspire and engage the incredible potential of women’s philanthropy. Through pooled resources, members influence positive change at Shepherd University and the tri-state community through high-impact grants.

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