The Shenandoah Community Health Foundation welcomes WISH | Journal-news

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

The open day allowed members to view the new equipment in place and learn about the impact of their fellowship for patients and staff. Mike Hassing, CEO of Shenandoah Community Health, welcomed participants, thanked WISH for their generous support, and introduced the CHS staff members who were in attendance.

Dr. Krista Hopkins offered tours of the ward, explaining the use of the equipment and how it has improved patient care. A member of WISH, who is a Women’s Health patient, said she was very impressed to hear Dr. Hopkins explain the benefits of the equipment to patients and how it will enable staff to provide care to more patients.

Other attendees commented, “What impressed me was the friendliness of the staff, CEO, doctor, midwives and professional staff. Their compassion and kindness to the community touched my heart. Another comment was: “What a satisfaction to see the new equipment purchased thanks to the WISH grant. Knowing that this enables more women to be served today and for years to come makes us so happy.

With a staff of more than 35, SCH’s Department of Women’s Health provides prenatal care with delivery at Berkeley Medical Center by certified obstetricians and nurse midwives; annual reviews; gynecology and gynecological surgery; and a range of other women’s health care. The WISH award has increased the availability of procedures on site which translates into cost savings for patients, increased availability of appointments, and access to care for more patients.

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

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