Ritchie Regional Health Center South Campus

Ritchie Regional Health Center Parkersburg South School-Based Campus Ritchie Regional Health Center Parkersburg South Campus is the 70th
School-based Health Center to open in the state of West Virginia.

This center
is located behind South Parkersburg High School campus directly beside the
Vo-Ag Building. Ample parking is available. The tan and green medical modular
is handicap accessible. The center is equipped with a patient waiting room,
receptionist office, lab, four exam rooms, a nurse station and offices for two
providers. The health center is open to serve the students and the general

Operating as usual

09/26/2022

A human resource professional has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys helping others. They recruit candidates, arrange interviews, process payroll, maintain employee records, and conduct disciplinary actions - not to mention the other hundred tasks they tackle!

Today, on Human Resource Professional Day, Ritchie Regional would like to recognize and thank HR Generalist, Devan Shipe for everything she does for RRHC and our employees!

09/26/2022

Below is our Mobile Food Pantry schedule for this week:

9/27/22: Morgan County- Paw Paw School
9/27/22: McDowell County- A New Beginning (McDowell Residents Only).
9/29/22: Hardy County- Old Fields Baptist Church
9/29/22: Marshall County- Four Seasons Pool
9/30/22: Greenbrier County- Renick Park
9/30/22: Mercer County- By Mitchell Stadium
10/1/22: Ritchie County- Simonton Windows

09/26/2022

Thank you for joining Ritchie Regional Health Center, Cheryl Bohn!

Cheryl will be our LPN at the new Smithville Elementary School-Based Wellness Center when it opens in October.

09/20/2022

Several members of RRHC's leadership team attended WV Primary Care Association's 2022 Annual CHC Leadership Forum. This year's theme was Innovate, Influence, and Impact.

Pictured below (left to right): Jasen Nichols, Behavioral Health Director; Amy Yokum, Chief Executive Officer; Sandy Swisher, APRN, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer; Mary Spencer, LPN, Clinical Applications and Documentation Specialist.

09/16/2022

Ritchie Regional Health Center welcomes behavioral health therapist, Ashley Stevens, MA, LPC.

Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ohio University and graduated from Marshall University with a master’s degree in counseling. She started her career as a teacher counselor at a level III residential treatment facility for troubled youth, ages 12 - 18. After nine years, she was promoted to program director. During that time, she also provided therapy for clients ages 12 - 18 and part-time emergency services evaluations for adult and child patients in crisis. Upon leaving the residential facility, she became a clinical supervisor for a community-based program called Safe at Home, working with children and families. In September 2022, she joined Ritchie Regional as a behavioral health therapist, serving clients ages 5 and above.

Starting Monday, September 19, Ashley will offer individual and family, in-person or telehealth, therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. She will rotate locations between RRHC Harrisville Campus, Harrisville Elementary, Creed Collins Elementary, and the Ritchie County Middle/High School Wellness Center. Appointments can be made by calling 304-869-3650.

As a reminder, Ritchie Regional accepts most insurances including Medicaid and Medicare. The Sliding Fee Program - based on family size and income - is also available to uninsured or underinsured patients. For more information, visit ritchieregional.org or call/text 304-643-4005.

Photos from Ritchie Regional Health Center's post 09/14/2022

🍓🥦🍍 Yesterday brought the FARMACY Program to an end. The 10-week-program that started in mid-July was part of an effort to increase access to fresh produce to individuals ages 18 to 75 who had not previously been diagnosed with hypertension, stroke, or cancer, as well as educate them on the importance of nutritious food in preventing and/or managing health issues.

FARMACY was a great success and we thank everyone who was involved!

Photos from Ritchie Regional Health Center's post 09/10/2022

World Su***de Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 by the International Association for Su***de Prevention (IASP) in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO). Every year, the 10th of September focuses attention on the issue, reduces stigma, and raises awareness among organizations, government, and the public, giving a singular message that su***de can be prevented.

“Creating hope through action” is the triennial theme for World Su***de Prevention Day from 2021 - 2023. This theme is a reminder that there is an alternative to su***de and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us.

By creating hope through action, we can signal to people experiencing suicidal thoughts that there is hope and that we care and want to support them. It also suggests that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Lastly, it highlights the importance of setting su***de prevention as a priority public health agenda by countries, particularly where access to mental health services and availability of evidence-based interventions are already low. Building on this theme and spreading this message over the three years, a world can be envisioned where su***des are not so prevalent.

At Ritchie Regional, we understand the importance of mental health. If you think you or someone you know would benefit from speaking to a professional, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us. Licensed Psychologist, Jasen Nichols, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Chandra Diebold, are accepting new patients. For more information, please call/text 304-643-4005 or visit ritchieregional.org.

Are you or someone you know currently in crisis? Dial 988 for the Su***de and Crisis Lifeline.

We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by su***de whether as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague, or as a person with lived experience. We can all encourage understanding about the issue, reach out to people who are struggling, and share our experiences. We can all create hope through action and be the light.
***dePreventionDay

09/08/2022

Ritchie Regional Health Center will once again be hosting LUCAS - the WVU Cancer Institute’s mobile lung cancer screening unit!

Although RRHC has hosted LUCAS numerous times this year, on Thursday, September 22, LUCAS will be parked at the Doddridge County Farmer’s Market located at the West Union City Park, N Bend Rails to Trail in West Union. LUCAS is scheduled to be there 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., but an appointment needs to be made.

PLEASE NOTE: A doctor’s order and prior authorization from insurance are required for screening. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance are accepted. Funds may be available to cover the cost of lung cancer screening for eligible uninsured WV residents.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to get a lung cancer screening without having to travel very far! With regular screenings, cancer may be detected earlier, when it is easier to treat and cure. Call 304-699-0949 to schedule an appointment today!

09/07/2022

🌟Leigh Anne Malson has been with Ritchie Regional for a total of nearly 8 years. She had worked at RRHC from October 2014 to June 2021, at which point she took a brief hiatus. She returned in September 2021 as one of our medical receptionists and currently works at our Jefferson Elementary School-Based Campus.

Her favorite part about her job is assisting patients and working with great co-workers.

When asked why she chose to go into healthcare, she answered, “I never had much of an interest in healthcare growing up, and never thought I would be working in the field, but here I am, more interested in it now than ever.”

Your years of service are appreciated, Leigh Anne! We’re glad you’re a part of the team once again.

09/06/2022

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Cheyenne Brown, our new medical receptionist at RRHC Parkersburg South School-Based Campus!

Thanks for joining the team, Cheyenne!

09/02/2022

In observance of Labor Day, all RRHC locations will be closed Saturday, September 3 & Monday, September 5. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.

For more information about our locations and hours of operation, please visit our website https://www.ritchieregional.org/locations.html

Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe weekend!

08/31/2022

We're happy to introduce our newest medical receptionist, Darby Grimm! When it opens, she will primarily be at our Smithville School-Based Wellness Center!

Welcome to the team, Darby! We're thrilled to have you with us!

08/31/2022

👏🌟 Today marks Morgan Lowther’s second year with Ritchie Regional! Initially hired as a receptionist at RRHC Harrisville, she is currently our executive assistant.

Her favorite part about RRHC is the relationship she gets to build with employees as well as helping serve patients in her hometown community.

When asked why she chose to go into healthcare, she answered, “Even as a child, I knew I wanted to be a part of the healthcare field. I’ve always enjoyed helping others, especially the elderly - they hold a special place in my heart.”

We appreciate all you do, Morgan! Thank you for your dedication to RRHC and our patients!

08/29/2022

Each year, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program awards Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges to health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.

Ritchie Regional Health Center is very pleased to announce we received 4 badges this year:

Access Enhancer - Increases the total number of patients served and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.

Health Disparities Reducer - Demonstrates improvements in select CQMs during consecutive UDS reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic groups; or meets established benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year.

Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality - Meets all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health data to increase access to care and advance quality of care.

Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) - Encompasses five functions and attributes: Comprehensive Care, Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care, Accessible Services, Quality and Safety.

08/24/2022

⭐️Happy Work Anniversary, Sandy Swisher!⭐️

Sandy has been a part of the Ritchie Regional Health Center Family for 16 years! Besides being our CMO and COO, she also sees patients at our Jefferson Elementary School-Based Campus.

Her favorite part about RRHC is the employees. When asked why she chose to go into healthcare, she answered,
“I think it partly came from my Dad’s encouragement, but it is what I remember wanting to do since I was in elementary school. I briefly thought about being a physical education teacher at one time too.”

Sandy, although we think you would have made an excellent physical education teacher, we’re so glad you opted for a healthcare profession! Ritchie Regional wouldn’t be the same without you! Thank you for your years of service!

Photos from Ritchie Regional Health Center's post 08/24/2022

🚌🍎 School is officially in session 🍎🚌

Ritchie Regional was proud to be a part of 7 back-to-school events! Staff from all 5 (soon to be 6) of our school-based sites represented RRHC! We hope all the students, faculty, and school staff have their best year yet!

Remember, we’re here for your kiddo! If your child attends one of the following schools with a school-based health center (SBHC), they can be seen during school hours, with parental consent:
- Ritchie County SBHC: Located within RCMS/RCHS
- Doddridge County SBHC: Located behind DCMS
- St. Marys SBHC: Located within SMHS
- Jefferson SBHC: Located behind Jefferson Elementary
- Parkersburg South SBHC: Located behind PSHS
- Smithville SBHC: Coming Soon - stay tuned for updates

We’re here for YOU TOO! Just because the above-mentioned sites are located on school grounds, doesn’t mean we strictly see students and faculty - we welcome the whole community!

For a complete list of our locations and hours of operation, visit https://www.ritchieregional.org/locations.html

Location

Telephone

Address


1513 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV
26101

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm

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