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    The Deep Creek Knitters, a local group of crafters, have committed to knitting hats, mittens and throw blankets for chemotherapy patients at the WVU Cancer Institute at Garrett Regional Medical Center.  “In addition to the hats, mittens and blankets that warm our patients receiving chemotherapy, which are given to patients to keep, the club has also raised more than $400 towards the Cancer Institute expansion project,” explained Steve Bortz, vice president of the GRMC Foundation.


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    The New Family Centered Maternity Suite at Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrated the birth of Easton Knepp, the first baby born in the new unit. Easton was born at 1:51 pm on August 24 and weighed 7 pounds and 4.6 ounces. The delivering physician was Dr. Daniel Buckingham. Megan and Stephen Knepp spoke highly of their experience in the new unit, saying, “it was wonderful and the staff was great!” Also quite pleased with the new addition to the family was Conner, age 2, big brother to Easton.  The Knepp Family was presented a welcome basket with items donated by Book Market, Broken Road Associates, Ashley Davis, Family Centered Maternity Suite, Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop, Madalyn Hoffeditz, Mindy Bernard Photography, Simon Pearce, Smart Style, Deep Creek Cinema 8 and Uno’s Restaurant.


    Abigail T. Feathers, MD, a local physician, was awarded the Endosee SpotLight Award by CooperSurgical for demonstrating innovation and the use of best practices as evidenced in a case submission.  Dr. Feathers case submission has been added to an Endosee Case Study Library and featured on and  Award winning cases featured on the Library are judged to be of great clinical interest, diagnostically challenging and of strong educational value and can be available to other medical professionals, from which to learn.


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    Mark Boucot, president and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center recognized the volunteer members of the Hospital’s Loar Auxiliary for their generosity and support in donating $30,000 to fund new rockers and cribs for each of the patient rooms in the Dr. Herbert H. and Dorothy B. Leighton Family Centered Maternity Suite.  “The Loar Auxiliary is an amazing group of people that dedicate untold hours and energy to making the hospital gift shop incredible,” stated Boucot.  “Their generosity and kindness have paved the way for many hospital improvements,” he continued.


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