Category Archives: Recent News

VIVA VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

Garrett Regional Medical Center recognized the original volunteers who helped to develop the Volunteers in Various Areas program, known as VIVA, twenty five years ago. Volunteers were invited to a special recognition luncheon and membership meeting.  The charter volunteers in … Continue reading

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TELESTROKE IN ED

Garrett Regional Medical Center has applied for stroke certification from the Joint Commission of hospital accreditation.  The certification was developed by the  Joint Commission’s  new Disease-Specific  Care Advanced Certification Program for Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals. “This distinct certification is not … Continue reading

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ROYER FIRST TO RING HEALING BELL

The WVU Cancer Institute at Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrated the first patient, Paul Royer, to “ring the healing bell” announcing that his cancer is in remission.  Royer happily rang the bell as his wife Flo, and staff from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating 66 Years

The month of May provides multiple opportunities to celebrate at Garrett Regional Medical Center. On May 15, 1950, 66 years ago, the Hospital opened its doors for the first time to provide much needed healthcare in the region. The Hospital … Continue reading

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NEW PATIENT WING NEARS COMPLETITION

Employees of Garrett Regional Medical Center’s third floor nursing and clinical staff check out the progress in the third floor of the new wing construction area. The third floor, medical/surgical wing will open with six new private patient rooms, each … Continue reading

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CAP ACCREDITATION

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Garrett Regional Medical Center Hospital Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.  This is the first time … Continue reading

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW SUBACUTE UNIT

Garrett Regional Medical Center recently celebrated the completion of a newly relocated and renovated Subacute Rehabilitation Unit with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Joined by many community members, press representatives and political figures, the Hospital opened the new unit for tours … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL WIDE ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY

Garrett Regional Medical Center has recently upgraded its technology as part of an ongoing effort to ensure best practices in providing state-of-the-art care for the Garrett Region. The different technology purchases impact patient care in the areas of radiographic imaging, … Continue reading

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New Cancer Institute Accepting Patients

The new WVU Cancer Institute, at the Garrett Regional Medical Center is now accepting patients.  The Cancer Care Team, led by Dr. Gladys Onojobi, invites patients and families to inquire about services or schedule an appointment by calling 301-533-4222.  Garrett … Continue reading

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CONGRESSMAN JOHN DELANEY VISITED GRMC

Congressman John Delaney recently toured the new WVU Cancer Institute and the newly completed Subacute Rehabilitation Unit at Garrett Regional Medical Center. During his visit to the hospital, he was greeted by many hospital staff and visitors. As Congressman Delaney … Continue reading

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