MORGANTOWN - This week marks one year since Mon Health System admitted its first patient at Mon Health Medical Center with COVID-19. On March 18, the hospital system will observe a moment of silence and a day of remembrance to reflect on the past year, mourn the lives lost, honor those impacted by this disease, and salute its team of healthcare workers and first responders on the frontlines.
In West Virginia, 134,000 have suffered from COVID-19, and sadly, more than 2,400 West Virginians have died. This disease has impacted our state and our country in devastating ways. Healthcare workers and organizations have dealt with some of the most challenging tasks of COVID-19. This year was a testament to making a difference in patients’ lives with the Mon Health staff’s care.
On March 18, “Day of Remembrance” stickers will be handed to all employees when entering Mon Health facilities. There will be a moment of silence at 9 AM. Employees have been submitting names of loved ones lost to COVID-19 to be included in a memorial.
Mon Health System encourages the public to continue masking and social distancing. As more vaccines become available, the hope is that the public will take advantage of this life-saving medicine. The past year has been one of heart-breaking sorrow. Mon Health System’s staff looks forward to a future with hugging grandparents, visiting entire families, meeting friends, but always remembering those who are gone.
“In a year of devastation and loss, we have also had the opportunity to witness countless moments of hope, resilience, and healing. We are proud to be a community-based hospital that is truly a part of the communities we serve. During times of crisis like COVID-19, we have stood with you and your family, never wavering in our commitment. Together, we will get through this Coronavirus threat and do our part to help our community recover and thrive,” explained David Goldberg, President & CEO of Mon Health System.
About Mon Health System: Mon Health System is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals in North Central West Virginia that works together to make health care more accessible and affordable to the communities it serves. It includes four hospitals – its flagship, Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown; Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood; Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston; affiliate, Grafton City Hospital in Grafton; Mon Health Equipment & Supplies in Morgantown, Fairmont, and Weston; and The Village at Heritage Point. Mon Health System is also part of many Joint Ventures such as Healthworks, Acuity Hospital of Morgantown, Monongalia EMS, Amedisys Hospice, Care Partners, Encompass and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery to preserve choice, improve access and ensure the highest quality of care. For more information, visit monhealth.com.