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Dan Winters of BHE Renewables joins representatives from WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital for a photo with a banner celebrating National Nurses Week. Pictured from left: Theresa Wesselman, medical/surgical nurse manager; Rick Kearns, RN; Mark Bradley, RN; winters; Jeff Tabor, director of human resources/facilities; Barb LeGue, nurse manager; Georgie Boso, nurse manager; Rayna O’Dell, president of the Jackson General Hospital Foundation; and Stephanie McCoy, president/CEO of Jackson General Hospital. (photo provided)

RIPLEY — This week, Jackson County health care workers received a free meal and financial support at their new jobs.

On Tuesday, BHE Renewables provided lunch for all staff at WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital and announced a $25,000 donation toward the hospital’s expansion project.

“Health care workers are essential to the well-being of communities, and we are honored to recognize them during National Nurses Week for all they do throughout the year.” said Dan Winters, vice president of communications and public relations at BHE Renewables.

“Our…doctors, nurses and support staff work very hard to make Jackson General Hospital the best place for medical care.” said Rayna O’Dell, president of the Jackson General Hospital Foundation. “The Foundation is very grateful not only for the care provided to the community, but also for the generosity of organizations like BHE Renewables for their caring kindness to our community.”

BHE Renewables’ gift to the foundation supports the construction of three key areas: an emergency staff break room on the first floor and a main nursing station and rehabilitation room on the second floor.

Gathered for a photo outside WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital were, from left, Jeff Tabor, director of human resources and facilities; Georgie Boso, nurse manager; Rayna O’Dell, president of the Jackson General Hospital Foundation; Stephanie McCoy, president/CEO; Vic Sprouse, project manager at BHE Renewables; Barb LeGue, hospital nurse manager; and Dan Winters, vice president of communications and public relations at BHE Renewables. (photo provided)

The new expansion at Jackson General Hospital includes a new emergency department with 14 private rooms, including two triage rooms, two trauma rooms, a decontamination room and a mental health room on the first floor. The first floor of the expansion also houses a new surgical department with 12 pre- and post-anesthesia stations, two large operating rooms and two procedure rooms. The second floor of the expansion includes an inpatient ward/swivel bed with 18 private rooms, a patient infusion area with three chairs, and a rehabilitation room. Four of the hospital rooms can be converted into intensive care rooms if necessary.

“This is a facility at the highest level” Winters said after a tour of the expansion. “It will be great for patients, visitors and staff.”

“We are very proud and excited to begin serving our patients and community in this new wing of the hospital. A huge thank you to BHE Renewables for recognizing JGH employees during National Nurses Week May 6-12 and National Hospital Week May 12-18.” said Stephanie McCoy, CEO of WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital. “Our hospital cafeteria is temporarily closed for remodeling, so this specially prepared meal honoring hospital workers was planned at the perfect time.”

BHE Renewables is developing a new solar microgrid-powered industrial park on the former Century Aluminum site in Jackson County. The microgrid will provide renewable energy to power a new titanium melting plant being built by Precision Castparts Corp., which will create approximately 200 new jobs.




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