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  • Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Woman suffers minor injuries after car rolls on I-77 in Raleigh County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
    Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.Car rolled multiple times on I-77 North in Raleigh County.
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:06:28 GMT
    Yonts and McGee face several chargesYonts and McGee face several charges
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
    Two were arrested late Wednesday night (7/30) on several charges in Fayette County.
  • Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Flag cut down at Raleigh County Public Library in Beckley

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:46:27 GMT
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.
     The incident happened at midnight between Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28. Officials with the library said that a person stood outside the library a made sure that no one was inside at the time.

Nine West Virginia hospitals have now joined the West Virginia Health Information Network's query-based Health Information Exchange.

Wheeling Hospital and WVU Healthcare joined last year, and more recently Monongalia General Hospital, Preston Memorial Hospital, Thomas Memorial Hospital, Grafton City Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center have joined.

The HIE allows participating hospitals to share patient health information with one another in a secure electronic manner for public health reporting purposes.

Providers have the latest patient health information in near real-time, in an organized manner. Some patients have been able to enjoy reduced testing and improved quality of care due to physicians having access to the most current medical information as well as critical emergency information, such as allergy information and current medications.

"We are very excited to have these new hospitals join our network," WVHIN Chief Operations Officer Phil Weikle said in a news release. "The WVHIN now has partners in many areas of the state.

"In an effort to provide the best health care to patients across the state, participation of health care organizations in the HIE is crucial so we continue moving forward in connecting providers in all corners of West Virginia."

The WVHIN was recognized by the federal government in December 2012 as a national leader in its efforts to enhance the safety and quality of healthcare by embracing the use of health information technology.