West Virginia Hospital Association Appoints Kevin Fowler to Board, Presents Awards to Cabell Huntington Hospital

The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA), representing 63 acute care and specialty hospitals and health systems in West Virginia, recently elected new officers, appointed trustees and recognized high-achieving hospitals during its annual meeting.

Kevin Fowler, president and CEO at Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) was appointed WVHA Board Chair-Elect. In addition, CHH Auxiliary President Mozelle Medcalf was elected President of the Auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Associations and CHH Manager of Volunteer Services and Guest Relations Donna May was elected as President of the Society of Directors of Volunteer Services of the West Virginia Hospital Association.

CHH Volunteer Jerry McClellan was presented the award for Volunteer of the Year. CHH Volunteers have received the Volunteer of the Year award for the past three years over 62 other healthcare organizations across West Virginia.

WVHA also recognized a number of hospitals for their outstanding work in the Commitment to Excellence Honors Program and their commitment to the following topic areas:  Antibiotic Stewardship, Breastfeeding Initiative, Influenza Vaccination, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), Use and Prescribing of Opioids in Emergency Departments, Tobacco Cessation Assistance and Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE).  Cabell Huntington Hospital received Gold Honors for continued commitment to excellence.

Cabell Huntington Hospital was also recognized for successful organ, tissue and cornea donation and was presented the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2018.

For more information about the West Virginia Hospital Association please visit www.wvha.org.