Logan Regional Medical Center Assists with Stop the Bleed Program
“Stop the Bleed” is a national awareness campaign that was incepted shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. This program’s purpose is to train and empower civilians to act as immediate responders and stop perfuse bleeding in emergencies such as mass casualty situations, shootings, stabbings, terror attacks, natural disasters, or other trauma- related events. The most frequent cause of preventable death from an injury is serious bleeding from a wounded extremity. According to the CDC, an injured person with a compromised artery can bleed out within a 3-5 minute time frame, and it often takes first responders between 5-8 minutes to arrive on the scene. Too often, victims pass away because they cannot obtain appropriate medical assistance due to the delay between police clearing the scene and the arrival of Emergency Services Personnel. This program teaches bystanders, who are not medically trained professionals, to stop bleeding and save lives when each second counts. The Logan County Board of Education purchased Bleeding Control Kits for each school in the county to be utilized in the event that an individual would become severely wounded. Each kit includes gloves, bleeding control dressings that promote blood clotting, and tourniquets. Several Logan County school nurses have participated in the hands-on training and will in turn train teachers, principals, secretaries, and other employees who may act as immediate responders at their respective schools. Brandi Davis- Perry, Trauma Coordinator of Logan Regional Medical Center, stated “This is training that I hope will never be used in our schools, but in the event it is needed, it would prove to be invaluable. We are committed to assuring that every school in our county receives the Stop the Bleed training.” For those who have any questions about receiving “Stop the Bleed” training, contact Brandie Davis-Perry at 304-831-1888. Visit https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/ to learn more!
April 1, 2019
Logan Regional Medical Center joins campaign to register organ, eye, and tissue donors. We need your involvement and support to reach our goal of registering 5 new organ, eye, and tissue donors in our state registry before April 30, 2019. For each donor we register and each activity we implement to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation, we’ll earn points toward national recognition from HRSA.
March 1, 2019
Colonoscopies are vital to improving our ability to find colorectal cancer quickly and early, which makes the disease much easier to treat. This simple procedure also aids in prevention, as we have the ability to identify and remove colorectal polyps before they become cancerous in the first place.
March 1, 2019
Visitation restrictions will be in place during peak flu season, which generally lasts through the first of April. Our primary goal at Logan Regional Medical Center is to provide the best quality of care in an environment that is safe for our patients. To protect them, at times we must manage their exposure to illnesses that are easily spread, like the flu.
February 18, 2019
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role as CEO of Logan Regional and continue the hospital’s legacy of excellence in serving our community,” said Ratliff. “The future is bright for the hospital, and I look forward to everything our talented team will accomplish together in the years to come.”
January 2, 2019
Logan, WV (January 1, 2019) - Logan Regional Medical Center is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 5 pounds and measuring 19 inches long, Layne Thompson was born to Hailey and Sidney Thompson of Man, WV on Tuesday, January 1, at 1:52.
November 9, 2018
Logan Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Logan Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
November 1, 2018
November is National Eye Donation Month, a time to spread awareness of the gift of restored sight. Last year, more than 84,000 corneas were transplanted, transforming the lives of thousands of people across the U.S.