Barbour Chamber honors members

Submitted photo Stacy Wellman, left, is the administrator of Mansfield Place. Dr. Stanley E. Toompas, right, has served Barbour County for more than 36 years in his self-proclaimed ‘Smallest Optometric Practice in America.’

Mansfield Place and Stan Toompas Optometry are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in February. Both are located on the Broaddus Hospital campus at 1 Healthcare Drive in Philippi.

Stacy Wellman is the administrator of Mansfield Place. Dr. Stanley E. Toompas has served Barbour County for more than 36 years in his self-proclaimed “Smallest Optometric Practice in America.”

Mansfield Place is a 60-bed skilled nursing unit within Broaddus Hospital which offers a high quality of residential life and medical care where skilled staff assist residents to maintain high functional levels and an independent life. “Mansfield Place,” says Wellman, “offers extended rehabilitation, selective meal menus, individual and group activities, and community outings. What makes us unique,” she says, “is that our residents do not need to be transported to other facilities for services such as laboratory work, diagnostic radiology, or emergency services.”

Wellman is a native of Mason County who earned a Bachelor of Science in dietetics at Marshall University and a Master of Science at the University of Kansas in food and nutrition. She has been a registered dietitian since 2001 and a nursing home administrator since 2010. Wellman resides in Grafton with her husband and two children and says, “I love long-term care and can’t imagine doing anything else.” She may be contacted at 304-457-1760.

Toompas has been located at Broaddus Hospital since the year 2000 where his independent practice offers standard eye examinations, diabetic eye exams, contact lenses and eyeglasses. He calls himself the “Well Eye Guy” and refers some patients to an outside ophthalmologist for cataract surgery, retinal detachments, glaucoma and severe eye injuries.

Toompas’ office is open weekdays and by appointment evenings and Saturdays. “My patients are my friends,” Toompas says. “My motto is One Patient at a Time with Plenty of Time for Each Patient.”

Toompas has resided in Philippi with wife Kim for the past 38 years, and has two children both of whom are graduates of Philip Barbour High School. He is a past president of the Philippi Lions Club where he received the Leonard Jarret Award and where he currently assists the club in providing used eyeglasses to undeveloped countries. He was the Chamber’s Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2011 and has been involved with Philippi Youth Basketball for over 20 years.

Toompas is a co-salutatorian graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School along with his twin brother with whom he has co-authored several books. He majored in biology at West Virginia University and was a cum laude graduate in optometry at Illinois College in Chicago. He may be contacted at 304-457-5315.

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