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Citizens Bank pledges ER donation

Submitted photo Citizens Bank of West Virginia has pledged $25,000 to Davis Medical Center for the Transforming Care TogethER Campaign. From left are Vance Jackson, Davis Health System chief executive officer; Kathy Leombruno, Citizens Bank of West Virginia senior vice president and marketing officer; Nathaniel Bonnell, Citizens Bank of West Virginia president and chief executive officer; and Mike Bell, Davis Health System Foundation director.

ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia has pledged $25,000 to Davis Medical Center for the complete transformation of its Emergency Department.

Once completed, the renovation and expansion will include 20 private exam and treatment rooms, plus two state-of-the-art trauma bays, two isolation rooms, updated medical equipment and a new waiting area.

“Access to reliable healthcare is important to our communities, and Citizens Bank is pleased to support the updates to the emergency department where efficiency and care needs to be at its best,” said Nathaniel S. Bonnell, president and chief executive officer, in a recent news release. “We realize that this project will have a meaningful impact on services to our county and surrounding communities.”

“This project has always been about more than just bricks and mortar,” said Mike Bell, director of the Davis Health System Foundation.

Bell said the new Davis Medical Center Emergency Department will reduce patient wait time and improve clinical outcomes. Patients will benefit from improvements in parking accessibility, entrances, patient registration, clinical triage, emergency services and care transitions, from the point of entry until they are discharged home, admitted to DMC or transferred to another care provider.

Phase 2 of construction has begun, officials said, and completion is expected by this August.

“We are so thankful for community-minded supporters like Citizens Bank,” added Bell. “It is our patients who will truly benefit from their generous support of our Transforming Care TogethER Campaign.”

Additional information about the Transforming Care TogethER Campaign is available online at www.dhsfoundation.com.

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