Weirton, West Virginia – (August 28, 2019) – Dusty A. Bowers, MHA, RRT-NPS, Chief Quality- Compliance Officer at Acuity Specialty Hospital, MHA, RRT-NPS has been appointed by The West Virginia Hospital Association and the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Center for Threat Preparedness as the new Health Care Coalition (HCC) Coordinator for Region 10/11.

Bowers was selected for her leadership and organizational skills.  Region 10/11 encompasses Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock counties.

“We are so honored that Dusty has been selected for this role,” said Judy Weaver, R.N., M.B.A., B.S.N., Vice President, Clinical Quality and Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley. “I am not surprised at all. She truly exemplifies leadership both in our organization as well as the community,” she said.

Bowers will coordinate Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) objectives and activities with coalition members in the WV Northern Panhandle area. There are seven regions across West Virginia, and include hospital, public health, emergency management, and emergency medical services representatives, as members. A primary role is to coordinate with coalition members during events and emergencies concerning facility operating status, ensure information sharing of event impact, and facilitate resource needs request through the state Emergency Management System. Bowers will also oversee the response planning and training for the region.

The Hospital Preparedness Program is a federal to state grant program administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The program was established in 2002, and today has 476 coalitions nationwide, with 31,000 members. The mission of the HPP is to prepare the nation’s health care system to save lives during disasters and emergencies.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley

The Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley is a 72-bed Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospital with its Main Provider Campus located on the second floor of Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire. Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley also operates two additional satellite campuses in Weirton, West Virginia, and Wheeling, West Virginia.

This location features easy access to the hospital, as well as no pay easy parking. Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley is owned in part by Acuity Healthcare and physician investors who may practice at these locations. A list of physician investors is available upon request.

Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages three LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. Acuity is focused on the development and operation of LTACHs and the delivery of specialized care with improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net

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