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CCMC acquires additional properties

July 20, 2013

PARKERSBURG — The Camden Clark Medical Center has acquired additional property in the areas of Seventh and Eighth streets in downtown Parkersburg....

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jpdevol

Jul-20-13 11:02 AM

This is not “on subject”, but I must respond to comments made by “Whatever”. You acknowledge folks that don’t have insurance “use the ER” and then state “It doesn't matter why a person goes to the ER”; all in lamenting the long wait-times and possibly the staff’s attitude. It certainly does matter WHY a person goes to the ER; it should only be for a medical emergency. The long wait-times are exactly caused by people seeking treatment for non-emergency afflictions. The cost of that – often “free” – care is then shifted onto those that can pay; those with private insurance. That cost-shifting is why insurance costs so*****much.

If you present at the ER with a real medical emergency, you will not have to wait; if you wait 3hrs for treatment, it means it was not an emergency.

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AnotherCitizen

Jul-20-13 9:56 AM

It looks like Camden Clark is finally moving forward. It's time the community realizes that the facilities at St Joe are antiquated. We should expect more for our healthcare - and not expect local healthcare providers to hold on to a decaying building for sentimental reasons. It's time for modern facilities and a modern model for healthcare. Time will tell if Camden Clark will deliver. In the mean time, the community needs to step up and support our local hospital.

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whatever

Jul-20-13 9:36 AM

I think buying up all this property is a waste. Why not fix up St. Joe and allow patients a choice. Camden Clark ER has poor treatment history as well as more than above average wait time for care. It doesn't matter why a person goes to the ER . They should be treated with respect and quickly making them wait doesn't deter the use of the ER. If a person does not have insurance it is difficult to find a physician. So they do use the ER and that should not be a reason to not give the same kind of care someone with insurance would receive. Quit trying to get bigger and get better!

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teedoff

Jul-20-13 8:40 AM

shut down st joe campus and then get more property? smells fishy.

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yanks25

Jul-20-13 4:01 AM

did they pay taxes?

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