Cortland recognizes local community

THOMAS, W.Va. – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives here in West Virginia and around the world. Some folks have started theorizing about the new normal as West Virginia slowly begins the process of re-opening. There is one thing that has remained constant during the pandemic…a strong Mountaineer spirit.

 “We have been blessed throughout this ordeal,” explains Cortland Administrator Beth Clevenger.  “Many local community members and businesses have donated hard-to-find supplies. We’ve received donations of bleach, hand sanitizer, and homemade face masks to boost our inventory. Just knowing that the community is thinking of us has made a world of difference.”

The Cortland family, which represents the nursing home, Rehab & Physical Therapy, Pineview, and the Pines thanks everyone that has us in their thoughts, prayers, and deeds.

Generous support was provided by Preston Home Health, Davis Community Church, Dollar General, Kingsford Charcoal, Lowes, Nana’s Daycare, Office of Emergency Management, Shop N’ Save, Tucker County Health Department and WV Caring.

Individual support was provided by Phyllis Bager, Mary Bowley, Shirley Carr, Debra Huebner, Hugh & Sandy Kendall, Lois Nelson, Lisa Roth, Sue Reall, Donna Snyder, Donna Walker & Randy Whetzel for your thoughtful donations.

We had countless offers for homemade cookies, treats, and other delightful items. Unfortunately, with heightened infection controls in place for resident safety, we could not allow anything in the building that wasn’t prepackaged or able to be disinfected to enter the facility.

“It’s times like these when you realize the importance of “community”, states Clevenger. “Deep appreciation to everyone that has helped us along the way. I hate to think we’ve forgotten anyone, so please forgive us. All the well-wishes, calls, cards, letters, donations, and more have made a difficult time more bearable.”

The Cortland Acres campus includes a 94-bed long-term care facility, a 5,100 square foot rehabilitation center, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, independent living units at Pineview, and The Pines. The campus also houses a health center and pharmacy as well as offices of visiting medical specialties. For more information on Cortland Acres or to set up an appointment or tour call 304-463-4181 or visit

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