Bridgeport, WV—United Hospital Center (UHC) Obstetrics recently received a generous donation of books from Harrison County Schools. Pictured left are Lee Ann Romeo, RNC, CCE, CLC, Childbirth Educator and Lactation Counselor/Supervisor at UHC accepting multiple copies of the book—“The Wheels on the Bus” from Helen Roberts, NBCT, Federal Programs Curriculum Coordinator for Harrison County Schools.
“Our donation is meant to enrich imaginations and improve reading abilities,” said Roberts. “Reading is such a critical skill that is needed to help lead a successful life.”
The books will be provided to families of newborns to encourage reading to children. “Wheels on the Bus” is the perfect book for early learning, as it encourages singing and supports even babies and toddlers’ speech and listening skills. This familiar children’s song that we all have enjoyed, comes to life in a book for parents and children to spend quality time together.
“Putting a book in the hands of a parent certainly motivates them to read to their child, which broadens their youngster’s horizons,” said Romeo. “This donation will undoubtedly be cherished by families and shared for generations to come.”
About United Hospital Center
United Hospital Center (UHC) is the result of a merger between St. Mary’s and Union Protestant hospitals in 1970. This bold move provides North Central West Virginia with a regional community hospital that offers a vast array of services. The new UHC opened in 2010 and is located along I-79 in Bridgeport. The 692,000 square foot structure rises eight stories. It is designed around the environment with the patient, family, employees, and community in mind—which includes enhanced patient privacy, a high level of technology integration, and improved access to care. The acute care facility has 292 private inpatient rooms and a medical staff that consist of more than 397 physicians, advanced practice providers, and allied health professionals. UHC has more than 2,580 employees and is a member of WVU Medicine (West Virginia United Health System). For more information about UHC, please visit uhcwv.org.