WESTON, W.Va. – Glenville State College and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) have announced a new partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting post-secondary educational opportunities for SJMH employees, spurring economic development in Lewis and Gilmer Counties, strengthening connections between the two institutions, and broadening student experiences in real work settings.
The MOU, which was officially signed by GSC President Dr. Tracy Pellett and SJMH Chief Executive Officer Avah Stalnaker on Friday, February 8, outlines the activities and actions both entities have proposed in order to foster positive and supportive collaboration.
The activities include joint educational training and research and the exchange of information, invitation of guest lecturers, sharing of experiences among students and employees, internships, work-scholarships, and more.
“The signing of this agreement with Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital marks the beginning of a tremendous partnership. This will be beneficial for Glenville State students as well as the local community, especially as we continue discussions about the development of a nursing program at GSC,” said Pellett. “We look forward to enhancing the overall health of both Lewis and Gilmer Counties. I am grateful to GSC Presidential Ambassador and hospital CEO Avah Stalnaker for helping make this agreement a reality.”
“Glenville State College and Gilmer County are integral parts of our service area. We take our role as a community hospital very seriously and a major part of that role is a partnership with Glenville State College which strengthens our region. We are proud to further expand our services to the community with this endeavor,” noted SJMH CEO Stalnaker.
For more information about the GSC/SJMH Memorandum of Understanding, contact GSC at (304) 462-4115 or SJMH at (304) 269-8000.