WESTON, W.Va. – For 22 years, nurse Marcie Stump made a difference in the lives of the patients at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH), in Weston. Her love of her patients and of medicine culminated in her graduation as a nurse practitioner in the fall of 2020. She then began working with Mon Health Oncologist Dr. Ihtishaam Qazi throughout Mon Health System, as well as Weston. Soon, Marcie will be devoting more time to patients in the Weston area by staffing a benign hematology clinic as well as providing supportive sick calls for Dr. Qazi’s oncology patients at the SJMH Oncology Center.
Dr. Qazi is enthusiastic about Marice’s help with patients.
“I have known Marcie for two years and she has been an excellent nurse manager for the Oncology Clinic. Under her guidance, this office is efficient and professional which is a testament to Marcie and the staff here. Marcie has also shown how well she works with our patients,” Dr. Qazi said. “Expanding her work to include a hematology clinic will be so helpful to those patients here who can now have specialized healthcare close to home. This hematology clinic will help those suffering with a number of blood disorders like anemia, for example.”
Marcie Stump is equally happy with the expansion and her added duties, and wrote, “I realize that my patients have become my teachers…teachers on life and what really matters. They have taught me to listen and discover the significance of having conversations about things that sincerely matter. They have taught me to prioritize my life, to take care of my own personal relationships in order to minimize the regrets and the need for reconciliations. They have taught me how to be thankful for everything, especially for the small things that we generally overlook. Our patients repeatedly tell us how much we do for them, how much we mean to them, but the secret to how we, oncology nurses, can do what we do, lies in what our patients leave with us. We inherit their gifts of grace and humility and apply them to others we serve. It is a circle of love.”
Marcie is engaged to nurse Mark Casto, who manages the SJMH Surgical Department. She is a graduate of Calhoun County High School. Marcie received her associate nursing degree from WVU-Parkersburg and her Bachelor of Nursing from Alderson Broaddus College, in Phillipi. Her parents are Linda Fivecoat of Grantsville, and the late Terry Richards. She has three daughters – Darryen; Seanna; and Elleonna.