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– has placed among the top 10 in the state for surgical safety as rated by Consumer Reports. Garrett Regional Medical Center also recently opened the new WVU Cancer Institute Regional Cancer Center, so Garrett County residents
will no longer have to travel long distances to receive the best care.
The Mountain Laurel Medical Center (mtnlaurel. org) ensures safe and quality primary health care. The medical center’s goal, to promote wellness and educate individuals, has helped make Mountain Laurel a leader in health and wellness. Mountain Laurel also provides annual physical exams, chronic-illness treatment and preventive services.
The Oakland-based Garrett Medical Group ( includes a team of family practitioners focused on primary care with concentrations in geriatrics, adult care, pediatrics, obstetrics and cardio care. It also has other facilities in Friendsville and urgent care in McHenry.
Along with the aforementioned centers,
the Garrett County Health Department ( promotes individual and environmental health through a wide range
of educational programs, medical treatments, regulations, disease prevention, detection and awareness services.
RESIDENTS OF AND VISITORS TO GARRETT COUNTY HAVE ACCESS TO GOOD HEALTH CARE at several inpatient, outpatient and specialized care centers that use the latest technology and research to assist patients. Whether you seek care at Garrett Regional Medical Center, through
a medical provider, wellness programs
or public health services, Garrett County nurtures health at every age and stage.
Garrett County was one of the eight recipients of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. This award goes to communities that collaborate and create initiatives to ensure that all residents have
the opportunity to live healthier lives through access to medical care, affordable housing, quality education, healthy foods and other necessary services. Garrett County received a $25,000 cash prize and was able to share its success stories with other communities across the nation to help them create other communities with a culture of health.
The award was the culmination of a six-month process that included a written application, a video presentation and a site visit, according to Bob Stephens, Garrett County Health Officer. The site visit highlighted programs and initiatives around the county. It was put together by an interagency team led by
Kimi-Scott McGreevy, of Garrett Regional Medical Center.
“The prize award will be used to support youth activities including summer camp registration for at-risk youth, a scholarship program used to incentivize positive youth behavior and to leverage other funding sources to support a culture of health in the community,” Stephens said.
Garrett County also offers a multitude of
other resources for its citizens, including Garrett County Community Action, Garrett Regional Medical Center and Mountain Laurel Medical Center, all of which provide services
to meet every resident’s needs. Garrett County Community Action ( has teamed up with community partners to provide educational programs, health assistance and transportation services. Community Action’s aim is to improve the lives of residents and help them get back on their feet.
Garrett Regional Medical Center (gcmh.
com), an affiliate of WVU Medicine, is
nationally recognized as an effective health- care provider. The hospital’s 400 employees excel in emergency, intensive and maternity care; subacute rehabilitation; inpatient and outpatient surgery; and laboratory, radiology and respiratory services. The 56-bed, acute-care facility – one of the county’s largest employers
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