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Wheeling Hospital's Family Medicine Residency program is helping spread warmth this winter to many area residents. Each year during the holidays, the Hand Center at Wheeling Hospital collects gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and ear muffs and places them on the Mitten Tree, which is located at the Hand Center. Each of the 24 residents were given a pair of gloves and asked to multiply them for the drive. The result: nearly 250 pairs of gloves added to the tree by the residents. The winter items were donated to Catholic Charities in Wheeling and distributed to those in need. From left are: Dr. Angel Bermudez; Brooke Reilley, occupational therapy assistant; Dr. James Comerci, Family Medicine Residency Program director; Drs. Biana Manchik, Camille Noble and Jena Uvalle; Suzanne Holsen, Hand Center director; and Dr. Brittany Phala.


Dr. James Comerci, center, instructs residents in a skills lab focused on electrocautery and cryotherapy for lesions.


A medical team from Wheeling Hospital provided assistance to runners and walkers at the finish line of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. Among those participating were: seated from left, are: Dr. Angel Bermudez, Dr. James Comerci, Dr. Enoch Chang and Dr. Joe Bannon. Standing from left: Dr. Edmond Roberts, Dr. Steve Przybysz and Dr. Manuel Guerrero. The medical team was led by Comerci, director of the hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program, and Chang, director of the hospital's Sports Medicine Center. Wheeling Hospital serves as a major race sponsor.


Dr. Angel Bermudez of Wheeling Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program helps a student “treat” his patient during the hospital's annual Well Doll Clinic. Nearly 200 preschool students from Ohio and Belmont counties brought their favorite doll or stuffed animal to the hospital's recent event. The clinic, which began 35 years ago, helps familiarize children with physician and hospital environments so they are less anxious when they have to visit the doctor or are admitted to the hospital.


Two students visit Dr. Manuel Guerrero of Wheeling Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program during the hospital's annual Well Doll Clinic.


Each year the residents and faculty participate in a resident retreat during which time they participate in Team Building activities as well as work on various aspect of the Residency Program.


The 2015 retreat was held at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville. Residency Program Director Dr. James Comerci opened the day with a morning huddle to outline the agenda for the day.


Team Building Exercise: All Aboard
Teams were tasked to with getting the entire group onto a square platform for a set period of time.
Target Skills: Trust, Communication, Goal Setting, Needs Assessment, Coaching, Planning, Managing Resources, Teamwork, Cooperation, Identify Strengths and Weaknesses (Individual and Group)


Team Building Exercise: Mohawk Walk
Task: Walk as a group across several cables tied to trees.
Target Skills: Trust, Communication, Goal Setting, Needs Assessment, Coaching, Planning, Managing Resources, Teamwork, Cooperation, Risk Assessment and Management


Team Building Exercise: Nitro Crossing
Task: Use the rope hanging overhead to cross an expanse without touching the ground in between.
Target Skills: Trust, Communication, Goal Setting, Needs Assessment, Coaching, Planning, Managing Resources, Teamwork, Cooperation, Risk Assessment and Management


After the team building exercises and some lunch it was time to get down to business.


Resident teams were given an area of the program to review, met with their team advisor for discussion and then provided presentations as to their findings and/or suggested improvements.


The 2016 Residency Retreat was held at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville and the team building activity was "Escape the Pen."


The event features a live escape room adventure game in which people are locked in a themed room with other participants. They have to use different elements within the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room within a set time limit. Participants must be observant and use their critical/lateral thinking skills to escape the room.

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