Coplin Health Receives Federal Grant to Treat, Prevent Substance Use
Wirt County Health Service Association, Inc. (d.b.a. Coplin Health Systems) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding, which is a part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), will be used to combat the drug epidemic and expand substance abuse disorder treatment, prevention and recovery services.
“The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is a project that has been assisting individuals in recovery for several years in our region. This grant will expand on the current work being done in the region through other RCORP grants,” stated Rob Dudley, Coplin Health Systems CEO. “In addition, it will build on efforts to address the needs of adolescents and help the community improve screening of adolescents to better identify high-risk youth.”
“Coplin Health Systems wants to support the community and its ongoing efforts to assist individuals and families in recovery. This grant is an exciting opportunity to help one of our most vulnerable populations. We will be developing outpatient treatment options for adolescents and transitional age youth, and providing them with wrap-around services,” Dudley added.
With the funding, Coplin Health will develop a program that will address prevention, treatment, and recovery for adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorder and cooccurring mental disorders.
Due to its proximity to Wood County, Wirt County was previously excluded from rural health grants and ineligible to participate in this program. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito led efforts to amend the Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) codes.
“Coplin Health is very grateful to Senators Manchin and Capito for their efforts to help rural counties like Wirt County qualify for funding opportunities like this one.” exclaimed Dudley.
February 1, 2018
Coplin Welcomes Pediatric Physician
Dr. Cathy A. Dailey has joined our primary care staff as a pediatric physician. She is now seeing patients 18 and under at Parkersburg Family Care.
March 1, 2018
New Family Care Facility Opens in Parkersburg
Coplin Health Systems has opened a second family care clinic at 3705 Emerson Square in Parkersburg. For information, call 304.917.3530.
August 29, 2018
Coplin Health Systems Announces Departure of CEO, Derek Snyder, and Selection of Interim CEO
Coplin Health Systems and its Board are announcing that, effective September 7th, Derek Snyder, its CEO is departing the organization.