Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV Wow, this week has been a whirlwind. One of the highlights of this week was an event held on Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Highland Hospital Foundation in partnership with the University of … [Read more...]

How Productive Are You? Take a Short Quiz


From:  Mind Tools When we want to get more done, many of us simply work longer hours, move deadlines around, and multitask. Although these strategies can provide some short-term relief, they aren't sustainable in the long term. Pretty soon, this approach becomes a way of life, leading to high … [Read more...]

Saying Yes When We Mean No: How to Break the Habit

From: Tiny Budda By: Victoria Cox “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” ~Josh Billings Have you ever encountered a situation where you found yourself agreeing to do something that you had no interest in actually doing? When … [Read more...]

4 Benefits of Understanding your Core Values


From: Psych Central By: Mike Bundrant Core values are concepts that fuel your decisions and motivation. They are words like: health, freedom, security, love, relationships, trust, fun, adventure and so forth. We turn these concepts into values when they are important enough to have a significant … [Read more...]

How to Be a More Confident and Assertive Communicator

From: Healthy Place By: Emily Roberts, MA, LPC So many people have come to me with the desire to become a more confident and assertive communicator. They see others who do it well and want to feel that confidence but don’t know how. Perhaps its because they haven’t had enough practice, they … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital is Proud to Support Camp Mend-A-Heart

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  Highland Hospital is proud to support Camp Mend-A-Heart. Camp Mend-A-Heart is a FREE one-day summer camp for kids ages 5-15 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Camp activities include swimming, basketball, volleyball, whiffle ball, arts & crafts, games and grief support. The … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital has Openings in Dietary & Maintenance

Highland Hospital has openings in our dietary and maintenance departments. Dietary Aides: JOB SUMMARY: Responsibilities include preparation of meals according to the menus planned by the Registered Dietitian, food service to patients and employees, and cleaning the department and equipment … [Read more...]

The Three Factors of Loneliness: Take Loneliness Quiz

From: Psych Central By: Karyn Hall, Ph.D. Feeling lonely has little to do with how many friends you have. It’s the way you feel inside. Some people who feel lonely may rarely interact with people and others are surrounded by people, but don’t feel connected.  In general, those who feel … [Read more...]

A Spring Detox For Real (Occasionally Imperfect) People

  From: Mind Body Green By: Dr. Sarah Villafranco Here’s the thing: detoxing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Your body would definitely thank you if you never consumed sugar/alcohol/caffeine/gluten/dairy, exercised daily and meditated more than once a month. In truth, we should all … [Read more...]

Therapy-Induced Trauma: What It Is and How It Can Happen


  From: Counselling Resource By: George Simon, PhD. Therapy can be an extraordinary way to work through feelings, resolve issues, gain in self understanding, and make meaningful changes in one’s life. Therapy can also be a powerful vehicle of healing for those who’ve endured trauma of … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Improve Your Self-Talk


From: Psych Central By: Polly Campbell Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your inner voice. You know, that little commentator in your head that is always chattering? It can either sound like the leader of the pep squad, bolstering your confidence, whispering instructions, and … [Read more...]

How to Make a Calm Decision

From: Life Reimagined By: Kara Baskin There’s both art and science to getting it right, whether you’re deciding on a career change or putting a problematical employee on probation. Yes, we all know that anxiety has all sorts of negative ramifications. The latest research indicates that it … [Read more...]