The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

June 22, 2013

New River offering veterans scholarship in health care

Veterans interested in the Health Information Technology Program at New River Community and Technical College can apply for a $10,000 scholarship funded by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the AHIMA Foundation.

The AHIMA Veterans Scholarship Program was established to help develop the next generation of health information management professionals by helping our men and women in uniform move on to a bright new future and career in health care.

The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for veterans of the U.S. armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard) and the spouses of active or veteran services members, including surviving spouses.

Individuals must be accepted into an accredited Health Information Management program in the United States and enrolled as a full-time student in an associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree program.

Applicants must complete an online application, write a 250-400 word essay and provide other supporting documentation. Complete application information and forms can be found at at https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/10637-2013-ahima-foundation-veterans-scholarships-program.  

Selection preference will be given to physically wounded or disabled veterans, surviving spouses and those who served a combat tour of duty. The application deadline is Sept. 6, and the recipient will be notified on Sept. 23.

New River’s Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree prepares students for careers in health information management. A Registered Health Information Technician’s (RHIT) responsibilities typically include maintaining, compiling, analyzing and evaluating health data, controlling the use and release of health information, and supervising staff.

Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, outpatient and ambulatory care facilities, physicians’ offices, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, health insurance groups and companies as well as local, state and federal health agencies. The curriculum combines courses on campus with clinical experience in selected health care facilities.

The Health Information Technology Program is offered at New River’s Beckley, Greenbrier Valley and Nicholas County Campuses. Fall classes begin Aug. 19, and the registration deadline is Aug. 9. For further information, contact the Beckley Campus at 304-929-5450, the Greenbrier Valley Campus at 304-647-6560, or the Nicholas County Campus at West Virginia 304-872-1236.

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • W.Va. AG warns job seekers of fake job ad scams

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginians about fake job postings and other employment scams online.

    July 22, 2014

  • Ex-state agency worker pleads guilty to fraud

    A former case worker for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is facing up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to fraud.

    July 22, 2014

  • Saints 1 Greenbrier ready for Saints

    The goal posts are up. The lines are on the field. The closets are stocked with Gatorade and the pads and helmets are hanging in the lockers. INCLUDES TOUT VIDEO.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Auto Fair winner Auto Fair attracts 15,000 visitors despite cool weather

    Although Mother Nature fast-forwarded to September temperatures throughout the weekend of the Friends of Coal Auto Fair, thousands of people came out to see the show and support the YMCA of Southern West Virginia.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • W.Va. health officials find clinic reused its needles

    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused.

    July 22, 2014

  • TWV raises $1,700 for Just For Kids

    Theatre West Virginia provides the southern part of the Mountain State an opportunity to see live, outdoor dramas, but this year, it’s giving back even more.

    July 22, 2014

  • WVDA expanding Hemlock Woolly Adelgid program

    Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick has announced that the West Virginia Department of Agriculture's (WVDA) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Program has expanded to include all counties currently infested with HWA.

    July 21, 2014

  • Two in custody after allegedly beating Whitesville man

    Two men remained in Southern Regional Jail Monday morning after they allegedly beat up another man in his home in Whitesville. The West Virginia State Police would not release the name of the victim, who came to Raleigh General Hospital on his own.

    July 21, 2014

  • Impersonating an officer

    More details emerged Sunday from the Mercer County Sheriff Department’s investigation into a male subject who used a blue, bubble-style dash light to initiate a traffic stop of a female driver Friday night on Route 20 near Athens.

    July 21, 2014

  • 'Ghost murals' being restored across Appalachia

    Coca-Cola Consolidated is working across Appalachia to restore “ghost murals.”

    July 21, 2014