West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Receives Update from West Virginia Doctors in Haiti

1/26/2010 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Speaking to Huntington orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ali Oliashirazi by telephone from Haiti, Gov. Joe Manchin received word that the humanitarian mission recently organized by a group of Huntington-based doctors, medical personnel and a Pittsburgh philanthropist to provide medical and surgical care to Haiti’s earthquake victims, is going smoothly and making a difference for many of the nation’s wounded.

The West Virginia medical delegation has been stationed at Double Harvest Hospital in the town of Croix de Bouquets, which is located eight miles south of Haiti’s capital city of Port-Au-Prince.

According to Oliashirazi, word is spreading about the West Virginia medical staff and they are quickly developing a reputation as one of the best treatment facilities in the area.  “We will see approximately 400 people today,” Oliashirazi told the governor today.

An 80-year-old Haitian woman, who suffered an ankle fracture, a broken pelvis and collarbone after her house collapsed due to a quake aftershock, was seen by West Virginia medical professionals at Double Harvest Hospital.  Also, a child who sustained two broken heels as a result of the earthquake, walked to Double Harvest to receive treatment by the medical professionals on hand there. “Haiti’s wounded are humble and appreciate of the care they are receiving from our medical personnel,” said Oliashirazi. “The greatest reward from our efforts is knowing that we are helping those who have nothing,” he told the governor.

Manchin said from what he’s been told, “This is a level of poverty and devastation unlike anything we have seen. I, again, want to commend the efforts of Dr. Oliashirazi and the entire West Virginia medical team for providing extraordinary care and medical expertise to the Haitian community. I will continue to stay in contact with our delegation and I am so very proud at the level of compassion and service that they are providing to our brothers and sisters in Haiti.” 

Contact Information

Jama Jarrett or Melvin Smith
304-558-2000