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Old 07-12-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia 'Burbs
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That just is not true. Many people use the hospitals at WVU by choice. That is self evident, they are always full up. And, many of the physician specialists who practice in Morgantown also have practices in Pittsburgh and use hospitals in both cities.
It just is true. Pittsburgh's hospitals are way much better than Morgantown's. Way better. Like, not even in the same league better.

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And please don't list Uniontown Hospital as a large, quality hospital.

It's a 180 bed hole in the wall across the street from a cemetery and feet away from the ghetto. It has to be the worst hospital I've ever walked into.

For what it is, WVUH isn't bad. It's just not nearly as good as the residents of Morgantown apparently think it is.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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They are making great strides at WVUH and Mon General, coinciding with the improved fortunes of the school and the area. A lot has happened here in the past 5 years. Everyone knows that Pitt's 50,000 employee hospital system is one of the nation's best, but ours is good enough that a lot of PA residents seek treatment there and it is getting better all the time. And, Uniontown Hospital has 224 beds, not 180.

Where are you practicing pharmacy?

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Old 07-12-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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^^^ Comments from a resident of puke city, the declining political cesspool of the state. I don't see where anyone said anything negative about Huntington.

Bailey is correct that you have options, but don't overlook the fact that Morgantown (one of two growing areas in the state, Martinsburg is the other), offers access to the state's comprehensive teaching hospital, a large local hospital, and large local hospitals in nearby Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Uniontown as well as the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Here's a link to the state's only Ph.D. level English Department...

Department of English | Home | Eberly College of Arts and Sciences | West Virginia University

and to The University's teaching hospital, Ruby Memorial...

WVU Healthcare (http://www.wvuhealthcare.com/(S(axeyjpgjo22tgimaislg0hsq))/hospitals/ruby.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 - broken link)

and the local general hospital, Monongalia General...

Mon Health System - Welcome to Mon General Hospital

VA Medical Center Clarksburg (half hour drive)

Hospital Profiles: Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center - Clarksburg, WV

Fairmont General Hospital (15 to 20 minute drive)

https://www.fghi.com/ptportal/

Uniontown Hospital (20 minute drive)

Uniontown Hospital

Nursing Homes in Morgantown

Morgantown Nursing Homes in Morgantown WV Yellow Pages by SuperPages

City of Morgantown

City of Morgantown, WV official website

Beautiful Cheat Lake is just minutes away...

Lakeview Resort and Conference Center on Cheat Lake - Morgantown - IgoUgo - kjlouden

and so is Coopers Rock State Forest... thousands of acres of pristine forest land, and the Allegheny Mountain Range...

Coopers Rock State Forest

My advice, take the time to visit both places, then make up your mind.
Thanks for proving me wrong that you were respectful! Your an idiot! "Cry-havoic" obviously made a negative comment about Huntington! And he managed to throw in Charleston too without anyone bringing it up!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Thanks for proving me wrong that you were respectful! Your an idiot! "Cry-havoic" obviously made a negative comment about Huntington! And he managed to throw in Charleston too without anyone bringing it up!
I'm trying to figure out how your calling my town a hole in the wall is respectful? But, unlike you, I did not resort to personal insults.

If you're going to call me an idiot, at least spell "you're" correctly.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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I'm trying to figure out how your calling my town a hole in the wall is respectful? But, unlike you, I did not resort to personal insults.

If you're going to call me an idiot, at least spell "you're" correctly.
you called Charleston a cesspool, you tell me which is worse! Come on CT, both you and I know that this has gone way too far from reality and we have pushed this debate into 3 threads!

I just think that if someone has a question about any town in WV, then people from other WV towns shouldn't troll into the conversation and bash that town!

The truth is that Huntington has come along ways from about 10 years ago! I must say that Pullman Square, downtown, and Marshall have all been huge sucesses in this town! Sure it has its bad areas, but so does every city!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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you called Charleston a cesspool, you tell me which is worse! Come on CT, both you and I know that this has gone way too far from reality and we have pushed this debate into 3 threads!

I just think that if someone has a question about any town in WV, then people from other WV towns shouldn't troll into the conversation and bash that town!

The truth is that Huntington has come along ways from about 10 years ago! I must say that Pullman Square, downtown, and Marshall have all been huge sucesses in this town! Sure it has its bad areas, but so does every city!
Im not allowed to state my opinion?

Im just trying to help the OP. They have lived in Oregon and California. Huntington is not going to impress them. The only city that is close to Oregon or California in vibe in WV is Morgantown. It is a hip young artsy city with a great quality of life.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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you called Charleston a cesspool, you tell me which is worse! Come on CT, both you and I know that this has gone way too far from reality and we have pushed this debate into 3 threads!

I just think that if someone has a question about any town in WV, then people from other WV towns shouldn't troll into the conversation and bash that town!

The truth is that Huntington has come along ways from about 10 years ago! I must say that Pullman Square, downtown, and Marshall have all been huge sucesses in this town! Sure it has its bad areas, but so does every city!
I never said Huntington hasn't make progress. The situation at Marshall is highly debatable, but we won't get into that (I don't want to start an argument with Bailey... we've been getting along pretty well lately). In fact, I didn't say anything about a bad area in Huntington.

You've been using the usual name folks from your area use when they refer to our wonderful town, and that is at least as insulting to us as somebody using cesspool when referencing yours. We have a great town here, otherwise people wouldn't be moving here. And, talk about the epitome of "progress". You will find it on almost all fronts here. About the only area that hasn't seen it is the area where the primary responsibility belongs to state government... our infrastructure. You need to get your pathetic politicos off their collective butts down there and have them do their duty by giving us the roads we need and deserve. Finishing 4 miles of an expressway doesn't really cut it when they have been busy building roads literally in the middle of nowhere in the southern part of the state.

You see, pork barrel politics in West Virginia tries to create demand rather than respond to it. We already have the demand here. They need to respond to it rather than try to create it where it does not exist.

And, can you tell me who made this comment? "have you ever been anywhere but Morganholeinthewall?" When you figure that out, maybe you'll have some insight into who has been trolling.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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I never said Huntington hasn't make progress. The situation at Marshall is highly debatable, but we won't get into that (I don't want to start an argument with Bailey... we've been getting along pretty well lately). In fact, I didn't say anything about a bad area in Huntington.

You've been using the usual name folks from your area use when they refer to our wonderful town, and that is at least as insulting to us as somebody using cesspool when referencing yours. We have a great town here, otherwise people wouldn't be moving here. And, talk about the epitome of "progress". You will find it on almost all fronts here. About the only area that hasn't seen it is the area where the primary responsibility belongs to state government... our infrastructure. You need to get your pathetic politicos off their collective butts down there and have them do their duty by giving us the roads we need and deserve. Finishing 4 miles of an expressway doesn't really cut it when they have been busy building roads literally in the middle of nowhere in the southern part of the state.

You see, pork barrel politics in West Virginia tries to create demand rather than respond to it. We already have the demand here. They need to respond to it rather than try to create it where it does not exist.

And, can you tell me who made this comment? "have you ever been anywhere but Morganholeinthewall?" When you figure that out, maybe you'll have some insight into who has been trolling.
The fact of the matter is that the OP wanted to know a little about Huntington. Tim gladly relplied only to get his town and mine blasted by another poster who has made nothing but negative remarks. I only stand up for what is dished out to towns that don't deserve anywhere near the crap they get from people. You just happened to be posting in aswell with not so negative ingight. In other words my post wasn't for you!

We have had both good and bad post towards the subject, but my point was that someone else has made a reasonable converstion into a shouting match! All I want is a respectful debate that is in one thread, and by choice not this one!
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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The fact of the matter is that the OP wanted to know a little about Huntington. Tim gladly relplied only to get his town and mine blasted by another poster who has made nothing but negative remarks. I only stand up for what is dished out to towns that don't deserve anywhere near the crap they get from people. You just happened to be posting in aswell with not so negative ingight. In other words my post wasn't for you!

We have had both good and bad post towards the subject, but my point was that someone else has made a reasonable converstion into a shouting match! All I want is a respectful debate that is in one thread, and by choice not this one!
If you have a problem with my opinion you shouldnt insult all of Morgantown. I think Huntington and Charleston are terrible places to live, visit, or drive through. I didnt make these comments to try and offend you. It is the way I feel, and many young people in WV.

I am sorry your city sucks. It is not Morgantown fault. If anything all the money stolen from Morgantown and never given back by Charleston has made your city slightly less unbearable. You should be thanking Morgantown not insulting it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:53 AM
 
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Calm down guys, certain cities are better for certain people. My brother has lived in both Morgantown and Huntington, and he likes them both. Morgantown is apparently too expensive for him, though, even though it had a better school. My concerns with Morgantown are its expenses for a family, and if a Nurse could have a comparable lifestyle when moving from Oregon to West Virginia. Could she afford a rental that is 30% or less of her gross pay that has at least three bedrooms in a safe neighborhood? The same with Huntington. The plus with Huntington for them is that my brother lives there, and he might be able to room with us while he goes to school since he is having money problems.

The people who are living there long-term are my parents, who do not party and are mostly stay at home folk. The most they do is go out to eat at a restaurant once a month, and to the mall two or three times a year. They even want to own some land one day when they retire. They already gave up delicious Mexican food when we moved to Oregon, so I cannot really see how much of anything could change from how we live in Oregon right now... a 4K person town and always having to go 10-20 miles to buy anything at a fair price.

What I really want to know are salaries and hourly rates for lpns with comparable experience to my mother.
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