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West Virginia residents can receive free joint replacement

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MORGANTOWN, WV (AP) — A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements at West Virginia University Medicine later this year.

 

Participating patients will receive free of charge all treatment, including surgery, hospitalization and pre- and post-operative care.

 

The program is provided by Operation Walk USA. Surgeries will be performed Dec. 6 at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

 

The organization has provided help to more than 700 patients.

 

For more information, contact WVU Medicine orthopedic nurse clinician Cynthia Drummond at (304) 598-6720 or drummondcy@wvumedicine.org.



Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woay.com. You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.


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