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Indiana man speaks to West Virginia residents about healthcare

Local - 6/13/2014 4:51 PM by Karen Franklin
BECKLEY - An Indiana man with extensive experience in education wants to teach healthcare specialists around our state to be inspirations.

Bob Ash presented his speech "Teaching Buffalo to Fly Like Geese" at the 14th Annual Palliative Care Conference at Tamarack. Doctors, nurses and social workers -- many from out of the area -- discussed how they can better serve West Virginia.

Representatives from Raleigh General Hospital and the Beckley VA Medical Center also attended. Josh Jones with Hospice of Southern West Virginia said he hopes Friday's participants will use what they learn in their respective fields.

"We think everybody will get something out of it, and that's the whole point of the conference is that you come in here, you get some continued education credits people need for their field, but you also learn something you can use in your workplace, and that's what's important," Jones said.

Friday's meeting wrapped up the conference. Hospice told WOAY they hold the event annually to give back to the community that gives them so much.

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