Valley Health Launches Charleston QUICKCARE Center
Valley Health Systems offers Charleston residents a new option for convenient healthcare services with the opening of Valley Health – Oakwood Road.
Staffed by two board-certified family nurse practitioners, Valley Health – Oakwood Road is located inside Fruth Pharmacy’s Charleston retail location at 864 Oakwood Road. The new site features QUICKCARE services that include expanded hours for patients seeking care for minor illnesses and injuries without appointment. The health center also accepts patients by appointment and is a resource for primary care, physicals and more.
“This new location represents our first direct health center presence in Charleston,” said President and CEO Steve Shattls. “We continue to explore opportunities to offer expanded, high-quality services to Valley Health patients.”
The staff includes Erin Nethercutt, FNP-BC, and Candace Vinson, FNP-BC, who bring years of experience to the new practice location.
Nethercutt’s clinical expertise developed over 13 years at Cabell Huntington Hospital, where she served in various roles, including charge nurse, clinical preceptor, superuser for computer programs on labor and delivery, and transport nurse for high-risk maternity patients. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University in 2018 and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Vinson obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Marshall University in May 2019. In 2015, Vinson earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University, where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. While working toward her undergraduate degree at WVU, Vinson completed a nurse externship program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Charleston Area Medical Center. Following board certification as a registered nurse, Vinson took on a similar role working in the MICU at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.
The Oakwood Road health center is Valley Health’s second collaboration with Fruth Pharmacy within the last year. Valley Health’s new Milton site, which opened last fall, includes a full-service Fruth Pharmacy.
Valley Health – Oakwood Road is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are not required but can be scheduled by calling 304-352-1191.