FRPD respond to suspicious phone call to WMH

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) responded to a suspicious call late yesterday Jun. 30.

The call was just listed as a threat but nothing more specific at this time.

The call was received at the new Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH) on Valley Health Way Front Royal.

While investigating, police asked that citizens stay away from the new building as well as the area.

By 6 p.m. the alleged threat was deemed not credible and the hospital was reopened as the all clear was given.

The investigation is ongoing.

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WMH welcomes a new Vice President of Operations

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Warren  Memorial Hospital (WMH) welcomes its new Vice President of Operations and Administrator Jennifer A. Coello.

Coello was selected to lead the WMH team following a national search process.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Coello earned a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Coello will serve as Valley Health’s lead executive in Front Royal as President Floyd Heater retires in the coming months.

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Warren Memorial Hospital admits it’s first patient

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The new Warren Memorial Hospital welcomed its first new transfer from the old hospital yesterday Jun. 23 at 6 a.m..

By coincidence or perhaps by design, William C. Trenary III’s father was instrumental in raising funds for the original hospital on Shenandoah Ave. over 70 years ago.

Trenary marveled at the size of and view from his new room.

The new facility at 351 Valley Health Way Front Royal is now fully operational for in and outpatient services.

Surgical services will be ready early next week.

Physicians’ practices are expected to relocate in the coming weeks.

You can keep up with the latest developments at the new hospital at

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VH cuts the ribbon on new WM Hospital

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Valley Health (VH) cut the ribbon on the brand new $100 million Warren Memorial Hospital today Tue. 6/8.

The facility officially opens to the public at 6 a.m. on June 23 at 351 Valley Health Way Front Royal.

The three story building and adjoining medical buildings offer a refreshing patient centered environment for wellness and healing.

The facility reflects 21 century priorities on patient privacy, greater patient and family involvement in healthcare and convenient access to providers and outpatient services.

Valley Health’s President and Chief Executive Mark Nantz said it best at the ribbon cutting.

“This is a once in a career thing for a lot of people.”

Tours of the new hospital become available this Sat. June 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You can reserve a tour time at face coverings and social distance are required in the building.

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WMH offers tours of the facility

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Warren Memorial Hospital and Valley Health are offering community tours of their new facility in Front Royal.

The new hospital opens June 23 at 351 Valley Health Way Front Royal.

Space is limited for these tours and face masks are required as well as registration at

Visitors will be standing and walking for up to 30 minutes at a time so comfortable shoes are recommended.

You should also be comfortable with riding in elevators.

If you require special assistance to attend you can call (540) 536-5151.

Tours are scheduled for June 12 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. leaving approximately every 20 minutes.

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