"The trading of patches is a big deal in the Scouting world. Kids love it. Adults love it, and we just fed that culture by creating a patch specially for CAMC and the kids and adults who came here."
In other news, Women and Children's Hospital is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.
Kanawha Valley Hospital opened July 3, 1982 and merged with CAMC in 1986. It became Women and Children's Hospital in 1988 when CAMC's obstetrics and gynecology services were relocated there.
CAMC is also conducting a trial run of going paperless for its board meetings. Spokesman Dale Witte said a board member suggested electronic meeting notes, and the board has been looking into the issue.
For six months, the board will test an application available on tablets and desktops that will allow them to save the approximately 200 to 400 paper packages per member per monthly meeting.
"It is probably in the range of about $15,000 to $20,000 per year for their services," Hudson said. "It's a big package that includes all the minutes, committee reports and other information that might be of interest to them."
On whether or not it will save money in the long run, Hudson said "it depends on how many users you have. If you have hundreds of people on the system, it'll cost you a little bit more. But the goal is to move into the 21st century and make things more available and more secure for our board members and committee members."
Marshall McMullen, general counsel for CAMC, said, "We had feedback indicating you might like to go down this road. It's the future for organizations and bodies like this to migrate toward this -- that's the trend."
"It's happening in other industries, and perhaps ours is behind some others in that respect. Our six-month trial ends in January, and at that point, we will decide whether to enter into a longer term agreement."
Ed Welch, chairman of CAMC's quality committee, noted that the floor where behavioral health patients are treated has been renovated. Low beds that reduce fall possibilities, doors without hinges and secured artwork were all shown at the meeting Wednesday.
CAMC Board of Trustees meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the CAMC General corporate boardroom.