News

2018

  1. Nelson, Jordan. “Minden residents protest lack of action in ‘toxic town.’”  The Register-Herald, February 11, 2018.  “Amjad claimed not much help has been given towards the PCB issue in Minden, and the recognition of being on NPL would be an achievement in itself.   ‘That’s what everyone is desiring for here today,” she said. ‘If that could happen, then more funding and money could go into testing, and that’s exactly what’s needed.’” 
  2. Farrish, Jessica. “Minden residents meet with Pruitt of EPA.”  The Register-Herald, February 5, 2018.  “Dr. Ayne Amjad, a Beckley physician and Republican candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates, is completing a study started by her late father, Dr. Hassan Amjad, prior to his Aug. 29 death.”

2017

  1. Holdren, Wendy. “Hepatitis C cases on the rise; needle exchange program running again in Beckley.”  The Register-Herald, May 15, 2017. “As a health care provider, Amjad said she never discriminates or judges her patients. She just tries to provide them with the best options for their health.”
  2. “Spike in hep C requires a public response – now.”  The Register-Herald, May 21, 2017.  “In what seems like a lonely battle against the spread of hepatitis C, Dr. Ayne Amjad is once again proving herself to be not just a champion for her city, but for an entire region’s health. If only we could find such courage, concern and compassion in state, county and city government officials.”
  3. Holdren, Wendy. “Community event to be held Saturday for those impacted by drug abuse.”  The Register-Herald, July 11, 2017.  “Businesses and community members are invited to participate in an event honoring those who have been impacted by drug abuse.   The event is being hosted by “Bee Better,” a newly formed nonprofit organized by Dr. Ayne Amjad to help address the opioid epidemic in southern West Virginia through various community programs.”
  4. Holdren, Wendy. “Beckley doctor registers for U.S. House run.”  The Register-Herald, July 28, 2017.  “According to a release, her campaign focuses on health care, opioid abuse, improving education, and reviving West Virginia’s economy. Her goals are for West Virginians to be successful in the fight against opioid abuse and to become a healthier state where we can continue to prosper.”
  5. Holdren, Wendy. “Q&A with Dr. Ayne Amjad.”  The Register-Herald, September 25, 2017.  “Dr. Ayne Amjad has been a physician in southern West Virginia for the past seven years. She operates two practices — one in Beckley and one in Princeton. She’s been a leader in improving health outcomes for the region through weight loss initiatives and through the establishment of a needle exchange program.”
  6. Farrish, Jessica. “Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA.”  The Register-Herald, September 27, 2017.  “Dr. Ayne Amjad has taken over the health registry work of her late father. Amjad is offering a free health clinic to Minden residents once a month. More information is available by calling 304-252-5900.”
  7. Farrish, Jessica. “Minden resident questions errors in federal PCB report.”  The Register-Herald, October 24, 2017.  “Amjad's daughter, Dr. Ayne Amjad of Beckley, has taken over her late father's cancer study.” 
  8. Farrish, Jessica. “EPA meeting angers residents.”  The Register-Herald, October 28, 2017.  “Minden residents, the leader of a local citizens’ group, a local physician and a Beckley attorney were angered Friday, and an elected official expressed dissatisfaction with a community meeting hosted at the National Guard Armory here by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
  9. Farrish, Jessica. “Proposed plan to fill ‘the hole’ in Beckley.”  The Register-Herald, November 6, 2017.  Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold shared preliminary sketches for a complex that has been proposed to fill “the hole” in uptown Beckley. As proposed, the facility will host a multi-purpose building and an open plaza, along with public restrooms on the upper and lower levels. […]  Local physician Dr. Ayne Amjad suggested a floral clock at the site.”
  10. Holdren, Wendy. “Mayor, health department administrator interested in harm reduction for Beckley.”  The Register-Herald, November 15, 2017. 
  11. Farrish, Jessica. “Family and food resonate in residents’ Thanksgiving Day memories.” The Register-Herald, November 23, 2017.  “Memories of lost loved ones are poignant at Thanksgiving. Amjad said Thanksgiving 2017 will be the first without her father, Dr. Hassan Amjad, who passed away suddenly on Aug. 29.  ‘Be thankful for each year we all have together.’"
  12. Farrish, Jessica. “Contractor pulls out of Minden, concerned about disturbing PCB-contaminated soil.”  The Register-Herald, December 7, 2017.  “Dr. Ayne Amjad has taken over her father's study and offers a free health clinic to residents of Minden.”

2016

  1. Holdren, Wendy. “Making their pitch.”  The Register-Herald, March 16, 2016.  “ […] Ayne Amjad discussed their plans to address homelessness and the rising crime rate, the need to make Beckley more business friendly, and how the city can diversify its economy.”
  2. Neff, Cody. “City and county candidates share their ideas at open forum.”  The Register-Herald, March 31, 2016.  “Nineteen people stood in front of a crowd on Wednesday and explained why they deserve to run city and county governments. […] Ayne Amjad stated, “The drug problem isn’t just a city problem. When we talk about drugs the only thing we see are bad things in the media. We have a tainted image of the health care profession. We have doctors in jail and we have drug clinics being shutdown. We’re not going to face the drug problem by shutting down a drug clinic or putting doctors in jail.  We need to open our eyes and have compassion for those who are seeking help. If you welcome someone who needs help then they are more likely to be successful in their treatment. I’m running for mayor because I have different ideas and a different vision for Beckley.”
  3. Holdren, Wendy. “Local physician running for mayor hopes to provide leadership for Beckley.”  The Register-Herald, April 16, 2016.  “A local physician running for Beckley mayor is hoping to bring positive changes to the city where she was born and raised.”
  4. Register-Herald Digital.   “Beckley Mayoral Candidates Roundtable Conversation.”  The Register-Herald, April 19, 2016.  “The Register-Herald hosted the three Beckley mayoral candidates — Dr. Ayne Amjad, Rob Rappold and Cedric Robertson — for an hour-long discussion about policy and the future of Beckley.”
  5. Plummer, Sarah. “Attendees feel unheard and frustrated after DEP hearing on injection well.”  The Register-Herald, April 22, 2016.  “Beckley mayoral candidate Dr. Ayne Amjad expressed concern the meeting was cut short.” 
  6. “Future haunted by budget cuts.”  The Register-Herald, April 24, 2016.  If the budget negotiators trim higher education, WVU Tech economic impact is diminished.  The article stated, “This past Tuesday, we had the distinct honor of holding a conversation with the three candidates for Beckley mayor. All of the candidates are native to Beckley, but beyond that none of the three candidates is much alike. […] and Dr. Ayne Amjad offers a critical perspective and fresh ideas. We think citizens will be choosing, in essence, among the comfort of the status quo, a greater focus on crime or a different way forward.”
  7. “On the job.”  The Register-Herald, April 28, 2016.  BPD hire of minority female officer on the mark.” 
  8. Amjad, Ayne.  “The best is yet to come for Beckley.”  The Register-Herald, May 5, 2016.  “[…]  As a citizen of Beckley, I believe the best has yet to come. The American Dream and hope for a better tomorrow is alive in each one of us. It is not something we watch on television. Our daily actions and small acts of kindness contribute to the greater good. How do we react when we find out our neighbor may be suffering from any of the problems above, or perhaps they recently lost their job or have a family member on drugs? As a community we must remember to have compassion for others and not pass judgment against one another.”
  9. Holdren, Wendy. “Beckley elects Rappold its new mayor.”  The Register-Herald, May 11, 2016. 
  10. Holdren, Wendy. “High school athletes’ opioid use is a growing concern.”  The Register-Herald, August 1, 2016.  “There are too many people who think (needle exchange programs) are going to promote drug use,” Amjad said. ‘That’s absolutely not correct.’  If one person is prevented from contracting a disease, she said the program is worth it. Needles cost only 34 cents, which is minuscule in comparison to the cost of Hep C treatment.”
  11. “Why hesitate with needle exchange?”  The Register-Herald, August 10, 2016. 
  12. Holdren, Wendy. “Syringe exchange program opens at Beckley Pharmacy.”  The Register-Herald, August 14, 2016.  “The cost didn't matter. The controversy didn't matter.  To Dr. Ayne Amjad, what truly mattered was creating a safe place for intravenous drug users to exchange used needles for unused ones, to help prevent the spread of disease, to help establish trust between pharmacists and clients, and to help bridge the gap to treatment options.”
  13. Holdren, Wendy. “Beckley needle exchange program on hold.”  The Register-Herald, December 14, 2016.  “Despite the use concerns, Amjad said she plans to reopen the program at the beginning of the new year, but donations are needed.”
  14. Amjad, Ayne.  “Stop Purple Rain in West Virginia.”  The Register-Herald, December 17, 2016.  “Drug abuse requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.  Drug abuse is a psychological addiction, physical addiction and personality addiction that requires an approach that has not yet been achieved in West Virginia.” 
  15. Holdren, Wendy. “TOP STORIES OF 2016:  Opioid problems persist in West Virginia.”  The Register-Herald, December 29, 2016.  “Beckley's needle exchange program, operated by Dr. Ayne Amjad and Beckley Pharmacy owner Ali Sherwani, was only operational for two months due to cost and drug use in the parking lots of the pharmacy locations. Amjad hopes to receive donations to reopen the service in the new year.”

2014

  1. Shrewsberry, Lisa. “Affordable Care 101:  DHHR initiative teaches patients the need to seek primary care first.”  The Register-Herald, July 23, 2014.  “Dr. Ayne Amjad, an internist and primary care physician affiliated with Beckley ARH, was present to support the education initiative, stating that she, too, has witnessed an influx of patients changing the way they access health care.”
  2. Neff, Cody. “Dancing with the Stars’ big night sparkles on United Way’s efforts.”  The Register-Herald, September 20, 2014.  “Beckley’s event of the year raised thousands for the United Way of Southern West Virginia.”  Amjad served as a DWTS Contestant supporting local fundraising activities. 
  3. Holdren, Wendy. “Event raises over $165,000 for United Way of Southern W. Va.” The Register-Herald, September 23, 2014.  “Local celebrities didn’t just break the fundraising totals during this year’s Dancing with the Stars — they shattered them.”

2013

  1. Shrewsberry, Lisa. “Whodunnit fundraiser turns local celebs into murder suspects.”  The Register-Herald, February 17, 2013.  “And so, for the good of the people and the people’s hospital, Dr. Ayne Amjad will transform herself into Annie Moran […]”  Amjad supporting Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital’s Capital Campaign, “A Miners’ Legacy; Our community’s healthy future.” 
  2. Shrewsberry, Lisa. “Kick-off event for Beckley ARH fundraising effort successful.”  The Register-Herald, March 19, 2013.  “Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital’s weekend production of Karen Vuranch’s “A Wedding to Die For” boded well for the non-profit’s $1 million capital campaign, “A Miner’s Legacy; Our community’s healthy future,” raising $11,000 after expenses.”
  3. Shrewsberry, Lisa. “RGH cardiac stent program back to normal.” The Register-Herald, May 21, 2013.  “According to area physician Ayne Amjad, M.D., representing one of many southern West Virginia physicians who may refer patients to RGH for stenting procedures, ‘Early intervention for cardiac patients is crucial. Having interventional cardiology available in Beckley is crucial. Whatever issues need resolved, it should occur quickly because it hurts our patients and availability for proper medical care.’”

2011

  1. Lannom, Andrea. “Doctor returns home to help educate.” The Register-Herald, February 6, 2011.  “After leaving the area to go to school, a new doctor has returned to Beckley. And she says she never imagined working anywhere else.”

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