Business briefs

December 10, 1998

St. Lawrence Cement

Robert K. Baker has been promoted to shift supervisor at St. Lawrence Cement Co. in Hagerstown.

Baker began his career with the company nine years ago as a laborer.

He was promoted to control room operator in May, 1996.

Office Essentials

Brian Zook, service manager/instructor for the Maryland-based firm Office Essentials, recently received Ricoh's Ace Award.

The award for perfect scores in theory, practical application and diagnostics was presented during a recent training seminar on Ricoh's newest high-speed digital copy systems.

Zook has won the award three times.

Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Physical and occupational therapists from the Chambersburg Hospital Physical Medicine Department satellite facilities in Shippensburg, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa., recently received training and certification in the Isernhagen Work Systems. The Isernhagen Work Systems is an internationally recognized method of managing work-related injuries. The training consisted of the rehabilitation of injured workers for a rapid and safe return, functional capacity evaluations for disability determination including testing for physical strength and abilities, and job task analysis.


Nancy Bard, 11-7 unit secretary in pediatrics, was Chambersburg Hospital's September Employee of the Month. Bard, of Chambersburg, was nominated by her Patient Service associates.

Also, Alicia Phillips, clinical manager in perinatal, was the hospital's October Employee of the Month. Phillips, of Shippensburg, Pa., was nominated by her colleagues.

Additionally, Kelly O'Connor, recreational therapist in the mental health unit, was the hospital's November Employee of the Month. O'Connor, of Fayetteville, Pa., was also nominated by her colleagues.

Herman Chiropractic Center

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dr. Larry Herman and Jason Herman, of Herman Chiropractic Center in Waynesboro, were recently featured speakers at The Ultimate Bootcamp Weekend Experience in Las Vegas.

The bootcamp consisted of three days of intensive learning and presentations on the tools needed to promote chiropractic and serve the public.

Topics included community service, time management, office management technology, business operating systems and system fundamentals and direct methods and procedures.

Franklin County Career and Technology Center Practical Nursing Program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Career and Technology Center Practical Nursing Program and its Student Government Association will sponsor a Job Fair in the cafeteria of the center on Dec. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. Recruiters from area health care agencies will be there. The event is open to everyone.

Also, Annette Bowers has joined the Practical Nursing Program as an instructor. Bowers has worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa., as a med-surg nurse. She has also worked at Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center in Williamsport, Pa., as an OB staff nurse. More recently she worked at Chambersburg Hospital as an OB staff nurse.

Additionally, Carol Kearns, secretary for the Practical Nursing Program, recently attended a computer seminar in Harrisburg, Pa. The seminar was given by the Computer Learning Network, and was sponsored by PHEAA. Contents included Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Access and Power Point.


Agri-King area manager Earl Moyer recently attended an Agri-King Sales, Training and Recommitment session in Pittsburgh.

Agri-King personnel Dave Russell and Terry Young, regional managers; and Kathy Griffy, director of rations, conducted the advanced training session on fine-tuning rations and on-the-farm problem solving.

Agri-King is a livestock nutrition company testing feedstuffs, balancing rations and providing nutritional consultation along with fortified vitamin and trace minerals products.

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