Health-care spotlight

November 14, 2005

Bennett is employee of the month at health department

Laura Bennett has been chosen as the Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Month for the month of October. Bennett works in Maryland's Children's Health Insurance Program and the Administrative Care Coordination Unit, both of which are components of the Health Department's Nursing Division.

Her work with MCHIP involves the provision of medical insurance to qualify children and pregnant women.

Her work with the Administrative Care Coordination Unit ensures that individuals receiving medical care through the program are in compliance with all guidelines.

She also has participated in the scripting and production of radio advertisements for Health Department Services. She has been employed at the Health Department since 2001.

Elliott named hospital employee of the month

Ranson, W.Va. - Pearl Elliott, skilled nursing activities coordinator, has been named the Employee of the Month at Jefferson Memorial Hospital according to Judy Hockman, director of nursing.


Brown joins Washington County Hospital staff

Dr. Stephanie Brown recently joined the staff of Washington County Hospital's department of family medicine. Brown also will be practicing at Robinwood Family Practice.

Brown graduated with a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. She also has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Duke University. After completing a residency at the University of Maryland Family Practice in Baltimore, she completed fellowships with the Association of American Medical Colleges Health Services Research Institute and Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program.

Prior to joining Washington County Hospital, Dr. Brown served as a full-time assistant professor at the department of family medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Public Health Association.

Brown is married with one stepson and enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and boating. She is interested in the doctor-patient relationship, health disparities, women's health issues, and preventative medicine.

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