Nursing home, health care

February 26, 2006

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Denny Hartman, Menno Haven director of Alzheimer's/Dementia, passed the national and state nursing home administrator exams in January.

By passing the exams, he obtains a license as a nursing home administrator in Pennsylvania.

Hartman has been employed by Menno Haven since February 1999.

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village

BOONSBORO - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14 recognized more than 50 associates for their service and leadership during 2005.

Top award winners included:

· Pam Burger, GNA, was named Employee of the Year.

· Debbie Martz, an aide, was given a Customer Service Award.

· Dana Stouffer, CMA/GNA, was given a Customer Service Award.

· Angie Howard, GNA, was named 2005 Rookie of the Year.

The Shook Home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Matthew F. Richardson assumed his duties as CEO and nursing home administrator of The Shook Home at 55 S. Second St. in Chambersburg on Feb. 1.


Richardson, of Waynesboro, Pa., came to the independent living, personal care and nursing home facility with 15 years of experience working in both private and nonprofit facilities in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Gettysburg, Pa.

He attended Roanoke College in Roanoke, Va., and has degrees in history, political science and education. After teaching for a year, he attended the administrator's training program.

A "Meet and Greet" is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pedro E. Garcia has been appointed associate director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, effective Feb. 19.

He will be responsible for coordination and supervision of the facility's administrative and ancillary services.

He works closely with the director, chief of staff, and AMCD/Nursing & Education in maintaining the highest quality of care for the veteran patients of this 69-bed hospital, 312-bed rehabilitation domiciliary and 178-bed nursing home care unit, according to a release.

With a 25-year career with the VA, Garcia currently serves as the chief of facilities management service for the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned a B.S. in electrical engineering, a master's in biomedical engineering and a master's in health services administration.

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