Health-care Spotlight

June 19, 2006

Health department names employee of the month

Wanda Sinnott is the Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Month for June. Sinnott has been employed at the Health Department since 1994 in the school health program. As one of the "founding" participants of Washington County's school health program, she has helped the program grow from one that began in an initial six schools and 14 employees to one that now includes all of the county's schools.

She is a program supervisor. The program has grown to be the largest individual program conducted by the Health Department.

Prior to working in public health, Sinnott worked for 18 years as an emergency room nurse in New York and Maryland. She will retire at the end of the month.

Educator appointed to health authority

Rebecca Younkins, clinical educator for Behavior Health Services at Washington County Hospital, was recently appointed by the Washington County Commission to serve on the board of directors of the Washington County Mental Health Authority. Her term will last three years.


Younkins celebrates her 25th anniversary with Washington County Hospital this month.

Students gain certification

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School announces that the following people have recently passed the national certification for therapeutic massage and bodywork. Christy Miller of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Ben Cashion of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Debra Stayman of Greencastle, Pa.; Sarah Sebold of Fairfield, Pa.; and Kim Hovis of Waynesboro, Pa.

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