Health-care spotlight

August 06, 2007

Health Department names Employee of the Month

Luann Krist has been named the Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Month for July.

Krist has been employed at the Health Department since Oct. 2005, and works with the Administration Division in the transportation program, where she coordinates medical service transportation for Health Department clients.

The medical appointments serving children and expectant mothers are made possible by the provision of transportation services to and from destinations within Washington County, Baltimore and Washington, DC. This is a dynamic program and Krist's selection reflects her ability to balance many competing demands while accommodating the complex schedules of service providers as well as clients.

Academy of Nursing Education names new professor

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Dr. Kathleen Gaberson, professor of nursing education and chair of the Department of Nursing Education, has been named an inaugural fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, formed by the National League for Nursing (NLN).


"The purpose of the academy is to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside of the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways," said Dr. Toni Bargagliotti, NLN president.

To be named a fellow, applicants must show evidence of contributions to nursing education in teaching/learning innovations, faculty development, research in nursing education, leadership in nursing education, public policy related to nursing education, and/or collaborative education, practice, and community partnerships. They must also explain how they will continue to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the academy and be members of the National League for Nursing.

Gaberson has been teaching at Shepherd University since 2002. She is a graduate of Carlow College and University of Pittsburgh.

The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, in Phoenix.

City Hospital names vice president of medical affairs

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Dr. Michael Murphy, has been named the vice president of medical affairs at City Hospital, according to West Virginia University Hospitals-East President and CEO Roger Eitelman.

A board certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Murphy has been in private practice in Salem, Oregon, for the past 18 years. Before that, he worked in private practice in the Washington, D.C., area and served as a staff physician for the U.S. Navy.

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