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Health-care spotlight

October 08, 2007

Employee of the month at health department



David Washington is Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Month for September. Washington has been employed with the Health Department since 2000 and works with the Division of Addictions and Mental Health. As the program coordinator for the Jail Substance Abuse program, he is responsible for clinical supervision and also provides direct clinical services for consumers with substance abuse problems.

He also is a trainer and facilitator for the Trauma Addiction Mental Health and Recovery (TAMAR) program that helps individuals cope with the issues that often result from being the victims of traumatic abuse. In this capacity, he has worked both locally and nationally, traveling to make presentations to promote program methods.




Doctor to be honored by nursing center



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Dr. Laura H. Clayton, associate professor of nursing education at Shepherd University, has been chosen as a recipient of the Celebrating Nursing Excellence Award for 2007 by the West Virginia Center for Nursing.

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Clayton will be honored Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Cultural Center in Charleston, W.Va.

The award is given by the West Virginia Center for Nursing in recognition of the contributions individuals make to their clients and to health care in West Virginia. Clayton is one of 19 people in the state selected to receive the award.

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