Health-care spotlight

January 21, 2008

Cancer center employee becomes tumor registrar

John R. Marsh Cancer Center employee Heidi Weise recently became a certified tumor registrar.

Registrars create a complete summary of history, diagnosis, treatment and disease status for cancer patients. The work of the registrar leads to better information which is used in the management of cancer and cures.

Weise was mentored by Linda Shroyer, certified tumor registrar at John R. Marsh Cancer Center. Weise has worked for Washington County Health System for more than 11 years.

Hospital lab accredited by college of pathologists

The medical laboratory at Washington County Hospital, a division of Hagerstown Medical Laboratory, has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists. The accreditation is based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.


"This accreditation could not happen without dedicated pathologists," said Roger Hines, administrative director of Hagerstown Medical Lab.

During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examined the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examined the entire staff's qualifications, the laboratory equipment, facilities, safety programs and records, as well as the overall management of the laboratory. The inspection program is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for the laboratory's patients.

Hospital employees receive certification

Washington County Hospital announces the recent certification of Christie Phillips and Susan Hart as certified professional secretaries.

Susan Hart has been employed with the health system since June 2003.

Christie Phillips has been employed with the health system since November 2000.

In addition, Penny Florek received her certification in 2003.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals was founded in 1942. In 1951, IAAP initiated the certified professional secretary program. Since that time, more than 65,000 individuals have earned the CPS certification, which is achieved by meeting specific education and secretarial experience requirements and by passing the CPS exam.

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