Health-care spotlight

June 02, 2008

Therapist completes training

Dr. Lorraine O'Neill, physical therapist and owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, recently completed advanced training in the treatment of women with pelvic pain. O'Neill has been specializing in the treatment of pelvic pain disorders such as dysparenia, vaginismus and pelvic floor muscle hypertonus since 1994.

New members join W.Va. board

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -The Board of Directors of West Virginia University Hospitals-East announced the addition of two new members, Robert F. Baronner Jr. and Dr. Robert E. Jones.

Baronner is president and CEO of the Bank of Charles Town and has worked in the banking industry in the Eastern Panhandle since 1991.


Jones is the new president of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital medical staff. He is a board-certified internist and pediatrician, with an office in Ranson. He also serves as the medical director of Emergency Medical Services in Jefferson County.

Weneck attends conferences

Bruce E. Weneck, board-certified pediatrician and president of Partners in Pediatrics, attended a continuing medical education conference called "Neurology for the Non-Neurologist." The medical seminar covered topics such as tremors, headaches, migraines and aspirin use in prevention of strokes in young adults.

Weneck also attended a seminar concerning "Issues in Young Women's Health." Topics included thyroid disease, depression in women, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Partners in Pediatrics is near Hagerstown City Park.

Medical assistant earns certification

Tracy L. Pipkin has earned the certified medical assistant (AAMA) credential.

Pipkin is a graduate of the medical assisting program at Kaplan College in Hagerstown and is employed at Robinwood Family Practice in Hagerstown.

The CMA certification examination, administered by the certifying board of the American Association of Medical Assistants, tests clinical and administrative knowledge needed for competent medical assisting practice.

Medical center honors employees

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Fulton County Medical Center honored its employees by celebrating FCMC week from Monday, May 12, through Saturday, May 17.

The week kicked off Monday morning with employees receiving breakfast, followed on Tuesday with in-house massages, and on Wednesday each employee built their own ice cream sundae. Thursday, employees were treated to a cookout and Friday evening the following employees were honored at the annual employee recognition dinner. Honored for five years of service were Cheryl Fletcher, Stephanie Snyder, Jody Newman, Gloria McGowan, Chad Buterbaugh, Traci Chilcote, April Hall, Christine Ward, Carol Wible, Kimberly Slee, Elaine Baker, Melissa Vogt, Wendy Mumma, Jonnie Zeger, Michelle D. Smith and Rita Sipes. Honored for 10 years of service were Jason Goshorn, Julie Speigle and Barbara Reeder. Honored for 15 years of service were Michael Chilcote, Christopher Carr, Dawn Stickland, Jenny Mills, Crystal Dickenson and Michele Kerlin. Honored for 20 years of service were Guynethia Bard, Kathryn Truax and Nancy Gray. Honored for 25 years of service were Leanne Pollock, Delores Steiner, Bonnie Hoffman, Darlene Senft, Drema Purnell, and Lanette Deneen. Honored for 30 years of service were Cathy Souders and Cathy Piper. Eunice Booth was honored for 40 years of service.

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