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October 05, 2009

Nurses earn bachelor's degrees



Washington County Hospital has announced the first graduating class from the registered nurse Bachelor of Science in nursing program through the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Twenty-one nurses graduated from the program in May 2009 with their bachelor in nursing development. Another cohort began Sept. 16.

New practice now open



Antietam Health Services has opened a new physician practice in Hagerstown. Dr. Vincent Catone and physician assistant, Jane Shugart, run White Oak Pediatric and Adult Medicine in the Sylvania Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. The practice will focus on meeting the preventative medicine and primary care needs of patients of all ages.

Cantone is medical director of White Oak Pediatric and Adult Medicine and serves as medical director for Washington County Fire and Rescue Services, regional pediatric medical director for emergency medical services for Washington and Frederick counties, medical director of pediatric advanced live-saving (PALS) program at Washington County Hospital, as well as medical director of Fahrney Keedy Home and Village, and The Village at Robinwood.

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Physician assistant Jane Shugart was born and raised in Mercersburg, Pa., and is a graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. She worked at Smithsburg Family Medical Center for more than 15 years.

The practice is at 13424 Pennsylvania Ave., suite 205, in Hagerstown.

For more information about White Oak Pediatric and Adult Medicine or to make an appointment, call 240-313-9890.

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