December 25, 2012
Chris White, LPN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for November. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. White, a nurse in the one-day surgery department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Chris has the ability to calm people in an environment filled with anxiety and shows compassion to patients when they need procedures/surgeries done. She is kind and welcoming to co-workers, and is the kind of person that anyone would want on their team.” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the West Virginia University Hospitals-East mission, vision and values.
February 9, 1998
LPN preparation offered MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Adult Learning Center at James Rumsey Technical Institute is offering a preparation program for anyone wishing to enter the 1998-99 LPN program. The program will offer basic skills assessment to determine the need for review in reading/vocabulary, math and science. Math review classes are held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday each week. Vocabulary/science review is offered from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
February 10, 2013
Thirty-seven associates recently received honors for service excellence and for years worked during the annual associate recognition dinner for Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown. Associates nominated their co-workers for the service excellence awards, which went to five individuals and, for the first time, a team of workers. Those honored for service excellence were Beth Hutzell, dietitian; Martha Wolfe, human resources; Ginger Lowery, environmental services; Tina Saunders, LPN, nursing; and Paula Webb, assisted living.
July 28, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle recently awarded two $500 scholarships to nursing students Deborah Kerns and Nancy Staebler. Recipients of the annual award must be 21 years of age, live in the four-county area and be actively pursuing licensure as a registered nurse at one of eight local colleges or universities. Kerns is enrolled in the nursing program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg. She has an extensive history in the medical field as a medical receptionist and is the intake assistant at Hospice of the Panhandle.
November 6, 1998
Hood College FREDERICK, Md. - The mayor of Frederick, two businessmen and a California attorney have been named to the Hood College board of trustees. Mayor James S. Grimes, of Frederick; Doug Eaton, of Frederick; Leon Harris, of Middletown, Md.; and Diann H. Kim, of Pasadena, Calif., were selected to serve six-year terms on the 28-member board. Grimes is president and owner of Grimes Truck Center in Frederick. Eaton is regional vice president at State Farm Insurance Companies in Frederick.
December 15, 2011
Daniel (Danny)Elwood Lanehart, age 56, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Pensacola, Fla. Born Sept. 15, 1955, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late George Elmer and Beverly Elizabeth Carnell Lanehart. He was a 1973 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, Pa.; he attended Hagerstown Junior College and received his LPN from James Rumsey Technical Institute. He was employed by the Potomac Center, DHMH State of Maryland, for 20 years.
May 21, 2008
A physician in Washington County for 35 years and counting, Dr. Robert Brull is hoping to stay around long enough to practice in the new Washington County Hospital when it is built in the near future. Brull recently was named 2008 Physician of the Year by the Washington County Health System. No stranger to awards, Brull has a framed clipping in his outer office about being the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room Physician of the Year in 1985. Brull, 67, said it was a surprise and a shock when he won the overall award this year.
April 11, 2007
LPN students from Hagerstown Community College will hold a two-day health education event for older adults at Homewood at Williamsport on April 24 and 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Exercise Room. The free event is open to the public. Information will be available on foot care, blood glucose testing, prevention of pneumonia, safe exercise for seniors, blood pressure clinic, home safety and heart health. To learn more, please contact Homewood's wellness coordinator, Shelby Vaughn, at 301-582-1750.
October 21, 2004
The Hagerstown Community College Board of Trustees officially recognized Homewood Retirement Centers at its meeting recently, for supporting the school's practical nursing program. "Everyone at Homewood has provided wonderful support and educational opportunities for our practical nursing students," said Pat Williams, HCC practical nursing instructor. "Through this program, we are helping students' dreams become reality and helping address the nursing shortage that is so prevalent locally and nationally," Williams said.