February 10, 2013
Hagerstown Community College recently held a nurse-pinning ceremony to recognize graduates of its fall nursing class. In the associate degree nursing program, the following graduates received their nursing pins: Chambersburg, Pa. - Tracey L. Schultz Emmitsburg, Md. - Ashley N. Coleman Fayetteville, Pa. - Ashley L. Barnes Frederick, Md. - Kimberly McDonald Greencastle, Pa. - Leanna Hollingshead, Stephanie A. Ocker, Ann L. White ...
November 28, 2012
Mettie Sheetz, a long-time member of the Washington Square United Methodist Church in West Hagerstown, recently shared some wonderful stories about the history of the Washington County Hospital and her time working there. Mettie's hospital employment began in 1959. She worked as a nurse's aide until her retirement in 1982. Mettie was trained by a wonderful nurse named Virginia Fiery, who in her words “was an angel.” The hospital gave employees their uniform and hers was a starched yellow dress with a white apron, hosiery and white shoes.
March 25, 2012
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named Diane Turner as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter of 2011. Turner, a nurse on the second-flood oncology unit at City Hospital, was presented the award during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award, was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.
December 23, 2012
Cheryl Deaner, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for October. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. Deaner, a registered nurse in the outpatient chemotherapy and vascular therapy department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Cheryl helped with patient education on Hickman cath care. Not only did she put the patient at ease, but she noticed the patient's arm was red and swollen.
July 31, 2011
City Hospital's Nurse Work Life Council named Barbara Brooks, a registered nurse from the observation unit at the hospital, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the second quarter of 2011. The award was presented to Brooks during a recent ceremony at the hospital. She received a certificate, along with a sculpture called A Healer's Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, Award was established nationally to recognize the super-human efforts nurses make every day. Nurses at WVUH-East's City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital are being honored throughout the year with the award.
February 24, 2013
Terri Shiffler, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for December. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Shiffler, a nurse on the sixth-floor telemetry unit, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Terry is one of the best at cardiac care. She recently worked with me to care for a patient experiencing cardiac issues on the fifth-floor medical/surgical unit. Patient safety is clearly her top priority, and she treats all co-workers as a member of the 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 WVUH-East mission, vision and values.
August 5, 2012
Name of business: Stepping Stone Health Owner: Lori Schellenberg Opening date: April 6, 2012 Products and services: Nursing case management services/nutritional health coaching, providing individualized tools and support for rapid and permanent weight loss, including several programs offering services to achieve weight loss of up to 30 pounds in 30 days. We also offer ancillary services to include initial and ongoing nutritional and health assessments, personalized nurse case-management support and health/nutrition coaching, nutrition and cooking classes, exercise programs and community support groups.
August 31, 1997
A Hagerstown nurse has been named Maryland Worker of the Year by the Dickies Workwear Co. Gail Stoner, 44, was nominated by her husband, Gregory, who wrote that "she is a true Florence Nightingale and a beautiful angel to her patients, young and old. " As a state winner, Stoner will receive more than $500 in prizes and cash, according to company spokesman Kristen Kauffman at the parent company in Fort Worth, Texas.
September 21, 2000
Nurse sentenced for stealing painkiller tablets By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer A registered nurse who pleaded guilty to stealing seven narcotic painkiller tablets meant for patients was given probation before judgment in Washington County District Court Thursday. Judge R. Noel Spence placed Barbara Jean Tingle, 50, of 18304 Woodside Drive in Hagerstown, on supervised probation for one year and ordered her to submit to drug testing. Spence suspended half of a $500 fine.
July 20, 2000
Nurse pleads to pill theft By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer Washington County District Judge Noel Spence ordered a pre-sentence investigation into the background of a registered nurse Thursday after the woman pleaded guilty to stealing seven narcotic painkiller tablets meant for patients. Barbara Jean Tingle had 30 years of experience in the birthing center at Washington County Hospital when she was charged with misdemeanor theft and prescription fraud on April 18. "I'm interested in knowing about possible addiction ... I want a full picture," Spence said.