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Shahan Named Vice President and CFO
 
Mary Jo ShahanMary Jo Shahan has removed the word “interim” from her title. Shahan has recently been named vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). She has served in an interim role since July 2008.

"Mary Jo has done a great job over the last year, and I'm happy to announce that we're making her role of vice president and CFO permanent," said WVUH President and CEO Bruce McClymonds. "Mary Jo is not only a great fit for the position, but she's committed to ensuring a healthy financial future for the Hospital. She's a wonderful addition to the senior management team."

Shahan started her career at WVUH in 2002. She has served as controller and director of Accounting and Budgeting.

Prior to coming to WVUH, Shahan functioned in a CFO role for HealthSouth for six years. She started her career at HealthSouth responsible for 11 hospitals in the region and later focused on four West Virginia facilities.
 
 
McCoy Named Controller and Director of Accounting and Budgeting
 
Melissa McCoyMelissa McCoy has also removed “interim” from her title. She has been named controller and director of Accounting and Budgeting at WVUH.

Prior to serving in this role, McCoy served as manager of Accounting and Budgeting for five years. Before coming to WVUH, she was an auditor with Ernst & Young in Charleston; her focus was financial statement audits, primarily of West Virginia hospitals.

McCoy is a certified public accountant. She received both a bachelor’s degree and MBA at Marshall University.
 
 
Adkins to Serve as Environmental Services Operations Manager
 
Stan Adkins Stan Adkins is the new operations manager with Environmental Services (EVS). His first day was July 26.

Adkins has been a WVUH employee for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as a supervisor in EVS. His other roles have included interim manager of EVS, supervisor of Security, security officer and parking attendant.

“Stan has been a dedicated, hard-working employee in various departments for many years,” said Melanie Nichols, the director of EVS. “We congratulate Stan on this well-deserved position.”
 
 
Barrick Named Interim Payroll Manager
 
James Barrick has been named the interim manager of Payroll, effective Aug. 27.

Barrick is currently an internal auditor with Corporate Compliance. He has worked at WVUH for four years.

“I’m very pleased that Jim is willing to take on the additional responsibility of this interim role,” said Melissa McCoy, the controller and director of Accounting and Budgeting. “I know he will do a great job.”

Barrick succeeds Dawn Thomas, who has served as the manager of Payroll since 1999.

“I know leaving was a difficult decision for Dawn," said McCoy. "Having worked here for 23 years, Dawn has been a tremendous asset to this organization. It’s tough to see her go, but I wish her the best. She will be missed here at WVUH.”
 
 
HIM Employee to Present at National Conference
 
Christine MethenyChristine Metheny, a manager in Health Information Management, will be a presenter at the American Health Information Management Association conference in October in Dallas.

Metheny’s presentation, “Home Sweet Home,” details the benefits of allowing employees to work from home, otherwise known as telecommuting. Her presentation focuses on employees who work in the patient information field, such as those responsible for deficiency analysis, cancer registry, transcription and coding.

“Not everyone is a candidate for telecommuting,” said Metheny. “It takes a very responsible employee in a very specific field to be able to work from home.”

Currently, several HIM employees telecommute, as do employees in other WVUH departments, including Information Technology and Patient Access.
 
 
Nursing Education Award Winners Announced
 
The WVUH Nursing Education Award Program granted $5,000 education awards to eight WVUH employees interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

Applicants were required to submit an application and supporting documentation, as well as be a current WVUH employee and be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited school of nursing for an undergraduate degree.

This year's winners include: Lauren Beiter, Radiology Department; Carol Butcher, 10 East; Tonya Hull, Resource Pool/Skilled Nursing Unit; Christy Hulvey, 7 West; Adriane Janssen, Center for Education and Organizational Development; Kenneth Nard, Maternal Infant Care Center; Sally Snoderly, 5 North Operating Room; and Rebecca Stanley, 7 West.
 
 
Scholarship Winners Announced
 
Rachel HalbritterRachel Halbritter, of Morgantown, and Eric Morris, of Fairmont, have each been selected to receive a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from WVUH.

Halbritter is the daughter of Theresa Halbritter (Care Management) and Kevin Halbritter, MD (WVU School of Medicine). She plans to study primary education at WVU.

Eric MorrisMorris is the son of Lisa (6 East) and Michael Morris. He will study exercise physiology/pre-med at WVU.

Each year, the Hospital awards scholarships to two children of WVUH employees who will attend college as freshmen at the start of the upcoming school year. In addition to being a child of a WVUH employee, the student must demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, as well as leadership in one of the following areas: school, community activities, employment or a personal situation.

Halbritter and Morris were recognized during a luncheon at the Hospital on July 31.
 
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