Mon Health System and Mon General Hospital Announce Board Changes
Posted Date: 8/9/2011
The Boards of Directors of Monongalia Health System and Monongalia
General Hospital recently elected new board chairmen and added several
Glenn Adrian is the new Chairman of the Monongalia
Health System Board of Directors and Sarah Minear is the new Chairman of
the Mon General Hospital Board of Directors. Monongalia Health System
is the parent company of Mon General Hospital, Mon HealthCare Equipment
and Supplies, Monongalia EMS and The Village at Heritage Point.
members include Bobbie Hawkins on the Monongalia Health System Board of
Directors and Helen Blevins, Terry L. Shaffer and Natalie Stone on the
Mon General Board of Directors. The new members’ first board meeting was
held on Aug. 2.
“It’s a privilege to serve as Chairman of the
Mon Health System Board of Directors,” Adrian said. “I’m looking forward
to leading the Board as we embark upon the continual evolution of
healthcare delivery in our community.
“For a strong community
hospital like Mon General Hospital to remain viable, it needs to be led by a
strong volunteer leadership board,” Adrian said. “Mon Health System and
Mon General Hospital have been fortunate throughout the years to have had a
commitment from community members to serve on its boards and that
tradition continues with our newest members.”
Adrian has been a
member of the Mon Health System Board of Directors since 2006. He also
served on The Foundation of Mon General Hospital Board of Directors from
“Mon General Hospital has a great Board of Directors and I'm honored to be the new chairman,” Minear said.
hospital has long enjoyed a strong reputation for providing quality
healthcare to the region,” Minear said. “We have very progressive goals
to keep Mon General on the cutting edge of quality healthcare and my
role as chairman will be to keep our focus on those goals to bring them
Minear joined the Mon General Hospital Board of Directors
in 2007. She previously served three terms in the West Virginia State
Senate, having been elected in 1994, 1998 and 2002, representing the
14th Senatorial District. In addition, she has been active on numerous
The Monongalia Health System Board of Directors welcomed one new member:
Hawkins has been the Business Development Manager at Alpha Associates,
Inc. since 2004, a position created to further develop the marketing
strategy of the firm. Alpha Associates is a local architectural and
Prior to becoming the Business Development
Manager, Hawkins was the Marketing Coordinator at Alpha Associates. She
was also a loan officer and assistant branch manager at Bartlett
Hawkins serves as the Vice Chair of Membership for the
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Co-Chair of
the Citizens Review Board for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston
Counties and the Vice President of the Monongalia County 4-H Leaders
Association. She is also involved with Leadership Monongalia, Leadership
West Virginia, the Cheat Lake Sailors 4-H Club and is on the Board of
Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown.
received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Harding
University and her Associates in Business from Ohio Valley College.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Mon Health
System Board,” Hawkins said. “Morgantown and the surrounding areas are
extremely blessed to have a comprehensive healthcare system to serve our
healthcare needs. At a time in history when the healthcare industry is
on unsteady ground, I will do my best to strengthen the Mon Health
System through effective stewardship and service.”
The Mon General Hospital Board of Directors welcomed three new members:
Blevins is the Manger of Clinical Occupational and Non-Occupational
Healthcare at CONSOL Energy. She has extensive experience managing
CONSOL’s substance abuse program and is recognized as one of the most
knowledgeable authorities on the problem of substance abuse in the
mining industry. Blevins has worked in the mining industry for over 31
years in various healthcare positions. She has a BS Degree in Nursing
from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and has also worked in clinical
nursing at Mercy Hospital and Jefferson Hospital in Pittsburgh, as well
Blevins has had frequent contact with Mon General,
including physicians and the Emergency Department, through CONSOL
workers utilizing the hospital for workers comp and short-term
disability. In addition, she works with Mon General Community Wellness
to offer annual health fairs for CONSOL employees and retirees.
General Hospital is an exceptional hospital,” Blevins said. “I have seen the
care the hospital provides, not only to our (CONSOL) employees, but to
our employees’ family members. Mon General Hospital is constantly working to meet
the needs of the community. To me, that is so important.
“I’m very honored and happy to be part of the team of the Mon General Board of Directors,” she said.
Blevins resides in Bridgeville, PA.
L. Shaffer is a Morgantown native and a graduate of Morgantown High
School. He received his BS degree in Business Administration from West
Virginia University. He has been Market President at United Bank since
1996, and has worked as a commercial lender at Community Bank and Trust,
was President of Mountaineer National Bank, was President of CB&T
of Monongalia County and a commercial lender at Huntington National
Bank. His community involvement includes Rotary and serving on the
Mylan Park Board of Directors, the Mon General Hospital Finance
Committee and the Morgantown Area Partnership Board of Directors.
a native of and professional in Morgantown, I appreciate and want to
help maintain the high quality of healthcare being provided by Mon
General Hospital,” Shaffer said. “It is essential in finding and employing
professionals in our market, as well as attracting new businesses to our
community. I am joining the Mon General Hospital Board of Directors to aid in
the continuation of quality service to this community, their patients
and their employees.”
Natalie Stone is the Executive Director of
the North Central Building and Construction Trades Council, an AFL-CIO
affiliated organization representing more than 3,000 construction
workers in the North Central and Eastern Panhandle regions of West
Virginia. She is also a member of IBEW Local 596, a representative on
the West Virginia State Building Trades Executive Board and has served
on the auditing committee for the WV AFL-CIO at various conventions. She
presently serves on the WV Attorney General’s Consumer Advocate Board
and was recently selected to serve on the Mon General Auxiliary’s 2011
Ball of the Year Committee. Raised in Preston County, she now resides in
“My connection through the Building Trades and the
3,000 working families that I represent may enable me to better serve
the community and the hospital with my service as a member of the Mon
General Board,” Stone said. “My own family has experienced medical
situations over the years and I have been impressed with the compassion
shown to us by the hospital staff and administration.
honor for me to now consider myself a member of the Mon General Hospital team and
know that that same compassion will be shown to the families in North
Central West Virginia,” she said. “I have had the opportunity to work
closely with the leadership at Mon General and I feel confident in their
ability to lead us in the healthcare challenges we face now, and in the
future, and therefore I am extremely honored to be part of that team.”
The Monongalia Health System Board of Directors consists of Adrian,
Chairman; Zack George, Ph.D., Vice Chairman; Mike DeProspero,
Secretary/Treasurer; Susan Capelle, MD; Mon Health System President and
CEO Darryl Duncan; Don Gallion; Hawkins; Alan Hess, MD; Patrick Martin,
Immediate Past Chair; Robert Maust; Carol Rushford; George Snider, MD;
Wade Stoughton, MD; and Ron Stovash. Billy Atkins and David Myerberg,
MD, left the Board when their terms expired on June 30. There is one
vacancy on the Board which will be filled at a later date.
Mon General Hospital Board of Directors consists of Minear, Chairman; Roger King,
MD, Vice Chairman; Sister Nancy White, Secretary/Treasurer and
Immediate Past Chair; Adrian; Blevins; Duncan; Robin Garrett, DO, Mon
General Chief of Medical Staff; Martin; Carol Rushford; Shaffer; Dr.
Stoughton; and Stone. The new members replace Atkins, Joseph Kun and
Mary Petropoulos whose terms expired on June 30.
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