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December 4, 2011
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

APPOINTED: Sherry Zisk, registered nurse, has been appointed chief nursing officer at Weirton Medical Center, while Weirton native Barbara Coalter is the hospital's new director of human resources.

Zisk comes to Weirton from the University of Virginia Children's Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., where she served as a transitional leader. She previously had been vice president/chief nursing officer at Western Pennsylvania Hospital from 1987 to 2007 and held positions as director and assistant director of nursing services, and was a member of the faculty of the school of nursing. Zisk began her nursing career at Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and holds an advanced level certification as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.

She begins her duties at Weirton Medical Center on Monday.

Coalter, meanwhile, has more than 20 years of human resource generalist experience, including more than 10 in health care human resources as a compensation analyst and human resources director. Prior to joining Weirton Medical Center, she was human resources director for Satilla Health Services in Waycross, Ga.

She graduated cum laude from Bethany College with a degree in economics and has completed master's degree coursework in organizational development from Central Michigan University. She began her new position on Nov. 15.

CONFERENCE: Shawn Hall recently returned from Seattle where he attended the "Super Computing 2011" Conference, sponsored by the Association of Computing Machines and the Institute for Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

Hall's attendance at the conference was sponsored by BP America, for whom he will begin working in June at the company's U.S. headquarters in Houston. He will be working with BP's high performance computing team.

Shawn graduated in 2011 from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering and is completing his graduate work in the college of engineering.

The son of Alan and Barbara Hall of Steubenville, he is a 2007 graduate of Indian Creek High School.

RECOGNIZED: Falcon Transport Co., a Youngstown-based trucking and transportation company with a terminal in Weirton, received a Patriot Employer Award.

The award is national recognition of the company's support for employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.

The award is sponsored by the National Guard Bureau and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a division of the department of defense.

A representative from the Ohio Committee for ESGR presented Falcon with a department of defense certificate of appreciation and a Patriot lapel pin.

"It's an honor not only to receive this recognition from the U.S. military, but to support those who serve in our armed forces," said Mark Constantini, Falcon executive vice president "We're proud of how our employees' diverse experiences and collective strengths have helped shape the company's culture."

ESGR recognizes civilian employers who play a critical role in the nation's defense by complying with existing employment laws protecting the rights of workers who serve in the Reserves, which comprises nearly 48 percent of the total available military manpower.

 
 

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