William R. Blanchard III of Millersville recently joined the staff of Harbor Hospital Center as executive vice president/chief operating officer.
A native of Louisiana, Blanchard has an extensive background in the health care industry and is a member of the American College Healthcare Executives.
Blanchard began his career at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore as assistant administrator and was most recently administrator of Western Hills Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.
His new responsibilities include managing patient care and support services.
NURSING HOME AWARDS
Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Parkrecently sponsored their annual awards banquet for their employees. The following members were cited for one year of service to the nursing center:
Mildred Kashmere, Beth Burtt, Diana Hancock, Kathleen Surgent, Nancy Leonard, Annette Billups, Lisa Bowie, Tonya Brown, Robert Carderelli, Marjorie Lear, Mattie Berthiaume, Connie Coombs, Patricia Gant, Veronica Hall, Sharon Sims, Laura Wachter, Karen Weigman, Laura M. Harrison, Patricia Lentz, Gaylene Smith, Angela Siegert, Lindy Itter, Angel Arrington, Mary Collison, Corrine Newton, Tammy Ryan, Norma Fritz, Darlene Higgins, Linda Parrotte, Laura Beverly, Helen Cosner, Karen Goldsborough, Yvonne Mabane, Barbara Vitale, Lisa Walker,Tammy Conaway-Mason, Toni Hynes and Mary Purdham.
Recognized for five years of service were: Lynn Pollock, Patricia Baker, Joyce Coggiano, Evelyn Bowie, Sue Tice, Audrey Lucas and Cass Gorski.
Perfectattendance for a year was achieved by Faye Wilson, Wanda Spriggs, Kathleen Surgent, Virgie Allen, Bert Cullison, Lynn Pollock, Kristen Jones and Carolyn Scurry.
Angela Siegert received the special honor of Employee of the Month.
LYNCH ELECTED TO AANA
Garrett J. Lynch, M.D., director of Anne Arundel Orthopedic Surgeons' Arthroscopy and Sports Injury Center, has been elected to the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
Lynch is one of a select few orthopedic surgeons in the state of Maryland to be formally admitted to this prestigious organization. He has practiced orthopedic and arthroscopic surgery in Annapolis since 1986 and is on the surgical staff of the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
AANA was formed in 1981 to collect and disseminate the most advanced research and technical information on arthroscopy throughout North America.
KING JOINS PRACTICE
Charles E.King, M.D. F.A.C.P., has joined Digestive Disorders Associates, an Annapolis-based medical practice specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
King is a board certified gastroenterologist and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Before joining the firm, King was associate professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy at theUniversity of Florida. He is active with the Air National Guard ad is a state air surgeon.
EMMONS MOST BEAUTIFUL
Janet Emmons of Churchton has been named Anne Arundel County's Most Beautiful Person 1991.
Emmons was nominated by several people whose lives she touched as"Sunrise the Clown," a persona she dons when trying to brighten the lives of children with cancer.
Her crusade includes visiting children in hospitals, sponsoring fund-raisers for children and the American Cancer Society and the opening of a vacation place called "FantasyValley" near Deep Creek Lake for families of children with cancer. She is an employee of Hechinger in Lanham.
Emmons will represent the county at a ceremony with Gov. William Donald Schaefer on Nov. 6 atSt. John's College.
The nominees for Anne Arundel County's Most Beautiful Person 1991 were: