Donna Ruffner has been named head nurse of the Medical/Surgical II Unit at Fallston General Hospital.
Ruffner received an associate's degree in nursing from Essex Community College. An employee at Fallston General Hospital for three years, she was a patient care coordinator in the Medical/Surgical II Unit before accepting her new position.
Previously, she worked in the telemetry units at Franklin square Hospital in Baltimore and Holy Spirit Hospital in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
ACTON IS NAMED VP
The Upper Chesapeake Health System Inc. has named Allan H. Acton vice president, marketing and business development.
Acton comes from Mercy Medical Center Inc. in Baltimore, where he was the director of marketing and planning for the past five years.
He earned a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College in Maryland, a master of science in urban planning for The Johns Hopkins University and bachelor of arts degree from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
DANCERS WIN PRIZE
Dr. Dahlia Hirsch and her dance partner, Kenny Roessell, recently competed in the Fifth Annual Country Western Dance Championship in Harrisburg, Pa.
The couple placed second in Division II in the cha-cha, West coast swing, and Arizona swing competitions; they also made the finals in the waltz, two-step and polka.
Hirsch, director of the Hirsch Eye Group in Havre de Grace and Fallston, also is accomplished in clogging.
Roessell is a dance instructor in Washington with 10 years experience incountry dancing.
The couple can be seen at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 on Nashville Network television when they perform on the country western "Club Dance" show.
LIBRARY GROUP ELECTIONS
The Friends of Joppa Branch, Harford County Library, elected officers for 1992 at its November meeting.
Serving the organization as president will be Fran Salbeck; Beverly Kott, vice president; Pam Reiter, treasurer; Susan Fiore, secretary; Annette Thielman and Ann Kerr, members at large.
PAPPAS RECEIVES AWARD
Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Harford CommunityCollege, received the District II Pacesetter Award from the NationalCouncil for Marketing and Public Relations for exemplary leadership at a two-year post secondary institution in the field of marketing.
The NCMPR is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, which annually presents the award to presidents/CEO's who have displayed exemplary communication skills and techniques in their work in marketing.