Camden Clark honors leadership graduates

PARKERSBURG – The Laurence B. Mallory Leadership Academy of Camden Clark Medical Center graduated its seventh class on Aug. 29 at the Parkersburg Country Club.

The academy, under the direction of Nancy Brooks, director of organization development and support services, is a one-year program limited to candidates chosen by the hospital’s senior leadership.

Participants are required to take classes and electives totaling 110 hours. In addition, a hospital project, shadowing, community service and personal assessments are required.

According to Brooks, the participants not only learn about effective leadership but about themselves as well.

“It certainly is a commitment on the part of the participants,” said Brooks, “but I believe all of the graduates would say that it was a year well spent studying the principles of leadership, learning more about their organization and most importantly more about themselves.”

Employees successfully completing the Leadership Academy for 2013 were Annie Burke, clinical informatics analyst; Susan Abdella, director of emergency services; Michelle Gillespie, manager of human resources; Back Row: Jill Morrison, director, revenue cycle; Rob Davis, RN, manager of oncology; Amy Arnold, legal services; Barry Justice, manager of engineering St. Joseph’s Campus; and Taia Lincicome, patient access director.

The Laurence B. Mallory Leadership Academy was established with the support of the Camden Clark Foundation. The program was renamed in 2012 after former board Chairman Larry Mallory, who was devoted to the efforts of the medical center and particularly the Leadership Academy.