Sister Joan Kreyenbuhl new member of CCMC board

Sister Joan Kreyenbuhl

PARKERSBURG — Sister Joan Kreyenbuhl has been named to the board of directors at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

“I am delighted and honored to serve on the board of directors of WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center,” Kreyenbuhl said. “I look forward to contributing my experiences to helping the hospital meet the needs of those we serve and renewing friendships with the community at large. I appreciate the opportunity to work with this team of leaders.”

Kreyenbuhl, the eighth member of the hospital’s board of directors, is a native of West Virginia. She entered the founding Congregation of Wheeling on Sept. 8, 1963.

Her educational background includes a bachelor’s of arts in political science with minors in history and education from Wheeling Jesuit University and a master’s in theology and education from St. Louis University. She completed additional certifications in health care leadership, bioethics, catechetics and spiritual direction.

In 1989 she began the Mission Effectiveness Program at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg and served in that position for 22 years. She also served on the board of directors at St. Joseph’s and at St. Francis of Charleston and United Hospital Center in Clarksburg and was chair of St. Joseph’s Ethics Committee.

Kreyenbuhl has served on Catholic Charities Diocesan Board, the Board of the Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, The Arc Board and Good Samaritan Clinic. Active in Parkersburg Rotary, Kreyenbuhl retired from Camden Clark Medical Center in 2011.

Following a Sabbatical opportunity, Kreyenbuhl was elected to serve a five-year term on the Leadership Team of the Congregation of St. Joseph whose Motherhouse is at Rocky River in Cleveland.

Her previous ministry has included teaching and working with elementary and high school students in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, including Parkersburg Catholic.

She also served as director of religious education for 15 years in the Wheeling area in a variety of parish ministries and involvement with children and adult formation.

She enjoys travel, reading, flower gardening, and family, who mostly live in Doddridge, Lewis and Harrison County in West Virginia. She continues to remain active in her parish of St. Margaret Mary.

“Sister Joan’s immense experience in healthcare, leadership and knowledge of the communities and area families we serve will be a true asset to our existing board, “said Steve Altmiller, president and CEO of WVU Medicine Camden Clark. “I am very proud that she is joining us and our seven existing board members who are excellent in their work and commitment to our mission, vision and values.”

Other members of the board of directors are: Chairman Dr. Terry Capel; Vice Chairman Kathy Eddy, McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous AC; Secretary Randy Snider, CEO of Community Bank; Dr. Michael Morehead, WVU Medicine neurologist; Dr. Orton Armstrong, pediatrics and internal medicine; Joe Campbell, market president/Parkersburg Market, WesBanco; Lyn Lovell, business manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 968.

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