WCA Hospital recognizes JBC alums

JAMESTOWN – If you were to walk through WCA Hospital in Jamestown, it would not be too difficult to find a member of staff who graduated from Jamestown Business College.

To date, 57 alumni of JBC are currently employed at WCA Hospital in a variety of fields. Recently, 32 of those employees gathered at the hospital for a group photograph commemorating the long-standing relationship between WCA Hospital and JBC graduates. College and hospital administration were also on hand for the occasion.

The opportunity was part of an educational and awareness initiative designed to highlight colleges like JBC. The focus of the campaign is the successes and job opportunities students have enjoyed and employers have realized through various relationships with colleges, like JBC.

JBC President David Conklin said that it was exciting to see the group of JBC graduates assembled.

“It was great to see so many familiar faces again, and it was even more pleasing to see the levels of professional success that our graduates have obtained since they left the college. That they have obtained that career success right here in our own community that is a bonus. Our success truly is their success,” Conklin said.

The 57 employees of WCA Hospital that graduated from JBC include: Debra Akin, Patient Registrar; Tammy Anthony, Laboratory Clerk/Courier; Donna Mae Austin, Pharmacy Technician; Kemyatta Austin, Patient Registrar; Robyn Bentham, Financial Counselor; Rosemary Billquist, H.I.M. Specialist; Catherine Black, Customer Service Representative; Karen Bohall, Director of Human Resources; Dennett Carpenter, CDM/Reimbursement Specialist; Margo Carter; Patient Account Representative, Mary Caswell, Chart Analyst; Ryanne Cessna, Coder I; Lisa Christ, Clinical Documentation Specialist; Alisa Cornell, Patient Registrar; Vicki Costantini, Cancer Registry Assistant; Karen Devine, Preregistrar; Linda Edington, Patient Access Coordinator; M. Beebe Ehrman, Patient Registrar; Deborah Ernst, Patient Registrar; Dianne French, Director of Health Information Management; Chelsea Goodwin, PFS Specialist; Dana Grann, Patient Account Specialist; Rebecca Greenfield, Benefits Specialist; Joni Harvey, Director of Documentation Improvement; Barbara Henry, Clinical Laboratory Clerk; Michelle Hines, Orthopedic Office Assistant; Janice Hinterberger, Program Assistant; Tammara Hodges, Director of Imaging Services; Linda Holmes, Preregistrar; Krista Holt, Patient Registrar; Julie Jaroszynski, Transcriptionist; Deborah Johnson, Registered Dietetic Technician; Linda Johnson, Public Relations/Marketing Rep; Sandra Johnson, Cardiology Secretary; Alexandria Keith, Preregistrar; Rebecca Kubera, Behavioral Health Department Secretary; Mary Larson, Cancer Data Management Supervisor; Dawn Latone, Scheduler/Registrar; Janice Macintyre, Patient Registrar; Patricia Manchester, Scheduler/Registrar; Deborah Marker, Switchboard Operator; Christine Melice, Assistant Controller; Ellen Merchant, Patient Account Representative; Karm Messina, Patient Access Coordinator; Donna Messinger, Preregistrar; Shannan Morreale, Quality Improvement/Infection Control Assistant; Tamara Nelson, Unit Clerk, Judy Phillips, H.I.M. Clerk II, Laurie Pollino, Coder III; Dianna Prieur, Program Support Specialist; Amy Roehrig, Cardiology Technician; Linda Sampson, Nursing Administrative Secretary; Sandra Sarro, Transcriptionist; Darren Spetz, Patient Financial Service Analyst; Bonita Stanton, Unit Clerk; Marilyn Town, Patient Account Representative; Melinda Vanarsdale, Occupational Health Collection Technician; and Jennie Marie Young, Patient Account Representative.

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