Personnel file: Nanticoke Health, WSFS, Health & Social Services, TA Instruments, Supreme Court, St. Francis



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Nanticoke Health names Short president

Nanticoke Health Services and its Board of Directors announced that Penny Short, RN, BSN, has been named President of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. As President, Short will be charged with overseeing all facets of operations for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital including assuming the executive duties of the hospital.

She pursued a nursing career at Delaware Technical Community College. In 2012, Short was honored with the Distinguished Alumni award from Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Campus along with being their 2016. Her healthcare career began at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for 36 years. She has most recently held the position of Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Nanticoke Health Services.

.Short led the hospital to accreditation as the first Primary Stroke Center in Delaware, Level III Trauma Center, ACOS Accredited Cancer Center. Under her direction, Nanticoke has fully implemented a robust Cerner EMR allowing them to receive Meaningful Use II, HIMSS Level 6 certification, and Hospital Most Wired status three consecutive years.

TA Instruments president named

Waters Corporation announced that Jonathan M. Pratt has been named Waters Corporation Senior Vice President and President of TA Instruments, New Castle, a Walters company.

Pratt holds a BSc in chemistry from the University of Reading, UK and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

WSFS names mortgage chief

Patrick J. Keenan is the new Senior Vice President and Director of Mortgage Sales at WSFS Mortgage, a division ofWSFS Bank. He will report to Jeffrey M. Ruben, President of WSFS Mortgage.

Keenan joins WSFS from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University, a Master ofBusiness AdministrationfromEastern University, and he is a graduate of theABA Stonier Graduate School of Bankingat theUniversity of Delaware.

Health care quality director named

Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced the appointment of Yrene Waldron, former Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, to lead the Division of Health Care Quality.

Waldron worked in the acute care setting prior to serving as the Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association from 1998 until this year, when she retired. She was responsible for monitoring, reviewing and analyzing federal and state statutes and regulations, and communicating changes to her members; coordinating educational seminars; and representing the organization on boards and commissions in Delaware and nationally.

Waldron succeeds Mary Peterson, who retired in April.

Delaware Supreme Court administrator retires

Delaware Supreme Court Administrator William S. Montgomery is retiring from the court after five years of service. In recognition of his 40 years of service, he was awarded the Order of the First State by Governor John S. Carney.

Before becoming Court Administrator for the Delaware Supreme Court in November 2014, he worked as the Executive Director for the Delaware Zoo for two years, starting in 2013. At the same time, he worked as a senior adviser with Econosult Solutions Inc., a Philadelphia-based firm which provides business and public policy makers with economic consulting services and analyses across a broad range of subject areas.

Saint Francis Healthcare adds physicians

Saint Francis Healthcare has added two new Family Medicine physicians to its staff: Aaron Weaver, DO, and Elizabeth Ebueng, MD. Both are practitioners who see patients from newborns to senior citizens, and both are currently accepting new patients.

Weaver received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at Saint Francis Hospital. Weaver earned a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Ebueng received her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Saint Martin, Netherland Antilles. She completed her residency in family and community medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Ebueng serves as associate director of the Saint Francis Family Medicine residency program. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Delaware Tech names athletic director

Delaware Technical Community College recently hired Michael Ryan, an alumnus of Delaware Tech, as the new collegewide director of athletics.

Ryan comes to Delaware Tech from Delaware Military Academy, where he served as athletics director for five years and as the head football coach for five seasons. Prior to that, Ryan was a guidance counselor at Thomas McKean High School in Wilmington for 17 years. During his time at McKean, he also coached football, golf, basketball, and track.

In addition to his associate degree in criminal justice, Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wilmington University and obtained a Master of Education in School Counseling from Wilmington University.

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