Reed named general manager of J.C. Penney at Huntington Mall

J.C. Penney has named Stephen Reed general manager of its Barboursville store, effective immediately. Reed has been with the company for four years and brings a wealth of retail experience in his role in the company's highest level of store leadership.

Prior to his new role, Reed served as the assistant manager of merchandising of the Barboursville location. He held the role of general manager at Old Navy before joining the company and has over 14 years of retail management experience.

Reed obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting and his Master of Business Administration from Marshall University.

J.C. Penney first opened its doors in the Huntington Mall on April 22, 1981.

Marshall Dermatology names new department administrator

Marshall Health has named Teresa Alexander as department administrator for Marshall Dermatology. In that role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations, administrative and human resources functions of the department.

Alexander joined Marshall Health in 2014 and has served as a patient service representative supervisor and an operations analyst in the department of internal medicine. She worked previously as a scheduling coordinator at Cabell Huntington Hospital and an office manager for a local gastroenterology practice.

A native of Kentucky, Alexander earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Murray State University.

J.C. Penney salon stylists recognized

Two J.C. Penney salon stylists located in Huntington Mall, Rebecca Bevans and Debbie Blake, were recently awarded the company's highest distinction for salon performance and for their commitment to serving customers and driving results in 2018.

The J.C. Penney Champions Award recognizes the top 10% of J.C. Penney salon professionals who earned the most business through hair, skin or nail services.

Staggs, Price named members of Jenkins Fenstermaker

Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys Xavier Staggs and Anna Price were recently promoted to members of the Jenkins Fenstermaker law firm.

Staggs joined Jenkins Fenstermaker in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as counsel for a financial group, as an associate attorney for a firm in Charleston and managed a business law firm in Washington, D.C. He earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University and earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from Ohio State University. He focuses his practice on business services and estate planning. Staggs is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

Price joined Jenkins Fenstermaker in 2016 after beginning her legal career with two firms in the Huntington region. Price focuses her practice throughout West Virginia in the areas of simple and complex estate planning and administration, tax, corporations and probate litigation. She is a graduate of Marshall University and earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law.

Physicians named surgeons of excellence

Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) has received the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery by Surgery Review Corp. (SRC) for the second year in a row. In addition, three additional surgeons have achieved Surgeon of Excellence designations by SRC. CHH is the only hospital in West Virginia to receive this designation.

Physicians achieving Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology are Paul S. Lee, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) at Cabell Huntington Hospital's Women's Health, and Andrea Kellar, M.D., OB/GYN.

Blaine Nease, M.D., bariatric surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been recognized as a Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

A total of 10 physicians at CHH hold the Surgeon of Excellence designation.

For more information on minimally invasive procedures at Cabell Huntington Hospital, call 304-781-IMIS (4647).

Bon Secours Mercy Health names Smith president of group

Bon Secours Mercy Health announces that Patton Paul Smith Jr. will join Bon Secours Mercy Health as the Mid-American Group president, effective July 1.

Smith will report to Dr. Wael Haidar, chief clinical officer, and Brian Smith, chief operating officer. He assumes the role from Mike Garfield, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Smith will oversee all Mid-American Group operations, helping to continue the group's foundation of innovation and excellence, while bringing best practices for efficiency and effective care delivery across the geography.

Most recently, he served as president of Division III operations for Community Health Systems (CHS) where he provided executive leadership to division operations teams supporting 26 acute care hospitals in six states, with full profit and loss responsibility. He supported the execution of hospital strategic plans to produce growth, improvements in quality measures and patient satisfaction, operational and financial metrics and competitive position in the marketplace.

Prior to joining CHS, Smith was with Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) for 14 years, where he served as a vice president and as chief executive officer of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He consistently achieved quality and financial objectives at HMA and was awarded HMA Administrator of the Year in 1999 and the HMA Special Recognition Award in 2002 for achieving superior results.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and marketing from Mercer University and a Master of Business and Health Administration from Georgia State University. He and his family are relocating to Cincinnati.

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