Pair named chamber members of the month

Susie Cvechko and Jerry Lantz were named the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for November.

Cvechko is director of Inpatient Services at Broaddus Hospital in Philippi. Lantz is the county circuit clerk.

Lantz is a Philippi native who still maintains the family farm in Wellington Heights. He is a Philip Barbour High School and Alderson-Broaddus College graduate. He also completed several training seminars sponsored by the West Virginia Supreme Court. He was a cashier at the First National Bank and substitute teacher in Barbour County schools before being elected circuit clerk in 1994.

Lantz is a member of Masonic Lodge 52 AF&AM and member of Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Philippi Lions Club.

Lantz works at the courthouse in Philippi where officials and their staff assess and collect taxes, manage county, state, and federal elections, provide for public safety through the Sheriff’s Office and conduct county business.

The second floor of the courthouse contains the renovated courtroom of the 19th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia presided over by Judge Alan Moats. Lantz’s role is to implement the legal process for both circuit and family courts (the latter under family court judge Beth Longo), which he has done for the past 19 years.

Cvechko graduated from Philip Barbour High School and the Camden Clark Hospital School of Nursing in Parkersburg. She has been affiliated with Broaddus Hospital since 1968, holding administrative positions for the past 22 years. She is a member of the West Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives, the West Virginia Health Care Association and the West Virginia Hospital Association Small Rural Hospital Focus Group. She is also a member of the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control and the Region 6/7 Task Force under Homeland Security. She is treasurer of PEO and a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church Administrative Board.

“Broaddus Hospital employees work as a team to meet the needs of our patients, residents and visitors,” she said. “Our patients and residents always come first. It’s great to be able to work in my home town and strive to meet the healthcare needs of our community every day.”

Broaddus Hospital was established as a community-owned facility in 1954 and is located on Mansfield Hill in Philippi. It was the second in the nation to be certified as a Rural Primary Care Hospital in 1994 and later converted to a Critical Access hospital. It has been managed by Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins since 1992.

and is now a member of the Davis Health System. Broaddus Hospital has 72 active beds and a 60-bed skilled intermediate nursing unit known as Mansfield Place. A full-service laboratory and pharmacy are on-site, and a radiology unit offers X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and certified digital mammography.

Mansfield Place is certified by Medicare and Medicaid, while an on-site physical therapy facility offers physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to inpatients, outpatients and Mansfield Place residents. Respiratory therapy is available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis through Davis Home Plus, while behavioral health services include treatment, medication and therapy.