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H. Stanley Eichenauer, retired president and CEO of Eastway Corp., a community-based provider of behavioral health, rehabilitation, and housing services in West Central Ohio, will become chair of CARF’s (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission) board of trustees for the 2001 term. The board voted Jane Dorval, senior vice president of medical affairs and quality oversight with the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown, PA, to succeed Eichenauer as chair-elect and elected Herb Zaretsky, administrator and clinical associate professor at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York University Medical Center, as secretary-treasurer. The members’ one-year terms began Jan. 1.
McKesson HBOC Inc. in San Francisco, a supply management and health care information technology company, has appointed Keith Mallonee its first chief privacy executive. Mallonee will be responsible for all privacy polices and practices governing the security, confidentiality, and quality of patient information, as well as safeguarding operations and business practices within the company.
Barbara Dybnis, LivHOME director of professional outreach, won the "Exceptional Women in Elder Care" award from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council. Dybnis is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified care manager with over 20 years experience working with the terminally and chronically ill, disabled, and geriatric populations.
Michael S. Ness is the new vice president of sales and marketing for Briggs Corp. in Des Moines, IA, which provides products and services for long-term care, assisted living, home care, hospital, and other health care markets. Ness worked in executive positions for Essilor International, a manufacturer of eyeglass lenses, and has experience in the pharmaceutical instrumentation and medical device markets.