Kristi Gannon
Kristi Gannon

Kristi Gannon retires from Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital

WESTON, W.Va. – Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Adult Fitness Nurse Supervisor Kristi Gannon retired from Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after 27 years at the Hospital.  She has directed the department for many years and oversaw national accreditation that both the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Departments received.

“I am most proud of our Cardiopulmonary Department staff and the way they care for our patients. We are certified in both cardiac and pulmonary rehab which says a lot for a rural hospital.  Our greatest asset is our community members. Our adult fitness program participants are the very best. I will miss my conversations with them,” she said.

Her career at SJMH began on the Med Surg Unit where she was a nurses’ aide before completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1996. During her time at Stonewall, she found her role models and included nursing heroes Mary Ellen Bragg, Terrie Clevenger, Betty Mertz and the “great” Avah Stalnaker.

Kristi has a great love of Stonewall and said, “The best part of working in a small hospital is that we’re able to care for our own through fundraisers, health fairs, and our own employee support fund.  I had hoped before retiring to see a new Hospital built and to see the current campus completely smoke-free.”

She has deep roots in the community having served as a 4-H leader for the past 25 years and currently serving on the Lewis County 4-H Foundation and Lewis County Heart Society boards. She is a vibrant member of the Horizon Church. Kristi was instrumental in promoting healthy living through the creation of hospital-sponsored walk runs.  Every month she traveled to the Weston Arbors to provide health screenings for residents there. 

Kristi has a great love for SJMH having been born there in 1975.  All three of her children – Khori (husband, Clay Todd); Kaleb (fiancé, Abby Watson); and Kyle (girlfriend, Grace Materne) were born at Stonewall, too.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and “soul mate” Scott.

Her departure is bittersweet and she concluded, “I am so thankful for the friendships, memories and relationships made over the past 27 years. Stonewall Jackson Hospital will always be a special part of my life.”

Featured

SHOPS & SERVICES

City seeking proposals for theatre-style seating in Colonial Arts Center

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon plans to seek bids from seating manufacturers for theatre-style seating in the new Colonial Arts Center. At Buckhannon City Council’s Nov. 17 meeting, Colonial Arts Center Manager Anne Wilson presented a slideshow outlining the […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Local instrumentalists say invitation to play at The Greenbrier is ‘one of their dreams’ come true

BUCKHANNON – Two local musicians have been invited to perform at The Greenbrier resort for seven days in December. Key to Adam, the musical duo that includes finger-style guitarist Adam Moyer and violinist-fiddler Kiara Williams, was invited to play several […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

SHOPS & SERVICES

Off the Cuff with Eddie Vincent

Here’s the latest episode of the new My Buckhannon member exclusive feature: Off the Cuff with sports editor Duane Carpenter. In this edition, Duane chats with Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School assistant football coach Eddie Vincent, who will also serve as an […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Soccer Bucs’ Gregory and Auvil named to Second Team All-State

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Josh Gregory and Dalton Auvil both received honors on the 2022 WVHSSCA Boys Class AAA All-State soccer team. Gregory, a senior defender, and Auvil, a senior keeper, both were named to the Second Team. Gregory led the […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

B-U’s Cale receives All-State Class AAA soccer honors

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Chloe Cale was the lone Lady Buc to be recognized on the 2022 WVHSSCA Girls Class AAA All-State soccer team. The senior forward was named to the Honorable Mention squad. Cale recently was named to the Big […]

Become a premium member to unlock immediate access to this story for our LOWEST PRICE EVER. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Slone scores 19 but ‘Cats fall at home to FSU, 92-72

BUCKHANNON, WV. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-4, 0-2) men’s basketball team fell in a conference versus Fairmont State (4-0, 2-0) on Tuesday (Nov. 22) afternoon at the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, WV. WVWC Leaders

SHOPS & SERVICES

11th Annual 5K Turkey Trot held at Belington Wellness Center

BELINGTON — Community sponsors and volunteers came together on Saturday, Nov. 5 to support the Barbour Community Health Association’s eleventh annual Turkey Trot. This event is held each year to raise funds for the Heart

Cars for Kids effort drives $86K to WVU Medicine Children’s

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A month-long fundraising effort by West Virginia auto dealers steered $86,350 in support to WVU Medicine Children’s to aid kids dealing with health challenges.  The second annual Cars for Kids initiative invited participating auto