WESTON, W.Va.– Libby Moody Brown, an Emergency Department tech and secretary, is retiring from Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) at the end of May. Libby has been a dedicated SJMH employee for the past 29 years. She will be honored with a retirement reception on Thursday, June 3, at noon on the ground floor of SJMH.
Libby began her SJMH career in 1992 as a nursing secretary before transferring to the Emergency Department as an ED tech/secretary, where she has worked for the past 16 years. During her tenure at SJMH, she has seen a multitude of changes in healthcare.
“There have been quite a few adjustments over the past decades that I have been here at SJMH. Having everything computerized is a major change but I think healthcare changes continuously with new products, procedures, and programs,” she said. “The one area which remains the same is the fact that I have made so many friends here. Those friendships will last a lifetime.”
Libby has been married to her husband, Dwayne, for 20 years. He is a minister with several churches in Upshur County. She has one daughter, Joni, an optical technician, and stepson Mikel, an LPN. The couple have two grandsons, Jeffrey and Jacob, who both work for the WV Department of Highways.
“Libby has been a truly dedicated employee, as you can see by 29 years of service to our hospital,” said SJMH Chief Nursing Officer, Carole Norton. “She has seen many changes, including our computerizations. She has had to work with many personalities with staff and patients, be the right hand of the physicians, and be the smiling face for the ED. She will be missed by all of us.”
Libby, a breast cancer survivor, looks forward to her time at home as she begins her retirement.
“I will enjoy sitting on my porch watching the birds when retired. Even though we live within the city limits, we have a lot of wildlife right outside my front door. It will be fun just being home and doing my crafts and enjoying life,” she concluded.