Weston, W.Va. – At the 85th annual Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Dinner on November 6, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Stalnaker was named the Lewis County Businessman of the year. The award was sponsored by the Citizens Bank of Weston and presented by Angela Cedeno, Director of Clinical Operations at the Hospital.
Stalnaker was honored for several factors including: implementing business growth, enjoying an outstanding reputation, developing quality business acumen, and exhibiting problem-solving expertise. He has worked for Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for nearly a decade, first as Assistant Administrator, and currently as Chief Administrative Officer. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with over 25 years of financial and leadership experience. Stalnaker previously served as CEO at William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital and as Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities.
“I am truly honored and humbled in receiving this award from the LC Chamber of Commerce. I believe being part of our larger community in addition to leading local businesses is key in our current and continued success in Lewis County,” Stalnaker said. “The support of the entire staff and Mon Health makes this award possible and for that I am incredibly thankful.”
Stalnaker is highly invested in the local community, and represents Mon Health System on multiple organizations, including as:
- President of Weston Rotary Club
- President of Lewis County School Advisory Council
- Board Member of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
- Board Member and Past President of Lewis County Senior Center
- Board Member and Past Treasurer of Lewis County Chamber of Commerce
- Member of Lewis County Blueprint Community
- Member of Region VII Planning and Development Council
- Member of Lewis County Economic Development Authority
- Past Member and President of Jane Lew Lions Club
Kevin has also been very supportive of raising the overall health of the residents of Lewis County by supporting and encouraging the development of Pace Yourself Lewis County, which consists of 5Ks in multiple locations throughout the County.
Stalnaker is proud of Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital’s reputation and recent honors, including the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety “A” Grade, which ranks hospital quality and patient safety measures in the country. The most recent “A” rating was the third consecutive for Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, and they are the only hospital in WV to earn this designation. The Hospital was also recently received a 5-star Hospital Rating through CMS and received a Gold Honor from the WV Hospital Association as well as named one of the top 100 Safety Net Hospitals in the country.
Like many hospitals across the country, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital was taxed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding staff, equipment, and resources was paramount and the hospital fulfilled its vision of providing an extraordinary patient experience, compassionate care, and clinical excellence under Stalnaker’s leadership.
To learn more about Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, visit StonewallJacksonHospital.com.