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Franklin appointed director of telehealth
Mountain Health Network (MHN) has appointed Christy Franklin, MS, BSN, RN, CNRN as Telehealth System Manager.
Franklin has system-wide responsibility for the design and oversight of inpatient and outpatient telehealth services and programs in accordance with the MHN strategic plan. This includes both the overall development and operation of health-related services through information technology and electronic telecommunications.
An employee of St. Mary’s Medical Center since 1985, Franklin will also continue in her current role as Director of St. Mary’s Regional Neuroscience Center and the Regional Joint Replacement Center. She received her Masters in Health Care Administration from Marshall University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of West Virginia, and her RN degree from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse in Neuroscience and a Former Registered Nurse in Critical Care. Franklin also holds an Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate from the University of Delaware.
Hudson Joins BesTitle Team as Underwriting Advisor
BesTitle Agency Inc. of Vienna, West Virginia, has added John “Chuck” Hudson as their company’s technical advisor.
Originally from Vienna, Hudson graduated in 2005 from Fordham University (Bronx, New York) and graduated in 2010 from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama.
Hudson was previously a partner at the law firm of Bowles Rice LLP and has over 10 years of industry experience in real estate law, practicing in energy and real estate development, as well as estate and trust planning. He joins a team of lawyers working with BesTitle Agency, will be based in their newest office in Vienna, and will assist in the management and operations of the Charleston and Huntington offices.
BesTitle Agency is a full-service title insurance agency specializing in residential and commercial transactions, serving Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Webb, Martin to lead First State Bank’s business development team
The First State Bank, based in Winchester, Ohio, has announced plans to open a loan production office at 1627 Greenup Ave., Suite 209, in Ashland.
Mark Webb and Joe Martin, both business development officers, will staff the office and focus on growing commercial and residential loans in Ashland as well as surrounding areas of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. . The office will have regular opening hours and will also be open by appointment.
Webb, originally from West Virginia, graduated from Oak Hill High School and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of West Virginia. He now resides in Wheelersburg, Ohio, and has worked in the tri-state area for over 20 years.
Mark has over 21 years of banking experience and has managed banking centers in Kentucky and West Virginia. He has spent the past eight years focusing on business development in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors and watching different genres of movies.
A graduate of Ironton Saint Joseph High School, Martin then attended Ohio University, as well as Marshall University for AIB courses.
Martin resides in Ironton and brings over 35 years of experience to his role as Business Development Officer for First State Bank. He has spent 30 years in senior banking management and has experience in collections, branch administration, and retail and mortgage lending. Her hobbies include fishing and coaching girls’ softball.
“With the recent acquisition of banking centers in Lawrence and Martin counties, we are very pleased to announce the opening of our loan production office in Ashland,” said Mike Pell, President and CEO of First State Bank, in a press release. “With Joe and Mark leading our business development team in Ashland and surrounding areas, we have experienced lenders ready to meet the lending needs of this community,” said Pell.
First State Bank offers products to its customers that include traditional, personal, business and agricultural loan and deposit solutions. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of using online banking, mobile banking, and mobile wallets. FSB mobile app users also have the option to deposit mobile checks, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.
The First State Bank opened in 884. With 17 banking centers in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky, all operations and management of the banking centers are controlled locally.