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RVHS names new community health services director

As community health services director, Mrs.

Tuesday, August 10, 1999

As community health services director, Mrs. Meehan will oversee the operation of a growing number of RVHS clinics in Lawrence and Scioto counties. She also will direct community service programs and assist in other areas.

She holds a registered nurse degree from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, a bachelor of science in nursing from Ohio University in Athens and a master of science in nursing from Bellarmine College in Louisville, Ky. Both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees were awarded summa cum laude.

Mrs. Meehan has a wide background in nursing.

As vice president for mission effectiveness at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, she implemented a patient advocacy program and monitored ongoing assessment of patient satisfaction and community social issues. She also served as rehabilitation and wellness services director at OLBH, which included cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, weight loss, Smokenders, employee wellness, etc., and was head nurse of the Care Unit, a 40-bed residential chemical dependency treatment unit for adults and adolescents.

From 1991-95, Mrs. Meehan served as director of nursing, education and research for King’s Daughters’ Medical Center. She coordinated activities relating to orientation, continuing education and staff development. From 1995 to the present, she served as a consultant providing specialized health care education on Joint Commission preparedness, continuous quality improvement, leadership courses, documentation processes and patient-focused care.

She also has taught part-time for Ohio University, Morehead State University and Bellarmine College. Most recently, she was a full-time faculty member in Marshall University’s bachelor of science in nursing program.

She and her husband, Jim, president of Meehan Steel, live in Ironton. They have three children: Hilary, a graduate of Miami University in Oxford with a degree in architecture; Maureen, who is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and who will attend graduate school this fall at The Ohio State University to study urban planning; and Dan, who was a well-known athlete at Ironton High School during his years as a student there and who will attend Coastal Carolina College in South Carolina.

RVHS currently operates clinics in Ironton, Coal Grove, South Point, Kitts Hill and Wheelersburg.