Salem Community Hospital announces appointments

SCH appoints Wheeler as

director of plant operations

SALEM – Salem Community Hospital has announced the appointment of Jerry Wheeler as director of plant operations.

As director, Wheeler oversees the hospital’s approximately 605,000 square feet of buildings and grounds, which includes its extensive construction and remodeling projects; utility and maintenance needs; biomedical equipment program and security services.

A graduate of Stark Technical College, Wheeler earned his degree in electronics engineering technology with a biomedical specialty, and is a certified biomedical electronics technician. Biomedical engineering combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment. Wheeler had served as the hospital’s biomedical communications manager since 2002, prior to his promotion to the director position.

“Salem Community Hospital continues to add new services and facilities, such as the future patient bed tower, to meet our communities’ changing health needs. My staff and I look forward to supporting this growth and providing an environment of safety and excellence for all those who come to the hospital for care,” he said.

SCH names Weyant

as director of nursing

Robin Weyant, RN, MSN, was recently appointed as Salem Community Hospital’s (SCH) director of nursing.

An experienced professional, she has acquired extensive clinical and supervisory experience as a staff nurse, and as the unit manager of the hospital’s emergency department and many of the hospital’s inpatient nursing units.

A graduate of the Aultman Hospital School of Nursing, Weyant completed her bachelor’s of science and master’s of science in nursing degrees through the University of Phoenix.

As director of nursing, she will provide administrative oversight and clinical leadership for the emergency department, ICU and DCU, medical/surgical units, obstetrics/nursery/pediatrics, the staffing and nursing offices, and nursing supervision.

“It is a privilege to serve the community I call home in this capacity. As a lifelong Columbiana County resident, many of the people I see in the hospital are friends and neighbors, and I know how important it is to them to have safe, quality health care nearby. I look forward to working with the physicians and staff of Salem Community Hospital as we continue to provide and enhance our high standards of care,” said Weyant.