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JOINS COLLEGE STAFF:

Keith Murdock recently joined Eastern Gateway Community College as the executive director of marketing, alumni and public relations, according to Jimmie Bruce, president.

Murdock previously served as the director of community relations at Trinity Health System. He had worked at Trinity for 40 years serving in a number of capacities. He began his career at Ohio Valley Hospital in 1978 as the education and training coordinator. He then become director of education in 1981. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations in 1987. He then became the director of marketing and development 2002.

Murdock has been active in the community serving on various boards and committees, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Historic Fort Steuben, Ohio Valley Health Center, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, EGCC, United Way of Jefferson County and The W.I.N.D. Team.

Murdock has received numerous awards for his efforts with Trinity Health System. He received the National Most Wired Award in 1998 for his work on the health system’s website. He also received a first-place award from the National Healthcare Advertising Award in 2017.

In 1978, Murdock graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications education with minors in media and literature.

Murdock hails from West Mifflin, Pa., and has lived in Ohio for the past 40 years. He lives in Wintersville with his wife Janine.

SEMINAR PLANNED: A seminar on workplace violence will be held Sept. 14 at Wheeling Hospital for public and private sector employees responsible for a safe work environment.

“Be Prepared for the Unthinkable” is being presented by the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Center and the McKeen Group. Continuing education credits will be available.

The seminar will benefit school administrators, supervisors, firefighters, security personnel, school resource officers, office managers, risk management personnel, safety managers, contractors, consultants, government representatives and staff, health care providers, human resources personnel, occupational health professionals, pre-hospital providers and others considered vital to safety, officials said.

The seminar, being held in the hospital auditorium, will begin with registration and breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. There is a charge for registration. Wheeling Hospital employees may attend for free.

Checks may be made payable to Wheeling Hospital and sent to Emergency-Trauma Center, attention Nina Cain, Wheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV 26003.

For details, call (304) 243-3007.

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