Dysart elected

Dennis A. Dysart has been elected president of the Virginia Association of Community Banks. Dysart is President and Chief Operating Officer of First Bank in Strasbourg.

He graduated in 1993 from Bridgewater College and in 1997 from the Jack T. Conn Graduate School of Community Banking in Oklahoma City.

During his 28-year banking career, he led a full banking acquisition earlier this year and earlier led the formation of a large branch and deposit network. The bank reached $ 1.4 billion in assets, with branches located throughout the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia.

Active in the local community, Dysart serves and has served on a number of nonprofit boards, both locally and statewide. He is a past chair of the Shenandoah County Economic Development Board and received the 2019 VACB Community Banker of the Year award.

Health Valley

Valley Health Winchester Medical Center received its fourth consecutive “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national independent nonprofit oversight organization.

The Leapfrog Group has assigned an A, B, C, D or F rating to 2,901 general acute care hospitals across the country based on more than 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures reflecting the errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems that hospitals have in place to prevent damage. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital assessment program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and patient harm. Notes are updated twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

To see full WMC details and access patient advice for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

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