March 3, 2008 - MMH Names New Director of Wound Center, Diabetes Education

(Marietta, OH, March 3, 2008) - Marietta Memorial Hospital would like to announce its latest staff addition.  Cherrie Cowan was appointed the new director of the Center for Wound Healing and Diabetes Education Program at Marietta Memorial Hospital. As director of the department, she will have the primary duty of program management for the two nursing divisions.

Cowan was employed by Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, where she worked in Pediatrics, Critical Care, and Staff Education. She was previously employed in the Diabetes Wellness Center as program manager and most recently as the Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University, obtained her Masters Degree from Wright State University in Dayton, OH, and returned to WVU to complete a postgraduate program for Family Practice. Cowan is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management and Administrative Program Management, Family Practice, and Medical Surgical nursing. In addition, she is also certified as a diabetes educator and insulin pump trainer.

She was recognized as the West Virginia Nurse of the Year in 1999, and also received a leadership award from the West Virginia State Nurses Association. Cowan also has strong past experiences in leadership positions. She has served as a past president of the Parkersburg Area of Diabetes Association, West Virginia Diabetes Educators Association, and West Virginia Nurses Association, District 3. She is currently involved in the South Parkersburg Baptist Church Wellness Center and the BYKOTA Sunday School Class.

Cowan is married to a retired Parkersburg police officer and has a son, daughter, and two grandchildren. Their son is a Gunnery Sergeant for the United States Marine Corp, and is currently stationed in Iraq. Their daughter, a special agent for the federal government, is currently residing in Houston, TX. Cowan and her husband currently reside in Parkersburg, WV.


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