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Dr. Matthew Karen, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has recertified and completed the maintenance of certificate in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery required every 10 years.

The recertification process is rigorous and requires a surgeon to document his surgical caseload over the current year and support his training and experience by obtaining letters of recommendation. Applicants are then required to complete a written and oral examination. Karen completed the process in June and was notified of his recertification earlier this month.

Exclusively Faces serves all of northern Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland and West Virginia.

Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Inc. was one of 27 healthcare organizations in the nation to meet the Joint Commission's national standards as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH).

The Joint Commission evaluated SVMS and its staff during a survey process to measure their effectiveness in offering medical care in a coordinated, timely and effective way. Joint Commission surveyors visited Shenandoah Community Health Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Behavioral Health Services in Charles Town, W.Va.

The Strasburg Heart Link Women's Network met on Sept. 20 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Strasburg. Twenty-one businesswomen attended the monthly meeting.

The Heart Link Women's Network is an international organization with more than 200 chapters spanning five countries. The Strasburg chapter began in November 2011 and is led by Jen Roszelle of Strasburg.

The network opportunity is open to all women in business and no membership is required.

Contact Roszelle at 974-3417 or roszelle@shentel.net for more information. The Strasburg chapter website is www.22657.theheartlinknetwork.com.

New employees

Emily Dunn, a licensed master esthetician, has joined the staff at Exclusively Faces in Winchester.

Dunn has had intensive training in ultrasonic, LED, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, hydrafacials, therapeutic facials, Clear and Brilliant Laser and Thermage. She is also a trained makeup artist specializing in Jane Iredale Cosmetics.

Dunn customizes skin care regimens for all skin types and conditions.

Dunn is a graduate of the Graham Webb Academy of Aesthetics. While a student at Graham Webb, Dunn received numerous awards and recognition for her accomplishments, including Esthetics Student of the Year and Student Business Leader of the Year.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Karen at 667-3223.

Lighthouse Chiropractic in Gainesville has added Amy Butchko, HC, LDHS, CNHP, as a new specialist.

Butchko is a Prince William County naturopath with a health coaching and wellness practice who recently graduated from the Loomis Institute as a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist. This training emphasizes the connection between diet and digestion and the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases.

Lighthouse Chiropractic is owned by Dr. Michael Gaitonde and is located at 7310 Heritage Village Plaza #101 in Gainesville. Lighthouse can be contacted by phone at (571) 248-6488 and more information can be found at www.lighthousechiro.com.

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