Dysart elected

Dennis A. Dysart has been elected chairman of the Virginia Association of Community Banks. Dysart is president and chief operating officer of First Bank in Strasburg.

He is a 1993 graduate of Bridgewater College and a 1997 graduate of the Jack T. Conn Graduate School of Community Banking in Oklahoma City.

During his 28-year banking career, he led a full-bank acquisition earlier this year, and earlier led the formation of a significant branch and deposit network. The bank has grown to $1.4 billion in assets, with branches located throughout the Shenandoah Valley and into 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 chairman of the Shenandoah County Economic Development Council and was the recipient of the 2019 Community Banker of the Year award from the VACB.

Valley Health

Valley Health Winchester Medical Center has received its fourth consecutive “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, nonprofit national watchdog organization.

The Leapfrog Group assigned an A, B, C, D or F grade to 2,901 general acute care hospitals across the country based on over 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see WMC’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.HospitalSafetyGrade.org.


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