George C. Boyles, Chief Administrative Officer
In October 2019, George was appointed as Interim President and Chief Administrative Officer of Grafton City Hospital and in April 2020 was designated as the permanent Chief Administrative Officer. George grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the West Virginia University. After working in the electric utility industry for 26 years serving in various financial management roles, George served as Controller at Fairmont General Hospital for nearly 8 years. George has also served between 2011 and 2019 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Mercer Health (76 bed acute care hospital) located in Coldwater, Ohio. During his time at Mercer Health, George served as the Hospital’s [project leader for a $24 million building (67, 000 square feet) wing expansion that came in under budget and ahead of schedule.
Kevin Gessler, Jr. Vice-President, Financial Services
Kevin assumed his role as the Hospital’s financial leader in October 2019. As of April 1, 2020, he has assumed the duties of Vice-President, Financial Services for both Grafton City Hospital and Preston Memorial Hospital. In addition, Kevin will be assuming the Mon Health System Integration Executive Director. This position is to take Mon Health’s best practices and spread them across the system to reinforce the integration in the most effective manner. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, a Master of Professional Accountancy Degree, and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation all from West Virginia University. In addition, Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Health Financial Professional.
Tammy Barcus, Senior Director of Administrative Services
Tammy grew up in Grafton and joined the Hospital in 1994. In her current position she oversees quality improvement, risk management, corporate compliance, staff education, worker’s compensation, and various other tasks. In addition to her extensive background in these areas, she also has a strong clinical background. She began her career at Grafton City Hospital as a LPN on the LTC Care in 1994 after graduating from the Practical Nursing Program at Monongalia County Vo-Tech Center. She received her BSN from Alderson Broaddus University, Magna Cum Laude in 2005. In her years of service at Grafton City Hospital, Tammy has worked in most of the nursing areas; first as a LPN, then as a RN, and also as the Resident Assessment Coordinator – Credentialed (RAC-C).
Violet Shaw, Senior Director, Patient Care Services
Violet is a Grafton native and joined Grafton City Hospital in 1989. Violet attended Fairmont State College and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Psychology (1984), Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education (1988), and an Associate Degree in Nursing (1994). Violet has been the past TVTCC Nurse Manager and is currently the Director of Acute Care Nursing. Her past and current certifications and affiliations include: BLS – Instructor Trainer, ACLS – Instructor Trainer, PALS – Instructor Trainer, BTLS – Instructor Trainer, EMT – Basic, EMSA – RN, Certified Emergency Nurse, CATN - Certified, TNCC –Instructor, ENPC – Certified. Violet also holds positions such as: Advisory Representative for CORE, Advisory Board – WV Junior College LPN Program, Citizens Advisory Board – Pruntytown Correctional Center, Advisory Board – Fairmont State University RN Program, Advisory Council – Health Occupations Class at Grafton High School, State Trauma Advisory Council, and the Ambulance Authority Advisor Board.