New hires and promotions

Dr. Olena MacNichol has joined the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center medical staff.

MacNichol will provide services through Apogee Hospitalists at Conemaugh Memorial, Johnstown.

Dr. Emil Dib has joined Conemaugh Physician Group — Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Dib, who specializes in the treatment of gynecological diseases and concerns, maternity care, labor and delivery, post-partum care and gynecological surgeries, will provide women’s services outpatient care to patients at 1111 Franklin St., Johnstown, and inpatient care, including labor and delivery, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Awards and honors

Kelly Ritchey of Duncans­ville, Blair County,

has received a Certificate of Excellence from Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s MSC Business Services. Ritchey is an account supervisor who meets the needs of clients in Blair and Cambria counties.

Eric Palmer, director of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Palmer, a 2006 small business management bachelor’s degree graduate and 2007 Master of Business Administration degree graduate, is the recipient of the 2018 award, nominated by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. He is the former director of the Indiana County Technology Center.

Steven A. Root, senior vice president, strategic initiatives for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, will be honored by the American Meteorological Society at the group’s 99th annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

Root will receive the Henry T. Harrison Award for outstanding contributions by a consulting meteorologist, for providing innovative meteorological solutions to clients, and leadership in creating understanding across America’s weather enterprise.

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