March 11, 2011

Elizabeth Spangler, MD, chief medical officer, has been in health care a long time first as a nurse, and now as a doctor.Her story of overcoming odds and obstacles is why Dr. Spangler was recognized as one of the 2010 YWCA's Women of Achievement.

Dr. Spangler graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, MA and served as a registered nurse for 23 years at CAMC.

Then, at age 37, she decided to go to Marshall University School of Medicine, where she graduated and later completed a residency in internal medicine at CAMC.

She is certified in internal medicine; is a fellow of the American College of Medical Quality and a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

In 2005, Spangler was inducted as the first female president of the West Virginia State Medical Association.

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