Snead honored at retirement reception

WESTON — For forty years, orthopedic surgeon Joseph A. Snead, MD repaired broken bones and helped patients bounce back from orthopedic problems. Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a retirement reception to honor Dr. Snead on Thursday, June 9 at 4 p.m. in the Boardroom. Staff, former patients, and friends are invited to attend.

“Dr. Snead served his patients and community for decades with complete dedication,” said Kevin Stalnaker, Chief Operating Officer at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. “His work as a member on our Board of Directors has been instrumental in the success of our hospital over the years/ He is a man of few words, but his words are chosen well.”

Dr. Snead originally planned on enlisting in the Navy to become a pilot, but instead he spent time in the Army serving in Vietnam. While working at a MASH hospital there, an orthopedic surgeon talked him into going into the orthopedic field.

“I have enjoyed my many years in the field. Working at a rural hospital like Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is like working with my relatives,” Dr. Snead said. “The hardest part of retiring was not seeing my co-workers who are my work family.”

Dr. Snead and his wife of 58 years, Charlotte, share four children and seven grandchildren together.

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