Much has changed in the health information management arena in the time Professor Beth Shanoltzer has worked in the field.
“In the past 10 to 15 years, electronic health records replaced paper records,” she said. “I love the field of health information management and the constant changes. Nothing is ever the same. I love teaching it. I know of three former students who are in management positions in hospitals up and down 81. That makes me happy that they’re succeeding.”
Shanholtzer is retiring after 10 years of full-time teaching at the college and several years working as an adjunct. She has 27 years of experience in health information management, having previously been a director in health information management departments at hospitals in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
While she is retiring from her full-time job, Shanholtzer still plans to work. She hopes to work as an adjunct and will continue to update a textbook she has written.
“My husband and I will travel and play with our grandbabies,” added Shanholtzer, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va. “I will miss the people I work with, and the students, of course.”
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.