Dr. Mark Farnsworth, left, and Patrick Jones are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for July.

Dr. Farnsworth is the Staff Physician for Barbour County Family Medicine.  Jones is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Delta Cooling Towers, Inc.

Dr. Mark Farnsworth graduated from Exeter High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Houghton College in Houghton, New York.  He attended the Temple University School of Dentistry and earned his Doctorate in Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  He was a Board Certified Family Physician in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport and has continuing medical education with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Farnsworth has been an Emergency Room Physician, Hospitalist and Long Term Care Physician at Broaddus Hospital, a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, a Staff Physician at the Cross Roads Medical Center in Glennallen, Arkansas, and Director of the Emergency Room at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.  He was a Clinical Emergency Medicine Instructor in the Physician Assistant Program at Alderson-Broaddus College. He is a member of the Christian Medical Association, Barbour County 4-H Leaders, the Team Physician for the Philip Barbour High School Football Team, and a member of the Barbour County Medical Ethics Committee.

Dr. Farnsworth has served Barbour County Family Medicine since it opened in 1992, where medical services are directed toward the complete care and well-being of the family, and where the staff believes in meeting the total needs of the family.  “Patients at Barbour County Family Medicine are not kept in the dark about examination results”, Dr. Farnsworth says, “but are notified by a member of our courteous and professional staff. We know the most up-to-date treatments and technologies to care for you and your family through all stages of your lives”, he says.  His special interests include nutrition, exercise, diabetes care, and a healthy life-style.

Patrick Jones is a Philippi native and graduate of Philip Barbour High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Alderson-Broaddus College in 1987, then served for eleven years as Manager of Manufacturing Services at Rex Hide Industries in Grafton.  After several years as General Manager of Rex-Hide Industries in Tyler, Texas, he returned to Philippi in 2001 as Vice President for Manufacturing at Delta Cooling Towers.

Jones was President of the Barbour County Board of Education for four years, and has coached Philippi Little League, Philippi Youth Basketball, and Barbour County Youth Soccer.  He coordinates an annual food drive with Heart & Hand House and several activities marking seasonal celebrations at Mansfield Place.

“Since the mid 1970’s, Delta Cooling Towers has manufactured a complete line of corrosion-proof plastic cooling towers,” said Jones.  “In 2001 the manufacturing facility was relocated to the Philippi Industrial Park where it currently has 30 employees, while its corporate office is in New Jersey.  Other products manufactured by Delta Cooling Towers include Environmental, Closed-Circuit Cooling Systems and Packaged Cooling Units.  Our products are known for having a low-maintenance, seamless design that is environmentally friend, and have an industry-leading 20-year warranty.  We ship world-wide,” he said.