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Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2001

Business briefs

September 2, 2001

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Faces and places

Barb King has been named director of outpatient services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The department includes the endoscopy lab, pain management, IV outpatient infusion and LMH South.

King oversees the daily functions of the department, staffing, policies and procedures, budgeting and strategic planning. King has worked at LMH for three years and most recently was clinical coordinator for outpatient services.

Deborah Rector has been named assistant director of the Second Floor Medical Unit at LMH. Her duties include staffing, overseeing the day-to-day floor activities, and managing educational opportunities for the unit. She also helps ensure continual quality patient care and satisfaction. Rector, with 10 years of management experience, is a member of multiple interdisciplinary teams throughout LMH.



Family Medicine Associates opened last month at 35ll Clinton Place, serving patients from newborns to older adults.

Dr. Dan Severa and Stacey Anderson, a physician's assistant, offer lab and X-ray services on site. In addition to traditional medical services, the business also provides varicose vein treatments and weight-management programs.

Severa is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Anderson is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.



Jasmin Lutz, programs coordinator for the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross, recently attended a three-day training workshop in Springfield, Mo., for health and safety services administrators. Among topics covered during the workshop were program service-delivery methods, hiring and retaining paid and volunteer staff, customer service, revenue generation, cost analysis and multi-jurisdictional contracting.



Tracy Bedell, Lawrence, has been elected as the Douglas County low-income representative to the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp.'s Multi-County Board of Directors for a three-year term. Rebecca Merz has been elected to be Bedell's alternate.



Rueneaka Baptiste, children's program director of Women's Transitional Care Services in Lawrence, participated in a regional community policing session addressing domestic violence and the law. The session, conducted in Overland Park, provided students with an understanding of factors contributing to domestic violence and the skills to identify factors that affect victim safety, survival skills, options for victims, and methods for offender accountability.



Duane Boline has been named director of the Kansas Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories. He previously was general manager of PACE Analytical Services, Lenexa.



Dr. John Keller, Lawrence, has joined Lawrence Plastic Surgery, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 210. He has completed training at the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University and Kansas University. He is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in plastic surgery.

Honors and awards

The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Assn. honored publications of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, which is based in Lawrence.

The association won five first-place prizes for Golf Course Management, the association's monthly magazine, and another first-place plaque for NewsWeekly, its weekly online news publication.

The following employees earned first-place honors: Roger Billings, Golf Course Management designer; Scott Hollister, Golf Course Management editor; Diane Wilson, freelance writer; and Ken Moum, GCSAA online editor.

Amy Bird, Steve Trusty and Suz Trusty earned merit awards.

Also earning recognition for the awards: Ed Hiscock, editor in chief; Bunny Smith, managing editor; Angela Nitz, senior associate editor; Scott Wogomon, associate editor; Seth Jones, assistant editor; Becky Drager, publications designer; Teresa Carson, science editor; and Alicia Meyer, publications coordinator.



Longaberger Co. recently recognized Charlene Statler, Lawrence, as a 2001 National Top Sales Award winner during the company's annual four-day convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Longaberger, a direct-sales company, has 70,000 independent sales associates who sell handcrafted baskets, pottery, dinnerware and other accessories.

Statler has been an independent sales associate since 1985 in the Lawrence area.

Coming events

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's "Taste of Lawrence" Fall Mixer will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meadowbrook Apartments, 15th Street and Crestline Drive.

The event highlights the Business/Education Partnership and the beginning of the new school year.

Chamber members and educators from Douglas County will be attending the event, which has drawn about 1,700 people in the past.



Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., Topeka, is sponsoring a "Rental Housing in Kansas Seminar" Sept. 18 at the James P. Davis Center, 91st Street and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Mo.

The seminar will include an overview of the Kansas Residential Landlord/Tenant Act as it pertains to tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities.

The free seminar will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Advanced registration is required and can be made by calling (785) 234-0217 or (800) 383-0217, extensions 314 or 301.



The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following ribbon cutting ceremony:

11:30 a.m. Friday, PlayPiano America, 2500 W. 31st St., Suite D.

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