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October 30, 2005

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Mindy Mitchell, a doctoral student, has been elected as treasurer for Kansas State Nurses Assn., and Pearl Teel has been appointed to the association's board of directors. Their terms will end in 2007.

Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Avila College and a Master of Science degree from Kansas University. An active member of KSNA in District 17, Lawrence, Mitchell has served at the state level as finance committee member and past nursing administrators conference group chairwoman.

Teel works as an assessment clinician for Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and Hospice Care in Lawrence. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from KU. Teel has served at the state level as a member of the Council on Economic and General Welfare and previously has served as an association chair, board of directors member, and in other roles. For the district, her posts have included nominating committee chair; past president, vice president, fundraising chairwoman, newsletter chairwoman, and public relations committee member. She also served nationally on the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Economics.

KSNA is the professional organization for registered nurses in Kansas. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Assn. The primary purpose of KSNA is to provide direction and a voice for the profession of nursing and nurses.

¢ Dr. Sue Mulcahey announces the opening of a second practice location, this time in Perry. Her office is in the Kaw Valley Professional Building, 504 Plaza Drive, Perry. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

Mulcahey's Lawrence office is located at 2721 W. Sixth St.

Mulcahey provides services to address headaches. She does chiropractic for the entire family and also is acupuncture certified. She volunteers for the Perry-Lecompton High School football team as a sideline chiropractor.

New patients are welcome and appointments for either location can be made by calling 832-9355 or (800) 832-0558.

¢ Harley Catlin, an investment representative in the Lawrence office of Edward Jones, attended a due diligence conference Sept. 29 at Putnam Investments in Boston.

David Kelly, Putnam's economic adviser, gave a market commentary. David Gergen, a political commentator and former senior White House adviser, was the keynote speaker.

Catlin has been with Edward Jones in Lawrence for 28 years.

¢ Helen Mosley, admissions manager for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, has earned the credentials of Certified Healthcare Access Manager. Mosley recently passed the National Association of Healthcare Access Management exam to earn certification.

By earning the CHAM credentials, Mosley has met standards in a wide range of skills and knowledge that includes admissions, patient rights, customer service and laws and regulations which affect patient access services.

¢ SouthernCare, which has an office at 1440 Wakarusa Drive in Lawrence, marks its 10th anniversary Nov. 10. The company, a provider of hospice services, will celebrate with commemorative activities throughout November. SouthernCare has 70 locations in 13 states.

¢ Carol Schmitt passed the examination to qualify for recognition as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. This certification indicates a level of specialized knowledge and experience in hospice and palliative care.

Schmitt received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1982. She is employed by Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and Hospice Care as hospice patient care coordinator, where she has worked for eight years.

Honors and awards

Dorothy Kurtz and Teresa Sikes, both nurses at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, have been selected to receive a "Champion for LIFE" award from the Kansas LIFE Project.

The Kansas LIFE Project is a nonprofit organization that works to help seriously ill Kansans and their families live with dignity, comfort and peace.

Kurtz and Sikes are being honored for their professional expertise and volunteer leadership. Both nurses work in the Palliative Care Program at LMH, where Sikes is program director as well as a nurse consultant and Kurtz is a nurse consultant. Both nurses passed the board and became Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses last year.

Coming events

Lawrence Area Partners in Aging will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jade Mongolian Barbeque, 1511 W. 23rd St. Cost is $11.50, which includes meal, drink, dessert and tip.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and the program begins at noon.

The Vintage Players will be performing. The business spotlight will be provided by Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and Hospice Care.

¢ The Lawrence Apple User's Group 2.0 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Signs of Life Bookstore's community room, 722 Mass. The topic will be "Buying and Selling on Ebay." For more information click on www.laugks.org or contact Dave Greenbaum by e-mail at dsg@mac.com.

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