SIKESTON - Dr. Jeff Nagle joined an elite group of chiropractors in June in San Diego, Calif., when he was awarded membership in the Grand Tour Organization of the Parker Seminars.
Nagle has become one of only 2,000 recipients, gaining over 230 hours of postgraduate education in the past 13 months. The GTO Award is based on courses involving recent research and developments in chiropractic, advanced patient care, modern examination procedures and health-serviced administration.
Stephanie Turner, chiropractic assistant for Nagle, was awarded her GTO for chiropractic assistants in January in Las Vegas by the Park Seminars. Turner completed 230 hours of postgraduate education courses involving recent research and developments in chiropractic advanced patient care, modern examination procedures and health-serviced administration.
Nagle's practice is located at 808 E. Wakefield in the Medical Arts Building.
SIKESTON - Lisa Anderson was the employee of the month for July at Hunter Acres Caring Center.
"Lisa goes beyond her duties to make sure the residents are taken care of and is always volunteering to work over or on her days offs, along with that she is always smiling," said her nominator.
Employed at the facility since 1996, she received a framed certificate from the EOM Committee and a token of appreciation from the facility.
SIKESTON - Pamela Wiley of the Hunter Acres Caring Center, has recently been named the 2002 Missouri Health Care Association District 5 Employee of the Year.
The award was given to Wiley in recognition of her 10 years of service to Hunter Acres Caring Center. During her employment she has served the residents of Hunter Acres in various departments. Currently she oversees accounts payable and payroll.
"Ms. Wiley provides encouragement for both residents and staff at the nursing facility," said a Hunter Acres spokesman. "She is truly a vital member of the health care team at Hunter Acres Caring Center."
Each year Missouri Health Care holds an Employee of the year recognition program in each of its seven districts. Wiley was recognized at the MHCA Annual Convention at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach on Aug. 19 during the Association's Awards Banquet.
MHCA is a trade association for nursing and residential care facilities in Missouri. The Association represents over 350 facilities across the state which provide all levels of care to residents and includes both proprietary and non-proprietary facilities.
SIKESTON - Ronnie Hamra, R.Ph., was honored at the recent national annual meeting of Medicap Pharmacies Inc. by being named to the President's Club.
This award is presented to Medicap Pharmacy franchisees who represent the top 20 percent of the nationwide system by store sales during the past fiscal year. The President's Club is the "best of the best" in the Medicap Pharmacy nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail pharmacy locations.
"Ronnie personifies all the positive traits we look for in a quality pharmacist," said William Kimball, president of the Medicap Pharmacies Inc. "Ronnie puts patients at the top of the priority list. And when you combine that personal care with our convenience and savings through low-cost prescriptions, the residents of Sikeston are the big winners. We couldn't do it without quality pharmacists like Ronnie."
Medicap Pharmacies Inc. is a national franchiser of community-based retail pharmacy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. The company supports a network of nearly 200 independently owned and operated franchise locations in 36 states. Medicap Pharmacy pharmacists filled more than 7.8 million prescriptions in the most recent fiscal year and the company posted a record $350-plus million in sales.
CHARLESTON - Linda Walker, Shelter Insurance Companies agent in Charleston, was honored among the company's top agents based on overall agency operations.
Walker received a plaque during the firm's recent Conference of Champions.
Shelter Insurance Companies is a mutual, multiple-lines company with approximately 1,400 licensed agents in 13 Midwestern and southern states.
SIKESTON - Scott Nichols, physical therapist and athletic trainer for Health Facilities Rehab, has become certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. The CSCS certification is designed for professionals who design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting.
By passing the CSCS exam, Nichols is certified as holding the only nationally accredited strength training and conditioning credential.
"The CSCS program encourages a higher level of competence among practitioners, which in turn raises the quality and safety of the conditioning programs administered by those CSCS certified. Nichols should be commended for passing the extremely difficult exam prepared by the NSCA," said Tom Richey, physical therapist and president of Health Facilities Rehab.
The CSCS program was established in 1985 as a way of identifying individuals who possess the knowledge and skill needed to competently train athletes. The exam consists of scientific foundations and practical applications. Currently only 66.04 percent of individuals who sit for the exam will typically pass.
For questions regarding strength condition, call or visit Nichols at Health Facilities Rehab, 137 Front St. in Sikeston. The telephone number is 573-471-5755.
Health Facilities Rehab offers physical, occupational and speech therapy, sports medicine and industrial medicine services and the Biometrics weight control program in Sikeston, New Madrid and Portageville.
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Counseling Services' Employee of the Quarter is Gayle Weisenborn. Weisenborn was honored for her dedication, caring attitude and ethics during her 14 years of employment with Bootheel Counseling Services.
SIKESTON - Eric Wooden of the Raymond James Financial Services Inc., located at 741 N. Main St. in Sikeston, recently passed the General Securities Uniform Sales Supervisory Exam (Series 9 and 10).
The Series 9 and 10 allows Wooden to perform all supervisory duties in a branch office. Wooden can assist the public with a wide range of investment opportunities, including mutual funds, stocks, tax-free bonds, annuities and options.
Wooden has been a resident of the area for 20 years and has been in the financial services industry for over five years. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Wooden holds a degree in business.
Raymond James Financial Services Inc. is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Securities Investors Protection Corporation.
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was membership leader in the Missouri East Agency for July.
Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency in Farmington in June 1991.
Modern Woodmen of America provides life insurance and annuity products. For more information contact Ledbetter at 573-283-5925 or call the agency office at 573-701-0163.
SIKESTON - Continu-Care Home Health of the Missouri Delta Medical Center has added three new employees to its health care team.
Steve Loveless has been a physical therapist since 1969. He has a clinical background in multiple settings from acute care to residential care to home care. He makes his home in Cape Girardeau.
Maria Carter has been a RN since 1998. Her clinical background consists of school nursing, residential care and home health care. She has two children and they reside in New Madrid.
Phyllis Moore has been a certified nurse's aide since 1996, she has worked in the health care field for 22 years. Her background has been in residential care and home care. She has four children and makes her home in Sikeston.
"Their combined years of experience will be an asset to Continu-Care," said an official with Continu-Care.
Refrigerators are more efficient
CHARLESTON - GH Home Furnishings is now showing the new energy-efficient refrigerators.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the amount of energy used by the average refrigerator produced in America since 1985 has been reduced by more than half in the new models. The department's statistics (based on a nationwide average of 8.5 cents per kilowatt hour), show consumers with a 22-cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator made in 1985 have an average annual electric bill of $112 just for the refrigerator. The same refrigerator today would run $49 for electricity.
GH Home Furnishings is located at 601 Marshall St. in Charleston.
CHARLESTON - William Clayton Vandivort is the new chairman of the board for First Security State Bank.
Vandivort has served on the board of directors of Security State Bancshares Inc. and its affiliates since 1976. In addition to his service to Security State Bancshares Inc., he has been in private law practice since 1972 and is currently a partner with Dement, Vandivort and Dement law firm of Sikeston.
Also Vandivort has served on the board of directors of the Community Sheltered Workshop Inc., Sikeston Rescue Mission and the Bootheel Food Bank.
Vandivort succeeds Sam E. Story of Charleston as chairman of the board. Mr. Story presided as chairman of the board for 25 years until his death earlier this year.
DEXTER - Shea Hatley Davis, RN has joined the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri's Dexter office as a provider of skilled home nursing services.
Mrs. Davis worked briefly in VNA's Community Services Program. While there, she visited clients in their homes who needed minimal nursing support to remain independent at home. Now, she is visiting the homes of those recovering from an acute illness and those who have experienced a relapse in a long-term illness. She also cares for persons recently discharged from nursing homes and hospitals as they regain their ability to care for themselves.
Mrs. Davis provides the care ordered by her patients' doctors and reports back to their doctors regularly. This helps keep them informed and the level of care progressing as their conditions warrant.
"I enjoy my time with the wonderful people I've met so far in Stoddard County. Even taking call-out visits has been interesting and rewarding for me as a nurse," reports Mrs. Davis. "The flexible hours work well for me and my family. I just wish there was a way to avoid paperwork, but that seems to be a requirement wherever I go," she added.
Mrs. Davis resides at Sikeston with her husband, Todd, and two children, Taylor and Colton. Anyone interested in contacting her to learn more about the availability of nursing care at home can call her at 624-7803.