Ephraim McDowell Health pharmacists earn national certification
Ephraim McDowell Health pharmacists Stephanie Stone, Ashley Cambron, Michele Heinz, Angie Hatter, Brett Vickey, and Jaime Kenney, have reached a professional milestone few in their profession achieve. Each one has earned board certification as Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Nationally, fewer than 4 percent of all clinical pharmacists achieve this certification.
Commonwealth Cancer Center nurses receive national oncology certification
Two employees of Commonwealth Cancer Center in Danville recently completed requirements for their oncology nursing certification:
A near 15-year veteran of oncology nursing at Commonwealth Cancer Center, Deb Sloan successfully renewed her oncology nursing exam for certification in December. A graduate of Midway College, Sloan’s role as a rounding-staff nurse at the center in Danville includes patient care and education, physician rounding and treatment planning. Sloan lives in Danville with her husband Clyde and has two grown children.
Jessie Cocanougher also received her oncology nursing certification in November. With a nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Cocanougher brings 13 years of oncology nursing experience to her role as a rounding-staff nurse at the center. Her work includes facilitating patient care, administering infusion chemotherapy and providing patient education. Cocanougher lives in Harrodsburg with her husband Jeremy and son Jase.
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, an affiliated corporation of the Oncology Nursing Society, develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing (www.oncc.org).
For more information on specialized oncology care provided by Commonwealth Cancer Center’s network of Kentucky clinics, including its office at the Central Kentucky Cancer Center in Danville, visit www.commonwealthcancercenter.com.
Community Arts Center Announces 2012- 2013 Board of Directors
This week, the Community Arts Center formalized its appointment of the new board of directors for 2013. Board President Mary Quinn Ramer, Vice President of Tourism and Marketing at the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, brings a wealth of experience that will help the Arts Center grow as a tourist attraction. Similarly, Executive Director of the Norton Center for the Arts Steve Hoffman’s board membership forges an important link between the Arts Center and Norton Center. Other valuable connections to Centre College, the Kentucky School for the Deaf, and Ephraim McDowell will grow as a result of new board members as well. “This new board has a great diversity of experiences and expertise,” says Executive Director Mary Beth Touchstone. “I look forward to working with them in charting a course of growth, development, and success for the Arts Center in the coming year.”
The board includes: president, Mary Quinn Ramer; vice president, Jane McKune; treasurer, Matt Sirasky; secretary, Susie Allen; emeritus, Dr. Tom Baeker; members, Sharon Duncan, Barbara Hall, Steven A. Hoffman, Paula Meckes, Robb Rettie, Jo Ann Rice, Phnomphone “Paul” Sirimongkhon, Kirby Stafford, Linda Tillman.