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Architecture
Esterly, Schneider & Associates Inc. named Adam Herberg a project designer. Herberg received a master’s in architecture from the University of Kansas.

Education
College of the Ozarks recognized Dean of Admissions Marci Linson and Taney County Associate Circuit Court Judge Tony Williams with the Meritorious Award for achievement by alumni. The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award went to Justin Stephan, chief financial officer for home health therapy firm ICS in Lee’s Summit, and the college also honored its landscaping director, David Ray, for distinguished service.

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Stephen Bough to the Missouri State University Board of Governors. Bough, a political science graduate of MSU, operates the Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough in Kansas City.

Engineering
Faith Technologies ranked fifth in Engineering News Record Midwest magazine’s annual listing of the Top Specialty Contractors based on $136 million in 2010 construction revenue.

Matt Bedinghaus, a professional engineer and CEO of A2V Partners LLC, presented on copper theft and alternative grounding materials at a meeting of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering’s Power & Energy Society in Chicago.

Government
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry named state Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa, as 2011 Legislative Freshman of the Year and Peter Herschend of Herschend Family Entertainment as Education Supporter of the Year. The state chamber cited Elmer’s work on employment law reform legislation and Herschend’s role as president of the State Board of Education.

Health Care
Dr. Jay Carlson of St. John’s Clinic-Women’s Oncology, was honored at the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Program research base meeting in Bethesda, Md. Carlson was recognized as the highest accruing investigator in treatment and cancer controls combined, with 77 enrollments; as the highest accruing investigator of treatment trials with 59 enrollments; and as the top enroller for 2010–11.

Carlson accomplished these enrollments from his work at the Iowa Oncology Research Community Clinical Oncology Program in Des Moines, Iowa, during NCI’s 2010–11 grant year.

CoxHealth is among 91 health systems nationwide to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes a commitment to and success in implementing a high standard of stroke care, ensuring that patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Skaggs Regional Medical Center hired Neil S. Frost as director of marketing and research. Frost previously spent seven years in marketing for St. John’s Health System in Springfield, with 15 years of experience at advertising firm Noble before that. Frost holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Medical Group Management Association’s leadership development program.

Dr. David Barbe was elected secretary of the American Medical Association at the organization’s annual meeting in June. Barbe practices in St John’s Mercy Clinic-Springfield and serves as regional division president.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers granted three-year, full accreditation to CoxHealth Breast Care Clinic, designating it as a Breast Care Center of Excellence. The center demonstrated compliance with NAPBC standards for treating women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

St. John’s Health System was recognized as having one of the top hospitals in the nation – St. John’s Hospital in Springfield – for the seventh consecutive year by the National Research Corp. As a Consumer Choice Award winner, St. John’s was listed in the Oct. 17 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation named Dr. Patricia Dix the third annual recipient of its Child Health Advocate of the Year Award. As a perinatologist, Dix cares for high-risk babies before they’re born. She has worked in Springfield since 1988. Among her advocacy efforts, Dix pioneered a procedure for amnio-replacement, enabling babies to be operated on when they lack enough amniotic fluid to reach full term.

She also volunteers at The Kitchen clinic, and she helped the CoxHealth Foundation establish the Bethlehem Fund, to assist patients’ families.

St. John’s announced the addition of several providers. Dr. Michael Moen joined St. John’s Clinic-Emergency Medicine. Moen earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota-North Forks and completed a residency with the University of Florida-Jacksonville. He is board-certified in emergency management.

Ryan Norman joined St. John’s Clinic-Hospitalists. He earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Norman is board-certified in internal medicine.

Robert A. King II, Psy.D., joined St. John’s Clinic-Behavioral Health. He earned a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and completed a residency at Forest Institute’s Robert J. Murney Clinic, where he servd as clinic director for the last seven years.

Dr. David Matlock joined St. John’s Clinic-Emergency Medicine. Matlock earned his medical degree from Tulane University of School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at OSF St. Francis Medical Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Ill. He is board-certified in emergency medicine.

Dr. Alan Scarrow accepted the position of president of St. John’s Clinic’s Springfield division. A neurosurgeon, Scarrow has practiced at St. John’s in Springfield for eight years, serving in leadership roles, including chairman of the neurosurgery section and medical director of St. John’s Mercy Spine Center. Scarrow earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, and a doctor of jurisprudence from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Insurance
Connell Insurance named five employees to its staff: Samantha Davidson, commercial accounts; Joan Garrett, life and health; Ashley Entz, commercial lines; Mikka Emick, family lines; and Victoria Paschal, front office, technical support and marketing.

Nonprofit
The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri appointed Director of Development Faith Giedd its interim executive director following the departure of Lesly Thurman. Giedd is conducting a national search for Thurman’s permanent successor.

The Humane Society also elected attorneys Karenanne Miller Fitzsimmons and Frank Carnahan to its board of directors.

Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Realtor Faunlee Harle was selected for inclusion in the Heritage Registry Who’s Who 2011 edition.

Tourism
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau added Jane Rips and Dustin Burke as partner development managers and Katie McBride as administrative assistant in the sales department.

The Branson KOA Campground received the 2011 KOA President’s and Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc. The award is presented annually to campgrounds that receive high scores in customer service from their campers and top marks in KOA’s quality review.

Transportation
Steelman Transportation driver Randall Campbell was named Rookie of the Year at the Missouri Truck Driving Championships. Campbell took first place in the Flatbed class competition.

Utilities
Empire District Electric Co. named Bruce Short director of telecommunications. Short plans and directs the company’s telecommunication systems and manages its fiber subsidiary.[[In-content Ad]]

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