The laboratories at Cox Medical Centers North and South were awarded two-year accreditations by the Commission on Laboratory of the College of American Pathologists based on the results of recent on-site inspections.
St. John's Breast Center received two accreditations from the American College of Radiology. It is one of only 12 centers in the United States. to receive accreditation for ultrasound breast biopsy and one of four centers in Missouri to receive it for stereotactic biopsy.
Paul Windish is the newest member of Mid-merica Transplants Services' public education advisory board. Windish is assistant sales manager of Radio 2000, overseeing sales operations for KHTO-FM and KZRQ-FM.
Dr. Norman K. Myers, president of Ozarks Technical Community College, has been named Executive of the Year. The award was given by Springfield's Hawthorn chapter of Administrative Professionals for excelling as leader of OTC.
Robin E. Melton, president and owner of Environmental Works Inc., achieved registered environmental manager certification through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals after meeting examination, education and experience requirements.
Rita A. Neff, technical services coordinator of Environmental Works Inc., achieved associate environmental professional certification through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals after meeting examination, education and experience requirements.
Adriann T. McKee, associate environmental scientist at Environmental Works Inc., achieved associate environmental professional certification through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals after meeting examination, education, and experience requirements.
Wheeler Scholarships have been awarded to 87 Southwest Baptist University students for the 1998-99 academic year. The students received a total of $87,800 in scholarships. This is the second year for the scholarship through a $1 million gift from the late Clarence Wheeler and his wife, Edna.
Larry Newton received a check for $22,927 from Prime Inc. for the successful completion of his truck lease through Prime's Success Leasing program. Newton has achieved the three-year level Prime Time Certified Award and has begun his second consecutive lease with Prime.
Anthony D. Lynn, of Davis, Lynn, & Moots PC, attended a meeting of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Peer Review Board in Seattle, Wash. Lynn is a board member and was appointed chairman of the communication and education committee.
Dan Bryngelson and Brian Grimm, owners of Servpro, received the President's Gold Award while attending the 29th Annual National Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The award recognizes the franchise for outstanding volume.
Richard L. Schnake and Kevin Hays Dunaway, partners in the firm of Neale & Newman LLP, were appointed as vice chairs of two Missouri Bar committees. Schnake is the new vice chair of the civil practice and procedures committee, and Dunaway was appointed to the workers' compensation committee.
The Holiday Inn Springfield University Plaza received the Quality Excellence Award from Holiday Inn Worldwide at the Bass & Resorts Worldwide Conference '98 in New Orleans. The hotel is owned and operated by John Q. Hammons Hotels Inc., which owns or manages 50 hotels in 21 states and employs more than 8,000 people.
Prime Inc. named Carris Toothman and Russell Gookin as August Contractors of the Month. Toothman has had no cargo claims, accidents, or motorist complaints and is beginning the third year of his three-year lease with Prime. Gookin has a flawless record of no service failures, accidents or motorist complaints and has started on his second consecutive lease with Prime.
Missouri has been recognized as the first state to send an official trade delegation to Ghana, which is regarded as a potential springboard into an emerging African market. In addition, a public/private partnership was formed between the U.S. Department of Commerce with leadership of Gov. Mel Carnahan. The partnership has been challenged to raise Missouri's exports to $10 billion by the year 2000.
Surgical tech workers are in high demand, officials say.