Business News for Aug. 16

August 16, 2004

Nurse receives specialty certification

Shelly Selby, clinical education facilitator at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, has earned certification as an adult clinical nurse specialist through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Selby is a registered nurse who also is certified in adult critical care nursing.

Selby has been a registered nurse for 12 years. At Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, she is instrumental in helping to improve the care of congestive heart failure patients.

In November, Selby will present a poster at the 12th annual Nursing Research Conference in Indiana. That program is co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium and Sigma Theta Tau International, an international nursing honor society, of which Selby is a member.


Anesthesiologist joins Fort Logan Hospital staff

Dr. Balazs Makai, whose specialty is anesthesiology, has joined the medical staff at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

As an anesthesiologist, Makai will be present at all surgeries and also will provide epidurals during infant deliveries. He also plans to offer a new service in pain management, providing outpatient services and interventional pain management within the hospital. Pain management services will include nerve blocks and joint blocks for the management of pain relating to degenerative joint disease and lower back pain, among other conditions.

A native of Hungary, Makai earned his medical degree in 1996 from Pcs University Medical School in Pcs, Hungary. He left Hungary in 1999 for additional training in the United States, which included a mini-fellowship at a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital that was sponsored by the Hungarian Medical Association of America.

He also completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is an 1,800-bed hospital. His residency, besides the regular curriculum, included training in kidney and liver transplants, obstetrics, ophthalmology and regional anesthesia. He also provided anesthesiology services to the Ryder Trauma Center during his residency in Miami.

Makai has moved to Lincoln County with his wife, Carrie, and their 18-month-old son, Ben. They are expecting their second child in January.

Subway owner named Franchisee of the Year

Murphy & Irvin LLC recently was named Franchisee of the Year out of a field of 400 Subway restaurants in a three-state area.

The company owns two Subway restaurants in Danville, one in Lancaster and one in Harrodsburg.

Other awards received by the company were "best multiple Subway store owner;" "cleanest store" for the Subway Lancaster store; and "most improved and best relocation" for the Subway Harrodsburg store.

Hollon opens Tri-Harmony Massage Therapy

Tim Hollon recently opened Tri-Harmony Massage Therapy at the Nutrition Center 2 at 802 S. Fourth St. in Danville.

Hollon, a licensed massage therapist, practices Swedish massage integrated with Trigger Point Therapy and deep tissue massage, on-site chair massage, sports massage and pain therapy from injuries.

Phone: (859) 936-2124.

United Country agencies receive awards

United Country - Country Living Specialists in Liberty and United Country - Heavenly Hollow Real Estate in Casey Creek have been awarded the company's President's Round Table Award for sales achievements through the second quarter of 2004.

The Liberty agency is owned and operated by Don Sweeney and C. Steve Fox. The Casey County agency is owned and operated by G.W. and Angel Dostal.

Captain D's opens Danville restaurant

Captain D's Seafood has opened at 304 Skywatch Drive in Danville.

Owned by D's of Kentucky, Inc. and managed by Justin Edwards, the restaurant offers seafood and chicken with fried or broiled items, side orders and appetizers.

The franchisee owns 13 stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Louisiana.

Hours: 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (859) 238-2250.

Dix's Restaurant reopens on Main Street

Dix's Restaurant has reopened at 235 W. Main St. in downtown Danville.

Jim Dix, owner of the restaurant, had previously operated a restaurant at the location for two years. "I'm glad to be back serving the community," Dix said.

The restaurant offers daily specials and "fresh-made" soups and desserts.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Certified in Pilates exercise program

Marlene Settles has been certified in the Pilates exercise program through Power Pilates of New York City.

Power Pilates teaches the classical approach to Pilates and has certified more than 1,000 instructors worldwide, according to Settles.

Settles teaches mat Pilates and Pilates on the Ball at the Ephraim McDowell Wellness Center and at Centre College.

Dana plant receives certification

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