Local Business Briefs

August 30, 2004

Swartz promoted at Edward Jones

Regena Swartz has been promoted to senior branch office administrator at a Danville office of the financial-services firm Edward Jones.

Tom Tye, a local Edward Jones investment representative, said in a press release that Swartz is very deserving of the promotion. "Regena has demonstrated an outstanding ability to juggle the many complex tasks and responsibilities associated with helping to run this office. I'm very pleased that her exceptional ability and dedication to the firm has been recognized and rewarded."

A branch office administrator is reponsible for the daily operation of an Edward Jones office, including providing client service, supporting marketing activities for the office and staying updated on technological advances.

Swartz serves as president of the Danville Business & Professional Women's Club, as president-elect of the Bluegrass Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and as administrative council secretary of Bryantsville United Methodist Church. She also is a volunteer at Bluegrass Rape Crisisis Center and a naval reservist.


Auto service business at new location

S & P Auto Truck and Tire has opened at a new location at 10645 Ky. 78 in Hustonville.

Owned by Philip Coffman, the business offers auto repairs and tire sales and service. In addition, the business does car cleaning and will repair tractors and other farm machinery.

Coffman has 40 years of experience in maintenance and worked for 28 years as a mechanic at ATR.

Faulconer Mechanical a Trane dealer

Faulconer Mechanical Service Inc. in Perrryville has partnered with the Trane Company as a member of its dealer network.

"We chose Trane for their high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, exceptional training and technical support," Bill Faulconer, company president, said in press release. "Trane chose us for our skills and experience, especially in commercial and industrial applications. We're both excited about his partnership.

Gary Baker of Faulconer recently attended a week of training at Trane's educational facility in LaCrosse, Wis.

The company also announced that Paul Roution has joined the firm as a service technician for residential and commercial HVAC systems. He is a graduate of Central Kentucky Technical College and served as a member of Boyle County EMS for 16 years and with the Boyle County Fire Department for 12 years.

Therapists join McDowell Wellness Center

Tommy Kim and April Jasper have joined the rehabilitation services team at McDowell Wellness Center.

Kim, a physical therapist, graduated in May from Elon University in North Carolina, where he earned a master's degree in physical therapy. His training included working in acute care, outpatient sports medicine and skilled nursing settings in various facilities in North Carolina, including Duke University.

A native of Hendersonville, N.C., Kim has relocated to Danville.

Jasper, an occupational therapist, graduated in 2002 from Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a degree in occupational therapy. Her training included working at the Frazier Rehab Center in Louisville and a facility in Memphis that is part of the Health South network. She is experienced in working with neurological disorders, including strokes and brain injuries, and in treating patients with upper extremity injuries. She also has worked in skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient settings.

A native of Lincoln County, Jasper lives in Lancaster with her husband, Jonathan.

McDowell's mobile mammography service receives ACR re-accreditation

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in mobile mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The re-accreditation came with zero deficiencies.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation.

"We are pleased that our mobile mammography services have earned re-accreditation," said Barry Michael, president of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. "Accreditation ensures that individuals having mammograms on the mobile unit are receiving quality services."

Caldwell named deputy director of school administrators association

Rhonda K. Caldwell has been named deputy director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators in Frankfort.

In her new position, Caldwell will oversee the organization's internal operations and member services, including technological advancements, membership programs and benefits, and the association's annual conference.

"Since joining KASA in 2001, Rhonda's exemplary leadership has brought tremendous growth and efficiency to the association," said Wayne Young, KASA executive director. "This appointment is acknowledgement of her leadership skills and talents, and is reflective of her value to our association."

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