Local Business Briefs

November 02, 2004

Clark named oncology nurse manager for McDowell's Cancer Care Center

DeLanna Clark has been named oncology nurse manager of the Cancer Care Center at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Clark is a registered nurse who has worked at the medical center since 1999. She graduated in 1995 from the Danville School of Health Occupations as an L.P.N. and then earned her associate's degree in nursing in 1999 from Eastern Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a dual bachelor's and master's degree in nursing at Eastern.

Clark has completed certification in chemotherapy administration and is working towards additional certification as an oncology nurse. Her goal is to become a clinical specialist in oncology nursing.

The Cancer Care Center opened in September as a service of the Central Kentucky Cancer Program (CKCP) in partnership with the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation. As oncology nurse manager of the Cancer Care Center, Clark will work with physicians and the nursing staff to coordinate the care provided to cancer patients. She also will work with family members of cancer patients to ensure that their needs are being met.


Clark lives in Lebanon with her husband, Bryan, and their two children, Audri, 14, and Caleb, 10. Another daughter, Brittany, is deceased. She is an active member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church, where she is a Sunday school teacher, and is also active in the Marion County Band Boosters and the PTOs at her children's schools.

Ephraim McDowell Health names new officers for board of directors

Ephraim McDowell Health has announced four new officers for its board of directors for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. They are Phil Osborne, chairman; Dr. Joseph L. Lukins, vice chair; Evelyn Guerrant, secretary; and Walter Goggin, treasurer.

Osborne is owner and CEO of Preston-Osborne, a marketing, communications and research firm located in Lexington. He has been employed with the company for 20 years and has owned it for seven years. He previously served three years on the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center board of directors and was chairman of the Ephraim McDowell Health Resource board for one year and of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation board for three years.

Osborne also serves as chairman of the United Way of Kentucky board of directors and is a past chairman of the Heart of Kentucky United Way. He is a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer. They have four children: Matthew, who is attending Centre College; Caelin, who is attending Eastern Kentucky University; Emily, a student at Lexington Catholic High School; and Anne Ward, a student at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington.

Lukins is an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Ephraim McDowell. He has practiced in Danville since 1976. He previously served six years as a member of the medical center board and four years as a member of the health resource board. He also formerly served as chief of staff at the medical center.

Lukins is a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville. He and his wife, Joanie, have two children: Josh, who lives in Lexington, and Katie, who lives in Louisville.

Guerrant is owner of Guerrant Real Estate in Danville and has lived in Danville since 1976. She is chair of the Leadership Committee for Heart of Kentucky United Way and is a past chair of both Heart of Kentucky United Way and United Way of Kentucky. She previously served on the medical center board and is a former chair of the Ephraim McDowell Health board.

Guerrant is a past elder and current deacon at the First Christian Church. She has three sons, Brian Darnell and Ben Guerrant, both of Danville, and Eric Guerrant, who is completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, and two granddaughters.

Goggin, a Danville native, is a certified public accountant and partner in the Robinson, Hughes and Christopher accounting firm. He currently serves as secretary of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and previously served as treasurer for that group. He previously served on the boards of Heart of Kentucky United Way and the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. He also is secretary/treasurer of the Boyle County Cattlemen's Association. He previously served for five years on the medical center board of directors and was vice chairman for two years.

Goggin is a member and deacon at Indian Hills Christian Church. He and his wife, Lea, have two daughters: Jenna, who is studying nursing at Central Kentucky Technical College, and Susanna, who is attending the University of Kentucky.

Morgan joins Animal Medical Center

Dr. Tracie Morgan has joined Dr. Keith Grubbs and the Animal Medical Center of Danville.

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