Bellamy earns perfect scores on exams
Kate Bellamy of Ramsey Funeral Home recently took her funeral directors and embalmers examination to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She earned a perfect 100 percent on both written exams, which is a first for the Commonwealth of Kentucky board exam.
In order to become a licensed director and embalmer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, participants must go to an accredited embalming college and earn a two-year degree as well as serve a three-year apprenticeship.
Bellamy has been with Ramsey Funeral Home since 2010 and lives in Lancaster. She is a member of the Oddfellows and Lions Club, and a member of Lancaster Church of the Nazarene.
National College recognizes employees for top performance.
National College recognized the following employees and instructors from the Danville campus at the annual college in-service symposium held in Erlanger in April.
Crystal Cash, Glenda Napier and Michael Sutton were presented the Student Services Team of the Year Award for achieving the highest performance in the division over the preceding four terms. The campus’ student services representatives assist students with all administrative and academic matters, including scheduling, attendance, student records and placement evaluations.
Lee Wilmot and Virginia Patterson were recognized as outstanding employees of the year for the Danville Campus.
Virginia Patterson, Peggy Skaggs and Stephen Sullivan were honored at the in-service for five years of service to the college.
Glenda Simpson was honored at the in-service for 10 years of service to the college.
Award winners were selected from among six campuses in the Kentucky Division.
Ephraim McDowell employee appointed to UK position
Ephraim McDowell Health is proud to announce that Joan Haltom, Pharm. D, FKSHP, director of Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, has been appointed as one of 15 charter members of the University of Kentucky’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP).
CAPP seeks to transform pharmacy practice across Kentucky, the nation and the world. The Center, through research, education, engagement and scholarships, will inspire pharmacy stakeholders to create, develop and implement unique care delivery models that improve medication use and health outcomes.
The Center was created to:
- Document the value of the pharmacist as a member of inter-professional health care teams by developing and implementing models of practice that improve medication use and health outcomes across practice settings.
- Evaluate medication and health outcomes with pharmacy practice settings and share results to promote practice change.
- Engage practitioners across the state to advance the practice of pharmacy and provide tools and education to students and practitioners to assist in achieving this goal.
“Joan continues to exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and is a role model for Ephraim McDowell Health,” says Vicki A. Darnell, president and chief executive officer, Ephraim McDowell Health. “I am delighted that Joan has been acknowledged by her peers as a person who can advance her field of health care.”
Hoskins attends educational congress
Dr. Tammy Hoskins, a Harrodsburg optometrist, attended the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 110th Annual Spring Educational Congress April 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville.
At the conference, Dr. Hoskins attended lectures on ocular emergencies, macular degeneration, glaucoma and pharmacology updates. In addition to four days of continuing education, the conference also included an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services in optometry.
Dr. Hoskins office is located at 201 S. Main St. in Harrodsburg, where she has been practicing optometry since 1991. She resides in Lexington with her two children.
New preschool opens
Room to Bloom Preschool has opened at 107 Windsor Court. Registration for 2012-2013 is open.
The teacher/director is Blythe Sheene. Sheene has taught preschool for six years, with continued early childhood training through the division of early childhood development.
“I have a love for teaching and children, and look forward to teaching preschool in my home,” Sheene says.
A 3-year-old class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. A 4-year-old class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Cost is $150 per month.
For more information, contact Sheene at email@example.com or (859) 324-1659.