Physician named to national academy

Dr. Richard D. Feldman recently was named an at-large member of the board of curators of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center of the History of Family Medicine. Feldman is a physician and director of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Family Medicine Residency Program, which he has led since 1981.The three-year appointment to the board was effective July 1. In 2014, Feldman received the center’s first fellowship award that supported his writing of the book, “Family Practice Stories.”

Feldman also directs the Franciscan St. Francis medical education program. He has held several elected appointments with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association.

An Indianapolis resident, he has served as president of the academy and is past president of the Indiana Medical History Museum. Feldman served as Indiana state health commissioner from 1997 to 2001.

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Bank plans event for small businesses

First Merchants Bank invites small businesses to its inaugural Small Business Fair on July 29.The fair will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Franklin bank, 2259 N. Morton St.

The free event showcases area businesses and encourages the community to shop locally. Businesses are encouraged to bring canopies and tables and chairs.

Businesses can reserve a place at the event by calling Leisha Doty or Stacy Jarrell at 317-346-7474 or email by July 15.

Special guest honored

at civic club meetingFranklin Rotary Club president Stephanie Wagner led the club’s June 21 weekly meeting dressed as Big Bird. Wagner had promised to don the costume if the club reached its annual membership fundraising goal for Rotary International.

Franklin Rotary Club was founded in 1919 and is part of Rotary International, a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

Hospital gets award for heart treatment

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold-Plus Award from the American Heart Association for surpassing quality measures in treating severe heart attacks.The hospital also won the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the association.

The Gold-Plus award means the hospital also achieved at least 75 per- cent on “first door to device” standards, or the duration of time from a patient’s arrival at the hospital to the activation of a cardiac device of under 120 minutes.

The Indianapolis hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.