Business briefs – July 15

Franciscan ER gets nurse award

The emergency department at Franciscan Health-Indianapolis was named a 2017 recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award.

The ENA award recognizes emergency departments demonstrating exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

Franciscan Health Indianapolis is one of only 22 hospital emergency departments nationwide to receive the Lantern Award this year. The hospital received similar distinction in 2014.

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Award recipients will be recognized throughout the 2017 Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 in St. Louis and at a reception on Sept. 15.

The Lantern Award is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is credited with changing nursing from an untrained job to a skilled, science-based profession. She is referred to as the “Lady of the Lamp” for her actions during the Crimean War when she worked deep into the night, bringing a lantern with her as she tended to wounded British soldiers as they slept.

Mitsubishi produces millionth Turbocharger

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America in Franklin, has ramped up its production to an annual capacity of 1.2 million units. On June 13, MTEA produced its one millionth turbocharger since 2015.

Over 100 workers celebrated with a luncheon and group photo to commemorate the occasion. Atsushi Hagita, President of MTEA, congratulated the local team, crediting the entire company for its teamwork, making the distinction possible.

Hitsubishi Heavy Industries Group has been producing turbochargers for a half century with MTEA distributing turbochargers in North America since 1988. MTEA’s new facility in Franklin is part of MHI’s overall initiative to increase turbocharger production capacity worldwide.

Smith Implements to host harvest clinic

John Deere dealer Smith Implements has announced its 2017 Annual Harvest Clinic date and location.

The clinic will be conducted starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program beginning at 9 a.m. at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, 4300 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Attend professionally instructed classes and learn how to maximize your productivity.

The clinic will feature topics on equipment optimizing, harvest data, new produce information and a walk around the new 2018 S780 combine.

Admission is free. To reserve your seat, email, call 317-462-5585 ext. 1062 or go online at and provide your name, address, email and phone number.

Smith Implements has multiple locations throughout Southeastern Indiana including, Greenfield, Richmond, Greensburg, Bloomington, Franklin and Rushville.

College hires new director of admissions

Franklin College has announced the appointment of Tara S. Evans as director of admissions at the college.

Evans comes to Franklin from Purdue University, where she has served as the associate director of admissions, Indianapolis since 2012. She began working at Purdue in 2009 as the senior assistant director of admissions, Indianapolis. She also previously worked as an admissions counselor at Butler University and Hanover College, as well as gained valuable experience at Employ Indy and the Indianapolis mayor’s office.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Hanover College, a Master of Public Affairs in nonprofit management from Indiana University, Indianapolis and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Indiana State University.

Evans will begin working at the college Aug. 3.

Top loan originator announced at Ruoff

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage announced that Donnie Dodson was the top loan originator companywide for the month of June. The top spot in each branch office, as well as the company, is based on the number of closed loans during the month, as compared to peers. Dodson has been with Ruoff Home Mortgage since May 2015.

Dodson works out of the Greenwood office, 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.