Biz Briefs – December 16

Local briefs

Woman inducted into public service program

Shannon Stahley, a Johnson County resident, was recently inducted into the 2017-18 Lugar Series Excellence in Public Service program in Ivy Tech Indianapolis.

Stahley will receive specialized training in preparation to serve in key governmental and political positions.

The class meets each month to learn the various skill sets required to become a public servant, run a campaign, network with state and local leaders and listen to business professionals on issues facing society. In the spring the class travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with Indiana’s delegation at the national level.

Southside hospital gets new cardiologist

Abdelkader Almanfi has joined Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians.

Almanfi earned his medical degree from the Al-Arab Medical University in Libya. He did his internship at George Washington University Hospital and was an internal medicine senior resident/acting chief resident at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. He completed a general cardiology and interventional/structural cardiology fellowships at Texas Heart Institute.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. He also holds similar certifications with the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He also was the founder and director of the Structural Heart Program at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Kentucky. He also was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky and affiliated with Gill Heart Institute in Lexington.