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Business briefs (Dec. 22, 2012)

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Two nurses receive awards for patient care

Two registered nurses at Franciscan St. Francis Health were recognized for their level of extraordinary patient care.

Registered nurses Erika Nance and Nina Patterson were named the November recipients of the hospital’s DAISY Awards.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program that honors compassionate care and clinical excellence.

Nance is a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit; Patterson is an emergency room nurse.

Information: stfrancishospitals.org/nursing

St. Francis nun named to housekeeping group board

Sister Martha Ann Reich of Franciscan St. Francis Health has been appointed to the board of directors for the International Executive Housekeeping Association.

A member of the Order of Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, she has been affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health for many years.

She has spearheaded environmentally friendly housekeeping programs at the hospital.

A longtime member of the Indiana chapter of association, she recently began her four-year term on the board of directors.

The association is an 82-year 3,500-member professional organization of people who direct cleaning, maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, safety and/or indoor environmental programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities.

Two college employees honored for excellence

Franklin College honored two employees with awards of excellence this month during a holiday event.

Diane Black of Franklin, professor and assistant to the leadership department, was recognized with the 2012 Margaret Hommell Staff Service Excellence Award.

After teaching for four years at South Wayne Junior High School in Indianapolis, Black joined the Franklin College staff in 1995 as the leadership department secretary and a field adviser for the education department. She also has served as the program coordinator for Leadership Johnson County.

Black graduated from Franklin Community High School in 1967. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Indianapolis in 1971. She did postgraduate work in recreation at Indiana State University. In 2007, she graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a master’s degree in religion.

She has served in several organizations in the Franklin community. In 1998 she was selected as Woman of the Year by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, and in 1999 she was awarded the Indiana School Board Member of the Year award by the Indiana General Assembly for her work on the Franklin school board.

Franklin College offered a new award to an adjunct faculty member.

The Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award is designed to honor a faculty member who is not in a tenure-track position, has completed two or more semesters and has taught a minimum of 12 credit hours at Franklin College. The recipient will receive a $250 cash award and an engraved plaque.

Angelina Walls of Franklin, mathematics professor, is the 2012 recipient of the adjunct faculty award. Walls graduated from Center Grove High School in 1984. She earned a bachelor’s degree in pure mathematics and secondary education from Franklin College in 1988. In 2011, Walls received a master’s degree in mathematics from IUPUI.

Walls taught at Center Grove High School before working at Franklin College from 1990 to 1992 and teaching computer applications to education majors. She has been a lecturer at Franklin College since 2007. In 2009 she took on the role of director for the Math Study Center at Franklin College.

Information: franklincollege.edu

Franklin dentist’s office listed among ‘tops’

The office of Franklin dentist Dr. Gregory B . Raymond, the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, was recognized in the 2012-13 directory “topDentists.”

The listings appear at www.usatopdentists.com and in other publications.

The listing is based on a peer review survey in which hundreds of dentists and specialists throughout the area vote for the top dental health providers.

Raymond’s office is at 799 W. Jefferson St.

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