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Business briefs (November 16, 2013)

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2 St. Francis nurses honored for patient care

Two registered nurses at Franciscan St. Francis Health have been honored for professional excellence and care for patients.

Scott Hayse and LeAnn Lain have been named the September recipients of the hospital’s DAISY Awards.

Hayse is a nurse on the endoscopy unit at the hospital’s Indianapolis campus. Lain is a nurse on the endoscopy/recovery unit.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program that honors nurses for going beyond their duties in clinical excellence. For more information about the nursing award, go to daisyfoundation.org.

Volunteer program names new director

Child Advocates of Marion County has announced Franklin resident Adrienne Reed as the new volunteer program director.

Child Advocates is an organization that works on behalf of children who are victims of child abuse.

Reed has worked for six years as a guardian ad litem on the Child Advocates staff. Before that, she worked at The Villages, where she held several positions from visitation supervisor to training and licensing therapeutic foster care foster parents.

For additional information about Child Advocates programs and services, visit www.childadvocates.

Greenwood plumber earns backflow certification

Kelson Carter, a plumber at Carter’s My Plumber in Greenwood, recently completed backflow tester training approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

He is now certified to complete annual inspections on all residential and commercial backflow prevention assemblies to determine safe operation.

Kelson is a licensed plumbing contractor in the state of Indiana and is a third-generation plumber. He works in the family business with his parents, Jamie and Lisa Carter.

County resident elected to state bar association

Terry W. Tolliver of Greenwood was elected to the board of governors of the Indiana State Bar Association at its annual meeting in French Lick in October. He will serve a two-year term, representing one of 13 districts in the state.

Tolliver is deputy director of the consumer protection division in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Previously, he was the deputy consumer counselor at the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 1997, his J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2000 and his MBA from IU Kelley School of Business in 2001.

Tolliver is a member of the Indianapolis, state and American bar associations, Indiana Bar Foundation (fellow) and Indianapolis Bar Association (fellow).

He is also active with the Center United Methodist Church and the Greater Indianapolis Emmaus Community.

Real estate office moves to County Line Road

The My Agent-Indy Metro South real estate office has moved to a new location: 1637 W. County Line Road, Suite A, Greenwood.

The office will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the new location.

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

The office can be reached at 886-8440 or www.myagentteam.com.

Franklin business cited for bike-friendly policies

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Middle Davids Artisan Candles of Franklin with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business for being friendly to cyclists. The award is given to businesses that encourage bicycle riding in a variety of ways.

Middle Davids has hosted free weekly training rides for the past two years in association with the Central Indiana Bicycling Association, and supports programs like National Bike-to-Work Day and Safe Routes to School. Middle Davids encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as free use of restrooms, air pump and light mechanical support as well as bottled water for bike commuters and recreational riders.

Middle Davids will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the league to make biking even better at Middle Davids.

To apply or learn more about the free bicycle-friendly business program, visit www.bikeleague.org/businesses.

Franklin law office hires associate attorney

The law firm of Deppe Fredbeck & Boll of Franklin and Columbus has hired David L. Yount as an associate attorney.

Yount practices in the firm’s Franklin office, and he will handle estate planning with wills and trusts, estate and trust administration, guardianships, real estate matters, municipal law, collection matters and general legal issues.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May 2012 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College.

He is a member of the American, Indiana, and Indianapolis bar associations, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council.

Yount resides in Franklin.

Optometrist named vision development fellow

Optometrist Dr. Erin Buck of Greenwood has been accepted as a fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Buck was one of 14 optometrists awarded fellow status by the college’s board this year.

All fellows are board certified in vision development and therapy and offer functional and preventive vision care services to their patients.

To become a fellow, the doctor must have graduated from an Accreditation Council for Optometric Education‐accredited institution; have been in clinical practice for at least three years, at least two of which have included the direct diagnosis and management of vision therapy patients; and have passed oral and written exams.

Indy woman to lead elderly care program

Susan Waschevski has been appointed director of PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, at Franciscan St. Francis Health.

She most recently was deputy director of home and community-based services with the state of Indiana’s Division of Aging. Before that, she was a program manager for CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions.

In her role as PACE director, she oversees the medical and social services program provided to participating members in their homes. PACE is supported by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, other health professionals and transportation providers.

A resident of Indianapolis, Waschevski received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Monmouth College in Illinois.

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