Business briefs, June 7
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center earns KODA Award two years in a row
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) recently received two awards at the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) Award banquet. The Medical Center earned the 2015 and 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award.
Every two years KODA presents awards to the Kentucky hospitals which have had patient families willing to donate tissues, bone, or organs after their loved one has passed. KODA shared that Kentucky has 54 percent of licensed drivers on the donor registry. This is one of the highest percentage of registered donors in the country.
During the Award Program attendees were able to listen to the stories from a donor mother, Denisha Henry, and a donor father, Michael Chumbler. Both of these parents travel to many places to tell their story of how each of their children died as young adults. Also present were the pancreas and lung recipients from Michael Chumbler’s son. Michael, through tears, attempted to explain what it was like to hear his son’s heart beating and air exchanging through his son’s lungs within these recipients, which are just like family. He shared with the audience, that although his son is gone, he lives in the lives of these and many others through the organ and tissue donation made at his death. Fallon Long was the pancreas recipient, and she told her story, comparing how her life was and the new life she now has because she was able to receive the organ.
EMRMC is happy to be a valuable partner with KODA. The hospital sponsors activities throughout the year to raise organ donor awareness and give people the opportunity to join the donor registry. In mid-April the hospital raised the KODA flag during one of these events.
James Fereday and Clint Long Join WealthSouth
James Fereday and Clint Long recently joined the Lexington office of WealthSouth.
Fereday joins in the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer. Fereday has more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes managing investments for corporations, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and employee benefit plans. He is the past Board Chair and Treasurer for Greenhouse17 (Bluegrass Domestic Violence) and is active in the United Way and LexArts.
Long joins in the role of Vice President, Institutional Investment Consultant. Long has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 17 years in Institutional Services. His community activities include being a Board Member for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation and Common Good. He also serves as a youth sports coach.
WealthSouth provides families and businesses with Investment Management, Trusts, Estates, Retirement, 401(k)s, ESOPs and Commercial Banking Services to meet the needs of a constantly changing market environment.
WealthSouth is a division of Farmers National Bank of Danville and has offices in Lexington, Danville and Bowling Green.