Business Briefs, April 18

Published 6:21 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Haggin Hospital nurse recognized

HARRODSBURG — Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Lindsay Baker, RN, a nurse in the Emergency Department, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Washington County, Lindsay has been caring for patients at the hospital for over two years.
She was nominated for the award by a coworker that said, “Every day we work together, Lindsay demonstrates compassion and patience. She is so calm in tense situations and shows strength and the honest desire to give great patient care. Lindsay is a perfect example of what every nurse should be. If I were to ever become a nurse, I would want to be just like her. She has a connection with not only her patients, but also her coworkers.”


Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day. Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.

Nurse recognized for extraordinary service

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Angie Long, RN, a nurse in the Wound Healing Center, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Lincoln County, Angie has been caring for patients at the hospital for 25 years.


She was nominated by a patient that said, “Angie is an amazing nurse and person. She has been with me through the ups and downs of this long journey. Always with words of encouragement and a smile and never judging me like many of the other health care workers I have encountered. She has a huge heart of compassion and truly cares about her patients and their families. She spent extra time educating me and my family about the care I needed to continue at home and made sure I had the resources I needed. I have even seen other nurses come to her for advice and she continued with that same smile on her face.”

Ephraim welcomes gastroenterologists to the medical staff

Ephraim McDowell Health welcomes three gastroenterologists to the medical staff. Drs. Samir I. Cook, Todd Horn and Benjamin Bryson will practice at Ephraim McDowell Gastroenterology, which is located in the Ephraim McDowell Specialty Center at 216 West Walnut Street in Danville.
The experienced physicians offer a wide range of services and procedures to care for patients with chronic and acute gastrointestinal issues.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment at Ephraim McDowell Gastroenterology, please call (859) 239-5860.

Local auctioneer one final step from industry’s top designation

LANCASTER – Cliff-Ed Irvin of Irvin Group Realtors & Auctioneers recently completed his second year of courses at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). The CAI program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals. As of February 2018, there were approximately 860 current CAI designation holders in the world.


Irvin is a Garrard County native, third generation auctioneer, graduate of UK with a BBA and MBA in Business, licensed broker and auctioneer for over 20 years. He is active in the KY Auctioneers Association serving as President in 2006, inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2016, and a life member of NAA. Irvin is also involved on several local boards and activities, his church and lives in Garrard County with his family.
To learn more about Irvin Group, please call (859) 792-2521 email or visit
For more information on CAI, its history and its standing as the premiere training program for auction professionals, contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or visit

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