Business briefs, November 15

Published 6:41 am Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winchester receives promotion


DANVILLE — Amber Winchester has been promoted to assistant vice president, Junction City Branch manager for Farmers National Bank.

Winchester joined Farmers National Bank in 2006, and worked at the Danville Square Branch until February 2008, when she transferred to the Junction City Branch. She was named the Junction City Branch manager in 2010.

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A 2001 graduate of Boyle County High School, Winchester has completed the Kentucky Bankers’ Association General Banking School and is a graduate of both the Farmers National Bank Leadership Academy and the bank’s Women’s Leadership Program.

Dengel nominated for DAISY Award

DANVILLE — Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for his extraordinary patient care. Billy Dengel, RN, a nurse in the intensive care unit, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Taylor County, Billy has been caring for patients at the hospital for three years.


Dengel was nominated by a patient’s family member, who said, “We are currently in our 12th day as a patient at Ephraim McDowell Hospital as the result of a return to the hospital regarding a failed attempt of a heart surgery procedure at a hospital in a larger city nearby.

“As a family, we understand that the remaining days of our father are indeed limited. We have experienced working with probably upwards of 25 different nurses in the last two weeks on multiple floors of the hospital. Billy, in the ICU unit, without a doubt redefines what it means to be a caring and compassionate individual with a passion for nursing excellence.

“Billy serves as a reminder of the humanity in all of us. Billy is extremely patient-centered. He is a man of integrity who takes his work seriously. Perhaps his most amazing skill as a nurse, beyond his medical training, is his ability as a critical thinker. He was quickly able to address the needs of our father on a professional and personal level.

“The therapeutic touch that Billy possesses is a gift. The hospital is extremely fortunate to have an individual such as Billy on their staff. He certainly goes above and beyond constantly. Our father is better, if but for a short time, as the result of the outstanding care of nurse Billy.

“Billy understands his professional career gift in his understanding of the meaning of life and that his daily purpose is to give it away. Thanks Billy for the opportunity of our family to be in your caring hands.”

Thomas Employee of the Month at Northpoint

BURGIN — Randall Thomas of Boyle County was selected as Employee of the Month for October 2018 at Northpoint Training Center.

Thomas began his employment at Northpoint Training Center in May 2009 as a correctional officer. He promoted to Property Officer II in February 2013. Thomas was selected as Employee of the Month based on his outstanding job performance. He received a letter of commendation and was assigned a reserved parking space for the month.