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Business briefs, Feb. 7

Kirchner named to Bluegrass Tomorrow board

         Kirchner

Jennifer Kirchner, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was recently elected to serve on the Bluegrass Tomorrow (BGT) Board of Directors. She was recommended by Danville Mayor Mike Perros, who has also served on the organization’s board. Kirchner will serve a three-year term to represent Boyle County’s needs and interest.

Bluegrass Tomorrow serves 17 counties in the region and is in the “quality of life business.”

“I am very excited about this opportunity. I have long believed that the quality of life is a critical component of economic development — inseparable, actually,” Kirchner said. “This has been the focus of our CVB to increase community development for our citizens so we may also attract new visitors, residents and businesses. My previous interaction with this group also led to the creation of our Danville-Boyle County Trails Alliance that was established in 2013, which will see long-anticipated construction this year”

BGT leads regional conversations on leadership, higher education consortiums,  local food and agriculture planning and sustainable development principles in land use planning.

Bustle nominated for DAISY award

            Bustle

Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Paisley Carey Bustle, RN, a nurse in the Emergency Department, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Mercer County, Paisley has been caring for patients at Haggin Hospital for the past four years.

She was nominated for the award by a coworker, who said, “Paisley goes above and beyond daily with patient care and interaction with co-workers. Even during periods of high stress, she shows positivity and reacts professionally. Paisley is a great example as to what it means to be a nurse and is a great role model to those around her.”

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, Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford and Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg.