Business awards: Week of Dec. 31

December 31, 2012 

Daisy O'Hair, a registered nurse for Amedisys Home Health Care, has been named Clinician of the Year in Home Health Care by the company. O'Hair was nominated by her peers at the Amedisys care center in Mount Sterling and was selected from hundreds of the company's caregivers across 37 states.

Unified Trust has been named the recipient of Downtown Lexington Corp.'s Smiley Pete Award for 2012. The award is given to an organization that has a significant impact on how people feel about downtown Lexington. This year, the Unified Trust Co. Ice Rink welcomed more than 22,000 skaters and an additional 65,000 visitors to Triangle Park.

Clark Material Handling Co., an assembler and distributor of Clark forklifts and accessories, has been named a winner of the 2012 KEMI Destiny Award presented by Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, a mutual insurance company providing workers' compensation coverage to more than 21,500 policyholders throughout Kentucky.

"KEMI is pleased to once again present this safety award to Clark Material Handling Company in recognition of their commitment to maintaining a safe workplace," said Roger Fries, KEMI president and CEO. "As a two-time Destiny Award winner, Clark understands the heavy responsibility they carry and they have risen to the challenge by making safety a top priority."

Meeting a stringent set of criteria set forth by KEMI, Clark Material Handling Co. joins nine other winners of the 2012 Destiny Award: Ale-8-One Bottling Co., Clas Coal Co., Frankfort Plant Board, The Hayden Co., Kelley Construction, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Northern Kentucky Water District, Russell County Hospital and Western Kentucky Minerals.

Central Baptist Hospital has received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. CBH is the first health care facility in Kentucky to receive this certification and is one of only 12 programs in the country to earn the honor.

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. Nearly 3 million patients in the United States have A-fib, and the numbers are rapidly increasing as the population ages.

Total Quality Logistics, the nation's second largest freight brokerage, has been named to Inc. Magazine's list of the top 100 privately held businesses that are adding jobs and rebuilding the economy. TQL was ranked 15th on the magazine's "Hire Power Awards" list. TQL expanded its operations into the Lexington market last year. The Lexington office is at 2716 Old Rosebud Road and employs more than 50 people.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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