▪ Jamie Adams, senior associate and J.L. Cannady, associate, with NAI Isaac, and Gordy Hoagland with Greer Cos., have obtained the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. The trio was among more than 300 commercial real estate professionals worldwide who earned the designation this fall. The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals who successfully complete intensive curriculum requirements and present a portfolio of qualifying industry experience. The curriculum includes in-depth study of financial analysis, market analysis and investment analysis.
▪ Jeff Joiner, branch manager, Raymond James Financial Services, and vice president, Farmers National Bank, has been named a member of the 2017 Executive Council. Joiner, who joined Raymond James in 2007, has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry.
▪ New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide a picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Georgetown Community Hospital and Frankfort Regional Medical Center were two of 844 hospitals to receive an “A,” ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States.
Central Baptist, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Good Samaritan, Clark Regional Medical Center and Baptist Health Richmond, received a “B” grade; Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East received a “C” grade; and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville received a “D” grade.
To see the full report card, go to Hospitalsafetygrade.org.
▪ Kentucky poultry farmer Dan Flanagan, Campbellsville, has been inducted into the Kentucky Poultry Federation’s Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have helped Kentucky’s poultry industry. He was honored at the 2016 Kentucky Poultry Festival.
Flanagan is a graduate of Campbellsville University and received a master’s degree from the University of Louisville. He has been a member of the Kentucky Poultry Federation’s board for many years representing growers and is currently the KPF’s Festival committee chair.
▪ The Design-Build Institute of America has presented Gray Construction with a national design-build award in the Industrial, Process and/or Research Facilities category for Champion Petfoods’ Kentucky DogStar Kitchens. In addition, Gray was recognized for the Excellence in Teaming award.
Champion’s 371,000-square-foot facility in Auburn was designed, constructed and commissioned in just 14 months. Gray provided design-build services for the state-of-the-art kitchens, which were engineered and designed to meet the same food safety standards required for the manufacturing of human foods.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo