▪ Ned Crankshaw, of the University of Kentucky, has been inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for 2017. Fellowship recognizes the contributions of the individual to their profession and society at large based on works, leadership, management, knowledge and service. Crankshaw is an expert on historic landscape management and preservation, and the author of “Creating Vibrant Public Space: Streetscape Design in Commercial Historic Districts."
▪ Cassie Mitchell, vice president of marketing and business development at Bluegrass Care Navigators, has been chosen to participate in seven monthly Leadership Kentucky discussion panels that will examine Kentucky’s opportunities and challenges.
▪ Community Trust Bancorp has been recognized by Forbes magazine for the fourth time as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.” Community Trust received a score of 99 out of a possible 100 points.
Forbes noted, “Community Trust Bancorp, founded in Kentucky … has graced our roster of trustworthiness over the past three years and in this latest quarter earned an almost perfect AGR score of 99 points. In fact, Community Bancorp has earned an average of 99 points for the past four financial quarters.”
▪ Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care.
Saint Joseph East is one of five KentuckyOne Health hospitals with the same ACE accreditations. Others include Saint Joseph London, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital.
▪ The Kentucky Hospital Association has awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to University of Kentucky Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf.
In other awards presented, several hospital volunteer groups were honored during the Association’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Luncheon for The HANDS (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) Awards, which recognize outstanding volunteer/auxiliary programs in hospitals across the state.
Among the programs honored were UK HealthCare’s Snow Bunny Baby Project, created in 2015 by volunteer Sunny King, who wanted to show love to moms and the whole family during the holidays.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo