Baldwin & Associates, a Richmond-based accounting firm, has been named to the 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work For list. The annual list of the 100 best accounting firms was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group. For information abut the company, go to www.baldwincpas.com.
EOP Architects has been named the 2009 AIA Kentucky Distinguished Firm. The award recognizes an AIA Kentucky member firm that through consistent leadership, vision and ability has distinguished itself over the past decade through design and implementation of architecture that enhance the quality of the environment.
The emergency department at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville has been verified as a Level III trauma center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. The achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Patti Geil has been named the 2009 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Diabetes Educators. Geil enjoys translating the science of nutrition into the art of great eating and is the co-author of the new American Diabetes Association cookbook What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes.
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Dawn Jackson, Eastern Kentucky University associate professor and program director of health services administration, has been awarded the designation of Fellow of the American Health Management Association. Less than 1 percent of AHIMA members are fellows.
Patrick Sterling, Texas Roadhouse director of risk and administration, has received the Risk & Insurance Risk Innovator Award in the hospitality and entertainment category. Sterling developed a program to reduce accidents versus claims development. Since 2005, his team reduced the worker's compensation loss rate by 30 percent, resulting in a three-year savings of $1.1 million. With general liability, their loss rate based on revenue dropped 56 percent during the same period, resulting in a savings of $4.4 million.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo