■ Baptist Health Lexington has been ranked No. 1 in Kentucky for 2014-15, according to U.S. News & World Report. Baptist Health Lexington is a general medical and surgical hospital that performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 10 adult specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonary; and urology.
Baptist Health Louisville again tied for the No. 2 spot — this time with last year's top-rated hospital, St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Rounding out the top five are: University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (No. 4) and Norton Hospital (No. 5).
The rankings are available at Health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2015" guidebook, available in August.
■ Tim McDaniel a Central Kentucky financial services adviser, has been recognized as a Pacesetter by HD Vest Investment Services, an independent broker-dealer of tax and wealth management-based financial advice. McDaniel is qualifying with 55 other Pacesetters for the 2014 Pacesetters Assembly in Dallas in October.
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McDaniel, a certified financial planner and CPA. offers comprehensive financial planning, including retirement and financial planning, insurance, tax, and estate planning. McDaniel Wealth Management is at 110 North First Street, Danville. A satellite office is at 2333 Alexandria Drive, Lexington. For more information, call (859) 236-0595 or go to Mcdanielwealthmanagement.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo