▪ Dr. Kaveh R. Sajadi has been elected as an associate member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Sajadi, an orthopedic surgeon, is in his 10th year in practice in Lexington.
With only 423 members, membership in American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is by invitation only, and nominees must be sponsored by two active members.
▪ Hospice of the Bluegrass has been recognized for its investment, commitment and achievement in providing quality end-of-life care to veterans and their families.
Hospice of the Bluegrass is a We Honor Veterans Level 4 partner, the highest distinction a hospice provider can receive. This recognition was given by the Nationals Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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▪ Lexington Fire Department Batallion Chief Gregg Bayer has been named Fire Intelligence Liaison Officer of the Year by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Fusion Center.
Inspired by the Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, Bayer developed a suspicious activity reporting page within the fire department’s intranet system.
He also publishes monthly bulletins that are distributed to the division concerning issues related to the fire service and Homeland Security.
“He is truly one of the most dedicated individuals I have encountered during my 45 years of state government service,” said Gene Kiser, executive director of the Kentucky office of Homeland Security.
▪ Wellington KinderCare Learning Center has been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an independent third-party organization. Less than 10 percent of early childhood education programs in the nation receive accreditation.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo