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Business awards: Week of Aug. 4

For 36 years, Hospice of the Bluegrass has provided end-of-life care and support for terminally ill patients in their homes, nursing facilities and at Hospice Care Centers in Lexington and Hazard. The organization recently honored its 2014 Class of BB&T Hospice Heroes. Pictured, from left, George Wallace, Dr. Russell Eldridge, Dr. Kent Davis, Dr. Elvis Donaldson, Gretchen Brown, Dr. Oscar Mendiondo, Dr. Barry Purdom, Dr. Nannette Bernales, Dr. M. Owens Nelson, Mark Nabity, Dr. Jacqueline Noonan, Dr. John Cronin, Dr. Emily Laib and Greg Powell.
For 36 years, Hospice of the Bluegrass has provided end-of-life care and support for terminally ill patients in their homes, nursing facilities and at Hospice Care Centers in Lexington and Hazard. The organization recently honored its 2014 Class of BB&T Hospice Heroes. Pictured, from left, George Wallace, Dr. Russell Eldridge, Dr. Kent Davis, Dr. Elvis Donaldson, Gretchen Brown, Dr. Oscar Mendiondo, Dr. Barry Purdom, Dr. Nannette Bernales, Dr. M. Owens Nelson, Mark Nabity, Dr. Jacqueline Noonan, Dr. John Cronin, Dr. Emily Laib and Greg Powell.

Hospice of the Bluegrass honored its 2014 Class of BB&T Hospice Heroes at a celebration June 20 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.

Those honored include:

Greg Powell, Hospice Hero for Volunteer Service, has been a loyal patient and bereavement volunteer for more than 20 years.

Greg and Noreen Wells, Hospice Heroes for Philanthropy, have been instrumental developing a free-standing inpatient facility for Eastern Kentucky and were lead donors for the capital campaign. The Greg & Noreen Hospice Care Center is located in Hazard.

Community Medical Associates, Hospice Heroes for Leadership, is a group of dedicated physicians who have played a vital role in Hospice's history by donating countless hours working with Hospice teams to provide care to the terminally ill and their families.

Gretchen Brown, Hospice Hero for Lifetime Achievement, has led Hospice of the Bluegrass for 32 years. Brown will retire this year. When Brown began, Hospice served 18 patients in Fayette County; today Hospice serves nearly 700 patients daily throughout 32 counties.

■ A room makeover by Jeanne Sallee, owner of Decorating Den Interiors of Lexington, has been selected among the best by online voters in a People's Choice interior design competition that drew nearly 25,000 votes from across the country. There were more than 250 entries in 12 room categories.

Sallee's room won second place in the outdoor room category. Her room makeover featured roll down shades for afternoon sun protection, re-covered cushions and pillows for existing furniture, an outdoor rug and lamp, and a faux iron trellis.

She was also a finalist in the same home with a master bathroom makeover, featuring a custom Amish-made vanity, new tile and a walk-in shower, along with increased storage and decorative lighting and window treatments. Two other entries by Sallee were finalists, including a bathroom makeover and a kitchen featuring solid cherry cabinetry.

Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sallee has owned a franchise since 2006. Find out more at Decdens.com/jsallee.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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