Baptist Health Medical Group Purchase ENT has added a pediatric clinic, making ear, nose and throat care more accessible for children and their families. Dr. J. Randall Resser will see pediatric patients the third Monday of each month. The clinic is accepting donations of unwrapped toys from children's meals to give to patients. The toys can be dropped off at the office, Suite 601 in Medical Park 3 on the Baptist Health Paducah campus.

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Regions Bank has appointed Latrisha Jemison to serve as regional community development and partnerships manager. In her new position, she will oversee the bank's Community Reinvestment Act compliance in nine states, including Kentucky. Jemison joined Regions in 2000. A 28-year banking veteran, Jemison has served for the last 25 years in community development roles. A native of Nashville, Jemison earned a bachelor of science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and an Executive MBA from Tennessee State University. Other new associates joining Jemison's team include Kathy Moore Cowan, who will serve as vice president and community development manager, overseeing Chattanooga, southwest Kentucky and West Tennessee. She previously served as a community development specialist at the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She has a bachelor of arts from Rhodes College in Memphis, and a master's of science in planning from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Baptist Health has entered into a strategic alliance with BluMine Health, LLC, a joint venture between Alternative Health Solutions, LLC and Paducah-based HealthWorks Medical, LLC, to support employer-sponsored health and wellness initiatives with services such as hospital care and diagnostics. BluMine Health provides direct primary care model healthcare to employees and dependents of mid- to large-size employers. Direct primary care services are provided by physicians and practitioners in an onsite, near site or shared site clinic space. Employees and their dependents are able to access the clinics at no cost for services ranging from acute/urgent care, primary care, physical examinations and management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes. With the strategic alliance with Baptist Health, BluMine patients can be offered additional services, such as specialty care, hospital care, diagnostics and physical therapy. Under BluMine Health's model, employers pay a set amount per employee per month for services provided in the clinic care centers. Alternative Health Solutions recently formed the joint venture with Paducah, Kentucky-based HealthWorks Medical LLC to form BluMine Health. HealthWorks Medical, founded by Dr. J. Kyle Turnbo, in 2007, provides a similar direct primary care healthcare model, coupled with wellness, occupational and safety services for employers in clinics in the Kentucky cities of Paducah and Murray, plus Union City, Tennessee, and New Orleans.

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Carrie Green, R.T., (R)(M), ARRT, RDMS, RVT, has been named lung screening navigator for Baptist Health Paducah. With more than 25 years of experience in diagnostic imaging, she will assist patients and providers with the lung screening process. Baptist Health was named a screening center of excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance in 2018. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year. Lung cancer is the most common cancer treated at Baptist Health Paducah, as well as the most common cancer in both men and women in the U.S.

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Marcie Venter, of Murray, has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to the Kentucky Native-American Heritage Commission. An assistant professor, she will represent institutions for higher learning and serve a term expiring Sept. 1, 2022. The commission promotes awareness of significant Native-American influence within the commonwealth's historical and cultural experiences.

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Bobby Koehler, an interior designer with Peck Flannery Gream Warren Architects, has achieved NCIDQ certification, the industry's nationally recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design. With the NCIDQ certification and compliance with requirements prescribed by the Kentucky Board of Architects, Koehler has also been recognized as a Kentucky Certified Interior Designer. He has worked in architectural and interior design in western Kentucky for over 20 years, and has been with PFGW for nearly five of those years.

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Jeff Canter, of Peck Flannery Gream Warren Architects, has been promoted to vice president. He is a licensed architect and recently obtained his certification as an interior designer in Kentucky. He holds certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He serves on board of directors of Paducah Main Street and the Paducah Art House Alliance. Canter earned his bachelor of architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PFGW, celebrating its 55th year in business, is located in downtown Paducah.

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Jordan Ludovissie has joined the Paducah Bank marketing department as the marketing assistant. Ludovissie, a graduate of Lone Oak High School, earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing and entrepreneurship at Murray State University. He began in the marketing department in 2014 as a summer intern, and returned to the bank two years ago as a personal banker.

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Paducah Cancer & Blood Center has joined Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital. As part of the partnership, the practice will become Mercy Health - Paducah Medical Oncology and Hematology. In 1988, William Larry Skinner, M.D., completed his training at MD Anderson Cancer Center and moved to Paducah to join Paducah Cancer & Blood Center. He was joined at the practice by Wederson Marcos Claudino, M.D., in 2016. Drs. Skinner and Claudino, as well as their staff, will be part of the practice's transition to Mercy Health - Paducah Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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Donna Richardson, HR benefits coordinator, has been named the 2018 Employee of the Year at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. A 14-year employee, Richardson was nominated by her peers and chosen by the MCCH executive team as the Employee of the Month in August 2018. She was named Employee of the Year out the 12 monthly award winners. She assists employees with questions regarding benefits claim issues or on anything related with benefits from dental and retirement to tuition reimbursement, FMLA, and student loan repayments.

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Computer Services, Inc., a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions, has promoted Courtney Perez de la Vega to vice president of sales for its managed services solutions. For more than 10 years, Perez has served on CSI's relationship management team, working closely with its managed services customers on strategic planning and overseeing the customer experience. In her new role, she will leverage her proven expertise to support CSI's ongoing commitment to the continual expansion of both its offerings and its customer base in the managed services arena.

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Victoria Ivanukoff, D.O., RPVI, has joined the medical staff of Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital at Mercy Health--Heart and Vascular Institute, Vascular Surgery. She earned her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y. Previously, she had received medical education at Bogomolets' National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine. Ivanukoff completed her general surgery residency and internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. She also completed a surgical fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a vascular surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She is board certified in general surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

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Brian Farrell, MD, PhD, has joined Mercy Health - Paducah Neurosurgery in a collaboration between Mercy Health and University of Louisville Physicians. Farrell received doctorate degrees in both medicine and philosophy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his neurosurgery residency and internship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He previously worked at Hampton Roads Neurosurgical and Spine Specialists in Newport News and Williamsburg, Virginia, and he is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

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