Timothy Story, of Benton, was recently honored with the "Unsung Hero" award by senior managers of Mediacom in a ceremony at the company's regional operations center in Moline, Ill. Story was recognized for his work as a warehouse associate. He has been with the company for one year.

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Baptist Health Paducah has achieved a Pathway to Excellence re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes a positive work environment for nurses. The first designation came in 2016. The program recognizes only 179 hospitals in the world and is open to any size or type of health care group where nurses care for patients. According to the ANCC, the designation means nurses trust the hospital, the hospital supports nurses and the community benefits from satisfied nurses equipped to deliver high quality care. To achieve the designation, a hospital must have at least 60% of its nursing staff respond on the survey, and must receive a 75% favorable response rate to 21 of the 28 questions. Baptist received that rating on 27 of the 28 questions.

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Larry Crockett, of Fulton, was recently honored by Averitt Express for 25 years of safety. The company's emphasis on safety includes measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. Crockett works in Averitt's Mayfield facility.

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Logan Spencer has been named a financial consultant with First Kentucky Wealth Management. Most recently, he has been a business development specialist at First Kentucky Bank. A graduate of Marshall County High School, Spencer has a bachelor of science degree in business from Murray State University with an emphasis in finance/financial planning.

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Baptist Health Paducah's vascular lab and cardiac rehabilitation program have recently earned re-accreditation. The vascular lab has earned a three-year re-accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. Baptist Health is accredited in peripheral arterial testing, peripheral venous testing and extracranial cerebrovascular testing. Vascular procedures help detect life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases. The accreditation process considers what kind of equipment a laboratory uses, how it is maintained, testing protocols, reporting procedures, quality-assurance processes, training and qualifications of the staff. The cardiac rehabilitation program has earned re-accreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The three-year voluntary accreditation follows an intensive assessment and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance meets or exceeds national standards.

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The Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Mayfield recently welcomed two new troopers, Cody Jackson of Hazel, and Casey Hamby of Marion. They were among 48 cadets to graduate from the training academy in Frankfort. Cadet training consists of field study in a wide variety of subjects including constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, emergency response driving, radio procedures, domestic violence and encounters with individuals suffering from mental illness.

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Baptist Health has named Matt Snow as assistant vice president of facility and sign services for the system. Snow has worked at Baptist Health Paducah since 2014, most recently as executive director of facilities. In his new role, he will be responsible for systemwide coordination of real estate, campus planning, space planning, design, construction, signage and facility operations. He previously worked as a project engineer for Marcum Engineering and as a HVAC sales engineer for Harshaw Trane. Snow holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and a master of business administration with a focus in health care management from Western Governors University. He is a licensed professional engineer and certified energy manager.

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Jennifer Galloway has joined FNB Bank as a human resources associate. She has over 16 years of banking experience, having previously worked as an administrative assistant in agricultural lending. Galloway is a graduate of Mayfield High School. She also attended Paducah Community College and obtained a degree in organizational leadership from Mid-Continent University.

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Dr. Troy Sofinowski has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Urology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine, and completed a urology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Sofinowski is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association.

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Amy Roof, first vice president-investments, Wells Fargo Advisors in Paducah, has been named to the Working Mother 2019 Top Wealth Advisor Moms Ranking. The ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, which does not receive compensation from the advisers or their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Roof has eight years' experience in the financial services industry. She holds a master's degree from the College of Financial Planning.

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Tina Griggs, RN, a nurse with Baptist Health Paducah Home Care, recently received certification as an OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) Specialist-Clinical (COS-C). She is the only nurse at Baptist Health Paducah Home Care to receive this certification, which is the premier, nationally standardized test that evaluates an individual's knowledge of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines. Griggs has been a registered nurse since 1992, and received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Murray State University in 2009.

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