For the fourth time, Baptist Health Paducah's echocardiography department has earned a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography. The department was first accredited in 2010. This latest accreditation demonstrates the hospital's ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography can assess different areas of the heart and detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., followed closely by stroke as the fifth highest cause of death.

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Richard Hendrickson, CPA and financial adviser, Hendrickson Wealth & Retirement, Benton, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisers named to the recently-released Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews and quantitative data. Hendrickson, who joined Raymond James in 2018, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He specializes in retirement and estate planning, as well as portfolio management.

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Averitt Express recently honored associates Tommy Burnett, of Melber, for 25 years of safety, and Steve Gipson, of Hickory, for 20 years of safety. Averitt's Mayfield-area facility is located at 58 Powell Road West. The company cultivates a culture of safety by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators.

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