achieved a 14.1% acute care hospitalization rate for the second month in a row. The rate reflects the number of patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days.
• Colliers International announced 2014’s top performers in the firm. They are:Steve Rontell
• TheFresno Area Hispanic Foundation
announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant by Rabobank. The grant will support technical assistance training sessions throughout the Central Valley to assist women-owned businesses in areas like business plan development, financial management and access to capital.
, senior client services representative of Agrian Inc., represented the company as a “Rising Star” at the Agriculture Retailers Association annual conference. Rising stars exemplify the qualities of a developing leader in the industry.
•Fig Garden Rotary Club
donated $1,000 to help the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity purchase another used pickup truck and $1,500 to the Assistance League of Fresno to help purchase clothing for 30 school children at risk in the Fresno, Central and Clovis unified school districts. Also, Fig Garden Rotary Club approved a donation of $5,000 to help the Rotary Playland organization in the revitalization of Playland.
joined Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB) as senior vice president, regional manager. He will provide leadership for 10 CVCB offices covering Fresno and Tulare counties. He joins CVCB with 10 years of experience.
, RN, is the new senior vice president/area manager for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. She started her career in Southern California at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower and has 12 years of operational experience for Kaiser Permanente.
• Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) announcedSara E. Taylor
as the newest additions to its provider team in Visalia andNora Melissa Martin
to its provider team in Hanford. As a women’s health nurse practitioner, Taylor will offer women’s health services for patients of FHCN’s Visalia School Avenue Health Center. Muniz, a physician assistant, will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN’s Visalia Oak Health Center. Martin, also a physician assistant, will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN’s Hanford Health Center.
is the new director of human resources at LAKOS Separators and Filtration Solutions. She will lead the company’s drive in developing high-performing employees, driving employee engagement and delivering business results.
• Realty Concepts would like to welcome the following associates in residential sales: Diana Reap,Jennifer O’Brien
in the Fresno Office.
was promoted to senior vice president, regional manager for Central Valley Community Bank. She began work with the bank in 2009 as vice president, branch manager and brings 35 years of banking experience to her new position.
, M.D., was promoted to physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. She began her career with Kaiser Permanente Fresno in 1999 and will oversee the more than 250 physicians caring for members and patients.
of LAKOS Separators and Filtration Solutions has been promoted to vice president of industrial and heat transfer sales for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. With more than 25 years experience in senior leadership and sales positions at LAKOS, he will oversee the growth and expansion of sales into the heat transfer and industrial markets.