▪ The Agricultural Foundation of California State University, Fresno, announced the addition of Joe L. Del Bosque and Dianne S. Nury to its board of directors. Del Bosque is the owner of Del Bosque Farms in Firebaugh and a 1975 Fresno State plant science and agronomy graduate. Nury, a 1982 Fresno State business administration and marketing graduate, has served as president and CEO of the family-owned Vie-Del Company in Fresno since 1991.
▪ New members of the Fresno Sunrise Rotary Club are Joe Hebert, director of purchasing for Schneider Electric, and Linda Hebert, digital media sales consultant for Dex Media.
▪ Adventist Health Medical Center-Hanford earned the CNOR® Strong designation for having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified. The CNOR® certification program is for operating room nurses interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development.
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▪ Fifty-six participants from McCaffrey Homes raised $11,630 in the American Heart Association’s 23rd annual Central Valley Heart Walk. The McCaffrey Homes team, a leader among 100 teams in both funds raised and team participation, earned the event’s Rookie of the Year Award.
▪ Adventist Medical Center-Reedley was among 149 hospitals throughout the country to be recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes for excellent performance in reducing hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU Stage II+, or bed sores) in 2015, earning a Performance Excellence Award.
▪ Drs. Frank Gavini, Gary Hoffman and Agustin Rubio were honored with the Physician of the Year Mission Award during an Adventist Health Physician Leadership Symposium. Every year, Adventist Health honors a select few for their commitment to remarkable patient care and to the Adventist Health mission.
▪ Break the Barriers received $83,630 from the Fansler Foundation. The foundation is known in the community for supporting nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of children with intellectual disabilities and underserved children and youths throughout the Central Valley.
▪ Jason Mihalcin, orthopedic surgeon, joined Kaweah Delta’s Visalia Medical Clinic. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency and internships at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa., and earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
▪ Donald M. Hilty joins Kaweah Delta as the new program director of the Psychiatry Residency Program. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and Doctor in Medicine from the University of Cincinnati. He has been board certified in psychiatry since 2006.
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