Fletcher Allen Medical Staff Office Manager Appointed to National Board

first_imgKay Brown, C.M.S.C., C.P.C.S., manager of the Medical Staff Office atFletcher Allen Health Care, has been chosen to serve on the NationalCertification Board of the National Association of Medical Staff Services(NAMSS). In this position, Brown will be the Northeast representative andwill help draft and evaluate certification requirements for medical staffservices personnel throughout the country. She will be working withhospitals of all sizes — from large urban academic medical centers toone-person Medical Staff Offices at small community hospitals. Theappointment is a three-year commitment.”The challenge that has beenplaced before me is an honor but also a formidable one. We will besetting the standards for the future of medical staff professionals acrossthe nation,” Brown said. “I look forward to representing the Northeaststates as well as Fletcher Allen Health Care during my tenure on theNational Certification Board.”Brown was hired as the Medical Staff Office manager at Fletcher Allen in April 2001. At Fletcher Allen, she works with a medical staff of more than 800 physicians, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and others. The Medical Staff Office is responsible for medical staff appointments, re-appointments and credentialing. The Office also maintains the medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and provides support for 16 medical staff committees.In addition to her involvement with NAMSS, Kay serves as president of theVermont Association of Medical Staff Services. She has more than 20 yearsexperience in the health care field. Prior to joining Fletcher Allen,Brown served as medical staff coordinator at St. Vincent Hospital inIndianapolis. Before working at St. Vincent Hospital, Brown was aparamedic for 20 years in Indiana. She also worked with that state’semergency management department as a division director, helping tomitigate disasters and establish injury prevention programs, among otherduties. An Indiana native, Brown graduated from Purdue University in WestLafayette, Indiana. She lives in Milton, Vermont with her family.last_img read more

Things we’ve learned from quarantine

first_imgSocial distancing has been easy for only a few of us. For most, it’s been… difficult. Many of the CU 2.0 team have replaced a social life and recreational activities with work. It’s stressful, but we all cope how we can.In our limited free time in quarantine, we’ve learned a few things. Sometimes, they’re life lessons. Sometimes they’re industry insights. Embarrassingly often, they’re basic life skills. (Turns out making pizza from scratch isn’t that hard—or that good.)So, here are a handful of lessons we’ve learned from quarantine.That meeting could have been an email.Sourdough starter must be fed constantly. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Holt: Could BCS lose anti-trust suit?

first_imgThere are a number of things in this country I’d like to see come to an end. The recession tops the list, followed by M. Night Shyamalan’s filmmaking career and the BCS. Yes, the BCS, that flawed and controversial overlord of college football. Or, in the eyes of the state of Utah, the root of all evil.After what some (read: residents of Utah) perceived as an outrageous snub, the 12-0 University of Utah was not allowed to play for the 2008-09 national title. Despite being the only undefeated team left in FBS football, the Utes were ranked sixth in the BCS standings and played Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while Oklahoma battled Florida for the title in a matchup of one-loss teams.Apparently, the pride from throttling an uninspired Alabama team and finishing second in the final polls didn’t last very long, as Utah’s attorney general Mark Shurtleff plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against the BCS in June. When public whining by non-BCS schools and pleas to the president weren’t enough to change things, those incensed Utes decided to take things into their own hands.The lawsuit accuses the BCS of owning an unfair and harmful monopoly over college football. In many respects, Shurtleff has a legitimate argument. Only 10 teams get bids to BCS bowls, and a non-BCS school such as Utah has to play flawlessly to be one of them. It needs to finish both as its conference champion and in the top 12 of the BCS rankings to earn an automatic bid, and only one non-BCS school can receive said-bid each year. And just to rub salt in the wound, Notre Dame, which doesn’t even belong to a conference, gets in automatically if it finishes in the top eight of the BCS rankings.In addition, the amount of revenue major conference schools get from the BCS dwarfs that of the Hawaiis and Boise States of the world. While the BCS distributed $70 million total to the non-BCS conferences since it was instituted, ESPN reported that it paid $18 million each year to the major conferences.So yes, the BCS is the jerk in Monopoly who buys every property just because he can, while Utah is stuck with a house on Baltic Avenue and a sour attitude. But a number of purely football-related reasons indicate the messy affair this lawsuit is bound to become.Utah will point to the fact it is the only non-BCS team to win two BCS bowls. Their 21-0 first- quarter lead over Alabama in the ’09 Sugar Bowl — good. The fact the Crimson Tide players looked like they would rather be eating glass than playing that game — not so good. That incredible 2007 Fiesta Bowl victory by Boise State will probably be pointed to as well. Hawaii’s 41-10 loss in the 2008 Sugar Bowl might be conveniently forgotten.Shurtleff won’t be alone in the suit either; he’s gathering allies to form a Justice League of Football as I write this. However, his only hope might be if some of the big boy BCS schools decide to take up the cause. Perhaps the Badgers could be motivated to join the fight? As recently as the 2006-07 season, they finished 12-1 with a top 10 ranking, yet did not play in a BCS bowl due to rules stating only two teams per conference may do so (thanks, Michigan and OSU).Texas Tech might have something to say as well. After all, the Red Raiders weren’t too happy about being odd man out in a Big 12 where Texas got a BCS bid despite losing to the Raiders in their head-to-head matchup.More than likely, the lawsuit will result more in publicity and courtroom bickering than in the end of the BCS. According to ESPN, if Utah wins the suit, the BCS would have to restructure and pay damages to any “states and universities harmed by the BCS.” That’s a lot of money. Luckily, after signing a $500 million TV contract, the BCS can afford lots of big defense attorneys, who will likely use lots of big words to make this into a bigger deal than it needs to be.Ultimately, I don’t think the lawsuit will succeed. There’s too much subjectivity involved and, ironically, subjectivity is what the BCS was created to fix. I don’t even necessarily think this is the right way to go about changing things.However, by actually doing something, Shurtleff is at least taking a step toward fixing the problem. Unfortunately, money can go a long way, so the chances we get playoffs in FBS football are about as good as the odds Utah accepts a settlement just to shut up.last_img read more

DONEGAL SOCCER STAR LEADS UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER TO CUP SUCCESS

first_imgMichael, right, with the cup after leading his team to success in the Crowley Cup.A young Letterkenny footballer, Michael Herrity, has captained the University of Ulster Coleraine to victory in The Crowley cup at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.The tournament took place this weekend in the Coleraine university campus and teams from UCC, Queens, Maynooth, UL and DCU all took part in the tournament.Coleraine drew 0-0 with Queens in their first game and went on to beat Cork 2-0 in their second game on Friday. On Saturday morning they won 3-0 against DCU in the semi bringing them through to the final where they faced Cork again and won the cup with the final score being 3-0.Michael, who is the son of Paul and Patricia Herrity from Killylastin, said he was delighted at the honour.Michael and players celebrate.DONEGAL SOCCER STAR LEADS UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER TO CUP SUCCESS was last modified: March 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyMichael HerritysoccerUniversity of Ulsterlast_img read more