Kay 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.
PacifiCorp gets final approvals for $3 billion wind power expansion FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge News:PacifiCorp will proceed with a $3bn wind and related transmission expansion plan after it received two final state approvals needed to advance the Energy Vision 2020 initiative, said officials at the utility holding company.Plans call for adding three new wind projects totaling 1.15 GW of power generation capacity and a new 140-mile (225 km) transmission line in Wyoming, and repowering 900 MW of existing facilities in Washington state and Wyoming.The new wind projects will increase the amount of owned and contracted wind capacity on PacifiCorp’s system by more than 60% and will add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020, according to the utility.PacifiCorp, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, says that repowering older wind farms will boost electricity output by more than 25% and extend the life of wind turbines.The final regulatory approvals were from the Utah Public Service Commission on 22 June and Idaho Public Utilities Commission last Friday.PacifiCorp owns two utilities: Pacific Power, whose service territory includes northern California, Oregon and southeastern Washington; and Rocky Mountain Power, covering eastern Idaho, and much of Utah and Wyoming. PacifiCorp now estimates its total investment for the Energy Vision 2020 projects will be “just over” $3bn, a reduction from the initial $3.5bn cost projection estimate when they were first announced in April 2017.More: Buffett utility gets final approvals for $3bn wind expansion
Sleeping products can still be stylish.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoYou could go with custom made furniture with interesting designs to hold food bowls, cat litter trays or accessories.Vault Interiors are a big lover of Jonathon Adler designs which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.MATCHING your pet to your home is becoming a “thing” as home fashion steps it up a notch.Vault Interiors director and principal stylist Justine Wilson shares her top tips on home styling with your pet in mind.“As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home,” Ms Wilson said.“Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! Match your decor to your puppy.“There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home, and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling.”Here are Ms Wilson’s tips for getting your home pet styled:1. Designer AccessoriesWe know that no matter how much money you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Furniture that works for both your interior design and your pet.2. Pet-Friendly FurnitureFabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains.Leather is a pet owners friend, it’s somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out.Go for hard-wearing leather over a soft and delicate one, and choose distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs.Scotchguard upholstered furniture, use slipcovers for couches and throw blankets for protection.Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. Cuteness can still be stylish.3. The Right Pet For Your HomeHardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage.If you are at getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have a light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion.