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.
Rafael Nadal lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2019 Australian Open.Rafael Nadal has won the French Open a record 11 times.Nadal has 17 Grand Slam titles while Djokovic has 15 with Roger Federer leading with 20. Nadal’s quest to becoming the only man to win all the four Grand Slams took a major hit as he lost in straight sets in the final of the Australian Open 2019 to Novak Djokovic. Nadal now has 17 Grand Slams while Djokovic has closed the gap with 15. Roger Federer leads the charts with 20 Grand Slam titles and all three players have a chance to become the first player from the Open Era to win all the four Grand Slams more than once. The Spaniard is the only player to win one Grand Slam title more than 10 times, having won the French Open singles crown a world record 11 times.Speaking after the end of the Australian Open, Nadal said, “Because of the things that happened to me in terms of surgery [an ankle operation in November], then what happened in Abu Dhabi [strained thigh muscle], I was not able to work that much the defensive game. Five months without competing, having that big challenge in front of me, I needed something else.” New Delhi: Rafael Nadal, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles and who lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2019 Australian Open, is all set to begin a new chapter in his life. According to a tweet put out by the official handle of the ATP Tour, Nadal is all set to marry his long-time girlfriend Maria Francisca “Xisca” Perello after proposing to her in January. The Spaniard had earlier gotten Maria to the Rod Laver Arena during the 2017 Australian Open and in an interview with former American tennis player Jim Courier following his victory in the fourth round, Nadal first made a reference to his girlfriend.When Courier asked about Nadal bringing Maria to the Australian Open for the first time, Nadal replied, “I had lost in the quarterfinal in Brisbane but I had the chance to visit Sydney. I was not there before but I enjoyed the city. After 10 years, my girlfriend finally gets a wildcard to come to Melbourne,” Nadal remarked with laughter. To this, Courier responded, “I am speechless. That is a wildcard? She is not a main draw player? She needs a special entry?” Nadal with a smile said, “Better we stop here.” The exchange had gone viral on the Australian Open channel on Youtube with close to 1.8 million views. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.