Rowan roundup: Rowan Regional nurse honored as one of the 'Great 100'

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 5, 2008

Cora Greene, director of Rowan Regional Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Services, has earned recognition as one of the “Great 100” Nurses of North Carolina for 2008.
Greene was selected by Great 100 Inc. and will be honored with the other 99 recipients from across the state in Greensboro Sept. 27.
She was nominated by her peers and chosen on the basis of her professional abilities and her commitment to improving health care in the community.
Since inception of the awards 19 years ago, 34 Rowan Regional nurses have received this honor.
Greene was a captain in the U.S. Army, 2nd Field Hospital in Bremerhaven, Germany, where she worked as an obstetrical nurse specialist. She was also a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force where she was a clinical nurse in obstetrics at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
As director of Women’s and Children’s Services, she manages 90 full-time employees and is responsible for the coordination of the new 31,533-square-foot Women’s and Children’s Center that encompasses the third floor of Patient Tower A.
She received her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science in maternal-child nursing (sub-specialty of maternal-fetal nursing) from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is certified in in-patient obstetrics, fetal monitoring, neonatal resuscitation and CPR.
Patil named Fellow
Steve A. Patil, chief financial officer at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health-care leaders.
To obtain Fellow status, candidates must pass an examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate professional/ community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Photography studio
Jack Dearman has opened Timeless Memories Photography at 208 Eastwood Drive.
Hours are by appointment Monday-Saturday. He can be reached at 704-631-7189 or www.time lessmemories
Dearman, who recently relocated to Salisbury from Florida, received a bachelor of arts degree from Ashland University and has 20 years of photography experience.
CMA certification
Rhakeea S. Horton passed the June Certified Medical Assistant examination to earn the CMA (AAMA) credential.
The exam is administered by the certifying board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Horton is a graduate of the medical assisting program at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem and is employed at Genesis Health Care in Salisbury.Farm Credit surplus
Carolina Farm Credit is revolving $10.3 million of the entire 2002 surplus allocated to members.
The action is in keeping with CFC’s plan of revolving surplus allocated on a five-year basis.
“Each year, part of the patronage refund has been paid in cash; the balance has been placed in a surplus allocated account for each member, said Tony Ragan, chairman of the board. “The board is pleased that CFC has met its capital requirement goal and is financially strong enough to retire this surplus allocated.”
CFC covers the western half of North Carolina, with 37 service centers, including one in Salisbury.
QuickBooks course
The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering the “Basic Accounting with QuickBooks” course in September.
The three-session class will meet 6-9 p.m. Mondays Sept. 15, 22 and 29 at RCCC’s Cabarrus Business and Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway North, Concord. There is a $50 registration fee.
To register or get more information, call 704-216-3512, or e-mail
This course is designed for beginning QuickBooks users and teaches the fundamentals of accounting and the financial principles needed to operate a business. No previous accounting or QuickBooks experience is required.
Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@ Please include a daytime phone number.