Home health outfit names orthopedic specialty director
David Pfeufer has joined Gentiva Home Health Services in the Kannapolis and Concord areas as the director of Gentiva’s orthopedic specialty program.
Pfeufer, a physical therapist for more than 10 years, is a credentialed orthopedic clinical specialist.
The orthopedic specialty brings post-operative care to patients in their homes after joint replacement and other orthopedic surgeries. It was developed in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons and involves comprehensive home care tailored to the needs of each patient and the surgeon.
The treatment approach focuses on therapy, available seven days a week, and includes orthopedic nursing to help avoid post-operative complications.
Debbie Miller and Robert Skelton are this quarter’s winners of Rowan Regional Medical Center’s Exemplify Excellence Award.
The awards, presented quarterly at the Leadership Development Institute meeting by CEO Charles Elliott, recognize medical center directors or participants in the institute who exemplify excellence in professionalism and culture.
Winners receive an engraved award and a departmental celebration.
A committee of the previous 12 months of winners reviews all nominated candidates with the CEO making the final selection. Employees are nominated and selected based a set criteria.
Miller has worked at the medical center for 15 years as administrative assistant for Rick Parker, vice president for Clinical & Support Services, and Chief Nursing Officer Edwina Ritchie and as a secretary for Safety & Risk Management.
Born in Statesville and raised in Cleveland, Miller is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rockwell. She and husband Rick have three children.
Skelton, director of the Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation since May 1999, organizes its major capital campaigns. The foundation recently completed the $25 million Partners in Progress Capital Campaign to assist with the $55 million funding of the new emergency department, patient tower, chapel and conversion to all private rooms.
Skelton previously was president of Mercy Health System-Western Ohio and executive director of the Mercy Foundation-Friends of Mercy in Springfield, Ohio. A native of Pittsburgh, he has a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Salisbury with wife Sonja.
Giddings a consultant
Beth Giddings of Kannapolis has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.
As a consultant, Giddings offers the company’s gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests receive samples, meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.
For more information, contact Giddings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local veterinarian Dr. Rhod Lowe is the recipient of the Ben Harrington Food Animal Student Mentorship Award.
The award was presented at an April banquet at N.C. State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. It recognizes exemplary service as a role model and mentor to veterinary students.
Lowe founded Rowan Animal Clinic in 1977. It is at 4155 Statesville Blvd.
R3 Center workshops
The R3 Center, 164 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, is offering career development workshops and resumé clinics in June for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. All of the programs are provided free-of-charge.
The workshops include three new programs ó “N.C. Research Campus Careers 101,” “What NOT to Wear: Interview Fashion” and “New Client Mondays.”
The N.C. Research Campus workshop will help attendees get answers to “What careers will be available on the campus,” “How do I fit in?” and “What is biotechnology?”
The interview fashion program will help job seekers make good choices for their interview attire. New Client Mondays is an orientation program offered for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
The workshops schedule is:
– New Client Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. every Monday in June
– Top Jobs for Your Personality, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 3
– Is It Time for More Training? 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 4
– The ABCs of Computer Usage, 1-3 p.m. June 6
– N.C. Research Campus Careers 101, 9 a.m. June 7, and 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 17
– Interview Techniques, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 10
– Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 9:30 a.m. June 12 and 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 25
– Looking for Work With a Criminal Record, 2 p.m. June 13
– From Career Readiness Certification to Employment, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 18
– Application Assistance Lab, 1-3 p.m. June 20
– Stand Out from the Competition, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 24
– What NOT to Wear: Interview Fashion, 2 p.m. June 27
The R3 Center also will offer a number of free resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from scratch. The resume clinic schedule includes day, evening and Saturday sessions. Clinics will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 5; 9:30 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. June 11; 9:30 a.m. June 19; and 9 a.m. June 28.
For more information, call 704-216-7201 or visit www.rowancabarrus.edu/r3center/.
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@ salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.