Rowan roundup: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hires liaison nurse for office in Mooresville

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MOORESVILLE ó In a continuing partnership with Lowe’s YMCA, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently hired a new liaison nurse for its office on site at the YMCA in Mooresville.
Jane Edmiston will be the medical center’s contact between the YMCA and the medical community in joint programs to promote health and fitness. These activities will include individual health consultations, educational seminars, health screenings, cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure checks, nutritional education, health fairs, select vaccinations and a medical referral program.
Edmiston most recently was an occupational health nurse at Mitchell Community College in Statesville. She has also worked at St. Francis Bon-Secor Hospital in Charleston, S.C., Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., and St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.
National award
Time Warner Cable was honored last week for its coverage of weekly high school sports matchups, all-star games and statewide championship-level games.
It received the national Best Video on Demand Special Program for Carolina On Demand’s High School Sports Coverage at the first annual CableFax Magazine Awards Program.
Jason Lockhart, Carolina On Demand manager, accepted the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The award was based on a compilation of the Time Warner Cable Carolina Region’s year-round efforts to cover and produce extensive coverage of N.C. High School Athletic Association games and other prep sports events on Carolina on Demand.
This year, it carried more than 190 hours of football before the final games even began. Other high school sports programming includes basketball, wrestling, women’s volleyball and soccer.
Carolina On Demand Digital Channel 1234 is an exclusive service for Time Warner Cable customers.
R3 Center workshops
The R3 Center, 164 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, will offer free career development workshops and resume clinics in November for adults in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.
Participants are encouraged to call 704-216-7201 to reserve a seat for the popular sessions, which include:
– New Client Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 10, 17 and 24. Orientation program for first-time participants.
– Preparing for Job Loss, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4.
– N.C. Research Campus Careers 101, 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 19.
– Looking for Work with a Criminal Record, 6 p.m. Nov. 5.
– Lay-Off Survival Tips, 9 a.m. Nov. 8.
– It’s Not Who You Know ó It’s Who You Meet! 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12.
– Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 13.
– Stand Out from the Competition, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14,
– Looking for Work at 50+, 9 a.m. Nov. 15.
– Interview Techniques, 6 p.m. Nov. 18.
– Careers in Customer Service, 9 a.m. Nov. 22.
The R3 Center will also offer free resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from scratch.
They are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and 6 p.m. Nov. 25.
For more information, call 704-216-7201 or visit
Five-star rating
Citizens South Bank of Gastonia has been awarded its 24th consecutive quarterly five-star rating by independent bank rating and research firm BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla.
This “superior” rating, the highest given by the firm, is based upon the financial condition of the bank and indicates Citizens South “is one of the strongest banks in the country.”
BauerFinancial bases its rating on an analysis of a bank’s past and present financial condition with an eye toward depositor safety. It factors in a number of ratios and calculations based on quarterly regulatory reports filed by the bank.
Established in 1904, Citizens South currently operates in Gaston, Iredell, Rowan and Union counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.
Laboratory accredited
Farrington Family Medical Center of Salisbury has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national health-care accreditation organization.
Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.
Farrington Family Medical Center is affiliated with Presbyterian Novant Medical Group.