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VOL. 117 | NO. 215 | Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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Methodist Health Information Team Tops National List

Methodist Health Information Team Tops National List

 

The Health Information Management team at Methodist University Hospital was named the best in the country by Advance Magazine, a national trade publication for health information professionals. The team leaders are Genia Blose, Cynthia Smith, Donna Hunt, Flora Perry, Ruth Martin, Meg McGill and P.J. Hayes.

 

Danny Awdeh joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz as an associate. Awdeh previously served as a legal intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions Department of Enforcement. He earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.

 

Elizabeth Low joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz as an associate. Low previously served as a law clerk and summer associate with firms in Knoxville, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta. She earned a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

 

Steve McCleskey, an attorney with Glankler Brown PLLC, was appointed to the board of directors of Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation Inc. McCleskey concentrates his practice in tax, estate planning, probate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions.

 

Michael LaRosa, Rhodes College history professor, is co-editor of The United States Discovers Panama: The Writings of Soldiers, Scholars, Scientists, and Scoundrels, 1850-1905. The book was released in October by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.

 

Dee Garceau, Rhodes College history professor, was asked to join the editorial board of Western Historical Quarterly. Garceau is an expert on issues related to the American West, gender history and Native American history.

 

Harvest Group was chosen to design sales collateral for Trade Fixtures/NewLeaf Designs. Trade Fixtures/NewLeaf, located in Little Rock, Ark., designs and manufactures merchandising solutions for bulk foods such as coffee, candy and natural foods in stores worldwide.

 

Rhodes College French professor James Vest authored Hitchcock and France: The Forging of an Auteur, released in October by Praeger Publishers.

 

Crye-Leike, Realtors announced the following sales associates were awarded the Graduate Realtors Institute designation by the Tennessee Association of Realtors: Gloria Payne, Austin Peay office; Nelda Church, Deb Esposito, Cindy Lesley and Beverly Michalek, Collierville office; Delois Colvin and Robert Grayer, Hickory Ridge office; Sherry Harbur, Bert Herring and Molly Plunk, Germantown office; Jackie Alexander, Felix Bishop and Don Cockroft Jr., Quail Hollow office; Susan East, Southaven, Miss., office; Anita Bell, West Memphis, Ark., office; and Landra Pryor, Whitehaven office.

 

Mindy Shrable joined Conaway Brown as a junior art director. Brown previously freelanced and worked for photography studios. She earned a bachelors degree from Arkansas State University, and also attended Lorenzo deMedici Art Institute in Florence, Italy.

 

Melanie Towery joined Conaway Brown as an account coordinator. Towery previously worked with Colors Agency and The Peabody before beginning an internship at Conaway Brown. She earned an associates degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College.

 

Memphis Board of Education member Lora Jobe was named to the Tennessee School Boards Associations All Tennessee School Board. The ATSB annually recognizes six Tennessee school board members who exhibit outstanding boardsmanship qualities. Jobe is the boards Tennessee Legislative Network Representative and also serves as an at-large member of the TSBA board of directors.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 44 2,689
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 115 5,824
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 90 6,804
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 107 4,023