VOL. 125 | NO. 155 | Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Deimund Named Clinical Director of Methodist Wound Centers
By Taylor Shoptaw
Photo: Lance Murphey
Sandy Deimund has been named clinical director for the Methodist North and Methodist South Hospital Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers.
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Education: Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and a member of the American Academy of Wound Management
Work Experience: Nurse manager, Methodist South Comprehensive Wound Healing Center; registered nurse, Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Last book read: “Love ’Em or Lose ’Em” by Beverly L. Kaye
Favorite music: I like a variety of music, from country to classical.
Favorite movie: “African Queen”
Sports team: Tennessee Titans
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with friends, sudoku puzzles, traveling, reading
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could pick stocks like Warren Buffet.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? All of the patients who have overcome obstacles in their lives, yet continue to persevere.
Why did you pursue a career in health care? I have always had an innate curiosity about medicine and people. As a child, my dolls were always sick or injured and needed “health care.”
What drew you to Methodist? The Christian atmosphere and multiple opportunities available for nurses.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Any time a patient hugs me or shakes my hand and tells me how much they appreciate my efforts is the greatest feeling.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with patients to facilitate their healing process.
Leo Bearman and Jerry Stauffer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been recognized by the Lawdragon 3000 guide. Bearman is a shareholder in the firm’s Memphis office. Stauffer is president, chief operating officer and a shareholder in the Memphis office.
Mike Pohlman has been elected president-elect of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee, an organization that represents more than 100 engineering firms statewide. Pohlman is chief executive officer and president of Pickering Firm Inc.
The Law School Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis has chosen new members and officers for the coming academic year. David S. Kennedy, chief U.S. bankruptcy judge, will serve as president. Other members include JoAnn Cutting, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co.; Louis Montesi, General Sessions Court, Div. 13; Andre B. Mathis, Glankler Brown PLLC; Andy Raines, Evans Petree PC; and Kyle M. Wiggins, Baker Donelson.
Steven Cardwell has been promoted to director of account management for Argyle Benefits Consultants. Cardwell previously served as account adviser for Argyle.
Sarah Newstok has been appointed the first Cargill Community Environmental Fellow at Rhodes College. Newstok is currently the program director at Livable Memphis. She will engage with the Rhodes community during the 2010-2011 academic year to address broadly defined environmental topics.
Andi Crawford has joined Southern Growth Studio as creative director. Crawford has worked previously at Thompson and Co., archer>malmo and Chandler Ehrlich.
Dr. Lisa Klesges has been named interim dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis. Klesges is a Fellow with the Society of Behavioral Medicine and a researcher with a special interest in childhood obesity. She has been serving as professor and director of the school since August 2008.
Lesley Landry has been hired as a senior media planner at archer>malmo.
Ruth Roberts has received the Janet Clark Memorial Award from The Arc of Tennessee during the Tennessee Disability MegaConference Awards Banquet and Dance. Nick Grant has received the Staff Values Integrity Award.