Local hospital announces personnel changes

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By The Staff

Baptist Hospital Northeast announces several new management personnel, promotions and transitions. Linda BottorffLinda Bottorff is director of materials management at Baptist Hospital Northeast in addition to being materials management/sterile processing director at Baptist Hospital East, a position she has held for eight years.

Larry SpearLarry Spear is operations manager at Baptist Hospital Northeast in addition to being operations manager at Baptist Hospital East, where he has worked for 10 years.

Joe MurrellJoe Murrell has been named administrator of Oak Tree Hospital at Baptist Northeast.

Cheri GreenCheri Green is interim director of nursing at Oak Tree Hospital at Baptist Northeast. She has been employed at Baptist Hospital Northeast for five years, most recently in education.Lynn Rigon

Lynn Rigon has been promoted to executive director of patient services at Baptist Hospital Northeast from director of inpatient nursing, a position she held for four years. Prior to that, she was director of ICCU, security and nursing administration for three years.

Beverly ValentineBeverly Valentine has been promoted to nursing administration/ICCU nurse manager at Baptist Hospital Northeast from house manager, a position she held for five years. She has worked at Baptist Northeast for 19 years in various departments, mostly in ICCU and as a house manager.

Donna HumbleDonna Humble is interim nurse educator at Baptist Hospital Northeast. She has worked on the medical/surgical unit and ICCU and in the emergency department for 10 years.

Cindy MooreCindy Moore is PIC/IV therapy nurse in nursing education, and assists in employee health at Baptist Hospital Northeast. She has worked in the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center for 11 years and on the medical/surgical unit for two years.Baptist Hospital Northeast recognizes Shining StarsBaptist Hospital Northeast recently recognized six employees as Shining Stars. Shining Stars are nominated based on their going above and beyond outside the workplace.

Joey Barnett, Julie Gathof, Judy Lawhorn, Benita McNally and Lynn RigonJoey Barnett, engineering director; Julie Gathof, director of customer relations/risk management/volunteers; Judy Lawhorn, laboratory manager; Benita McNally, director of the emergency department/cardiac rehabilitation; and Lynn Rigon, executive director of patient services, were recognized for their efforts in the “Make Room for Sarah” project, which raised more than $15,000. Through the project, a room was added onto the home of fellow employee Beverly Service to accommodate the needs of her daughter, Sarah, who has used a wheelchair and had limited use of her hands since a car accident five years ago. The project was so successful, it not only raised enough money and donations of labor and materials to build a bedroom and bathroom for Sarah, but other improvements were made to the house, as well.

Lisa GloverLisa Glover, mammography, was named a Shining Star for organizing a warm coat drive for the Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville. She collected more than 100 coats, along with other clothing items, and made several trips to the mission to deliver them.Baptist announces 2008 medical staff officersThe following physicians were elected to medical staff offices for 2008 at Baptist Hospital Northeast:• D. Matt McDanald, MD, obstetrics/gynecology, president• Andrew Rochet, MD, emergency medicine, president-elect• Madonna Ringswald, DO, pulmonary/internal medicine, secretary/treasurer• Thomas Hart, MD, general surgery; and Keerthi Kemparajurs, MD, family practice, medical executive committee members-at-large• Bruce Fisher, MD, cardiology, medicine department chair• Ashok Alur, MD, internal medicine, medicine department vice-chair• Brooks Jackson, MD, urology, surgery department chair• Robert Zaring, MD, pathology, surgery department vice-chairGeoffrey Ball joins Crestwood dental officeDr. Geoffrey Ball has joined Dr. Sue Feeley’s practice in Crestwood.Ball is a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Louisville Dental School. He also completed a one-year general dental residency at the University of Louisville. Ball joins the practice after completing a four-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force. He served in both Texas and Iraq.Ball is a fellow of the American General Dentistry and an Eagle Scout. He joins Feeley and Dr. Jennifer McMeans in their Crestwood office.