Gersh Lundberg, of Lundberg Medical Imaging at 2421 Broadway, has been certified as a federally approved “B” Reader by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Lundberg demonstrated high proficiency in interpreting radiographs for work-related lung diseases, such as asbestoses and pneumoconiosis. The examination, held in Morgantown, W.Va., involves a timed classification of 125 X-rays with only 50 percent of those testing gaining a B-Reader certification. Only 272 certified B-Readers are designated in the U.S.
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Superior Care Home and Rehabilitation Center named Dr. Danny Butler as medical director. Butler succeeds Dr. Richard Smith, who ended his tenure as medical director Jan. 1.
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Karen (Freeman) Giorgio, a 1977 graduate of Reidland High School, was named director of marketing and public relations for HCA/TriStar Health in Nashville, Tenn.
Giorgio, who graduated from Paducah Community College in 1979, will be supporting the marketing and growth initiatives for 18 hospitals in Tennessee, Kentucky and northern Georgia.
Giorgio earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing communication and public relations from Western Kentucky University in 1982. She is the daughter of Bonne Freeman and the late Jack A. Freeman of Paducah.
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The Marshall County Hospital Board named David G. Fuqua the hospital’s chief executive officer, effective July 1.
He succeeds Kathy Long, who announced her retirement in January. Long has been an administrator with Marshall County Hospital for 13 years, beginning in 1999.
Fuqua, 51, has more than 20 years’ experience in the administrative arena and eight years in clinical practice.
Fuqua has worked in a number of different positions, such as radiologic technologist, a registered nurse, and department management until he began his administration career in 1995 at Marshall County Hospital, said Dr. Paul Schaper, Marshall County Hospital board chairman in a release.
He has led five other hospitals of different sizes, as CEO, since Marshall County Hospital, gaining a great deal of experience. “We are fortunate to be able to bring in a CEO with the experience that is so needed in the challenging times in health care we are now facing.” Marshall County Hospital Board chairman Dr. Paul Schaper said.
Fuqua earned a master’s of health administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1992, and served an administrative residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Baptist Health Paducah received the Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for reaching an aggressive goal in using guidelines-based care to improve patient outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest. The hospital received the Bronze Quality Award three months ago.
The silver award recognizes achieving a year or more of 85 percent or higher adherence based on four criteria to improve quality of care and outcome.