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Best Western Shelbyville receives national award
For the second consecutive year, Best Western Shelbyville has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for Business, a Web-based travel company.
A release said the awards are made to businesses that are top performers based on quality, guest satisfaction and business performance as derived from customer feedback. Quarterly service scores also are measured by the company. The certificate is awarded to those who rank in the 10 percent worldwide, the release said.
Best Western, located at 115 Isaac Shelby Drive, is owned by Brian and Juley Fitzpatrick, and Sharon Calvert and Shanna Harrod are its managers. They were notified in a letter from TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer.
“We are very proud of our accomplishment,” Juley Fitzpatrick said in a note accompanying the announcement.
The management team in a statement also said it would “keep the hard work up for many more accomplishments in the near future.”
The Fitzpatricks recently renovated the hotel and are planning to add a restaurant.
Ivers joins Masonic Home
Georgina Ivers has been named resident services coordinator at Masonic Home of Shelbyville. Previously, Ivers worked at Crestview Center as a billing manager.
In her new position she will report to Debra Finneran, the facility’s administrator.
Ivers lives in Shelbyville with her husband, Jeff, and their two children.
KentuckyOne to fund colon screenings
KentuckyOne Health, parent company of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, announced a $100,000 gift to the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to support colon cancer screenings for low income, uninsured Kentuckians between the ages of 50 and 64.
During the past two years, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and the General Assembly committed $1 million through June 2014 to 10 health departments throughout the state to expand colon cancer screening services for Kentuckians at risk. Governor Beshear challenged the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to raise matching funds for the program.
The Kentucky Cancer Foundation’s matching fund is a very unique private-public partnership to support the state’s cancer action plan. The initiative is designed to help more Kentuckians access crucial screening services.
In addition to the $100,000 commitment from KentuckyOne, University of Louisville Hospital, a KentuckyOne facility, has agreed to partner with the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to provide screening services to individuals who qualify through the program. Screenings are also available at these 10 health departments throughout the state.
Cronkite to attend Seven Counties event
A crowd of more than 600 is expected for Seven Counties Services’ sixth annual conference that brings together service and treatment providers, consumers, family members and community supporters to celebrate the role each plays in creating a recovery environment for adults with severe mental illness throughout Louisville and surrounding counties.
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency on 4th Street in downtown Louisville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 2.
The keynote speaker is Kathy Cronkite, daughter of famed journalist, Walter Cronkite, and author of On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Concurring Depression and On the Edge of the Spotlight: Celebrities’ Children Speak Out About the Their Lives.
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Briefcase is compiled from press releases and other information submitted to The Sentinel-News. The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.