SMYRNA — Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna announced on Friday that it has been selected as one of 15 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman’s category of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll, which is the highest honor the association gives. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The data was collected from July 2010 to June 2011.
“This recognition further underscores the commitment of the Emory-Adventist Hospital staff to ensuring that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible,” said Joseph Parker, president of GHA.
Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is a not-for-profit facility operated by Adventist Health System as a joint venture with Emory Healthcare. The hospital is located at 3949 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna.
Elite Telecom Services receives community service award
KENNESAW — Elite Telecom Services, a Kennesaw-based telecommunications consulting company, was one of 11 companies to be recognized as a 2011 Georgia Trend Business Community Service Award Honoree at the Cobb Chamber’s December First Monday Breakfast on Dec. 5.
In addition, the company announced that Doug Maynard will serve as its new vice president of sales.
Mike Russell, founder and president of ETS, said he gives back to the community through both time and monetary donations.
“I started Elite Telecom 10 years under the premise of ‘Give back to the community and the community will give back to you.’ This philosophy has worked and will continue to be the mission of Elite Telecom,” Russell said.
Russell is currently the chair of the board for Theatre in the Square and on the advisory board for The Strand. He has also been a Relay for Life captain for eight years and is a past chair of the KSU College of the Arts Flourish Luncheon. In addition to his own volunteerism, Russell also encourages his employees to participate in charitable events and organizations.
Before joining ETS, Maynard worked 20 years as an institutional bond market professional with major Wall Street investment banks. He then spearheaded the creation of Families First Global Golf Management, LLC, and World Junior InterClub Golf Association, LLC.
* Nicole Faulk has been selected as manager of Georgia Power’s Metro West Region, which encompasses Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties, the company announced on Friday. Faulk will assume the position Jan. 1, replacing Pedro Cherry, who was elected vice president of community and economic development for Georgia Power.
Faulk currently serves as director of nuclear development in Georgia Power’s corporate office.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties.