Staying on top

Dr. Kenneth Jones of Valley Plastic Surgery recently attended the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium. The five-day conference presented new and updated techniques on both surgical and non invasive cosmetic applications.

Dane Peterson, physical therapist at Cascade Medical, was certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Therapists who receive this clinical distinction have completed at least 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the area of orthopedics and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination.

Dr. Eric Stirling was hired as emergency department medical director at Cascade Medical in Leavenworth.

Valley Plastic Surgery welcomes Catharina Berg, RN, to the practice. Berg brings with her 30-plus years of experience as an RN. She will offer treatments in non and minimally invasive skin therapies such as laser hair removal, radio frequency micro needling and skin tightening.

New jobs, new faces

Duff Bangs has joined the the Women’s Resource Center of North Central Washington board of directors. Bangs is a licensed architect and owner of modFORM LLC, an architecture and project management firm.

Dr. Eric Stirling was hired as emergency department medical director at Cascade Medical in Leavenworth.

Valley Plastic Surgery welcomes Catharina Berg, RN, to the practice. Berg brings with her 30-plus years of experience as an RN. She will offer treatments in non and minimally invasive skin therapies such as laser hair removal, radio frequency micro needling and skin tightening.

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the addition of two new team members: Eric Johnson has joined as associate director of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Threat Assessment. He brings over 23 years of experience in K-12 education, having formerly served as the executive director of business and operations for the Moses Lake School District, and as an elementary school principal, vice principal and school counselor. Cyndy Valdez has been added to the team as migrant program director. Valdez brings 27 years of experience working with special populations in education, having served as an elementary and middle school teacher, assistant principal and principal in small and medium-sized schools. She has worked as director of data and assessment and as a special programs coordinator. Valdez is a Tier III National Training Center Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) K-12 trainer and is currently pursuing her preschool certification.

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel has announced the recent appointment of Brian Butler as director of sales. In his new position, Butler is responsible for spearheading group and corporate sales, organizing catering and coordinating meetings. Butler brings 15 years of hospitality experience to the role.

Congrats

Douglas County Civil Deputy Prosecutor Jim Mitchell, U.S.N. (ret.), has been appointed to the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) Veterans Committee. The committee examines ways in which veterans interact with the criminal justice system, including ways to guide and assist the expansion of special programs for veterans.

Diane Blake, chief executive officer at Cascade Medical, was named Grassroots Champion by the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes a leader from each state who carries out their hospital’s mission by building broad community support and effectively working with elected officials.