The Bottom Line
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fahey earns executive chef re-certification

Chef Michael Fahey of Key West’s Blue Reef Catering Company received his recertification as a certified executive chef by the American Culinary Federation. One of only two certified executive chefs in Key West,  Fahey has had a distinguished career throughout the United States, multiple culinary competition medals and awards for his cuisine.

He has prepared events and meals for celebrities, presidents and at many of Key West ‘s premier venues. Fahey also operates Blue Reef Hospitality, providing hospitality consulting and education in the Florida Keys.

Fishermen’s honors employees

Fishermen’s Community Hospital recently honored three exemplary employees for the second quarter of 2015. The honorees were nominated by their peers and patients for consistently practicing and promoting the hospital’s values of professionalism, competency and going above and beyond their duties.

Sean Slovik was named manager of the quarter. Slovik lives in Marathon and is the hospital’s director of rehabilitation services. He was credited for being “professional, thorough and respected by his department and others.” The occupational therapist holds a masters degree in natural and health sciences from Barry University in Miami, and formerly was employed at Key West Health and Rehabilitation. Prior to that, he worked at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida and spent 13 years as a Merchant Marine after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in marine transport from Texas A & M University.

Nurse of the Quarter honors went to Elisa Davies, a Marathon transplant, originally from Michigan. She was praised for being professional, dependable, compassionate and “not afraid to step up and help even if a patient is not her own.” Davies started at Fishermen’s as a Florida Keys Community College nursing student in 2009 and graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing in 2012. She became a member of the hospital’s medical-surgical staff later that year.

Patient Account Representative Jessica Thomson received the Employee of the Quarter award. The Medicare/Medicaid specialist has been nominated almost every quarter for being so “hard working and knowledgeable,” and for always being willing to patiently and kindly assist co-workers and patients in the hospital’s business office. Thomson joined the hospital staff in the mid-1990s when she worked as a certified nursing assistant. She left for a stint in Central Florida, but ultimately returned to the Keys and has worked in the business office since 2011.