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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Housing Authority lauds Sterling

Randy Sterling received the Key West Housing Authority's Employee of the Year award during the organization's January board meeting.

He received the recognition for his dedication to his job and the manner in which he performs his duties in the housing authority's finance department, according to a press release.

Fowler earns hospital honor

Amy Fowler, house supervisor, recently received the Mariners Hospital Osprey Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is given to a hospital employee who exhibits exceptional leadership in at least two of these competencies: people, service, growth, finance, community and quality and safety.

Fowler, a registered nurse who lives in Key Largo, was nominated by her peers for her willingness to help fellow nurses and for her supportive, caring attitude throughout the hospital, according to a press release.

Power utility rewards Finigan

Keys Energy Services recently named Dale Finigan Outstanding Employee of the Quarter.

Finigan has worked for the utility for 25 years and currently serves as director of engineering and control.

He was nominated by his peers for the award, which takes into account attendance, attitude, efficiency, initiative and job performance.

His name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque in the utility office lobby and he will receive an extra day off. Finigan donated the $250 bonus that accompanies the award to the Employee Activities Committee, which organizes events for employee morale.

Valle marks five years at bank

Yeleini Valle, customer service officer with First State Bank of the Florida Keys, recently celebrated her fifth anniversary of employment. Valle started as a teller in 2007 and was promoted to customer service representative in 2010.

Originally from Cuba, Valle grew up in the Keys and graduated from Coral Shores High School.

Browning receives Appelrouth award

The Key West Chamber of Commerce presented local businessman and attorney Michael Browning with its prestigious Billy Appelrouth Award during a recent awards banquet. The award is given to a chamber member who exemplifies the ideals of community service in a small town.

Appelrouth owned a shoe store on Duval Street and believed in the importance of giving back to his community.

Atilla joins hospital staff

Dr. M. Aydin Atilla recently joined the staff of Lower Keys Medical Center as an internist at the hospital and in private practice at 3706 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West.

He specializes in diabetes, heart disease, rheumatologic conditions and lipid disorders.

Atilla was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and has practiced medicine in Virginia and North Carolina since moving to the United States.