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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Keys Energy honors Davila

Keys Energy Services named Wayne Davila Sr. as the outstanding employee of the first quarter for 2013.

Davila has worked for Keys Energy for 20 years and has held numerous positions, including general helper, electrician and electronics specialist. Davila is currently the transmission and distribution substation supervisor and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all substations, traffic signals and control systems, high voltage underground systems, voltage regulators and all the electrical needs for KEYS' facilities, states a utility press release.

Davila was born and raised in Key West and raised his two sons here with his wife, Maria.

He said he is looking forward to retiring later this year and traveling the world.

Employees are considered for the quarterly award after being nominated by their peers and/or supervisors. Final selection of the outstanding employee is based on factors such as attendance, attitude, efficiency, initiative, and job performance.

The Utility Board will recognize Davila during an upcoming meeting. His name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque in the William Arnold Service Building lobby. Davila will receive a $250 bonus and an extra day off, the press release states.

Kaufman now a certified mediator

Samuel J. Kaufman is now a Supreme Court of Florida certified family law mediator and is available to mediate divorce, paternity and adoption cases. He has more than 10 years of family law experience as an attorney and is now also a qualified certified mediator who can help resolve marital and family issues.

Clients can avoid full-scale litigation and the expenses that go along with it by pursuing mediation. For more information, call 305-292-3926.

Hospital honors associates

Lower Keys Medical Center recently honored associates for their performance in the last quarter of 2012 and for outstanding performance for the whole year.

Donald Canalejo was named Outstanding Manager of the Fourth Quarter of 2012. He is a 23-year associate who works in human resources. Christopher "Chris" Esponge, a registered nurse in the surgical services unit, was named outstanding nurse of the fourth quarter and Toby Brooks, a surgical technician, has won outstanding associate of the fourth quarter.

The hospital also named Mary Jackson, a nurse of 24 years, as outstanding manager of the year. Wendy Klaes, a nurse in the emergency department, won outstanding nurse of the year for 2012 and Jerry Butler in security was named outstanding associate of the year.