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Sunday, June 9, 2013

HR group honors Williams

The Florida Keys Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded Jethon Williams, Monroe County's television multimedia technician, the chapter's Excellence in Service Award for providing skillful, caring and helpful service, according to a press release from SHRM. Williams' supervisor Bob Ward also received an award for his supervisory capacity providing direct oversight to the Information Technology department. The society includes executives and administrators responsible for human resource management responsibilities including recruitment, selection and training of employees throughout the Florida Keys.

Rotary gets 2 new members

The Rotary Club of Key Largo recently inducted two new members. State Rep. Holly Raschein and Patty Sparks of ST Sparks Construction. Both women are very active in the community and are role models for their civic involvement.

The main objective of Rotary is service to local communities and throughout the world. Key Largo Rotary meets at the Hilton Key Largo at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit for more information.

First State Bank Promotes Cruz

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently promoted Nathalia Cruz to wire room supervisor. Cruz joined the bank in 2008 as deposit operations representative/bookkeeper and transferred to EFT reconciliation coordinator later that year, and was promoted to her current position in April.

Cruz is originally from Brazil, attended Florida International University, and has seven years banking experience, states a bank press release.

Credit union congratulates Sayer

Keys Federal Credit Union congratulated its Information Technology director Maggie Sayer, on earning her master's degree in business administration (MBA) in Information Security Management at Saint Leo University last month.

Sayer also recently achieved the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants' (EC Council) Certification of Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). This designation recognizes an executive leader's skills, accumulated over a 10 year period, in developing and executing an information security management strategy in alignment with organizational goals.

Hospital honors 3 associates

Lower Keys Medical Center last month named emergency room nurse Tadd Mallard, behavioral health nurse Pam Soucy and emergency room staffer Julian Hernandez as recipients of the hospital's "Getting 2 Great" associate awards. These dedicated individuals are continually recognized by patients for exceeding expectations, and modeling the guiding principles of servant leadership, never settling and always doing the right thing, according to a hospital press release.

Mallard is mentioned nearly every month in patient comments as "professional, knowledgeable, caring and awesome." He serves as a Charge Nurse and Relief Nursing Supervisor.

Soucy always goes above and beyond the call of duty. She never hesitates to respond to any extra calls on the medical side that may need a counseling perspective, the release states.

Hernandez recently was described as "great, attentive, very good" and is also often the name mentioned when patients are offering an associate's name to be recognized, the release states. He goes the extra mile to make sure patients and their families feel cared for and are kept informed.