The Bottom Line
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hospital welcomes Reilly

Lower Keys Medical Center recently welcomed Robin Reilly to its leadership team as the new Health Information Management (HIM) director and HIPAA privacy officer, states a hospital press release.

Reilly has more than 20 years of experience in health information management, earning her degree and certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in 1994 when she began moving into a management role.

Most recently, Reilly was employed by Precyse, where she served as a senior HIM consultant for the past few years, traveling as an interimdirector. With Precyse she earned the Star Employee of the Year award from her year-long assignment in a rural hospital in Hawaii in 2012.

At Precyse she instituted health information management functions and reporting metrics needed for the basic performance of a hospital.

Reilly is a member of the Florida Health Information Management Association and the American Health Information Association.

She enjoys her work with medical records along with mentoring the department, streamlining workflow and working with on-staff physicians.

Incas restaurant receives award

Incas Peruvian restaurant, 800 White St., was recently selected for the 2013 Best of Key West Award in the Peruvian Restaurants category, according to a press release.

Each year, the Key West Award Program identifies companies we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community, the release states.

Business Guild honors winners and leaders

The Key West Business Guild introduced new board officers, newly elected board members and annual award winners at its "State of the Guild Luncheon" last month at the Reach Resort.

Past President Todd German handed over the gavel to 2014 President Carl Stevens of Horan, Wallace & Higgins. Other officers include Vice President Denis Hostler of Guardian Ad Litem, Treasurer Vanessa McCaffrey of Vacation Key West and Secretary Betsy Langan of Womankind.

Newly elected board members include Tonya Parks of the Key West Citizen, Justin Seguin of Protection Plus, and Kaleb Smith of Island House. Returning include Todd German of Centennial Bank, Carrie Babich of the Southernmost Hotel Collection, Steve Burress of Old Town Trolley and Dan Skahen of Evolution and Preferred Properties.

Four recipients received three annual awards for 2013:

George Fernandez and Sam Trophia of the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory received the Key West Business Guild Outstanding Citizen Award, which honors local leaders who support the LGBT community.

Mayor Craig Cates received the 2013 Richard Heyman Award for LGBT advocacy and leadership in the public sector. The guild's board unanimously selected Cates for his generous support and promotion of Gay Key West.

The Walt Marlowe Award for 2013 went to Rebecca Tomlinson, museum director at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, and the former executive director of the guild. The award is named for one of the founding members of the guild and is given to community leaders who promote LGBT tourism and preserve LGBT life on the island, according to a press release from the Key West Business Guild.