The Bottom Line
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Chase to assist Samuel's House

Mary Chase, vice president and branch manager of Iberia Bank, was recently appointed to the Samuel's House associate board of directors.

Since 1999, Samuel's House has provided housing and support services to homeless individuals. The ultimate goal of the organization's programs is to allow residents to remain independent and largely self-sufficient.

Chase will provide leadership and financial guidance in her new role as an associate board member. She has worked in the financial industry in the Florida Keys for more than 45 years.

"I was drawn to Samuel's House because I believe they provide a critical service for homeless men, women and children in our community. This organization is vital, and I look forward to working with the board and staff," said Chase.

In 2013, Chase honored by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys with the Unsung Hero Award. She is a former board member for Easter Seals and has worked with Monroe County Schools as a mentor and volunteer for over 30 years.

Sloppy Joe's honors Cantrell

Sloppy Joe's recently presented the Jean Klausing Award to Employee of the Month Greg Cantrell.

Cantrell works in the retail warehouse and has been with Sloppy Joe's for more than two years. He was recognized for his outstanding performance and dedication to his work.

Psychiatrist Nodal continuing practice

Keys Medical Group recently announced Dr. Guido Nodal has decided to continue to practice in the field of adult psychiatry in Key West, and will remain on staff at Lower Keys Medical Center. He will also continue as medical director for the Behavioral Health Center at dePoo Hospital.

He has held numerous leadership positions, including chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. Nodal was one of the few psychiatrists in the country that was triple board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.

His special interests are mood disorders, anxiety disorders and geriatric issues.

Nodal's practice, Behavioral Health Medicine is located in the Key West Professional Building located at 1111 12th St.

Hospital named 'top performer'

Lower Keys Medical Center/Key West HMA, LLC recently celebrated being named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, which is the leading accrediting agency of health care organizations in America.

The Key West hospital was one of only 1,099 hospitals nationwide that received accolades as "Top Performers" from The Joint Commission's most recent annual quality report, states a press release from Lower Keys Medical Center.

The hospital was recognized for its achievement in the following measure sets: heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.