Dr. Rahul Basho, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine care, has joined Midwest Orthopedic Specialists in Hannibal, Mo. Basho graduated from The Ohio State University Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He received his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California-Los Angeles and specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders. Basho is also board certified by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. He ontinues to be active in clinical research and has authored several book chapters that pertain to spine surgery. He currently serves as an abstract reviewer for the North American Spine Society. Basho treats neck pain, upper back and lower back pain and emphasizes patient education.
Nurse practitioner Sherry Masterson has joined Hannibal Regional Medical Group. Masterson received her bachelor's degree and her master's degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Most recently she worked at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis as an ICU nurse and relief charge nurse.
Amy Goehl recently joined Bank of Quincy as vice president loan servicing. Goehl's duties include management of all loan portfolio servicing administration. She has been in the local banking industry for more than 25 years. Goehl has an associate's degree from John Wood Community College.
Tammy Wiemelt, a registered nurse, is the new director of nursing at Sunset Home. She brings 15 years of experience as a registered nurse to Sunset. Prior to her employment at Sunset, she worked at Blessing Hospital in the open heart surgery department, emergency room department, and in Quincy Medical Group nephrology department. Wiemelt joined Sunset in 2011. She is a graduate of John Wood Community College, with an associate's degree in nursing. She also is certified in advanced cardiac life support.
Rochell Sharpe has been promoted to assistant director of nursing at Sunset Home. She brings 12 years of experience as a fegistered nurse to Sunset. Prior to her employment at Sunset she worked at Quincy Medical Group in dermatology and Blessing Hospital in the oncology medical unit. She is enrolled at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and plans to finish her degree this month. Sharpe joined Sunset in 2011. She is a graduate of John Wood Community College with an associate's degree in nursing. She is a member of the Student Nurses Association.
Emily Lane, a registered nurse, has earned her master of business administration degree with a focus on healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Lane is director of the Cardiovascular and Observation Decision units at Blessing Hospital. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Cardiology and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Pi Pi Chapter.
Lettie Jardine, an ultrasound technologist with Blessing Hospital Radiology Services, has earned certification as a register vascular technologist from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers after meeting prerequisites and passing examinations on vascular physical principles and instrumentation and vascular technology. Vascular ultrasound uses soundwaves, instead of radiation, to produce images of the arteries and veins to detect blood clots, blockages and aneurysms. Jardine also holds certification as a register diagnostic medical sonographer. She served on the staff of St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, Minn., before joining the Blessing Hospital Radiology Services staff in January 2011.
Dr. Karthik Koduru, an oncologist at Quincy Medical Group, recently received his board certification in hematology and medical oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Koduru received his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India. He received his master's degree in public health from Western Kentucky University. Koduru completed his Internal medicine residency and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.
Sue E. Silman, quality coordinator with Blessing Home Care, has earned the certificate for OASIS specialist-clinical designation. OASIS is the Outcome and Assessment Information Set, a quality measure of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through the collection and assessment of OASIS data, home health agencies across the country are able to enhance care for patients in the home. Certification is voluntary and demonstrates an individual's expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy.
Megan Kelley, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Blessing Hospital, has passed the American Association of Critical Care Nurses examination and earned the status of certified critical care registered nurse. Requirements included at least 1,750 hours in direct care of critically ill patients and passage of a written examination. Certification is a voluntary process of validating knowledge, skills and abilities beyond the scope of RN licensure. Kelley was a phlebotomist in the Blessing Laboratory before earning her nursing degree and becoming a registered nurse at Blessing in 2010. She is a graduate of Augustana College and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing.
Caroline Collins, assistant professor of English at Quincy University, recently presented a paper, "A River Runs Through It: The Role of the Mississippi in Frank Standford's South," at the Missouri Folklore Society's annual meeting and conference at the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, Mo. The paper explored many significant links between Stanford's poetry and Mark Twain's fiction, including themes of initiation and social justice. Collins also has had several of her poems published in the Fall-Winter issue of Seeding the Snow, a journal of women's art and writing that celebrates the Midwestern landscape. The journal, which originated in Chicago in 1994 and is now published in Naperville, is an outlet for women who want to strengthen their creative spirit and show commitment to the wild in the Midwestern landscape.
Liberty resident Linda Mathews, a registered nurse-certified, of Blessing Beginnings: The Birth Center of Blessing Hospital has earned national certification in inpatient obstetrics from National Certification Corp. and recertification for childbirth educator from Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. Mathews is a six-year member of the Blessing Hospital nursing staff. She worked on Blessed Beginnings as a licensed practical nurse, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, as an OB/GYN Clinic and then came back at Blessed Beginnings in 2006. She is a graduate of John Wood Community College, Lincoln Land Community College and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.