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People/Professions Aug. 10, 2014

Posted: Aug. 7, 2014 8:38 am Updated: Sep. 4, 2014 9:15 am

Appointments

Chris Arnold has been named assistant vice president of bakery operations for Hy-Vee. Arnold started with Hy-Vee in 1981 at the Quincy No. 1 store as a part-time checker/stocker and in 1985 he became a night stocker in Rock Island. In 1986, Chris began his profession as a full-time baker and served at the Rock Island, Moline and Davenport No. 2 stores. He was chosen as bakery manager at Quincy No. 1 in 1992 and moved to West Des Moines No. 1 in 1995. Arnold was named bakery supervisor in 1996 and returned to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. He graduated from Quincy High School and earned his associate's degree in business from Black Hawk College in Moline. He also attended Western Illinois University and has completed Hy-Vee training programs in diversity and food safety.

Leslie McGinley of Quincy has been named an advertising representative in the Retail Advertising Department at The Quincy Herald-Whig. As an advertising representative, she will have the responsibility of assisting account executives within their designated super territory, and maintaining and increasing revenues from current accounts and developing new accounts. McGinley will focus on digital sales, special sections (target accounts), niche products and designated business categories. She has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from Quincy University and an A.A. from John Wood Community College. She has previously worked for DOT Foods, First Bankers Trust Services and most recently held the position of customer Advocate at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Erik Potts of Canton, Mo., has been named an advertising representative in the Retail Advertising Department at The Quincy Herald-Whig. As an advertising representative, Potts will have the responsibility of assisting account executives within their designated super territory; maintaining and increasing revenues from current accounts and developing new accounts. Potts will focus on digital sales, special sections (target accounts), niche products and designated business categories. He has a bachelor's degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University. He has previously worked for Norwoods Golf Club in Hannibal, Mo., and participated in a communications internship with the American Junior Golf Association.

Lori Day recently joined Bank of Quincy as a customer service representative. Her primary responsibilities will include building and maintaining customer relationships through daily interaction with customers, processing transactions and opening new accounts. Day has more than 24 years of banking experience in the Quincy area. She is a 1984 graduate of Quincy High School.

Cassie Ransom has been named manager of the Gene Simon Family Cottage at Chaddock in Quincy. Ransom began her career as a youth counselor at Chaddock in 2009. She has also served as a program coordinator in the residential program. Ransom holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Truman State University and is a graduate of Kirksville (Mo.) High School. As cottage manager she will be responsible for supervising staff and coordinating residential services for children ages 6-12.

Abby Schlipmann has recently joined Lavish Floral Events as co-owner. Schlipmann has more than 12 years of experience in floral design and wedding and event planning. She joins Donna Graves, who has been designing weddings in Quincy for more than five years.

Promotions

Nathan Bozarth was recently promoted to assistant vice president/consumer loan officer at Bank of Quincy. Since 2009, Bozarth has been a customer service representative, loan processor, collector and installment loan officer. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in finance and is currently attending Quincy University for a masters in business administration.

Brady Frericks was recently promoted to loan officer at Bank of Quincy. Since January 2011, Frericks has worked in loan servicing, as an installment loan processor, commercial loan processor, collector and credit analyst. He is a graduate of Illinois College with a bachelor of science degree in economics.

HONORS

Garry Ranabargar, RN, observation decision unit at Blessing Hospital, was named Hospital Staff Member of the Year by the 2014 graduating class of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Quincy Family Medicine Residency Program. The graduating residents selected Ranabargar based on his contributions to excellence in resident physician education. Ranabargar has been a member of the Blessing Hospital nursing staff for 16 years with experience in the Intensive and Intermediate Care units and the Emergency Center in addition to the Observation Decision Unit. He is a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College.

Chris Drummond, reception supervisor, and Kris Jefferson, LPN, received the Employee of the Month Award for July and August at the SIU Quincy Family Medicine.

Officer Ryan Witt of the Quincy Police Department has been selected as employee of the month for August 2014. Witt joined the department on Sept. 20, 2004. He is a pepper spray instructor, recruiting officer, breath alcohol operator, bike officer, field training officer, juvenile officer, less lethal munitions instructor, a member of the mobile field force team and a crisis intervention team officer. He is currently a Street Crimes officer working the night shift. During his tenure, he has been selected as employee of the month on three occasions and as patrol officer of the year in both 2010 and 2011.

Retirements

Cynthia Cramsey of Quincy, baker for Blessing Hospital Food and Nutrition, retired after 37 years of service at the hospital. Cramsey, a graduate of Quincy High School, began her career at Blessing Hospital in April 1977, first working on the tray line then moving to the cafeteria, a cook and a baker.

Donna Troxel of Quincy, RN, BSN, centralized staff at Blessing Hospital, retired after 23 years of service as registered nurse in Quincy. Troxel graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa. She began working at St. Mary Hospital in 1991 before transitioning to Blessing Hospital. Troxel has worked in the Intensive Care Unit, Intermediate Care Unit, Float Pool, Care Management, and Cardiac Rehab in the Cardiovascular Unit.

Bobbi Wellman of Quincy, RN, charge nurse at Blessing Hospital Prep Clinic, retired after 45 years of service as registered nurse in Quincy. Wellman graduated from Quincy Notre Dame in 1967 and from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1970. Prior to joining Blessing Hospital, she worked at St. Mary Hospital from 1969-1993. Wellman worked in Medical/Surgical Utilization Review as an admitting nurse and Ambulatory Surgery at St. Mary. She started at Blessing Hospital in 1993 in One-Day Surgery before transferring to the Prep Clinic.

Donna Eaton retired from Quincy Medical Group. She worked as an LPN in the Internal Medicine Department for nearly five years.

Pat White retired from Quincy Medical Group. She worked for 25 years as an insurance biller.

Gwen Wesselman retired from Quincy Medical Group. She worked for 10 years as a registered nurse in the Ambulatory Care Clinic.

Sue VonBurg retired from Quincy Medical Group. She worked for 25 years as an LPN in the Family Practice Department.

Activities

Lynnae Glascock of Quincy Medical Group received her Board Certification in Pediatrics from the American Occupational Therapy Association. This distinction has been accomplished by less than 1 percent of all occupational therapists nationally. Occupational therapy practitioners are continually challenged to communicate the immediate effectiveness of their interventions and demonstrate ongoing professional growth.

LJ Helmke, RN, cardiovascular unit at Blessing Hospital, has earned national certification in Cardiac-Vascular Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Certification requirements include a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice in cardiac-vascular nursing within the last three years, completion of 30 hours of continuing education in cardiac-vascular nursing within the last three years and passage of a written examination. Helmke is a two-year member of the Blessing Hospital nursing staff. He is a graduate of Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing/Quincy University.

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