People & Professions

People and Professions: Reported Oct. 29, 2017

Posted: Oct. 29, 2017 12:10 am


Lauren Garner with Quincy Medical Group has received the certified specialist in psychometry designation from the Board of Certified Psychometrists. The credential promotes the highest standardization of administration and scoring of neuropsychological, psychological, personality and academic tests. Garner joined QMG's behavioral health department in 2013.


J.J. Magliocco, Quanada's prevention educator, has been chosen through a competitive process to participate in the Voices and Faces Project Writing Workshop in Milwaukee. The workshop, "The Stories We Tell," is a two-day testimonial writing program for survivors of gender-based violence. Workshop participants read and discuss testimonial writing across social justice movements, while taking part in real-time writing exercises.

Dr. Stilianos Efstratiadis, interventional cardiologist with Quincy Medical Group, has been selected to participate in the European Bifurcation Club meeting. Only 150 leaders in the field of cardiology are chosen from all over the world to attend. This year's meeting will take place at Casa Das Artes, Porto, Portugal. During the gathering, leaders share cases, review techniques, and exchange information and feedback regarding those cases. Efstratiadis has been with QMG since 2009. He has a medical degree from the University of Trieste School of Medicine, Italy. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, and a cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology fellowship at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City. He is assistant professor of clinical cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine-Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Chris Scholz, a partner with Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus LLC in Quincy, gave a presentation to the National Conference on Guardianship in Colorado Springs, Colo., titled "The Apparently Normal Parent," which discussed the various legal issues arising among parents and their children when the parent's advancing dementia requires a court-appointed guardian. Scholz also is the public administrator and guardian of Adams County.


Wesley Wilkens has joined Adams Telephone Co-Operative as a fiber splicer in the engineering and project management department.

Zach Owen has joined Adams Fiber, providing customer care in the billing and sales support department.

Peggy Brooks of Loraine has been named business office manager at North Adams Home in Mendon. She joined the home in 2015 as a receptionist. The position evolved to include assistance with accounts payable and receivable. Brook was named Employee of the Month in March 2016 and Employee of the Year in 2016.


Taylor Owen of Quincy has been named October Employee of the Month at North Adams Home in Mendon. Owen, a dietary aide, has worked at the home since December 2014.

Angie Henderson was named September Employee of the Month at SIU Center for Family Medicine. She works with behaviorists and has been with the clinic for seven years. Jackie Conover, licensed practical nurse, was named October Employee of the Month. She has been a nurse at the clinic for a year and a half.

Tonya Leapley, reimbursement specialist, received the Quincy Medical Group Experience the Difference Award. Recipients live by the QMG mission, vision and values and go above and beyond for their patients and co-workers. Leapley has been with QMG for over 30 years and was nominated by Rachael Grant.


Darlene Sorensen, a registered nurse board certified in pain management, has retired from Blessing Hospital after 22 years. Sorensen provided care in intensive and intermediate care, radiology and in pain management. Before joining Blessing, she worked as a registered nurse in California for 20 years after graduation from Biola College. Sorensen is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Society of Pain Management Nurses.

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