People & Professions

People and Professions: Reported Sept. 9, 2018

Posted: Sep. 9, 2018 12:30 am


Kelly Gronewold and Lori Vogel of Quincy Medical Group's physical therapy department have become certified lymphedema therapists. Lymphedema is a chronic, often progressive condition that can result in excessive swelling of the head, arm, leg and/or trunk caused by disruption of the lymphatic system.


John Harris has joined the First National Bank of Barry as senior vice president/senior lending officer. He has 16 years of banking experience and 12 years of experience in the agriculture retail industry. Harris owns and operates a farm northeast of Barry.

Murray Martin of Fishhook was appointed to the board of directors of the First National Bank of Barry. He has 41 years of banking experience. Murray has degrees from Missouri Baptist College, now Hannibal LaGrange University; and Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman University. Martin owns and operates a farming operation.


Blessing Health System's marketing, communications and community relations department received recognition in these national competitions:

35th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards: Bronze award, Know Where to Go campaign educating consumers on accessing health care at the most convenient and cost-effective location based on their need. Merit award, Blessing Physician Services brand campaign "We See You for You." Merit award, Blessing Health System website,

2018 Aster Awards: Silver award, Know Where to Go campaign. Bronze awards, Blessing Physician Services brand campaign and Fall 2017 Personal Blessing magazine.

Digital Healthcare Awards: Merit awards, Blessing Health System website, Know Where to Go campaign and My Story social media campaign featuring Blessing Physician Services providers.

Department staff members are Chaka Jordan, vice president, marketing and planning; Lisa Neisen, brand strategy director; Keri Mast, digital marketing manager; Lee Fields, provider relations marketing manager; Jody Wenzel, Courtney Lockett and Laura Harcharick, marketing coordinators; Brian Shoemaker, digital content coordinator; Lucy Bordewick, digital marketing coordinator; and Steve Felde, external and internal communications coordinator.