LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLE TO WATCH
CareerSource Palm Beach County has appointed David Talley as the organization’s board chair. Talley, who has served on the board of directors since 2001, is former president and CEO of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and a banker. He currently serves as vice chair of the School District of Palm Beach County Audit Committee and as a member of the State Attorney Advisory Board, Port of Palm Beach Audit Committee, Village of North Palm Beach Audit Committee and the Corrections Committee of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission.
MorseLife Health System has announced the appointment of Richard
P. Kropp, Ed.D, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as vice president of human resources. In his new role, Kropp will be responsible for the development and implementation of all human resources policies and procedures, as well as recruitment, talent and professional development, and benefit management for more than 4,500 employees working for six individual operating entities under the Morse Life brand. Prior to joining the company, he served as the head of human resources for leading health care providers around the country. Kropp holds an Ed.D. in human resources from Boston University, and an MPS in human resources and employee relations from Pennsylvania State University.
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil,
P.A. (CDL) has hired Richard Gray as director of business valuation and litigation support. Gray has more than 27 years as a CPA and has the certifications of ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation), CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) and ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser). At CDL, he will provide valuation services for businesses and business interests, and will provide a variety of litigation support services. Gray is a speaker, author and adjunct professor for the School of Accounting Executive Programs at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He received his MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a certified public accountant in Florida and Maryland. In addition to his certifications, Gray is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
Delray Medical Center has been granted
the Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) certification from The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). This certification signifies the hospital meets the standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), a specialized surgical procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke.
To be eligible for the certification, the hospital was required to meet strict guidelines that include performing EVT on a minimum of 15 patients in the past year, or 30 patients in the past two years, and the capability to perform EVT around the clock, seven days a week.
Kelli Carter, practice manager for Delray Beach Dentistry South Florida, has received the sixth annual Green Leader
Award from the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which aims to empower practice managers to help lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future by teaching them about easy-to-implement strategies that reduce their practices’ environmental footprint while achieving greater financial success.
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners honored
Philip H. Ward III at its public board meeting on Sept. 25, where they presented the outgoing commissioner with a plaque recognizing his seven years of leadership as he completes his second and final consecutive volunteer term on the board. Ward was appointed to the Health Care District Board by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in October 2011 and was re-appointed in May 2016. He served as board chair from 2015 to 2018. During his two terms of service, Mr. Ward also served on the District’s Quality Patient Safety and Compliance Committee, Finance Committee, Construction Oversight Committee and the Aircraft Fleet Replacement Committee.
James D. Murray and Bryan Neill from the firm Callaway & Price have both achieved their MAI designation. This is a recognized accomplishment in the field of real estate valuation and analysis.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
has named RN and assistant nurse manager Jaclyn Youngkin its DAISY Award recipient for providing extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care. The DAISY Award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) in 1999.