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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.




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