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Idaho Faces-Week of 4/29/11

Hatzenbuehler to head ISU health sciences division

Idaho State University has announced the appointment of Linda Hatzenbuehler as the permanent executive dean and associate vice president for the ISU Division of Health Sciences.
Hatzenbuehler has served in this position in an interim capacity since last August. Prior to ISU’s reorganization last summer, she had been interim associate vice president for health education at ISU since 2009, and prior to that was the dean of the Kasiska College of Health Professions for 13 years.

West Valley chooses new director for IT services

Jason Martinez recently joined the West Valley Medical Center staff as the Caldwell hospital’s director of information technology. In this role, Martinez is in charge of managing all IT operations, including the strategic business / IT alignment and planning, relationship management, IT project portfolio and project implementation, process engineering and staff development.
Prior to this position, Martinez served as an application analyst for the Mountain Division of HCA, which is West Valley Medical Center’s parent company. Earlier, he led a team of clinical analysts at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Power Engineers adds Coates to Boise staff

Power Engineers has added Brandon Coates to its Resource and Asset Management Division in Boise. Coates joins the company’s Public Outreach and Communication Group as a senior public involvement coordinator.
He has over 10 years experience in public involvement, public process design, public outreach, media relations and facilitation. He specializes in engaging stakeholders and has a strong track record working with the public, advisory groups, elected officials, government agencies, local jurisdictions and special interest groups.

Courtnie Lager joins Keller Williams Realty

Courtnie Lager, a real estate sales professional in Boise, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center. Lager has an extensive background in residential home sales throughout the Treasure Valley and has been in the real estate industry for five years.

Lee accepts position at Business Lending Solutions

Wally Lee, a longtime commercial banker in the Treasure Valley, has joined Business Lending Solutions as vice president and commercial loan officer at its new Southwest Idaho Division office located at 202 N. Ninth Street, Boise.
Lee has extensive experience in all facets of commercial lending and will be responsible for marketing and underwriting loans for the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was previously affiliated with Syringa Bank and Farmers and Merchants State Bank, where he became a specialist in small business lending.

Clothesline hires Lloyd as customer service rep

Clothesline Cleaners has hired Calvin Lloyd as customer service representative at its Boise location. In this role, Lloyd has primary responsibility for ensuring customer satisfaction and the image of the Clothesline brand in respect to both the general public and business professionals.
Lloyd has several years experience in call center customer service and is currently studying accounting at the University of Phoenix.

Thacker receives restoration designation

Forest Thacker of Paul Davis Restoration has been certified as a water-damage restoration technician. This certification concentrates on the science and practice of restoring a water-damaged environment such as in a home or office.
Thacker has previous experience in various construction trades and applications.

Saint Alphonsus CEO named on Top 25 list

Sally Jeffcoat, president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System, has been named one of the top 25 women in health care in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. The health care publication’s fourth biennial listing includes the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Modern Healthcare received more than 300 nominations.
Nominees from all sectors of the industry, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, insurance, government, vendors and suppliers, trade and professional organizations, and patients’ rights groups were accepted.

Ernst & Young region award finalists announced

Ernst & Young has announced the finalists for the Utah Region (which includes Idaho) of the Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Three individuals from the Boise area were included among the more than 30 people on the list. They are: Bradley Wiskirchen, CEO of Keynetics in Boise; and Orville and Heidi Thompson, CEO and president, respectively, of Scentsy in Meridian.
An independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders, selected the 2011 group of entrepreneurs. The winners will be revealed at a gala event on June 23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

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