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Idaho Faces-Week of 12/9/11

Tami Tompkins named Hospice Aide of Year

Tami Tompkins, home health aide of Amedisys Hospice Care, has been named Hospice Aide of the Year by the company. Tompkins, who has been employed by Amedisys for three years and has worked as a health care professional for more than 26 years, was nominated by her peers at the Amedisys care center in Boise and was selected from hundreds of the company’s caregivers across 45 states.

The Hospice Aide of the Year Award was presented to Tompkins for having the utmost respect for patients and their families; positively influencing patients and families; promoting patient independence; being knowledgeable of patient care and competency in personal care skills; proving to be flexible toward assignments; and functioning as a contributing member of the home care team to achieve patient positive outcomes.

Idaho dentists honored for outstanding service

Seven Boise and two Twin Falls dentists were recently welcomed into the International College of Dentists’ Fellowship. The organization recognizes meritorious service to the professional community and the science of dentistry.

Boise dentists Jack Klure, Mark Smith, Jill Shelton-Wagers, Jack Matunas, George Lewis, Bart Eisenbarth and Kevin Kempers and Twin Falls dentists Mark Alexander and Joel Newton were chosen to receive honors for their work in the dental community.

The honorees accepted a membership plaque, gold lapel pin and a gold key.

Idaho Smart Growth adds board members

Idaho Smart Growth has added Brock Martinson and Kate Eldridge to its board. Martinson is a LEED accredited project manager with CSHQA Architects in Boise. Eldridge is a vice president and marketing manager for HDR Engineering and is responsible for business development in Idaho.

Woolf, Musgrave named to leadership posts

Brandon Woolf has been appointed to the position of chief deputy controller for the State Controller’s Office. Woolf, a 14-year veteran of the Controller’s office, formally served as administrator over the office’s Division of Statewide Payroll. In his new role he will oversee the agency’s divisions of Accounting, Payroll, Computer Services and Administration.

In a corresponding move, Audrey Musgrave has been appointed to serve as administrator over the Division of Statewide Payroll. Musgrave, a 31-year veteran of the Controller’s office, previously served as bureau chief over Payroll Processing. In her new role she will manage the operation of Idaho’s statewide payroll system.

Chris Tower promoted at auto dealership

Chris Tower, a long-time employee of Lyle Pearson Co., has been promoted from certified auto sales consultant to the company’s used car manager. Tower joined Lyle Pearson in 1995 as a salesman. He has more than 20 years experience of luxury automotive sales.

Prior to joining Lyle Pearson, he worked for Don Rasmussen Dealership in Portland, Ore., selling Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles.

Brekke named president of DeBest Plumbing

Jim Brekke has been named the new president of DeBest Plumbing. Brekke joined the company in 1997, working in commercial estimating and project management.

Keller Williams Realty Hires Kelley Marks

Kelley Marks, an associate real estate broker, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center.

Marks has an extensive background in real estate and has been in the industry for over 15 years. She has her certified residential specialist designation and has been a top producer in the valley since 2002.

Langbehn chosen as CEO at medical center

Officials with St. Luke’s Health System have named a new CEO for St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.

Cody Langbehn, an executive with Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., will assume the role of CEO effective Jan. 23, 2012. Langbehn replaces interim CEO John Kee, who will continue in his role as vice president of physician services for St. Luke’s Health System.

Langbehn joined Billings Clinic in 1997 as CEO of Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber, Mont., which is one of seven critical access hospitals managed by Billings Clinic. Langbehn served as CEO for eight years, during which he oversaw operations at the 25-bed hospital and clinic, as well as a 35-bed nursing home, and 18-bed assisted living facility.

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