David Way, Gulf Bend Center director of operations and corporate compliance officer, recently graduated from The George Washington University with a graduate certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance. This degree leads to two professional credentials, Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

Larry M. Barfield, formerly of Cuero, received the 2010 Engineer of the Year Award for Texas on June 24 at the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Conference and 74th Annual Meeting.

Michele Rohde, Edward Jones financial advisor, recently received the Winner's Circle Award for her service efforts over the past year. Rohde was one of 619 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisors to receive the award.

Sandra McNeely, a faculty member in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing, will present a poster in October at the MD Anderson Cancer Center 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Houston. The title of the poster is "Using Book Discussion as Context for Teaching End-of-Life Care." The poster highlights one of UHV's new elective nursing courses. which explores concepts related to qualify care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Portyn Brogger, registered nurse, certified in wound care Hilda Ramirez, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator for Triumph Hospital were honored as the top 10 nurses in the Crossroads Region by South Texas Foundation for Nursing Excellence.

Christy Palacios, certified nurses aid, was voted employee of the second quarter for Triumph Hospital.

Donna Easley, certified insurance counselor, of Easley Insurance was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, a leading national insurance professional organization. Easley was awarded for marking more than 15 years of participation as a designated CIC.

Sarah Galvez, registered nurse, graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Phoenix in July. Galvez is the director of professional relations for Triumph Hospital.

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