Published May 17, 2013
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Walking away from last night’s Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen event, I left with a sense of pride in our community and the feeling everything was going to be OK.
Honoring six individuals and the 12 fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks, the event aims to salute business progress and spurs on healthy competition as we count down to the No. 1 company. But more than the awards, it was the words of the honorees that struck me.
In a recession, growth is rare, but it’s not unheard of. The men and women who took the stage at the DoubleTree Hotel last night know that. They know you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it and they know how hard they worked to achieve their goals. Continue reading ‘Dynamic Dozen companies showcase Ozarks’ spirit’
Published July 13, 2012
Tags: Communicatoin Solutions, CoxHealth, job postings, Lowe's Cos., Mercy, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, Missouri State University, Nexstar Broadcasting, Real Time Labor Market Summary, retail salespersons, Skaggs Regional Health Center, software developers, T-Mobile, truck drivers, Wyndham Worldwide
So you want to be a software developer making $80,000 a year? That reality could be yours.
Continue reading ‘Need a job? SWMO’s hiring’
Today is a huge day on the calendar of CoxHealth facilities VP Rod Schaffer and the construction crews swarming the new Cox South Emergency and Trauma Center. It marks the substantial completion deadline for construction, and last week I took a tour.
Continue reading ‘Cox ER meets deadline day’
CoxHealth got a story in the New York Times today, but the mention is anything but positive.
The Springfield health system announced Wednesday that 76 patients receiving radiation treatment for specific types of hard-to-treat brain tumors and other conditions had received excessive amounts of radiation – sometimes 50 percent more than prescribed.
Continue reading ‘CoxHealth gets unwanted national coverage’
Year-end update: –6.8 pounds
A year ago, I started this blog series with the idea of focusing my entries on health and wellness news while updating readers about my personal goal to lose weight. It’s been an interesting year, with this blog covering everything from news from the American Heart Association to the advent of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s not-altogether-healthy-but-less-fatty grilled fare.
As we prepare to welcome a new year, I find myself thinking about resolutions and what I’d like to change in the next 12 months and beyond. As you may note from the number posted above, I obviously did not hit the pound-shedding goal I set for myself.
Continue reading ‘Trim the Fat: Stick with the goal or move on?’