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Local physician honored by the Tennessee Medical Association

April 27th, 2007 7:39 pm by Staff report













Phillips earns designation


Stevens joins Merle Norman


Fandl earns designation


Anderson named branch manager


Doty chosen to chairman's council


Coffman transfers to downtown office


Smith joins The Corporate Image


Eastman honors its inventors


Hillhouse Graphic Design earns ADDY


Country club promotes Cvetkovski


NASHVILLE - A Kingsport physician is one of just two in the state to receive the 2007 Outstanding Physician Award from the Tennessee Medical Association.


David K. Garriott, M.D., of Kingsport, was honored recently during the TMA's 172nd annual meeting at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel. Allen S. Edmonson, M.D., of Memphis, is also being recognized.


The Outstanding Physician Award is presented annually by the members of the TMA House of Delegates to member physicians who have made their own personal mark on the profession of medicine in Tennessee and on those whom they have worked with and known during their medical careers.


Dr. Garriott was neurophysiology lab medical director at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital & Medical Center since the late 1970s. He chaired the Credentials Committee and served on the Medical Records Committee. As chairman of the Stroke Committee, he petitioned the hospital to permit administration of t-PA, a groundbreaking thrombolytic therapy agent, and helped developed protocols for other interventions.


At Indian Path Medical Center, he served as chairman of the Department of Medicine and was a member of the Medical Records Committee.


Dr. Garriott is a past president of TMA and SCMS. At TMA, he served in many other capacities including vice chairman and a member of the board of trustees, chairman of the committee on constitution and bylaws, and a member of the governmental medical services and third party payors and legislative committees. He was president of the Tennessee Academy of Neurology and a member of its executive committee.


Dr. Garriott is also a former chairman of the Independent Medicine's Political Action Committee - Tennessee (IMPACT).


An active proponent of medical liability reform, Dr. Garriott has been a fixture at legislative events, including TMA's annual Doctors' Day on the Hill. He has also been involved in other issues, including healthcare quality improvement, tobacco control and fireworks injuries. In retirement, he has been an active volunteer for Friends in Need, a local clinic for the working uninsured.


Founded in 1830, the Tennessee Medical Association is a 7,500-member professional organization for medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy dedicated to protecting the healthcare interests of patients and enhancing the effectiveness of physicians throughout the state.


Phillips earns designation

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KINGSPORT - Carolyn Phillips, a real estate agent with Blue Ridge Properties' Lynn Garden office, has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation.


Stevens joins Merle Norman

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KINGSPORT - Latisha Stevens, a manicurist, has joined Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa in the Fort Henry Mall.


Stevens received the nail services certification of "master nail technician" from Creative Nail Design in Vista, Calif. She specializes in "drill free" hand filing, "free hand" nail art, French acrylics, and other nail and spa services.


Merle Norman is located on the upper level of the Fort Henry Mall.


Fandl earns designation

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KINGSPORT - Marsha Fandl, a real estate professional with Town & Country Realty, has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) professional designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council.


The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council tracks the special issues and needs of senior property owners and provides education to real estate agents who make seniors an important focus of their business. The SRES designation was introduced in 1997 and is nationally recognized.


Anderson named branch manager

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KINGSPORT - Eastman Credit Union has named Glenda Anderson as branch manager of the new Bristol branch, scheduled to open this summer.


Until the new office opens, Anderson will serve members at ECU's temporary location at 1250 Volunteer Parkway, Suite 6.


She is active in the community, and has served as a YWCA board member and treasurer of Weaver Elementary School PTA. She is also a member of a local church. Anderson and her husband live in Bristol, Tenn., and have two daughters, Bethany and Lorrie.


The new Bristol branch is located at the former Chaco's location at 1237 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tenn.


Doty chosen to chairman's council

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KINGSPORT - Van Kamper Investments has selected Al Doty of Primerica - A member of Citigroup in Kingsport - for membership in Van Kamper's Chairman Council for outstanding dedication and continued support in addition to reaching an exceptional level of success in the financial industry.


Coffman transfers to downtown office

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KINGSPORT - Citizens Bank recently announced the relocation of Tony Coffman, mortgage lender, to the bank's Train Station office in downtown Kingsport.


Smith joins The Corporate Image

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - Esther L. Smith has joined The Corporate Image as project manager.


Smith has more than 20 years of writing, research and editing experience in both media and corporate settings. She was previously a copy editor and staff writer for The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia.


Smith's background also includes working for the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine as editorial manager for "The Southern Medical Journal," a national publication of the Southern Medical Association.


She has also served as technical writer and editor for Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and taught writing and business communications courses at Pitt Community College in Greenville, N.C., and Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville.


A graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., Smith holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing and has completed graduate work toward a master's degree.


Smith and her husband, Jim, live in Bristol.


The Corporate Image is a Bristol, Tenn.-based comprehensive media and public relations firm specializing in strategic corporate communications. Its sister company, Corporate Marketing Group, designs, develops and implements targeted marketing and advertising strategies for a variety of clients.


Eastman honors its inventors

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KINGSPORT - Eastman Chemical Co. recognized 164 of its inventors and patentees during an awards dinner at the Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center last week.


"Our company has had tremendous success in not only turning out patents, but also turning out patents that equate to commercial success," said Brian Ferguson, chairman and CEO for Eastman. "That's where the real value is. The combined efforts and combined insights of our employees can turn innovations into commercial success."


Joining Ferguson in congratulating the patent recipients was Ron Lindsay, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Eastman. "What's important for us to realize is that behind each of those patents and behind each of those successes are people. While we're proud and excited about what these patents mean for the company, we're also proud and excited about these remarkable people and the teamwork they demonstrate."


Among those recognized were Eastman inventors Scott Barnicki and Clay Pearson, both of Kingsport, for having thus far earned 20 patents during their careers.


In addition, Max Weaver of Kingsport was presented with a career achievement award for more than 240 patents.


Based in Kingsport, Eastman Chemical Co. manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide.


Hillhouse Graphic Design earns ADDY

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MEMPHIS - Old Salem's cookie packaging designed by Hillhouse Graphic Design in Kingsport received a Silver ADDY award for advertising excellence at the 2006–2007 American Advertising Federation District Competition in Memphis, Tenn. This entry will now advance to the National Competition.


In February, the Tri-Cities Metro Advertising Federation sponsored the regional award ceremony where several gold and silver awards were presented to the Hillhouse team.


Awards received included Gold ADDYs for food product packaging created for Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, as well as a T-shirt design for the Storytelling Center in Jonesborough.


Silver ADDYs were received for Tweetsie Railroad's Press Kit, Old Salem's Cider Bottle packaging, Hamman Marketing's Ceylon Tea packaging; Barter Players' ad campaign; and flash animation for the University of the South.


The ADDY awards, the world's largest advertising competiton, draws more than 60,000 entries annually.


Country club promotes Cvetkovski

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - Angela Cvetkovski has been promoted to director of marketing and clubhouse operations at the Country Club of Bristol.


The club plans to renovate the clubhouse and build a family fitness center and luxury town homes.


Cvetkovski joined the country club in December 2005 as marketing director.


She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Hollins College, Roanoke, Va., and has completed the Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Cvetkovski lives in Abingdon with her husband, Dejan, and their two daughters, Truman and Riley.


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