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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jones Awarded Top Performer for 2017

Dr. Gary C. Jones has received the 2017 Top Performer Award by MedStatix.

As an industry leader in patient experience surveys, the MedStatix organization annually recognizes top providers using their Patient Experience Platform. The company surveyed over 1.8 Million patients in 2017, and awarded the Top Performer certificate only to those providers who score above 97 percent in overall patient satisfaction.

Jones, a founding partner of Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness, leads the clinic’s Advanced Primary Care Team, specializing in general health and offering same-day appointments. Located in a facility at 2459 Emerald Place off of Arlington Boulevard in Greenville’s medical district, the Advanced Primary Care Team provides health care for the individuals, families, and communities.

Jones said the philosophy of Carolina Clinic for Health & Wellness is grounded in the beliefs of its physicians and associates established over three-quarters of a century of trusted service to individuals and families in the Greenville area. For ,ore information, visit www.carolina-clinic.com.

Madison-Brown named Vidant Chief Compliance Officer

After conducting a national search, Vidant Health is pleased to announce that Gail Madison-Brown has been named Vidant Health’s Chief Compliance Officer, effective Sept. 4.

“Gail’s personal attributes align perfectly with Vidant’s values; she holds integrity, accountability and safety to their upmost importance,” said Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO, Vidant Health. “Gail, in partnership with the Vidant Audit and Compliance team, will ensure we are meeting government standards and our organizational commitment of protecting patient and team member information.”

In her role, Madison-Brown will provide executive support and oversight to the Audit and Compliance team and ensure Vidant’s compliance strategies, processes and policies are aligned with the organization’s strategic vision of operational, clinical and service excellence.

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve Vidant in this role,” Madison-Brown said. “I will lean on my extensive experience in health care compliance and privacy, as well as my training as a nurse, as I lead the organization in this space. It will be my privilege to support the great teams already engaged in this important work.”

In her most recent role as the Chief Compliance Officer with the University of Texas Health in San Antonio, Texas, Madison-Brown has proven expertise in strategic oversight for organization-wide compliance and privacy programs. Her experience includes monitoring, auditing and evaluating procedures and practices, conducting organization-wide investigations, and developing and implementing a centralized clinical trials office.

“Patients and families depend on us for care — and to keep their information safe. I take that responsibility very seriously,” Madison-Brown said. “Vidant’s mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina depends on every one of us.”

Madison-Brown earned her juris doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law, and holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Texas. She also served in the United States Army National Guard.

Cooper makes board appointments

Gov. Roy Cooper announced appointments to several state boards and commissions.

“I’m thankful that these accomplished North Carolinians will share their expertise with our state through public service on state boards and commissions,” Cooper said.

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Arts Council:

• Ann B. Whichard of Greenville as a member at-large. Whichard served on the Board of Directors at the North Carolina Museum of Art as well as the Greenville Museum of Art. She is chairwoman of the Rachel Maxwell Moore Art Foundation. She has served on the UNC General Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council.

Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Pamlico Community College Board of Trustees:

• Ann Holton of New Bern as a member at-large. Holton has served as a county commissioner in Pamlico County since 2002. Holton also served on the NC Association of County Commissioners and with the Pamlico County Partnership for Children.

Joyner recognized by state business publication

David Joyner of Rocky Mount’s Joyner Media & Strategies Inc. was featured in the just-published September edition of Business North Carolina magazine, the state’s award-winning monthly business publication.

Joyner was part of Business North Carolina’s 2018 Trailblazers: Young, thriving business owners and professionals who operate in North Carolina’s smaller cities and towns.

The magazine selected 22 people under the age of 40 who are showing significant business success and are striving to make a positive impact on communities that have fewer than 100,000 residents.

Each Trailblazer business owners noted that there’s something special about living in a small community.

Jonathan R. Powers receives Edward Jones Award 

Jonathan R. Powers of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Greenville recently won the firm's Jim Harrod Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

The award is named after Jim Harrod, whose many contributions during his 28-year career earned him induction into the firm's Hall of Fame in 2011.

Powers was one of 613 of the firm's 14,000 financial advisors to receive the Jim Harrod award.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 16,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management.

Visit the firm's website at www.edwardjones.com and its recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.








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September 17, 2018

The Special Forces loves the morning. Special Forces are the US Army’s go to military force of small, 12-person teams of experts that can parachute, mountain climb, train a 700-person foreign military force, or attack a strategic target. It was always my dream to become a Special Force…


September 17, 2018

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed Aug. 30-Sept. 5 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

■ 1450 Company LLC, agent Robert Ryan Jay, 4416 Oak Song Drive, Greenville.

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September 17, 2018

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. ( * No fee required)

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September 17, 2018

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from Aug. 30-Sept. 5:

■ Joseph Anthony Ratte, Demetria Leshaye Hadley to Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group LLC $114,000

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September 17, 2018

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September 17, 2018

After receiving a district grant for 2018-19, the Greenville Morning Rotary Club presented Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program with a check for $1,023 to fund scholarships.

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September 17, 2018

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The Farm Credit Associations of NC announce the AgYouth Leadership Program to honor students who excel in the classroom and community as leaders in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.

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September 17, 2018

CARF International announced that ECVC has once again been accredited for a period of three years in the following areas: Community Employment Services, which include Job Development, Job-Site Training and Job Supports; Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services; Employee Development Services and…

September 17, 2018

For the third consecutive year, the City of Greenville has been recognized nationally for effective communications.

The Greenville Police Department's K9 for a Day initiative earned the Silver Circle Award and the City's Respect the Red communication plan for red light safety cameras earned the…

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