Volunteers' legacy of 30 years at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

From the early days of its 1983 founding, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has been empowered by the passion and dedication of its volunteers. Today, devoted individuals throughout south-central and southeast Kansas are actively involved in supporting the not-for-profit organization’s programs and services in the community.

Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice salutes their nearly 300 trained hospice volunteers providing services to Kansans each year.

National Volunteer Week is April 21–27, and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve special recognition for the difference they make, a news release stated.

Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside, but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs, and much more.

“We are thankful for our volunteers every day of the year, but National Volunteer Week is a time when we can celebrate all they do and remind everyone that hospice volunteers are an invaluable and essential component to hospice,” said Anita Dorf, chief quality and volunteer officer.

Celebrating their 30th year of service, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice continues to offer nonprofit service to those affected by end of life. Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice serves 25 counties in south-central and southeast Kansas. To learn more about hospice or volunteering, visit them online at www.yourlocalhospice.org or (800) 767-4965.

NHS represented at national business education conference

The National Business Education Association’s annual conference convened April 16-20 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Business teachers from across the country attended the conference, including Newton High School's Edie Saylor and Melinda Rangel.

Business and technology teachers attended hands-on computer training sessions in subjects such as WeVideo, Web 2.0 Tools, Connections for Teaching Personal Finance, Prezi presentations and many others. The conference featured many speakers that presented break-out sessions on topics including soft skills in technology, social media marketing tips, accounting and budgeting concepts, scams that target teens, common core standards in business education, LiveBinders and many more.

Saylor and Rangel attended networking luncheons with other NBEA members and toured the exhibit hall that housed numerous textbook and curriculum ideas for the business classroom. They also attended the opening session featuring keynote speaker Gene Stanaland, president of an economics and management consulting firm who spoke on "The Current Economy — Where Are We Going?" and a second general session that presented information about what businesses want from graduates entering the global workplace.

Newton Medical Center news: Programs recognized for progress

The Wichita-area Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) chapter will receive the 2013 APIC Chapter Excellence Award during the Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale in June.

Their project entitled “Synergistic Alliances” required them to demonstrate accomplishment of two criteria:

• Establish alliances with other organizations with complimentary missions and goals. • Develop and influence public policy independently or in conjunction with allied organizations.

Newton Medical Center offers congratulations to the chapter and to Kelley Newsom, infection control coordinator at Newton Medical Center.

Additionally, Heartland Research is the recipient of the prestigious Vaccine Industry Excellence Award as the "Best Clinical Site and Trial Network."

The ViE honors research organizations who have made significant contributions over the past 12 months.

New Bunting reference highlights plastics industry products

Bunting Magnetics Co. — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide recycling, food, printing, automobile, plastics and electronics industries — has released a new catalog dedicated to products for the plastics industry. The new publication includes definitive sections detailing Bunting solutions for magnetic separation, metal detection and material handling.

Commenting on the new catalog, Bunting Product Manager for Magnetic Separation Rick Bigham said: “Our new specialized catalog provides plastic molders, regrinders, recyclers and processors with comprehensive options for magnetic separation, metal detection and material handling for virtually every situation in the plastics industry. Every plastics plant engineer will want a copy of this valuable reference.”

For more than 50 years, Bunting Magnetics Co. has developed and manufactured precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food, electronics and recycling industries. Bunting Magnetics Co. products serve global markets and include a broad range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, flexible dies, metal detection equipment, bonded magnetics and assemblies. Bunting manufacturing facilities are located in Newton; suburban Chicago, Illinois; DuBois, Pennsylvania; and Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K. For additional information, call 284-2020 or log on to buntingmagnetics.com.