Next Element to cosponsor an international summit

Next Element Consulting of Newton is cosponsoring an international education summit in California on the Process Communication Model.

Next Element, along with the MUSE School CA, will present “A Look at Education through the PCM Lens.” Attendees will learn from PCM experts from all over the world. The two-day summit July 27 and 28 at the Sustainable Learning Center in Malibu Canyon is for educators, parents, administrators and facilitators who have completed PCM training.

The Process Communication Model is a language-based personality and communication model developed by Dr. Taibi Kahler. PCM provides a method of identifying and understanding personality structures, the impact of life events and communication dynamics. Based on a scientific award-winning clinical discovery, Process Communication has been researched through 30 years and experienced by almost a million people on five continents, in applications such as sales, business, education, politics, religion, medicine, parenting and personal relationships.

The summit will highlight the MUSE School CA, which has fully integrated PCM into its culture of students, staff and parents. The school is designed to support spontaneous learning at every turn of its 22-acre campus, enticing children to explore, create, discover and reflect.

Holdeman and Glover attend medical conference

Dr. Troy Holdeman and Dr. Richard Glover with Axtell Clinic recently attended a pharmaceutically sponsored conference in Orlando, Fla., to discuss a new investigational treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Together, these two physicians continue to explore better treatment options, along with Heartland Research Associates, by conducting clinical research studies. Both are excited to bring new advancing medications to the Newton and surrounding areas.

Dr. Holdeman and Dr. Glover are a part of the Heartland Research investigator team that was awarded the Best Clinical Site at the World Vaccine Congress this year. To learn more about their studies, please contact the office at 283-0828.

NMC child care center receives new lease on life

The former Newton Medical Center Child Care Center is the new home to Newton School District’s Health Sciences Academy. The academy will educate high school students in health care careers, similar to magnet schools across the state.

Several classes will be held at the facility for students interested in health-related careers, including nursing, imaging, lab, pharmacy, therapy and more. Alongside learning health-care related skills, students will complete academic requirements within the context of the various courses.

This is the first year for the program, and classes will begin this fall. The school district is currently working to prepare the building, which will be known as “The Health Sciences Academy” building.

Local attorneys attend national meeting in San Diego

Local attorneys Tom Adrian, Tim Hodge and Marilyn Wilder of the firm Adrian & Pankratz, P.A. attended the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., July 1-3.

The event held each year provides continuing education opportunities on a variety of topics in the area of health-care law. Attorneys from Adrian & Pankratz, P.A. have been attending this event each year for well over 15 years.

The attorneys attended sessions on new developments in HIPAA, health-care reform, medical staff issues, business relationships among health-care providers, and many others. Speakers included nationally-known experts in the field, as well as government regulators, and speakers made themselves available for informal question and answer periods after sessions.

The American Health Lawyers Association is the largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health industry, according to the group’s website. The group has a membership of more than 12,500, including attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel for health-care institutions and government attorneys.

HCU announces eight scholarship recipients

Hutchinson Credit Union announced the recipients of their “GPA isn’t the only way” Scholarship. Eight $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to HCU members for a total value of $12,000. The recipients were selected from more than 380 applicants.

2013 GPA Isn’t The Only Way Scholarship recipients: Daniel F., Hutchinson Courtney B., Hays Jazmin H., Hutchinson Karastene K., Hutchinson Whitney B., Hutchinson Shelby A., Hutchinson Charlsie M., Hutchinson Hannah R., Wichita

Founded in 1948 as the Hutchinson Teachers Credit Union, Hutchinson Credit Union has maintained strong ties to the education community and youth through their Cash Grant program for teachers, Save @ School, and Scottie Saver and Gateway youth accounts.

"The scholarship program is another example of HCU’s dedication to education and the youth of the communities HCU serves," a news release stated. "Congratulations to all of our recipients."

HCU is headquartered in Hutchinson, with offices in Haven, Newton and Wichita. HCU delivers financial services to members throughout the U.S.