Votran bus operator recognized by Florida Public Transportation Association
Votran bus operator Janet Kisner has been named the Florida Public Transit Association operator of the year.
Ms. Kisner was recognized during the awards banquet of the 38th annual FPTA conference and expo held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort and the Ocean Center.
Ms. Kisner, who has been with Votran for 25 years, also was recently awarded the National Safety Council's 2 Million Mile Safe Driver award. She is the first woman to achieve this status with Votran; eight other Votran operators have reached 2 million miles while 30 Votran drivers have reached 1 million miles. It typically takes a Votran fixed-route driver about 12 years to drive a million miles.
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Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center nurse earns designation
Kerrie Fallon, certified critical care nurse at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center's Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, has received her Cardiac Surgery Certification.
She is the 114th registered nurse in Florida and the first at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to earn this designation.
CSC subspecialty certification was introduced in 2005 for specialty certified nurses providing care to acutely and/or critically ill adult patients during the first 48 hours after cardiac surgery. Critical care nurses achieve CSC certification by passing an exam in cardiac surgery nursing.
Ms. Fallon, an Ormond-by-the-Sea resident, has been a nurse at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center since June 2007. She earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and marine biology from Florida Institute of Technology and is pursuing a master's degree in nursing.