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Industries featured this week: Associations, designations, education, logistics, nonprofits

Associations

The Community of Lebanon Association gave Cindy Heisey its 2013 Business Person of the Year Award in recognition of public service and involvement with the community. She is co-owner of Lebanon-based Tempforce, a founding member of Lebanon County Commission for Women, a past chairwoman of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corp. and the South Central Workforce Investment Board. Melissa Kulbitsky received the 2013 Lester Leffler Volunteerism Award in recognition of her outstanding and varied service to the community of Lebanon and the association.

Designations

Upper Allen Township-based Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation named Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Dauphin County a dual-accredited adult and pediatric level-I trauma center. Lehigh Valley Hospital of Lehigh County and Geisinger Medical Center of Montour County were named level-I adult trauma centers and level-II pediatric centers. To be a level-I trauma center, a facility must take part in trauma research and have a surgical residency program, as well as an annual volume of 600 major patients per year. A level-II center meets the same level of care but with 350 major trauma patients per year, and the research and residency components are not required. A level-III trauma center is a smaller community hospital and does not require a minimum volume of trauma patients. Allegheny General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy and Presbyterian campuses in Allegheny County; Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center of Cambria County; St. Luke's Hospital of Northampton County; Albert Einstein Medical Center, Hahnemann University Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, The University of Pennsylvania Health System and University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia; and York Hospital of York County were named level-I adult trauma centers. Forbes Regional Hospital of Allegheny County, Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Berks County, Altoona Hospital of Blair County, Robert Packer Hospital in Bradford County, St. Mary Medical Center of Bucks County, Paoli Hospital of Chester County, Crozer-Chester Medical Center of Delaware County, Hamot Medical Center of Erie County, Community Medical Center of Lackawanna County, Lancaster General Hospital of Lancaster County, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center of Luzerne County, Abington Memorial Hospital of Montgomery County, and Aria Health's Torresdale campus in Philadelphia were named level-II adult trauma centers. Pocono Medical Center in Monroe County was named a level-III trauma center, and The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia were named level-I pediatric trauma centers.

Education

Manila Science High School in the Philippines gave alumna Joy Garcia Tien A Tribute to Outstanding MaScians or ATOM award in recognition of an ongoing book project she started three years ago during a sabbatical to the Philippines. She is an associate professor of counseling with HACC's Lancaster campus. Beginning in 2010, she collected boxes of unwanted educational books and magazines from her colleagues at HACC's Lancaster and Harrisburg campuses to distribute to Phillippine educational institutions.

Logistics

Whirlpool Corp. gave Berks County-based Penske Logistics its Finished Goods Warehousing Provider of the Year Award for excellence in boosting year-over-year productivity, cost savings, safety improvements and other innovations that benefit the appliance manufacturer's supply chain network. Penske manages a combined network of 10 major warehousing and distribution centers for Whirlpool across the U.S. The facilities encompass approximately 9 million square feet of warehousing space and accommodate more than 43 million units of finished goods annually.

Nonprofits

York County Community Foundation named James K. Bergdoll, John W. Stitt and Michael Boustead to its Professional Advisor Recognition Society, which recognizes local professionals who promote charitable giving through endowments to the foundation. Boustead also received the York County Community Foundation Pioneer Award for his early leadership as the foundation's legal counsel. Bergdoll is a partner with Bergdoll & Company LLC; Stitt is principal of Stitt & Stitt Attorneys at Law, and prior to retirement, Boustead was in practice with CGA Law Firm.

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