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November 2, 2013

BUSINESS PEOPLE | Kidney Center employee completes exam

— Michael Rohlf recently passed the examination to become a certified hemodialysis technician.

The examination tests the following five major domains of practice and tasks performed in the scope of hemadialysis technology: patient care, machine technology, water treatment, dialyzer reprocessing and

education/personal development.

Rohlf has been employed by the Kidney Center for more than a year and works in the Richland office.

NAMIC names director

Dan DeArment has been named to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) board of directors during the association’s 118th annual convention.

As a director, he will serve a three-year term on the board.

DeArment also is a director for the NAMIC Farm Mutual Conferences Board, helping manage conference activities and educational seminars. He serves as president and CEO of Friends Cove Mutual Insurance Co. in Bedford.

UniFirst employee receives award

Paul Gartland, a route sales representative for UniFirst Corp., has received the company’s Aldo Croatti Award for retaining 100 percent of his customers during fiscal year 2013.

Gartland delivers work uniforms and facility cleanliness products to 155 customers on a weekly basis throughout the Greater Altoona area.

Gartland resides in Salix with his wife, Cindy, and their family.

Nurse promoted to manager of OR

Claudia Sheehan of Gallitzin has been promoted to nurse manager of the operating room at UPMC Altoona.

As nurse manager, her responsibilities include

the overall operation and management of the unit, as well as the delivery of excellent patient care.

Sheehan worked as a staff nurse on Tower 10 before transferring to progressive care.

In 1984, she transferred to the operating room, where she has held the clinical manager position for the past seven years.

She has an associate degree in nursing from Mount Aloysius College and is

pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She also is a certified nurse of the operating room.

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