U.S. News & World Report recently named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a ‘Best Nursing Home,’ rating it five out of five stars in its sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings. The facility competed with almost 16,000 nationwide to receive the recognition. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located in Chesterfield, has 120 beds in skilled nursing, and 20 residential rooms for residents needing minimal assistance.

MIKE BOWERS has been named the new president of SSM St. Joseph Health Center. He brings almost 20 years of leadership roles in large health care systems, most recently serving as COO for Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and chief strategy officer for Central Valley Region, both with Dignity Health in California.

JAY JOHNSON has joined Fontbonne University as dean of the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies. He previously served as the MBA director and business, leadership and technology division chair for the graduate school of Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

FRANK NEUNER has been named St. Louis office managing partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne. Neuner has worked at the firm for almost 18 years.

Cornell University graduate JOELLE JACH has joined HOK as a workplace consulting analyst.

ROBYN HEIDGER of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. has been promoted to the newly created position director, diversity and inclusion/senior VP, community development. This position is the company’s first senior-level management role that will oversee diversity and inclusion efforts.

Renaissance Financial has hired PAUL CACIOLO JR. and MATT SEIDEL as financial advisors. Caciolo received his communication studies degree from Texas Christian University. Seidel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri with a degree in business administration.

First Bank has named HARVEY BRANDVEIN as insurance principal and senior VP within its wealth management group in Clayton. DEAN PILCHER has joined First Bank Mortgage in Chesterfield as VP and area sales manager.

THADDEUS BRIJA has joined Renaissance Financial as a financial adviser. He received his bachelors degree in biological sciences from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Cardiologist DR. YOGESH PATEL has joined St. Luke’s Hospital’s Heart Health Specialists, LLC. Patel specializes in interventional cardiology.

Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C. has welcomed JUSTIN GELFAND to the firm. Gelfand is a former federal prosecutor based in Washington, D.C., and previously worked as a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center.

Mercy Cancer Care has joined Mercy Clinic, becoming Mercy Clinic Care. The clinic also has welcomed DR. BURTON NEEDLES, DR. H. SHAWN HU, DR. JOHN FINNIE, DR. HEIDE RODGERS and MICHELE NOBS to its staff.

After serving as the managing director of STAGES ST. LOUIS for 11 years, RON GIBBS was appointed development officer for Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

Mueller Prost has hired AL JONES as a health care consulting manager. He will be responsible for all aspects of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the company.

JAMES HAVEL has joined Enterprise Financial Services Corp’s board of directors. He serves as the CFO of Major Brands Holdings.

Delmar Gardens Enterprises announced the debut of Garden Villas Assisted Living, which will include 23 remodeled and fully equipped apartments, as well as medication management, nursing staff available 24 hours a day, laundry service, personal hygiene care and transportation.

The St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. has welcomed COURTNEY VOMUND as a member of the firm’s corporate department. Her practice will focus on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, employee benefits and executive compensation.

MILLIE CAIN, VP of business development at First State Bank, recently received the 2013 New Member of the Year award from Commercial Real Estate Women St. Louis Chapter.

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum has announced PATTY WENTE, developing and fundraising consultant, will lead the Museum’s development and strategic engagement efforts. Wente previously served as owner and president of her own consulting firm, The Wente Group.

Town & Country mayor JONATHAN DALTON has joined Armstrong Teasdale as a partner in its corporate services practice group. In addition to counseling many of Missouri’s prominent businesses and organizations, Dalton also is a registered lobbyist.

Lathrop & Gage LLP has hired OMAR MALIK as an associate in the wealth strategies department. His practice will focus on estate planning, trust administration, business planning matters and corporate law.

Award-winning realtors BERKLEY LAND and MATT LITWACK have joined forces with realtor KENDRA DOWNS and certified residential appraiser KAREN POLISHUK to form Land/Litwack & Associates. Last year, the group had a combined $20 million in sales. The team is part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate Network.

JAMES DELGADO has been named VP of brokerage at Cozad Commercial Real Estate, LTD. Delgado received his masters in real estate management and marketing from Webster University.

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