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.
SLU RESEARCHERS SCREEN NEWBORNS FOR RARE GENETIC DISEASES
Dr. SHARI COHEN opened her new practice at 555 N. New Ballas Road, in Creve Coeur. The practice shares office space with medical psychotherapist BRUCE SCHMIDT.
Katie Marie Corey and Daniel Robert DiLeo
During this time of year, it is an LN tradition to salute local charities and nonprofit organizations that have commemorated milestone anniversaries in 2012. In celebration, we've asked a sampling of them to share some favorite memories, as well as even bigger future plans.
RANDALL BATEMAN was recognized as the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor in Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.
PAUL LAURITSEN has been named as the new general manager of Moonrise Hotel.
KATIE WRIGHT (1) has been appointed to the United States Selective Systems Board.
The Children’s Heart Foundation-Missouri Chapter welcomes JAIME SEITRICH (1) and LAURA BOHON to its Founding Board of Directors.
Soothing artwork, Jacuzzi tubs, room service and Wi-Fi are typical high-end hotel amenities. But these days, those modern luxuries also can be found in area maternity wards. See local hospitals’ options for welcoming your newborn—all in the comfort of a private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suite.
Sarah Maria CEPEDA
Miles Trokey Muyco: Proud parents Amanda and Tony Muyco III, along with big brother Kai, all of St. Louis, are thrilled to welcome a baby boy to their family. Grandparents are Bill and Cathy Trokey and Glenda Muyco, and great-grandparents are Mike and Georgia Cliffe, all of St. Louis. April 2, 2012, 1:59 p.m. 6 lbs., 11 oz., 20.5 inches St. Anthony Medical Center
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RESEARCHERS TO STUDY TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR HIGH-RISK LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
Moneta Group principal, JIM BLAIR (1) joined the Missouri Department of Conservation Commission.
St. Louis is now home to the WORLD’S LARGEST CHESS PIECE, as certified by the folks at Guinness World Record. The 14-foot, 16-inch tall piece—a king—is 6-feet wide at the base. It was unveiled earlier this week to kick off the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in the Central West End. Tournament play began May 8 and will run through May 20.
Looking for a meaningful way to honor your mom this Mother’s Day? DIANE KATZMAN’s Mom-a-gram initiative, in partnership with Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, helps uninsured or underinsured women in rural Missouri with the gift of a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy. Donations levels range from about $136.50 (for a screening mammography) to $1,300 (for a breast biopsy); and for each donation gift of a Mom-a-gram, the donor’s mother will receive a corresponding piece of Diane Katzman Design jewelry, as well as a tribute card for Mother’s Day. Katzman, a breast cancer survivor, started Mom-agram in 2010. To find out more, call 996-5347 or visit missouribaptist.org.
NORA COGGIN (1) has joined The Stolar Partnership LLP as an associate.
STEPHANIE GOLD has joined Steven M. Hamburg P.C. as a litigation associate.
DENNIS HOFFMANN has joined Provident Inc. as CFO.
Death and chronic illness are difficult subjects to broach; however, they are an unfortunate reality. According to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), in 2009, 65 million Americans provided an average of 20 hours per week of in-home care for those afflicted with illness, disabilities and the general frailties associated with aging. A study by AARP, The Toll on Family Caregivers, estimated the financial burden to be $450 billion per year. Whether the in-home provider is a family member or a professional caregiver, the role requires an emotional investment that far outweighs the taxes of time or money. “It’s an incredibly emotional job,” says Mike Gianino of Homewatch CareGivers. “One that requires them to be ‘on their game,’ emotionally,” he adds. The extent of care is dependent on the needs of the patient. Hospice providers such as St. Luke’s provide an interdisciplinary approach to care with the provision of a nurse, nurse’s aid, social worker and religious counsel. “We provide a unit of care for the entire family,” says Lisa Heisserer, administrator for St. Luke’s Home Healthcare and Hospice.
Aubrey Grace CONE
NICK PERKINS has joined Eagle Bank and Trust as a mortgage banker.
Anthony Gregory CAMPANELLA