Business Digest: Grundy woman wins health award

Business Digest: Grundy woman wins health award

December 18th, 2011 by Dave Flessner in Business Diary

Grundy woman wins health award

Darryl Adams, who works for the Grundy County Health Department, has received the "Rural Health Practitioner of the Year" award.

Given by the Rural Health Association of Tennessee, the award recognized Adams' creation of the Mountain Tops and Bottoms Program, an educational program for women to learn about breast and cervical health.

Allergy Clinic opens 5th office

The Chattanooga Allergy Clinic is opening its fifth satellite office at the the Erlanger Wellness Center at Enterprise South industrial park. The practice includes Dr. Marc Cromie, Dr. Todd Levin, Dr. Hyman Kaplan and Dr. Lee Perry.

Donelson law firm boosts score

The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has received a score of 85 in the Human Rights Campaign 2012 Corporate Equality Index. This marks a 15-point increase from the firm's 2011 equality index score.

Mark A. Baugh, chair of Baker Donelson's Diversity Committee, said many employers had lower scores this year because of more stringent criteria. In 2011, Baker Donelson revised its Equal Employment Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status, and revised its bereavement policy to extend to domestic partners and their families.

"We value our employees at Baker Donelson and are honored to be able to participate in this survey," Baugh said.

Baker Donelson is listed by MultiCultural Law magazine as among "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" and the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women."

Training society certifies McKay

Marigrace McKay, senior manager for supply chain transformation at Kraft Foods Global, has earned the distinction of being a certified professional in learning and performance. The certification is awarded by the American Society for Training and Development, which began the certification five years ago. McKay is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified senior professional in human resources.

She earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in management and organization development. She manages human resources and management practice for the Kraft Osacar Mayer business unit where her Kraft team won the 2010 ASTD Atlanta Chapter Excellence Award in E-Learning. A Hixson resident, she is a member of the Chattanooga chapters of ASTD.

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