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On the Record / April 22, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Rev. Nancy Lindberg, a member of the spiritual care team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, has attained the distinction of board-certified chaplain from the Association of Professional Chaplains.

The Buffalo State College Foundation, the fundraising organization for the college, named the following to its board of directors: C. Teo Balbach, Mercury Capital Partners; Michael Bonitatibus, Millington Lockwood Business Interiors of Buffalo; Steven B. Detwiler, Buffalo Crushed Stone; Judy L. Elliott, Los Angeles Unified School District; Michael L. Joseph, Clover Management; John Livsey, Buffalo Sabres; and Penny Munschauer, attorney.

Floss Agency President Joe Floss has successfully completed the annual continuing education requirement of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors with his recent attendance at the James K. Ruble Mega Seminar in Denver.

Catholic Medical Partners, a network of nearly 900 independent practicing physicians in Erie and Niagara counties, promoted Sarah Cotter to director of ambulatory health information technology and Paula Conti to coordinator of ambulatory health information technology.

Cotter joined the company in 2009 after working at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Boston University. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Conti previously worked for Sisters Hospital and the Catholic Health System. She joined Catholic Medical Partners in 2009.

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>Company items

Lifetime Health Medical Group has announced that four of its medical practices have each received recognition as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level 3 is the national agency's highest designation. It was awarded to Lifetime Health Medical Group's Amherst, Mosher and West Seneca health centers and the Perinton Health Center near Rochester. Level 3 recognition for the remaining eight practices is expected later this year.

Buffalo-based Hunt Real Estate ERA was awarded the 2011 Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup at the Cartus Broker Network International Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., in recognition of its outstanding performance on behalf of the clients of its corporate relocation company.

Five Star Bank East Aurora branch employees recently gave a savings lesson to 18 first-grade students at Holland Central School as part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save Program.

The lesson is an interactive presentation encouraging children to save money. More than 700 children have been included in Teach Children to Save lessons by Five Star Bank employees this school year.

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>Patents

Title: "Ground clearing apparatus"

No.: 7,913,431

Inventors: Beam, Roger D. (Albion); Beam, Richard H. (Albion); Beam, Michael M. (Amherst)

Date issued: March 29, 2011

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