HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange, named Cheryl Howe chairwoman of its 2011 board of directors. Howe is executive vice president of operations at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Other officers: vice chairmen, Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health and Dr. David Scamurra, pathologist with X-Cell Laboratories of WNY. Board members: Dr. Anthony Billittier IV, Erie County commissioner of health; Dr. David Dunn, vice president, health sciences, University at Buffalo; Richard Gold, executive vice president, mortgage and consumer lending, M&T Bank; Dennis Horrigan, president and CEO, Catholic Medical Partners IPA; James Kaskie, president and CEO, Kaleida Health System; Jody Lomeo, CEO, Erie County Medical Center Corp.; Kenneth Oakley, CEO, Rural Health Education Center; Dr. Judy Smith, executive medical director, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; and Art Wingerter, president, Univera Healthcare.
The New York State Bar Association named James R. Barnes chairman of the Young Lawyers Section of the association. Barnes is an associate of Burke & Casserly. A native of Buffalo, he graduated from the University at Binghamton and earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
The Western New York Alliance for Person-Centered Care's executive director Rhonda Rotterman was a speaker at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services fourth annual New York Regional Office Stakeholders' Conference recently in New York City. Rotterman spoke on the federal government's new CMS guidance.
Hamburg Overhead Door earned Top Tier LiftMaster Status for exceptional business practices and a strong and dedicated commitment to LiftMaster brand products. Hamburg Overhead Door, locally owned by Jeff and Donna Kugn, specializes in service and repair for all door and opener makes and models, commercial and residential since 1963.
Dresser-Rand Co., Olean, was awarded a $307,542 federal contract for the replacement of high-pressure air and gas compressors from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $151,630 federal contract for the modification of cylindrical roller bearings from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia and a $50,645 federal contract for bearings from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
Delacy Ford raised nearly $5,000 for the National Honor Society and Student Government at Iroquois High School through the Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 UR School program. Ford Motor Company donated $20 for each person who test drove a Ford vehicle at Iroqouis High School.
Title: "Method for producing fluorinated organic compounds"
Inventors: Mukhopadhyay, Sudip (Williamsville); Nair, Haridasan K. (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville); Van Der Puy, Michael (Amherst); Johnson, Robert C. (Lancaster); Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca)
Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)
Date issued: May 31, 2011