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On the Record / June 5, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Laurie Merletti, senior director for clinical excellence at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, was named a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Merletti joined Mount St. Mary’s in 1980.

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Georgetown Capital Group’s Michael Kenline, a financial adviser, earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner.

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The Northeast Region of the Construction Specifications Institute awarded Alexander P. Grande the Electronic Communications Award for 2015, for creative enhancements to the Buffalo/WNY Chapter newsletter and website where he is communications chair. Grande is an architectural designer at Kideney Architects in Amherst. Also, the organization awarded Jim Grucella, CSI and Buffalo/WNY Chapter director and newsletter editor, the Distinguished Service Award medallion for his contributions to the Buffalo Chapter and the Northeast Region. He is affiliated with Thermal Foams of Buffalo.

Company Connections

Catholic Health was named a 2015 System for Change award winner from Practice Greenhealth, an environmental health care organization. All four of Catholic Health’s hospital campuses – Sisters of Charity Hospital, Sisters Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Kenmore Mercy Hospital – earned the award as well as the Making Medicine Mercury Free award. This award recognizes significant efforts to eliminate mercury and other chemicals from the facility and patient care.

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Lawley, an insurance and employee benefits broker, launched Lawley Small Business, a department solely focused on the specific insurance and employee- benefits needs of small and medium businesses.

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Ingenious Inc. recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a Western New York website design, implementation and marketing solutions firm. Founded in 2005 by Joe Murphy, Ingenious has designed award-winning websites for clients such as Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Ted’s Hot Dogs; Hypertherm CAM; Immediate Care; Allentown Art Festival; Kuni’s; and Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity.

Patents

Title: Latch assemblies and children’s products that include latch assemblies

No.: 9,027,685

Inventors: Howell, William R. (Arcade); Gromek, Christopher G. (Buffalo)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: May 12, 2015

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Title: Cross-linked peptides and proteins, methods of making same, and uses thereof

No.: 9,029,332

Inventors: Lin, Qing (Getzville); Muppidi, Avinash (Buffalo)

Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: May 12, 2015

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