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North County Community Supports Valley Industries at Shamrock Ball

2017 marks 10th Anniversary of Mayors’ Shamrock Ball

FIVE HOST MAYORS OF NORTH COUNTY included the mayors of Black Jack, Florissant, Hazelwood, Ferguson and Bellefontaine Neighbors. They came together to present Valley Industries officials with a joint proclamation, congratulating Valley Industries on its 50th anniversary celebration and the 10th anniversary of the Shamrock Ball. This is the first time that five mayors from neighboring communities have signed a joint proclamation displaying their signatures and city logos. Executive Director Jim Guyre (shown here) holds joint proclamation.

FIVE HOST MAYORS OF NORTH COUNTY included the mayors of Black Jack, Florissant, Hazelwood, Ferguson and Bellefontaine Neighbors. Executive Director Jim Guyre (shown here) holds joint proclamation.

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Florissant First Responders Recognized for Saving Lives from Recent House Fire

Flovalley fire protection logo   On Wednesday, March 1 at 11 a.m., Mark Flauter, Deputy Chief of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection accepted $10,000 from ADT Senior Vice President, Joe Nuccio, and State Farm agent Elveeta Mason, for the aid given during a fire at Florissant homeowner Tabitha Taylor’s house.

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2 from McCluer North Take State Wrestling Medals; IWA Swimmers Take 3rd in State

by Jim Wieners

Two McCluer North wrestlers and an Incarnate Word Academy swimmers took home state medals on Feb. 18. In wrestling at the University of Missouri Arena, McCluer North’s 280-pounds wrestler Mathew Wilke took second in Class 4, 285 pounds as Wilke lost 3-2 to Daterraion Richardson from Liberty North. Also McCluer North wrestler Cameron Young took 5th place in Class 4, 170 pounds.

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NCI Names Negwer 2017 Chairman of the Board

Scott Negwer, NCI Chairman of the Board

Scott Negwer, NCI Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors for North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association, has elected Scott Negwer, president, Negwer Materials, Inc., as the organization’s chairman of the Board of Directors for 2017. This is a one-year term beginning January 1, 2017. Negwer succeeds Sean Hogan, who served as NCI’s Board of Directors Chairman in 2016.

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Property Values are on the Rise Again in Florissant and Ferguson

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman says that property values are increasing once again in Florissant as well as in Ferguson and other parts of North St. Louis County for the first time in four years. Final assessment of property values for all real estate located in St. Louis County is due by the end of March.

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SSM Health Names Laura Kaiser as Next President, CEO Effective May 1

Laura Kaiser

Laura Kaiser

Following a nationwide search, the SSM Health Board of Directors has selected Laura Kaiser as the health system’s new President/Chief Executive Officer. Kaiser will begin with SSM Health on May 1 and replace William P. Thompson, who will retire at the end of April after 37 years of service with the organization.
Kaiser is an accomplished health care executive with more than 30 years of experience in improving clinical quality and patient satisfaction, fueling operational performance and growth, and successfully facilitating health care integration. She comes to SSM Health from Intermountain Healthcare, where she has served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the past five years.
Prior to Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser spent 15 years at Ascension Health, serving in a number of leadership roles,
including Ministry Market Leader of the Gulf Coast/Florida region for Ascension and President/CEO at Sacred Heart Health System.
“Ms. Kaiser is a gifted and visionary leader with a proven track record of achieving extraordinary results,” said David Cosby, Board Chair, SSM Health Board of Directors.
“As President/CEO of SSM Health, Kaiser will be responsible for leading all aspects of one of the largest integrated health care systems in the nation. She will be instrumental in guiding SSM Health’s transition to a value-based model of care as it strives to improve the health of the community, further enhance the patient and member experience, and lower the overall cost of care.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join the wonderful SSM Health caregiver team and to lead this extraordinary faith-based health care system with an international reputation for quality,” said Kaiser.
Kaiser, a Missouri native, earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master in Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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