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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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Comment period deadline for Florissant’s CDBG CAPER

Comment period deadline for Florissant’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2016

florissant Governemtn building   A 15-day comment period regarding Florissant’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2016 will end at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The plan is available for review at the Florissant Government Building, 1055 rue St. Francois or on line at HYPERLINK “http://www.florissantmo.com” www.florissantmo.com on the community development web page. The public is invited to submit written comments to HYPERLINK “mailto:comara@florissantmo.com” comara@florissantmo.com, or send to:

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Soldiers Memorial Exhibit & Renovation Plans Unveiled

Public Forums Throughout Feb. and March

An artist rendering of the completed Soldier’s Memorial downtown, planned for completion by Veteran’s Day in November 2018.

An artist rendering of the completed Soldier’s Memorial downtown, planned for completion by Veteran’s Day in November 2018.

The Missouri Historical Society unveiled its latest plans for renovations and exhibit design for Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, a downtown St. Louis landmark that opened in 1938. The organization shared the plans during the first in a series of community forums being held to engage the public in a dialogue about the project.

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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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