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Business Briefcase, Oct. 13, 2013


Kayla Hamblet, Trey Hamilton and Russell Thom of Hays Medical Center have passed the National Board for Respiratory Care registered respiratory therapist examinations. Hamblet has been with HaysMed since 2009, Hamilton since 2012 and Thom since 2007. All three work in the respiratory care department.

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Susan Gamboa, Hays, recently was honored as the 2013 Advocate of the Year by Leading Age Kansas for her volunteer efforts in establishing an adult day service in Hays. Gamboa launched a grassroots campaign to establish the day-time respite facility when she was faced with caring for her elderly mother at home. Good Samaritan Society later partnered with the project and opened Adult Day Services at the Hadley Center in August.

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Matthew Kenwright has joined the staff of The Hays Daily News as a reporter. Kenwright is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. His previous work includes writing for USA Today and public relations with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Kenwright can be contacted at mkenwright@dailynews.net.

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