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Rasnick completes Convention Industry CMP examination

Register • Oct 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Amanda Smith Rasnick was recently recognized by the Convention Industry Council for passing the CMP examination.

This credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual’s comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.

To earn the CMP designation, the meeting professional must demonstrate experience and education in the field and pass a rigorous exam.

Demand for this designation continues to increase as both employers and meeting professionals recognize the high standards of knowledge and professionalism it embodies.   


Jennifer Greenslade Hohman, MD, FAAFP, a NOMS family physician in Fremont, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national medical association representing almost 110,600 family physicians, residents and medical students.

The degree was conferred on more than 180 family physicians during a convocation Sept. 28, in conjunction with the AAFP’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.


Song Sivongsak, skilled maintenance worker at Mercy Willard Hospital, was honored with the Catholic Health Partners’ Excellence in Mission Award on Oct. 17.

Sister Dorothy Thum, RSM, senior vice president of Mission and Values Integration for Mercy’s Northern Market, presented the award. This special award recognizes employees whose performance in their work is a particularly evident reflection of the hospital’s healing mission.

Sivongsak was nominated for the Excellence in Mission Award by Julie Landoll, Rural Division Director of Mission Integration and Pastoral Care. As a refugee of the Southeast Asia conflict in Laos, Song and his family arrived in the United States in 1980.

Through Sivongsak’s commitment to his family and personal values, he educated himself in English, as well as several other languages, and raised his family within the American values and ideals of faith, service and patriotism.

Sivongsak celebrated his 30th anniversary as a dedicated employee in the Facility Operations Department on March 17.

Sivongsak has been recognized for his selfless thoughtfulness of others, dedication to exceptional customer service and commitment to the mission, values and ethics of Mercy.

Sivongsak volunteered his time with another Mercy Willard facility operations employee in constructing a ramp at the home of a Willard resident. He is known to continually give such service to those within the hospital and his community.

In 2003, Sivongsak was nominated by Sister Rita Mary Wasserman, RSM, for Mercy Willard’s Catherine McAuley Award, which is the highest achievement awarded annually by the hospital. It was with honor and pride that Sivongsak received this award accompanied by his family, all of whom look up to, love and admire their “Papa-San.”


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