Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology welcomes nurse practitioner

GOSHEN — Melissa Larson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, has joined Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She manages care for patients with a range of stomach and digestive disorders.

Larson is trained to assist in surgical procedures and holds a certification in conscious sedation. She has provided patient care in hospital-based and outpatient surgical units in the region. While earning her master’s degree in nursing, Larson coordinated care for patients who underwent endoscopic procedures at Goshen Hospital.

A registered nurse since 2010, Larson takes a holistic approach to health care. She helps patients take an active role in their medical decision-making process. By managing their health and well-being, Larson also believes her patients can improve their quality of life. 

HR director named at Heart City Health

ELKHART — Sheila Annis-Houser has joined Heart City Health, Elkhart, as director of human resources, Chief Executive Officer Esleen Fultz announced.

Houser brings with her over 25 years of experience including recruitment and retention, benefits and compensation, management training and organizational development. She holds an associate degree in Human Resources, SPHR, from Indiana University.

Heart City Health provides affordable and quality care across multiple disciplines including family practice, dentistry, behavioral health and a full-service pharmacy. Established in 1993, Heart City Health Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with two locations serving Elkhart County residents.

Elkhart man named to Forbes List

ELKHART — Cory Marlow, president at Financial Partners Inc. and financial adviser with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to the Forbes list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, which recognizes advisers from national, regional and independent firms.

The Forbes ranking, developed by Shook Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of advisers with a minimum of four years of experience and weighing factors like telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records and firm nominations. It also weighs quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.

Investment performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor Shook receives a fee in exchange for rankings. 

Seattle Boat Company to Represent Barletta in Northwest

BRISTOL — Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, and Seattle Boat Co., located in Seattle, have agreed to partner to bring the dream of boat ownership to people in the upper northwest corner of the United States.

Since opening in 1984, Seattle Boat Co. has become one of the premier marine dealerships located in the heart of some of the world’s finest, most spectacular boating waterways. It has been recognized as an industry leader throughout North America, named a Boating Industry Top 100 Dealer each year since the inception of the recognition program in 2005. 

“Seattle Boat Co., goes out of their way to provide the best services and attention to the Seattle market,” stated

Jeff Haradine, Barletta vice president of sales, said the company was thrilled to partner with Seattle Boat, which he said built its business and reputation through creativity and innovation and pays careful attention to the relationships its build with vendors and suppliers to ensure the end customer, Seattle’s boating community, has the best experience possible.

ARBOC secures buses for Radford Transit

MIDDLEBURY — ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced that Radford Transit in Virginia has awarded ARBOC with an order for eight Spirit of Mobility low-floor, body-on-chassis transit buses. The order was procured through ARBOC’s U.S. dealer, Sonny Merryman.

The Mobility buses are low-floor vehicles capable of “kneeling,” making the boarding process efficient and fully accessible, while maintaining Radford’s 100 percent ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) compliant fleet. The order will replace older, existing buses in the fleet and supplement three ARBOC buses purchased in 2017.

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