Kudos! – November 8, 2013

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Kaiser Permanente earns top national rating

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is rated tops in the nation for best performance in prevention and health promotion, according to a new survey of employers released by the nonprofit National Business Coalition on Health. The eValue8 survey is an annual health care accountability and quality improvement assessment used by employers and coalitions to manage the quality and efficiency of America’s health plans.

Raymond James donates $200,000 to flood relief

Raymond James Financial Services Inc. donated $200,000 for flood relief in Colorado in November. The United Way Foothills Flood Relief Effort and American Red Cross Disaster Relief will each receive $100,000 to provide shelter, food, emotional support and assistance to those in need across the affected region.

Kevin Sullivan on Leaders Council

Kevin P. Sullivan, CFA, CFP®, CIMC, was recently named a member of the 2014 Leaders Council by Raymond James Financial Services Inc. This marks the third consecutive year Sullivan has qualified for the recognition. Sullivan joined Raymond James in 1993 and has more than 20 years of experience in financial services.

State recognizes Black Hills Energy

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recognized Black Hills Energy’s Colorado natural gas utility as a statewide leader in environmental excellence for the company’s environmental achievements and ongoing commitment to environmental care, according to a news release last week. Black Hills was named a Gold Level Leader at the 14th Annual Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards on Oct. 17 in Denver. Gold Level eligibility requires that an organization have a fully operational, facility-specific environmental management system with defined goals.


Fairbanks ‘serves above self’

The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs gave Kenneth Fairbanks the 2013 Joe Henjum Service Above Self Award in a Nov. 1 presentation. There, a $1,000 check was given to the charity of his choice, National Mill Dog Rescue, and Fairbanks was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow honor.


RLC Foundation donates for kids

The Center for Hearing, Speech and Language received a $15,000 grant from the RLC Foundation to support the CHSL’s KidScreen Program. The program annually screens for vision, hearing or developmental issues in more than 5,000 low-income children in Colorado Springs and Denver.