TAKING CARE: “It is very critical that our nurses be recognized for planning, implementing and evaluating our health care nationally, regionally and internationally. This is particularly important in a time of complex changes in the health services.” So says Angella Thomas, Director of Nursing Services at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, which recently honoured 150 nurses with awards for their dedication and committed service. And because there’s always room for improvement, Thomas says other initiatives are currently being worked on at the hospital, but priority is being given to the training, recruitment and education of staff nurses to heighten the quality of health-care service they provide.
CASHING IN: GraceKennedy always has the average customer in mind. No wonder they’ve brought on stream GK MPay, a cleverly conceived mobile payment platform launched at the Hope Zoo during last week’s Money Goes Mobile campaign. “We have been working on this for about six years,” reveals company CEO, Don Wehby. “The concept was that we needed to have financial inclusion as part of our offerings, from the GK Financial Group. So the jerk man right down to the man that’s selling coconut was an integral part of our eco-system in designing this product.”