12/14 Business Notebook

*Orthopedic surgeon joins hospital*IDA planning Dec. 17 holiday event*Power company wraps up program*MINET announces staff promotion

Orthopedic surgeon joins hospital

DALLAS -- West Valley Hospital will now offer orthopedic services in Dallas.

Dr. Marcus Pollard, an orthopedic surgeon, is now seeing patients at the Surgical Specialty Clinic and doing surgeries at West Valley Hospital.

Pollard specializes in comprehensive orthopedic care of the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, wrist, hand and foot. He provides non-operative treatments, minimally invasive arthroscopic outpatient surgery, and repair of fractures. He also performs major reconstructive and total joint replacement surgeries at Salem Hospital with follow-up appointments at the West Valley Surgical Specialty Clinic.

"We are pleased to add another service to our expanding list of specialty services available in Dallas," said Robert Brannigan, chief administrative officer of West Valley Hospital. "Local residents can now choose to stay close to home for their orthopedic needs."

Pollard joins specialists in general surgery, gynecology and urology. He sees patients on Fridays at the clinic. Interested patients should request a referral from their primary care physician or call 503-831-0784 for more information.

IDA planning Dec. 17 holiday event

INDEPENDENCE -- Members and friends of the Independence Downtown Association are welcome to a Homegrown Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The event will take place at 1220 D St. and feature food grown or made within the Independence area. Attendees are asked to bring their own beverages.

For more information or to RSVP: Emily Wilken, 503-838-4268; Nancy Lodge, 503-838-2314.

Power company wraps up program

MONMOUTH -- Monmouth Power & Light recently concluded its "Monmouth Energy NOW Step 1" program by announcing the winners of a promotional prize drawing as part of the program.

Bob and Bonnie Miller were the winners of a 42-inch LCD HD television, courtesy of MP&L and Efficiency Services Group.

Tom and Kim Udell won the drawing for a ductless heat pump, courtesy of The Heat Pump Store.

During the program, MP&L removed 65,000 incandescent light bulbs and replaced them with compact fluorescent lights and retrofitted 3,600 showerheads with low-water flow models.

For more information on Monmouth Power & Light and its current incentives to save energy: 503-838-3526; www.ci.monmouth.or.us.

MINET announces staff promotion

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- MINET, provider of fiber powered telecommunications and data support services to Monmouth and Independence residences and businesses, recently announced the promotion of Angie Rodriguez as customer service representative lead.

Rodriguez is responsible for the support, training and supervision of MINET's customer service representative staff. She also will continue providing face to face customer support, account analysis and critical customer relations.

Rodriguez joined MINET in February 2010.

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