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Meet Kay Deol, steeped in nursing experience BY JUDY HIBBS "It's been wonderful" Kay Deol, RN, BA, MPA said when asked about her first weeks as CIMC'S interim Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Patient Care. With the July (eparture of Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Mattis, RN the hospital needed a quali- fied candidate who could manage the hospital's nursing and patient services departments through a smooth leadership transition. Deol is experiehced at guiding and directing hospital staffs at facilities all over the country. She has had specific rural hos- pital experience in both Arizona and Indiana. Born in Michigan, Deol was raised in Sedona, AZ. A 'sustainable feast' Reservations are already filling up for Bluewater Avalon's Sept. 9 Sustainable Seafood Feast. Tuesday, Sept. 9: "Sustainable Seafood Feast: How to Enjoy Seafood and Know your Menu Choices are Sustainable" - Our annual tribute to sustainability, featuring feature a sampling of seafood and shellfish that has been sustainably caught or farmed according to standards established by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, the Aqtiatiuiia 'of the~ Pacifi6 ifi Lohg Beach Seafood for the Future pro- gram or the Marine Stewardship Council, returns as one of our most popular tasting events. Reservations are already filling up, but we do have several media spots open. The price is $34.95 but media guests are complimen- tary. Tuesday, Oct. 12: "Roasted Oyster Roundup" - We pair a dozen fire-roasted Mendocino oysters served in three distinct styles - Pacific Rim-style, with Thai green curry, coconut milk and lemongrass; Provencale-style, with bread crumb, Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic and fresh herbs; and Original Mendocino- style, with spicy-sweet barbecue sauce - with a Firestone Pale Ale IPA or Firestone wine. We waive the $24.95 cost for our media guests. Each tasting event features expert commentary by our rov- ing restaurant chefs about seafood varieties, fishing, shopping and preparation, as well as tips on seafood/wine pairings by our resi- dent wine expert at each location. Beyond the Tuesday night events, the featured tasting and wine or beer can be ordered off the menu throughout the month. al rt in the Sky Sept. 6th Make neseffa|i0tls NOW! 310-510-2196 Kay Deol, RN, MPA settles in at CIMC where she is the Interim Chief NursingOfficer and Director of Patient Care. Courtesy photo Her father a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois wanted "his girls" to go to scliool there. Kay started at Wheaton but moved to California to study at Mercy College (now USD) in San Diego where she received her nursing degree. She worked in obstetrics, emergency and intensive care as she "moved up the ladder" to become achiefnurse. HerBachelor of Arts degree and subsequent Masters of Public Administration in Hospital Administration at Pepperdine have served her well in her healthcare career. "The CIMC staff is excellent. They give good care here" Deol commented. Her first goal is to analyze operations and keep the hospital's standards at the highest levels for survey readiness. CMS (Medicare) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) rou- tinely inspect hospitals for regula- tory compliance. Since vital fund- ing is connected to passing these reviews at a high level, Deol's experience and leadership will be an important asset for Catalina Island Medical Center. As an "interim" administrator elsewhere Deol has worked as long as 2-3 years in temporary positions. She has sometimes "wanted to stay on" but finds the challenges of new locations and different work environments stim- ulating at this point in her career. She is now working full time on the island, a place she had only visited once prior to accepting her Interested the island's funding recipients ..... PleaSe contact info@catalinaislandfoundation.org for proceduresl Deadline is September 30, 2014. new CIMC position. While living most of her adult life in California, Kay Deol has a home in Dana Point where her extended family includes her son and her two grandchildren. The Catalina Island Medical Center has "the same kinds of issues and experiences as other hospitals" according to Deol so she feels her knowledge, profes- sional strengths and experience will help her to successfully administer the day to day medical operations as well as accomplish- ing important long term goals. "I enjoy the staff" Deol shared and "I'm pleased with their responses SO far". CIMC welcomes Kay i3eol to the hospital's staff. Catalina Island Medical Center's mission is to provide quality healthcare to each indi- vidual and improve the overall health of our community. For more information about healthcare options or to make an appointment please call (310) 510- 0700. Letters To The Editor Little town, big Vons Fellow Islanders, This letter is being written because of the new future location that Von's Avalon wants to build their store. The little town of Avalon is one square mile and cannot take the impact of Von's market being located in the center of Avalon. There are several locations that should be considered that would not cause traffic safety problems nor affect the lowering of prop- erty value for residences and busi- nesses. One of the location is 2/10 of a mile further and the other is 3/10 of a mile further from the present chosen location and not in a congested area. The present two store can be looked at for expansion. There is a large piece of property next to the Von's express. Please be aware that the main people who keep Von's in busi- ness is the local population and they are in favor of a larger store but compassion is foremost. Let's hold hands and be aware of our neighbors problems. Ellen Herich Avalon STUDIO Please join us in celebrating Catalina authors and exploring their new books*. Overlook Hall Friday, September 26, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Refreshments Tickets $20 All proceeds benefit Catalina Island Foundafiom