Newsweek Ranks Consumers Energy as #1 Company in Michigan in Annual “Green Rankings”

Recognition Reflects Commitment to Environment, Providing Clean Energy
SOURCE: Consumers Energy
DESCRIPTION:JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has been ranked as Michigan’s top company – and ninth in the nation – in Newsweek’s annual “Green Rankings,” a reflection of its commitment to environmental principles that are good for its home state of Michigan and customers. Consumers Energy was flanked by Apple and Johnson & Johnson on the list of top performing companies in the country. California-based Cisco Systems finished first overall.
“This independent, national recognition affirms our efforts to protect the planet we all cherish while providing the energy Michigan needs,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to be recognized for our commitment to providing energy from increasingly clean energy sources and taking actions that preserve the natural resources of Michigan.”
Newsweek’s annual survey of companies’ environmental performance looks at such factors as support for clean energy, reduction of carbon emissions and efforts to reduce and divert waste.
Consumers Energy and parent company CMS Energy have taken several recent actions that are good for the environment. The company:
Closed seven coal-fired power plants last year – a higher percentage of its coal plants than any investor-owned utility in the U.S.
Provides over 10 percent of the electricity that its Michigan customers use from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectric power.
Opened solar power plants in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. CMS Energy will install another in Lansing in 2018.
Has helped Michigan homes and businesses save over $1 billion on bills through energy efficiency since 2009.
Has already reduced water used to generate electricity by 17 percent and expects to reach a 20 percent reduction by 2018. That should save over 100 billion gallons of water per year.
Committed to a cumulative waste reduction goal of one million cubic yards of landfill space avoided by 2019, and met that goal in 2017.
 “Our mission is to do what’s right, not only what is required, to strengthen the environment and provide clean, reliable energy for our customers,” Poppe said.
Consumers Energy has earned other recent honors for its work to promote clean energy and develop a strong workforce.
Consumers Energy this year scored highest in an independent ranking by Sustainalytics for sustainability performance among U.S. energy providers for the second consecutive year. Consumers Energy also was ranked as Michigan’s best place to work by Forbes magazine and was recognized in Michigan and nationally for its commitment to providing job opportunities for military veterans. Given these honors, it is not surprising that Consumers Energy was also named the Most Trusted Brand in America in the MSI annual customer feedback of combination utilities in America.
About Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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Arrow Electronics Applauds Collegiate Inventors Competition Winners

SOURCE: Arrow Electronics
DESCRIPTION:Arrow Electronics congratulated Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza with the University of Iowa spin-out company SwineTech for winning the top undergraduate award last month at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition. The SwineTech team also walked away with the first-ever Arrow Innovation Prize at the annual competition, which advanced the pair of young innovators to the final round of judging with all expenses paid.
Rooda and Espinoza’s SmartGuard invention helps prevent piglets from being accidentally crushed by their mothers. When a piglet is in distress, the device sends a vibration to a wearable patch on the mother, prompting her to stand up and free her trapped piglet.
The award winners, recent college graduates, are working with Arrow Electronics experts to help scale and grow their startup agricultural technology business.
“Arrow is proud to sponsor the Collegiate Inventors Competition and support the exceptional work of innovative students like SwineTech’s Matthew and Abraham,” said Arrow Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Alex West. “We look forward to helping guide these two young innovators as they scale and grow their business, and to our ongoing partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame.”
The Collegiate Inventors Competition was founded in 1990 to recognize and reward top collegiate inventors from all fields of study. Operated by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the competition showcases emerging student ideas and technologies that will shape our society in the near future.
“Our partnership with Arrow has grown over the past five years into something we are both incredibly proud of. Their support for the Collegiate Inventors Competition was taken to new heights this year with the Arrow Innovation Prize, and we look forward to what’s next,” said National Inventors Hall of Fame Chief Strategic Officer Hannah Paulin.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition specifically recognizes and rewards the innovations, discoveries and research led by university students and their advisors for projects leading to inventions that may have the potential of receiving patent protection. Since its inception, the competition has awarded more than $1 million to winning students for their innovative work and scientific achievement through the help of sponsors like Arrow.
To learn more about the Collegiate Inventors Competition, please visit www.collegiateinventors.org.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com. 

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CBRE Hong Kong Completes 5th MoonTrekker in 2017

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.
DESCRIPTION:80 athletes from CBRE Hong Kong participated in MoonTrekker 2017, a challenging overnight trail run to raise funds for charity. CBRE was the lead sponsor for the 5th consecutive year. The team’s determination and team spirit are a true reflection of our Employee Advantage.

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Noteworthy Nurse Educator, Debbie M. Barrett-Bryson, MSN/Ed, MHA, BSN, RNC-FM, CCE, CCM, will be Featured in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Phoenix, Arizona
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Debbie M. Barrett-Bryson, MSN/Ed, MHA, BSN, RNC-FM, CCE, CCM, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in theWorldwide Leaders In Healthcare. Debbie M. Barrett-Bryson is a Professor of Nursing and Nurse Educator at the University of Phoenix in Arizona. Featuring over three decades of experience in nursing, she is a specialist nurse manager, community health nurse, obstetrics nurse, and medical/surgical nurse. In her role as Professor of Nursing, Debbie is a teaches physical assessment, medical/surgical, obstetrics and community nursing.  She also is a clinical instructor for obstetrics, medical/surgical and community nursing.
Debbie’s acclaimed career in nursing began in 1985, when she graduated from The Ohio State University with her Degree in Arts and Science.  She continued her education with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Central Ohio Technical College. An advocate for continuing education, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Franklin University, followed by her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Health Administration. She holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetrics and CPR, and is also a Certified Case Manager,  and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.
Debbie has vast experience in many fields of nursing, and remains a distinguished member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Vice-President in Chapter 30 of the Arizona ANA, The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the Arizona Nurses Association (AWHONN), the National Education Committee, and the National League for Nursing (NLN). She has won many awards throughout her career, including the 2015 Arizona March of Dimes Educator of the Year Award, and attributes her success to her education which instilled in her the importance of being the best you can possibly be. When she is not working, Debbie enjoys traveling.
Learn more about Debbie here:
http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4139201/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Exceptional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Frank J. Karfes, DDS, will be Featured in The Leading Physicians of the World

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Cleveland, Ohio
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Frank J. Karfes, DDS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. He is a highly trained and qualified surgeon with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work. Dr. Frank J. Karfes has been in practice for more than five decades years and is currently serving patients within his own private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also affiliated with St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Marymount Hospital.
Dr. Karfes’ acclaimed career in dentistry began in 1958, when he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. After an internship at the New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, he completed a residency at the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Pursuing advanced training, Dr. Karfes went on to undertake his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Karfes is one of the most experienced and respected oral and maxillofacial surgeons in America, and he is particularly renowned for his expertise in the treatment of fractured jaws and maxillofacial trauma. He also serves as a teacher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, and is a distinguished member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Ohio Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Great Lakes Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. When he is not assisting patients, Dr. Karfes enjoys gardening.
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Learn more about Dr. Karfes by reading his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.
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Noteworthy Registered Nurse, Miriam M. Muthee, RN, will be Presented in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / North Reading, Massachusetts
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Miriam M. Muthee, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Miriam M. Muthee is an established Registered Nurse currently serving patients within Royal Meadow View in North Reading, Massachusetts. Featuring over 15 years of experience in nursing, she has a special expertise as a medical/surgical and nursing home nurse.
Miriam’s acclaimed career in nursing began in 2002, when she graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the Consolata School of Nursing in Nyeri, Kenya. An advocate for continuing education, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, and holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Miriam has extensive experience as a medical/surgical nurse and in acute care but she is particularly renowned for her expertise in dementia care and the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. She attributes her success to her passion for her work and her love of helping people, and when she is not assisting patients, Miriam enjoys singing and spending time with her three sons.
Learn more about Miriam M. Muthee here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4138939/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Exceptional Professional Nurse, Marchelle Lombard, PN, will be Spotlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Ventersdorp, North West
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Marchelle Lombard, PN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Marchelle Lombard is an established Professional Nurse currently serving patients within the J.B. Marks Community Health Centre in Ventersdorp in South Africa’s North West province. Featuring over 17 years of experience in nursing, she has a special expertise as a primary health care nurse, community health care nurse, and registered midwife.
Marchelle graduated with her Nursing Diploma in 2000 from Excelsior College, becoming a Professional Nurse. She has since completed a number of advanced training courses and is certified in Practical Nursing, Nursing Management & Administration, and Diagnosing Management.
Marchelle has worked in many areas of nursing and midwifery, but she is now especially recognized as an expert in community healthcare. She has dedicated her life to providing the highest standard of quality care to her patients, and attributes her success to her listening skills, her dedication to her work, and the inspiration she gets from seeing her patients get better. When she is not working, Marchelle is an accomplished artist who enjoys drawing, painting, coloring and laser cutter art.
Learn more about Marchelle Lombard here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4138805/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Noteworthy Research Nurse Coordinator, Sarah M. Mayo, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP will be Highlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Lincoln, Nebraska
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Sarah M. Mayo, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Sarah M. Mayo is an established Research Nurse Coordinator currently serving patients within the Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Featuring over a decade of experience in her field, she has a special expertise in research and oncology nursing.
Sarah’s acclaimed career in nursing began in 2007, when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. Since graduating, she has completed a number of advanced training courses, and is also a Certified Clinical Research Professional and an Oncology Certified Nurse.
To stay current with the latest advances and developments in her field, Sarah maintains a professional membership with the Oncology Nursing Society. She has dedicated her life to providing the highest standard of quality and compassionate care to her patients.
Learn more about Sarah here:
http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4138930/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Highly Respected Registered Nurse, Lauren Beth Bauer, BSN, RN, will be Noted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Clinton Township, Michigan
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Lauren Beth Bauer, BSN, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Lauren Beth Bauer is an established Registered Nurse currently serving patients within the Henry Ford Health System in Clinton Township, Michigan. Featuring over three years of experience in her field, she has a special expertise in cardiac and medical ICU nursing.
Lauren’s acclaimed career in nursing began in 2014, when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Oakland University. An advocate for continuing education, she is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration at Walden University with a projected graduation in 2019.
To stay current with the latest advances in nursing, Lauren remains a distinguished member of the American Nurses Association and the Michigan Nurses Association. She has dedicated her life to providing the highest standard of quality care to her patients, and attributes her support to the support of her family, her positive attitude, and her desire to learn something new everyday. When she is not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family.
Learn more about Lauren Beth Bauer here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136967/info and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders In Healthcare.

Leading Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Mauricio F. Hong, MD, is to be Recognized as a 2017 Top Doctor in Austin, Texas

(PR NewsChannel) / December 15, 2017 / Austin, Texas
Mauricio F. Hong, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Seton Heart Institute, and affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Medical Center at University of Texas in Austin, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Austin, Texas. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.
Dr. Mauricio F. Hong is a vastly experienced cardiologist, having been in practice for more than two decades. His acclaimed career in medicine began in 1993 when he graduated from the La Salle University School of Medicine in Mexico City. After moving to the United States, he completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Further fellowships were completed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Hong is dual board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Cardiovascular Disease and in Cardiac Electrophysiology, in which field he is an internationally renowned expert. He is also a noted expert in the use of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, cryoablation as a treatment for atrial fibrillation, resynchronization therapy, and the use of implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers. Dr. Hong served as the Program Director for the cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and he is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).
Dr. Hong is known not only for his expertise in his field but also for his patient centric approach to his work, and he is always happy to discuss conditions and possible courses of treatment with his patients. This praiseworthy attitude makes Dr. Mauricio F. Hong a very worthy winner of a 2017 Top Doctor Award.
About Top Doctor Awards
Top Doctor Awards specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Our selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.