▪ Mayflower Metals Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the Mid-Columbia.
The Prosser metal recycling company was founded in 1976 by Richard Finch, with locations in Prosser and Yakima. The family-owned company traces its history to Samuel Fuller, who sailed to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
Mayflower handles scrap metal from food processing, farm fabrication and heavy industry. It accepts residential metal as well, such as appliances, fencing and old vehicles. The company began as Valley Metal Salvage. It moved to Prosser and changed its name in 1989.
The company is now run by its founder’s son, Alan Finch, and grandsons Stephen and Taylor. It has six full-time employees.
▪ Trios Health has received its redesignation as a Level III trauma center by the Washington State Department of Health.
The designation is for adult and pediatric trauma services. The Trios Southridge Hospital is the only hospital in the Tri-Cities to hold a pediatric trauma services designation.
Level III indicates that the facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers trauma services that meet exacting standards.
▪ Northwest Cancer Clinic of Kennewick, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate, has earned re-accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
The accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety and is awarded based on third-party peer review and evaluation of patient care. The center first earned the accreditation in March 2013.
▪ Kimberly Ruth Cavoores has joined the sales team at Hedges Family Estate in Benton City and will focus on North American sales initiatives.
Cavoores will help lead sales efforts for the 80,000-case winery throughout the United States and Canada, with a particular focus on Northeast markets such as New York City and Boston.
After graduating from Boston University, Cavoores stayed in Boston for three years to work for James Beard award-winning chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer at their flagship restaurant Toro, as well as splitting her time at Coppa Enoteca and Uni Sashimi Bar.
In 2012, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a sommelier at Café d’Alsace as well as at Terroir Wine Bar and Hearth restaurant.
Cavoores has worked as a cellar hand in Napa Valley and in Australia, and is pursuing her diploma unit with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
▪ Dr. Ahmad Fora joins the Trios Medical Group Oncology and Hematology team at Trios Care Center at Southridge, 3730 Plaza Way in Kennewick. He joins Trios oncologists Amer Khouri and Stanlee Lu and is accepting new patients.
Prior to joining Trios, Dr. Fora worked as a medical oncologist and hematologist at Arkansas Cancer Clinic in Pine Bluff, Ark. He completed a fellowship in oncology and hematology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was chief fellow for two years, and a residency in internal medicine at University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Fora also completed an additional residency in internal medicine at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, where he was appointed chief resident during his first of three years in the program.
Dr. Fora received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. The United States degree equivalent is Doctor of Medicine. He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine.
▪ Pinnacle Pain Center recently expanded its practices to the sixth floor of the Trios Care Center at Southridge, 3730 Plaza Way in Kennewick.
The practice’s specialists will include Drs. Daniel Smith, Steve Dechter, Jason Wright and Scott Spendlove.
Those seeking relief from chronic back, neck, arthritic, cancer, or any type of chronic or acute pain can schedule an appointment by calling 509-591-0700.