Dr. Jason R. McClune, who recently earned his board certification in interventional pulmonary medicine, has joined Memorial Health University Physicians Lung & Sleep Care.
As an interventional pulmonologist, McClune specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the airways and cancers of the chest and lungs.
McClune is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He did two fellowships at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, one in pulmonary-critical care medicine and, most recently, in interventional pulmonary medicine.
McClune is also board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
A native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, McClune earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Charleston Southern University.
He sees patients at his office on the campus of Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave., in Suite 507, Building 100, Savannah. The office number is 912-350-4750.
- The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch 'n' Learn event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Crescent Clubhouse restaurant, 1 Crescent Point Drive in Bluffton.
Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, will speak on current issues that are impacting businesses in the community. He will be bringing important updates and information on tax reform, including how to handle personal property tax, and presenting the state chamber's current legislative agenda to help small businesses.
Cost for members is $25, and $35 for non-members.
For more information contact Jessica Kitzmiller at email@example.com or 843-757-1010.
Nicole Hobson has joined Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), based on Hilton Head Island, as member services manager.
She will will serve more than 1,000 PPR members of the subsidiary of PTR.
A native of Nashville, Hobson comes to PPR with an extensive background in racquet sports, marketing, sales and management. She previously was the national sales manager for Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, and director of sales and marketing for The City paper in Nashville.
In addition, Hobson served as director of workshop operations for Bethesda Workshops. She serves as an Ambassador for USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), is a USAPA Certified Referee, tournament director, and a lead clinician for PPR.
For more information, visit pprpickleball.org.
Mark Plumlee has joined Cassidy CPA as an accountant.
Plumlee has a B.S. in accounting from the University of South Carolina, a Masters of Accounting from Belmont University, and is a licensed CPA. He comes to the firm with 10 years of tax and accounting experience in various industries.
Cassidy CPA is located at 1 Mathews Drive, Suite 114 on Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit cassidycpa.net or call 843-689-2800.
- The Juice Hive in Bluffton has won a prestigious "Good Food Award" for its Magic Memory Ball, created by owner and chef Leslie Rohland. Awards were presented Jan. 11 in San Francisco.
Another item, its Berry Bluffton Fruit Leather, was a finalist in the high-profile national food competition.
In addition, its sister restaurant, The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room, also had the honor of being recognized as a finalist for its Curried Pickled Red Okra in the competition.
Each year the national Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions.
This is the second consecutive year that the Juice Hive has been recognized with this award. In addition, the Juice Hive is once again the only restaurant in the Lowcountry, and the only food item in the entire state of South Carolina, to be named a winner in this highly regarded food industry competition.
Ric Katenhusen of Bluffton has opened K10 Medical Supply, LLC DBA OrthoTape.com.
OrthoTape is a local orthopedic supply company that specializes in orthopedic casting and bracing supplies, selling regular and waterproof cast kits, as well as medical boots, medical shoes, and crutches.
The company also offers different colors in crutches, cast stockinette, and fiberglass casting tape.
Katenhusen has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked in cancer research for 10 years before opening his business in 2005. Since then he has worked in the orthopedic supply business, with more than 14 years in the field.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business is located at 181 Bluffton Road, B104. For more information, call 800-580-9887, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit orthotape.com.
- Several new positions and staff changes have been made at Memory Matters.
Karen Doughtie has transitioned to senior program director serving the Bluffton area. She is based at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Monday through Wednesday each week. She has semi-retired from her successful stint as assistant executive director after 16 years with the organization.
Melissa Dalton has become the organization's program intake coordinator. She will work directly with incoming families, helping them transition into Compass day programs.
After nine years of full-time service, she will now work Monday through Wednesday each week.
Maureen Gleason has been promoted to brain health specialist, a new position funded in part by a three-year Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. She will be directing educational programs dedicated to promoting and producing brain health.
Dr. Krystal Culler joins the organization as associate executive director. She moved to the area from Cleveland, where she launched a Center 4 Brain Health.
Culler has a Master's degree in psychology, a graduate certificate in gerontology, and a doctorate in behavioral health. She will be directing the memory care programs Compass+ and Compass.
Caroline Larimore, a memory care specialist, joins us after graduating from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a degree in psychology and a certificate in gerontology. She will be focused on expanding and enhancing the Compass day programs.