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Manning joins EIRMC as assistant administrator

Nicholas Manning has joined Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s administrative team.

Manning comes to the hospital from Hospital Corporation of America’s Mountain Division, where he most recently served as senior director of operations improvement. The Hospital Corporation of America is EIRMC’s parent company. Manning’s hiring was announced in a hospital news release.

As an assistant administrator Manning works with the hospital’s leadership in administering daily operations and directly leads several departments.

Manning also has served as associate administrator at Odessa Regional Medical Center, a 225-bed facility in Odessa, Texas. Additionally he held positions at Ogden Regional Medical Center, a sister HCA hospital in Ogden, Utah, and a position as division director of support services at HCA’s Mountain Division.

Manning earned his bachelor of science in health administrative services from Weber State University and his Masters of Business Administration in healthcare management from The University of Scranton. Manning is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jay Pence named Region 4 District Ranger of the Year

Jay Pence, a Teton Basin Ranger in Driggs for the past 16 years, has been recognized by the Intermountain Region as its District Ranger of the Year.

Pence was honored in recognition of his “excellent working relationship with multiple partners to accomplish outstanding recreational experiences while protecting the resources,” a U.S. Forest Service news release said.

Pence has been successful bringing multiple partners together for travel and recreation planning, the release said. His cooperative groups have been successful through grants, partners and volunteers, helping to generate more than $530,000 of outside forest funding in 2017 alone, the release said.

Post Register’s Clark wins Blethen Award

Post Register reporter Bryan Clark has received a prestigious C.B. Blethen Award for Distinguished Newspaper Reporting for his coverage of the Angie Dodge murder investigation.

The awards are sponsored by The Seattle Times and administered by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association. The awards were presented Oct. 19 during the Newspaper Association’s annual summit at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

Clark’s award came in the investigative reporting category in the under 50,000-circulation division. Only one other Idaho reporter received a Blethen Award. Former Post Register and Idaho Statesman reporter Zach Kyle was honored in the large circulation division in the enterprise reporting category for his article about a teen who seriously contemplated suicide.

Weinpel recognized for excellence

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized attorney Marc J. Weinpel as a 2017 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state, an institute news release said.

Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass the institute’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and the institute’s independent evaluation, the release said. The institute’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients, the release said.

Weinpel can be reached at 208-523-9700.