Several Destin area businesses, nonprofits or civic or other organizations posted key personnel or operational changes or accomplishments recently, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce said Oct. 6.
Miramar Beach-based Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast announced the addition of four new managers — all of whom are registered nurses — in key patient care areas. Steve Hardin, with 25 years of health care experience, is the new patient care manager for the Family Birth Place; Melissa Day, with 13 years of experience, is the new patient care manager of the Medical/Surgical Department; Tina Withrow, with 21 years of experience, is the new patient care manager in the Emergency Department; and Bryan Pruess, with 25 years of experience, recently accepted a full-time position on the House Supervisor team.
Okaloosa County welcomed a new transit operator Oct. 1, awarding a five-year contract to Maruti Fleet & Management. Maruti provides local communities with fixed route transit, paratransit, and shuttle services.
Two Florida Public Relations Association members earned professional accreditation, receiving the designation of Accredited in Public Relations. Leslie Moland and Stephanie Pettis of the Northwest Florida Chapter join over 5,000 public relations professionals practicing nationwide.
Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Board of Directors has selected A. Keith Dean as its new CEO effective Oct. 19.
Destin Commons will see construction of a brand-new hotel that will complement its open-air style thanks to Turnberry Associates, which announced plans to break ground on a 150-room facility featuring 5,000 square feet of meeting space in spring 2016.