Business Briefs: May 15

May 14, 2013 

Left, recently Toro representative, Craig Kleberg, presented Leigh Hudson, who owns Hudson's Hardware & Outdoor Equipment with the president's award from the Toro Company for outstanding sales of lawn and landscape contractor equipment. Hudson operates stores in Garner and Clayton.

COURTESY OF LEIGH HUDSON

Local business honored

Hudson’s Hardware & Outdoor Equipment has earned the president’s award from the Toro Company for outstanding sales of lawn and landscape contractor equipment.

The company has stores in Clayton and Garner. The two stores are ranked among the best Toro dealers in the country, according to Scott Wozniak, director of sales.

Chest pain center earns accreditation

Johnston Medical Centers in Smithfield and Clayton have received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

The centers were evaluated by SCPC for their ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack, according to Suzette Rodriguez, hospital spokeswoman.

The medical centers encompass the entire continuum of care for heart patients and include the 911 Call Center for dispatch, Johnston County EMS for ambulance transport, interventional cath labs, emergency departments in Smithfield and Clayton, quality assurance plans and a community outreach program.

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