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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Everybody has a hand in pizza

Bruno Lizzi Jr. wants to remind area residents that not only does his business sell pizza, youngsters can help make it.

Lizzi Jr., who opened L'ill Bruno's last November started letting children make their own pizzas during birthday parties the restaurant hosts.

"The kids seemed to really like it," he said.

Lizzi Jr. brings youngsters dough and they apply sauce, cheese and toppings before the pizza is baked.

L'ill Bruno's is located in the North Coast Market Place mall in Avery. In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers homemade spaghetti, sauce and meatballs, hamburgers, alfredo and veal dinners, chicken parmesan and foldovers.

L'ill Bruno's delivers to Norwalk, Milan, Berlin Heights, Perkins Township and Huron. It is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. FRMC provides only PET/CT program

SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in PET (Positron Emission Tomography)/CT (Computed Tomography) technology by the American College of Radiology. PET/CT is an imaging procedure that provides physicians with information about the body's chemistry, cell function and exact location of disease. The precise images obtained with PET/CT are a valuable addition to CT, MRI or x-ray, and in many instances is the preferred method of imaging for oncology patients. Mike Vickery, director of imaging services said, "The ACR accreditation validates the quality of the services we provide here at Firelands. All credit goes to our staff and physicians for meeting the ACR requirements in terms of quality assurance, processes, protocols and image acquisition."

Firelands provides the area's only accredited PET/CT program, one of only nine in the state of Ohio. Additionally, all technologists at Firelands Regional Medical Center are nationally registered and state licensed and all imaging studies performed at Firelands Regional Medical Center are interpreted onsite by board certified, fellowship trained, radiologists.

Falknor promoted at Firelands

SANDUSKY - Firelands Regional Medical Center has announced that Brenda Falknor, RN, is the assistant director of corporate health. As the assistant director of corporate health, Falknor is responsible for the daily operation of the clinic, including occupational injuries, illness, and physicals. Additionally, she is responsible for meeting regulations for the Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). She also provides educational seminars to area businesses.

Falknor earned an associate degree in nursing from Kettering College of Medical Arts. She has worked in various positions at Firelands Regional Medical Centers and most recently joined corporate health in January 2007. Falknor currently resides in Bellevue with husband Lyle and has three grown sons.

Two honored at Willard Mercy

WILLARD - The ninth annual Catherine McAuley Lifetime Commitment to Service Awards were presented to active affiliate, Julie Landoll and past affiliate, Audrey Fridsma.

The awards were announced during a ceremony held at Mercy Hospital of Willard on Sept. 28. A reception honoring the winners and former employees followed the ceremony. Landoll and Fridsma were presented with a beautiful vase etched with the Mercy Hospital of Willard logo and wooden base with an engraved plaque. In addition, a $750 certificate for donation to the charity or non-profit organization of the winner's choice was presented. Pictures of the winners will be placed in the main hall of the hospital along with a plaque listing past award winners.

Landoll, a social services manager, began her career at Mercy Hospital of Willard on July 18, 1988. As a manager at Mercy Hospital of Willard, she is compassionate and attentive to both patients and fellow staff members. She is a wonderful listener, a motivator and a facilitator to both patients and their families. She is known by many in the community because of the active roles she has served on many committees. She has served on the American Cancer Society for Huron County as both a chairperson and also as president. In that capacity, she has played an active role as a team member for Relay for Life and also for Cystic Fibrosis fundraisers. She has participated in various Mercy Health Partners sponsored programs such as the A.N.G.E.L. program and also R.I.S.E.N., for which she recently completed the mentor training. She is active with the hospital Mission Services Committee and other hospital related committees. Julie is respected and appreciated and an example of excellence.

Fridsma is a registered nurse who began working at Willard Municipal Hospital in May of 1954. In December of 1992, Audrey retired from Mercy Willard after 38 years of service. She was asked to come back to work the next day and was re-hired to work for one more week. She graduated from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. As an OB nurse, she helped many mothers during the birth of their babies. Her years of service at Mercy Willard have allowed her to deliver generations of babies many times. She is well-liked and remembered for her contribution at Mercy Willard. She showed caring and respect for patients, family and staff. She exemplified the Mercy Core Values during her profession, even before the hospital was Mercy Willard.

Willard Mercy recognizes doctors

WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard has recognized physicians for their years of service and dedication to the hospital. Their commitment to the medical staff for extended years is a true testimonial of their dedication. Reflecting on the elements that make Mercy Willard a successful organization leads us to one conclusion success requires a devoted team of physicians and employees working together to care for our patients and make things happen.

Mercy Willard has recognized the following physicians for their years of service. Five years: Joseph Lee, M.D., Brad Nieset, M.D., Albert Miller, M.D., Orest Stecyk, M.D. Ten years: Mohan Kamadana, M.D., Ravindar Pawar, M.D., James Revelas, D.P.M., Sunil Vaidya, M.D. 25 years: David Jump, D.O., David Stanbery, M.D.

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