Prime HealthCare Staffing Announces Platinum Club Award Winners: Farmington Hills-based Prime HealthCare Staffing Inc., provider of strategic staffing placements for rehabilitation professionals, announced the award winners for its 2012 Platinum Club Award program. The Platinum Club Award program rewards internal office employees for their success in serving the clients and partners of Prime HealthCare Staffing. Based on personal production and achieving defined goals, there are three levels of achievement within the program. All internal employees are eligible for recognition within the program. Reaching the first Platinum Club award level for 2012 was Tiffany McIntyre, recruiter. First and second-level achievement awards went to Jeana Hobart, sales manager. The highest level of Platinum Club awards in 2012 was earned by recruiter Elisabeth Lindsay. Elisabeth exceeded all Platinum Club levels for the top spot. More at www.primehcs.com.
Ford Focus Electric Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA: The 2013 Ford Focus Electric earned a top vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Focus Electric, Ford’s first all-electric passenger vehicle, earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover. Focus Electric features front and side airbag technologies to tailor deployment to individual occupants. The driver’s airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a “pocket” to help lessen the impact of the airbag on the driver’s chest and ribs in frontal crashes. Innovative side airbags feature unique shoulder vents that stay open and reduce pressure for smaller occupants who typically benefit from reduced forces. Ford just announced that more than 900 Ford dealers will soon be certified to sell plug-in electrified vehicles, including Focus Electric, up from 67 dealers in February 2012. The spike in electric vehicle-certified Ford dealers reflects increased demand for the company’s electrified vehicles. Ford’s share of the electrified vehicle market is now second behind only Toyota.