People and Places

United Way Volunteer of the Quarter!


Each Quarter, United Way of Southern Kentucky recognizes one individual volunteer who has gone above and beyond to support the efforts of United Way and thus our community.
    For Q3 2017, United Way of Southern Kenucky would like to recognize Natalie Tracy of Fruit of the Loom as the Volunteerr of the Quarter. Natalie volunteers endless hours throughout the year by serving on the United Way Volunteer Committee; and by coordinating all of the United Way and Fruit of the Loom’s partnership efforts including Feed the Need (with collection of donations at a home Hot Rods game), Day of Caring, the WKU LIVE UNITED White Out, campaign efforts, internal company communications, in-kind donations (t-shirts for local use as well as a large donation for hurricane relief efforts), Dolly Parton Imagination Library donations and enrollments, and much more!
    Upon being presented with this award, Natalie said, “I truly enjoy the partnership and involvement with United Way. The recognition is certainly not the reason to volunteer, but is was such a sweet surprise. I appreciate the work United Way of Southern Kentucky is doing to support the local community through education, income, health and safety net. The work being done in those areas makes it easy to want to continue getting involved year after year.”
    Please join us in honoring Natalie Tracy for her volunteer efforts not just in Q3 2017, but throughout the year! We are truly grateful for such an enthusiastic, hard working, committed volunteer!

Med Center Health welcomes Stephanie DeAngelis


Med Center Health welcomes Stephanie DeAngelis, D.O. to the Women’s Health Specialists team. Her training and research in obstetrics & gynecology and dedication to women’s health is a great benefit for our community. Dr. DeAngelis received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Summa Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She joined Women’s Health Specialists in September 2017.
    Dr. DeAngelis, her daughter and husband enjoy spending quality time together. Whether fulfilling the goal of visiting all 50 states or trying out new recipes at home, family activities keep them closely connected. Her strong family values overflow into her role as a doctor, too. She takes pride in developing deep-rooted relationships with her patients. As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. DeAngelis emphasizes a whole-person approach to treatment and care, listening to her patients and partnering with them to help them get healthy and stay well. By understanding a person in a more holistic way, she believes she can provide better care for each patient. “I take pride in getting to know my patients and deliver their care in a patient-focused, compassionate and honest way. I care for my patients how I would want my family members to be cared for.”
    From routine exams to surgical procedures, Women’s Health Specialists can take care of the unique healthcare needs of women through every stage of life. For more information, visit To make an appointment, call (270) 781-0075 or toll-free 1-866-997-5784. Women’s Health Specialists is a member of the Enspire Quality Partners network of physicians who are committed to patient-focused and value-based care. For more information, visit

Cheerville Heads to D1 Summit!


Two squads of local all star athletes from Cheerville Athletics recenty won Grand Champion in their division which earned them a trip to National Competition at Disney World. The Vaders and Mystique will head to the D1 Summit this Spring. These competitive cheerleaders have trained and competed for months to earn this bid. Cheerville is location in Bowling Green at 115 Chester Court and also has a gym in Hendersonville, TN. For more information on Cheerville, call 270-842-9292 or visit their website

Med Center Health welcomes Philip Collis


Med Center Health welcomes Philip Collis, M.D., to the Medical Center Orthopaedics team. Dr. Collis received his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. During his sports medicine fellowship, he served as team physician for the University of Miami Hurricanes Football and Athletics, as well as for the Miami Marlins. He is currently a team physician for WKU Basketball and Athletics and also serves as Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys playing basketball, golfing, boating and other water activities. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He’s the proud uncle of three, soon to be four, nephews.
    “I always put the patient first,” Dr. Collis said. “I listen and learn their lifestyle and what their goals for seeking treatment are. My goal is to return them to an active, healthy lifestyle.”
    Dr. Collis’ areas of specialty include hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy; ACL reconstruction; rotator cuff repair; adult hip and knee reconstructive joint surgery; trauma and fracture care; foot & ankle surgery; and upper extremity and hand surgery. He works closely with the patient’s primary care provider to develop an individual treatment plan for each patient. “Open communication with all medical providers is key to patient care,” he said. “Working together to find the appropriate treatment for each patient is our goal.”
    Medical Center Orthopaedics is located in the Riverside Professional Center on The Medical Center campus, 825 Second Avenue East, Suite C2. To schedule an appointment, call (270) 780-2750. For more information, visit Medical Center Orthopaedics is a member of the Enspire Quality Partners network of physicians who are committed to patient-focused and value-based care. For more information, visit