Business Briefs, Sept. 15



The month of August was full of study and competition for local middle eastern dance instructor, Heather Wayman. She recently competed in several internationally recognized dance competitions.

Wayman won second runner up at the 12th annual “Yellow Rose of Texas” belly dance competition at Yaa Halla Ya’ll in Grapevine in August. The contest featured 26 competitors from 10 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Wayman also competed in the international, online belly dance competition sponsored by She advanced to the Top 10 finalists in a global competition which consisted of more than 450 competitors from over 40 countries.

Additionally, Wayman competed in the 8th annual Ahlan Cairo Nights “Queen of Raks Sharqi” competition sponsored by Little Egypt of Dallas on Aug. 30. During the festival, she studied four days in the classical Egyptian and Folkloric dance styles with master Egyptian teachers direct from Cairo, Egypt.

“To meet and study with legends of Egyptian dance was such a moving and emotional experience for me. Ma dames Mona El Said and Lubna Emam are to classical Egyptian and folkloric dance what Balanchine is to classical ballet. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with my students,” said Wayman.

Wayman is trained in classical ballet, but discovered and switched over to “body friendly” Middle Eastern dance after a series of ballet injuries.

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Darla Webb, RN, a nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, has received a DAISY Award, presented to nurses who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of skill and compassion.

The award is an initiative of the DAISY Foundation, an organization founded by a family whose son died from a blood disorder. The family created the foundation in memory of their son.

DAISY is an acronym, the letters represent “Diseases Attacking the Immune System.” Hospitals throughout the nation present awards anytime they identify a nurse who is deserving of the award. Webb is the first Texas Health Southwest nurse to receive the award.

Webb works in the Progressive Care Unit at the hospital, and has been with Texas Health Resources since becoming a nurse in 2004.

“This was so unexpected,” Webb said. “I didn’t even know I had been nominated, and I didn’t know the story behind the award. But when I went on the Internet and read about it, I was moved to tears. Winning the DAISY award is a real honor.”

Webb has lived in Granbury since she was 14. Her husband, Robert, is a captain with the Fort Worth Fire Department. They have two children, Courtney and Ryan.



Cody Hartshorn, M.D., recently received the distinguished honor of becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). He is a member of the medical staff at Lake Granbury Medical Center.

To become board certified, Hartshorn had to meet the specified educational, evaluation, and examination requirements of the Board.

LGMC officials congratulate Hartshorn and are proud to have him as a member of our active medical staff. Over 95 percent of LGMC’s medical staff is board certified in their perspective medical specialties.

Hartshorn attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Colorado. His fellowship was achieved at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center.

Hartshorn specializes in disorders of the joints, he has a subspecialty training in arthroscopic and open treatment of complex knee and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Hartshorn also has a special interest in sports medicine, and treats injuries in athletes of all levels-from the weekend warrior to the college athlete. For two seasons as team physician, Dr. Hartshorn has been spending Friday evenings on the sideline during GHS Pirate football games.

You can contact Hartshorn through the website at or call the office at 817-579-3910.