John Jacobson, M.D., recently joined the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Jacobson received his bachelor’s degree in general science at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He earned his medical degree and completed residencies in emergency medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He is board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Medicine. He is trained as a course director and provider of advanced cardiac life support.
Nurse practitioner Cori Duellman Wallerich recently joined Palliative Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Duellman Wallerich earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Prior to joining Palliative Care in Eau Claire, Duellman Wallerich worked as a an intensive care unit nurse at Mayo Clinic’s Methodist Hospital Campus in Rochester.
Heartland Contractors, Inc. announced that Bill Albright, vice president, has acquired an equity interest in the company. Albright joined the firm in 2004 and has been an integral part of Heartland’s evolution from residential development to commercial and site/civil construction. With more than 20 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry, he has completed hundreds of projects ranging in commercial, investment property, and excavation. His specialties include: real estate development, investment property analysis, construction/financing, and project management. Albright received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota.
The Reach Foundation has named three new board members to serve on The Reach Foundation Board of Directors. The following individuals have been appointed to serve a three-year term: Wes Escondo, executive director for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin; Kerri Stoner, vice president of commercial banking for U.S. Bank and Lisa Walter, chief of police at UW-Stout. Chief Walter’s term begins in May of 2017. Escondo and Stoner began their terms in June of this year.
Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Colin Boone corporate risk manager. He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the Risk Analyst group in order to protect Royal and its members from losses related to fraud. He also will lead the enterprise risk management program, vendor management program and business continuity and disaster recovery planning process. Boone began with Royal in June of 2010 as an internal auditor. After a year in that position, he became the compliance – risk management specialist, his most recent position with Royal before his promotion to corporate risk manager.
Frank Paulich, Eau Claire service manager of EO Johnson Business Technologies, was appointed to the ECi e-automate Dealer Advisory Council. As part of the council, he will join representatives from across the country. ECi e-automate is a business management software for companies that sell and service technology. EO Johnson Business Technologies joins the thousands of businesses represented in the ECi Dealer Advisory Council. Dealers who are involved with this council function represent a large variety of companies from different sizes industry geographic locations and supplier affiliations.
Feather Communications owner and Certified Professional Resume Writer, Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, has been included in the latest e-book by Recruiter.com, titled, Get Hired: 130+ Tips for Job Seekers from the Experts. Rothbauer-Wanish’s tip for the e-book is based on following-up after a job fair. “Job seekers need to take it upon themselves to follow up with potential connections from job fairs and networking. Many people overlook this important step and it can be the difference between being called in for an interview versus completely forgotten after the event,” she explained. Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, owner of Feather Communications, has been working with job seekers since 2008 to develop forward-thinking, eye-catching, and dynamic resumes for today's marketplace.
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Nadir Kharma, M.D., recently joined the Pulmonology and Center for Sleep Medicine departments at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Kharma earned both his bachelor’s degree in biology and medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, and at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed two fellowships in pulmonology and critical care medicine at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Over the last year, he completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Kharma previously worked as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and as a consultant in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Health Services Centre and Saint Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Nurse practitioner Emily Jenders recently joined Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System. Jenders earned her master’s degree in nursing from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in nursing — family nurse practitioner from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, society and environment from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is certified by the American Heart Association in basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support. Jenders previously worked as a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Licensed clinical social worker Amanda Neckar recently joined the Behavioral Health Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Neckar earned her master’s degree in social work from UW-Madison. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse. Previously, she worked at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in Arcadia. Neckar’s professional interests include substance abuse and mental health issues, such as, depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness and chronic pain.
Prevea Health is now providing infectious disease care in the Chippewa Valley at its partner hospital, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. Prevea Infectious Disease care is provided by Chandra Pingili, MD. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and fellowship-trained in Infectious Disease, Pingili specializes in a variety of key services, including: inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases, MRSA surgical site infections, HIV testing and treatment, and hospital-acquired. Pingili is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in New York and fellowship in Infectious Disease at Columbia University Medical Center, Harlem Hospital in New York.
EO Johnson Business Technologies was recognized by ACDI as a 2015 Elite Partner. ACDI provides print management software, partnering with dealers to bring their business solution products to market. The Elite Partner recognition signifies a dedication to providing customers with expert industry knowledge, premium solutions, and best in class customer services.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was rated High Performing in heart failure and colon cancer surgery by U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions, which was published online recently. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Eau Claire earned the top-tier High Performing distinction in Procedures & Conditions ratings (formerly Common Care ratings), contributing significantly to the latest ratings by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is pleased to announce the following recent promotions:
Prevea Health is now providing audiology services in the Chippewa Valley region at its partner hospitals, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. Shawna Lee, AuD offers a variety of services including hearing evaluations, cochlear implant programming, vestibular evaluations, ototoxicity monitoring and custom ear molds/hearing protection. She also utilizes Lyric technology, which offers the only extended-wear, invisible hearing aid on the market. Lee graduated from the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Consortium with a doctorate of Audiology.
Bob Binczak, Mike Hulke and Jamie Radabaugh have recently joined the HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation Leadership Council, and established members Robert Ridenour III, M.D., and Jennifer McDonough have been named chair and vice chair, respectively. Binczak is the office vice president for WESTconsin Credit Union in the Eau Claire and Altoona markets. Hulke is owner and funeral director Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home in Eau Claire, where he works with his wife and two sons. Radabaugh is the development director for Commonweal Development Corporation in Eau Claire. HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation Leadership Council provides the local leadership, oversight and direction for fund development strategy and implementation in support of the hospital’s health care ministry through philanthropy.
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