The Best Western Plus Eau Claire Conference Center has received Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’ Chairman’s Award, the brand’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes the Best Western hotels that score in the top five percent of more than 2,100 Northern American properties, with respect to cleanliness and maintenance inspection scores. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.
Physical therapist Marlee Dachel recently joined the rehabilitation team at Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire. Dachel earned her doctor of physical Therapy degree from UW-Milwaukee. She received her bachelor’s degree in science from UW-Eau Claire. As a physical therapist, Dachel will help her patients maximize their mobility after surgery, illness or injury, including joint replacements, stroke, heart conditions and fractures.
The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) is welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees – Sherry Mohr and Dale Wood recently began their three-year term of service. ECCF thanked Mark Faanes for his service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees and welcomed Laura Talley as the new Chair. Outgoing Board members included Jane Lokken (past chair), Jeff Halloin and Charlie Grossklaus for their contributions as well as current member Chris Hasenberg, who accepted a second term of service. The Board of Trustees is a volunteer group composed of community leaders dedicated to making Eau Claire a better place to live. ECCF is currently celebrating its 20th year of serving the community. Since its creation, ECCF has distributed over $7.2 million in grants to 354 nonprofits.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was named the ninth best hospital in Wisconsin and recognized as among the best hospitals in northwestern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published online recently. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was rated High Performing in the specialty of urology and High Performing in the adult procedures of colon cancer surgery and hip replacement. Mayo Clinic has ranked at or near the top of Honor Roll hospitals through the history of U.S. News and World Report's best hospital rankings.
Anthony Furlano, D.O., recently joined the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Furlano earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and pre-medicine from UW-La Crosse and completed medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. He also completed the Harold I. Magoun Predoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado. Furlano is board-certified in family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Interventional cardiologist Gurpreet Singh, M.D., recently joined the Cardiac Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Singh earned a degree in medicine and surgery from Government Medical College in Patiala, India, and his postgraduate degree from Government Medical College in Amritsar, India. Singh completed residencies in internal medicine at Government Medical College in Amritsar, India, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Singh is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease by American Board of Internal Medicine. He also is board-certified in echocardiography by the American Board of Echocardiography and nuclear cardiology by the American Board of Nuclear Cardiology. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, he worked as a specialist physician in India and also as a cardiovascular disease fellow at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Annie Culver, D.O., recently joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Culver earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and completed an internal medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Culver is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is certified in basic and advanced cardiac life support. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.
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