Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was named the fifth best hospital in Wisconsin, (three-way tie) and recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in northwestern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published online today. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire also was nationally ranked as “High Performing” in the specialties of gastroenterology & gastrointestinal surgery and pulmonology, and rated “High Performing” in the adult procedures and conditions of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and hip replacement. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was named the best hospital in the nation. This is the 29th year that U.S. News & World Report conducted a rankings list.
Abimbola Adenote, M.D., recently joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Adenote completed medical school at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She completed an internal medicine residency at NYC Health + Hospitals in New York City. Adenote’s professional interests include gastroenterology, hepatology and quality improvement.
Hope St. Jean, a nurse practitioner, recently joined Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Prior to joining Gastroenterology, St. Jean worked in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in the departments of Primary Care and Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. St. Jean is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Meg Chiodo has been named a board member to the RCU Foundation Board of Directors. In this role, Chiodo will help the foundation further its mission to support high impact projects for the betterment of the communities where the individuals served by Royal Credit Union live and work. Chiodo is currently the VP of business development & client experience at Edina Realty Home Services Title Division in Edina, MN. She was formerly a business development coordinator for the Twin Cities market at Royal Credit Union.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
Vickie Stelzig, certified rehabilitation registered nurse in the inpatient rehabilitation department at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, was recently elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (WARN). Stelzig has served as a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital for 10 years. WARN’s purpose is to advance the quality of rehabilitation nursing services throughout Wisconsin by offering educational opportunities that promote awareness and interest in rehabilitation nursing and to improve the expertise of personnel on all levels.
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