HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital announced Kimberly Ball, a registered nurse in the hospital’s Emergency department, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. This marked the first time the DAISY Award has been given at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. Ball, who has served at the hospital for 23 years, was nominated by a fellow colleague.
Suzanne Linton, a nurse practitioner, recently joined the Urology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. She has 13 years of experience providing urological care to patients. Linton earned her master’s degree in nursing at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Linton is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is an advanced practice nurse prescriber. She also is a member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
Forrest Delikowski, a physician assistant, recently joined Urgent Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Delikowski completed a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Security Financial Bank recently donated $2,000 each to the Bloomer, Durand, Eau Claire and River Falls school districts to assist in the payment of negative school lunch account balances as part of their No Negative Balances campaign raising awareness of the issue for the communities they serve. In addition, tellers in each location collected funds from customers for the cause. Bloomer raised an additional $267.35, Durand $56, Eau Claire $15 and River Falls $74.83. For those interested in contributing to the cause, please contact a Security Financial Bank office in your community.
Charter Bank announced Chad Plath as Branch Manager of the Eau Claire office. Plath is responsible for the administration and daily operations, including sales, service, facilities management, and purchasing. Plath comes to Charter Bank with close to 20 years’ experience in the financial services. He started his career in the Twin Cities at Wells Fargo and Novation Credit Union. For the last eight years, he’s been at Royal Credit Union as the Branch Manager of the two Menomonie offices.
Plath received his associated degree in Sales and Management from St. Cloud Technical College.
Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Nicole Frederick Branch Manager of the Bay Street and Woodward Avenue offices in Chippewa Falls, WI. She is responsible for the overall operations in the branch and team member engagement. This includes ensuring that the branch meets financial, operational, and growth goals. In addition, Frederick will work with her teams to provide an exceptional experience for Royal Members and the Chippewa Falls community. Frederick joined Royal in October of 2015 and most recently served as a Member Account Representative. Prior to joining Royal she was a General Manager at Culvers. Frederick has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty announced a name change for its brokerage that better reflects its growing regional presence in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The brokerage now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices North Properties with aspirations to serve all of Minnesota and fortify its presence in Wisconsin. North Properties is a full-service real estate company also offering relocation and title services in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The brokerage operates 12 offices with more than 130 agents.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.