Richard A. Helmers, M.D., has been named regional vice president, Mayo Clinic Health System northwest Wisconsin. Helmers will be the physician leader for Mayo Clinic’s community practice in northwest Wisconsin, a region that includes five hospitals and 12 clinics. He succeeds Randall Linton, M.D., who has served in the role of president and CEO for the past 15 years. Linton will retire this spring after 36 years of service with Mayo Clinic Health System. In his new role, Helmers will provide organizational leadership, direction and be responsible for the overall performance of northwest Wisconsin operations, including outcomes, safety, service and financial performance.
Richard Yoon, M.D., recently joined the Occupational Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Yoon earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and liberal studies at the University of Delaware in Newark and completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yoon is completing his master’s degree in public health from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, where he previously completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Yoon worked as the medical director of RWJ Barnabas Health Corporate Care in Toms River, New Jersey.
The law firm of Weld Riley, S.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Jerilyn Jacobs has joined the firm as a shareholder. Prior to joining Weld Riley, S.C., Jerilyn practiced in the Milwaukee area for almost two decades. She specializes in litigation on behalf of employers in employment and labor-related matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, non-competition, and violations of collective bargaining agreements. She defends employers before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in Wisconsin state court, and in federal courts in multiple jurisdictions within the Seventh Circuit. She also defends plan administrators, insurers, and employers in ERISA federal court litigation. Jacobs received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1992, where she majored in English and journalism and minored in political science. She was a staff writer for The Daily Trojan. She earned her juris doctorate from Cornell Law School in 1998, where she served as note editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Mechanical Design will be making a comeback at Chippewa Valley Technical College in August 2017 at both the Eau Claire and River Falls campuses after approval for the program came from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board at its Jan. 24 meeting. The board also approved Mold Making Apprentice and Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice. With components of CVTC’s Machine Tooling Technics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs, Mechanical Design focuses on the design of parts used in production in a mechanical setting. Students will learn computer-assisted design (CAD) and programs widely used in industry like SolidWorks. Available jobs include mechanical drafting and commercial or industrial designer.
Prevea Health is welcomed Dr. Matthew Tomcik to its family of care in the Chippewa Valley. As a family medicine physician, Tomcik provides routine care for children and adults of all ages and in all stages of life. He sees patients at the Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center. Tomcik is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He graduated from medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Indiana.
Prevea Health also welcomed Kristin Rubenzer, APNP, FNP-BC, to provide family medicine care at the Prevea Menomonie Health Center. Rubenzer is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a certified medical examiner from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She earned a master of science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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