Steve Reusser, PE, has joined Ayres Associates as senior process engineer, bringing many years of experience in wastewater and water engineering and plant operation and management, most recently with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. In Ayres’ Eau Claire office, he will provide water and wastewater treatment design services as well as operational assistance to communities throughout the Midwest. Educated at Oklahoma State University, Reusser holds a master’s degree in bioenvironmental engineering and a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Advanced Certified Wastewater Operator.
Charter Bank has earned the highest 5-star rating for the most recent quarter from BauerFinancial, Inc. In fact, Charter Bank has been recommended (either 5-Star or 4-Star) by Bauer for 99 consecutive quarters. “A 5-Star rating indicates that Charter Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more. Earning Bauer’s recommendation proves that Charter Bank is getting it right,” expressed Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm.
Brent Skiba has joined HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals as director of facilities for both hospitals. Skiba will lead the activities of the two hospitals’ facilities management departments, which includes facility operations, grounds maintenance and construction projects, along with regulatory compliance for those areas. Skiba most recently served as director of campus services for Marian University in Fond du Lac. In previous roles, Skiba has served in facilities positions at Community Health Network in Berlin, Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Ripon Medical Center in Ripon and at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Hospital accreditation and Home Care accreditation. Both accreditations – for the hospital and for the hospital’s home health and hospice services – were awarded for a three-year period. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
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