Dr. Julie A. Furst-Bowe, who served as provost and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stout from 2005-2012, will begin her new post as vice president of instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College beginning Aug. 17. Furst-Bowe, who grew up in Chippewa Falls, was most recently chancellor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), where she served for three years. At UW-Stout, Furst-Bowe played a major role in efforts that resulted in the university becoming the first and only university to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that provides the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can achieve. She now serves on the Board of Overseers for the Malcom Baldrige Award. At SIUE, Furst-Bowe led a university with nearly 14,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members located in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital announced its name change to HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation to better reflect their role as the philanthropic arm for HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. As the Friends, HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation has been serving the Eau Claire community for nearly three decades, providing the community a local avenue for community giving and volunteering to ensure the best health care possible for Eau Claire and the entire Chippewa Valley region. The HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation is an integral part of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, which supports 14 HSHS hospitals throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, and assures that all funds raised in the Eau Claire area stay local and are appropriately administered to provide the greatest impact for our community.
The Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association announced the People’s Choice award winners for the 2015 Parade of Homes, selected by Parade goers:
Hammad Hussain, M.D., recently joined Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire as an endocrinologist. Hussain earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internship and residency at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed fellowships in geriatric medicine at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, and endocrinology and metabolism at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City. Before joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Hussain worked for Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, Illinois, and also served as clinical assistant professor of endocrinology at Southern Illinois University in Springfield.
Kwesi Amoah, M.D., a hospitalist, recently joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. A hospitalist is a physician who is dedicated full time to taking care of patients admitted to the hospital. Amoah earned his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, and completed his postgraduate training at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Amoah served as a physician for the National Diabetes Management and Research Centre in Ghana. He is an associate member of the American College of Physicians, and his special interests include hospital and intensive care medicine.
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