Dove Healthcare – South Eau Claire on Mall Drive announced Registered Nurse Darcy Laramy as their new director of nursing, responsible for leading the nursing department and helping to advance quality and clinical outcomes. Laramy has worked in long-term and post-acute care for the past 14 years and her breadth of roles and experiences include nurse case manager, MDS coordinator, assistant director of nursing, infection preventionist, staff development coordinator and director of nursing. She also has participated and served on various nursing committees.
Wendel, a nationally recognized design, construction and energy services company (ESCO), announced the addition of Romaine Anderson as Healthcare Development liaison. He will work out of Wendel’s office in Eau Claire. In his role, Anderson will focus on hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Midwest. Anderson brings decades of experience in the quality assurance of healthcare facilities design and construction to Wendel. He will be an integral part of the project team from start to end, from initial contact to planning to design quality. He will also be involved in code reviews and construction inspections. Previously, Anderson spent nearly 20 years working with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a plan reviewer and life safety surveyor for CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.
WNB Holding Company, the holding company for WNB Financial, recently announced it has reached an agreement to purchase First State Bank of Wabasha (FSB) and its office in Kellogg. The purchase, which is expected to be completed in third or fourth quarter 2018, is contingent upon normal regulatory approval. Upon completion of the sale, both FSB offices will become offices of WNB Financial. Until regulatory approval is received, customers of First State Bank of Wabasha will not be affected. After the purchase is completed, WNB Financial will communicate directly with affected customers about the transition. Founded in 1874, WNB Financial has offices in Winona, Eau Claire and Holmen, Wis.
Manjunatha, M.D., recently joined the Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Manjunatha earned his medical degree at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India. He completed pediatric residencies at Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore, India; the Royal College of Pediatrics in London; and Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Manjunatha is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He also is certified in neonatal resuscitation and pediatric advanced life support.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award — the highest award possible. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. This is the second year in a row Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire has received this distinction. The award was earned by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a period of two years.
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