Physician assistant Steven Swartz recently joined the Radiology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Swartz earned a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, and a master’s degree in exercise physiology and physician assistant studies from The University of Iowa. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Chippewa Valley Technical College has introduced an Anatomage Table to the students from Fall Creek, Bloomer, Cornell and Altoona high schools who are enrolled in the CVTC Healthcare Academy classes. This table is the most technically advanced way to study human anatomy available. It’s the same technology being used at advanced medical schools around the world. This virtual reality dissection table allows students to look at the digestive system, the respiratory or cardiovascular system – any system in the body and turn it around to look at in different ways.
The $90,000 table was purchased with a grant to CVTC Foundation, Inc. from Rutledge Charities, Inc. in Chippewa Falls to support the expansion of high school academies. The academies provide opportunities for high school students to gain college credits through a cluster of classes on a particular subject and also provide the students with an industry-recognized certification. The CVTC credits also count toward high school graduation and count toward full programs at CVTC. In the Healthcare Academy, the students earn 14 credits and Certified Nursing Assistant credentials.
Nurse practitioner Annie McSharry recently joined the Spine & Neurological Surgery Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. McSharry earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She received a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois. McSharry has nine years of experience as a surgical registered nurse, most recently at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Speech and language therapist Carly Kjornes recently joined the Rehabilitation Services Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Kjornes earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Prevea Health has announced it now has a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Oludayo Sarumi, at the Prevea Arcadia Health Center. Dr. Oludayo Sarumi specializes in routine care for children and adolescents, preventive medicine, well-child visits and sick visits. She graduated medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; completed residency in pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York; and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Charter Bank has announced Ann Gonstead-Hartle as Compliance Officer. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations as well as internal policies and procedures, across all departments within the bank.
Gonstead-Hartle began her banking career over 18 years ago at American Bank, now known as Merchants Bank. She also served as a Manager at Wipfli, LLP providing financial regulatory compliance consulting for banks in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Most recently, Gonstead-Hartle worked as the Vice President of Compliance at CCF Bank. She has earned certifications from the Independent Community Bankers of America and the Institute of Certified Bankers.
Prevea Health announces Dr. Ken Johnson as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations for its Western Wisconsin service area. Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) in Springfield, Illinois.
Dr. Johnson will begin his role as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations for Prevea’s Western Wisconsin service area on May 20, 2019. Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University A&M; his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Medical School; and his Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois – Chicago, where he also completed his residency.
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