Eau Claire Energy Cooperative announced the promotion of Monica Obrycki to the position of chief administrative officer. Since joining ECEC in January of 2013, Obryicki has been a member of the management team. This is a new position within the cooperative. Obrycki holds an associate’s degree from St. Cloud Technical College and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business administration through Lakeland University.
A new agreement between Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire facilitates credit transfers from CVTC to UW-Eau Claire, allowing CVTC graduates of the Nursing-Associate Degree program to complete their BSN degree with as few as 35 additional credits from UW-Eau Claire. With an associate degree in nursing from CVTC, a student can earn a registered nurse (RN) license by passing the board exam. While some transfer to UW-Eau Claire or another university to complete a BSN immediately, others begin working as nurses and complete their BSN part-time. The agreement specifies which CVTC courses a student should take to meet specific UW-Eau Claire requirements, combining online courses with on-campus courses. This includes not only nursing program classes, but many general education classes required as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Prevea Health is pleased to now offer Ideal Weigh at the Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center. Ideal Weigh is a medically-supervised weight loss program that includes a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in healthy proteins. Under the guidance of Prevea internal medicine physician, Dr. Victoria Vande Zande, the Ideal Weigh program uses Ideal Protein products; includes weekly weight checks, blood pressure, BMI and body measurement analysis; provides education to help you maintain results; and offers one-on-one personalized weight loss coaching.
Deepti Jacob, M.D., recently joined the Gastroenterology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Jacob completed medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed residencies in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She completed a fellowship in gastrointestinal motility at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Jacob is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board-eligible in gastroenterology. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and American Medical Association.
Nurse practitioner Maria Spadaro recently joined the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Spadaro received a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Towson University in Towson, Maryland and a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner in adult-gerontology acute care at the University of California-San Francisco. She completed an emergency medicine fellowship as a nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. She is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Emergency Nurses Association.
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