The Eau Claire YMCA announced that it is receiving a gift of a new eight-court tennis center from Menards. It’s proposed that this new facility will be constructed on land currently owned by the Eau Claire YMCA just west of the entrance to Carson Park on Menomonie Street. The gift would replace the current five-court LE Phillips Tennis Center on Moore Street that opened in 1972 and become known as the Menard Family YMCA Tennis Center. Before construction may begin, a final site plan needs to be developed and approved by the City Council. If all goes as planned, construction could potentially begin in Spring, 2016 with a targeted completion date of Fall, 2016.
Nurse practitioner Kelly Meinen recently joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Meinen earned her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she also received intensivist training at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Meinen is certified in adult-gerontology acute care. Hospitalists provide continuity of care for patients. Because they are located in the hospital, they are available to follow up on tests, procedures and treatments throughout a patient’s stay, and for discussion with patients and families. As a result, problems can be detected earlier, and complex medical issues can be managed better.
April Anderson was promoted to principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA). For more than nine years, Anderson has worked exclusively with governmental entities providing annual external audits, budget assistance and other consulting services. She has extensive experience performing single audits required by the state and federal governments. Anderson also has significant experience advising executive level management and audit committees on compliance, risk and controls.
In addition, CLA announced the hiring of Eric Winkler as a senior in the tax department, Knue Thor as a seasonal tax preparer and Lauren Bogumill as an audit intern.
The Chippewa Valley Fundraising Professionals will host its 21st Annual Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. Several area philanthropists will be honored with the distinguished Outstanding Philanthropist Award including Jeff and Patti Darley from Chippewa County, Marilyn Fanetti from Dunn County, and Mel and Leann Breed from Eau Claire County. Also being honored is an area youth, Daniel Ivankovic, with the Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Award. Two area fundraising professionals, Aliesha Crowe, executive director of CVTC Foundation, Inc., and Sue Bornick, executive director at the Eau Claire Community Foundation, will be awarded the 2015 Bert Swanson Memorial Scholarship recipients.
Joan Coffman, president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, has been selected by the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Nominating Committee to serve on the WHA Board of Directors for a three-year term starting January 1, 2016. She is currently a member of the WHA Council on Public Policy and is president of the WHA West Central Region and serves as a board alternate for that region. Coffman joined HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital as chief operating officer in 2008 and became president and CEO in 2010.
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