Royal Credit Union was named a recipient of the 2014 Gold Million Dollar Lender Award, which is presented each year to lenders who have partnered with, and made a significant contribution to, supporting Wisconsin rural residents looking to become homeowners through the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program. In fiscal year 2014, Royal Credit Union utilized $4 million of GRH program funds by financing home purchases to help moderate income families in Wisconsin. Nearly 3,300 families across Wisconsin were able to purchase a home last year through the GRH loan program, totaling nearly $414.6 million. The Million Dollar Lender Award is given at three levels Silver, Gold and Platinum, based on the total amount of funding utilized by the lender. Silver level disbursed more than $1 million, Gold level disbursed more than $2 million and Platinum level disbursed more than $5 million during the past year.
Royal Credit Union (RCU) also recently received the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) 2015 Community Credit Union of the Year Award. RCU was named the 1st place winner in the more than $250M in assets category. The award recognizes credit unions that embody credit union ideals, get involved in their community and meet the needs of their own diverse member-bases. Each credit union applicant is judged on three criteria: Member Impact, Community Impact and Financial Impact.
Marco was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2015 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in Fortune magazine. Ranked #14, this is the second consecutive year Marco has received this honor. Divided into two categories, Small (25-250 employees) and Medium (251-999 employees), the list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past 11 years.
Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (NasdaqGM: CZWI) (the "Company"), parent company of Citizens Community Federal N.A. (the “Bank”), has entered into a purchase agreement with Central Bank of Golden Valley, Minnesota, to purchase certain assets from, and assume all deposit liabilities of Central Bank’s Rice Lake and Barron branch banking operations pending regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to be finalized in our second fiscal quarter of 2016.
Terri Nordin, M.D., has been named director of the new Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in northwest Wisconsin. Nordin will lead the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program planned to open in July 2017 with the first class graduating in 2020. She will work with other Mayo Clinic physicians and staff in and around Eau Claire to recruit and train high-caliber residents. During the course of their three-year training, the physician residents will see patients at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire, as well as in rural sites in the Barron, Bloomer, Menomonie and Osseo areas. Mayo Clinic also is collaborating with HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Marshfield Clinic for residents to receive training at their facilities. Nordin received her bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science studies from Iowa State University in Ames. She earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, where she also completed a research fellowship. She completed her family medicine residency and clinical fellowship in maternity care and served as an assistant professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Starting in December, patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will have another option for removing cataracts — a laser. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery provides precise and bladeless corneal incisions, reducing possible flap complications associated with traditional cataract surgery, as well as a more reliable result from the procedure. Traditionally, surgeons manually perform the corneal incision and then remove the old lens, replacing it with a new one. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is the first Mayo Clinic site in the nation to offer femtosecond laser services.
Physician Assistant Aimee Nelson recently joined the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo in New York. She received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She is certified in emergency medicine and as an emergency medical technician. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, emergency medical services and pre-hospital care.
Three HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital colleagues have recently earned advanced certifications: Mary Enerson, RN, and Andrea Falkner, RN, both in the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation department, recently earned their Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) accreditation. The CRRN accreditation is certified by the American Board of Nursing Specialties. Nurses who achieve this credential demonstrate knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence in comprehensive care for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses in all specialties and settings of rehabilitation. Tracy Mateus, RN, in the hospital’s surgical services department, recently earned her CNOR accreditation. CNOR certification is the documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before, during and after surgery. Nurses who attain this certification demonstrate their dedication to providing excellence in perioperative care.
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