UW-Eau Claire continues to be ranked among the top five public regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. It is the 24th consecutive year that U.S. News has named UW-Eau Claire a top Midwestern public university. U.S. News & World Report ranks UW-Eau Claire fifth among the top regional public universities in the Midwest and 38th among all private and public institutions in the region. Every year since 1995, U.S. News has ranked UW-Eau Claire sixth or higher among the top public institutions in the Midwest and in the top third of all public and private Midwestern regional universities.
Sarah Jochom, a registered nurse in HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s Critical Care Department, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. Jochom, who has served at the hospital for 17 years, was nominated by the husband of one of her patients. This marked the first time the DAISY Award has been given at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will celebrate their first DAISY Award winner in the upcoming year. To nominate a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital, visit https://www.sacredhearteauclaire.org/ContactUs/Daisy-Award-Nurse-Nomination. To nominate at registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, visit https://www.stjoeschipfalls.org/Contact/Daisy-Award-Nurse-Nomination.
Melissa Nissen, M.D., recently joined the Urology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Nissen received a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. She completed a residency in urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Wauwatosa. Nissen is board-eligible in urology. Her professional interests include endourology, general medical urology, male sexual/erectile dysfunction and robotic surgery. She is a member of the American Urological Association.
Zachary Merten, M.D., recently joined the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Merten completed medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth and Minneapolis. He completed a residency in family medicine at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota. Merten is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. His professional interests include caring for entire family units, education, office-based procedures and preventive care.
Visit Eau Claire has a new look and it captures the personality of a community known for its independent spirit, creative culture, penchant for originality and inspiring natural resources. The new brand, with colorful original type treatment and iconography as well as memorable turns of phrases, was officially launched on Visit Eau Claire’s website and social media channels. It also will be displayed prominently in signage, merchandise and printed materials at the new visitor center set to open on Oct. 26 on the first floor of Pablo Center at the Confluence.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.