To address the nationwide shortage of mental health care providers, the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program in Rochester, Minnesota, will expand to include Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The Psychiatry Residency Program is a part of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, one of the largest and most established graduate medical education programs for residents and fellows in the nation. Up to two additional psychiatry residents per training year will be available to see patients in northwest Wisconsin due to the expansion of Mayo Clinic’s residency program. Within a few years, the program expansion could add as many as eight practicing clinicians to the Eau Claire practice at one time. A resident physician is one who has received a medical degree and is furthering his or her training in a specialty, such as psychiatry. He or she sees patients while under the guidance of experienced physician faculty members, providing unparalleled learning experiences to transform health care for patients. Psychiatry residents will begin training in Eau Claire in 2020.
Heidi Carter recently joined Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire as a certified nurse-midwife. Carter earned a master’s degree in the Certified Nurse-midwife Program at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden Kentucky. She has worked in nursing since 2006. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care. Carter’s professional interests include providing individualized health care to women, paying attention to their cultural, familial and social needs, with a particular interest in the LGBTQ population.
The Eau Claire Express Employment Professionals territory named Nicole Kauphusman as territory general manager. In this position, Kauphusman will partner with clients and business professionals to build relationships and help create and implement workforce solutions. Kauphusman is dedicated to providing excellent service and creative solutions in the Eau Claire Market. She previously managed the Winona, MN Express Employment Professionals office. Before joining Express, Kauphusman worked as a human resource business partner for Inland/In*Tech for a few years in La Crosse. She was in the staffing industry prior to working at Inland/In*Tech.
Prevea Health now offers midwifery care in four locations throughout Western Wisconsin: HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, the Prevea Hamilton Health Center in Eau Claire, the Prevea Mondovi Health Center in Mondovi, and now, the Prevea Menomonie Health Center in Menomonie. Prevea Midwifery Care is provided by certified nurse-midwives, Annie Bailey and Karen Johnson, who joined Prevea Health in April.