Jennifer Dalgarno, physician's assistant certified in family practice, joined the St. Joseph's Medical Center Crosslake Clinic staff.
Dalgarno cares for patients of all ages, including preventative care, acute illnesses, disease management and common family illnesses. Some of her specific areas of expertise include women's health and diabetes/hypertension care. As a mid-level provider, Dalgarno works closely with Dr. Joseph Moriarty. She is licensed to prescribe medication and order lab and radiology tests as needed. Dalgarno has more than eight years of experience as a physician's assistant. She attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion and completed residencies in South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota.
Boos inducted into hospitality hall of fame
NISSWA - Fred Boos of Grand View Lodge was inducted into the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony at the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association's fall conference at Grand View Lodge.
The award was presented as a surprise to Boos. Boos has been chairman of the Minnesota State Chamber of Commerce, spent time on the Minnesota Hotel Association board, the Minnesota Resort Association, the Minnesota Energy and Economic Authority, the Governor's Tourism Economic Recovery Commission. He is a past Minnesota Tourism Man of the Year and Resorter of the Year.
Boos started his resort career at Grand View Lodge in 1962 and Minnesota Hospitality he has been an industry mentor ever since.
Zilka named LF employee of the month
LITTLE FALLS - Gilbert Zilka, Little Falls, was named Employee of the Month for January by the Chamber of Commerce in Little Falls.
Zilka is a teller at Pine Country Bank. He has been employed at the bank for nearly nine years and has more than 25 years experience in the banking industry. In his employer's comments, Zilka was described as excelling in customer relations.
Gaalswyk joins Lakewood Health System
STAPLES - Ryan Gaalswyk joined Lakewood Health System, Staples, as the newest Rural Physician Associate Program student.
Originally from Duluth, Gaalswyk attends medical school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus. He plans to specialize in family practice and enjoys obstetrics, surgery and emergency care.
Good Samaritan Society announces change
The Good Samaritan Society announces an administrative change in its Brainerd locations.
Mike Deuth, current administrator for the Woodland Campus, will now serve as administrator for both main centers in Brainerd, Woodland and Bethany. The company reported this new consolidated opportunity will allow for a stronger, more efficient growth of joint efforts between centers, allowing Good Samaritan to continue its mission for caring for older adults and others in need.
Deuth has worked for the Good Samaritan Society for more than 23 years.
Lunch & Learn planned Jan. 21
LITTLE FALLS - The Chamber of Commerce in Little Falls will have its Lunch & Learn and Leadership LindyLand alumni gathering Jan. 21.
The topic is "Fueling Your Passion Continuing to Build Organizational Vitality in Trying Times," presented by Jean Mershon from Central Lakes College.
The lunch and learn presentation will be from noon 1:30 p.m. at the Initiative Foundation. Cost is $12 for Leadership LindyLand alumni and $14 for the general membership. For more information, go online to www.littlefallsmnchamber.com and click on the calendar of events, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the chamber at (320) 632-5155.
Food manager training planned at CLC
A Certified Food Manager course will meet 5-9 p.m. Jan. 13, 15, and 20 in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.
Certification is required in most Minnesota food establishments.The class meets with instructor Colette Pohlkamp.
Participants are trained and tested through the ServSafe Serving Safe Food Certification course. They will learn about potentially hazardous foods and safe food handling practices, the HACCP system of food safety, setting up standards and completion upon passing the required exam.
The course fee is $160.
Registration deadline is Jan. 6. For more information, call (800) 933-0346 extension 8142 or 855-8142.
LHS Foundation, physicians donate $10,000
STAPLES - The Lakewood Health System Foundation, on behalf of the physician team, recently donated a total of $10,000 to the Staples Motley Dollars for Scholars Program.
This donation to the Dollars for Scholars endowment will help continue to provide scholarships for Staples Motley graduates pursuing health-related medical careers.
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