Olympic team doctor to talk at sports medicine event
BREEZY POINT - An orthopedic surgeon, one of six U.S. Olympic swim team physicians, will speak at the Lakeside Sports Medicine Conference June 4-5 at Breezy Point Resort.
St. Joseph's Medical Center, an affiliate of the Brainerd Lakes Health system, and Northern Orthopedics will present the first Lakeside Sports Medicine Conference titled "The Athlete Through the Ages."
The Lakeside Sports Medicine Conference is targeted to physical therapists, sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers, nurses and physicians. Keynote speaker is Dr. Amy Stromwall, an orthopedic surgeon from Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis. Stromwall is one of six team physicians for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Stromwall's presentation is titled, "A Day in the Life of a Team Physician for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team."
The conference also includes 14 faculty members, including physicians, surgeons, physical therapists and health care professionals who will be presenting topics that cover special treatment needs for athletes at various lifestages, including the adolescent athlete, weekend warrior, obstetric athletes, and the aging athlete. Courses will cover core strength and its role in injury prevention, injuries of the shoulder, knee, back and ankle, and musculotendon issues of the biceps, achilles and hamstring.
For more information, call the Education Department at St. Joseph's Medical Center at 828-7414.
Horse event planned May 2
The Spirit of the Horse Gala is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 at Spirit Horse Center south of Brainerd.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Gala will feature a wide variety of activities, including a tack swap and vendor booths. But the primary focus of the event involves pampering, rehabilitating and connecting with your horse using methods and services that are also essential in training and behavior management. Some of these methods and services will be demonstrated throughout the event.
In addition to the demonstrations, the Friends of Spirit Horse Center will host a tack swap. Vendors will be on hand as well, selling items like jewelry, artwork, crystals, essential oils, healing techniques, dance movement for horses and humans.
LAHRA meeting planned May 14
BAXTER - Lakes Area Human Resources Association will host a meeting 11:30 a.m. May 14 at Bonanza restaurant in Baxter.
Carol Russell from Russell Herder will speak about social network recruiting and provide training of how to recruit candidates using LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace. The cost for non-LAHRA members to attend this program is $15. RSVP is requested to Christina.Landree@prostaff.com.
Pine River Chamber banquet planned Monday
PINE RIVER - The Pine River Chamber annual banquet and awards dinner begins with a 6 p.m. social hour Monday and a dinner at 7 p.m. at the Pine River American Legion.
The Pine River Chamber Distiguished Service Award winner for 2009 will be honored.
Steele joins SJMC in Lakeland Psychiatry
St. Joseph's Medical Center, an affiliate of the Brainerd Lakes Health system, announced Theresa Steele, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, will join Lakeland Psychiatry Clinic at SJMC.
She will begin seeing outpatients in May. She recently worked at the Baxter Community Behavioral Health Hospital as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center in the Community Transition Support Services. She has been working in the Grace Unit at SJMC since July 2008.
Steele has a nurse practitioner certification in adult mental health, a master's degree as an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner and a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Scholastica and an associate's degree and associate of science degree from Central Lakes College.
LAHRA announces internship program
The Lakes Area Human Resources Association announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind internship program.
This HR internship provides an opportunity for students to experience the practical applications of human resources to supplement their classroom learning. The following employers have been selected to participate in the program; ProStaff, Consolidated Telecommunications Co.,Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Lakeland Mold, Brainerd Health Systems, Deerwood Bank and Grand View Lodge. This unique internship model allows a student to be placed with three or four employers for a period of three to four weeks with each employer.
LAHRA is accepting intern applications from colleges with Human Resources and Business Management programs. Applications and questions about this program may be submitted to Christina Landree at 825-0434 or e-mail Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org or Amie Anderson at email@example.com or call 855-8006.
Hills joins Riverwood as HR director
AITKIN - Cindi Hills, an Aitkin native, joined Riverwood Healthcare Center as human resources director.
She serves on Riverwood's administrative management team and oversees a workforce of nearly 400 employees for the hospital and three clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor.
Hills most recently worked as human resources manager for Aitkin County for the past nine years. Previously, Hills served in several supervisory roles at Universal Pensions Inc.
Hills became one of the first students in a new law degree program designed for people working full time outside the Twin Cities area at Hamline University School of Law. For four years, Hills attended classes on weekends, completing her law degree in 2005. She has assisted her father, an attorney in Montana, with representing clients for bankruptcy proceedings and done additional part-time legal work locally.
After graduating from Aitkin High School, Hills attended Brainerd Community College, then completed a bachelor's degree in applied psychology at St. Cloud State University in 1995.
New clinic and outpatient services manager joins Riverwood
AITKIN - Riverwood Healthcare has added Barbara Fulton as clinic and outpatient services manager.
Fulton will oversee operations and management of Riverwood's clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor and the Specialty clinic, as well as outpatient services such as diabetes education and wound, ostomy, continence and foot care.
She will partner with Dr. Mark Heggem, medical director, on health care provider relations and coordinating medical services to patients.
Much of Fulton's health care career has focused on rehabilitation services, and she most recently served as director for acute and post-acute rehabilitation programs, along with oversight of eight other programs and several hundred employees at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System.
Previously, she worked at Miller-Dwan Medical Center for 25 years in a number of positions, including serving as a director of rehabilitation, a burn center and assisted living services and as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.
Fulton also has nearly 20 years of experience conducting accreditation surveys and doing consulting in a variety of medical rehabilitation specialties. She has a master's degree in nursing and management from the College of St. Scholastica and has taught courses as a member of the adjunct faculty in the RN to BA/MA nursing program.
Fulton and husband Gene live in Cloquet and operate a sporting goods store called Outdoor Advantage.
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