Consolidated Telecommunications Co. announced that Michael Moroni has joined the company as an account executive.
Moroni has seven years of experience in the industry with his previous employment at Access Plus (a subsidiary of Crow Wing Power) and Radio Shack. Moroni is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica with his bachelor's degree in marketing and a minor in management. Moroni also has achieved his Power Limited Technician license.
Johnson joins St. Joseph's Nutrition Services
Thomas Johnson, executive chef, joined the St. Joseph's Medical Center food service team in Brainerd.
Johnson will be leading the culinary staff in the SJMC foodservice department and will focus on menu development and kitchen efficiency.
Johnson has 20 years of experience at the executive chef level. He worked at many local restaurants as well as restaurants and hotels in the Twin Cities market. Before transferring to the Culinary Arts program at Hennepin Technical Center, he studied hotel restaurant management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The River Room cafeteria at St. Joseph's Medical Center is open to the public. The cafeteria serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Lakewood adds minimally invasive sinus surgery
STAPLES - Lakewood Health System announces a new, recently FDA approved minimally invasive sinus procedure coined FinESS, which in many cases can replace the invasive alternative of traditional sinus surgery.
Lakewood Health System visiting specialist Dr. Ted Truitt from the St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat clinic co-founded and developed the procedure.
In traditional sinus surgery, bone and tissue are removed, which can unfortunately lead to considerable post-operative pain and nasal packing to control bleeding. The traditional surgery is performed under general anesthesia with a typical recovery time of several days to weeks.
Through the FinESS procedure at Lakewood Health System, a small device directly accesses the sinus and a tiny endoscope is used to visualize the sinus opening. A small balloon catheter is inserted into the sinus drainage pathway and expanded. This remodels the area in and around the sinuses, resulting in multiple benefits for the patient.
Rutman achieves board certification
Dr. Peggy Rutman successfully completed recertification, the American Board of Family Medicine announced.
Rutman practiced at Lake Region Clinic and Brainerd Medical Center from 1982 to 2005. She is employed by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe at Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic.
Smith joins Edgewood Dental
BAXTER - Dr. Atty D. Smith joined Edgewood Dental, Baxter, in March.
Smith graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in biology. The Brainerd High School graduate continued her training graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006 with a doctor of dental surgery degree. She received the Dinh Quan Award for emergency endodontics. She was previously practicing in Park Rapids.
Fall conference planned at Grand View
NISSWA - The Minnesota Resort and Campground Association's 2008 fall conference and Expo is planned Oct. 19-21 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
The conference themed the "Grand Minnesota Tradition: Alive and Well," will offer seminars covering issues that are crucial to the resort and campground industry.
The conference features resort and campground tours, the announcement of the resorter of the year, the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame resort inductee, the annual polar plunge, exhibits, the association's annual meeting, a hypnotist and networking. Friends of tourism awards are to be presented to two key legislators on Tuesday.
There will be a Vision 2020 exercise by Explore Minnesota Tourism Director John Edman as the office works to create a vision for Minnesota's tourism industry.
Seminars will provide insight into sustainable energy solutions, marketing techniques, shoreland management, aquatic vegetation, resort conversion, public relations, human resources, technology and regulations. The MRCA old timers panel in which past resort and campground owners and operators discuss what they wish they'd known at the beginning.
More than 40 vendors are expected.
For more information, go online to www.hospitalitymn.org or call Ashley Folsom at (651) 778-2400 or e-mail email@example.com.
CHOW planned Wednesday in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE - The Brainerd Lakes Chamber's lunch networking event CHOW is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Tax & Accounting Service, 34076 County Road 3, Crosslake.
Cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $7 at the door.
CRMC participates in stroke care program
CROSBY - Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is participating in the American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM-Stroke program.
The goal of the program is to improve the overall quality of care for stroke patients by improving acute stroke treatment and preventing future strokes and cardiovascular events.
As a GWTG-Stroke participating hospital, CRMC is encouraged to develop a comprehensive system for providing rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke when patients are admitted to the emergency department. CRMC also is increasing its efforts to prevent secondary strokes through the aggressive use of medications. Other methods include the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atherosclerosis and management of smoking cessation, weight, exercise, diabetes and cholesterol.
Crow Wing Power announces award
Crow Wing Power is seeking applications for the fifth annual Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes businesses, nonprofit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community.
Anyone who has helped made the area a better place to live and work is eligible for the award. Organizations do not have to be a member of the cooperative, but must have served a community need within the service boundaries of Crow Wing Power in Cass, Crow Wing or Morrison counties. The recognition comes with a $500 cash prize to be donated to a community service project of choice.
Community members may nominate a group, association or business by completing an application form, available at Crow Wing Power or online at www.cwpower.com. Questions may be directed to Char Kinzer or Jolene Jensen at 829-2827. The application will require a description of the project, program or event and the positive impact it brought to the community. Completed applications must be received at Crow Wing Power's office by Oct. 31.
This year's award recipient will be announced in early November and will contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy Community Award, which has a cash prize of $1,000. The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Cooperative Energy Forum in February 2009. Last year the Pine River/Backus Family Center received the statewide award.
Three OSHA-related workshops planned at CLC
The Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd will host three OSHA-related workshops taught by Joe Casey in mid-October.
The workshops are: Competent Person Trenching, Excavating, and Confined Space, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14, $80. Register by Oct. 7; OSHA Construction Safety Overview, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 15, $64. Register by Oct. 8; OSHA Record-Keeping, from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15, $64. Register by Oct. 8.
For more information, call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142 or 855-8142.
Lions donate to PAMDA
Hackensack Lions donated $2,500 to the Pines Area Medical Development Association group, responsible for bringing the medical clinic to Hackensack.
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