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Business briefs for April 18

April 18, 2011
Marshall Independent

Tony Doom Supply Co. announces new director of sales and marketing

Tony Doom Supply Company has announced that Peter Kurr has joined the company as southwest Minnesota sales person. Tony Doom Supply, a Marshall- based company for more than 30 years, sells promotional products, campaign supplies, office equipment and furniture.

John McCarthy, corporate president and a partner in the company, said, "We are excited about the addition of Peter Kurr who is a long time Marshall area resident and has more than 20 years of sales experience all across the United States."

OB/GYN to join Avera Medical Group Marshall

The Avera Medical Group in Marshall announces the addition of Dr. Heather Reber, obstetrician/gynecologist. She attended the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and completed her residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Reber is looking forward to joining the Marshall community.

"This feels like home," she said. "I like the organization's focus on mission and being part of a solid group while I develop my practice. I enjoy many aspects of being a physician, including obstetrics, oncology and educating women about health. It's especially rewarding to help bring new life into the world and being part of special moments in patients' lives." Reber is also a Twins fan and is looking forward to becoming a Minnesotan.

"We look forward to Dr. Reber joining us this summer," said Mary Maertens, CEO. "She will be an excellent addition to our growing Avera Medical Group. Having choices in OB/GYN services is important to people in the region."

The Avera Medical Group is a network of employed physicians working in their own practice, but having the resources of a health care system. Reber is the 21st member in the Avera Medical Group Marshall. Avera Marshall also employs specialists in General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Pediatrics.

Reber will join the Avera Medical Group in August. Her office will be located on the Avera Marshall campus.

MPCA commends Demuth, city of Ghent for excellence in wastewater operations

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently recognized Mark Demuth of Lynd and the city of Ghent for excellence in wastewater operations during 2010. For the 34th consecutive year, the MPCA commended the work of operators whose facilities were fully compliant with all discharge permit requirements during the previous calendar year.

At the 74th annual Wastewater Operations Conference on March 24, MPCA Commissioner Paul Aasen had high praise for the award recipients. "The wastewater professionals being honored today are true stewards of Minnesota's water," Aasen said. "Their hard work protects our rivers, lakes, and streams each and every day."

To be eligible for the award, facility operators were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or surveys and employ MPCA-certified operators. For a complete list of winners, visit www.pca.state.mn.us/enzqb31.

The annual Wastewater Operations Conference brings together wastewater operators from Minnesota for training and professional education. There are about 1,700 wastewater treatment facilities in Minnesota, including municipal, industrial and some privately-operated institutional facilities. The size of the community, institution or treatment plant was not a factor in awarding the certificates of excellence.

ACMC receives award

Amerinet, a healthcare group purchasing organization, has announced the winners of its third annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. Amerinet grants these honors yearly in recognition of member excellence for commitment to the reduction of healthcare costs and improvements in the quality of patient care delivery. Sixteen outstanding members were selected for creating and implementing cutting-edge advances in operational efficiencies during 2010.

Affiliated Community Medical Centers, a multi-specialty healthcare network of 11 clinics in West Central and Southwest Minnesota, was recognized in the area of supply chain/data management/supply cost efficiencies.

The Healthcare Achievement Awards offer an opportunity for Amerinet to underscore acute and non-acute care member facilities that met the highest standard of excellence addressing a value-of-care mission. All entries received were carefully evaluated by a panel of expert judges and Amerinet was extremely impressed with the quality of all the projects our members thoughtfully shared. Two representatives from each of the chosen member facilities will receive a complimentary trip to the Amerinet Member Conference May 912 in Orlando, Fla.

A full list of honorees can be found on the Amerinet website: www.amerinet-gpo.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/Pages/20110412_Amerinet-Healthcare-AchievementAwards.aspx

 
 

 

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