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Business briefs for Sept. 4

September 4, 2012
Marshall Independent

Brownlee completes Google certification

Darrin Brownlee, owner of Versatile Solutions, Inc., a software and business solution provider, has successfully completed the certification process to be officially recognized as a Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist.

Brownlee works with businesses, non-profits and educational organizations to provide solutions in software development, business efficiency and cloud computing. He also provides training for various software applications to fit their business or organizational needs.

General surgeon to join Avera Medical Group Marshall

The Avera Medical Group in Marshall announces the addition of Dr. Traci Kruse, general surgeon. She attended the School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and completed her residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Kruse grew up on a farm near Ipswich, S.D., and is looking forward to joining the Marshall community.

"Coming from a small town myself, I understand the unique needs of a community like Marshall," she said. "I'm excited to be joining the team at Avera Marshall in providing excellent care to people in the region. And I appreciate the depth of resources Avera offers to support me in caring for my patients."

Kruse will join Dr. Michael Schneider in September as a full-time general surgeon with the Avera Medical Group. Her office will be located on the Avera Marshall campus.

ACMC physicians on 100 most influential health care leaders list

Every four years, Minnesota Physician Publishing compiles a list of the "100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in Minnesota." Readers are invited to nominate colleagues whose outstanding work in health care might be acknowledged in this special issue.

Affiliated Community Medical Centers announces that two physicians were honored in the August 2012 edition of this list: ACMC President and CEO and Willmar Family Medicine physician, Ronald L. Holmgren, M.D., and ACMC Granite Falls Family Medicine physician; co-founder and program director of CALS program, Darrell L. Carter, M.D.

Drs. Carter and Holmgren, along with the others profiled in this list, were chosen because they exemplified the spirit of inspiration and leadership. The leaders selected represent a cross section of the breadth and depth of Minnesota's health care delivery system, from clinical care to health care policy, research and management.



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