Business Briefs for March 4

Soupir joins local office of Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates

Devin Soupir has joined the Marshall financial practice of Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as an administrative assistant.

In this role, Soupir will support the practice with such as: assisting with preparing for client meetings, documenting client contacts, greeting clients upon arrival, and responding to client requests.

Soupir currently attends Southwest Minnesota State University majoring in finance, and is planning a career as a financial planner.

Kontz named to Prudential Advisors’ President Council

Jim Kontz, a financial professional in the Prudential Twin Cities Agency, was recently named a member of the Prudential Advisors’ President Council. This program, established in 2011, recognizes the achievement of top-performing financial professionals.

This affiliation reflects a commitment to helping clients achieve financial well-being by offering insurance and financial products that support their individual financial goals, whether estate planning strategies, business needs or retirement plans.

Johnson Memorial Health Services becomes Eden Registry Member

Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) in Dawson, became the latest Eden Registry Member on Feb. 12. The Eden Registry is an honor society and a supportive network of organizations committed to transforming care and improving the well-being of all involved in the care relationship.

“We embraced The Eden Alternative’s multi-phased process that provides practices and training strategies that help create a vibrant, life-affirming environment where each person matters and everyone has opportunities for growth, regardless of age or abilities,” said Amanda Redepenning, director of older adult services.

The Eden Alternative promotes the belief that the most effective care happens when there is a reciprocal partnership between the caregiver and the care receiver. Just as in a family, close relationships develop as the Elders and their care partners make decisions together, such as what and when to eat, how to spend their time together, as well as other choices pertaining to the rhythm of daily life.

JMHS’ new care center has 56 private rooms with private baths that give ultimate privacy to the people who live in that area. They also have guest suites for visitors to stay in. Being connected to the hospital and clinic for care needs and having an inside tunnel leading to the assisted living, gives way to opportunities for people to visit back and forth within their community.

“We will continue to progress through three additional Eden Alternative Path to Mastery Milestones that will deepen our integration of person-directed care practices,” said Redepenning. “It is something we all want for our loved ones and for ourselves.”