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Taking Stock: Construction, dairy farming, health, services

11:16 PM, Apr. 20, 2013  |  Comments
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Construction

? Architect Steve Chizzo and project superintendents Kevin Cole and Travis Gibbs recently completed their Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association construction recertification.

Ellis Stone Construction Co. has 17 employees - architects, project managers and superintendents - certified by WHEA. This certification means the Ellis team is committed to staying current on construction techniques and requirements for the health care industry.

Ellis Stone Construction, with offices in Stevens Point, has been a recognized name in construction services in central Wisconsin for more than 80 years.

Dairy farming

? Foremost Farms USA received Best of Class awards in three categories during the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held March 13 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Third-place finishes were realized in two other categories. The plant in Marshfield earned a third place for cheddar, aged one to two years.

Foremost Farms USA, based in Baraboo, is a farmer-owned milk processing and marketing cooperative with annual sales of $1.6 billion.

The nation's eighth-largest cooperative and No. 21 in annual sales among the Top 100 U.S. dairy processors, Foremost Farms is a leading manufacturer and marketer of cheese, specialty whey ingredients, butter and bulk fluid milk to customers around the world.

Health

? Cathy Winters has been nominated by Gov. Scott Walker to serve on the State Pharmacy Examining Board. Winters lives in Wausau and works for Young's Long Term Care Pharmacy. The appointment, which is subject to Senate confirmation, is slated to begin July 1.

Winters currently is serving on the board of directors for the state's Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority. HIRSP provides health insurance to individuals who have been turned down for insurance because of their health history. HIRSP will be terminated at the end of this year as part of the transition to new structures mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act.

? Primrose of Wausau has two employees selected for companywide recognition. Emma Fierek was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to further her career in health care, and Deb Meisel was chosen as Employee of the Year.

Primrose Retirement Communities has 30 locations in 14 states.

? The Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care Joint Heart Care program named two new leaders. Dr. Richard Reinhart is the new heart service line medical director, and John Beauchamp now will serve as the heart service line administrator for the joint program. They'll work together to support a team of specialists dedicated to providing high-quality heart care for patients.

Reinhart has practiced in north central Wisconsin for more than 22 years as a cardiologist, and has treated patients in Marshfield, Wausau, Weston, Minocqua and Rhinelander.

Beauchamp has been the operations manager for cardiology at Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Center since 1994. He has provided guidance to cardiology managers throughout the Clinic system, serving as the Clinic's heart services horizontal coordinator.

Dr. Jason Potocki has joined the Orthopedics staff at Marshfield Clinic Weston Center. Potocki is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He sees patients with back and neck problems, including herniated discs, fractures, spinal stenosis and scoliosis.

Heather Landwehr, a certified physician assistant, has joined the dermatology staff at the Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center. She provides care to patients dealing with a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, warts and psoriasis. Landwehr also performs skin cancer checks and office-based dermatology procedures.

? Prentice Therapy & Fitness, an entity of Memorial Health Center, an Aspirus partner, recently welcomed Janie Grunwald, PTA, to its team as a physical therapist assistant. She specializes in orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation, manual therapy and more.

Grunwald previously worked as an occupational health and wellness coordinator at Memorial Health Center. Her position is a new and welcomed position to Prentice Therapy & Fitness as the center has become a much-visited place to rehab. She joins Jon Rahmer, PT, in helping the patients in Prentice and surrounding communities.

Services

The 10 volunteer units that make up the United States Power Squadrons in Minnesota and Wisconsin marked the beginning of the organization's 100th year as "America's No. 1 boating club" by installing Prior Lake resident Marie Coons as its district commander March 23. Coons will lead the work of the local volunteer units that provide skills training, community service and fellowship events to the boating public in Minnetonka, St. Paul, Red Wing and Duluth in Minnesota and Milwaukee, Green Bay, Door County, Oshkosh, Madison and Wausau in Wisconsin.

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