Taking Stock

5:59 PM, May 4, 2013  |  Comments
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? Several Ministry Health Care facilities have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital in Weston has received the recognition each year since 2007, and Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill received the honor for the sixth time.

A total of six Ministry Health Care facilities earned the QRCR designation as well. They are Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield; Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point; Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital, Rhinelander; and Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital is an all-digital provider of care offering a wide range of primary and specialty services as an anchor of the Weston Regional Medical Center.

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital that provides primary and specialty health care services to Merrill and rural Lincoln County.

Ministry Health Care is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system.

? Wisconsin Medical Society members elected Dr. Richard A. Dart of Marshfield as president-elect during the society's annual meeting in Madison. Dr. Dart will succeed Dr. Timothy McAvoy in April 2014. Until then, he will serve on the board of directors and the board's executive committee.

? Memorial Medical Center has announced the addition of Dr. Robert Anthony to its staff.

He is a board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician with more than 20 years of medical expertise. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed both his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.

His last position was in private practice with Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill.

? John Kelly has assumed his duties as chief marketing officer at Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc.

Kelly joins Security Health Plan from Marshfield Clinic, where he was a district administrator since September 2005. Prior to that, he was senior vice president at Gunderson Lutheran Health Systems in La Crosse.

Kelly will direct sales, market research, product development communications and advertising activities within Security Health Plan. He'll be accountable for development and implementation of the strategies to achieve membership goals.

A Minnesota native, Kelly received his bachelor's degree in psychology, health and society from the University of Rochester. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

? Susan and John Twiggs of Marshfield attended a 100-hour yoga training course titled "Yoga: The Art and Science of Generating Transformation" at the Nosara Yoga Institute from March 31 to April 13 in Nosara, Costa Rica.

John now has 600 hours toward his 1,000-hour professional leadership level certification, and Sue has 300 hours toward her 500-hour professional level certification through the institute.


? Auto-Owners Insurance has announced Greater Insurance Services of Marshfield has been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Wisconsin for 2012.

The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Appleton, and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Greater Insurance Services of Marshfield has represented Auto-Owners since 2006. Auto-Owners is based in Lansing, Mich., and serves policyholders in 26 states.

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