NEW POSTS: The following have joined Mayo Clinic Health System locations in west-central Wisconsin:
• Dr. Azza Ahmed has joined the hospital medicine department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Hospitalists provide continuity of care for patients. Because they are located in the hospital, they are available to follow up on tests, procedures and treatments throughout a patient’s stay and for discussion with patients and families.
Ahmed completed medical school at the University of Khartoum College of Medicine in Sudan. She completed an internal medicine residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich.
Ahmed is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.
She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association.
• Dr. Ismail Tabash, a cardiologist, has joined the Cardiac Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Tabash earned his medical degree from Al-Quds University on the West Bank in Palestine. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He completed a cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University.
Tabash is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and National Board of Echocardiography. He is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.
He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Echocardiography and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
• Dr. Abraham Tiffany has joined the family medicine department at Mayo Clinic Health System–Oakridge in Osseo.
Tiffany completed medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine in Charleston. He completed a residency in family medicine at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus.
Tiffany is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is certified in basic, advanced cardiac and pediatric advanced life support and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
• Physician assistant Jesse Quinn has joined the emergency department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lawrence University in Appleton and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He also received a master’s degree in science education from Pace University in New York City.
Before joining Mayo Clinic Health System, he was a general science and biology teacher in New York City and maintained licensure as an emergency medical technicain.
Quinn is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.
He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Wisconsin Association of Physician Assistants.
• Nurse practitioner Dusty Peterson has joined the emergency medicine department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Viterbo University in La Crosse. Peterson completed a family nurse practitioner residency at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minn.
She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is certified in advanced cardiac and basic life support.
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AWARD WINNER: Samantha Bowe, a respiratory therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System–Northland in Barron, is the recipient of the Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lung (PHIL) Award, an annual national recognition program for respiratory therapists. Bowe was nominated by a co-worker for the outstanding care she provided during a patient’s hospital stay.
“We had a patient in medical-surgical that was in end-stage pulmonary fibrosis,” Bowe’s nominator said. “Samantha worked diligently with the patient and me to educate me, set up the proper equipment and adjust and monitor machine settings and oxygenation levels. Because of her diligence, I feel that we were able to provide this patient with the best care possible for his situation.”
“(Samantha) is a tremendous resource to Mayo Clinic Health System, and I always know that our patients are in great hands when in her care.”
Other Mayo Clinic Health System respiratory therapists in northwestern Wisconsin nominated for the PHIL Award include Lexi Bablick, Eau Claire; Patrick Baker, Osseo; Erika Maas, Eau Claire; Maureen O’Donnell, Eau Claire; Wendy Pilgrim, Eau Claire; Marcie Rosas, Menomonie; Charlene Rosenbrook, Bloomer; and Chad Spangberg, Eau Claire.
The PHIL Award was created in 2006 in honor of Philip C. Lamka, who passed away from interstitial lung disease. The award is the only nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses.
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PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION: Physical therapist TJ Nereng of Northwoods Therapy Associates in Eau Claire was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Candidates must successfully complete a rigorous examination, demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in the orthopedic area of physical therapy practice.
Nereng specializes in outpatient orthopedics and vestibular rehabilitation.
From staff reports