Friday, September 21, 2018


Making the Rounds 06/27/18

  • Judy-Pielhop


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  • Mona-Klinger


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  • Mark-Hofer


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  • Jill-Hasenberg


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  • Kristy-Terry


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  • Regi-Geissler


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  • Heidi-Carter


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NEW RESIDENTS: The following new physicians have joined the Prevea Health Family Medicine Residency Program as residents this month: 

• Dr. Owen Beck is from the southwestern United States. He graduated from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.

• Dr. Kiesha Bullock is from Alexandria, Minn. She graduated from University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

• Dr. Cody Howe is from White Bear Lake, Minn. He graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

• Dr. Laura Padhye is from Rochester, Minn. She graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School.

• Dr. Yuliya Perepelitsa is from Prior Lake, Minn. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

• Dr. Clayton Wagner is from Belle Plaine, Minn. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

As part of this program, the residents will receive specialized, family medicine training for three years at the program sites in Eau Claire and Augusta. They will work under the supervision of experienced faculty physicians and community preceptors to provide direct medical care to patients.

Prevea Health partners with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital to operate the residency program. 

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AWARD WINNERS: On May 1 at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ Colleague Service Awards banquet at The Florian Gardens, Andy Bagnall, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital, and Charisse Oland, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, announced the two hospitals’ colleague and physician award recipients.

• Judy Pielhop, a registered nurse in the cardiac cath lab at Sacred Heart Hospital, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Father Klimek Healing Presence Award. 

• Mona Klinger, a radiologic technologist in the radiology department at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, has been named the 2018 recipient of the St. Joseph’s Keeper of the Tradition Award.

Pielhop has worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for 35 years, and Klinger has worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 26 years. Their awards are the highest honor a colleague can receive at the two hospitals. Each award recognizes a long-term colleague who has dedicated his or her life to being a humble servant of the sick.

• Dr. Mark Hofer has been named Sacred Heart Hospital’s Physician of the Year for 2018.

• Dr. Jill Hasenberg has been named St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Physician of the Year for 2018. 

These awards are the highest clinical honor a physician can receive at the two hospitals.

Hofer joined HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in July 1989 and is affiliated with Pathology Service Corp. He received his medical degree at the University of South Dakota and completed residency training at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. 

Hofer currently chairs the credentials committee and both Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s practitioner health committees. He serves as the department chair for pathology, serves as the laboratory medical director and is a member of the medical executive committee. Hofer is a member of the hospital’s bylaws committee and previously served as chief of staff for Sacred Heart Hospital.

Hasenberg joined HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in April 2006 and is affiliated with OakLeaf Clinics Eau Claire Medical Clinic–Chippewa Falls and provides medical coverage for St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center. She is originally from Chippewa Falls. 

She received her degree in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University and completed her family practice residency at the University of Wisconsin Medical School–Fox Valley Family Practice Program in Appleton. 

Hasenberg currently serves as the medical staff vice president, the chair of the peer review committee and was just recently voted in as the chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital internal medicine/​family medicine department.

Two hundred and one colleagues who have reached significant milestones — with a combined total of 2,875 years of service — were honored at this year’s event. Recent retirees also were honored.

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EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals have presented the 2018 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two registered nurses.

These peer-nominated awards are the two hospitals’ highest nursing honors and recognize extraordinary nurses who exhibit excellence in caring for patients and families, provide personalized patient care and have a superior level of knowledge and skill.

• At Sacred Heart Hospital, the award was presented to Kristine “Kristy” Terry, who works in the hospital’s critical care unit as a charge nurse. 

Wrote a nominator, “Kristy serves as a charge nurse, preceptor, teacher and organ donation resource nurse who gently guides and teaches others to instill our core values. She has devoted herself to the pursuit of knowledge and professional growth. Kristy brings a combination of knowledge, leadership and dedication to the growth of other nurses and that makes her a great exemplar.”

• At St. Joseph’s Hospital, the award was presented to Regina “Regi” Geissler, who works in the hospital’s emergency department as a trauma coordinator. 

Wrote a nominator, “Regi is a colleague who is committed to our mission. She is respected by colleagues, physicians, and patients. The impressions she leaves on those who work with her are life-long. She has made a difference in so many lives.”

This year marks the 12th year that Sacred Heart Hospital has given this honor, and the second year that St. Joseph’s Hospital has done so.

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NEW POST: Heidi Carter recently joined obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire as a certified nurse-midwife.

Carter earned a master’s degree in the certified nurse-midwife program at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky. She has worked in nursing since 2006.

She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care.

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