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Five new providers join Sanford Health FARGO, N.D. – Five new providers recently joined Sanford Health Fargo region’s clinics, hospital and other facilities.
UND chooses leaders for College of Business & Public Administration, Center for Innovation GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota has named new leaders for the university’s College of Business & Public Administration and Center for Innovation.
Panzirer, Helmsley Trust receive humanitarian award CHICAGO – Walter Panzirer of South Dakota, trustee of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Telemedicine Association for the work Helmsley has funded to increase access to care through telemedicine in rural America. Panzirer accepted the award on April 29 at the ATA’s annual conference in Chicago.
The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy is committed to providing faculty and staff leadership opportunities designed to support and enhance the UND student experience. One tool we find very effective is the CliftonStrengths® assessment. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, I help individuals and teams in developing a stronger understanding of their talents and how to leverage them as “Leaders in Action.”
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – In the history of fire insurance, the Great Chicago Fire stands as a milestone. The 1871 fire destroyed some 3½ square miles of the city and bankrupted 68 of Chicago’s 200 fire insurance companies. But the city and the insurance industry not only recovered, they did so while pioneering dramatic improvements in fire protection, firefighting and fire insurance practices.
It’s simple: A patient rolls into the emergency room at Essentia Health-Fargo, and if time is of the essence and the injuries seem dire, ER staffers will cut off the patient’s clothes. Now it’s hours or days later, and the patient is ready to go home. But wearing what? The answer is, wearing clothes – clothes drawn out of a supply locker that the Essentia Health Regional Foundation keeps stocked.
The schools that are crowded with students are over here. The manufacturers that desperately need workers are over there. And ne’er the two shall meet. Except in Winona, Minn., that is. Because there, they’re now meeting all the time.
Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with Ben Schroeder, the 2018 president of the North Dakota Association of Realtors, and Amy Hullet, the association’s 2018 president-elect. Schroeder is a Realtor with Park Co. Realtors in Fargo, N.D. He was licensed in 2009 and served as president of the Fargo-Moorhead Realtors Association in 2016.
My favorite stories in Prairie Business are the ones that profile businesses or other organizations that go above and beyond. There’s almost always a lesson in those organizations’ experiences, and I’ve often found myself being inspired by their example. Case in point: the features in this issue that highlight Williston State College and the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, organizations that creatively are tackling related and very widespread challenges.
BCBSND hires Halaas as medical director FARGO, N.D. — Dr. Gwen Halaas has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as a medical director in the Health Network Innovation department. Halaas is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for quality management activities, including quality monitoring, fraud, waste and abuse, physician reporting and medical policy development. She also provides clinical support for Utilization Management, Case Management, Disease Management and Medical Policy.