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Gundersen’s envision program earns prestigious environmental awards


Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

For the eighth consecutive year, Gundersen Health System has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for their environmental initiatives through Gundersen Envision. Gundersen was awarded with Practice Greenhealth’s most prestigious achievement award during this year’s CleanMed Conference.

During the national environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability, Gundersen received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, a new award in 2014, given to healthcare facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare.

“Gundersen has been a leader in the healthcare sector for many years, winning Practice Greenhealth’s highest honors year after year for innovative work in sustainability,” says Lin Hill, director of awards at Practice Greenhealth. “They are unique in their renewable energy generation and have also been included in three of the new Circles of Excellence (Energy, Climate, and Green Building) which are presented for exemplary work in one area of sustainability. Gundersen excels in many other areas, including employee engagement and blue wrap reduction and reuse.”

“Being recognized as one of the top 25 healthcare systems when it comes to sustainability and environmental stewardship is a testament to our staff’s commitment to developing and maintaining sustainable programs,” says Tom Thompson, sustainability coordinator at Gundersen. “Demonstrating leadership in our community and the healthcare sector is important to us, and improving the health of our patients in the communities we serve is part of our system mission.”

Some of Gundersen’s recent notable sustainability achievements include:

•Solid waste recycling rate of 43 percent in 2013

•Reduced cafeteria pre-consumer food waste by more than 70 percent

•Installed biomass boiler – 38 percent of energy independence goal

•Dairy manure digesters installed and operating

To learn more about Gundersen’s Envision program, go to gundersenenvision.org.

AgStar’s Stand Up for Agriculture video contest

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Have you heard about AgStar’s Stand Up for Agriculture scholarship contest? Youth can win a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a video showing how they stand up for agriculture. Whether their passion is for crops, livestock, precision ag or anythi ..... 
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Gundersen Harmony nurse wins award

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

A registered nurse at the Gundersen Harmony Clinic is one of nine nurses at Gundersen Health System to be recognized with an Excellence in Nursing Award. Cheryl Hotvedt, RN, received the Excellence in Nursing Practice – RN Award for her breadth ..... 
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Heritage Preservation Commission Awards given

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

The Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission presented 2013 Preservation Awards at their meeting on May 19. Each of the recipients has in some way helped preserve the historical aspect of Lanesboro. Ted St. Mane and Don Ward were given an award ..... 
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Rep. Davids announces economic grant for City of Preston

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) has learned that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded a Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program grant for the ..... 
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Gunderson physician assistant receives preceptor of the year award

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Congratulations to Diana Nelson, PA-C, Gundersen Harmony Clinic, for being chosen as the Preceptor of the Year of the UW-La Crosse/Gundersen/Mayo Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Students in the PA Program complete their clinical rotations at Gun ..... 
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Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company recognized as Grinnell Mutual top mutual company

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

Larry Webb of Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company of Spring Valley, Minn. was presented with a 2014 President’s Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The plaque recognizes the company’s achievement, ranking among Grinnell Mutual ..... 
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Welcome Kelly Solum to Harmony Insurance Group

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The Harmony Insurance Group Welcomes Kelly Solum. Kelly graduated from Spring Grove High School in 2003 and earned her associates degree from MN State SE Technical College. Kelly started her insurance career traveling the Tri-state area offering supp ..... 
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Semcac Head Start announces new services in Fillmore County

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. - Semcac Head Start is excited to announce a new service in Fillmore County. The program will offer a home-based option to reach families expecting a baby and/or with children who are ages birth-three years. A trained educato ..... 
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