The Sleepy Eye Medical Center annual Golf Tournament was held July 14th at the Sleepy Eye Golf Course.
Flight One – First Place: Tyson Fresh Meats, with a score of 56. Team Members included: Kaleb Walter, Adam Fischer and Jon Westcott.
Flight One – Second Place: Delmonte, 59, Dave Fensky, Brian Mathiowetz and Tim Weicherding (not pictured)
Flight Two – First Place: Thriveon, 66, Bill Helget, Mike Carr and Steve Bloedow.
Flight Two – Second Place: Heiderscheidt Digging Inc., 67, Larry Heiderscheidt and Todd & Maureen Heiderscheidt (not pictured)
Showplace Wood Products recently named Stimpert Enterprises Inc a “President’s Club Award” winner for exceptional cabinetry sales. As a second-year award winner, this hard-earned achievement places them among the top Showplace dealers nationwide.
“Showplace experienced another growth year in 2015, made possible by the hard work and dedication of successful dealer-partners like Stimpert Enterprises Inc,” said Showplace President Paul Sova. “It is my privilege to present this award, on behalf of every Showplace employee-owner, to the talented professionals at Stimpert Enterprises Inc,” Sova adds.
Showplace offers an affordable, mid-priced line of custom and semi-custom framed cabinetry for every room of the home. Also available as of December 1, 2015, ShowplaceEVO, a full-access (frameless) cabinetry line. Other products offered include Murphy Wall-beds and Renew cabinet refacing. Every project is made-to-order and carries a limited lifetime warranty.
Made in America and sold through hundreds of dealers nationwide, Showplace provides many custom cabinetry features not typically available at this mid-market price point. In addition to commonly recognized wood species, such as red oak, maple, cherry, rustic cherry, hickory, rustic hickory, and rustic alder, Showplace also offers a wide range of more unique species including quartersawn white oak, paint grade, bamboo, wenge, and three domestic straight grain versions of red oak, cherry, and maple.
Showplace products are finished in a wide range of popular stains and paints to fit traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles. Custom paint colors are also possible. A variety of fashion finishes are offered, often at no additional charge.
Showplace Wood Products is a certified participant in the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) administered by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA); details can be found at www.KCMA.org.
Dan Shoen has been named the Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s 2015 Employee of the year. Shoen is the Plant Operations Manager, taking over the position in October of 2014.
He was nominated by fellow employees for a number of reasons, including his professional demeanor, organizational skills, knowledge and overall efficiency.
Sleepy Eye Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in rural health care and will be receiving leadership awards for high performance in each of the following categories: quality, outcomes and patient satisfaction.
More than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals, were analyzed.
“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition,” iVantage Senior Vice President Michael Topchik said in a statement. “It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement.”
The hospitals are being recognized today because it’s National Rural Health Day. “It’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face,” Topchik said.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health itself was established in 1995 to assist State Office of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million citizens.
In an effort to enhance the patient experience, Sleepy Eye Medical Center will implement a Patient and Family Advisory Council in 2016. An Advisory Council partners patients and their families with members of the healthcare team to provide guidance on matters pertaining to the patient experience.
SEMC is currently looking for patient advisors to serve on the newly formed Patient and Family Advisory Council. Patient advisors will be asked to share their views, perspectives and experiences at quarterly meetings, where their voice will not only be heard but also integrated into service and quality improvement measures at SEMC.
The unique, shared relationship with patient advisors and the healthcare team will allow the Patient and Family Advisory Council to do the following:
•Identify patient and family needs and concerns
•Develop programs and policies relevant to those needs and concerns
•Explore areas of growth and enhancement
•Empower patients to become active participants in their own healthcare
•Act as advocates to integrate patient-centered care
•Strengthen community relations
If you are interested in enhancing the patient experience as a patient advisor, please contact Sara Schultz, Quality Improvement Coordinator, at email@example.com or 507-794-8459. Patients of all ages and their family members are invited to join the Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Meetings will be held every three months from 6-7 p.m. in the lower level of SEMC. A free meal will be provided at each meeting.
Miller Sellner was once again presented with the Can-Am District Dealer of the year award. This award recognizes outstanding dealerships within each of their districts. This is Miller Sellner’s 2nd time receiving the award. Representing Miller Sellner are Doug Miller, Nick Anderson, Jason Rathmann, Leon Krzmarzick, Kyle Krzmarzick and BRP rep Dave Christensen.
The Minnesota Department of Health has certified Sleepy Eye Medical Center Clinic as a Health Care Home. This means that Sleepy Eye Medical Center Clinic has met a set of rigorous standards to provide patient and family-centered care and is working to improve both the overall quality and affordability of health care.
Health Care Homes, also known as “medical homes,” offer a team approach to primary care, making it easier for patients to communicate and partner with their care team. Care teams can include clinicians, nurses, specialists, care coordinators and community resources.
In a Health Care Home, a care coordinator who develops a relationship with patients and their families works with them to coordinate their care and achieve better health. This includes streamlining access to appointments, improving communication with specialists, answering questions over the phone and planning for care.
This approach to care can be particularly helpful for people with complex and chronic conditions.
At Sleepy Eye Medical Center Clinic, patients will see a model of care where staff and patients work in partnership to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions.
“Our goal is to achieve optimal medical care delivery, enhance the patient experience and cost containment. SEMC Health Care Home does just that. It is a well-organized approach to care in the clinic—with the patient, family, provider, care coordinator and clinic nurses working for the same medical care outcome in a team environment. This approach allows us to be partners in the patient’s care,” said Sandy Domeier, RN, Director of Patient Services.
Domeier also explained how the Health Care Home model will influence a patient’s care after they leave SEMC.
“All care coordinated members know the plan of care. At the same time, the patients know who to call 24/7 if they have questions about any medications, are unsure whether or not they need to come in or wish to simply review their care plan.”
Health Care Homes are an important component of Minnesota’s 2008 health reform law, also known as “Minnesota’s Vision for a Better State of Health.” The goals of the law are to simultaneously improve the health of the population, the patient experience and the affordability of health care.
The Sleepy Eye Dairy Queen is now offering free Wi-Fi for it’s customers.
The store also announced they have gone to their fall/winter hours which include Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.