On the Street - March 8, 2013The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) announced that Steven Ferguson, M.D., a family physician who practices at Alexandria Clinic in Alexandria, is one of four finalists for the 2013 Family Physician of the Year Award.
• Patrick McDonald recently joined Ecumen Bethany Community as executive director. He moved back to Minnesota after spending most of his career in health care campuses in Iowa.
McDonald has a strong background in operations, including more than 15 years as an administrator and executive director in short term and long term skilled care, assisted living, independent living, memory care and home health campuses.
• Standard Iron has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere and Company’s highest supplier rating.
The Monticello-Minnesota based company has manufacturing facilities in Alexandria, Sauk Centre, Grand Island, New England, and Monterey, Mexico. It was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
• The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) announced that Steven Ferguson, M.D., a family physician who practices at Alexandria Clinic in Alexandria, is one of four finalists for the 2013 Family Physician of the Year Award.
Family physicians were nominated for the award by patients and colleagues. The 2013 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized at the MAFP annual meeting on April 18.
The award is presented annually to a family physician who represents the highest ideals of the specialty of family medicine, including caring, comprehensive medical service, community involvement and service as a role model.
• Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced that its 2012 financial results led to a fourth consecutive year of growth. The firm increased its financial strength and provided more than 8.7 million volunteer hours. It also provided more than $165.3 million in direct support to charitable organizations, schools, congregations and communities across the country.
• Troy Andreasen was recently promoted to AVP producer marketing at AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Morris. In this position, Andreasen develops and executes branch marketing and promotional plans and provides onsite leadership for the three regional offices of Alexandria, Morris and Graceville.
Andreasen has worked for AgCountry for nearly 14 years and has more than 20 years of experience in ag credit. He holds a finance and credit management degree from Alexandria Community and Technical College.
Andreasen and his wife, Brenda, have three children and reside in Hoffman, where he serves as a city council member.
• Edina Realty, a Midwest real estate firm, recently announced that Stuart Wood joined its Alexandria office. When asked why he was interested in joining Edina Realty, Wood noted that technology would be key to his success. With the enhanced Edina Realty website and new iPad real estate search app, it will give him the extra customer service edge he is looking for.
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