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On the Street - 1/18/08

? Design Tree Engineering, Inc. of Alexandria has added Nathan Hansen, Nick Pasche and Todd Nelson to its engineering team. Hansen is a technician/project manager with experience in HVAC design and building automation design and programming. Pasc...

  • Design Tree Engineering, Inc. of Alexandria has added Nathan Hansen, Nick Pasche and Todd Nelson to its engineering team.

Hansen is a technician/project manager with experience in HVAC design and building automation design and programming.
Pasche and Nelson are drafting technicians in HVAC and plumbing systems.

Design Tree Engineering is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in mechanical building system design.

  • The Alexandria Clinic P.A. Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Since 2003, the Alexandria Clinic Diabetes Education Program has provided high-quality education and support to patients and the community.
The program offers comprehensive classes, individualized instruction and support that is open to the public.

The goal is to help each patient and family develop a self-management plan that meets their individual needs.

  • Brenda Hvezda has been named volunteer coordinator at Bethany Community in Alexandria.

Hvezda has worked in numerous roles in activities, adult day services and wellness center at Bethany over the past several years.
In her new role, Hvezda will recruit, coordinate and train volunteers for a variety of services on the campus.

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Anyone interested in volunteering at Bethany Community may contact Hvezda at (320) 762-1567.

Bethany Community offers independent living, housing with services, care center, adult day services, wellness center and subacute unit with rehab services on their campus.

  • ?Haylee Gibson is a new stylist at Hair Profiles Salon and Day Spa in Alexandria.

She practiced hair design at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena and finished in the spring of 2005.
She has furthered her education by going to various color and cut classes to learn new styles and techniques. Gibson is looking forward to going to the World Hair Show in Chicago this March.

  • ?Dr. Marc Godfrey has completed a 22-hour course on head and neck trauma caused by automobile collisions.

Classes were presented on CT and MRI scans, treatment of spinal, permanent soft tissue and brain injuries, and acupuncture.
Dr. Godfrey works out of Godfrey Chiropractic and Wellness in Alexandria.

  • Country Insurance and Financial Services agent Melissa Jacobson of Brandon is now qualified to offer clients expanded financial planning and investment management services.

To obtain the Investment Solutions Representative qualification, Jacobson completed a certification program combining classroom sessions and personal study.
As a result of the training, she can provide clients with access to Country financial services, including retirement planning, investment management and trust services.

The financial services are provided through Country Trust Bank, which is part of Country Insurance and Financial Services. The bank manages more than $11.75 billion in assets.

Jacobson serves clients from the Country office at 107 5th Avenue West, Alexandria. The office phone number is (320) 763-3151.

  • Design Tree Engineering, Inc. of Alexandria has added Nathan Hansen, Nick Pasche and Todd Nelson to its engineering team.

Hansen is a technician/project manager with experience in HVAC design and building automation design and programming.
Pasche and Nelson are drafting technicians in HVAC and plumbing systems.

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Design Tree Engineering is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in mechanical building system design.

7 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.

This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

Vikingland Home Health Administrator Nancy J. Scholl, RN, credits staff hard work and dedication to quality with the company's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite.

The 2007 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2007 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare information and DecisionHealth.

Vikingland Home Health, Inc. is a Medicare certified, state licensed home care agency that is locally owned and operated. It has been in business for 15 years.

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