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Business Briefs for March 1

March 1, 2010
Marshall Independent

Roe honored by aging services association

Peggy Roe, Social Services director for Sylvan Court in Canby, has been honored by Minnesota's largest association of aging services organizations.

Roe was recognized with the Leadership in Action Award at the Aging Services of Minnesota Institute in Minneapolis last week.

She was praised at the Institute for her 30 years of leadership at Sanford Canby Medical Center / Sylvan Court and lauded as a consummate social worker who is highly respected by residents, families and colleagues - both inside and outside of the senior living community.

Roe was described as a person who continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty. One example presented at the Institute told of how she personally delivered mail to a discharged resident's home in the community for more than a year.

Redwood Area Hospital again in U.S. Top 35

For the third year in a row, Redwood Area Hospital has achieved Gold Standard designation as one of the top 35 critical access hospitals in the nation.

"Gold Standard" is a recognition given by the audit firm LarsonAllen, LLC, to the top 35 critical access hospitals in the nation, from an analysis of over 1,100 hospital reports. Because it takes many months to analyze the annual reports, this most recent recognition for 2008 was not announced until this past week. RAH was previously named to the Gold Standard list of critical access hospitals for 2006 and 2007. Critical Access Hospitals are those with 25 or fewer beds that are reimbursed by Medicare through an annual cost report.

Although the analysis is primarily based on financial performance, LarsonAllen recognizes it as an indication things are being done well throughout the organization in order to achieve the financial results.

M.A.T.S.A. Conference is April 28-30 In St. Cloud

"Collaborating for Safety's Sake" will be the theme for the 36th annual Minnesota Alcohol & Traffic Safety Conference to be held April 28-30 in St. Cloud at the Holiday Inn located at the junction of highways 23 and 15. MATSA is a non-profit organization promoting traffic safety in Minnesota. P.O.S.T. Credits for law enforcement and other applicable continuing education credits for other occupations will be given for attending the conference, as in past years.

For registration, visit For questions, call 218-547-7237 or 763-441-7271.



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