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Melody Krattenmaker named top 20 leader under 40 in Duluth

Sep 18, 2014

Courtesy of Duluth News Tribune

24 hours. Everyone gets the same set of 24 every day.

Everyone spends them a little differently, of course, but some people have a knack for cramming more activities into them than the typical desktop calendar can hold.

Twenty such people fill these pages.

Although their backgrounds, occupations, community work and hobbies vary widely, the common thread that winds its way through the stories and bios is their top-notch time-management skills.

That they can have such demanding jobs, spend a lot of time serving the community and still have time left over for hobbies and quality time spent with friends and family members is inspiring.

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Marywood bridges gap between assisted-living and nursing home care

Sep 16, 2014

Courtesy of the Duluth News Tribune

The newest health care facility in Duluth will admit its first residents within the next couple of weeks.

Adjoining the Westwood assisted-living facility on the Benedictine Health Center campus, the 44,000-square-foot, $11.8 million building is called Marywood, and it employs a concept that’s new to Duluth, and of growing concern to the nation.

“The idea is to provide about 90 percent of the care that’s currently being provided in a traditional nursing home, but in a more homelike environment,” said Lisa Miskulin, director of housing for the Benedictine Health Center.

Marywood will be a bridge between assisted-living and nursing home care.

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National speaker re-energizes Benedictine Living Community of Ada staff

Sep 9, 2014

Eli Pagonis, a sought-after speaker and motivator who has presented to thousands of frontline employees and senior executive teams across the nation and Canada, recently shared his passion of doing the right thing for the right reason with staff at Benedictine Living Community of Ada, Minn.

Employees were offered two sessions during the day to hear him speak regarding excellence in health care and holding each other accountable to provide the best service.

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