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WORTHINGTON — At Sanford Worthington Medical Center, earning national recognition for excellence doesn’t just happen without the efforts and dedication of its entire staff. Sanford Worthington was recognized recently as one of just eight community hospitals in the U.S. to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D. Quality Leadership Award. The award is given by Vizient, a national health care performance improvement company.
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Worthington Medical Center has been recognized as one of just eight community hospitals in the U.S. to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D. Quality Leadership Award.
JACKSON — About 90 people with interest in stimulating regional economic development convened Thursday at the Intivity Center for a new networking opportunity.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Event Center will be the place to be Sunday for anyone in the region who happens to be planning a wedding. The Event Center will host its annual Bridal Event, which is expected to feature about 40 vendors, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event formerly took place in the late winter, but is being presented in the fall for the second consecutive year.
WORTHINGTON — Kathy Mitchell couldn’t have been happier with her most recent annual check-up. Mitchell, who lives outside of Wilmont, saw Michelle Kutzke, a certified nurse practitioner and women’s health nurse practitioner who is the newest women’s health provider at Sanford Worthington Clinic. To say that she wouldn’t hesitate to schedule another medical visit with Kutzke is an understatement.
FULDA — Even though she’ll never walk again, Donna Getzel is still keeping plenty busy — and upbeat. Getzel, who resides with her husband of 67 years, Doug, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, spends a substantial portion of her days crocheting and writing to friends. She’s tremendously grateful for her laptop computer, and keeps a positive attitude thanks to her faith in a God that would never overwhelm here.
WORTHINGTON — One can say that Dan Witzel was born into the world of auto repair and has lived in it all his life. “My father started back here in the late ’40s, early ’50s,” Witzel said, recalling how his dad, Ralph, had a shop in back of the old armory in downtown Worthington. ”He actually started a filling station in Heron Lake back in the day, then moved to Fulda and had Ralph’s Auto Service for a time; I worked there as a kid.
WORTHINGTON — Twenty-one businesses will participate in the sixth annual Sassy Saturday event, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. A free breakfast sponsored by Sanford Worthington and a 9 a.m. style show featuring items from participating business will begin the event. The first 150 to attend the breakfast and style show receive a free Sassy Saturday bag filled with items from those 21 merchants.
WORTHINGTON — Dorothy Sietsema has memories from many decades ago of swimming as a youth in Lake Okabena. “When I was a kid, we’d go jump in the lake and we’d come up green,” Sietsema remembered last week.
WORTHINGTON — A conference for women desiring growth in their faith in God will take place in Worthington later this month. “Women Seeking God: CREATE” is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Lakeside Church. The conference is being coordinated by Gretchen O’Donnell and Sue Johnson, both of Worthington.