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  HNJBH Awarded USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $42.5 million investment in 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant. Helen Newberry Joy Hospital is proud to announce they are a recipient of these funds.
This $500,000 Rural Development investment will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment for three sites at Newberry, Engadine, and Curtis, MI in Luce and Mackinac Counties. New 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography equipment will replace outdated 2D mammography technology. The new technology improves cancer detection but up to 40%, increases screening rates and speeds up diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; providing patients with the best possible chance for an opti- mal outcome. These new capabilities will impact around 3,069 patients during the three-year project with uti- lization rates expected to continue to improve in the years following. These comprehensive breast imaging servic- es, not only provide the latest in diag- nostic technology to rural patients but will reduce patient travel by thou- sands of miles each year.
Holly Mischel, Director of Radiology at HNJH, explains the importance of this funding, “Our community deserves to have the very best equipment available. These grant funds ensure residents will have the latest, greatest technology for breast cancer detection leading to more lives saved.”
Behrens Joins Local
Office of Ameriprise
Marquette, Michigan – November 27, 2019 –Kristina Behrens, has joined the Marquette office of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as a financial advisor. She is joining Flourish Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Their office is located at 1501 Division Street, Marquette, MI 49855.
“We are excited to have Kristina Behrens join our team because she shares our passion for helping clients achieve their financial goals,” said Scott Knaffla, Private Wealth Advisor, and owner of Flourish Financial Partners. “Kristina Behrens’s experi- ence will help us better service our existing clients while also allowing us to help even more families plan for their financial future.”
“I am thrilled to join Flourish Financial Partners because of their strong, positive reputation in the community and the way they provide exemplary service to clients,” said Behrens.
She has 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. Flourish Financial Partners has served the Marquette area since 1999. Behrens graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering and minors in German, and Spanish.
As a financial advisor, Behrens pro- vides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations and provided in one-on-one relationships with her
clients. For more information, please contact Kristina Behrens at 906-226- 7256.
Armanda Media Partners
Purchase Sovereign
MARQUETTE — Armada Media Partners, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, recently announced the purchase of Sovereign Communications radio stations in Marquette and Iron Mountain.
Armada already owns and operates Bay Cities Radio, a five-station group based in the Marinette/Menominee area, and Radio Results Network, a 10-station group based in Marquette, Escanaba and Manistique.
The stations in the Marquette area included in the recent transaction are: 92.3 WJPD, 94.1 WUPK, 1320 AM WDMJ, 1240 AM WIAN and 99.5 WNGE. Stations in Iron Mountain area: WIMK 93.1, WMIQ AM 1450 and 94.3 WZNL. The stations will be operated under the Radio Results net- work umbrella, a press release states.
“We are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 10 years with these great radio stations,” Sovereign Communications President and Owner Bill Curtis said in the release. “The opportunity to allow these stations to be transitioned to a new ownership group like Armada Media was too perfect to pass up.”
Radio Results Network General Manager Jesse Huff said: “We plan to continue what has made us successful in the past ... and that is providing local news, sports, weather and per- sonalities that live, work and love the U.P.”
Huff will continue to lead operations for Armada Media and Radio Results Network’s original 10 stations along with the newly acquired eight sta- tions.
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