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 PAGE 6 UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY MARCH 2020
   Brett Schwenke
Schwenke Promoted
NTH Consultants, Ltd. announced Jan. 2, the promotion of Brett Schwenke, as “a key leader within the company to support the firm’s grow- ing energy strategic marking initia- tive,” a press release states.
Brett Schwenke has been instrumen- tal in strengthening NTH’s efforts in the renewable energy market and is now be tasked with providing overall leadership for NTH’s Energy Strategic Marketing Initiative.
Schwenke, a Marquette native, is a seasoned professional with nearly 30 years of experience in environmental consulting, officials said.
“Brett’s depth of experience, vision and drive will be vital to NTH as the renewable energy market grows with- in the great lakes region,” Jeff Jaros, chief operating officer at NTH, said in the press release. “We are confident that his leadership and expertise sup- porting clients with innovative envi- ronmental solutions will help move NTH forward.”
Prior to joining NTH in 2019, Schwenke held various leadership positions within design and environ- mental services firms. He served as a principal and senior consultant for a natural resources consulting firm focusing on permitting, petroleum conveyance, natural gas conveyance, non-metallic mining, renewable ener- gy, and utility corridors.
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Hatfield Joins
Select Realty
Shantina Hatfield is the newest addi- tion to the Select Realty team of agents.
Coming from northern lower Michigan, she joins Select with nearly 7 years experience as a top producing REALTOR® from a large brokerage.
“With an entrepreneurial drive and unique depth knowledge, she is able to successfully serve her clients,” an announcement from Select Realty states. “With a passion for marketing, branding as well as networking, Shantina offers an exciting edge that allows her to showcase the best attrib- utes of her clients properties, ensuring maximum exposure to potential pur- chasers.”
Outside of real estate, Shantina enjoys hiking, mountain biking, exploring the rocks and mineralogy of the Upper Peninsula, reading and spending time with her husband, 2 children and dog.
She can be reached by email at shan- tina06@gmail.com, by phone at 989- 390-3194 or the Select Realty office at 906-228-2772.
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UPHP Earns Top National
Honor For Medicare-
Medicaid Plan Member
Experience
Marquette, Mich. - The Integrated Care Resource Center announced this week that Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) MI Health Link (MHL) has once again been named one of the top scoring Medicare- Medicaid Plans (MMPs) in the nation for overall health plan rating. This marks the fourth year in a row that UPHP MHL has received this top honor out of a group of more than 40 MMPs participating in demonstra- tion regions across the United States. UPHP MHL is a health care option for adults over the age of 21 who are enrolled in both Medicare and Michigan Medicaid. UPHP was approved by the State of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide the services for Upper Peninsula resi- dents who are eligible for the pro- gram. UPHP MHL members use one plan and one ID card for health care, behavioral health care, home-and community-based services, nursing home care, and medications. Additionally, members are assigned their own UPHP Care Coordinator to help them create a personal care plan, making getting care easier and more effective.
“We’re incredibly proud to be recog- nized as one of the top plans in nation every year since Michigan began par- ticipating in the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) - something no other plan has done nationally. It is our dedicated staff and provider network who deserve the credit for this recognition. Their pas- sion for serving our members is what
is reflected in our member satisfaction survey,” said UPHP Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Holmquist. “We’re also proud to see two other Michigan plans amongst the top; it really shows that Michigan is leading the nation when it comes to health care.”
Each year, CMS measures consumers experience and satisfaction with their MMP in multiple ways, including through beneficiary surveys such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. UPHP is required to administer the CAPHS survey annually, which is designed to meas- ure important aspects of an individ- ual’s health care experience, including access to care and quality of services. As part of the CAHPS survey, respon- dents (who are required to have at least six months of continuous enroll- ment to participate) were asked to rate their health plan on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst health plan possible and 10 is the best health plan possible.
The scores below are the percentage of the best possible score each contract earned. UPHP MHL missed full ownership of the top spot by just a few decimal points. ----------------------------
Hanson Newest Member
of Premier Real Estate
ESCANABA — Jake Hansen is the newest realtor at Premier Real Estate. He was raised in the Rapid River area and has been living in Escanaba for nearly four years.
“Being raised in the Upper Peninsula, I have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty of our sur- roundings. With this appreciation in mind, I can bring a personal touch to interactions with my clients. Being the newest member of the team at Premier Real Estate, I am excited and ready to bring my clients the highest quality work ethic they expect,” he said.
Hansen can be reached at 118 N. 22nd St., Escanaba, call or text 906- 241-7221, or email at jhansen@pre- mierrealestate.org
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