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Place Perfect Realty Agents Earn Awards
Place Perfect Realty recently celebrat- ed their 2018 annual awards. President, Michael Kunesh compli- mented the team on a record setting year for the firm. Place Perfect Realty was again voted a Finalist in the Best of the Best for 2018 in the real estate category of the Eagle Herald’s Reader’s Poll. Kunesh further cited all agents on their continued commit- ment to community involvement and volunteer hours served.
Agents from Place Perfect Realty’s three offices collected 11 sales awards and 18 personal achievement awards. Receiving Outstanding Sales Performance awards were Judy Behling, Hope Matthews, Cheryl Maxwell, and Autumn Shier. Multi- million-dollar Sales Awards were pre- sented to Amy Bretl, Rena Lukowski, Lori Frank, Kelley Balzola, Janet Woods, and Taylor Hansen. Hope Matthews received the Rookie of the Year Honor. Place Perfect Realty’s 2018 office sales leaders were Janet Woods, Menominee; Kelley Balzola, Marinette; and Taylor Hansen, Green Bay. Hansen was further honored with the top companywide Salesperson of the Year award.
Place Perfect Realty is a residential and recreational real estate brokerage firm that serves all of Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Brown and Outagamie Counties. For real estate services, agents can be found at www.placeperfectrealty.com.
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Husing Retires After
More Than Four Decades
With VA System
IRON MOUNTAIN — After 43 years of federal service, Tracy Husing retired March 29 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Husing began her VA career in February 1975 at the Cleveland VA, Brecksville Division, as a file clerk in psychology service. She also worked at the Minneapolis VA and the Denver VA before transfering to the Iron
Mountain VA in 1989.
In her 30 years in Iron Mountain,
Husing was in the chief of staff’s office, quality management, MCCR, surgical service and for the past 11 years as a program analyst in medical cost accounting under finance service. Her trademark comment has been, “I love my job.”
Husing has been an active member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and volunteers to serve at the Light at the Inn program for the homeless. She was a member of the Iron Mountain High School Academic Booster Club when first created and has had various positions in the Iron Mountain PEO Chapter AN.
Her retirement plans include enjoying her grandchildren, doing some travel- ing, and hosting friends and family at their Moon Lake home. ---------------------------
Heather Bennett
UGL Welcomes Bennett
IRON RIVER, MI – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) welcomes Heather Bennett, Nurse Practitioner (NP), to their team of Family Medicine providers. She will be serving patients at UGL’s Ice Lake Family Health Center located in Iron River, MI.
Bennett was born, raised and attend- ed school in Iron River, MI. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, WI, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI.
Bennett has an interest in Family Medicine because health promotion and prevention are her passion. “I
look forward to taking on additional responsibilities to provide comprehen- sive, high-quality, and cost-effective care to help my family, friends, neigh- bors, and community members attain health and wellness,” says Bennett. She hopes to achieve this by develop- ing long-lasting relationships while approaching health care in a collabo- rative manner.
UGL’s Ice Lake Family Health Center is located at 1500 West Ice Lake Road, Iron River, MI. To sched- ule an appointment with Heather Bennett, NP, call 906-265-5378.
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Niagara Native Wins
National Award
MADISON, Wis. -Dr. Amy Kind, associate professor of medicine-geri- atrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, is the American Geriatrics Society’s 2019 recipient of the AGS Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation.
This award is given to an investigator who is involved in patient care and clinical research addressing the unique health care needs of older adults.
“This would not be possible without the support of my division, depart- ment and school,” Kind said. “Science is a team sport, and I’ve been fortu- nate to have had great pillars of sup- port throughout my career here at Wisconsin.”
The Niagara native and 1992 gradu- ate of Niagara High School received her medical degree and PhD from UW-Madison. She is the daughter of Arne Haavisto and the late Mary Beth Haavisto.
Kind is a national leader looking at socioeconomic health disparities at the neighborhood level. Her first-of-its kind interactive neighborhood map debuted last summer, providing zip- code level details that could help assess health disparities and effective inter- ventions across the country. The work was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Kind’s research program focuses on assessing and improving care for older, vulnerable or disadvantaged adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s dis- ease or other forms of dementia.
Kind also is the director of the health services and care research program in the department of medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
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