Two Sartell students have enrolled at the College of St. Benedict for the 2013-14 academic year. They are the following: Kelly Husmann, daughter of Barb and Randy Husmann, and Maggie Powers, daughter of Nancy Dyson-Powers and Scott Powers.
PineCone Vision welcomes Dr. Sara Bierwerth
Dr. Sara Bierwerth recently joined PineCone Vision Center as the director of contact lens services.
Bierwerth hails from western Minnesota and received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict. She graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a cornea and specialty contact lens residency at the Southern California College of Optometry. “We are thrilled to add a contact lens specialty to our practice,” says owner and medical director Dr. Nicholas Colatrella. “Dr. Bierwerth adds another dimension to our comprehensive eye-care team.”
Bierwerth is also trained in pediatric contact lens and ocular prosthetic device fittings. She has experience with gas-permeable lenses, scleral contact lenses and soft contact lenses. Specific areas of interest for Bierwerth include keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and post-surgical corneas. With a volunteer medical team, she has traveled to El Salvador to provide eye care for those in need. Bierwerth enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband, Scott, and Labrador-mix, Nema.
PineCone Vision Center is a state-of-the-art comprehensive eye-care provider with a team of vision-care specialists and a professional staff providing the best eye-care solutions available.
360 Chiropractic hosts patient appreciation week;
Raises funds for the Anna Marie Alliance
Through their patient engagement efforts, 360 Chiropractic in Sartell has generated a total of $4,711 year-to-date for the Anna Marie Alliance. The monies were raised through a variety of avenues.
360 Chiropractic hosts two annual Patient Appreciation Days, which include complimentary adjustments, chair massages, reflexology work, a fitness challenge and lunch all in exchange for a donation to the Anna Marie Alliance. The most recent one was on July 18. Each Patient Appreciation DayThrough the two events, the clinic raised donations totaling more than $3,000 for the shelter this year.
“This event is a unique way we can give back to both our patients and our community at the same time,” said Dr. Jon Anderson, medical director at 360 Chiropractic. “Being able to help places like Anna Marie’s is exactly why we created our Patient Appreciation Day. The bonus is our patients see how much we value their health as well as the well-being of their community. The response and generosity of our patients to this event in the past has been tremendous.”
The clinic’s Gift of Health program is a year-round effort that generates $10 per patient for the Anna Marie Alliance. Since February when 360 Chiropractic officially launched the Gift of Health program, they have raised $1,600. “We so gladly contribute to the Anna Marie Alliance to help them with the critical and exceptional work they do,” Dr. Anderson said.