Randi Adams promoted at Alerus

Randi Adams
Randi Adams

Alerus, Grand Forks, has announced that Randi Adams has accepted a new role as chief of credit administration. Over the past 26 years with Alerus, Adams has held various lending management positions and now will have specific oversight of the centralized lending specialist and credit administration teams. She will also oversee loan documentation and lending compliance. Adams will also oversee consumer, indirect and small business lending as well as mortgage underwriting.

Altru new hires

Altru Health System, Grand Forks, has announced several new hires. Mohammad Amin Adie, MD, and Ebuka Okafor, MD, have joined the neonatology team. Christian Dequet, DO, FACR, has joined Altru Health System as a rheumatologist. He specializes in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and other types of arthritis. He is board certified in rheumatology. Kyle Rockers, MD, has joined the team at Truyu Aesthetic Center as a dermatologist. He is board-certified and specializes in general dermatology for all ages, skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and mole/lesion evaluation and removal. Jenna Arnold, FNP-C, has joined the cardiovascular/thoracic surgery team. Marlie Borowicz, AGNP-C, has joined the cardiology clinic team. Prior to becoming an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, she worked as a CNA in the float pool at Altru starting in 2012. She then became an RN and has been practicing in the Surgical Critical Care Unit for the past three years.

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Grand Forks South Lions elects officers

Past President Bruce Storhaug, left, receives his past president’s plaque from Roy Fillion, incoming president.
Past President Bruce Storhaug, left, receives his past president’s plaque from Roy Fillion, incoming president.

The Grand Forks South Forks Lions recently elected officers and directors for the coming year. The incoming president is Roy Fillion. Also elected were Lowell Schweigert, first vice president; Duane Hafner, second vice president; Brad Sturlaugson, third vice president; Roger Johnson and Del Hager, co-secretaries; and Ross Jorgenson, treasurer. Directors elected were Joel Medd, Merle Mikkelsen, Claire Zirnhelt and Mike Hergert. The Lions motto is “WE SERVE.” The Grand Forks South Forks Lions contributing over $29,000 to charities this past year.

First Care Health Center ribbon cutting

Left to right: Julie Gemmill, former board chair; Marcus Lewis, First Care Health Center CEO; Susan Phelps, former board chair; and Dennis Markusen, current board chair.
Left to right: Julie Gemmill, former board chair; Marcus Lewis, First Care Health Center CEO; Susan Phelps, former board chair; and Dennis Markusen, current board chair.

First Care Health Center, Park River, N.D., held its ribbon cutting ceremony June 14 for the new outpatient expansion. The new space will enhance patient care and privacy while allowing patients to have their family and friends close by in private outpatient rooms. Also, the flow of the building project was designed to focus on collaborative care with other crucial service areas of the hospital.