Altru Health System, Grand Forks, has announced that Jody Treuer, MD at Altru, has been elected a new board member to the board of directors. She is chair of the diagnostic imaging department at Altru. Other members of Altru’s Board of Directors include: Kris Compton, chair; Lonnie Laffen,\u0009vice chair; Philip Gisi, secretary; Daniel C. Roline; William McKinnon, MD, FACEP; Keith\u0009Okeson; and Brad Wehe.
Howard D. Swanson, city attorney for the City of Grand Forks, was recently recognized at the International Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Atlanta as being one of six inaugural Local Government Fellows that has maintained such designation for 20 consecutive years. Swanson is one of 103 municipal attorneys throughout the United States and Canada to have achieved this designation. He has served as IMLA regional vice president since 1996 and he represents the states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
As part of its Community Roots Program, American Crystal Sugar Company recently donated $5,000 through the RiverView Foundation to help fund RiverView’s hospital and clinic replacement project, “RiverView 2020: Our Vision is Clear.” The $51 million building project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020. As stated in a news release, “American Crystal is very proud to partner with RiverView as it continues to strive to provide these needed services,” said Tammy Moe, American Crystal’s Crookston factory cost accountant. The new building will include two floors. The top floor will house a patient centered, family-inclusive hospital inpatient unit with 18 patient rooms, three labor and delivery rooms and four family suites. The ground level will consolidate all three of RiverView’s current Crookston clinics, as well as a lobby cafe, non-denominational meditation room, relocated gift shop and an 80-occupant training and conference center.