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LaBeau joins Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing

WILLMAR -- Elliot N. LaBeau recently joined Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing in Willmar as a governmental auditor.

He has two years of accounting experience. LaBeau attended St. Cloud State University and received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in economics. He passed all four sections of the certified public accounting examine and is completing his work experience.

LaBeau specializes in governmental auditing.

He resides in Paynesville with his wife, Alicia, and their son.


* Amy Salo, a clinical dietitian in Affiliated Community Medical Centers' Bariatrics & Weight Control Center, the Willmar Diabetes Center, and the Health Learning Center, recently earned her master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Central Michigan University. Her Plan B paper was titled, "Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents."


* Physician Jennifer Lee-Pentz, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with Affiliated Community Medical Centers, has successfully completed the examination process and has become a certified diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology examines and certifies nearly 1,700 obstetrician-gynecologists and subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology/infertility and gynecologic oncology each year.

Dr. Lee-Pentz has been at ACMC-Willmar since 2007.

* Elizabeth Kadlec, a pharmacist at Rice Memorial Hospital and the Willmar Regional Cancer Center, was among seven pharmacists who recently completed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation's 2009-10 oncology patient care traineeship.

The traineeship is a 10-day experience-based certificate program to train pharmacy practitioners to establish and maintain specialized services for the management of patients with cancer.

It requires the completion of 30 hours of continuing education sponsored by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and passing a written exam in order to participate in the onsite training program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Washington.

* William W. Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice Memorial Hospital, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for health care leaders.

To earn fellow status, candidates must meet multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive exam, fulfilling academic and experience criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional and community involvement.

Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development.

They must undergo recertification every three years.