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Innovation in programs and responsiveness to community needs are priorities for Michelle Haefner, who recently became the president and chief executive officer of Bethesda Health and Housing. The organization serves 600-some older adults each day across a continuum of care that ranges from skilled nursing to housing, home health care and wellness. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

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WILLMAR — When Michelle Haefner envisions the future of services for aging adults, she sees opportunities to innovate, make use of technology and design programs that respond to what clients and caregivers need and want.


“The focus is on the person, the individual, and what does that person need. Our goal is to meet those needs and prepare for the future,” she said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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