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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
August 31, 2016
Granite Falls Hospital to establish clinic next year
Citing frustrations with declining market share and health professional recruitment by Affiliated Community Medical Centers, Granite Falls Municipal...
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar Medical Services discusses new same-day surgery center
WILLMAR — A brand-new outpatient surgery center will eventually join the local array of health care services. The project has been under discussion...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07am
April 11, 2016
Olympic Wrestling: Déjà vu all over again for Wechter
Willmar surgeon John Wechter had his dreams of earning a spot on the U.S. Greco-Roman Olympic team scuttled by a recurring shoulder injury
April 11, 2016 - 11:58pm
February 9, 2016
ACMC ventures into accountable care
WILLMAR — The entry of Affiliated Community Medical Centers into the world of accountable care organizations probably won’t be immediately...
February 9, 2016 - 10:49pm
February 6, 2016
Wearing red for heart health
Orthopedic receptionists Vonna Faber, from left, and Mardi Eckhoff and orthopedic nurse Amie Carlson wear red Friday at Affiliated Commity Medical...
February 6, 2016 - 10:02am
ACMC selects new president, CEO
WILLMAR — Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith has been chosen as the new president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Community Medical Centers. Smith will assume her duties in January 2016, ACMC announced in a news release. Dr. Ronald Holmgren, who has been president and CEO of the...
July 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
July 1, 2015
Local clinics approach medical marijuana cautiously
WILLMAR — As Minnesota enters a new era of legalized medical marijuana, Willmar-area health providers are taking the cautious route. Affiliated Community Medical Centers is leaving it up to individual doctors to decide whether to become certifiers for medical cannabis use — a...
July 1, 2015 - 11:31pm
Transition underway: Change began months ago in preparation for retirement of ACMC administrator
WILLMAR — As administrator of Affiliated Community Medical Centers, there were days when Terry Tone literally had to roll up his sleeves — like the time floodwaters threatened to cause a sewer backup at ACMC in Granite Falls and he pitched in, tie and all, to help stack sandbags. Tone,...
September 1, 2014 - 10:51pm
August 27, 2014
Patient thanks clinic with art
WILLMAR — A thank-you note probably would have been enough, but Deb Shriver wanted to do more to show her gratitude to the doctors at Affiliated Community Medical Centers who have cared for her and her family. So she commissioned a one-of-a-kind work of art. The watercolor by...
August 27, 2014 - 9:48am
October 23, 2013
Creativity, planning key to throwing a memorable holiday party
It’s not even Halloween yet, but many businesses have already started thinking about this year’s holiday party. ...
October 23, 2013 - 1:04am
October 22, 2013
ACMC breaks ground in Marshall
MARSHALL — Affiliated Community Medical Centers broke ground Monday on a planned new ambulatory surgery center in Marshall, part of an effort to provide cost-effective outpatient surgical services for area residents. A group of clinic administrators and providers gathered to celebrate...
October 22, 2013 - 11:14pm
ACMC breaks ground for new surgery center in Marshall, Minn.
MARSHALL — Affiliated Community Medical Center broke ground on a planned new ambulatory surgery center in Marshall on Monday, part of an effort to provide cost-effective outpatient surgical services for area residents. A group of clinic administrators and providers gathered...
October 22, 2013 - 10:22am
September 16, 2013
ACMC names new administrator
WILLMAR — Stephen Gerberding has been hired as the new administrator of Affiliated Community Medical Centers, effective in December. ACMC...
September 16, 2013 - 11:29am
June 18, 2013
ACMC earns health care home certification
WILLMAR - It’s official: Affiliated Community Medical Centers is now certified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a health care home. The multispecialty regional health network announced the news Tuesday. The certification applies to all of ACMC’s clinic locations:...
June 18, 2013 - 11:40am
April 29, 2013
Nephrologist-hospitalist to join ACMC in July
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Center announces that Carlos Franco Palacios, M.D., a physician in nephrology and a hospitalist, will join the team of health care specialists in July 2013. Dr. Palacios received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Asuncion,...
April 29, 2013 - 9:33pm