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ITINEL TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Page 7 thru at Duebers Thursday afternoon a car driven by Donnabelle Eichner of Westbrook the curb and ran into the front door of Duebers Variety Store. rently she accidently hit the gas instead of the brake. Fortunately noone ;injured in the incident. 00hetek Medical Services Ct TM 8hetek Medical 0Ces; you see it on many }brook Health Center IC) ads. Shetek Medical ..Ces, you've heard it ioned on the radio and l it's logo on brochures. .ast is Shetek Medical and what connec- dk., es it have to the took Health Center? ly in the year 2000. Liicoln Murray --  .tone :Public Health 'e. |. made the decision htinue Home Health =es ending provision of E: Service in Murray tr Due to the large s of etdeMy rein- if l,," ' and their health care (': the Murray Count)" . of Commissioners and I ''Fir . ital Board of Directors d to pursue ways ta ,'de this necessary lt.h care service. The lon was made to initi- 1011 discussions with neigh- i health care facilities lacy and Westbrook with hLttation of forming a "rative effort to pro- ell ome Care services ghout the area. Home  Services through Tracy Area Medical Services had been in place since 1992 making this established service delivery model a viable choice to build upon when forming a collabora- tive service system. In February of 2000 board members from Westbrook Health Center, Tracy .Area Medical Services and Murray County Memorial Hospital met for the first time to discuss pos- sible collaboration to pro- vide home care services throughout the area. The following meetings led to the formation of a tri-hospital home health agency and the eventual formation of the Limited Liability Corporation (L.L.C.) to become known as Shetek Medical Services. Organizational and gover- nance issues were addressed and resolved with recom- mendations sent to the Sioux Valley Regional Health System. (The Westbrook and Tracy facili- ties are Sioux Valley leased facilities). Discussions con- tinued with the assistance of legal consul and on May k- 'e following concerned & responsible (tizens and businesses support the lSages, churches, and their activities. !Greenwood " .,00!lursery LanCOmplete garden & r dscape center in S.W Minnesota" ' '! S. ith Street " - 629-3485 Tracy Y. 23 Ph. 532-9430 "'P't,,p, l Marshall 0014eadowland Farmers ,00Ow:OE. Clements Sanborn den, Revere, Lucanl illtbrook, Avoca BERTON - MAIN OFFICE 752-7352 00akmuhs 0000ency . 7-859-2154 alnut Grove, MN. 507-274-6700 tlr/estbrook, MN 00-aynard's Center 274-5555 k.brook, MN. Westbrook / Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. b= C=,V= I= ] I= $mm==mm- Your local long term provider since 1961 149 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 ,, .., 18th, 2001, Shetek Medical Services became an official medical service delivery sys- tem bringing with it new health care opportunities for the people of Cottonwood, Murray; Lyon, and Redwood Counties. Through this collabora- tive effort and the establish- ment of Shetek Medical Services, several initiatives have been realized. Shetek Home Care Services, with a staff of 4 Professional Home Care nurses and 4 Home Care assistants, now serve over 70 clients within a four c6unty area. A mobile Ultra Sound Unit (leased o Rural Imaging Solutions) provides diagnostic imaging capabili- ties for the three Shetek Hospitals. Administrative (i.e. Administrators, Human Resources, Social Services and Community Relations/Marketing) duties are now shared among the three hospitals allowing a cost saving for each facility without compromising patient services. Continuing the 3-hospi- tal relationship started in early 2000 a Shetek Hospital's Task Force is now meeting regularly to put into place a feasible plan for the future that will be mutu- ally beneficial to each of the three communities, Westbrook's Westbrook Health Center, Slayton's Murray County Memorial Hospital, and Tracy's Tracy Area Medical Services. Together with their partner, Shetek Medical Services, the three rural medical delivery systems, facing financial and operational difficulties a short time ago, are now working together to provide a higher, more com- prehensive level of medical care to all people of the area. You can review (and comment if you wish) the Shetek Hospital's Task Force meeting minutes by going to HYPERLINK http ://www. tracyare a med- and clicking on the Task Force icon in the upper left corner. Auto & R.V. Repair Wheel Alignment Glass |nsmllea We have one of the South- west's most modem body shops, with separate paint- booth - all makes - KLASSE Sales & Service Westbrook, MN. 507- 274.6166 Finger Printing Officer B randy Vandekieft and Chief Alan Wahl were busy finger print- ing the elementary students at Westbrook last week. The project is funded locally by the City of Westbrook. Hi Tech heart A student of the University of Minnesota demonstrated a Hi-Tech heart to Mr. Larson's fourth graders last week. The students learned about how to take care of their hearts through good habits. 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