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Mayo apps are honored

Mayo Clinic captured the top two prizes for Innovative Services in Health Management at the Edison Awards in Chicago.

The Gold went to the Mayo Clinic Patient App, which allows Mayo Clinic patients to have mobile access to their medical records and appointment schedules through the secure Patient Online Services account. It also provides the latest news and health information from Mayo Clinic. The app is currently available on iPad platforms and on Android devices.

The winner of the Silver award is Mayo's Asthma Connected Care App, a secure web-based application for teenagers with asthma, which helps them to manage their condition and allows for a direct contact with their medical team. The app is in a pilot form and will expand to include other clinical areas.

"We are delighted about the awards, they serve as an important recognition of our efforts to reach out to patients in novel ways," says Dr. Douglas Wood, medical director of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. "We will continue to develop tools to help patients take charge of their health."


Beyer joins Altra

Altra Federal Credit Union has hired Tracey Beyer as a real estate loan originator.

Beyer previously was a mortgage banker for River Valley Bank in Sheboygan. She's also worked for Weilage Corp. in Mankato and Verizon Wireless. Beyer has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from AIB College of Business in Des Moines.

Altra Federal Credit Union has 16 locations in nine states. It was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Onalaska.

Nurses are honored

The following Mayo Clinic nurses from the Primary Care Division recently received the 2013 Department of Nursing Individual Achievement Award.

This award recognizes registered nurses who have demonstrated exceptional achievements, contributions and dedication to patients, peers, and the nursing practice. Those honored are:

Therese Appel Jacobs, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; Pamela K. Burns, Family Medicine; Lorean M. Crandall, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; Rebecca K. Engdahl, Family Medicine; Christine A. Frie, Family Medicine; Shari A. Frueh, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; Debra J. Fugleberg, Family Medicine; Teri L. Glynn, Mayo Family Clinic Northwest; Doris (Dori) G. Greene, Mayo Family Clinic Northwest; Lucinda S. Hanson, Primary Care Internal Medicine; Kimberly A. Haze, Mayo Family Clinic Northwest; Jean M. Johnston, Primary Care Internal Medicine; Kay L. Nelson, Mayo Family Clinic Kasson; Randi E. Petersen, Mayo Family Clinic Kasson; Mary A. Robinson, Mayo Family Clinic Northeast; Teri N. Russell, Family Medicine; Joleen (Jo) E. Stamer, Primary Care Internal Medicine; Dawn M. Wallace, Family Medicine.

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