Frontline workers at Stellis Health are now getting the vaccine protection they need against COVID-19. “We’re vaccinating frontline caregivers with the highest risk of being exposed to COVID-19 first so they can continue to provide critical care to others who may be infected with COVID-19,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, Chief Executive Officer of Stellis Health. Stellis Health family medicine physician Natalie Roeser, MD; pediatrician Matt Hoffman, MD; and OB/GYN Amanda Zehrer, MD, were among the first to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Stellis Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Health to assist in rolling out vaccine protection to all clinic staff and the public in the coming weeks.
Stellis Health CEO Douglas Hanson named one of Minnesota Physician’s 100 most influential health care leaders
Douglas Hanson, CEO of Stellis Health, has been named one of 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in 2020 by Minnesota Physician. Deemed by their peers to be highly influential in terms of leadership and impact, the 100 leaders are known for making health care in Minnesota a global model of excellence.
“Our people are what make Stellis Health among the very best in health care,” says Jason Halvorson, MD, President at Stellis Health. “Throughout his tenure, Douglas (Hanson) has continuously positioned Stellis Health for the future by ensuring we remain agile
Amanda Zehrer, MD, recently joined the women’s health team at Stellis Health. As an OB/GYN specialist, Dr. Zehrer cares for women throughout their pregnancy from planning to delivery and postpartum care. Her GYN practice includes annual wellness visits, incontinence care, menstrual issues, hysterectomy and ablation surgeries and much more. “We’re excited to have Dr. Zehrer join our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “From prenatal care and preventative health to managing acute and chronic illness, Dr. Zehrer cares for women of all ages, in both sickness and health.”
“As a knowledgeable mentor to my patients, I assess her healthcare needs, provide education on available options, and together we decide what is best for her,” says Dr. Zehrer. “This empowers my patients to take control of their healthcare and be comfortable with the chosen treatment plan.”
Bethel University recently named Stellis Health the Clinical Site of the Year, an annual award given to a clinic or health care organization that best exemplifies a long-term and enthusiastic commitment to the education of Bethel University Physician Assistant (PA) students. “Stellis Health providers have been very generous with their time, energy and expertise mentoring and precepting many of our students in family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, and orthopedics since our program began in 2013,” says Dan Leafblad, MD, Medical Director of the Bethel Physician Assistant Program.
Stellis Health has a long history of mentoring medical students. “Guiding and inspiring the next generation of medical providers is very important to all of us at Stellis Health,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, Chief Executive Officer of Stellis Health.
Kate Schroter, MD, recently joined Stellis Health. As a pediatrician, Dr. Schroter is dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. “We’re excited to welcome to Dr. Schroter to our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “She cares for the physical, mental, and social health of all infants, children and adolescents at our Albertville-St. Michael location.”
“I feel strongly about the importance of preventive medicine and encouraging healthy lifestyles,” says Dr. Schroter. “My goal is to care for children of all ages with respect, compassion, and love.”
Jacquelyn Harman, DO, recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. As a pediatrician, Dr. Harman specializes in the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to age 18. “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Harman join our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “From preventative health to managing acute and chronic illness, Dr. Harman cares for children at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.”
“I believe taking care of a child is a collaboration between the pediatrician, parents and the child to find a plan that is individualized for the child and the family,” says Dr. Harman. “Parenting is a very difficult and rewarding journey. A pediatrician’s job is to help you throughout that journey. I take the time to listen to every concern, no matter how big or small.”
CONGRATULATIONS Glenn Nemec, MD!! The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) recently awarded Dr. Nemec the Excellence in Teaching & Recognition of Service Award to recognize and salute his exemplary teaching and mentoring of the next generation of physicians. Thank you Dr. Nemec for all that you have done for medical students and Stellis Health!
RPAP is a nine-month, hands-on educational experience in which third-year medical students work with physicians and specialists in the clinic and hospital.
Minnesota Monthly named Jolyn Halvorson, DC, one of the Best Chiropractors in 2020. She has been caring for patients at Stellis Health for 18 years. “I’m honored and humbled to be named one of the best chiropractors in the state of Minnesota,” says Jolyn Halvorson, DC. “Being selected as a top chiropractor by my peers is so special—knowing that my peers would come to me for their own care as well as for their loved ones’ care means the world to me.”
Working side by side with the medical staff at Stellis Health, Dr. Halvorson provides well-rounded care as she helps address patients’ pain by making the patient an integral part of their own care.
Obstetrician/gynecologist Danielle Schirm, DO, FACOOG, recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. “We’re very pleased to have Dr. Schirm join our medical staff and community,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health.”Her special interests in adolescent health, infertility, low- and high-risk pregnancies, as well as minimally invasive surgery will play an integral part in advancing women’s health in our community.”
“I love empowering women! I enjoy helping them through all aspects of life and strive to care for all of my patients as if they were my sister or mother,” says Dr. Schirm.
Certified Physician Assistant Maura Romanshek, PA-C recently joined Stellis Health – Monticello Clinic. “We’re excited to welcome Maura to our community and medical staff,” says Douglas Hanson, MPA, CEO of Stellis Health. “Her interests in women’s health and addiction medicine are a great addition to our medical team.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve members of the Monticello community and look forward to establishing caring, long-term relationships with patients and families,” says Maura.