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Altru new hires

Dr. Erica Wiegandt has joined the optometry team at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from UND and completed her Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore.

Dr. Megan Christensen has joined the anesthesia team at Altru in Grand Forks. She earned her medical degree from UND and completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Altru earns award

Altru Health System has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to providing appropriate stroke treatment.

RiverView Health new hire

Dr. Sherine Talaat has joined RiverView Health in Crookston, specializing in internal medicine. Talaat is a graduate of the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

UND School of Nursing student awarded

Brenna Skytland, a certified nursing assistant at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, N.D., and a student at the UND School of Nursing has received the $1,000 Allan B. Engen nurse scholarship from the North Dakota Long Term Care Association.

Hugo's hires Mounce

Steven Mounce has joined Hugo's Family Marketplace as the produce merchandiser. He has 41 years experience in the grocery and produce industry, having worked for Piggly Wiggly, Sun Mart and SpartanNash

SCORE chapter earns top award

The Grand Forks chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration offering free and confidential advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs, has earned the top Platinum award. The chapter has met or exceeded standards in areas such as operations, finance, ethics, leadership, sustainability and chapter growth.

Over the past year, the group has served more than 400 clients in the Grand Forks area.