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UW-Eau Claire health care administration program presents awards

June 11, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire health care administration program and Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) recently announced 2012 Distinguished Service Award recipients.

CHAASE is a partnership of academia, service organizations and professional associations that supports the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program and the health and aging services profession.

Student Melissa Sweitzer, of St. Paul, Minn., received the Heyde Health Care Entrepreneurial Award for a project focused on enhancing residents' sleep patterns. The award recognizes the most entrepreneurial leadership projects by health care administration students during their 50-week practicum experiences. Students Kat Kilbane, of Esko, Minn., and Ashley Kornhoff, of Franklin, received honorable mention recognition for their projects focused on a wellness center and employee empowerment program, respectively.

Rebecca Brunz, of Madison Lake, Minn., received the Distinguished Student Award. Brunz will start the health care administration program's required 50-week practicum in June at Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills, Minn.

Randy Snyder, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators and a member of the CHAASE board of advisers, received the Distinguished Service Award. Scott Frank, administrator and principal of Oak Park Place in Madison and a 1985 alumnus of the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program, received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Chris Krebsbach, executive director at Golden Living Lake Ridge in Roseville, Minn., was the recipient of the Distinguished Preceptor Award.

Visit the CHAASE website to learn more about CHAASE and the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program.

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