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Blind soon will have two more reasons to visit KIA

Two sculptures designed for blind and visually impaired patrons of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will soon be unveiled.

The works by two Michigan artists were to be presented Tuesday, Nov. 18 but Mother Nature intervened. The unveiling is to be rescheduled. The new pieces will be part of the KIA's Touch Art Tour.

Since 2011 The KIA Education Department has offered a Touch Art Tour for the blind and visually impaired, developed with members of the Kalamazoo visually impaired community and experts in the field of education for the visually impaired. More than 150 visitors have participated in this program in the last three years.

After two years, the KIA Touch Art committee decided that it was time to expand the program and sought funding to add new pieces to the museum's collection that could be part of the tour.

A $3,800 grant was awarded in 2013, and the artists were commissioned shortly thereafter.

The artists, Paul Ponchillia and Steve Curl, will present the artwork to KIA Executive Director Belinda Tate, Director of Museum Education Susan Eckhardt, and Curator of Education Michelle Stempien.

Representatives from the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund, which funded the sculptures and members of the KIA Touch Art committee also will be on hand.

Paul Ponchillia, who is visually impaired, lives in Three Rivers. He works primarily with stone, bone, and other natural materials to create carvings with an Inuit influence. He also is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michgan University.

Steve Curl creates fantastical, whimsical creatures -- dragons and robots -- from found metal objects with touchable textures.  

The KIA's Touch Tours differs from those offered by other museums in that visitors engage directly with the works of art through touch and discussion with KIA docents, or tour guides, rather than simply listening to recordings or verbal descriptions.

"This grant has allowed us to increase our sculptural offerings and develop new ways for blind and low vision visitors to interact with art objects," says Michelle Stempien, Curator of Education.

Source: Katie Houston, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Borgess welcomes two family practice doctors, new cardiologist

Gurkit Miranpuri, MD, and Sarnarendra Miranpuri, DPM, MD, have joined Borgess ProMed Family Practice at its the Woodbridge Hills location. And Shweta Aggarwal, MD, has joined Borgess Heart Center for Excellence, Borgess Heart Institute, as a non-invasive cardiologist.

Dr. Gurkit Miranpuri recently completed her family medicine residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. Prior to her residency, Dr. Miranpuri was a research coordinator for the Office of Clinical Trials in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

She earned her medical degree from Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College in India, where she also completed an internship in internal medicine.

Dr. Sarnarendra Miranpuri comes to Borgess ProMed Family Practice from the Detroit Medical Center, where he was director of clinical research in the Division of Podiatric Surgery. He has worked extensively in clinical research, and speaks nationally and internationally on diabetes-related foot and ankle deformities.

Dr. Miranpuri earned his medical degree from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Fla. He completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at North Chicago Veterans Affairs Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He also completed fellowship training in reconstructive surgery of the diabetic foot and ankle at the Detroit Medical Center.

Dr. Aggarwal comes to Borgess from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was a cardiology fellow.

She completed her residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, and also was a resident medical officer in the Department of Medicine at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in India.

She earned her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. Dr. Aggarwal is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

The Borgess Heart Institute treats nearly 20,000 cardiac patients each year. Borgess introduced the area’s first open-heart surgery program, and was one of the nation’s first hospitals to receive The Joint Commission certification for heart failure care.

All three doctors are accepting new patients.

Source: Borgess 

AVB hires two project supervisors and an intern

AVB has made several hires recently.

AVB recently hired Kevin Frye as a Senior Project Superintendent for commercial projects.
He comes to AVB with more than 18 years of experience in the industry  will use his experience to ensure the effective and on time completion of commercial projects as Project Superintendent.

Project Manager Superintendent he previously was responsible for providing construction management of varied projects nationwide.  Frye has developed project schedules, coordinated skilled trades, reviewed and approved pay applications, maintained and provided daily reports of activities of projects for distribution to clients.  He was also responsible for the development of pre- and post-bid project documents, such as bid packages, scope of work, schedules, jobsite rules, safety programs, site logistic plans in order to provide complete and overall “start to finish management” of varied types of construction projects.  Frye has also achieved LEED Green Associate accreditation.

Clayton Stull has been hired as a Commercial Project Superintendent. Since 2006, Stull has worked as a Senior Project Engineer and Assistant Superintendent on projects ranging from K-12 and higher education to retail and healthcare.  He most recently was involved in the construction of the new WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine. At AVB Stull will be the   Superintendent of commercial projects. He will be responsible for construction activities including management of the daily work and progress of trade contractors. Stull graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction Management.

Mason Mellema has joined the company as a  Project Engineer Intern. Mellema is expected to graduate from Western Michigan University in December with his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and a mathematics minor. He has previous experience in Project Engineering as a Monroe-Brown Intern at a national construction firm that formerly had a local office. Mellema is experienced with computer programs such as Constructware, Prolog, AutoCAD, and RISA 2D. At AVB, he will be responsible for assisting in scheduling, budget review and management, as well as submittal review and closeout documents on a variety of commercial projects.

Source: AVB Inc.

Image Guided radio-therapy system now offered at Lakeland HealthCare

A new cancer treatment that brings together new imaging and motion management technologies in a new design called image-guided radiotherapy is now offered at Lakeland HealthCare in St. Joseph.

The TrueBeam radiotherapy system uses advanced, three-dimensional imaging to “see” and target tumors with precision measured in units less than a millimeter.

The system allows doctors to customize the dose of radiation delivered to a tumor, helping to minimize exposure to nearby healthy tissue. Accuracy checks are performed every 10 milliseconds throughout the entire treatment.

TrueBeam radiotherapy system makes it possible to deliver treatment more quickly. It also monitors tumor motion and compensates for it.

The radiotherapy system is designed to improve treatment for lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer.

Using the TrueBeam system also allows doctors to select the best treatment for every type of cancer, which means a wider spectrum of advanced radiotherapy treatment options can be offered to many more patients.

Patients experience greater comfort as treatments take less time and come with improved precision.

"With the TrueBeam technology, patients’ treatment times are greatly reduced, sometimes to just minutes per day," says Radiation Oncologist Peter Lai, PhD, MD. "Patients can also take comfort in knowing they have constant contact with their care providers during treatment with the built-in video and audio system."

Lakeland HealthCare is a non-profit, community-owned health system, which includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, rehabilitation centers, long-term care, hospice, home care services, and physician practices.

Source: Lakeland HealthCare


Perrigo hires brand marketing manager, legal counsel

Adriane Siefert  has been hired as Senior Legal Counsel for the legal department of Perrigo Co. in Allegan.

She will provide legal counsel on commercial matters and general business issues. She will draft and negotiate commercial contracts for Perrigo's global strategic procurement.

Siefert previously worked as legal counsel for American Global pharmaceutical company and previously served as the general counsel and compliance officer for an informatics and health care research organization.

Siefert earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior management with a business legal studies minor from Miami University in Oxford, OH. She graduated cum laude, with honors in health law, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Rosalyn Risdon has been hired as Senior Associate Store Brand Marketing Manager for Perrigo Co. Risdon will work in Allegan and be responsible for strategic leadership and marketing management in the gastrointestinal and women’s health categories.

Risdon has 15 years of related experience, including the last nine years with a consumables retailing private label company, managing store brands for multiple retailers in the U.S.  

She previously worked as a category development manager for a local, family owned cookie company. She started her career as a marketing coordinator with a Michigan-based dairy products manufacturer.

Risdon earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management with a focus on marketing, both from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. Rosalyn is from Caledonia and currently resides in Byron Center.

Source: Perrigo Co.

Borgess ProMed adds nurse practitioner

Katherine McLellan, MSN, NP-C, has joined Borgess ProMed Family Practice as a nurse practitioner.

She will work at the Woodbridge Hills location at 7901 Angling Road in Portage.

McLellan most recently was a summer school nurse for the Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, where she was responsible for the assessment and treatment of children in the Title 1 and Migrant Programs.

Her experience includes being a nursing director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and she was a registered nurse and nursing manager in the Neurovascular and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. McLellan also was a staff nurse in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

McLellan recently completed a master’s degree in family nurse practitioner at Michigan State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor.

McLellan is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse. She is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Neuro Critical Care Society, and Stroke Care Network Division of the National Stroke Association.

Source: Michael Smith, Borgess

MPI acquires Jasper Research and Development

MPI Research of Mattawan is continuing in its pursuit to the be a "one-stop resource"  for drug makers looking for better ways to develop and test their products.

In June of 2013, MPI Research partnered with two companies that came with the experience and high-tech equipment to accelerate drug discovery and development. Groundbreaking for the new Translational Imaging Center with its cyclotron and specialized services took place September 2013 and it is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.

Now, MPI has acquired Jasper Clinical Research & Development, Inc, known for its wide range of services connected with early-stage drug studies.

The company says "both initiatives – the Translational Imaging Center and Jasper Clinic – will provide biopharmaceutical companies with the opportunity to move their drugs and devices more efficiently along the development pathway."

Jasper Clinic has experience in providing research results on what drugs do to the body, what happens to the drugs as they move through the body, including and how they are metabolized and excreted. It has studied how certain genetics differences cause drugs to metabolize in different ways. And the clinic has experience with biomarkers, a substance introduced into an organism as a means to examine organ function or other aspects of health.

"This is a unique and exciting opportunity for us to become part of a contract research organization that truly offers bench to bedside services," says Dean Knuth, founder of Jasper Clinic.

The acquisition includes Jasper Clinic's 50-bed clinical trial unit. The three-story, 25,000-square-foot clinic is located on the downtown Kalamazoo campus of Bronson Hospital, and is physically connected to Bronson's Level 1 trauma center.

Jasper Clinic has a long history, beginning when it was constructed in 1984 and used as a testing unit for Phase 1 clinical trials for the Upjohn Co. When Pfizer Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. merged in April 2003, it became an independent operation known as Jasper Clinic.

Many of the more than 80 staff members of Jasper Clinic have been with them throughout the various organizational changes. They will now become MPI Research employees.

The acquisition of Jasper Clinic gives MPI the opportunity to further strengthen its collaborative relationships with other life science organizations located in the immediate vicinity: Bronson Methodist Hospital and the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, says MPI Research Chairman and CEO William U. Parfet.

"The addition of the Jasper Clinic is an important step toward making MPI Research the leading 'one-stop' resource for the early drug development community. From candidate selection in discovery, through preclinical safety assessment, proof-of-distribution imaging studies, and now, clinical trials, we can offer the full continuum of lead to proof-of-concept services for new drug candidates," says Parfet.

Source: MPI Research

Three Rivers Downtown Development Association hires intern

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Association/Main Street Program has hired Rebecca Kramb as communications and events intern.

As a part of her internship, Kramb will assist the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Program with website management, creative writing and blogging about the downtown community, managing social media accounts, and occasionally working on other various Main Street initiatives.

Kramb is a 2008 graduate of Three Rivers High School, where she finished top 25 in her class and received highest honors. She went on to attend Glen Oaks Community College from 2009 to 2011. She made the President’s List in both 2010 and 2011.
Kramb recently earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Sigma Tau Delta. At WMU, she majored in creative writing and minored in communication.

“Rebecca is extremely qualified for this position, and she is a great addition to everything we’re trying to accomplish in the infancy stages of the program,” says Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Executive Director Brian Persky.

“Rebecca has an excellent understanding of the Three Rivers community, and even more importantly, she seems to have a true passion for downtown," says Persky. "I know everyone will really enjoy getting to know Rebecca as an ambassador of the Main Street program.”

Source: Brian Persky, Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Program

7GenAE staff grows by two

On the heels of the Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC, announcement that it is moving into the Western Michigan University Business Technology and Research Park, the firm has said it has made two new hires.

Jeremy Berg has joined the firm as director of architectures. Kristine O. Parsons is the new transportation engineering and planning manager.

Berg will oversee the firm’s growing architectural practice and assist in the expansion of its federal programs. He also will collaborate with team members to support the firm’s strategic business direction in design/build and construction services.

Before joining Seven Generations, Berg was the architectural department manager of Wiley|Wilson’s Alexandria, Va. office, where he oversaw the architectural department. He was responsible for business developments, proposal writing, project management, technical guidance and mentorship of young professionals.  

Berg also has been director of Nika Architects + Engineering, a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) firm, The program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. The firm successfully graduated from the program and is now a diverse provider of design services in the government and private sectors. He also spent seven years running his own boutique architectural practice.

There he was both architect and general contractor, leading projects from concept to completion. He says his experience running his own firm gave him a love of building green as well as an appreciation of the design/build approach to project delivery.

Berg earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture from SUNY at Buffalo and a Masters of Architecture from University of Michigan. He enjoys an eclectic taste in music and when away from the office, spends time with his wife and five children.

Parsons will oversee the firm’s growing transportation sector and assist in entering the Michigan (MDOT), Indiana (INDOT), Ohio (ODOT) and Illinois (IDOT) state transportation department markets.

As a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, she also will collaborate with team members to support the firm’s strategic business direction in planning, design, and construction services for federal agencies – with an emphasis on Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services and Indian Education.

Before joining Seven Generations, Parsons was a transportation project manager at AECOM in Raleigh, N.C., where she managed a variety of complex and high profile transportation planning projects and feasibility studies. She was responsible for client coordination, stakeholder engagement, transportation business development, proposal writing, project management, technical guidance, and mentorship of young professionals.

Parsons also previously was a planning project manager at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), where she managed preconstruction highway projects throughout the eastern part of the state, including the 182-mile I-95 Corridor Planning & Finance Study, the largest proposed interstate reconstruction and rehabilitation project in the nation.  She also spent several years employed with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) as the assistant stormwater manager, learning the ins and outs of highway drainage design and construction.

Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering with a concentration in Natural Resources from Clemson University. Away from the office, she enjoys hiking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and son.

"Jeremy and Kristine are seasoned industry executives well known for their leadership abilities," says Troy Clay, chief executive officer at Seven Generations. "Jeremy is an active principal in all phases of the practice of architecture, including master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration, while Kristine is known to actively engage owners, stakeholders, consultants and community members in all phases of a project. Their collective experience in leading complex teams, coordinating competing perspectives, and directing major projects will add further dimension and strength to the Seven Generations team."

Source: Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC,

Borgess welcomes two health care providers

Two surgeons have joined Borgess Health.

James R. Jastifer, MD, has joined the staff of Borgess Orthopedics, part of the Borgess Bone & Joint Institute, as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Jastifer specializes in ankle replacement, and recently completed an Idaho Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Coughlin Clinic in Boise, Idaho. In 2013, he completed his residency at the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (now the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine).  

Dr. Jastifer received his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

Dr. Jastifer has taught orthopaedic biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Western Michigan University and currently serves as an adjunct professor in the department. Dr. Jastifer is a publisher and co-publisher of numerous recent medical articles. Borgess Orthopedics is located at 2490 S. 11th Street in Kalamazoo.

Samer A. Kanaan, MD, has joined Borgess Cardiothoracic Surgery as a thoracic surgeon.

Dr. Kanaan is an award-winning surgeon who for four consecutive years has been given the America’s Top Surgeons Award in Thoracic Surgery from the Consumers Research Council of America. He also was named the 2012 Top Doctors in America in Thoracic Surgery by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Kanaan comes to Borgess from Queen of the Valley Medical Associates in Napa, Calif., where in 2011 he held the position of chairman of the Department of Surgery at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

He is a former associate surgeon and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Fellow in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Southern California. In addition, he was a research fellow in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Kanaan completed his residency in general surgery from Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical  Center in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Evanston, Ill., and also received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Northwestern University. Dr. Kanaan is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Both are accepting new patients.

Source: Michael Smith, Borgess

Bronson welcomes three new health care providers

Bronson in Kalamazoo has recently added three new health care providers to its staff.

Nathan Mollberg, DO, to its team. Dr. Mollberg, a native of Southwest Michigan, is the latest team member to join Bronson Cardiothoracic Surgery. Mollberg is board eligible in cardiothoracic surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at University of Illinois at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Ill., and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He specializes in thoracic oncology and has special interests in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, VATS lobectomy and minimally invasive esophagectomy.  

Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists has added Christina Vaughn, DNP, to their team. She joins a group of internal medicine hospital specialists who provide around-the-clock prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical diseases for hospitalized patients. Vaughn is a board certified nurse practitioner and earned her doctorate of nursing practice from University of Michigan in Flint, Mich.  
Joseph Wheeler, PhD, has joined the team Bronson Neuroscience Center. Dr. Wheeler is a clinical psychologist with a subspecialty in neuropsychology. He completed his fellowship of clinical neuropsychology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind. Dr. Wheeler completed his psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences internship at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of psychological disorders associated with conditions affecting the brain. These conditions include dementia and memory loss as well as neurological competency testing for certain surgical procedures. Dr. Wheeler will provide neuropsychological testing services in Kalamazoo and Paw Paw. He can be reached at Bronson Neuroscience Center – Kalamazoo, or BronsonLakeView Neurobehavioral Health.

All are accepting new patients.

Source: Bronson

Perrigo Co. hires production supervisor, engineer, and business manager

A new production supervisor, business manager and engineer have all joined Perrigo Co. in Allegan.

James Sebree is the new Production Supervisor for the second shift Liquid Value Stream.

He comes to Perrigo with 15 years supervisory and management experience in the food and beveage industry. He is a retired Army Colonel with Infantry and Logistics background, having served in active duty, the Reserves, and the National Guard.

Sebree earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1974 and an MBA from Spring Arbor University in 2013. Sebree is from Dayton, Ohio and currently lives in Kalamazoo.

Anthony Hogan is now the Factory OTC Business Manager for the e-commerce team, also in Allegan.

Hogan's responsibilities include building a digital commerce strategy related to the expansion of Perrigo direct sales and customer engagement opportunities, delivering increased sales and best-in-class customer experiences, and working on special projects related to the digital commerce space.

He comes to Perrigo with 14 years of experience in e-commerce. He was the director of digital commerce and project management offices at an American-owned, Fortune 100 global technology company. He was also an online channel manager at a multinational financial institution.

Hogan earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Maryland UC. He is Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation Certified, and currently attends Texas A&M’s Commerce in MBA program. Hogan is from Austin, Texas and now lives in Kalamazoo.

Samantha Oudeh has been hired as a Continuous Improvement Engineer for the Technical Operations team. Oudeh will analyze and make recommendations for improvements to the company's tablet manufacturing processes.

Oudeh held two internships at Perrigo. Her first was as a production engineer in liquid manufacturing, and her second was as a continuous improvement engineer for tablet manufacturing.   

Oudeh earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University.  She is from Livonia and now lives Grand Rapids.

Source: Rebecca Herrington, Perrigo Co.

Lee Honor College gets LEED certification

Western Michigan University prides itself on its practices in sustainability and how green its buildings are. The school recently earned one more recognition for its vigilance in such areas.

The building that houses WMU's Lee Honors College has been awarded LEED silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the 10th building on campus to receive LEED certification and 10 more are currently in the certification process.

"With 20 buildings either completed or going through the certification process, WMU is a leader in the state and region for LEED-certified buildings," says Peter J. Strazdas, WMU associate vice president for facilities management. "As WMU continues to focus on its sustainability goals, our Facilities Management department team will continue to be successful in gaining LEED-building certifications and reducing overall energy costs."

LEED is considered the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. To receive certification it must be shown that the building meets rigorous standards for sustainability, water and energy efficiency, resource selection, and environmental quality.

Soon WMU students will have a chance to learn more about the LEED certification process. Details are being worked out to offer a graduate class that can give students the opportunity to obtain practical experience in certifying buildings. Those enrolled in the class will assist WMU in the detailed process of collecting the data on existing campus buildings that is required for them to earn LEED certification.

Jaime Van Mourik, Green Building Council director of higher education; professional staff members in Facilities Management; and Dr. Osama Abudayyeh, WMU professor and chair of civil and construction engineering are collaborating on the class.

Source: Jeanne Baron, Western Michigan University

Perrigo hires new vice president

A new vice president. Corporate Global Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer has been hired by Perrigo Co. Clivetty Martinez will be responsible for overseeing he daily compliance program’s activities. She will promote awareness of Perrigo’s code of conduct and core values, identify areas of compliance risk, and guidete efforts of the compliance teams at each Perrigo location worldwide. She will work in Allegan.

Dr. Martinez has 14 years of global compliance experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. She has numerous certifications in compliance, including a Health Care Compliance certification from Seton Hall University, a Leadership in Compliance certification from INSEAD University in France, and a CCEP Certification from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

In 2013, she received an award for outstanding leadership from The International Women’s Leadership Association. Additionally, she received a certificate of appreciation from the University of Miami School of Business Administration for outstanding performance and lasting contributions in development of their certification in Latin America Health Care Compliance Program.

Dr. Martinez has a doctorate in international health studies. She received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Duquesne University. She received a pre-law/labor relations certificate from Cornell University. Dr. Martinez is from Miami, Florida, and will be relocating to Michigan for this new position.    

Source: Rebecca Herrington, Perrigo Co

Borgess welcomes three physicians

Nilam B. Patel, MD; Evan Pelc, DO; and Jessica D. Segedy, DO, have joined Borgess ProMed Physicians.

Dr. Patel is a pediatrician at the Woodbridge Hills location. She has been a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has taught in the MSU College of Human and Osteopathic Medicine.

She completed her pediatric residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. She earned her medical degree from American University of Antigua-Kasturba Medical College International Center in Manipal, India.

She completed medical technology clinical training at the William Beaumont Hospital School of Medical Technology in Royal Oak, Mich., and also earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the Lyman Briggs College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.

Dr. Pelc has joined Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics in Richland.

He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, and obtained his medical education at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing.

He earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Pelc is board certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program. He holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Jessica D. Segedy has joined Borgess ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Woodbridge Hills in Portage.

Dr. Segedy obtained her medical education at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. She most recently completed her residency training in pediatrics at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Segedy received a bachelor’s degree in human biology and psychology from Michigan State University.

She now serves as a clinical instructor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association. Dr. Segedy is board certified in neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support.

All are accepting new patients.

Source: Michael Smith, Borgess
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