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Marshalltown Wound Healing Center earns Clinical Excellence Award

The UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center has been recognized with the Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

The Marshalltown Wound Healing Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent and a wound healing rate of more than 91 percent in less than 30 median days for two consecutive years. The award is named for Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical officer for Healogics.

As a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 centers, the Marshalltown Wound Healing Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds.

MHS counselor key member of College Access Advisory Council

HIAWATHA — Meri Edel, a school counselor at Marshalltown High School, is one of 14 members of a statewide advisory council on career and college access in Iowa. The advisory council plays a key role in the development of the Iowa College Access Network’s programs and services which prepare students for life after high school.

“Career and college planning and financial aid is an evolving process and can be confusing for families,” Rob Miller, president of ICAN, said. “ICAN strives to provide our clients with a level of service that is second to none and programs that will better serve the needs of students, families, counselors and schools.”

The ICAN Advisory Council met on Feb. 26, to discuss updates to ICAN’s programs and services, which included high school, college and career planning, financial aid and literacy and presentations and materials for Iowa students. The council also discussed challenges facing students and parents and brainstormed solutions to close the gap on post-high school education and training attainment. The council meets formally once per year, with conference calls for specific program discussions.

“The Advisory Council has firsthand knowledge of the issues students are facing every day,” Miller said. “The Council’s insights and suggestions allow us to provide quality services that families can use now as they plan for postsecondary education.”

United Bank & Trust adds new retail banking officer

United Bank & Trust announced that Sarah Gerstandt has recently joined it staff as a retail banking officer.

Gerstandt has more than seven years of experience in retail management and in her new role, will oversee the retail area of the bank.

“Sarah’s management and customer service experience will blend in nicely at United Bank and Trust. Her strong customer service and relationship skills will serve as a tremendous asset to the bank and to our customers” Jennifer Hass, senior vice president, said.

“I look forward to working with our customers, getting to know the community and giving the best service possible to our customers. I have a passion for helping people and look forward to helping you,” Gerstandt said.

Gerstandt, a native of Newton, is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa. She resides in Marshalltown with her husband, Travis and their daughter.

Pinnacle Bank Board of Directors adds new member

Pinnacle Bank announced the addition of Beth Miller to its board of directors. Miller is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant. After graduation, she worked for the State Auditor’s office for three years. Currently, she is the managing partner and owner of Bowman and Miller, P.C, where she has worked the past 30 years.

“I am honored and excited to have been chosen to serve on the Pinnacle Bank Board of Directors and look forward to working with David, Damon and the other board members to continue Pinnacle Bank’s dedicated service to area businesses and individuals,” Miller said.

Miller is an active member of her community. She serves as president of the Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook, treasurer of the Gladbrook Commercial Club, treasurer of the Gladbrook Corn Carnival and member of the Gladbrook Community Foundation, as well as many additional fundraising committees. Past community involvement has included Gladbrook-Reinbeck School board member, Gladbrook-Reinbeck Booster Club treasurer and Crayon Corner Preschool board member. She is also a member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s and American Institute of Public Accountants.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Miller to Pinnacle Bank’s board of directors,” Damon Morrison, president, said. “She brings substantial knowledge, industry experience and energy to the board of directors. I look forward to working closely with her to support the bank’s continued high performance and growth.”

Miller and her husband Brett reside in Gladbrook and have two grown children, Justin (Anna) Miller and Hannah (Tanner) Thompson and one grandchild, Kinley.

Pinnacle Bank brings in new operations processor

Pinnacle Bank announced the addition of Tina Dutton to its staff as operations processor. Dutton graduated from Marshalltown High School and has 9+ years of banking experience. She most recently worked for Collins-Maxwell Schools as an administrative assistant. Dutton and her husband Brandon reside in Marshalltown and have two children, Tayven and Tasha. She has one grown child, Austin.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to work for Pinnacle Bank and join the Operations Department and the rest of the team,” Dutton said.

“I am very pleased with Tina joining Pinnacle Bank’s operations staff. She will provide the experience and knowledge to support Pinnacle Bank’s growth while providing excellent customer service in our Operations Department,” Vice President Jane Heatwole said.

United Bank & Trust hires new administrative assistant

United Bank & Trust announced that Ruth Anne Kosbau has recently joined their staff as an administrative assistant.

Kosbau received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Fashion Design from Regent’s University in London. Shortly thereafter, she held various positions in retail management. In her new position at the bank, Kosbau will serve as receptionist and be responsible for assisting with marketing, event planning and administrative duties.

“Ruth Anne’s customer service experience coupled with her design background will serve her very well in this position,” Jennifer Hass, senior vice president, said. “We look forward to working with Ruth Anne and incorporating her new ideas into our marketing efforts.”

“My favorite part about working at United Bank & Trust is the team I work with. Everyone has a great sense of camaraderie and pride, not only within the bank, but also within our community. The community involvement that all of the employees at the bank are involved in continues to inspire me every day,” Kosbau said.

Kosbau and her husband reside in Marshalltown.


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