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Pinnacle Bank adds operations processor

Pinnacle Bank announced the addition of Alecia Young to its staff as operations processor. Young has nine years of banking experience most recently working for Farm Credit Services of America. Young and her husband Dustin reside in Marshalltown and have one daughter, Tinley.

“I am excited to join Pinnacle Bank’s staff and start my new journey,” Young said.

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

Pinnacle Bank has been serving its customers since 1927, with locations in Marshalltown and Toledo.

Local psychiatrist recognized among Iowa physicians

DES MOINES — The Iowa Medical Society presented the 2019 Merit Award to Marshalltown psychiatrist Dr. Doug Steenblock. In response to a 2015 IMS survey which found nearly 80 percent of Iowa physicians were experiencing some degree of professional burnout, the IMS Board of Directors established the Burnout Task Force. Steenblock served as the chair of the task force and led to the development of the Steenblock Report, the task force’s recommendations regarding how the society should support Iowa physicians, residents and medical students in this area.

The report drafted in 2017, continues to guide IMS’ work in the area of professional burnout and resiliency, leading to:

• A multi-professional burnout conference in 2018.

• Advocacy work to reduce administrative burden and simplify processes allowing physicians to focus on their patients.

• Regional awareness programs that are taking place throughout Iowa this year open to all healthcare professionals.

• Tools and resources to aid in changing the workplace to reduce instances of burnout.

Steenblock continues to work to reduce the stigma surrounding physician burnout and promote organizational and system changes to allow current and future Iowa physicians to thrive professionally and deliver the highest quality of care possible.

Since it was first presented in 1951 to Dr. Clyde A. Boice, Washington and Dr. Martin I. Olsen, Des Moines, a total of 87 members have been presented with Awards of Merit for service to the Iowa Medical Society and the medical profession with distinction.

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