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Winona Health-Wolf

Rebecca (Becca) Wolf, CNP, joined the Winona Health Occupational Health team.  As an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner, Wolf will work in collaboration with area employers to treat work-related accidents and injuries, perform Department of Transportation physicals and other employment physicals, and educate employees on a safe work environment.  “I chose Winona Health because I’ve heard so many good things. I worked in a large corporate facility for the last four years, and I was looking for a different atmosphere,” said Wolf. “I like that Winona Health is a local, independent organization that’s patient-focused and involved in the community.”  If there is one health tip Wolf would like to share, it’s “Exercise is the best medicine. It benefits you physically and mentally, and in some cases, it can even decrease or prevent the need for medication.” She said that she’s looking forward to getting to know patients and providing them with the information and tools they need to take charge and make improvements that will make a difference in their lives. Wolf earned her Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  Prior to joining Winona Health, she cared for patients in Mayo Clinic’s Diabetes Consulting Service and served on their quality improvement committee. Her experience also includes providing care for individuals through Employee and Community Health at Mayo Clinic.  Wolf spends her free time running, walking the dogs and biking. She also enjoys reading and baking and added that she even enjoys cleaning.
Winona Health’s Occupational Health staff provide a full spectrum of services to help employers in the prevention and management of work-related injuries and assists them in meeting regulatory compliance standards. For more information about Occupational Health at Winona Health, call 507.474.3212.

WSU Conversation Partners

Winona State University’s English Language Center will host Conversation Partners at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4, in the Haake Hall Conference Room. Students and community members are invited to participate in informal conversation to help international students improve their English skills. Community members, other students and international students in turn learn about each other. Speaking instructors plan current topics to discuss, but the flow of the conversation is up to the participants. Conversation tables will be mixed up every once in a while.Snacks will also be provided.For more information contact Katie Subra via email at or by phone at 507-457-5442.

Winona Health-Frisch

Stephanie Frisch, a certified physician assistant (PA-C), joined the Winona Health staff and cares for people of all ages in the Urgent Care Clinic. With an interest in healthcare that began during childhood, Frisch decided to become a physician assistant after having the opportunity to shadow one during high school. “I watched her help someone who was having a severe allergic reaction. It was fascinating, and I was hooked,” she said. She is looking forward to being part of the Urgent Care team and getting to know her fellow community members.  “I chose Winona Health after learning about the organization at a recruitment fair. I decided to visit, and I’ve found this to be a team-oriented, community-focused organization,” said Frisch. “I’m impressed with staff communication, and that carries over to patient care. Winona Health’s improvement processes are designed so staff closest to the work can affect change.”  Frisch earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. She is familiar with the area, as she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  Frisch enjoys trail running and is looking forward to exploring the many beautiful places to run in the area. She also recently discovered that she enjoys refinishing furniture.
Winona Health Urgent Care hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Urgent Care wait times are updated online during clinic hours. For current wait times, visit  For more information about healthcare providers at Winona Health, visit and click Find a Provider. Winona Health is also on Facebook and Twitter.



Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) has announced the hiring of Molly Breitlow as its new Customer Service Receptionist.  Breitlow says HBC’s team culture and reputation drew her to the company. “I love working for a team that values cooperation, mutual respect and work-life balance. I’m very excited to join the HBC Team!”  HBC Customer Service Manager Colleen Bushman said,. “We are pleased to have Molly join the customer service team at HBC.  Molly will be the first smiling face you see when you walk into our office at 58 Johnson Street.”  Breitlow is an accomplished violinist and is a member of both the Winona and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras.  For the past 16 years she and her husband have also taught ballroom dance lessons through the Winona Community Education program.

Paulson-Price Jazz

The Paulson-Price Jazz Quartet set to perform at the Big River Theatre in Alma, WI.  The John Paulson – Larry Price Jazz Quartet comes to the Big River Theatre September 12, 2015 for shows at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Their sets will include selected compositions from collaborative recordings “Tower Blues” and “Mobley St. Blues” as well as jazz standards and previously unreleased original material. All of the members of the quartet are in the John Paulson Big Band which has recently been selected to perform at the National Jazz Educators Network Convention January 7th, 2016 in Louisville, KY.   Check out the “John Paulson Big Band Project” CD and DVD for great big band arrangements by Paulson and sextet recordings by Larry Price. All of the collaborative and individual CD’s by Paulson & Price are available from and, plus various digital music streaming sites like Apple Music. The group performs on a regular basis throughout the Midwest. Visit and for more information on the music and or 608.685.4002 for tickets and more on the theatre. The Theatre is located at 121 S. Main Street in Alma, WI.

 (photo by Bruce Defries- Larry Price on the left and John Paulson to the right)


SMU-Stanley Cup

The President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks will be making a return visit to the St. Mary's University campus next month. On Thursday, Sept. 10th, John McDonough, will return to his alma mater, for a leadership session with students on the Winona Campus. He's also bringing with him the Stanley Cup, which will be available for public viewing. Thanks to a 2-0 Game 6, Cup-clinching victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 15th, the Blackhawks became the sixth franchise in National Hockey League history to win three Stanley Cups in a six-year span. McDonough, a 1975 alumnus and a successful and well-respected leader in the sports world, will share his story-and the Cup-with the Saint Mary's and Winona communities. The public is invited to view the Cup between 2:15-3:45 p.m, September 10th. But due to time constraints, a limited number of public attendees will have an opportunity to have their photos taken with the Stanley Cup. Only those with wristbands will have the opportunity for an up-close photo.