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Big Stone Health Care Foundation Event

I was unable to make this event; however, I sent my camera and asked Vanessa Lhotka-Meyer (Big Stone Health Care Foundation’s Director) for some highlights from the event and she provided all of the information below.  So… that certainly helped complete this blog post! I would like to introduce our speaker today, Dr. Stacy Longnecker. Stacey and her husband Isaiah chose to return to Ortonville because of a love for the community, rural setting and trust she found in the partners as she began her practice back in 2008. In that time, Stacey has built her practice specifically her OB practice; this has been invaluable to the area and success of Ortonville Area Health Services. Stacey is a leader and is admired by her coworkers and staff for compassion and dedication. Her patients and staff know that Stacey shares in their own personal journeys and becomes invested in each life she touches. Her staff describes her as an inspiration who possess amazing strength, knowledge, and faith. Please help me welcome Dr. Stacy Longnecker. This is …

A Letter of Gratitude for Ortonville Area Health Services

While reading the Ortonville Independent, I came across a Letter to the Editor from one of my classmates, Brent Gerber.  His family was also neighbors for many years while growing up.  I have not seen Brent in quite some time – I did, however, see his dad, Verden, recently at Fairway View.   I remembered thinking how awesome it was to see Verden join in with the Miltones while they were holding one of their practice sessions at Fairway View.  Verden has been in the Miltones for many years so it was great to see that they planned a practice here in hopes that Verden would feel up to joining them – and how awesome it was to live in this community, the City of Ortonville.  It took reading Brent’s letter to remind me there is so much more to be thankful for! I contacted Brent and asked if I could share his letter (below) I’d like to also start by sharing his email reply: The gratitude I expressed in this letter hardly covers how grateful …