Mayo adds new staffers
Published 10:33 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin recently welcomed Dr. Mina Hanna in the Medical Oncology department, Erin Lake, Certified Nurse Practitioner, to the Urgent Care department, Dr. Megan Nelson in the General Surgery department, and Angela Thoreson, licensed social worker, in the Behavioral Health department on the Austin campus.
Dr. Hanna received his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt, and completed an internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus in New Haven, Connecticut, and clinical pathology residency at the National Cancer Institute in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Hanna began seeing patients in Albert Lea and Owatonna on Sept. 19.
Lake completed her master of science in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She began seeing patients in Austin on September 19.
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Dr. Nelson received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed her residency in categorical surgery at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, Missouri. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Nelson began seeing patients in Austin on Sept. 7.
Thoreson received her social work degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is board certified as a licensed independent clinical social worker. She has professional interests in adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Angela began seeing patients in Austin on September 6.
Surgeon joins clinic
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin recently welcomed Dr. Rebekkah Frunzac in the General Surgery Department.
Dr. Frunzac received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and completed a general surgery residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester. She began seeing patients in Austin on Aug. 24.
ALBERT LEA — Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will award two $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional students in its Albert Lea service area and two $1000 scholarships to non-traditional students in its Austin service area who are interested in pursuing an education in health care.
“Non-traditional” students, defined as those who are pursuing post-secondary education five or more years after completing high school or receiving a GED. To be eligible, students must live within Albert Lea and Austin service areas and plan an education in the health care field.
All scholarships are provided on the basis of leadership, commitment, character and academic ability. Complete scholarship information and applications are available at www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org under locations, choose Albert Lea or Austin, and click online services and then scholarships.
Applications should be returned to Melanie Nelson, Public Affairs, Mayo Clinic Health System, 404 W. Fountain St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 by November 7, 2016.
Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Those receiving scholarships will be notified by Dec. 1, 2016.