Menomonee Falls doctors receive Caring Awards
Menomonee Falls - Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital has named Gregory Barczak and Donald Landgraf as the recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Caring Awards.
The Spirit of Caring - Excellence in the Medical Profession Award was awarded posthumously to Landgraf of Menomonee Falls. The Spirit of Caring - Community Service Award was awarded to Barczak of Menomonee Falls. The Spirit of Caring - Excellence in the Medical Profession Award recognizes members of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff who have displayed extraordinary professionalism or compassion through interaction with peers and patients and who embody excellence through service, innovation, technical skill, leadership or practice.
Landgraf, a family practice physician, passed away in January 2012 after serving on the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff for 40 years. Nursing staff described a kind, compassionate man who excelled at educating patients, teaching the staff and genuinely caring for his patients as a calming, comforting influence on them and their families.
The award also recognizes members of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff who invest in their community through volunteer activities not directly related to the hospital or the doctor's primary practice. Barczak, a podiatrist, was commended for his volunteer involvement at Church of the Gesu as a substitute Sunday school teacher and as a Eucharistic minister; with the Menomonee Falls Recreation Department as head of the boys and girls basketball program; and with coaching a Menomonee Falls Junior Indians select team and a Little League team.
Two employees promoted within Falls School District
Menomonee Falls - Two of Menomonee Falls best have been promoted to leadership positions in the district.
Gary Kiltz, high school principal, will become the director of curriculum and learning starting next school year, and North Middle School's science and social studies teacher and athletic and activities director Ryan Anderson will become the high school's director of athletics and activities.
Kiltz replaces Mary Dohmeier, who is leaving the state due to her husband's promotion. Anderson replaces Dave Petroff, who is retiring this year.
Drug collection day slated for end of April
Menomonee Falls - The next Waukesha County prescription drug collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Community Memorial Hospital, W180 N8085 Town Hall Road.
The collection, which is the fourth for the Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition, is an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Waukesha County, as well as to help protect local waterways.
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