Business Notes 11/28/12

Stillwater native joins HCMC pediatric department


MINNEAPOLIS — Dr. Gretchen Voge, daughter of Rich and Linda Bernier of Stillwater, recently joined the Pediatric Department at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Voge graduated from medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and completed a residency in pediatrics and a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Voge is originally from Stillwater and a 1996 graduate of Stillwater Area High School. She is interested in improving the quality of care delivered at the bedside and has worked specifically at reducing the rates of chronic lung disease in neonates.

Dr. Voge also conducts clinical research on long-term outcomes in former late-preterm babies. Her research has been presented nationally and internationally. She enjoys teaching medical students and residents the aspects of clinical research.


Medica rates St. Croix Orthopaedics as ‘Tier 1’

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Medica recently assigned St. Croix Orthopaedics, P.A., (SCO) as a “Tier 1” provider for its members in 2013, SCO officials announced earlier this month.

Medica’s tier system identifies how providers in their “Patient Choice Insights” network compare overall on a variety of cost and quality measures. The lower the tier, the better a provider has performed on the measures.

Subsequently, as a Tier 1 provider, SCO would charge Medica patients the lowest tier co-payment and/or percentage or coinsurance listed on the patient’s membership card.

“It is an absolute priority of our practice to help keep healthcare costs low, work in more efficient ways, and minimize the financial impact to our patients,” said Melanie Sullivan, Ed.D, SCO’s CEO.  “We are pleased to be designated a Medica Tier 1 provider.”

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St. Croix Orthopaedics, P.A., has full-service orthopaedic clinics to meet the needs of patients in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and worldwide. Headquartered in Oak Park Heights, St. Croix Orthopaedics provides general, specialized, and sports orthopaedic care to patients of all ages and all activity levels.