Business digest (Sept. 26, 2015)

Sanford expands services Sanford Health now provides a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week phone triage care system for occupational medicine services.

Sanford expands services

Sanford Health now provides a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week phone triage care system for occupational medicine services. The program benefits businesses by helping to lower medical costs and reducing lost time away from work.

Through OccMed 24/7, Sanford's occupational medicine clinicians will provide triage care over the phone for various on-the-job injuries including muscle injuries, cuts, inhalations, chemical exposures, cold injuries, thermal burns and more.

Sanford's experts will evaluate the injury and provide recommendations on the best course of action to take. This may mean making an appointment and being treated the next day or taking the injured employee for immediate care in urgent situations. Case management for ongoing treatments will also be provided. Businesses contracting for this service will only pay when the service is used.

OccMed 24/7 is available as part of Sanford's network of occupational medicine clinics with locations in Bemidji, Minn., Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo and Minot, N.D., and Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as a network of specialty physicians at Sanford Health.


For more information, call (888) 600-2378 or visit

NDSU establishes new scholarship fund

North Dakota State University's pharmacy program is one of eight in the country this year selected by Cardinal Health to establish a new scholarship fund benefiting pharmacy students.

The NDSU College of Health Professions received a $110,000 donation to establish the scholarship as well as funding for a program to develop students' entrepreneurial skills.

The inaugural recipients of the Cardinal Health Independent Pharmacy Scholarship are all P4 pharmacy students. They are: Jennelle Holt, pharmaceutical sciences, Devils Lake, N.D.; Krysten Karsky, pharmaceutical sciences, Clinton, Minn.; and Bailey Maher, zoology, Fargo.

In addition to the scholarship, the students will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend a pharmacy ownership workshop at the University of South Carolina.

Advanced Elements expands ownership

Advanced Elements, the holding company of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, AE2S Construction, AE2S Nexus, AE2S Operations and additional entities, has expanded ownership of the firm to include 12 additional shareholders.


Ownership of Advanced Elements is offered to entity employees by invitation from existing shareholders. The invitation is extended to those who exemplify commitment to a broad spectrum of criteria, including financial understanding and ability, client management, contribution to business development, leadership, character, maturity and technical ability.

The new owners of Advanced Elements in 2015 are:

• Gary Cline, chief development officer, Phoenix.

• Mike Chorne, instrumentation and control systems technician, Bismarck.

• Sue Hass, marketing manager, Grand Forks.

• Megan Houser, human resources manager, Grand Forks.

• Jon Lefers, project engineer, Madison, Wis.

• Matt Odegard, instrumentation and controls technician, Grand Forks.


• Craig Pietruszewski, controller, Grand Forks.

• Lucas Rengstorf, GIS coordinator, Grand Forks.

• Dustin Schultz, operations manager, Williston, N.D.

• Nick Stattelman, survey practice leader, Fargo.

• Aaron Vollmer, operations manager, Maple Grove, Minn.

• Jason Whitesock, instrumentation and controls technician, Grand Forks.

Spectrum Aeromed hosts open house

Spectrum Aeromed is celebrating over 20 years in manufacturing and is teaming up with Impact Dakota to host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Spectrum Aeromed facility, 1815 23rd Ave. N., Fargo.


The event celebrates over 20 years of success and is being held in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. The open house will include tours of the facility and refreshments will be available. The event is open to the public.

Anyone who plans to attend the event should send an email with "attending" in the subject line by Friday to .

Community Heroes program seeks nominees

Robert Gibb and Sons, a Fargo-based heating and cooling contractor, and Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems have teamed up to honor a person in the Fargo-Moorhead area who does whatever it takes to make a difference through the Bryant Community Heroes program.

A Community Hero uses their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of others. Each hero will receive a new Bryant high efficiency gas furnace for their home.

To submit a nomination, visit before Nov. 15.

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