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Dr. E.R. "Doc" Jonas, one of the founders of the Ellsworth Medical Clinic, is surrounded by clinic medical staff (from left to right) -- Kerith Lijewski, Christopher Tashjian and Kurt Helmrick. They are joined by Dr. Janet Wright, executive director of the Million Hearts Initiative, who presented the award to the clinic. Jason Schulte photo

Area clinics get distinguished award, optimal-care nod

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Dr. Christopher Tashjian talks often about the entire Ellsworth Medical Clinic being a team when it comes to patient care.

Friday, Sept. 14, that team effort paid off big as the clinic received one of two nationwide awards from the Million Hearts Initiative, a public-private effort by the Department of Health and Human Services.


The initiative has a goal of preventing a million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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