This fall, Hudson Hospital & Clinic plans to start a $5 million expansion project on its Emergency Center. The project will increase the number of exam, triage and trauma rooms — creating a better experience for patients and their families, and a more efficient workspace for Emergency Center colleagues. Hudson Hospital's current Emergency Center was built in 2003 and was designed to provide care for about 8,400 patient visits per year; current volumes are approximately 11,500 visits per year.
Rick Foy joined the University of Wisconsin-River Falls advancement team in May where he serves as the assistant chancellor for University Advancement. Foy comes to UWRF after serving as the associate director/interim director-major gifts for the UW-Eau Claire Foundation for the past seven years. Under the direction of the chancellor, Foy will develop and execute engagement and fundraising plans for UWRF's advancement program.
The Allina Health River Falls Clinic is offering sports physicals and ImPACT™ concussion baseline screening appointments on July 25, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. Appointments are available from 3-6:30 p.m. on those dates. Sports physicals help determine whether it's safe for a child or adolescent to participate in physical activity. Most schools require a sports physical. Concussion baseline screening is a tool used later if an athlete suffers a head injury to determine how serious it might be.
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo brings top notch RAM Rodeo to the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. each day. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and performances will take place rain or shine. No rodeo would be complete without Rodeo Royalty and this year's St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Queen is Kylee Burdick from Barron. Burdick, a graduate of Rice Lake High School, will be attending Chippewa Valley Tech for animal science with an emphasis on nutrition. Burdick has been active at the local, state and national levels in FFA and 4-H.
A grant from the U.S. Department of State will boost a growing study abroad program at Chippewa Valley Technical College. News of the grant from the 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad arrived as a group of five CVTC students were in Spain for the college's second-ever study abroad trip. Twelve CVTC students traveled to Ireland in May 2018 on the first trip. More trips are planned for next year. The Ireland trip was part of a three-credit Introduction to Diversity Studies course.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Western Team is AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Trophy Reserve National Champions, the highest honor the team has earned in its history at UWRF. The team earned 41 points to secure this top placement at IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association) Nationals in Syracuse, N.Y., May 3-6.
Just three years ago, Bob Juhnke of River Falls would not have seemed like a good bet to graduate from college with honors and start a new career in a high-tech field. But the odds started to improve the minute he walked into Chippewa Valley Technical College's River Falls campus to start a boot camp program to earn his GED.
St. Croix County will host the Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection for farmers and agriculture-related businesses on Friday, May 17, from 9-11 a.m at the Town of Hudson Highway Shop(666 E. Highway 12, Hudson.) Farms are not charged for the first 500 pounds of hazardous waste but may be charged for additional waste after that. Agriculture-related businesses must qualify as a very small quantity generator (VSQG) by generating less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month and have less than 2,205 pounds of hazardous waste in storage.
The River City Chorale will celebrate the culmination of its 10th season of performing choral music in the St. Croix Valley by presenting the 10th Anniversary Gala Concert at Troy Burne Golf Club on Friday, May 17. The community is invited and encouraged to attend the event in support of the organization's choirs that include over 200 Hudson, St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities residents. The gala event will feature a delicious buffet dinner and a live auction with several unique local items and experiences being offered.
A group of River Falls High School students who form the River Music Composition Club won first place in the Wisconsin State Music Association State Composition Contest in the category of Instrumental Collaborative Ensemble for their piece "Queens of Celts."