Business notebook (Oct. 21)

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Shaun Hanschen

Hanschen recognized with two legal honors

SIKESTON—Shaun D. Hanschen of Sikeston was recently recognized with two distinguished awards for his legal work in Missouri.

Hanschen was awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award by The Missouri Bar Foundation during the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting on September 26 in St. Louis. He also was named as one of 45 Up & Coming attorneys by Missouri Lawyers Media on October 12 during an awards luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

The David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award recognizes outstanding achievement in appellate practice by young lawyer members of The Missouri Bar. It is named after the late Judge Dixon, whose tenacity, professionalism and judicial skills epitomize outstanding appellate practice.

Missouri Lawyers Media recognized Hanschen as one of 45 Up & Coming attorneys in Missouri who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on the profession and community early in their careers.

Hanschen is a member of Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen, LLC. He has extensive litigation and appellate experience in Missouri and before the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Shaun has a strong background in appellate work. He is known around Missouri as an outstanding legal writer and scholar. The Missouri Bar Foundation selected him for this award in recognition of his talents. His partners congratulate him on both of these prestigious awards.” said Joseph C. Blanton Jr., member, Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas and Hanschen.

Hanschen is a graduate of Jackson High School and attended the University of Missouri where he earned a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended law school at the University of Missouri where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review and the recipient of the award for Highest Scholastic Achievement among third year law students. Hanschen was also chosen as a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, Shaun clerked for the Hon. Phillip R. Garrison of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

‘Halloween’ customer event planned

SIKESTON — Sterling Pharmacy, Delta New Hope In-Home Services, Health Facilities Rehab, Managed Care Inc. and SEMO Health Network will have a “Halloween” customer appreciation event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Health Facilities Rehab, 1102 Sikes Ave., in Sikeston. Free health screenings, a bake sale, trunk-or-treat, games, giveaways and food will be offered.

SFMC adds nurse practitioner to emergency department

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Saint Francis Medical Center recently added nurse practitioner Kimberly Wilkerson, APRN, FNP-BC, to the emergency department. She joins 15 other emergency providers in Saint Francis’ Emergency and Trauma Center, the region’s only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.

Kimberly Wilkerson

She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri and is Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Nurse practitioners are nurses who have undergone advanced training and are able to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, order lab work and imaging tests, and write prescriptions. They can manage many health conditions, teach health promotion and help patients with disease prevention.

Saint Francis adds two to Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Saint Francis Healthcare System recently added nurse practitioner, Gena Weinhold, APRN, FNP-BC, and physician assistant, Autumn Wills, PA-C, CDE, at Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology in providing the region with diagnosis, management and comprehensive treatment of diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine system.

Gena Weinhold

Weinhold earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and her Master of Science in Nursing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She is board-certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Autumn Wills

Wills earned her medical education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She is board-certified from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Prior to Saint Francis, Wills worked in Herrin, Illinois and has 11 years of experience in endocrinology.

Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology cares for adults with cholesterol and lipid disorders, diabetes (gestational, Type 1 and Type 2), growth abnormalities, osteoporosis, secondary hypertension, and thyroid disorders. The practice offers insulin pump education and management and also has dietitians and nutritional specialists to assist and educate diabetics about meal planning, carbohydrate counting and insulin administration.

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