Business Briefs for Feb. 24

ACMC-Granite Falls doctor finalist for state award

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians has announced that Kenneth Carter, M.D., a family medicine physician who practices at Affiliated Community Medical Centers – Granite Falls, is one of three finalists for the 2014 Family Physician of the Year Award.

Family physicians were nominated for the award by patients and colleagues. The MAFP Board of Directors will select a winner after reviewing each finalist’s qualifications and reading nomination letters received on their behalf. The 2014 Family Physician of the Year will be announced at the MAFP All-Member Celebration on April 10, 2014. The other finalists are Dr. Sheldon Burns, Edina and Dr. Patrick Zook, St. Cloud.

The Family Physician of the Year Award honors a family physician for compassionate, comprehensive and caring medical services, involvement in community affairs and serving as a role model to his or her community, health care professionals, family practice residents and medical students.

Link joins New Horizons as crisis nursery program director

New Horizons Crisis Center has hired Trista Link as the Crisis Nursery program director. Link comes to New Horizons Crisis Center with a history of working in long-term care and working with people in crisis situations. Link will provide Crisis Nursery services in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Redwood counties. Link is a graduate from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., with a degree in psychology. Link lives in Marshall with her husband and their three children.

Crisis Nursery is a community-base, voluntary, non-judgmental, and confidential service that responds immediately to parents under stress. The program provides a safe place for children during a family crisis using local day cares and foster care homes. Parents use Crisis Nursery as a way to keep the children safe while maintaining their legal custody of the children.

Large added as agent at Real Estate Retrievers

Real Estate Retrievers welcomes Greg Large as an agent, associate broker to its Marshall office. Large has lived in Marshall for 38 years and started real estate in 2000 with Coldwell Banker, and as a co-broker-owner for Prudential Elite Realty in 2004. Real Estate Retrievers offers a unique advantage in the Marshall market because of its large regional presence, with offices in Marshall, Pipestone, Luverne, Hills and Worthington in Minnesota, and in Madison, S.D. Current owners of the Minnesota offices are Matt Larson, Steve Struhen and Sarah Hayenga.