USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Timeline: Six months of coronavirus in Manitowoc County
A six-month timeline of key events of coronavirus in Manitowoc County.
Sarah Kloepping, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Magic Car Wash acquired by Arkansas company
The Magic Car Wash at 3601 Calumet Ave. in Manitowoc is under new ownership.
According to a news release, the car wash was recently acquired by Little Rock, Arkansas-based ZIPS Car Wash.
The news release said ZIPS also acquired the express car wash locations in Sheboygan, Saukville and Fond du Lac formerly owned by Magic Car Wash of eastern Wisconsin.
ZIPS said the acquisitions take the company into its 19th state with 195 car wash locations.
“We’re honored to acquire Magic’s high-performing, successful stores and to have their dedicated team members join the ZIPS family,” said Gene Dinkens, president of ZIPS Car Wash, in the news release. “Magic’s express model falls right in line with our goals — offering the best car wash experience with new technology and the highest standard in customer service. For customers, it will be business as usual at these stores as we plan to learn and grow from the Magic team and continue to meet the car wash needs of these communities.»
More about ZIPS is online at zipscarwash.com.
HFM is still in-network for Humana
Holy Family Memorial said in a late December news release that it wants the community to know it is still in-network for Humana Medicare Advantage Plan coverage.
The announcement came after an error in communication to Humana Medicare Advantage Plan holders that indicated HFM providers and services were no longer covered by the insurer.
HFM said it has contacted Humana about the error and Humana is issuing a letter to its clients to rectify the incorrect messaging.
HFM patients with Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plan are encouraged to keep their scheduled appointment to see their HFM providers. All health care services received through HFM will be covered by Humana Medicare Advantage Plan without concern for being out of network, HFM said in its release.
HFM Women’s Health now in Two Rivers
Holy Family Memorial Women’s Health has opened a second location at Lakefront Campus, 800 Lakefront Way, in Two Rivers.
Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Steven Bush, and nurse practitioner Doreen Krause, will be offering comprehensive gynecological and obstetrics care, a news release said.
“Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive, quality care for women at any stage of their life,” said Dr. Bush. “With two area locations in Manitowoc County, we’re able to offer high-quality women’s care close to where patients live and work.»
Women’s health care services will be available at Lakefront Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays, the news release said. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bush or Krause at HFM Lakefront Campus, call 920-320-2436.
Americollect achieves data security excellence with HITRUST CSF certification
Manitowoc-based Americollect has achieved HITRUST CSF certification, a recognition awarded by HITRUST for safeguarding sensitive information.
Americollect said in a news release Wednesday that HITRUST CSF certification applies to Americollect’s Debt Collection System, SFTP server, and the Americollect network and infrastructure environment, which serves both AmeriEBO and Americollect in early out and bad debt collections.
«This certification validates the expertise and professionalism of the Americollect employees who strive to uphold the highest levels of privacy, security and compliance measures, all while being Ridiculously Nice,» the news release said.
The release said receiving the HITRUST CSF certification status shows an organization has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements while appropriately managing risk. The achievement places Americollect in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned the certification.
The HITRUST CSF was developed to address a multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing organizations. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF gives organizations a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“Helping patients find solutions to their medical debt needs while being Ridiculously Nice is only part of what our amazing team does every day,” said Americollect President Shawn Gretz in the news release. “Maintaining compliance with the latest security and privacy requirements and HIPAA regulations is also essential to what we do.
«With the HITRUST CSF certification, the organizations we partner with have the added confidence and peace of mind knowing that their client and patient data is securely stored with the most advanced business processes and encryption available,» Gretz added.
Collecting only for the health care industry, in both early out and bad debt collections, Americollect utilizes a Ridiculously Nice approach to open communication lines and build trust with the patient, providing the same compassionate approach that they expect from their health care organizations.
Cyrene Wilke joins Community First Credit Union as chief strategy and innovation officer
Cyrene Wilke recently joined the senior leadership team at Community First Credit Union as the chief strategy and innovation officer with nearly 26 years of experience in the financial industry leading.
According to a news release, in this newly created role, Wilke will work closely with the leadership team to guide and implement strategic initiatives, manage process improvement and deliver product and service innovations.
In her previous role as senior VP of operations & technology at Manitowoc-based Investors Community Bank, Wilke was responsible for loan support, deposit operations, electronic banking, project management and continuous improvement. She was with ICB since 2011 and led the planning and execution of its strategic initiatives and systems/technology.
Community First Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative serving 145,200 member-owners in northeastern Wisconsin. With $4.2 billion in assets, the credit union’s 556 employees deliver banking, investment and insurance services and financial education at 26 full-service branches.
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