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Grand Itasca Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board of Directors

9/22/2015

Grand Rapids, MN - Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of three local professionals to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Steve Burggraf, Jamie Lemke, RN and Denny Roy. “Grand Itasca is very fortunate to have these individuals step forward and volunteer their time and talent to care for their community and their community clinic and hospital,” said Elizabeth Miskovich, Grand Itasca Board Chair.

 

Grand Rapids, MN - Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of three local professionals to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Steve Burggraf, Jamie Lemke, RN and Denny Roy. “Grand Itasca is very fortunate to have these individuals step forward and volunteer their time and talent to care for their community and their community clinic and hospital,” said Elizabeth Miskovich, Grand Itasca Board Chair.

Denny Roy is a retired insurance consultant who has lived his entire life in Grand Rapids. His experience in the insurance industry brings a unique perspective to the diverse group of board members. Also, because Denny is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, he is deeply invested in the health of the community. “Having Grand Itasca as the local provider for all our health care needs is important to my family. I am committed to helping this institution continue to offer high quality health care services now and into the future.”

Steve Burggraf is the owner of Grand Rapids’ Burggraf’s Ace Hardware as well as several other branches of the hardware store across the region. Steve created an annual golf fundraiser called Caring Fore Kids with all proceeds from the event benefiting pediatric care at Grand Itasca. In just two years, the fundraiser has already raised over $67,000. Steve brings years of business experience as well as a genuine desire to help Grand Itasca provide the best care possible to its patients. Steve says he is “excited to be an even more integral part of the puzzle at Grand Itasca. My experience with the Caring Fore Kids fundraiser has been very positive and I look forward to giving back to Grand Itasca as a board member as well.”

Jamie Lemke, RN is an employee of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. As a nurse she will bring great patient care experience to the board. Jamie says she is “both honored and humbled to be asked to serve on Grand Itasca's Board of Directors. Jamie says, “I am committed to the mission statement of ‘Patient-Centered Excellence’ and look forward to working with the other members of the board towards the advancement of our great health care facility.”

Michael Youso, CEO, shares his enthusiasm for the new board members, “We are very excited to add Steve, Denny and Jamie to our Board of Directors. Each one brings unique perspectives and past experiences. We are very fortunate to have these new board members as well as our existing board members who generously serve the organization and honor our mission.”

For a full list of Grand Itasca board members, please visit www.granditasca.org/About-Us/Board-of-Directors

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