Suicide & Mental Health Awareness Conference, 4/9, Hutchinson

2/16/2018 12:18:10 PM

Suicide & Mental Health Awareness Conference

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hutchinson Event Center

(Plaza 15)

1005 Hwy 15 S

Hutchinson, MN 

This all day conference features world class speakers, plus local presenters; it is only $15 and includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Certificates of attendance will be given to participants.


Intended audience: Physicians, Nurses, Mental Health Professionals & Practitioners, Social Workers, Case Managers, Chemical Dependency/ Rehabilitation Workers, Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Attendants, Community Support Workers and anyone interested in learning more about the topic! See attached brochure for more information

2018 Medical Assistant Spring Conference April 20-22, Morton MN

2/8/2018 5:52:39 PM


APRIL 20-22, 2018






6:00 -8:00 p.m.                  Health Insurance Directions, Health Insurance Representative Matt Dean and Representative Tim Miller

8:00 p.m.                              Social Hour.  Appetizers provided.


7:00-7:45 a.m.                    Breakfast and Registration

7:45 a.m.                              Welcome

8:00-9:30 a.m.                    Medical Marijuana 101, Gene Beavers, PAC                                                       

9:30-9:45 a.m.                    Break

9:45-11:15 a.m.                 Surrogacy,  Shannon Templer, RN

11:15-12:30 p.m.              Lunch/State Meeting

12:30-1:30 p.m.                 Cultural Trends in Health Care- Dr Magda Pietka

1:30-2:30 p.m.                   Being a Professional Mentor,  Cherie Miller

2:30-2:45 p.m.                   Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.                   Vaccine updates

3:45-4:45 p.m.                   "I Can"t Hold it,"  Incontinence- Jessica Smith, CMA (AAMA)


7:00-7:45 a.m.                    Breakfast and Registration

7:45 a.m.                              Welcome

8:00-10:00 a.m.                 Sex Trafficking is Real,  Ce Ce Terlouw

10:00-10:15 a.m.               Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.               Immigration and Health Care  

11:15-12:15 p.m.              Urological Update,  Dr. Sheila Gemar          



***This is a preliminary Schedule and maybe subject to speaker change***   

****See attached file for registration form****                           

Allergy & Asthma Conference Sponsored by Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.A. and The Clinical Research Institute, Inc

2/8/2018 5:25:03 PM

20th Annual Allergy & Asthma Conference

Friday, March 16, 2018

Presented at: Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel 9960 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 952-544-4400

See attached file for more information. 

Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter Meeting 1/13/2018, Holiday INN, Maple Grove

1/11/2018 6:24:01 PM

What: Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter Meeting

Why: Planning for Fall Conference on 10/13/2018

Where: Boardroom @Holiday Inn, Maple Grove. 11581 Fountains Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55369.

When: 8:15am

RSVP: Lisa Kuechle, 320-492-4185, or email:

Hennein/Ramsey Chapter MEMBERS

1/7/2018 9:09:20 AM

Meeting to be held Saturday, Jan 13th at 8:15am in Maple Grove. PLEASE EMAIL LISA,, if you will be attending. Need to have an approximate number of people attending to figure out location. Agenda is planning for fall 2018 Conference that will take place in Maple Grove at the Holiday INN. 


Lisa Kuechle

Hennepin/Ramsey Chapter President 

Fall 2018 Conference Chair

Credits Posted from Fall Conference 2017, Grand Rapids

12/7/2017 8:44:16 AM

Credits have been posted for those that attended past fall conference in Baxter. 

To view credits go to;

Any concerns/questions contact

Hennepin/Ramsey Fall Conference 2018 Planning Meeting

12/7/2017 8:19:43 AM
Saturday, January 13th is the 2018 Conference Planning Meeting in Maple Grove. Time and Place TBD.  IF you would like to stay updated, please email Lisa at Will post updated information when available. Thank you!

Employment Opportunites

11/17/2017 12:19:46 PM

Stellis Health has  multiple openings for certified medical assistants. If interested, go to their web page:

About Stellis Health

Like a trusted friend and neighbor, we have been taking care of the Buffalo and the surrounding communities since 1951.

Stellis Health has been caring for community members in and around Wright County for over 65 years, with locations in Buffalo, Monticello, and Albertville-St. Michael.We bring together the very best specialists and course of care for you.

Stellis Health is an independent group practice that works with a variety of health systems and specialty physician practices. We have over 60 primary and specialty physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners and Urgent Care on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Originally named for the individual communities in which they were located, all clinics changed to one name, "Stellis Health," in July 2016. Stellis comes from the Latin word for "stars" and like stars, we watch over the health of our communities.


Stellis Health, PA is hiring full-time (40 hours/week) Medical Assistantsand LPNs.  Days with one evening shiftper week are available at our Buffalo, Monticello, and Albertville-St. Michaelclinic locations.

Stellis Health, PA is a physician-owned group of clinicswith over 55 providers in three locations. We have clinics in Buffalo,Monticello and Albertville-St. Michael. We are a community-based practice comprised of primary care andspecialty Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.  As an independent practice, we work with avariety of health systems and specialty physician groups so we can bringtogether the very best care for our patients. 


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Rooms patients and assists with patient transportation needs.
  • Records patient medical history.
  • Provides basic nursing duties including; vital signs, injections and immunizations, and specimen collections.
  • Assists with office procedures.
  • Assists with coordination of patient flow and scheduling.
  • Works with providers, nurses and patients to resolve questions related to medications, health education and medical advice within skill level and scope of practice.
  • Records and maintains documentation of patient and physician communications.
  • Retrieves phone messages and responds to patient calls in a timely manner.
  • Submits new prescription and refill requests as needed.
  • Updates patient charts and transcribes information into EMR.
  • Administers prescribed medications as needed.
  • Maintains exam rooms for supplies and materials. 
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.


  • Current Minnesota LPN license or Registered/Certified Medical Assistant degree.
  • New Medical Assistant graduates must pass board/certification within 6 months of hire date. 
  • BLS/CPR certification required.

Please submit your resume to  

 Stellis Health, PA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


MN State Society of Medical Assistants Fall Symposium Weather Update

10/27/2017 2:31:41 PM

We are excited to see everyone tomorrow at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter for the Fall Symposium!! Wear your jeans and favorite flannel shirt.  We received less than an inch of snow overnight in Baxter so the roads should be good by tonight. Safe travels to everyone!! 

On behalf of the host chapter for the Fall Conference, Central Lakes Chapter,

Dawn Verdon 

Medical Assistant Recognition Week 10/16-10/17

10/25/2017 4:40:08 PM



My Fellow Medical Assistants,

I want to take the time to recognize the Medical Assistants in our state.  Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism.  We are making a difference every day!

Our versatility en-grains us into many facets of the healthcare field.  There are so many opportunities for us.  Those who broke the trail ahead of us have opened up these opportunities by excelling in our field and fighting for our scope of practice.  This is work that is never done; each one of us represents our profession and the gold standard we strive for.  The demand for medical assistants across the country speaks to our success. 

The path is not always easy and we must stay or get involved to support and promote our profession.  To those who have or are currently serving, thank you.  I truly appreciate the time and effort you volunteer.  Thank you to all who attend our spring and fall conferences.  This is a great way to stay up to date and to network with others from around the state.  It is also important to join your local chapter and attend those meetings; thanks to those that do.  Being active gives us strength.  We would not be where we are today without you and what you do.

I guess that is the long way of giving you recognition this week.  This is being done as it is our recognition week, but know that these feelings are constant throughout the year.  Kudos to all of you! 

Charlene Metzer, CMA (AAMA)

MSMA President



2017 Fall Conference

9/22/2017 11:21:38 AM

Fall Conference is Saturday, Oct 28th at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter!

8 credits available for recertification! 

See attached file for more information and registration. 

Mail registration form(see attached file) before 10/14 to avoid additional charge of $25 late fee.

If unable to download file, send email to, information and registration form will be emailed to you. 

Recertifying Credits Available Sept 23 in Sioux Falls, SD from 8am-12pm

9/20/2017 10:39:30 AM

Sioux Empire Chapter Meeting of South Dakota State Society of Medical Assistants meeting at 8am approved for 4 Credits through the AAMA; 3 C and 1CG.  This is a free event!

In an effort to keep credits free for those that attend, there is a vendor fair from 1-5pm. Cost is $5/person (15 and under are free). See attached flyer for more information.  


The meeting as well as vendor fair will be held at the Sioux Falls American Legion at 1701 W Legion Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Additional training for those new to giving vaccines

9/19/2017 6:22:17 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health Immunization Program has partnered with Century College Continuing Education & Customized Training to present a training called, "Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers."

Training opportunity for new immunizers

"Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers" is a three-hour training that will cover the basics of vaccine administration, including screening, preparing the injection, giving the shot, and patient observation. It will also include an introduction to vaccine storage and handling, including temperature monitoring, inventory, and planning for emergencies.


This training is intended for practicing nurses, medical assistants, or other health care professionals who are new to vaccinating in a clinical setting.


Registration is required, and there is a $25 registration fee.


For more information and to register, go to:

Immunizations 101: Basics for New Immunizers

Saturday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Century College East Campus @ Lincoln Mall

Reserve Hotel by Sept 27 for lesser rate at 2017 Fall Conference

9/17/2017 5:39:24 PM

Reserve Hotel by Sept 27 to get cheaper rate of $109 + tax per night. After Sept 27 price goes up to $189 +tax per night

To reserve hotel room contact Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes by calling 218-822-5634 or online.

2017 Fall Conference is at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter is offering 8 credits towards recertification.

Letter from MN State Society of Medical Assistants Society Char Metzer.

8/26/2017 9:12:41 AM



Greetings!  I hope you all had a great summer.  Like everyone else, I have been busy.  I intended to get this out a lot earlier and I apologize that I did not.  Hopefully you agree that it is better late than never!  With that said, I would like to cover a few things.

First, we have the fall conference quickly approaching.  It is on Saturday, October 28th in Baxter.  The registration form is now available.  Each chapter brings 5 door prizes valued at $10 each.  Denise also needs a copy of chapter bylaws turned in to her if that has not already been done.  Hope to see you there having fun in flannel!

Second, I would like each chapter to review their information on the website and send in any changes or updates.  I get a lot of questions regarding where there are meetings or possible CEUs.  Please post this information on the website to draw in interested people.  I would also like us to share the info for our Facebook pages on the website.  That way we are easy to find and contact!

Third, any chapter scheduled to host spring or fall conferences were to get the dates turned in by the fall conference.  We are planning to send out a save the dates postcard and want to include as many dates as possible.  When you see that, mark your calendars!

Last, I want to let everyone know that due to health issues, I am unable to fulfill my delegate responsibilities.  It has been arranged for the alternates to shift up a place and the top 6 will be going.  This was decided a while ago so tickets could be purchased at a lower price.  I am working with Dawn to share some responsibilities and plan to remain as President for my full term.  Thank you for understanding! 


Meeting will be on September 17th in Elk River.  Dawn will send out the details soon.  She will be leading this meeting and delegate questions should be directed to her.  Have your packet in a 3 ring binder and review your packet before the meeting on the 17th.  Be ready to discuss the items to be voted on.  Bring your travel information with to share with the others.  You MUST show your original AAMA card to enter the HOD this year!  If you do not have this, please contact the AAMA right away.  I will miss being there with all of you.  Represent us well!


Respectfully submitted by your President, Charlene Metzer