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Business Briefs for July 26

Sanford receive accreditation

BEMIDJI — Sanford Clinic Laboratories in the Bemidji region has again been accredited by the College of American Pathologists based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. This accreditation was received for Sanford’s clinic laboratories in Bemidji, Blackduck, Cass Lake and Walker.

The laboratory’s pathologist, Arif Azam, was advised of this national recognition for the staffs’ commitment to patient care and achieving the highest standards in laboratory medicine. Sanford Clinic Laboratory Services is one of more than 7,500 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

Hennum earns national honor

BEMIDJI — Sandy Hennum, executive Director of Village of Hope, a family homeless shelter in Bemidji, has been awarded Professional of the Year 2013 in Family Support Services from Strathmore’s Who’s Who.

Based on position and lifetime accomplishments, Strathmore honors professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession. Hennum was chosen in recognition of leadership, performance and achievement in service to families.

Mendez studies with renowned doctor

BAGLEY — J. Carlos Mendez, a certified reflexologist from Reflexions of Health in Bagley, recently traveled to Santa Fe, N.M., to begin his year-long study of cranio-sacral reflexology with the world-renowned Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson of London. Reflexology is a holistic method of relieving pain, restoring and maintaining balance, as well as promoting overall good health and relaxation. Martine’s work integrates osteopathy, cranio-sacral therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, reflexology and other holistic modalities to understand pain and suffering. For more information, contact Mendez at (218) 694-5045 or email Mendez works in Bagley on Monday through Wednesday and in Bemidji on Thursday. Fridays are available by appointment in Bagley.