Brian Calley to visit Alpena

for diverse

workforce event

Former lieutenant governor Brian Calley will speak Oct. 17 at Alpena Community College for an event focused on building a diverse workforce, the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce said in its newsletter.

Registration has not yet opened for the event sponsored by Michigan Works!, ACC, Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Chamber.

Calley, a Republican, was former Gov. Rick Snyder’s lieutenant governor through Snyder’s entire tenure, until Snyder was term-limited out of office at the end of 2018. Calley, who lost in the Republican primary in his own gubernatorial bid last year, is currently president of the Small Business Association of Michigan.

Hospital adds breast care


Registered nurse Bonnie Goff has joined MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena as a breast nurse navigator and Anne Ross has joined the hospital as a breast nurse coordinator to help with breast cancer care, the hosptial said in a news release.

Goff will work “with the MidMichigan Physicians Group general surgery and MidMichigan Health oncology teams to expedite patient care and breast cancer treatment,” the release said.

Beginning Sept. 23, the hospital will offer digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) to improve the detection of breast cancer, the release said.



physician joins


Dr. Quentin Doperalski has joined McLaren Northern Michigan as an infectious disease physician, the hospital said in a news release.

Doperalski received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York and completed his internal medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center and his Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno.

He has “a special interest” in treating patients with endemic mycoses, HIV, Hepatitis C, as well as travel medicine.


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