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First Western Bank & Trust Minnesota Regional President Joel Staehling of Baxter was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Mustaf Shariff, an internal medicine physician from Lawrenceville, Georgia, joined the medical staff at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby as a hospitalist. It will focus on the general medical care of hospitalized patients.

Hannah Elsenpeter, a board-certified family physician from central Minnesota, joins the Crosby Clinic at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

As a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Elsenpeter has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2021 STFM Resident Teacher Award and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Induction. Previously, she worked for the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group in addition to volunteering as a mentor and student ambassador for undergraduate and medical students.


Psychotherapist Katie Nystrom, of St. Cloud, began practicing at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center on November 15. Nystrom will assist patients suffering from various mental health issues. Nystrom acts as a guide to help its patients understand their condition and feelings, cope with daily life and manage their mental health so that they can function normally and improve their quality of life.


Family physician Karlee LaFavor, MD, of Grand Marais, began treating patients at the Crosby Clinic at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in late September. She specializes in general family medicine for men, women and children of all ages.

Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the American Association of Family Practice, Dr. LaFavor has experience as the Resident Representative of the Family Medicine Section for the American Association of Pro-life OB / GYNs, student leader for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and as a peer minister at the university.


Darlene Hendrickson, Ironton, recently joined the staff at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center as a Care Manager-Social Worker to help manage patient outcomes.

In the new position, Hendrickson will assess the real and potential health issues of individuals, families and communities. She will work collaboratively with healthcare teams to help patients and their families cope with illness, optimize patients ‘self-care capacities and support patients’ rights to make choices.

Brady Roy of Crosslake was recently promoted to the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center leadership team as Supply Chain Manager.

He is responsible for managing the supply of materials, inventory and distribution processes and ensuring effective and efficient performance by driving improvements.



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