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Thursday, February 28, 2013 Tri-County News * www. --==  Z  121 ii  Hilltop Health Care Center in learning collaborative with Stratis Health Hilltop Health Care Center is excited to be a skilled healthcare member of the Stratis .Health Acting Together to Achieve Excellence campaign (ATTAX). Hilltop Health Care Center will participate in this campaign designed to ensure that every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care. The ATTAX campaign will instill quality and performance improvement practices aimed at attacking and elimi- nating healthcare acquired conditions and improving resident satisfaction in Minnesota nursing homes. Sup- porting the development of strategies for overall qual- ity will be at the heart of this work, as well as specific emphasis and resources on improving dementia care, and preventing pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections. Successes and best practices from the group will be shared with the Minnesota nursing home com- munity over the next few years. "Being a part of this group gives us the opportunity to focus even more intently on improving the lives of the people who live and work in our nursing home. It is important for resident care, because we work in their 'home', this commitment to quality improvement helps us make our 'home' a better place to live," per Annette Schroeder DON. "CMS has made transformational quality ..... Community II , ,,,,o. You can make a difference in someone's life! Seeking volunteers to assist older adults and peopl with disabilities, in the Kimball community, with local transportation and some simple home tasks.all l.b Schedule is flexible &.mileage reimbursement is available. Please call today: 1-800-549-5855 or 320-685-3693 Garage LLC oon North of 15 in Kimball 398-2200 adventure In reading! Find answers to age-old /uestlons "Why does snow Eden Valley Area Library the position of Comptroller of the Currency. The U.S.S. Vanderbilt seized the British merchantman vessel Peterhoff as a blockade-runner. The capture was ordered byActing Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes, who ordered the boarding of a British vessel during the Trent Affair pre- viously. The Peterhoff was bound for Matamoros, Mexico, and the British claimed that the United States had no authority to stop trade with Mexico, despite some of the goods finding their way into the Confederacy. Thursday, Feb. 26, 1863 The Cherokee Indian National Council repealed its ordinance of secession, abolished slavery, and vigorously proclaimed its support for the Union. Near Woodburn, Tenn., Con- federate guerrillas halted, cap- tured, and burned a Federal freight train with merchandise, government stores and 240 mules. Friday, Feb. 27, 1863 Confederate President Jeffer- son Davis called for a day of fasting and prayer set for March 27. Con- federate Major General Sterling Price was ordered to the Trans- Mississippi Department. A skir- mish occurred near Bloomington, Tenn., on the Hatchie River. Saturday, Feb. 28, 1863 The Federal monitor U.S.S. Montauk, under the command of J.L. Worden of the U.S.S. Moni- tor fame, moved up the Ogeechee River south of Savannah, Ga., aided by other vessels, and destroyed the C.S.S. Nashville near Fort McAllister. In the Indian Territory, a skir- mish occurred near Fort Gibson. Sunday, March 1, 1863 Skirmishing occurred at Brady- ville and Woodbury, Tenn. The U.S. erals for the Regular Army, and forty major generals and two hun- dred brigadier generals of volun- teers. Thirty-three U.S. Army offi- cers, found guilty by court-martial of various charges, were dismissed from the service. Tuesday, March 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Federal Draft Act, which was the first effective Fed- eral draft and imposed liability on all male citizens between the ages of 25 and 45 with the exception of the physically or mentally unfit, men with certain types of depen- dents, those convicted of a felony and various high Federal and state officials. Draft quotas for each dis- trict were to be set by the president on the basis of population and the number of men already in the ser- vice from each district. It also pro- vided for the hiring of substitutes or for people purchasing their way out for the sum of $300. Other acts approved by the president included one to pre- vent and punish frauds on reve- nue; turning over abandoned and captured cotton, sugar, rice, and tobacco in states in rebellion; a measure making Idaho a territory and one naming Jay Cooke as gov- ernment agent to direct the cam- paign to popularize the sale of U.S. bonds. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of Feb. 25- March 3, 1863 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- In camp near Falmouth, Va. until April 1863. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty at Nolensville, Tenn. 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- In camp at Columbus, Ky. until March 14, 1863. 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, Coldwa- ter and Tallahatchie Rivers until April 8, 1863. 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- The full regiment was on duty at Germantown, Tenn. 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On garrison duty at Fort Snelling, Glencoe, Forest City and Kingston until April 1863. 7th MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- try- On garrison duty in Mankato and other points in Minnesota until June 1863. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On frontier duty at var- ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- ley, Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie until May 1864. 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - On garrison duty in various frontier Minnesota communities until June 1863. 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- Regiment on detached service for garrison duty at vari- ous outposts in frontier Minnesota until June 1863. 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- alry "Mounted Rangers" - Orga- nized at St. Cloud, St. Peter and Fort Snelling for frontier duty against Indians until June 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Min- nesota Cavalry - On duty at Fort Donelson, Tenn. until June 5, 1863. 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery - On duty at Lake Provi- dence, La., until April 22, 1863. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery - On duty at  Murfreesboro Tenn., until June 4, 1863. 2nd United States Sharpshoot- ers, Company A - In camp at Fal- mouth, Va. improvement a priority across the country, and this Hilltop Health Care Center is moving forward with theiS sUChqualityeXCitingimprovement work that Weorganizationare able to continUewith nurs-aS improveStratis Healththe lives for ofeVenthe peoplebetter whoqUalitYlivef at careHilltop,tO ,.  1 r,. -- ...................  i ........................ :(:ii i/ .................................. i!!!? ing homes in Minnesota, said Jane Pederson, M.D., as well as those who work there. Lou Ann Garding TN o director, medical affairs, Stratis Health. is seen working with a resident in the kitchen on This work is supported by the federal Centers for a project that requires focus and concentration. Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and is being Submitted photo. led by Stratis Health, Minnesota's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Civil War digest: IMAgEj ......................... ON ' This week 150 years ago g;00Pr 1 Major Highlights for the Week Congress was preparing to end its l  I& [k Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1863 session. President Abraham Lin- UllmuV V ......... The U.S. Congress completed coin conferred with Secretary of kL,mbJlmllaP,& i 10375c untyRoadS, Saite2 passage of the Conscription War Edwin Stanton and other offi- IIpUlIIrIIIIIBIVIIA | LocatedinPearlLake(Marty) Bringthi.adinand've Act. President Abraham Lincoln cers about military appointments.     L_JI signed an act setting up a national Monday, March 2, 1863 1861 CIVII. 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