2 architects start architecture firm

CEDAR FALLS — Nick Hildebrandt and Jesse Lizer have started Emergent Architecture in Cedar Falls.

Both are registered architects in the state of Iowa and have more than 35 years of experience doing master planning, architecture and design throughout the Cedar Valley and Iowa.

Emergent Architecture specializes in commercial, educational and medical design with a focus on the Cedar Valley.

The firm is currently located at Mill Race, 200 State St., Suite 202-H, Cedar Falls, 529-3534. The website is www.emergentarch.com.

Keller earns

4-H honor

GLADBROOK — Eric Keller will be recognized at the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s 2018 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala set for 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

The fundraising event will showcase Iowa 4-H and raise funds to support the program. The evening will feature interactive 4-H exhibits, dinner and awards ceremony.

Keller, Tama County 4-H’er and national 4-H shooting sports ambassador, will be honored for Contributing Youth.

Event admission is $125 a person or $1,000 for a table sponsorship, which includes admission for eight. Registration must be made before Feb. 11. More information on the Gala and registration can be found at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/awards. Presenting sponsors of the event are Iowa Farm Bureau and Nationwide.

Access Systems opens branch

CEDAR FALLS — Access Systems is announcing the opening of its Cedar Falls branch at 6122 Nordic Drive.

The office technology company previously was located in Waterloo.

JA seeking

HOF nominees

WATERLOO — Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is accepting nominations for three individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as a Young Entrepreneur to the Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame this fall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. Nominations will be accepted through March 9.

For more information and to obtain a nomination form, go to www.JAEasternIowa.org or e-mail harnold@jaeasterniowa.org.

9 Iowa practices earn recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Hansen Family Hospital in Ackley and Peoples Community Health Clinic Inc. in Waterloo were two of nine practices in Iowa to receive national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for their use of evidence-based, patient-centered practices this month.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home model of primary care combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians.

Iowa practices that have earned PCMH Recognition include:

Community Health Care Inc.

Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa Inc.

Eastern Iowa Health Center.

Hansen Family Hospital.

Manning Regional Healthcare Center.

Mercy Medical Center-Centerville.

Peoples Community Health Clinic Inc.

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital.

UnityPoint Clinic.