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NICE Healthcare: Like Bluestone for Employees

December 1, 2017

You know how kids sometimes do crazy things and wind up in Urgent Care? ACR’s COO Gene Leistico had this story: “My 9-year-old daughter was jumping around last summer and…

Finding Work-Life Balance with Toddlers

November 24, 2017

It’s no secret that work-life balance with toddlers is a challenge. Many ACR employees strike that balance between working and parenting by becoming live-in supervisors. A live-in supervisor and their…

Winter Break: Top To-Do Item

November 14, 2017

This is the time of year when students have finished their finals, and are possibly taking a few days of R & R before looking ahead to that next semester.…

Biomedical Engineering Internship Leads to Innovation in Stroke Recovery

October 19, 2017

ACR Homes was a good job fit for me as I pursued an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Working at ACR I gave me first-hand…

Internship Opportunities at the Mayo Clinic

October 11, 2017

Intern seminars at the Mayo Clinic are just one example of the internship opportunities ACR coordinates to help employee interns broaden their contacts and exposure to outside healthcare professionals. This…

Patient Care at ACR Means Relationships that Make an Impact

September 5, 2017

ACR Homes provides residential care for people with disabilities, and so patient care at ACR means supporting residents who call ACR “home.”  Some residents have lived in an ACR home…

Art Therapy Internship Leads to an Art Show

August 25, 2017

Over a span of five weeks this summer, Bre Wallace led an art class for thirteen ACR residents as part of her art therapy internship. Participants in the class explored…

ACR Voted One of the Top 5 Workplaces in Minnesota

July 13, 2017

ACR was named one of the top five large companies in Minnesota once again in the StarTribune’s 2017 Top Workplace survey. This is the fourth year ACR employees have participated…

Top 9 Reasons to Love Being a Direct Care Float

July 6, 2017

What direct care position offers a $5,000 bonus for 3 months’ work? That would be the Emergency Direct Care Float position at ACR during the months of September to November.…

Patient Care Experience as an Emergency Float Staff

June 16, 2017

The emergency float position at ACR is a great way to get the patient care experience needed for application requirements for medical school and PA school, according to Alex Mangan.…

Direct Care and a Unique Gift for Music

May 30, 2017

“Ricky D” uses a wheelchair, but that’s not the most important thing about him, according to Maria Madison who is a direct care staff at the ACR Home where Rick…

From Capstone Project to MA in Social Work at ACR

May 1, 2017

Samantha Dunbar was a Family Social Science major at the University of Minnesota when she first heard a classroom presentation about ACR Homes. She realized that the hours required for…