Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sung-Ju Kim’s interest in a medical career leads him to dental field


SIOUX CENTER – Sung-Ju Kim always has had an interest in how the human body works and wanted to go into a career in the medical field.

Sung-Ju Kim has assumed his new position as a
dental assistant at Promise Community Health
Center. He loves to help people and has always
had an interest in working in a medical field.
He just didn’t know which field.

Therefore, when the opportunity to serve as a dental assistant at Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center presented itself, he said it was “an easy decision” for him to go that direction.

“The reason why I was excited to serve at Promise as a dental assistant is because I love to help people,” Sung-Ju said. “I wanted to work in a place that understands the values of helping the community – with the drive to help all persons to the best of our ability.”

Sung-Ju grew up much of his childhood in Minneapolis and graduated from Sheldon High School in 2013. He then went on to Iowa State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2017.

With his new role at Promise, he’s now working within his field of study.

“I hope that I can become a dental assistant that can hold his own in stressful situations,” he said. “I hope I can be self-sufficient and able to help those around me to the best of my ability.”

Sung-Ju has been impressed by the health center.

“Promise is an an awesome organization,” he said. “It is full of kind people that are willing to help you no matter what.”

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


MORE ABOUT SUNG-JU:
Sung-Ju Kim lives in Sheldon. He loves to play the guitar and drums and to make music. He has been interested in cars since he was young and tries to find time to work on his car projects even with his busy schedule.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Jodi Utech brings billing experience to her role at Promise CHC


SIOUX CENTER – Jodi Utech brings many years of billing experience to Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.

She also hopes to bring her positive attitude.

Jodi Utech brings experience in similar roles
her position of billing specialist at Promise
Community Health Center in Sioux Center.


Jodi has assumed her role as the billing specialist at Promise.

“I have heard a lot of really good things about Promise. I love what Promise does for the community and how involved they are,” she said. “I worked for a similar organization and absolutely loved it there.”

Jodi grew up in Sioux City and graduated from West High School. She worked for six and a half years, May 2007-December 2013, as a certified pharmacy technician for Thrifty White Drug in Denison. She then served four years until December as a billing specialist and administrative assistant for Crawford County Home Health, Hospice and Public Health in Denison.

Her family then moved to northwest Iowa when her husband became the chief of police in Hawarden.

Jodi now is happy to be at Promise, where she will have a similar role as to what she had before. She will process and post daily patient encounters and related information, process insurance payments and claims, and review billing procedures and recommend any changes, among many other duties.

“Everyone at Promise has been so welcoming,” she said. “I can really tell they all truly care about their patients and the best interest of Promise Community Health Center.”

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning services. To learn more, visit www.promisechc.org and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit promisechcnews.blogspot.com.


MORE ABOUT JODI:
Jodi Utech and her husband, Corey, live in Hawarden. They have two sons, Kelan, 11, and Eastyn, 6. She enjoys keeping busy with the various sports that her boys are in. Her family’s favorite time of the year is summer when they go boating and to the pool as often as they can.