Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 9, 2013

Body&Soul Newsmakers: 11/09/2013

Thomas Auer, MD, FACP, a longtime community physician and senior partner in the Thirlby Clinic, received the Laureate Award in September from the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

The award honors ACP Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community, their region and the College. Awardees have a long history of excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal medicine.


The Foundation for Mental Health has changed its name to Northwest Michigan Supportive House to better describe the organization’s mission of providing permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families with mental health needs in the five-county area. For details contact Emilee Syrewidze, 929-1309 or, or visit


Chief Operating Officer Peter Marinoff has been named president of Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital.

Marinoff joined Munson Healthcare in 1999 as an accountant after serving at public accounting firms in Virginia and Traverse City. In 2007, he was named director of operations at Paul Oliver and became chief operating officer in 2009.

Marinoff replaces Jim Austin, who retired from the hospital in September. Austin will continue to serve at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center as administrator until his retirement in 2014.

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