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Psychiatrist bestowed with national award

​​​​​A Marshfield Clinic psychiatrist based at the Eau Claire Riverview Center is the recipient of his professional organization's highest award. ​​​​​​

Dr. Daniel Hanson​, a Marshfield Clinic provider since 2009, will be honored by the American Psychiatric Association with its Distinguished Life Fellow award for significant contributions he has made to the psychiatric profession.

The national organization lists six critical areas where Hanson has made a major impact:

  • Administration
  • Teaching
  • Scientific and scholarly publications
  • Volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance
  • Community involvement
  • Clinical excellence

"Receiving such an honor is deeply gratifying," Hanson said. "At the same time, it's a 'call to arms,' for there is so much yet to be done to address the suffering of children and adults with mental illness."

Hanson chairs the Marshfield Clinic Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1983. He completed his psychiatry internship at the University of Minnesota and St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and later his residency in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and affiliated hospitals.

The American Psychiatric Association was founded in 1844.  Based in Arlington, Va., it represents 35,000 psychiatrists in the United States. Its mission includes ensuring the highest quality care, education and research in the field of psychiatry.


The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education with more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States

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