Dr. Maus is the grand marshal of Riverfest 2014 parade

Riverfest 2014 parade grand marshal Dr. Donald Maus has the dual distinction of being Monticello’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.

His selection was made public in early June by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Monticello Lions and Monticello Rotary.

Maus was recognized for 50 years of service during an afternoon presentation in the Monticello Community Center’s Mississippi Room. Maus began his medical career in 1963, just blocks away from his practice at Monticello Clinic’s current location. He was born at the Monticello Hospital.

Maus grew up in his family home on River Street. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in 1958 and attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota from 1958 to 1962. He was inspired to become a physician by his father’s close friendship with Dr. William Hart.

After medical school, Maus completed a one-year internship in family medicine where today a three-year residency is the standard. Maus began his career as a co-owner of the original Monticello Clinic, located downtown on Broadway Street, and at the time of his retirement, Maus was the longest practicing physician in Monticello.

Maus served as chief of staff at the Monticello hospital, and as medical director of CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Care Center.

Maus touched the lives of many generations of Monticello residents as he cared for residents in the hospital’s nursing home, treated the ill and injured in the emergency room, attended to patients on the medical/surgical unit, delivered babies and performed surgeries.

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