Mid-State Technical College and Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids received the “Innovative Business of the Year” award at the recent 74th Heart of Wisconsin (HOW) Chamber dinner for their partnership on the new Mid-State Healthcare Simulation Center.

The Aspirus Scholars Program has awarded three scholarships, each worth $150,000, to students at the Medical College of WisconsinCentral Wisconsin in Wausau.

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the final approval of the $26-billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors — Cardinal, McKesson; AmerisourceBergen and Johnson & Johnson.

After being removed from service at the end of November for repainting and rebranding, Aspirus MedEvac Air 2 has returned to air transport. The EC-145 air ambulance based at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee was previously known as Spirit.

Three Nicolet College students were part of a radiography technology graduating class that recently posted a 100-percent pass rate on American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam. The three Nicolet students were part of the graduating class of 11 in the ra…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to 43 organizations to promote health equity in COVID-19 vaccinations in Wisconsin. Funding will be used to help reduce barriers to vaccine access among disadvantaged or underserved populations.

“Opioids are powerful drugs. Prescription pain relievers, fentanyl and heroin hurt Wisconsin residents every day. More people die of opioid overdoses in Wisconsin each year than car crashes, but there is something more powerful than opioids: All of us. Together, we can reduce the dangers of …

Two of the eight Wisconsin hospitals designated among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2022 for “outstanding performance” by The Chartis Center for Rural Health are in Northcentral Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson said he is working with university chancellors to begin removing current mandatory mask requirements on UW campuses, with the intent to withdraw them no later than spring break.

• The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) announced hat Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a bipartisan coalition of 42 states and territories urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to preserve state authority to enforce their consumer protection laws in connection to the sa…

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Rhinelander area will be formally redesignated to attainment of the most recent federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide,

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been named one of America’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for 2021 in the category of top teaching hospitals without a cardiovascular residency program.

Children’s Wisconsin, ThedaCare and Bellin Health have announced a pediatric joint venture in Central and Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

• The University of Wisconsin System announced Nov. 17 that 70 students were selected through a random drawing to receive $7,000 scholarships under the system’s Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign.

Construction of a 3,400-square-foot ambulance base at Marshfield Medical CenterMinocqua is underway to house the Marshfield Clinic Health System transport service, which began in December 2020.

It was a first for Nicolet College in Rhinelander — the staging of a simulation exercise funded by the Wisconsin Northern Highland Area Health Education Center that brought together students from the law enforcement, emergency medical services and nursing programs as well as social services …

The hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other facilities that joined Aspirus Health on Aug. 1 from Ascension Wisconsin have assumed their new names. Most hospital names now reflect their geographic locations.

Dickinson County Healthcare (DCH) in Iron Mountain, Mich., and Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) have signed a Letter of Intent for DCH hospital and clinics to join Marshfield Clinic.

Aspirus Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) were among the health systems that recently received grants totaling more than $550,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to support education and training to assist rural healthcare in filling “high need, high d…

Has been named a recipient of the 2021 MAP Awards for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, sponsored by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). As a national award winner, ThedaCare has met revenue cycle benchmarks, implemented patient-centered recommendations and best practice…

A $3 million gift from the Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will create a partnership to improve health and wellness in south Wood County.

Facing an increasingly unsteady nationwide blood supply, The Community Blood Center (CBC), based in Appleton, has helped found a first-in-thenation partnership to prepare for emergency situations when blood needs are high.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Aug. 17 it is collaborating with three healthcare providers to pilot a new “hub and spoke” approach to treating eligible BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid members who have substance use disorders and at least one other health condition.

All area healthcare systems are encouraging individuals not vaccinated for COVID-19 to do so, especially in light of the Delta variant and the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) full approval Aug. 23 of the Pfizer vaccine.

ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca has announced The Joint Commission has reaccredited the hospital for its safety and quality care practices. A voluntary process, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest healthcare accrediting body.

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches on Sept. 11, VA mental-health officials say they are preparing for an uptick in veterans seeking help as veterans come to terms with their service and as the Afghanistan withdrawal comes to completion.

Aspirus Health has acquired seven Ascension Wisconsin hospitals, 21 physician clinics, and air and ground medical transport services in north and central Wisconsin.

s (DHS) is co-hosting five visits to home lead abatement projects through October to raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning and what can be done to prevent it. The second visit was held in Wausau on July 27. One of the major sources of lead poisoning in children is lead-based paint, fou…

The Oneida County Health Department is the recipient of the Wisconsin Technical College System’s (WTCS) Futuremaker Partner Award for its close working relationship with Nicolet College in Rhinelander during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award recognizes the collaboration between an organizatio…

For those who are currently enrolled in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for their health coverage but have not yet taken advantage of the opportunity to reevaluate their current coverage, the deadline is Aug. 15.

(VA) Secretary Denis McDonough announced he is making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA healthcare personnel who work in VA administration facilities, visit Veterans Health Administration facilities or provide direct care to those that the VA serves. Each employee will have eight w…

Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport has equipped its Spirit 1 helicopter and several ambulances with compact intensive care unit (ICU)-level ventilators. “This is one of several ways to bring the ICU into our air medical helicopter or a ground ambulance,” said Shaun Piller, quality/…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging anyone age 12 and older attending school or college this fall to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “With the recent increase in new cases, and the very real threat of the Delta variant, vaccination remains our bes…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently offered new diagnostic, treatment and management considerations for patients with long-lasting symptoms following a COVID-19 infection.

Free rapid-results COVID-19 tests continues to be available to community members at all three University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campuses this summer.

Of the seven members of the inaugural classes of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Northeastern Wisconsin who graduated in May 2021, six will be practicing in Wisconsin.