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Ascension Saint Mary’s Foundation honored local healthcare providers and volunteers on the Nov. 15 National Rural Health Day 2018 with a celebration at the Ascension Crandon Clinic. Forest County Ties That Bind Us was also recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Hea…

•Ascension St. Michael's Hospital in Stevens Point held an open house for its new Breast Care Center on Oct. 25. It includes 3-D mammography/tomosynthesis, stereotactic biopsy capabilities, ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy capabilities. It also provides dedicated space to integrate ca…

The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM), part of the curriculum at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, has placed 26 students at three healthcare facilities in the state to complete their medical school programming.

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Memorial Hospital, Inc., have signed a definitive agreement that paves the way to incorporate Memorial Medical Center hospital and its clinics in Neillsville, Greenwood and Loyal into MCHS.

Medical professionals from around the state gathered at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau on Oct. 12 for the first Aspirus Obesity Treatment Summit.

A grand opening to commemorate the new Marshfield Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center was held Oct. 25. It is located at 214 W. Second St. in Marshfield and is part of the Family Health Center of Marshfield Inc., a federally- and state-funded community health center dedicated to improving acces…

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) to continue to operate and expand Wisconsin's Veterans Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP) which provides temporary housing, training, and supportive services to …

If you offer health insurance coverage purchased through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace to your employees, you may be eligible for the Small Employer Health Insurance Credit (45R credit).

Focusing on how a nutritious diet is essential to a healthy smile, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, based in Stevens Point, made contributions to five Wisconsin food banks during National Smile Month. That included The Neighbor's Place in Wausau and sites in Madison, Milwaukee, La Crosse and Green…

Ascension provided more than 200 free healthcare and social services to people in need at its Medical Mission at Home held Saturday, Sept., 15 at Ascension St. Michael's Hospital and Ascension Medical Group in Stevens Point.

Aspirus Medford Hospital announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe an…

Community leaders and philanthropists have announced plans for a $40-million multi-generational health and wellness campus to be developed in downtown Wausau. The plan involves broad support from local foundations, businesses and individuals, and includes three primary components:

Roehl Transport, Marshfield, is the newest tenant in the Marshfield Clinic Health System data center. Roehl signed a colocation services agreement to use the Health System's top tier data center. Roehl Transport is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the nation with more than 1,900 …

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have entered into a partnership that will advance the development of the healthcare workforce by providing new education and training opportunities for students.

• An upgrade in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, part of Ascension, and Ascension Eagle River Hospital, features the addition of a high-field, wide-bore 1.5T MRI scanning system from GE Healthcare. Ascension has teamed with Shared Medica…

At large community events, getting paramedics where they’re needed can be a challenge, but in the Lakeland area, the new Northwoods Regional EMS Special Event Bike Medic Team is now available to respond with its Advanced Life Support capabilities.

Becker's Healthcare, a leading source of information in the healthcare industry, has named Aspirus Medford Hospital among its 2018 “66 critical access hospitals to know.”

Portage County Business Council (PCBC) is coordinating a new Portage County Business Council Association Health Plan as an added value to membership. Aspirus/Arise Health Plan and WPS Health Plan are the insurance carriers with Ansay & Associates, LLC serving as the consultant and broker…

Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents, has named Mary Downs its new president/CEO, effective Sept. 28.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced last month that six methamphetamine chemical-storage containers will be placed in six counties across Wisconsin including Marathon County to assist local law enforcement with meth lab cleanup.

Community leaders and philanthropists announced plans for a $40-million health and wellness campus to be developed in downtown Wausau. The plan involves broad support from local foundations, businesses and individuals, and includes three primary components:

Marshfield Clinic Health System has received a $200,000 grant over two years from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation that will facilitate partnering with Wisconsin communities to address the effects of childhood trauma.

ThedaCare in June completed its first cardiac case using the Tryton Stent to treat a patient with a challenging coronary blockage that involved a large-side artery branch. Brian Guttormsen, cardiologist at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, performed the surgery.

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin, has announced the award of more than $1.7 million to projects aimed at improving health for residents statewide. That included a $581,928 award to the Wisconsin EMS Association through which regiona…

Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, will mark its 12th season in 2018, and the 10th year it has been presented by WPS Health Solutions or its affiliates.

Ascension Medical Group at Rhinelander Pediatrics Department has earned the highest level of recognition from Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Reach Out and Reach provides new, age-appropriate books to children at all well-child visits starting at two weeks all the way through to the six-year w…

The American College of Cardiology awarded Aspirus Wausau Hospital its NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Aspirus Wausau is one of 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor which recognizes honorees’ commitment and success in implementing a higher stand…

In an area like Eagle River, ambulances need to cover a lot of ground. Ascension Eagle River Hospital has two ambulances serving Eagle River, Land O’Lakes, Conover, Phelps, St. Germain and Three Lakes. In 2017, paramedics responded to about 900 calls. So, when the time came to replace the ol…

North Central Health Care (NCHC) held an open house last month to celebrate expansion of Lakeside Recovery on the NCHC campus at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau. Lakeside Recovery is a 21-day medicallymonitored treatment program that supports individuals through substance abuse and addiction …

Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander celebrated its 125th anniversary on June 21. Two events marked the occasion, morning Mass in the hospital’s Galleria celebrated by Bishop James Powers of the Catholic Diocese of Superior and later a prayer and memorial service honoring the foundin…

Health researchers have compiled a searchable map of obesity by ZIP Code in Wisconsin, making it the first state with a detailed ZIP code-level obesity map.

Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics has announced that Dale Hustedt becomes its new CEO in July. He replaces Rick Nevers who has provided interim leadership at Aspirus Medford since December 2016. Born and raised in Nekoosa, Hustedt said he considers joining Aspirus Medford "a little bit …

According to Becker's Hospital CFO Report, St. Louis-based Ascension healthcare system saw revenues and operating income decline in the first nine months of fiscal year 2018.

Three Wisconsin medical and scientific organizations — Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin — in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened enrollment fo…

Aspirus in Wausau has been recognized among the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health in its annual study identifying the topperforming health systems in the country. It was also the only health system in Wisconsin so recognized and was honored in the category of medium health …

In less than two years Ascension St. Michael's Hospital Foundation has surpassed its goal of $4 million in less than two years for renovation and expansion of breast health services at Ascension St. Michael's Hospital.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the U.S. opioid overdose epi- demic continues to worsen and that Wisconsin has experienced the largest percentage increase in emergency room visits in the nation.

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Memorial Hospital, Inc., have signed a letter of intent to provide healthcare services to the Neillsville community through an affiliation partnership.

magine a time in the United States when everyone would have to carry health insur- ance, and they'd choose their own plan. Government subsidies would be provided on a sliding scale. Providers would have to charge everyone the same amount and they’d have to publish their prices.

Marshfield Clinic Health System has announced that Family Health Center of Marshfield was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to expand access to treatment for opioid and methamphetamine addictions. Family Health Center of Marshfield, is a

Patients whose cancers have spread and are incurable by standard treatments are eli- gible for free genetic testing thanks to the UW Carbone Cancer Center's participation in a clinical trial.

Ascension health system, which operates 23 Wisconsin hospitals, announced Jan. 18 it is collaborating with three other health systems to form a new, nonprofit generic drug company.

Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill and the Merrill Fire Department have launched a Community Paramedic pilot program designed to improve the health and wellness of people with chronic illnesses.

Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics is looking for people to join its new Patient and Family Advisory Team that will focus on the experience of patients and their families at Aspirus Medford.