Bone & Joint expanded its physical therapy services by opening a new 3,000-square-foot facility at 2106 Schofield Ave. in Weston. The new site increases the number of Bone & Joint physical therapy centers to three, with one in Plover, Wausau, and now, Weston.

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Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin has opened drive-through testing locations for COVID-19 in the region. Drive-through testing sites are available in Plover, Rhinelander and Crandon. Additional sites are currently in development.

The Community Leadership Celebration Awards Dinner sponsored by St. Michael’s Foundation will be held 6-9 p.m., May 2, at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Tickets are $65 per person and includes dinner.

Marshfield, has earned five service quality awards for 2019 from Service Quality Measurement (SQM), a North American research firm that specializes in customer service improvement.

The age at which a girl begins menstruating may be more significant than previously realized and may impact her risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure later in life.

The Aspirus Health Foundation’s Aspirus Scholars Program has awarded $550,000 to four medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin campus in Wausau.

On Dec. 20, 2019, the federal government raised the federal minimum age of the sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes/e-liquids to anyone under age 21.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families announced Jan. 21 they are working in partnership with the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) to increase understanding within the convenience …

• St. Michael’s Foundation in Stevens Point is accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships offered for the 2020- 2021 academic year to students pursuing healthcare careers. The application deadline is March 2. Qualified applicants are from Portage County and surrounding counties. Ap…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications through March 17 for up to $15 million in grants for civic groups providing adaptive sports and therapeutic recreational opportunities to veterans and members of the armed forces with disabilities.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital was one of three Wisconsin hospitals named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2020 by IBM Watson Health.The study spotlights the topperforming cardiovascular hospitals based on publicly-available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metr…

For the first time in its 34-year history, Wisconsin will host the Veteran Golden Age Games. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the games provide eligible veterans age 55 and over with the opportunity to engage in rehabilitative sport and recreation competition.

Three local communities are represented among the 26 students admitted to the next class for the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM). They are Antigo, Athens and Wausau.

Volunteers at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff were recognized with the Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) by the Partners of the Wisconsin Hospital Association for their participation in the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), an internationally coordinated model of care…

Marshfield Clinic and Gundersen Health in La Crosse announced Dec. 19 that after several months of discussions on a possible merger, they have decided to remain independent health systems.

Wisconsin had the nation’s second largest collection for a total of 60,472 pounds during the Oct. 26 biannual Drug Take Back Day, according to an announcement by Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. According to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which sponsors the event, Texas came…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the United Way of Wisconsin announced that 5,594 people contacted the free Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline during its first year of operation.

“Be Unbreakable: Brilliant Bones & Balance,” a free Aspiring Women Night Out, will be held at Hotel Mead, 451 E. Grand Ave. in Wisconsin Rapids from 5:30-7 p.m., Dec. 4.

ThedaCare, Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin and Neuroscience Group have announced a collaboration to create the region’s first comprehensive Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center at ThedaCare Health Campus-Encircle at 2500 E. Capitol Drive in Appleton.

• Marshfield Clinic Health System is now enrolling Minocqua area participants in the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to gather data from one million or more people to accelerate research and improve health. Other All of Us Wiscon…

Family Health La Clinica (FHLC), based in Wautoma, was honored by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, a program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, with the Outstanding Contribution to Rural Health Award in recognition of its services that enable rural residents acce…

• Security Health Plan of Wisconsin has been recognized among the nation’s leading health plans by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2020. Security Health Plan received an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 for its Medicare Advantage HMO-POS plans

According to the League of American Bicyclists, colleges that invest in bicycling realize a decreased carbon footprint and a stronger community connection, with the added benefit of a healthier student and faculty population.

Ascension Wisconsin and Marshfield Clinic Health System have entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the sale of Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston and Ascension Wisconsin’s interest in the Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Weston and Flambeau Hospital in Par…

ThedaCare and Bellin Health in Green Bay have announced a partnership of cardiovascular services. The group will be comprised of about 50 cardiology providers covering nine hospitals and nearly 20 outreach centers across 17 counties in Northeast and Central Wisconsin and Michigan.

• The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has approved development of a genetic counseling master's program. According to MCW, Wisconsin has only 50 percent of the genetic counselors it needs to fill current clinical care roles, with the need projected to grow. The target matriculation date f…

Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport Services (Spirit) has announced plans to relocate the Spirit 1 helicopter to Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) in Mosinee.

For the 15th consecutive year, Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, is among the nation’s highestrated health-insurance plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plans.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NHI), has awarded the Cancer Research of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan (CROWN) Consortium a $5- million grant to provide patients in 48 counties in Wisconsin and Northern Michigan access to leading-edge clinica…

Groundbreaking was held for a $14 million expansion project at Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic, 1630 Chippewa Drive. The addition of 22,000 square feet of new space will accommodate greater imaging services, more specialty care and additional space for primary care. The original clinic, built in …

UW-Stevens Point and the National Wellness Institute have launched the Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate, the only program in Wisconsin that is transitionally approved by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.

Marshfield Clinic Health System has named Robert “Mike” Dowdy as chief administrative officer of the new Marshfield Medical CenterMinocqua, scheduled to open in April 2020.

With the goal of training more healthcare professionals to serve Central Wisconsin, Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point will open a Health Care Simulation Center at Aspirus Riverview in 2020.

According to the most recent data collected by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) the 838 opioid-related deaths reported in the state in 2018 is a 10 percent reduction from 2017.

North Central Health Care (NCHC) in Wausau and Marathon County broke ground for a new $6-million warm-water aquatic therapeutic pool at 1100 Lake View Drive in Wausau.

The Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA celebrated the completion of its expansion and renovation with a ribbon cutting and open house July 16.

ThedaCare has become the first healthcare system in Northeast and Central Wisconsin to offer the MitraClip procedure, a therapy that allows cardiologists to repair leaky mitral heart valves, also known as mitral regurgitation.