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.

Leaders of Portage-based Divine Savior Healthcare (DSH) and the Sisters of the Divine Savior have signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Aspirus Health Care in Wausau.

(MCW)-Central Wisconsin held its white coat ceremony to formally matriculate its third class of incoming medical students on July 11 in the James F. Veninga Theater at the University of Wisconsin Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau

Recognizing the needs to expand access to public transportation services in the Northwood’s, Ascension Wisconsin recently gave $10,000 to Northwood’s Transit Connections as a sponsorship.

 Aspirus Medford Foundation donors have provided funding to replace and enhance the emergency medical services (EMS) radio which had been in service since the 1970s and was experiencing coverage gaps from the field.

Both students and the community will benefit from a new scholarship partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Marshfield Clinic Health System that aims to support, educate and train aspiring rural healthcare professionals in Central Wisconsin.

Since 1927, Marshfield Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have collaborated to educate future generations of medical providers.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin graduated its first class of doctors at ceremonies May 31 at the Rothschild Pavilion in Rothschild. The college matriculated this first class of medical students in July 2016. 

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the filing of a lawsuit May 16 against Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Richard S. Sackler, Purdue's former co-chairman and president, for alleged misconduct in marketing and sales of opioids that contributed to the opioid epidemic.

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, part of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, has received three Certification Seals from the

ThedaCare, which serves more than 600,000 people throughout Northeastern and Northcentral Wisconsin, has announced launch of an opioid awareness campaign developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called “It only takes a little to lose a lot.”

“Spirit Strong” was the continued message of a memorial event that honored pilot Rico Caruso, flight nurse Klint Mitchell and flight paramedic Gregory Rosenthal who lost their lives in the tragic crash of Spirit Air 2 in the Town of Hazelhurst on April 26, 2018.