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. All four students are Wisconsin residents, with three from Northcentral Wisconsin.

Marshfield Clinic’s breast care navigators are offering a free event called “Women Empowering Women” on March 18, from 2-5 p.m. at Marshfield Clinic Rhinelander Center, 2260 North Shore Drive. Free mammogram screenings will be offered for women who qualify through the Wisconsin Well Woman Pr…

UW Health has launched the Athlete Preservation Clinic in Madison, designed to help older athletes overcome injuries, stay active in their sport, and delay or even prevent surgical interventions. “We all recognize the importance of maintaining activity levels and being physically active as w…

Seven businesses and organizations were honored with the Platinum Well Workplace Award in 2018 by the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, an affiliate of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

As the result of the nomination of Marshfield Clinic Health System employee Lorrie Bauer, the McMillan Fire Department is the most recent recipient of the Employee-Driven Corporate Giving Grant made by Security Health Plan.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced grants totaling close to $298,861 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling high-need, highdemand positions.

 Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics held a  grand opening of Aspirus Riverview Clinic in Adams on Jan. 10  at 419 N. Oak Street.Equipped to provide the full continuum of care — from primary care to specialty outreach services — the 7,500-square-foot clinic includes eight exam rooms, tw…

The Volunteer Leadership Team has made a $10,000 donation to the Howard Young Foundation to be utilized for future programs and equipment at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. Past donations helped pur- chase lifting equipment for patients and a bed- side procedure monitor for performi…

Students from the UW-Stevens Point School of Communication Sciences & Disorders recently donated a cleft feeding kit for the benefit of babies born at the Aspirus Birthing Center in Medford. The kit provides maternity nurses and lactation consultants easy access to special bottles and th…

The Volunteers of Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to nine students in 2018 who are pursuing healthcare careers. The volunteers have provided $124,000 in scholarships over seven years.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced ThedaCare health system as its first “Life is Why” sponsor in Wisconsin.According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, cardiovascular disease took the lives of more than 11,000 Wisconsinites in 2016 alone.Focus throughout this thr…

Wausau, WI – Outstanding area business leaders who helped shape our area’s economy in past years will be honored this spring at the 11th Annual Champions of Business Dinner established by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. - Northcentral District. A panel of independent judges selected A.…

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a step closer to offering a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) after receiving authorization from the UW System Board of Regents on Dec. 7.Regent approval is a key step needed to launch the proposed DPT program, which would be the only one in the no…

Thirty-one Wisconsin communities have been recognized with the Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation, a new initiative offered by the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with other statewide g…

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been recog- nized for its heart healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare in its 2018 “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.” This is the 11th year the hospital has been on the list.Three other Wisconsin heart programs were also recognized by Becker’…

(Woodruff, Wis.) – The Volunteers of Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to nine students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

Northcentral Technical College has received a $50,000 donation from Wausaubased Connexus Association in support of the new garden-to-table program currently being developed at the college. Connexus Association awards quarterly grants to local schools and nonprofit organizations for the purpo…

For the second consecutive year, all ThedaCare Physician Clinics have been recognized as leaders in the national effort to get people's blood pressure under control.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Women Veterans Program invites women veterans to take a survey that will help identify issues that concern them to provide input toward future programming and services.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The only other Wisconsin hospital on the list was Bellin Health of Green Bay.

WPS Health Solutions said it plans to fill more than 100 claims processing positions in Wausau in the next four months because of the company's expanded role in supporting TriWest Healthcare Alliance as it administers two programs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Marshfield Clinic Health System said it will begin construction of a new 72,000-square-foot hospital which will be an upward expansion of its existing Minocqua clinic at 9601 Townline Road.

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.