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.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID19 vaccination rates are lowest among individuals ages 18 to 29. Reasons cited include vaccine hesitancy and convenience.

For years, Aspirus Riverviews containers for disposing of sharps (medical needles, syringes and finger-stick lancets) could only be used once before being disposed of by a medical waste disposal company.

North Central Health Care (NCHC) held a grand opening for Hope House Antigo on May 24. The eight-bed home provides a safe, sober living environment for women in recovery from alcohol or other drugs in Langlade County.

Free rapid-results COVID-19 tests will continue to be available to community members at all three University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campuses this summer. The BinaxNow antigen testing, with results available in about 15 minutes, will be offered as follows:

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) announced a multi-year partnership with Novo Nordisk aimed at public awareness of obesity and improving clinical care for patients with obesity.

Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan are now accepting applications from eligible school districts to apply for grants to implement b.e.s.t. Universal Screening in the 2021-2022 school year.

The Community Blood Center (CBC), which provides blood to Northcentral and Northeastern Wisconsin, has launched the Thank the Donor program which allows patients who have received a transfusion to send a message of appreciation to the individual who donated the blood, platelets or plasma the…

(DHS) announced that the state received more than $175 million in federal funding to develop a program to support school-based COVID-19 testing for teachers, staff, and students. The program will be part of a comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation approach to assist schools in operating safely.

Aspirus Health Care in Wausau has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) as a Best 50 healthcare provider.

Marshfield Clinic Health System is now offering Mako SmartRobotics, an advancement in joint replacement surgery that transforms the way total knee and hip replacements are performed.

ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose is the first hospital in North America to install the DG Reader Net semi-automated analyzer, used to facilitate pre-transfusion blood type compatibility testing. “We screen for antibodies, antigens, as well as determine the blood type. The DG Reader Net sem…

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield has created a new EMS coordinator team that will help build stronger working relationships with local first responders and medical units at the hospital.

The Chartis Center for Rural Health has released its annual list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) for 2021. Included on the list was Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin has received two service quality awards including its fifth consecutive world-class customer experience certification for 2020 from Service Quality Measurement (SQM), a leading North American research firm that specializes in customer service improvement.

For the fifth consecutive year, Aspirus Health Foundation has awarded three medical students scholarships totaling $450,000 through its Aspirus Scholars Program.

The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department and Mid-State Technical College have entered into a new 10-year collaborative agreement to expand local and regional training offerings in fire protection and emergency services. The training will take place at 2615 South Vine Ave. at the current tra…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced a $6.1 million investment to support community-based organizations in raising awareness and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in communities that have faced both historical and current barriers to healthcare services and the COVID-19 vaccine.

The City of Wausau has recognized Aspirus Health with the Wausau Sustainability Award for its work to help create a more sustainable and energy-smart Wausau.

Marshfield Clinic Health System has announced creation of Community Corps, a program of AmeriCorps, that will place 80 fulltime staff across Wisconsin to support healthcare organizations, nonprofits and government agencies in addressing local health priorities. 

UW-Stevens Point reports that many students who are working toward degrees in nursing, clinical laboratory science and other health-related majors, are working full-time during the pandemic while taking full-time classes. 

Free rapid results COVID-19 tests are again available to community members at all three University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campuses. Testing began again on Feb. 1.

Aspirus Health has added its first all-electric vehicle (EV) to its fleet of company vehicles in Wausau, which is being used to transport lab specimens between Aspirus Wausau's testing center and a regional lab.

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau announced Jan. 21 what it is calling “a one-of-a-kind apprenticeship program that aims to help increase essential healthcare workers.” 

Astudy of 17 schools in south Wood County that implemented measures such as mask wearing to limit the spread of COVID-19 shows that cases among students and teachers who participated in inperson learning remained “very low.” 

Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua announced it performed the 100th robotic surgery since opening on June 15, 2020. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System allows for minimally invasive robotic surgeries such as general surgery, gynecological and urologic procedures. The hospital also celebrated its…

An at-home COVID-19 saliva collection kit is now available to all Wisconsinites — with or without symptoms — at no cost. The goal is to make testing accessible to everyone.

Approximately 50 U.S. Army medical personnel, part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 operation, assisted healthcare providers at four Marshfield Clinic Health System hospitals with COVID-19 staffing in December. The assistance was the result of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) …

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) has announced $620,940 in grants to 16 nonprofits that provide services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is one of two Wisconsin hospitals named to the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in America for 2021 by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. This year's study included 980 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular service lines.

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program has been granted new program accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Council.The program joins 54 accredited genetic counseling programs nationwide and will help fill a need for genetic counselors in Wisconsin. According t…

If success in the construction industry requires equal parts juggling and fortune telling, Sid Samuels may sometimes feel like he’s in a circus.

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative has unveiled its Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020- 2030, which lays out a blueprint to create a healthier Wisconsin to reduce the burden of cancer statewide.

The Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health has announced publication of a new fact sheet on disparities in youth justice and what communities can do to make a difference. It can be found at children.wi.gov.

UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are among the first sites in the country to study whether an investigational vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca can prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.