Security Health Plan  is offering Wisconsin employers a new health-plan option for 2021 that has a predictable monthly cost, opportunity for refunds, protection against catastrophic expenses and transparency on how dollars are spent. 

Data reported Aug. 19 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) from COVID-19 contact tracing indicates that the percent of people with confirmed cases after attending a gathering with people outside their home grew from seven percent of cases in May to 21 percent in June and 20…

In recognition for achievements and innovation in healthcare sustainability, three Aspirus Hospitals have received the 2020 Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. 

Monica Hilt, regional president of Ascension Wisconsin Fox Valley and Stevens Point Hospitals, has been named chief operating officer of Ascension Wisconsin.

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) completed its acquisition of Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston and is renaming the hospital Marshfield Medical Center-Weston. Approximately 350 St. Clare’s employees became MCHS employees. 

Three Aspirus hospitals were honored by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation for their ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua opened its new hospital with a ceremonial ribbon cutting July 27. Construction began in late 2018 on the 72,000-square-foot hospital attached to its existing clinic at 9601 Townline Road.

The most recent report from the American Association of Medical Assistants reports that medical assistant graduates from Nicolet College in Rhinelander consistently outperform other graduates from across the country on the national certification exam.

During the last few months, many businesses have been asking for liablity waivers (“exculpatory clauses”) to be signed by their customers in order to insulate themselves from damage claims relating to potential exposure to the COVID19 virus. That assignment may seem simple enough, but, in fa…

Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport (Spirit) has announced discontinuation of service of the Spirit 2 helicopter based at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff by the end of 2020 and the sunset of an operational agreement at the end of August for Spirit 3, a fixed wing aircraft ba…

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded more than $2 million to North Central Health Care (NCHC) in Wausau as well as Milwaukee and Ashland counties to support the development and initial operations of three youth crisis stabilization facilities.This new residential care trea…

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North Central Health Care (NCHC) of Wausau has selected Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare technology company, to implement its electronic health record (EHR) at three multi-specialty behavioral health care facilities across Wisconsin. Through this agreement, NCHC will use Cerner’s indu…

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's Wisconsin in six specialties as part of the new 2020-2021 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Those specialty rankings include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and…

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The most recent report from the American Association of Medical Assistants shows that Nicolet College graduates consistently outperform other graduates from across the country on the national certification exam.

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Aspirus Arise Health Plan will give back more than $580,000 in premium rebates to fully-insured individual members and employers. The rebates are the result of an overall drop in medical costs due to COVID19.

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Data released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) features three significant points: fewer Wisconsin youth report drinking alcohol, adult binge drinking is higher than the national rate and deaths attributed to alcohol are increasing.

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ThedaCare has announced its Community Commitment and Financial Stabilization plan following suspension of services recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to devote resources to the COVID-19 pandemic.

...was named a top-10 school in Nursing Schools Almanac’'s 2020 rankings of the best nursing programs, earning its place at number six in the list of best associate degree nursing programs in the state, out of 20 institutions evaluated. The designation adds to the top-10 ranking the program …

With the health and safety of patients and team members a priority, all of the area’s major healthcare providers are resuming various in-person services and elective procedures as they continue to assess the prevalence and impact of COVID-19.

“As families stay safe at home, there are more middle, high school and college-aged students who are providing care,” said Brandy Breuckman, dean of Northcentral Technical College’s School of Business, Community Services & Virtual College. “We need to equip those who are watching over ch…

Ascension Wisconsin is reminding Central Wisconsin residents not to delay seeking emergency care, emphasizing that their hospitals are equipped to safely protect patients from potential exposure to COVID-19. “We are seeing a concerning drop in the number of people coming in for serious non-C…

Marshfield Clinic Health System, was awarded $143,490 by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to reduce the risk of child maltreatment in Wood County families as a result of parental stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some UW-Stevens Point employees found their jobs shift recently to do work that supports healthcare providers and first responders needing protection from COVID-19. 

The app COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect has been launched by the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies at UW-Madison in partnership with statewide government, academic, medical, business and community organizations.

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) of the Medical College of Wisconsin has awarded $4.8 million in funding to 17 projects designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact across Wisconsin. This includes one specifically for Central Wisconsin and 11…

Aspirus health system announced has temporarily furloughed or reduced work hours of some employees because of the organizational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This primarily impacts employees who do not work in direct patient care. 

Marshfield Clinic Health System is now doing in-house COVID-19 testing, currently focusing on patients who need to be hospitalized and healthcare workers. 

National speaker and employee benefit con - sultant, Dean M. Hoffman, will present a seminar entitled “Self-Funded Health Plan Options for Businesses” at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau from 8-11 a.m., May 13.

(Wausau, WI) National speaker and employee benefit consultant, Dean M. Hoffman, will present a seminar entitled “Self-Funded Health Plan Options for Businesses” at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau on Tuesday, June 23 from 8 am to 11 am. This seminar was recently scheduled for May 13.…

Taylor County Ambulance and Aspirus MedEvac are now housed in a single location at 660 Wheelock Ave., Medford, the former Taylor County Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Taylor County Ambulance is funded by the county. The ambulance staff is paid and managed by Aspirus. Aspirus Medford …

A new “school-to-work” program allows high school students to prepare for fire protection and EMS careers while saving money on future college tuition.

A good resource for information about any hospital in the state and its policies concerning COVID-19 is the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) website at www.wha.org. Go to “About WHA” and then go to “WHA Member Hospital Directory.”

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin has expanded into a nearly 25,000-square-foot new campus at 1900 Westwood Drive across from Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Somerville, Inc., in Green Bay was the architect. Miron Construction Co., which has multiple locations including Wausa…

Eight Wisconsin healthcare organizations issued a joint statement urging the public to abide by the “Safer at Home” order given by Gov. Tony Evers on March 24 directing Department of Health Services SecretaryDesignee Andrea Palm to prohibit all nonessential travel, with some exceptions, thro…

Ascension Eagle River Hospital has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. It was one of 11 Wisconsin hospitals so named.

Doctors at UW Health in Madison became the first in the United States to treat a patient using a new medical-imaging device that allows physicians to see inside blood vessels and organs during surgery.

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.