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.

WalletHub, Montana is the best state for physicians. But coming in at number two is Wisconsin. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 18 metrics, including physicians' annual wage, physicians' starting salary, hospitals per capita and the percentage of hospitals wit…

The Women’s Community in Wausau has named the St. Clare’s Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program as one of three recipients of its 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Supporting Sexual Assault Victims.

The most recent nursing graduates at Nicolet College in Rhinelander posted a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national licensing exam to become registered nurses.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 25 academic institutions to receive five-year funding (2019 to 2024) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Prevention Research Center, with the mission of improving the health of low-income women, infants and fa…

In recognition of its achievement and innovation in healthcare sustainability, Aspirus Wausau Hospital is recipient of the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, an organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare.

Gundersen Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System are discussing how the two organizations might come together to collectively enhance the level of care across Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and southeastern Minnesota.

Aspirus Inc. has been recognized on Global Healthcare Exchange's (GHX) “Best 50” supply chains in North America for 2018. To select the Best 50, GHX looked at the per- formance of more than 4,100 hospitals in the United States and Canada connected to the GHX electronic trading exchange. This…

Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinics has donated $10,000 to the Our Village Playground project. It will be the first all- inclusive and handicap-accessible playground for children and families in Taylor County. It is anticipated the playground will be built dur- ing the upcoming summer in Me…

Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander is now offering Genius 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening.Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures wit…

The new Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA at 410 West McMillan St. in Marshfield has opened.The newly constructed facility includes a Healthy Living Center with 24/7 access, strength-training center, multi-generational community room, welcome center and member lounge.Many areas of the exi…

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc. is investing $1,000 in the Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S. Chestnut Ave. in Marshfield, as part of its Employee-Driven Corporate Giving grant program.Each month Security Health Plan awards a different charity or organization $1,000 that was nominat…

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, based in Marshfield, has earned three service quality awards for 2018 from Service Quality Measurement (SQM), a North American research firm that specializes in customer service improvement.The awards will be presented May 7-9 at SQM's 20th Annual Customer …

The very first commencement ceremony for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin will be held May 30 at the Rothschild Pavilion, 1104 Park St. in Rothschild. Thirteen final-year students will receive their medical degrees that day.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it is now partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with the goal of preventing veteran suicide.

Aspirus Wausau announced it will begin renovation in July on a clinic near the hospital to create a “Family House” to serve as a home away from home for patients and families using their healthcare system. It is an anticipated $4.5 million project which will include 10 guest rooms and common…

ThedaCare has named Scott Betzelos as chief clinical officer and president of its Clinically Integrated Network (CIN).

Aspirus has announced plans to acquire full ownership of Aspirus Arise Health Plan of Wisconsin.Upon regulatory approval by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Aspirus will buy WPS Health Solutions’ ownership stake in the Wisconsin-based health plan.Aspirus Arise was creat…

The St. Vincent de Paul Free Medical Clinic and The Ronald McDonald House, both in Marshfield, have both benefited from the final unrestricted funds from the Foundation of Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, which is now part of Ascension.

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.