News from Ministry Health Care

Pointers Play 4 Kay game supports local cancer patients

January 20, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Saint Michael’s Foundation is thankful for the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team for gifting proceeds to the Project Embrace Fund at their annual Play4Kay game held this year on February at 3 pm, UWSP Berg Gym.

Hospice Education Program: Making Every Moment Matter

January 20, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (January 16, 2015) – For many years, individuals who’ve chosen to pursue volunteering for hospice have been able to explore a wealth of information about the end-of-life in their training sessions. Dr. Kate Hospice is opening up their free education program to the general public. This comprehensive course will be facilitated by various professionals on the hospice team, sharing their experiences and expertise in a dynamic, interactive format.

Joelle Millikin, MD, Joins Ministry Medical Group

January 20, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (January 2015) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Joelle Millikin, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s geriatrics department. She will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 2251 North Shore Dr. in Rhinelander.

Marci McDonald, FNP-C, Joins Ministry Medical Group

January 20, 2015

Eagle River, Wis. (January 2015) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Marci McDonald, FNP-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s family medicine department. She will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 930 E. Wall St. in Eagle River.

UW-STEVENS POINT MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM TO “PUT A CHECK TO CANCER”

January 20, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) –The UW-Stevens Point Men’s Hockey Team, Ministry Health Care and Saint Michael’s Foundation celebrate six years of “Putting a Check to Cancer.”

SANE Program Helps Victims in Crisis

January 20, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Sexual assault has dominated the national headlines in the past few months. While it may not make the local news, sexual assault in Portage County is a very real problem. Our community has many resources available to victims of all ages but unfortunately, many sexual assaults are not reported.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

January 20, 2015

Affinity Visiting Nurses invites all men who have experienced the death of a loved one, whether recently or long ago, to join others in this ongoing opportunity to receive support for their grief.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

January 19, 2015

High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled in most cases. The treatment for high blood pressure must be tailored to the specific needs of the individual, as guided by their doctor. Detecting it is the first step.

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

January 19, 2015

The hospice team of Affinity Visiting Nurses provides grief support to anyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

Ebola to be discussed at Forum 55 session

January 14, 2015

“Ebola: How Serious Is It?” is the title of the next educational session of Forum 55+ the social and educational program sponsored by Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield for those 55 and older.

Thomas Nabhani, MD, PhD, joins Ministry Medical Group

January 14, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (January 2015) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Thomas Nabhani, MD, PhD, to Ministry Medical Group’s radiation oncology department. He will be providing care at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital’s James Beck Cancer Center, 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Scholarships available through Saint Michael’s Foundation

January 14, 2015

Saint Michael’s Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Applicants are awarded one scholarship but are allowed to apply for more than one.

One Heart Cardiology Suite Open House Planned

January 14, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (January 2015) – Marshfield Clinic, Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and the Howard Young Foundation invite you to an open house of the new One Heart Cardiology Suite at HYMC on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. – noon.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

January 14, 2015

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services provides grief support to everyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

2014 Love Lights Project

January 09, 2015

Partners with OLVH, Inc. thanks the community for participating in our 2014 Love Lights project.

Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care Support Minocqua Winter Park

January 09, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (January, 2015) – Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care recently teamed together to contribute $1,500 to support Minocqua Winter Park. The contribution includes the title sponsorship for the 3rd annual Squirrel Hill Skiathlon.

Ministry's HMR Program Earns National Recognition

January 08, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (January, 2015) – A program offered by Ministry Weight Management and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named the No. 2 Best Weight-Loss Diet in U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Diets of 2015. The ranking was based on both short and long-term weight-loss ratings of the HMR Program.

2014 Names Run from A-Z at Ministry Health Care Hospitals in Central Wisconsin

January 07, 2015

All the letters of the alphabet were represented with the exception of “U” when it came to naming babies born in 2014 at Ministry Health Care hospitals in central Wisconsin. But in the end, Liam came out on top for the second year in a row for most popular boys’ names, followed closely by Mason. For girls, it was Isabella/Isabelle, and Ella/Ellie.

Grief Support in New Holstein

January 06, 2015

A support group is available in New Holstein for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether the loss was recent or many years ago.

Grief Support Group in Winneconne

January 06, 2015

Affinity Visiting Nurses provide grief support to anyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

January 06, 2015

A free support group on "The Grieving Process...What Is Normal?" will be offered by Ministry Home Care as part of their ongoing Working through Grief series, open to everyone in the community free of charge.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

January 05, 2015

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services offers a unique support group for adults whose spouse or partner has died.

Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

January 05, 2015

A free support group is available for adults who are grieving a loss in their life.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2015

January 02, 2015

It didn’t take long for Family Birth Center Staff at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston to welcome its first baby of 2015.

Deborah Miller, FNP-BC, APNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

December 31, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Deborah Miller, FNP-BC, APNP, to Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions.

2014 Ashe Scholarship Recipients Announced

December 31, 2014

Woodruff, Wis. (December 31, 2014) – The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to seven students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level. Each student received $2,000 and in addition, two $1,000 scholarships were presented to two graduating seniors from Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) who plan on pursuing a healthcare major.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

December 31, 2014

Ministry’s grief support groups are monthly adult gathering for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Their Wisconsin Rapids grief support group meets the second Friday of each month, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Store, 2561 8th Street South (Community Room).

Grief Support Group Offered in Marshfield

December 31, 2014

A support group is available in Marshfield for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether the loss was recent or many years ago.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

December 30, 2014

Ministry Home Care is providing free blood pressure checks at convenient locations around the area on the third Tuesday of every month.

Ministry Health Care Supports Great Headwaters Trails

December 30, 2014

Great Headwaters Trails (GHT) recently received $750 from Ministry Medical Group in Eagle River, and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

Erin Szpara, NP, joins Ministry Medical Group

December 30, 2014

Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Erin Szpara, NP, to Ministry Medical Group. She will be providing services at Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital, located at 1120 Pine St. in Stanley. Szpara is currently participating in training at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

December 22, 2014

Led by experienced facilitators from Ministry Home Care, each month’s meeting focuses on a different topic designed to give people an understanding of grief and some tools to help them manage the feelings and tasks of the grieving process.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

December 22, 2014

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and Ministry Home Care provide a monthly grief support gathering for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one the second Tuesday of each month. The program features an informational presentation with opportunity for questions and sharing.

MedFest Provides Health Screenings for Special Olympics Athletes

December 19, 2014

On December 6, during Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Northern Fall Sports Tournament, 46 athletes received a free sports physical as part of the fourth annual MedFest event.

One Heart Team in Weston First in Wisconsin to Use New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

December 18, 2014

The heart, like all muscles in the body, is controlled by tiny electrical signals the body generates. Atrial fibrillation is a condition when the heart beat is irregular and often rapid; it is the most common type of arrhythmia in the United States, affecting approximately 2.7 million people.

Ministry Health Care Names Monica Hilt as President of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Regional VP

December 18, 2014

Begins new role on January 11, 2015 Appleton, Wis. (December 17, 2014) – Ministry Health Care, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system, is pleased to announce Monica Hilt has been named to the role of President for St. Elizabeth Hospital and Regional Vice President (RVP) for Ministry Health Care’s Eastern Region effective January 11, 2015. St. Elizabeth Hospital is part of Affinity Health System, which joined Ministry Health Care in 2012.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Support of Organ and Tissue Donation Part of 2015 Rose Parade

December 15, 2014

Across the county, nearly 124,000 people wait each day for word if a life-saving organ or tissue donation is a possibility.

Ministry Health Care Launches 2014 Digital Community Report

December 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. -- As part of Ministry Health Care’s commitment to stewardship and sustainability, the 15-hospital healthcare system recently launched its 2014 digital Community Report. This digital Community Report allows Ministry to share updated stories and information from across its system throughout the year, instead of just once a year.

Ministry Health Care Donates $2,500 to Northwoods Share

December 12, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) and Ministry Medical Group in Eagle River made a donation of $2,500 to Northwoods Share. Northwoods Share is a group of Christians partnering with local churches, businesses, and civic organizations to reach out and support others by being the hands and feet of Jesus in everyday opportunities as they arise.

Health Care Providers Unite to Support Marathon County Start Right Program

December 10, 2014

Marathon County’s Start Right program aims to help parents be the best parents they can be by providing prevention focused education and support services during pregnancy and with children from birth to age five.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Lakeland Area Special Olympics

December 09, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Associates from Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center, and Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff made a donation recently to Lakeland Area Special Olympics. Associates donated $710, which included a $50 gift card to honor Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week.

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital announces Emergency Department entrance and parking relocation

December 09, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Due to construction, beginning December 19, 2014 the emergency department and urgent care (ED/UC) entrance at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital will be relocated to an entrance off Illinois Avenue, east of the hospital building. All other non-emergency related visits should continue to utilize the main hospital entrance.

Ministry Medical Group Announces Holiday Hours

December 08, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinics will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in observance of New Year’s Day. This includes MMG clinics in Merrill, Crandon, Laona, Eagle River, Woodruff, Tomahawk and Rhinelander. Ministry Medical Group will resume regular business hours on Friday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

Ministry athletic trainers recognized by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) –Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA) honors three Ministry Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the annual WADA Workshop in November.

Amy Murphy, DO, joins Ministry Medical Group

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Amy Murphy, DO, to Ministry Medical Group’s anesthesiology department. She will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Ministry Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill adjust Operating Hours for the 2014 Holidays

December 08, 2014

Ministry Medical Group Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill will adjust normal operating hours for the upcoming Holiday Season.

2015 Community Weight Race canceled due to staffing changes

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – In light of recent staff changes, the Community Weight Race, a partnership with Portage County CAN and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been canceled for 2015.

Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Angels Among Us Holiday Lighting Festival Set for December 20

December 08, 2014

The Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston is ready to ring in the holiday season with the Angels Among Us Holiday Lighting Festival. The fun-filled family event will be held on Saturday, December 20, from 4-7p.m., at the Rothschild Pavilion. A special tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

December 02, 2014

The hospice team of Affinity Visiting Nurses provides grief support to anyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

December 01, 2014

Ministry Home Care is providing free blood pressure checks at Morgan Plaza in Thorp on the third Tuesday of every other month.

LifeDirect Volunteer Installers Needed

November 26, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry LifeDirect is in need of volunteers to install personal emergency response units in the homes of LifeDirect subscribers in the Stevens Point and surrounding areas.

 
 
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