News from Ministry Health Care

Eight Ministry Health Care Facilities Named 2015 HEALTHSTRON™ Hospitals

March 02, 2015

(Milwaukee, WI)--- Eight Hospitals in the Ministry Health Care system have been named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.

Understanding Grief: Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

March 02, 2015

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

March 02, 2015

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

Merrill Community Agencies Plan Move to Ministry Good Samaritan Campus

February 27, 2015

Six community assistance agencies in Merrill will soon have a new home thanks to the support of Ministry Health Care.

Double Your Donation to Saint Elizabeth's during the March Millions Campaign!

February 26, 2015

We are excited to share some good news and offer a great one-time opportunity! Saint Elizabeth’s Community Development Foundation was selected by the Otto Bremer Foundation to participate in their March Millions Matching Campaign. The Otto Bremer Foundation, which recently entered the southeastern part of Minnesota, will match up to $100,000 of donations made on GiveMN.org to Saint Elizabeth’s Community Development Foundation during the month of March.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

February 25, 2015

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

February 25, 2015

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.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

February 23, 2015

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.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

February 23, 2015

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 Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

February 17, 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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

February 16, 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

February 16, 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

February 16, 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.

MMG Tomahawk Offers Free Series on Depression and Self-Care Techniques

February 11, 2015

Tomahawk, Wis. (February 11, 2015) – Do you know the symptoms of depression? Learn how to spot possible symptoms and how to approach discussing depression during a free Ministry Medical Group - Tomahawk series titled, “Depression and Self-Care Techniques,” a three part educational series for anyone dealing with depression.

Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition Challenges Community to Sugar Out Day

February 10, 2015

The Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition has a challenge; reduce how much sugar you eat for one week.

Radiation Oncology open house Feb. 19

February 10, 2015

Come and see the latest technological advances in fighting cancer at an open house of the Radiation Oncology Department at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Technology featured will be Gamma Knife, Tomotherapy/SBRT, Linear Accelerator and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy.

Howard Young Medical Center Sleep Center Receives Program Accreditation

February 09, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (February 9, 2015) – The Howard Young Medical Center sleep lab in Woodruff recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Ministry Good Samaritan Telehealth Preserves Quality of Life for Heart Patients

February 09, 2015

Congestive heart failure in the United States is a common problem. It occurs when the heart is not able to pump out oxygen-rich blood. Since the pumping action of the heart is not effective, blood may build up in the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, arms and legs.

Caring cards help purchase AEDs for community

February 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Throughout the month of February Saint Michael’s Foundation offers Valentine’s Day/Caring Cards for purchase. Proceeds benefit the CAST Fund.

Saint Michael’s Foundation receives oral health grant

February 05, 2015

Saint Michael’s Foundation receives oral health grant to expand dental care for low-income families.

Bruce F. Hertel, MD, Appointed to HYMC Honorary Medical Staff

February 05, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. – By unanimous vote, the medical staff of Howard Young Medical Center recently appointed Bruce F. Hertel, MD, Ministry Medical Group pathologist, to the Honorary Medical Staff. Membership on the Honorary Medical Staff is intended as a mechanism for honoring those outstanding individuals who the medical staff feels significantly contributed to the improvement, reputation or services of the hospital and/or medical staff.

Students Complete Program Unit of Ministry Health Care CPE Program

February 05, 2015

Four students recently completed a program unit in Ministry Health Care’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

February 04, 2015

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

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

February 03, 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 Group in Winneconne

February 03, 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.

Grief Support in New Holstein

February 03, 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 Offered in Eagle River

February 02, 2015

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

February 02, 2015

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

Open House of the Radiation Oncology Department at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital

January 30, 2015

Come and see the latest technological advances in fighting cancer at an open house of the Radiation Oncology Department at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Technology featured will be Gamma Knife, Tomotherapy/SBRT, Linear Accelerator and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy. Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Ellner receives DAISY award

January 30, 2015

Larry Ellner, registered nurse on the 4 north unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, is the latest RN to earn the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is given monthly nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the hospital’s nursing community.

Adventure 212 gifts $3,800 to Saint Michael’s Foundation

January 30, 2015

Adventure 212 Fitness presented Saint Michael’s Foundation $3,800, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Last month, Adventure 212 promoted a healthy behavior campaign titled 10 for $10 that allowed participants to purchase 10 visits to Adventure 212 for $10.

Saint Michael’s Foundation receives gift to support Cardiac Arrest Survival Team

January 30, 2015

Central Wisconsin Electric Coop presented $800 to Saint Michael’s Foundation on Jan. 28 in support of their Cardiac Arrest Survival Team (CAST) Fund.

Ministry Health Care Partners with Dream Flight STEM Shuttle For Out of this World Experience

January 30, 2015

Students throughout Wisconsin now have the opportunity to participate in an out of this world exercise experience thanks to an innovative partnership between the Dream Flight USA Foundation and Ministry Health Care.

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

January 28, 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.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

January 28, 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.

Dueling Pianos Coming to Merrill for Valentine’s Day

January 27, 2015

A night of lively entertainment will benefit the Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center Foundation when Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos bring their show to Merrill for a one night only performance on Valentine’s Day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
 
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