News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

November 19, 2014

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.

Bruce Abrams, MD, Recertified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 19, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Bruce Abrams, MD, was recently recertified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Abrams practices obstetrics and gynecology at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, located at 2251 North Shore Drive, and at Ministry Medical Group in Tomahawk, located at 401 W. Mohawk Drive.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Frederick Place

November 19, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – To honor Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week, Ministry Medical Group, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center associates made a donation to Frederick Place in Rhinelander.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Tri-County

November 19, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Howard Young Medical Center and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital associates made a donation to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Lily’s House in honor of Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week.

Local breast cancer awareness month events raise over $19,000

November 19, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Over $19,000 was donated in support of cancer care funds at Saint Michel’s Foundation during October’s breast cancer awareness month.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

November 18, 2014

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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

November 17, 2014

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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

November 17, 2014

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.

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

November 17, 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.

Ascension Health Wisconsin Announces Daniel E. Neufelder as President & CEO of Ministry Health Care

November 13, 2014

Milwaukee, Wis. (November 13, 2014) – The Wisconsin Health Ministries of Ascension Health are pleased to announce Daniel E. Neufelder has been appointed Ministry Health Care President and CEO, effective December 1, 2014. Neufelder succeeds Nick Desien, who has been in the role since 1999. Desien will continue in his position of Ascension Ministry Market Leader for Wisconsin, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Volunteers Hosting Cookie Dough Sale

November 12, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Let us help you with your holiday baking while you help out a great cause! The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital are offering delicious frozen sugar cookie dough cut-outs in a variety of holiday shapes. Cookies are sold by the dozen and are only $3.75 per dozen!

Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital Volunteers Hosting Cookie Dough Sale

November 12, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – Let us help you with your holiday baking while you help out a great cause!

Luke Menet, FNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

November 12, 2014

(STANLEY, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Luke Menet, FNP, to Ministry Medical Group. He will be providing services at Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital, 1120 Pine St., in Stanley. Menet is currently participating in training at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Complete Agreement To Co-Own Insurance Plan

November 11, 2014

Milwaukee, Wis. (November 11, 2014) – Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have completed a previously announced transaction to co-own Network Health, a Wisconsin-based health insurance company. The agreement also establishes Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) as the provider organization for Network Health members in the new service area.

Community Education Program in Woodruff

November 10, 2014

The holidays can be especially difficult after a loved one has died. Ministry Home Care/Dr. Kate Hospice is offering a unique support opportunity to help before, during and after the holiday season titled, “Coping with grief during the holiday season” on Tuesday, December 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

Stevens Point Memory Tree

November 10, 2014

Ministry Hospice Care commemorates loved ones with memory tree.

Tree of Love Ceremony in Rhinelander

November 10, 2014

The Ministry Home Care staff invites you to a night of fellowship and sharing by lighting a light on the Seventh Annual Tree of Love ceremony at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital. The Tree of Love will be dedicated during a special memorial celebration on Monday, December 1, at 6 p.m., inside the hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

JOINT EBOLA PLANNING

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Local health leaders are prepared in the event the Ebola virus is diagnosed here. Ministry Health Care, Portage County Public Health Department, Portage County Emergency Medical Services, along with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), are offering intensive training, increased screening, and following CDC guidelines for Ebola.

Ministry Health Care Prepares for Next Open Enrollment for the Healthcare Insurance Exchange

November 10, 2014

(MILWAUKEE, Wis.)--Ministry Health Care leaders and staff are well prepared for the November 15, 2014 launch of open enrollment for healthcare coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last year after some early setbacks with the online signup tool, millions of uninsured Americans found coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace. By the end of the extended enrollment period more than 7.3 million had signed up for coverage, exceeding estimates for the program’s first year.

Saint Michael’s Foundation 2014 Gala for Giving Raises Over $100K for Greatest Need Fund

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – The 25th Anniversary Gala for Giving celebrated its past and its future on November 1 at SentryWorld’s Grand Hall. Contributions from donors, event sponsors and over 170 attendees totaled more than $112,000, a record amount in the Gala’s 25-year history.

Circle of Hope Bracelet sale

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) –Circle of Hope Bracelet sale to take place on November 18 & 19 in the Archangel Café at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital from 11 am – 1pm. Proceeds go to the Circle of Hope Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation. The Circle of Hope Fund aims to enhance quality of life and provide education and support for those living with and affected by cancer.

Free program on COPD

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Amelia Aldrich, advanced practice nurse practitioner with Ministry Medical Group Department of Pulmonary Medicine to present free program on COPD on Wednesday, November 12 at 6 pm, Oak Room, 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point.

Ministry to Offer Free Program on Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Merrill

November 05, 2014

Do you know the signs of depression, anxiety and suicide? According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S., and more than one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

Ministry Health Care Welcomes new clinicians

November 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Benjamin Phelan, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedics department. Karissa Miller, MD, at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital emergency department and Nickolas DeMark, DO to the hospitalist department at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point.

Love Lights – A Time to Remember

November 05, 2014

(Tomahawk, Wis.) – The Christmas season is a special time to remember loved ones. The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation invites you to honor or memorialize relatives, family, or special friends by reserving a Love Light in their name. The lights are a symbol of love and caring and are a way to express those thoughts during the holiday season.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

November 05, 2014

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

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

November 05, 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.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

November 05, 2014

A free support group on "Getting Through the Holidays After a Loss" 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.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

November 03, 2014

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

8th Annual Christmas from the Heart in Rhinelander

November 03, 2014

Ministry Home Care – Hospice will hold their eighth annual Christmas from the Heart event on Saturday, November 8 at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. Everyone is invited to shop for a cause at this benefit for hospice.

Ministry Howard Young Health Care Program Recertified by Industry Leader

October 29, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Ministry Howard Young Health Care is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff were recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Welcomes New Hospitalist Keshani Bhushan, MD

October 29, 2014

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Medical Group are pleased to welcome Keshani Bhushan, MD, who recently joined the hospitalist department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

A. Robert Spitzer, MD, joins Ministry Medical Group

October 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome A. Robert Spitzer, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s neurology department. He will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 824 Illinois Ave. in Stevens Point.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

October 29, 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 McMillan Memorial Library, 490 E. Grand Avenue (All Purpose Room).

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

October 28, 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 Group Open to All in Waupaca

October 27, 2014

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

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

October 27, 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.

Wunrow children honor family affected by cancer

October 27, 2014

The Oncology Fund supports a variety of oncology-related programs and services for patients served at the Stevens Point Cancer Center: A partnership between Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care. The Wunrow children have honored their family members affected by cancer by raising funds to benefit the Oncology Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation for four out of the last six years. This year, Bailey and Benjamin enlisted even more of their friends to assist in making original crafts to sell and staff the booth at Art in the Park.

Rebecca Perry, MD, Retires from Ministry Medical Group

October 22, 2014

(CRANDON, Wis.) – Rebecca Perry, MD, FACP, has announced her retirement from Ministry Medical Group effective January 1, 2015. She has practiced medicine for 33 years in Crandon and retired from clinical practice at the end of September. She will continue in an administrative role until the end of the year.

Ministry Medical Group to Host “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens”

October 22, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S., and more than one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

Ministry Good Samaritan Volunteers To Hold Annual Holly Bazaar

October 20, 2014

The Volunteers of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center will hold their 36th Annual Holly Time Bazaar on Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital located at 601, South Center Drive.

Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation to Host Annual Odyssey Fundraiser

October 20, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is hosting its annual Odyssey of World Cuisine, Saturday, October 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy Western cuisine, and Country/Western casual attire is encouraged. Tickets are $50 each and include all food and beverages, with sales from each ticket benefitting the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. A raffle and live auction for fantastic prizes will be featured.

Ebola Preparedness Focuses on Safety, Identification, Isolation and Treatment

October 17, 2014

Ministry Health Care is working closely with Ascension Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal, state and local partners to increase associates’ understanding of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and to prepare for any type of infectious outbreak, including, but not limited to Ebola, Mers-CoV, CRE, Enterovirus and Dengue. The Ministry team is prepared to address a possible outbreak or exposure from affected travelers or others who may have come into contact with EVD.

Sixth Annual Scrap-Out Cancer Scheduled for October 24

October 14, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The sixth annual Scrap-Out Cancer Event is taking place Friday, October 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. This fun event brings people together to scrapbook and raise awareness of maintaining women’s health and treating breast cancer.

Dean Pollnow, MD, Recertified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

October 14, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Dean Pollnow, MD, was recently recertified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Pollnow is the surgical service line medical director and medical staff president of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital. He practices obstetrics and gynecology at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, located at 2251 North Shore Drive.

Ministry Medical Group Golf Outing Benefits LUHS Athletics

October 14, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Golfers and supporters of Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) hit the links at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua for the First Annual T-Bird Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 11, with two goals in mind: have fun, and raise money for the Lakeland Union High School athletics department. They achieved both as $4,800 was raised to support LUHS athletics. The event was hosted by Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

October 07, 2014

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

Grief Support in Amherst

October 07, 2014

A support group is available in Amherst 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 Athens

October 07, 2014

A support group is available in Athens 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

October 06, 2014

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

Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 18

October 03, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Ministry Medical Group in Tomahawk, Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and Ministry Health Care, will be hosting its 18th Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair with free health screenings for community members on Saturday, October 18, from 8 - 11 a.m. The hospital is located at 401 West Mohawk Drive in Tomahawk.

Founders gather to celebrate Saint Michael’s Foundation 25th anniversary

October 02, 2014

On September 24, 2014 original founders, current donors, past and present board members and community members gathered to celebrate the lives that have been impacted by Saint Michael’s Foundation at their 25th anniversary founders’ event held at Sentry World’s Premiere Grand Hall. The event was marked by the unveiling of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Stories in Photography exhibit by John Hartman – Contemporary Photography.

Daniel Judd, DO, joins Ministry Medical Group

October 02, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Daniel Judd, DO, to Ministry Medical Group’s emergency medicine department. He will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Join Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander for Healthy Shopping Day

September 30, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – With thousands of food items lining grocery store shelves, it can be difficult to make healthy choices for you and your family. This is especially true for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family members. Ministry Medical Group (MMG) in Rhinelander invites you to grocery shop with our health and wellness specialist to learn more about healthy food choices.

Night vision goggles aid in safety for Spirit

September 29, 2014

If there’s one word to describe Ministry’s Spirit Medical Transportation Service (MTS) Eurocopter 145, it’s “safe.”

 
 
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