News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

May 27, 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.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

May 27, 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).

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

May 22, 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.

Sports And Camp Physicals

May 21, 2015

Whatever sports your children play this summer or fall - like most kids - need a sports physical to meet the participation requirements of their school or league. If that's the case, Ministry Medical Group is here to make sure your kids are health and on top of their game

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

May 20, 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.

Ministry Medical Group Rhinelander Offers Drop-in Child Care

May 19, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. – Is the lack of a babysitter keeping you from making your doctor’s appointment? Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander can help as they now offer drop-in child care on Monday’s and Thursday’s. Drop in child care is a partnership with the YMCA of the Northwoods.

Ministry Facilities Recognized for Quality Respiratory Care

May 19, 2015

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston and are among seven Ministry Health Care facilities that have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Stephen E. Anich, MD – Appointed to the Honorary Medical Staff

May 19, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (May 19, 2015) –– By a unanimous vote, the medical staff of Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) recently appointed Stephen E. Anich, MD, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, emergency medicine, 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.

Ministry Health Care offers free program on COPD in Weston on June 11

May 19, 2015

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States but the good news is that COPD is often preventable and treatable.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

May 19, 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.

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

May 15, 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.

Barbara Faber, APNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

May 08, 2015

Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Barbara Faber, APNP, to Ministry Medical Group’s internal medicine department. She will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 2251 North Shore Dr. in Rhinelander.

Over 550 Free Screenings Provided During Community Health & Wellness Fair

May 08, 2015

Did you get your free screening on Saturday, April 18, during the ninth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital? If so, you were one of over 300 people to receive the 559 free screenings provided by the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

Ministry Health Care Northern Region Supporters Attend Largest WHA Advocacy Day Event Ever

May 08, 2015

Close to 1,100 hospital leaders, employees, trustees and volunteers, including from Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center, Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, descended on Madison on April 28 to participate in the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) Advocacy Day event. Advocacy Day is an annual event that connects hospital supporters with their legislators in Madison so lawmakers can learn how issues impact local hospitals and communities.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

May 08, 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.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

May 07, 2015

A free support group on "The Grieving Process . . .Anger, Guilt and Fear" 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

May 07, 2015

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

Stroke event to offer free screenings

May 06, 2015

“Time Lost is Brain Lost,” an educational session about and screenings for stroke, will be offered from 5-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 in the Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

James Beck Cancer Center Receives Donation of 47 Totes for Cancer Patients

May 06, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (May 1, 2015) – The James Beck Cancer Center received a generous donation of 47 women’s and men’s Thirty-One Gifts totes from Stefani Patrone of Rhinelander.

Grief Support Group Offered in Marshfield

May 06, 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.

Saint Michael’s Foundation grants to health related programs

May 06, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Saint Michael’s Foundation announces recipients for their fourth quarter, fiscal year 2015 grant allocations for programs and services that support patients served at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group.

Foundation announces 2015 scholarship recipients

May 06, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Saint Michael’s Foundation is proud to support the next generation of local students pursuing careers in healthcare by awarding the 2015 scholarships. The 2015 scholarships were awarded to Philip J. Kostka, Rosholt; Lindsey A. Meis, Custer; and Alicia Wojtalewicz, Rosholt.

Local leaders honored at annual leadership celebration

May 06, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Local leaders Don Peters, Pat Hilpert, and Rick Flugaur were honored with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 22nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration on Saturday, April 25. The Quality of Life Leadership Award is offered annually in recognition of leaders that significantly impact the lives of others.

Ministry Good Samaritan Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

May 06, 2015

For the second time in the past three years, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill has been named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.

Grief Support in New Holstein

May 05, 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.

Understanding Grief: Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

May 04, 2015

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

That's Life (& Death) Cafe in Minocqua

May 04, 2015

That’s Life (& Death) Café will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (May 21) from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library (415 Menominee Street).

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

April 30, 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.

Ministry Health Care announces New Program for Online Health Diagnosis

April 28, 2015

Ministry Health Care has announced the public launch of a new program for the online diagnosis and treatment of specific common medical conditions.

Ministry Breast Care Center recognized for quality measures

April 28, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Breast Care Center, located at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBCTM) for the third consecutive year. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by Ministry Breast Care Center to provide the highest level of quality breast healthcare to patients in the Stevens Point community.

Get messy. Get moving. Get Kolorful!

April 28, 2015

Kolor for Kids is coming to Colby on Saturday, June 6. The 5K run/walk is sponsored by the Colby High School National Honor Society to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. As always, 100% of proceeds will help local kids in our community, regardless of their illness or injury.

Howard Young Medical Center Earns Recognition in National Program

April 28, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (April 28, 2015) – Howard Young Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Howard Young Medical Center is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.

Annual Plant Sale in Wisconsin Rapids

April 28, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The sale will be held at Jack’s Produce and Greenhouse Plant Stand, 4110 8th Street South in Wisconsin Rapids (next to Portesi’s).

Plant Sale in Stevens Point

April 28, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The popular sale will be held at a new location, the Plover Family Practice/ Urgent Care, 2401 Plover Road in Plover rain or shine.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

April 27, 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.

Annual and Perennial Sale to Benefit Hospice in Marshfield

April 27, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold an Annual and Perennial Sale on Friday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (or as supplies last). The sale will be held at the House of the Dove (across the street from Washington Elementary), 1000 W. 11th Street in Marshfield.

Annual Plant Sale in Weston

April 27, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 8th, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in the Marshfield Clinic Weston Campus, parking lot 7.

Cheryl Streeter, CCRL, SWP, Named to Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

April 24, 2015

(Milwaukee, Wis.) – Cheryl Streeter, CCRL, SWP, director of workforce resources for Ministry Health Care, has been named by Governor Scott Walker to serve on the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position.

Who’d have known “All the Pretty Little Horses” could be therapeutic for a NICU baby!

April 24, 2015

Little Riley Dillie probably didn’t realize that when she was listening to “All the Pretty Little Horses” lullaby in her bassinet that she was actually learning the muscle movements needed to suck, and ultimately feed.

Ministry Health Care Announces New Program for Online Health Diagnosis

April 24, 2015

Ministry Health Care has announced the public launch of a new program for the online diagnosis and treatment of specific common medical conditions. HealtheVisits is available to the general public, regardless if they have a Ministry Medical Group doctor.

National Program Offered Locally in Eagle River

April 16, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Thursday, May 7, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Eagle River Memorial Hospital, 201 Hospital Road, Eagle River.

Ministry Health Care Announces Major Initiatives Across Wisconsin

April 13, 2015

Plans position Ministry to meet changing healthcare needs and remain committed to 125-year mission

Da Vinci team performs Wisconsin’s first pulmonary lubectomy

April 10, 2015

A team of medical professionals at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital have recently performed a pulmonary lobectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System, the first such procedure in north central Wisconsin using the robotic technology.

Ministry Health Care Offers Free Program in Weston on Headache Treatment

April 10, 2015

Do you suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, or stress headaches? Have you ever wondered when a headache isn’t “just a headache”?

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Volunteers to Host Annual Plant Sale

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. – It must be spring! The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital will sponsor their 24th Annual Spring Geranium and Plant Sale with flowers and green plants grown especially for them by Hanson’s Garden Village. This is your opportunity to support a worthwhile project while decorating your home and garden. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Funds which support hospital needs, scholarships, and community health and wellness programs of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Volunteers of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital to host Fourth Annual Plant Sale

April 09, 2015

Tomahawk, Wis. – Spring is in the air and it’s time to think about gardening! The Volunteers of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor their Fourth Annual Spring Geranium and Plant Sale with flowers and green plants grown especially for them by Cerny’s Greenhouse.

Medication Disposal Offered at Community Health & Wellness Fair in Rhinelander

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (April 8, 2015) – Do you have expired medications and are not sure how to dispose of them correctly? Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital and the Rhinelander Police Department can help. Medication disposal will be offered during the ninth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. - noon at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

State Senator Tom Tiffany Supports Reach Out and Read Program in Rhinelander

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. – Pediatricians and other clinicians at Ministry Medical Group (MMG) Rhinelander pediatrics are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud with your children.” On Monday, April 6, State Sen. Tom Tiffany visited the healthcare facility, not only to cheer them on, but to practice what doctors preach by reading to a group of young patients.

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital awards $6,600 to YMCA/Boys and Girls Club programs

April 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point is pleased to announce the selection of the 95210 obesity prevention program of the Stevens Point Area YMCA and the Triple Play Program of the Portage County Boys & Girls Club as Community Improvement Partner Organizations.

National Program Offered Locally in Woodruff

April 08, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Thursday, April 30, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Howard Young Medical Center’s Classrooms 2&3, 240 Maple Street, Woodruff.

National Program Offered in Menasha

April 08, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Wednesday, April 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Wichmann’s Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha.

National Program Offered Locally in Tomahawk

April 07, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Tuesday, April 28, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital’s Spruce Room, 401 W. Mohawk Avenue, Tomahawk.

Loss of Spouse Support Group Offered

April 06, 2015

Death ends a life, but not a relationship. Participants in the Loss of Spouse Support Group (L.O.S.S.) realize that while life has changed dramatically, the survivor can still live a life with contentment.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

April 03, 2015

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

National Program Offered in Rhinelander and Merrill

April 02, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Wednesday, April 22, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander and Thursday, April 23, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.

National Program Offered Locally in Marshfield

April 02, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ® Program, “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”. The national program will be offered on Wednesday, April 22, 1 - 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.) at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital’s Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center in Marshfield.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

March 31, 2015

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

 
 
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