News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

September 22, 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.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

September 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.

An Afternoon of Inspiration

September 22, 2014

Ministry Home Care-Hospice will host an afternoon of inspiration with a Celtic harpist and singer as the backdrop to its participation in a unified day of action, to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.

Marathon County Health Systems Join Forces for Domestic Violence Education Program

September 18, 2014

The major health care providers of Marathon County are once again joining forces to increase the skills and effectiveness of those who work with domestic abuse victims.

Lakeland Rotary Donates Books to Howard Young Medical Center

September 18, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Parents of newborns delivered at Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff will receive The Brain Game, a book whose mission is to educate and encourage new parents to read to their newborns. The books were generously donated by the Lakeland Rotary Club and the Minocqua Breakfast Club.

Babysitting Course Offered at MHLT

September 18, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Those ages 11 - 15 are invited to participate in a free babysitting course in Minocqua on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The babysitting course is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center.

Clinic Offers Free Session on “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens”

September 18, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – Do you know the signs of adolescent depression and anxiety? Learn how to spot possible symptoms of depression and anxiety during a free Ministry Medical Group session titled, “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens,” an informational presentation for parents and caregivers of teenagers.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

September 17, 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

September 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.

Ministry Registered Nurse Part of Inaugural Physician Assistant Program Class at UWMC

September 16, 2014

Four students recently started the new community based Physician Assistant (PA) program at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC) in Wausau.

Kelley Muench, PA-C, joins Ministry Medical Group

September 16, 2014

(Rhinelander, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Kelley Muench, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s general surgery department. She will be providing care at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Ministry Medical Group in Crandon Announces New Hours

September 16, 2014

(CRANDON, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group (MMG) has announced new hours to accommodate patients at its Crandon clinic, located at 400 West Glen Street.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

September 15, 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.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

September 11, 2014

Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Center surgeons Vijaya Nirujogi, M.D., and Timothy Wengert, M.D., have been designated an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)® Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Grief Support Group Offered in Athens

September 09, 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.

Making Every Moment Matter in Arbor Vitae

September 08, 2014

Dr. Kate Hospice is hosting a five-week course about end-of-life titled, “Making Every Moment Matter,” on Wednesday’s from Sept. 24 – Oct. 29. This free course is open to the public.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

September 08, 2014

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

SPASH Diggin’ the Cause Game Supports Breast Cancer Patients

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – On Thursday, September 25, the SPASH JV and Varsity volleyball teams will once again gear up to “Dig the Cause” to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to further support local breast cancer patients at their 4th Annual Diggin’ the Cause game.

Three events support local cancer patients

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Saint Michael’s Foundation is thankful for three upcoming events hosted by the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team for gifting proceeds to the Project Embrace Fund. Events include a brat fry, pancake breakfast and annual Play4Kay game.

Aaron Topliff, MD, joins Ministry Medical Group

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Aaron Topliff, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s anesthesiology department. He will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Get Ready for School Sports with a Ministry Medical Group Sports Physical

September 04, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Get ready and get set for school sports and summer activities with a sports physical from Ministry Medical Group (MMG). Sports physicals will now be performed together as a well-child exam with a sports physical component.

Ministry Health Care to Host Flu Clinic

September 03, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Medical Group to offer flu vaccination clinic at their 824 Illinois Ave campus at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point, on the following dates: Saturdays: October 4, 11 Sundays: October 5, 12

Seventh Annual James Beck Cancer Center Celebration of Life a Success

September 03, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The James Beck Cancer Center (JBCC) hosted its Seventh Annual Celebration of Life on the evening of August 21, with approximately 135 people in attendance.

Ministry Medical Group Laona Community Health & Wellness Fair

September 03, 2014

(LAONA, Wis.) – Approximately 50 people from Laona and the surrounding communities took part in the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) Laona Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 16, at the clinic.

Radiothon to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

September 03, 2014

Get ready country fans, Y106.5 listeners and everyone who wants to help kids! The 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon will take place September 4 & 5. John Harry and RW Smith will host the three-day event.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

September 03, 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.

Grief Support in Amherst

September 03, 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 Eagle River

September 02, 2014

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

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

September 02, 2014

A free support group on "The Grieving Process . . .What’s 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.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

September 02, 2014

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

Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids Celebrates 20 Years

August 27, 2014

Every minute of every day, children are injured at times fatally by not realizing the possible dangers that surround them. Through education, many of these accidents can be eliminated and children can lead safer lives.

Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Presents “Day of Renewal”

August 27, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – Charles Schoenfeld of Wausau will present, “A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward – Memoir of a Male CNA,” during the Partners – Auxiliary, Eagle River Memorial Hospital’s annual Day of Renewal – Taking Personal Responsibility: Retrain Your Brain, on Tuesday, September 16. This free event is from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and takes place at Moon Beach Camp, located at 1487 Moon Beach Lane in St. Germain.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

August 27, 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 Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

August 26, 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.

Grief Support Group Open to All in Waupaca

August 25, 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

August 25, 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.

James Beck Cancer Center Celebration of Life

August 25, 2014

The event honors cancer survivors for their strength and courage; recognizes the contributions of their families and friends; promotes awareness that knowledge, hope and inspiration can help beat cancer; and to emphasize the fact that cancer survivors can live active, productive lives even though they still face many challenges

Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

August 25, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded five $1,000 healthcare scholarships. This year’s $1,000 recipients include Allison Gustafson, Annie Jarvensivu, Stacey Nelson, Jordyn VanStrydonk, and Rachel Elliott who was chosen to receive the Don Lintereur Memorial Scholarship.

Ministry Medical Group to Host Wilderness Medicine Seminar in Woodruff

August 20, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – What in the world is wilderness medicine? That question will be discussed during a Ministry Medical Group Woodruff education event titled, “What in the World is Wilderness Medicine?” This free event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, at 5 p.m. in Classrooms 2 and 3 at Howard Young Medical Center, located at 240 Maple Street.

Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog to be Held in Eagle River

August 15, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – Cranberry Fest in Eagle River has been celebrated the first weekend of October for over 30 years. This fall, people can help commemorate the 35th anniversary by participating in the Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog, (formerly the Cranberry Fest Fitness Events), a family friendly 5K run and walk, and a bike ride.

Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care Agree to Pursue Co-Ownership of Insurance Plan

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee, Wis. (August 13, 2014) – Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have agreed to pursue co-ownership of Network Health, a Menasha, Wisconsin-based health insurance plan.

Ministry Medical Group Woodruff to Host Golf Outing for LUHS Athletics

August 15, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff will host the first annual Lakeland T-Bird Golf Classic on Thursday, September 11, at beautiful Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua. The event is a fundraiser for the Lakeland Union High School athletics department.

Celebration of Life…Life is a Gift, Untie the Ribbons

August 15, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Join cancer survivors and members of the community for the Seventh Annual Celebration of Life: Life is a Gift, Untie the Ribbons on Thursday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James Beck Cancer Center on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Saint Michael’s Foundation grants over $15k to health related programs

August 15, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Saint Michael’s Foundation announces recipients for their fourth quarter, fiscal year 2014 grant allocations for programs and services that support patients served at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group. Over $15,000 was granted to support the following programs and services.

Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care Agree to Pursue Co-Ownership of Insurance Plan

August 13, 2014

Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care Agree to Pursue Co-Ownership of Insurance Plan

Walmart and Sam’s Club Raise More Than $82,000 for Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

August 08, 2014

Marshfield, WI – Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members recently wrapped up a six-week campaign to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) across the country. Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital partnered with 12 Walmart stores and one Sam’s Club across north central Wisconsin and was able to raise more than $82,000, helping provide patient visits for more than 5,000 kids each year. Nationally, through donations accepted at cash registers and in-store fundraising activities Walmart raised more than $40.2 million for the 170 hospitals that make up Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and helps CMNH provide patient visits for more than 10 million kids each year.

SAVE THE DATE Celebration of Life…Life is a Gift, Untie the Ribbons

August 08, 2014

(RHINELANDER, WI) – SAVE THE DATE -- The James Beck Cancer Center will be hosting the Seventh Annual Celebration of Life – Life is a Gift, Untie the Ribbons on Thursday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James Beck Cancer Center on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Helping Yourself Through Grief: Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

August 06, 2014

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

Grieving Youth Good Grief Day Camp Offered in Marshfield

August 05, 2014

The experienced people at Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services have worked with grieving children and families for many years, and are offering their very special Good Grief Day Camp again this year.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

August 04, 2014

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

Single-site robotic surgery available at Howard Young Medical Center

July 30, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Among the first facilities in northern Wisconsin to perform robotic surgery, Ministry Health Care’s Howard Young Medical Center is using the latest technology to offer a safe alternative to patients who require gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, an advanced surgical robotics technology, Howard Young Medical Center surgeons are leading the way in performing minimally invasive and complex procedures using small incisions and precise, controlled movements.

Ryan M. Andrews, MD named Chief Medical Officer

July 30, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ryan M. Andrews, MD, named Chief Medical Officer of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital/Ministry Medical Group-Central Region. Dr. Andrews has practiced family medicine at Ministry Medical Group since 2000, currently at the Hoover Road location.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Welcomes New Hospitalists

July 29, 2014

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Medical Group are pleased to welcome Myung Sun Jung, MD and Chizoba Ugwummadu, MD, who recently joined the Hospitalist Department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

Saint Michael’s Foundation announces successful fundraising year

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – A twenty five year anniversary isn’t the only thing Saint Michael’s Foundation is celebrating this year. At the close of their 2014 fiscal year, Saint Michael’s Foundation surpassed a $480,000 fundraising goal with gifts totaling over $503,000.

Ministry Health Care emergency management staff attends homeland security training

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care’s emergency management team leaders, Stacey Firkus, MT (ASCP), MPH, Infection Preventionist, and Kristen Pupols RN, BSN, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, Emergency Management, recently completed training offered by the Center of Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, AL.

Circle of Hope Bracelets gift $600 to cancer support groups

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – For over a decade Anne Swenson and Sue Hall have been selling Circle of Hope Bracelets and donating the proceeds to the Circle of Hope Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation, that aims to enhance quality of life and provide education and support for those living with and affected by cancer.

Howard Young Medical Center to Host Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

July 29, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinic in Woodruff will be hosting the Third Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, August 7, from 4 - 7 p.m., inside the hospital located at 240 Maple Street. Health fair visitors are asked to park and enter on the north side of the building at the MMG clinic entrance.

Ministry Medical Group Audiology Offers Comprehensive Hearing Services

July 29, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) -- Your hearing health is important, and is vital to communication and keeping you in touch with your community. Ministry Medical Group’s audiology departments offer complete, comprehensive hearing services. Ministry’s audiologists clinically evaluate and manage hearing and balance problems in people of all ages, and can also fit and manage hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices. Ministry Medical Group’s highly skilled staff of audiology specialists provides compassionate care which may involve a hearing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment solutions.

 
 
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