News from Ministry Health Care

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.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

March 31, 2015

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

Earth Week Presentation: Birds, Bees and Butterflies

March 27, 2015

An Earth Week event, “Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees: Attracting Pollinators,” will be offered Monday, April 20 in the Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital. (Follow signs)

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital to Host Community Health & Wellness Fair

March 26, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 26, 2015) – Are you ready for your spring screening? The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will be hosting the ninth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair with free health screenings on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. - noon at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Celebrate local leaders

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Saint Michael’s Foundation to present local leaders with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the 22nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration, Saturday, April 25 at the Stevens Point Country Club, 6 pm. Tickets are available through Saint Michael’s Foundation at 715-343-3259.

Free wellness event with best-selling author Dr. Ann Kulze: Learn ways to ‘Weigh Less for Life’

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care to host a free community wellness event featuring physician, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Dr. Ann Kulze on April 13, 5-7 pm, Dreyfus University Center on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.

Children’s Miracle Network: Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Nine-year-old Lindsey Krueger, of Custer, falls 20 feet from a tree resulting in a severe head injury. Leukemia is the diagnosis a Merrill family hears about their 7-year-old son, Wyatt Olivotti. An expecting mom from Woodruff, Lindsey Schoonover, learns her unborn little girl Leah Handrick, now 4 years old, would be born with an opening in her spine.

Saint Mary's Foundation sponsors Colors of Cancer

March 25, 2015

Ties that Bind Us, part of Ministry Saint Mary's Foundation, is sponsoring the Colors of Cancer 5K Run & Walk in Crandon, WI, on May 3, 2014. The Colors of Cancer is an untimed event with no winners or prizes, but runners will be showered with colored powder at five stations along the run. The event caters to families and 5K enthusiasts alike. Prizes will be given out for best costumes at the race!

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

March 25, 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

March 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).

27th Annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration

March 24, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (March 24, 2015) – Nine-year-old Lindsey Krueger, of Custer, falls 20 feet from a tree resulting in a severe head injury. Leukemia is the diagnosis a Merrill family hears about their 7-year-old son, Wyatt Olivotti. An expecting mom from Woodruff, Lindsey Schoonover, learns her unborn little girl Leah Handrick, now 4-years-old, would be born with an opening in her spine.

Babysitting Course Offered at MHLT

March 24, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (March 23, 2015) – Students between the ages of 11 - 15 are invited to participate in a free babysitting course in Minocqua, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center (AHYMC), on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ties That Bind Us to host Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk in Crandon

March 24, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 23, 2015) - Let your true colors shine at the Second Annual Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at the historic Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Last year over 500 people took part in the inaugural event.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

March 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

March 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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

March 20, 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

March 20, 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 Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

March 18, 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.

Designer eyewear show

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group Optical Department to offer a designer eyewear showing April 9 & 10 from 9 am – 5 pm at Ministry Medical Group, 824 Illinois Ave.

Ministry Health Care offers free program on headache treatment

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Do you suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, or stress headaches? Have you ever wondered when a headache isn’t “just a headache”? Jacqueline Bailey, APNP, a clinician with Ministry Medical Group Department of Neurology will present a free informative talk about headaches, their causes, and treatment options available on April 9, 6:30 pm in the Oak Conference Room at 2501 Main Street in Stevens Point.

Ministry Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers credentialed in concussion management

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Five Certified Athletic Trainers from Ministry Sports Medicine recently completed advanced training and are now credentialed in concussion management thru the ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) program.

Reach Out and Read Program Receives $5,000 Donation from Hospital Volunteers

March 17, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 13, 2015) – The Volunteers of Saint Mary’s Hospital donated $5,000 to the Reach Out and Read Program in February. Reach Out and Read is an evidence based non-profit organization that trains and supports medical providers who give books to children ages 6 months to 5 years and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams. Reach Out and Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms. Ministry Medical Group Rhinelander pediatrics has been certified as a Reach Out and Read Program Site since 2007.

Ministry Saint Clare’s to Participate in National Health Care Decision Day on April 16

March 17, 2015

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

March 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

March 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.

Local Legislators Visit Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center

March 11, 2015

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center recently hosted 12th District State Senator Tom Tiffany and 35th State Assembly Representative Mary Czaja for a legislative question and answer session and tour of the facility.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital to offer Safe Sitter® Classes

March 11, 2015

The Family Birth Center at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is now accepting registrations for Safe Sitter® Classes to be held this spring in Weston.

Hospital Volunteers Donate to Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation

March 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 9, 2015) – The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital play a key role in serving hospital patrons and through their fundraising efforts, donated $20,000 to the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation in February.

Ministry Living Well honored as 2015 Best of Home Care Provider Choice Award

March 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Living Well was recently honored as a winner of the "2015 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award" by Home Care Pulse, the top home care quality assurance firm in the nation.

Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit and free public evening event

March 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – “Making Your Worksite Wellness Strategy a Business Advantage,” a Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit, will be held Monday, April 13 in the Laird Room in the UWSP Dreyfus University Center at UW-Stevens Point.

PACU Nurse earns DAISY award

March 09, 2015

Laura Brey Gardner, PACU RN, is the latest registered nurse at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital to receive the DAISY award. The award is given monthly to 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.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

March 04, 2015

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

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

March 04, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 4, 2015) – Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Eight Ministry Health Care Facilities Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG™ Hospitals

March 03, 2015

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

Grief Support Group in Winneconne

March 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.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

March 03, 2015

A free support group on "The Grieving Process . . .Who am I Now?" 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 in New Holstein

March 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.

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.

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 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.

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 Group Offered in Eagle River

February 02, 2015

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

 
 
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