News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

February 22, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

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 Offered in Marshfield

February 22, 2017

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.

On Target for Quality of Life

February 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the annual Chicago Style Dart Tournament, “On Target for Quality of Life,” will be held to raise funds for Ministry Home Care’s hospice program.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

February 17, 2017

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.

Mindfulness and Meditation: The Benefits of Both Practices

February 17, 2017

Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community.

Ministry Eagle River Memorial Thrift Shop Recognized by AHA

February 17, 2017

The Auxiliary Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, part of Ascension was selected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a finalist in the 33rd annual Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

February 15, 2017

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 Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

February 15, 2017

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.

Howard Young Medical Center Announces Plans for Renovation and Construction

February 14, 2017

After almost a year of due diligence and thoughtful analysis, Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension, announced today it will embark on a multi-phased renovation and construction project.

2017 Ashe Scholarship Recipients Announced

February 09, 2017

The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to eight students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

Grief Support in Eagle River

February 06, 2017

Side by Side grief support group is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This months topic is "The Grieving Process...What is Normal?".

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

February 03, 2017

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

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

February 03, 2017

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

Grief Support in Neillsville

February 02, 2017

A support group is now available in Neillsville for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether the loss was recent or many years ago.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

February 01, 2017

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

First Ascension Medical Group Opens for Patient Care in Wausau

January 31, 2017

Central Wisconsin is home to the first Ascension Medical Group facility in the country. Located on Wausau’s west side, Ascension Medical Group at Westwood marks the beginning of the naming transition of Ministry Health Care hospitals and clinics to Ascension, a transition that was first announced in September 2016.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

January 30, 2017

Ministry Home Care will 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.

Ministry Saint Clare's to Offer Safe Sitter Classes

January 30, 2017

The Family Birth Center at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, part of Ascension is now accepting registrations for Safe Sitter® Classes to be held in the months of February and March Weston.

Ministry Medical Group Expands Clinic Hours in Woodruff

January 30, 2017

Ministry Medical Group, part of Ascension is pleased to announce expanded hours to accommodate patients at its Woodruff Clinic.

February Mindfulness Program in Rhinelander

January 27, 2017

Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free and open to anyone in the community

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Nekoosa

January 26, 2017

Ministry Home Care has partnered with The Retirement Community of Nekoosa to provide free blood pressure checks the second Thursday of every month from 1 – 2 p.m., at the Retirement Community of Nekoosa, 145 North Cedar Street in Nekoosa.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

January 25, 2017

Ministry’s grief support groups are 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 the month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Ministry Home Care, 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 180.

Andrea Dirksen, DPM, joins Ministry Medical Group

January 23, 2017

Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension, is pleased to welcome Andrea (Luszcak) Dirksen, DPM, to Ministry Medical Group’s podiatry department. Dr. Dirksen sees patients at 240 Maple Street in Woodruff and 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Annual Cancer Night Takes on New Importance for Pointers Hockey Captain

January 17, 2017

Eighth Annual Put a Check to Cancer Night supports Saint Michael's Foundation

Partnership Leads to Successful First Year of Specialty Growth and Recruitment

January 10, 2017

More than a year ago, leaders from Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension, and Medical College Physicians embarked on a journey to form a partnership to expand health care services in central and northern Wisconsin.

Memory Bear Training in Rhinelander

January 09, 2017

Each bear is created by a special group of volunteers with the individual in mind, using the clothing the patient or family has selected as special to them. The bears serve as a lasting comfort to those who have lost their loved ones. Sewers should be skilled as they often work independently.

Caregiver Insights in Neenah

January 09, 2017

The emotional and physical toll of caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. Having a strong support network makes all the difference, for both you and the person for whom you are caring. Join us as we share stories and learn from one another.

Governor Orders New Actions in Fight Against Opioid Abuse During Stop at Ministry Saint Clare's

January 05, 2017

Governor Walker Orders New Actions in the Fight against Opioid Abuse at Ministry Saint Clare’s

Hospice Education Program: Making Every Moment Matter in Arbor Vitae

January 05, 2017

Dr. Kate Hospice is opening up their free education program to the general public.

Ministry Saint Joseph's Welcomes First Baby of 2017

January 03, 2017

It didn’t take long for Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, part of Ascension to welcome its first baby of 2017.

 
 
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