News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

April 28, 2016

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

April 27, 2016

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, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Ministry Home Care, 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 180.

Three Recognized Local Leaders Leave Lasting Impact on Portage County Community

April 27, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI)- Ray Nass, Sue Wilcox and Louis Wysocki were honored with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 23rd Annual Community Leadership Celebration, before a record crowd of nearly 300 attendees on April 23 at Sentryworld Grand Hall.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

April 26, 2016

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.

Plant Sale in Plover

April 25, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their 15th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 6, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. This popular sale will be held at the Plover Family Practice/ Urgent Care, 2401 Plover Road in Plover rain or shine.

Annual Plant Sale in Wisconsin Rapids

April 25, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, 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).

Annual and Perennial Sale to Benefit Hospice in Marshfield

April 21, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold an Annual and Perennial Sale on Friday, May 20, 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.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

April 19, 2016

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

April 19, 2016

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.

SPIRIT to Expand Ground Services in Stevens Point

April 19, 2016

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Seconds matter in a medical emergency and it’s vital that critical patients are transported quickly and safely to hospital trauma centers. It’s with the critical patient in mind that Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation will expand services this summer in Stevens Point by adding a new ambulance and expanding coverage hours.

SPIRIT to Expand Ground Ambulance Services in Woodruff

April 19, 2016

(WOODRUFF, Wis.)— Seconds matter in a medical emergency and it’s vital that critical patients are transported quickly and safely to hospital trauma centers. It’s with the critical patient in mind that Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation will expand services this summer in Woodruff by adding a new ambulance and expanding coverage hours.

Ministry Kick Start 5K Scheduled for Saturday, April 16

April 14, 2016

(RHINELANDER, WI)— On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital and Ministry Medical Group will host its Ministry Kick Start 5K event. Participants have been training over the past 10 weeks to increase their level of activity to build up to walking/running in the 5K.

New Schofield Primary Care Clinic Opens

April 13, 2016

Ministry Medical Group clinic on Schofield Ave accepting new patients Wausau, Wis. – A new Ministry Medical Group clinic opened on Monday, April 11 at 1699 Schofield Avenue in Schofield. The clinic is at the intersection of Schofield Avenue and U.S. Business Highway 51, in the Metro Center strip mall. Parking is located right outside the clinic.

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center Foundation hosts open house event

April 13, 2016

(Merrill, Wis.) — The Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center Foundation will host a Community Night Out event in the newly renovated Menard Outreach Center on April 27, 4- 7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.

Spring Fling to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

April 11, 2016

Boogie and the Yo Yo’s Headline Event on April 16 (MARSHFIELD, Wis)—Come get your boogie on with Boogie and the Yo Yo’z for their annual Spring Fling to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The event will take place at Bakerville Sports Bar & Grill on April 16. Doors will open at 7 pm with music from 8 pm to midnight. 50/50 raffles will be going on during the performance with proceeds benefiting CMNH. Come out and have a fun evening with great music to help local kids, regardless of their illness or injury.

National Health Care Decisions Day Encourages Importance of Advanced Healthcare Decision Making

April 11, 2016

It is often taken for granted that when medical decisions need to be made, people will be able to make decisions for them, yet many will be asked to make medical decisions for loved ones.

Noel Pupp, APNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

April 08, 2016

(Stevens Point, Wis.)— Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Noel Pupp, APNP, to Ministry Medical Group’s Employer Solutions department in Stevens Point.

Fourteen Ministry Health Care Hospitals Recognized for Excellence in Healthcare

April 05, 2016

(MILWAUKEE, WI)—Ministry Health Care hospitals across Wisconsin have been recently recognized as 4-Star and 5-Star Award winners by national healthcare research leader, Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC). The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognizes organizations that achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

April 05, 2016

A free support group on "Taking Care of Yourself While Grieving" 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.

The Medical College of Wisconsin Hires Four Specialty Care Physicians to Serve in Central Wisconsin

April 05, 2016

(MILWAUKEE) - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has recruited four specialty care physicians to practice at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston and provide outreach to other Ministry Health Care (MHC) facilities in central Wisconsin. These four specialty care physicians will begin practicing by August of this year. They are the first of up to 30 physician recruitments planned by MCW to practice at Ministry Health Care in Wausau.

Grief Support in Eagle River

April 04, 2016

Side by Side grief support group is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This months topic is "Taking Care of Yourself While Grieving".

HIGH FIVE Award Winner

April 04, 2016

HIGH FIVE Award recipients are celebrated for their continuous support of our mission, role-model behavior and compassionate presence in the work place.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

April 01, 2016

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

April 01, 2016

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

April 01, 2016

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

Volunteer Training in St. Germain

March 29, 2016

Ministry Hospice helps individuals dying of terminal illnesses live each day to the fullest, pain-free, with dignity and peace. Trained hospice volunteers are important members of the Ministry Hospice Care Team.

Carol Lauer, APNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

March 28, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Carol Lauer, APNP, to Ministry Medical Group’s internal medicine department. She sees patients at 824 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Ministry Health Care Northern Region Sites of Care Now Veteran Providers Outside VA

March 28, 2016

Northwood’s Veterans Can Now Receive Care from Ministry Clinicians Through the Veterans Choice Program March 22, 2016 (Rhinelander, WI)— Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension Wisconsin, today announced it will be participating in the first wave of a nationwide effort by Ascension to provide care through the Veterans Choice Program, giving veterans the choice to receive care at all Ministry Health Care locations throughout the Northwoods.

Ministry Medical Group Welcomes New Clinician to Merrill

March 28, 2016

(Merrill, WI.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Ann Louise Fullington, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s Merrill Clinic.

Ascension Appoints Bernie Sherry to Lead Ascension Wisconsin

March 21, 2016

Sherry served Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health in Nashville for 15 years (St. Louis) — Ascension has announced the appointment of Bernie Sherry as Senior Vice President of Ascension Health/Wisconsin Ministry Market Executive, effective April 4, 2016. Currently, Sherry serves as Chief Operating Officer for Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hospice Volunteers Needed in Rhinelander

March 21, 2016

Volunteers are currently needed throughout the Northwoods to support hospice patients and their loved ones, as well as those who can provide clerical, fundraising and grief support.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

March 21, 2016

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.

Loss of Spouse Support Group Offered

March 14, 2016

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.

A Time to Mourn in the Fox Valley

March 14, 2016

This 6 week group will provide an atmosphere of understanding and support in addition to providing information on the grief process. These sessions are free of charge and are co-led by professionals trained in grief support.

Ministry Health Care Welcomes Physician Assistant to Emergency and Urgent Care

March 08, 2016

(Stevens Point, Wis.)—Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Amber Kitzman, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s emergency medicine and urgent care departments. Kitzman sees patients at 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point and 2401 Plover Road in Plover.

Ministry Medical Group plans new Schofield Clinic

March 02, 2016

Renovations underway to prepare new clinic location Wausau, Wis. – Ministry Medical Group has announced plans to open a new clinic in Schofield, Wisconsin, at 1699 Schofield Avenue.

Ministry Good Samaritan to Relocate Rehabilitation Services to Third Floor

March 02, 2016

(Merrill, WI)— As part of an effort to enhance safety, privacy and the overall patient experience, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, which is part of Ascension, will soon relocate its Rehabilitation Services department from the Menard Center on the hospital campus to the facility’s third floor.

 
 
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