News from Ministry Health Care

Volunteers Needed

February 11, 2016

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services is offering a free, comprehensive training course for individuals who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Volunteers are assigned to roles dependant on their individual interests and abilities, as well as availability.

Dr. Douglas Reding to Provide Cancer Care Services in Merrill

February 09, 2016

(MERRILL, Wis.) - Ministry Health Care is proud to announce Douglas Reding, MD, will be providing hematology and medical oncology services at Ministry Medical Group (MMG) in Merrill. The addition of Dr. Reding to this clinic is part of Ministry Health Care’s ongoing effort to expand cancer care services at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and Ministry Medical Group.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

February 05, 2016

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

Physician Assistant Joins Ministry Medical Group ENT Department in Rhinelander

February 05, 2016

(Rhinelander, Wis.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Pamela Becker, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) department. She will be providing care at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, 2251 North Shore Dr. in Rhinelander.

Two Ministry Leaders Join Disney Event to Support Local Kids

February 04, 2016

(Marshfield, WI)— Vanessa Freitag, Vice President Clinical Services and Brenda Fellenz, Director Patient Care Services at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, will lace up their running shoes to benefit the Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital by participating in the Children's Miracle Network Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

February 04, 2016

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

Caregiver Insights in Neenah

February 04, 2016

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.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

February 03, 2016

A free support group on "The Grieving Process...What Is 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.

Ministry Health Care and the Medical College of Wisconsin Bringing Specialty Care to Wisconsin

February 03, 2016

(MILWAUKEE)— Ministry Health Care (Ministry) and the Medical College of Wisconsin are moving forward with their partnership to recruit specialty care clinicians to Ministry facilities in central Wisconsin. Ministry is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system. In mid-December both organizations announced signing of a letter of intent to explore a potential partnership and today’s announcement signals the successful outcome of that effort and the establishment of a strong working relationship between the two prominent healthcare organizations.

On Target for Quality of Life

February 02, 2016

On Saturday, March 5, 2016 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.

Grief Support in Eagle River

February 01, 2016

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 in Thorp

February 01, 2016

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

Umesh Kumar Vyas joins Ministry Medical Group

January 28, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI)— Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Umesh Kumar Vyas, MD, FAPA, FAASM, to Ministry Medical Group’s behavioral health services department. He will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 900 Illinois Ave., in Stevens Point.

Adventure 212 gifts $2,500 to Saint Michael’s Foundation

January 28, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI) Last month, Adventure 212 fitness promoted a healthy behavior campaign, 10 for $10 that allowed participants to purchase 10 visits to Adventure 212 for $10. All proceeds were gifted to the Greatest Need Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation and resulted in a donation of $2,500.

Pointers Men’s Hockey Team Ready to Put a Check to Cancer

January 28, 2016

After finishing the last two seasons as the national runner-up, the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) Men’s Hockey team has enjoyed plenty of success on the ice.

Auxiliary Volunteers Make Donations to Howard Young Medical Center

January 28, 2016

(Woodruff, Wis.) – The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center Volunteers recently made two donations to Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC).

Community Kick Start Program to Launch in Rhinelander on February 9

January 28, 2016

(Rhinelander, WI)— Many northern Wisconsin residents start 2016 by making New Year's resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

January 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 Group Offered in Marshfield

January 28, 2016

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.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

January 26, 2016

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 Ministry Home Care, 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 180.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

January 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.

Involvement on Ascension Health Project Drives Therapist to Achieve Lifelong Aspiration

January 21, 2016

Sally Mergendahl, OTR, CPE, has achieved Board Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) following her involvement in an Ascension Health task force. Mergendahl is an occupational therapist with Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions, Stevens Point, working primarily in a worksite setting for a local manufacturing company.

Area Legislators Visit Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital

January 21, 2016

(Rhinelander, WI)— Leaders from Ministry Health Care recently met with two area legislators to update them on the important and expanding role telemedicine plays in providing medical services to rural areas of Northern Wisconsin.

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center brings advancements in patient care and safety

January 21, 2016

(Merrill, Wis.) – On January 19, 2016 Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill introduced computerized provider order entry and electronic clinical documentation advancements to their patient care and safety.

2015 Y106.5 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon Raises $70,517

January 21, 2016

Another Y106.5 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Radiothon is in the books and produced more than $70,000 to benefit program and services at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

2015 Ashe Scholarship Recipients Announced by Howard Young Auxiliary

January 21, 2016

Woodruff, WI – The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to eight students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level. Each student received $2,000 and in addition, two $1,000 scholarships were presented to two graduating seniors from Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) who plan on pursuing a healthcare major.

Green Bay Oncology to provide Cancer Care at Affinity Health System in Appleton, Oshkosh & Chilton

January 21, 2016

(APPLETON, Wis.) — Ministry Health Care (MHC), which includes Affinity Health System (AHS), and is a healthcare ministry of Ascension, has a longstanding commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate, personalized cancer care at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and Calumet Medical Center for the residents of the Fox Valley and surrounding communities. We are proud to announce a new partnership with Green Bay Oncology (GBO) to provide cancer care services at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Mercy Medical Center beginning on February 1, and at Calumet Medical Center in mid-March.

Seven Ministry Health Care Facilities Recognized as Top Performers by Joint Commission

January 21, 2016

(Milwaukee, WI)— Seven facilities in the Ministry Health Care system have been recognized as 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Celebration for new Merrill Clinic opening

January 21, 2016

WHAT: The Ministry Medical Group primary care clinic previously located on the 4th floor of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center moved to a new, expanded location in Merrill this week. A Blessing and Ribbon Cutting ceremony is being held at the new location. Medical Group staff, leaders, nurses and doctors will be in attendance.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

January 20, 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.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

January 20, 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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

January 18, 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.

That's Life (& Death) Cafe in Minocqua

January 13, 2016

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

Ministry Medical Group Welcomes New Hospitalist to Rhinelander

January 06, 2016

(Rhinelander, WI.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Trung Tran, DO, to Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander.

Saint Michael’s Foundation to offer $3,000 in scholarships

January 04, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI)— Saint Michael’s Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Applicants are awarded one scholarship but are allowed to apply for more than one.

Ministry Medical Group Clinic to move to new Merrill location

December 22, 2015

(MERRILL, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group’s Merrill clinic currently located on the fourth floor of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center is moving to a new, expanded location in January of 2016. The new location is at 3430 East Main Street in Merrill, within the strip mall that contains Piggly Wiggly and other businesses near the U.S. Highway 51/64 Interchange.

Dr. Douglas Reding to Lead Medical Oncology Services at the James Beck Cancer Center

December 22, 2015

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is proud to announce Dr. Douglas Reding, Ministry/Ascension Vice President of Oncology Services is leading hematology and medical oncology services at the James Beck Cancer Center.

Record Setting Diggin’ the Cause Raises Nearly $14,000 for Saint Michael’s Foundation

December 22, 2015

(Stevens Point, WI)— The final numbers are in and the 2015 Diggin’ for a Cause will go down as the most successful effort in the five year history of the event.

Ministry Health Care and the Medical College of Wisconsin Announce Exploration of a New Partnership

December 15, 2015

(MILWAUKEE)— In a move designed to improve access to high-quality healthcare services for residents of central and northern Wisconsin, officials at Ministry Health Care (MHC) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced today the two organizations are pursuing a partnership to expand adult patient care services in Wausau/Weston and the surrounding metro area. This effort will focus on MCW’s recruitment of specialty care clinicians who will live and practice in Wausau/Weston and the surrounding metro area. MHC is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit and largest Catholic health system.

 
 
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