News from Ministry Health Care

MedFest Provides Health Screenings for Special Olympics Athletes

December 19, 2014

On December 6, during Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Northern Fall Sports Tournament, 46 athletes received a free sports physical as part of the fourth annual MedFest event.

2014 Love Lights Project

December 18, 2014

Partners with OLVH, Inc. thanks the community for participating in our 2014 Love Lights project.

One Heart Team in Weston First in Wisconsin to Use New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

December 18, 2014

The heart, like all muscles in the body, is controlled by tiny electrical signals the body generates. Atrial fibrillation is a condition when the heart beat is irregular and often rapid; it is the most common type of arrhythmia in the United States, affecting approximately 2.7 million people.

Ministry Health Care Names Monica Hilt as President of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Regional VP

December 18, 2014

Begins new role on January 11, 2015 Appleton, Wis. (December 17, 2014) – Ministry Health Care, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system, is pleased to announce Monica Hilt has been named to the role of President for St. Elizabeth Hospital and Regional Vice President (RVP) for Ministry Health Care’s Eastern Region effective January 11, 2015. St. Elizabeth Hospital is part of Affinity Health System, which joined Ministry Health Care in 2012.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

December 16, 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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

December 16, 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.

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

December 16, 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.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Support of Organ and Tissue Donation Part of 2015 Rose Parade

December 15, 2014

Across the county, nearly 124,000 people wait each day for word if a life-saving organ or tissue donation is a possibility.

Ministry Health Care Launches 2014 Digital Community Report

December 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. -- As part of Ministry Health Care’s commitment to stewardship and sustainability, the 15-hospital healthcare system recently launched its 2014 digital Community Report. This digital Community Report allows Ministry to share updated stories and information from across its system throughout the year, instead of just once a year.

Ministry Health Care Donates $2,500 to Northwoods Share

December 12, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) and Ministry Medical Group in Eagle River made a donation of $2,500 to Northwoods Share. Northwoods Share is a group of Christians partnering with local churches, businesses, and civic organizations to reach out and support others by being the hands and feet of Jesus in everyday opportunities as they arise.

Health Care Providers Unite to Support Marathon County Start Right Program

December 10, 2014

Marathon County’s Start Right program aims to help parents be the best parents they can be by providing prevention focused education and support services during pregnancy and with children from birth to age five.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Lakeland Area Special Olympics

December 09, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Associates from Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center, and Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff made a donation recently to Lakeland Area Special Olympics. Associates donated $710, which included a $50 gift card to honor Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week.

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital announces Emergency Department entrance and parking relocation

December 09, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Due to construction, beginning December 19, 2014 the emergency department and urgent care (ED/UC) entrance at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital will be relocated to an entrance off Illinois Avenue, east of the hospital building. All other non-emergency related visits should continue to utilize the main hospital entrance.

Ministry Medical Group Announces Holiday Hours

December 08, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinics will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in observance of New Year’s Day. This includes MMG clinics in Merrill, Crandon, Laona, Eagle River, Woodruff, Tomahawk and Rhinelander. Ministry Medical Group will resume regular business hours on Friday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

Ministry athletic trainers recognized by the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) –Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA) honors three Ministry Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the annual WADA Workshop in November.

Amy Murphy, DO, joins Ministry Medical Group

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Amy Murphy, DO, to Ministry Medical Group’s anesthesiology department. She will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Ministry Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill adjust Operating Hours for the 2014 Holidays

December 08, 2014

Ministry Medical Group Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill will adjust normal operating hours for the upcoming Holiday Season.

2015 Community Weight Race canceled due to staffing changes

December 08, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – In light of recent staff changes, the Community Weight Race, a partnership with Portage County CAN and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been canceled for 2015.

Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Angels Among Us Holiday Lighting Festival Set for December 20

December 08, 2014

The Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston is ready to ring in the holiday season with the Angels Among Us Holiday Lighting Festival. The fun-filled family event will be held on Saturday, December 20, from 4-7p.m., at the Rothschild Pavilion. A special tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

December 03, 2014

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

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

December 03, 2014

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

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

December 02, 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.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

December 01, 2014

A free support group on "Holidays and Grief" 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 in Thorp

December 01, 2014

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

December 01, 2014

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

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

November 26, 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).

LifeDirect Volunteer Installers Needed

November 26, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry LifeDirect is in need of volunteers to install personal emergency response units in the homes of LifeDirect subscribers in the Stevens Point and surrounding areas.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

November 25, 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.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

November 24, 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.

Grief Support Group Open to All in Waupaca

November 24, 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.

Ministry Home Care Hospice Volunteer Recognized with State Honor

November 24, 2014

For nearly 30 years, Judy Sudbury of Mosinee has been a hospice volunteer. Her family’s use of hospice motivated her to become a member of the hospice team and for her countless hours of service she has been recognized by The Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin as one of two volunteers of the year.

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

November 19, 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.

Bruce Abrams, MD, Recertified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 19, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Bruce Abrams, MD, was recently recertified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Abrams practices obstetrics and gynecology at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, located at 2251 North Shore Drive, and at Ministry Medical Group in Tomahawk, located at 401 W. Mohawk Drive.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Frederick Place

November 19, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – To honor Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week, Ministry Medical Group, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center associates made a donation to Frederick Place in Rhinelander.

Ministry Health Care Donates to Tri-County

November 19, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Howard Young Medical Center and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital associates made a donation to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Lily’s House in honor of Ministry Health Care’s Mission and Values Week.

Local breast cancer awareness month events raise over $19,000

November 19, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Over $19,000 was donated in support of cancer care funds at Saint Michel’s Foundation during October’s breast cancer awareness month.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

November 18, 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.

Ascension Health Wisconsin Announces Daniel E. Neufelder as President & CEO of Ministry Health Care

November 13, 2014

Milwaukee, Wis. (November 13, 2014) – The Wisconsin Health Ministries of Ascension Health are pleased to announce Daniel E. Neufelder has been appointed Ministry Health Care President and CEO, effective December 1, 2014. Neufelder succeeds Nick Desien, who has been in the role since 1999. Desien will continue in his position of Ascension Ministry Market Leader for Wisconsin, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Volunteers Hosting Cookie Dough Sale

November 12, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Let us help you with your holiday baking while you help out a great cause! The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital are offering delicious frozen sugar cookie dough cut-outs in a variety of holiday shapes. Cookies are sold by the dozen and are only $3.75 per dozen!

Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital Volunteers Hosting Cookie Dough Sale

November 12, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – Let us help you with your holiday baking while you help out a great cause!

Luke Menet, FNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

November 12, 2014

(STANLEY, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Luke Menet, FNP, to Ministry Medical Group. He will be providing services at Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital, 1120 Pine St., in Stanley. Menet is currently participating in training at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Complete Agreement To Co-Own Insurance Plan

November 11, 2014

Milwaukee, Wis. (November 11, 2014) – Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have completed a previously announced transaction to co-own Network Health, a Wisconsin-based health insurance company. The agreement also establishes Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) as the provider organization for Network Health members in the new service area.

Community Education Program in Woodruff

November 10, 2014

The holidays can be especially difficult after a loved one has died. Ministry Home Care/Dr. Kate Hospice is offering a unique support opportunity to help before, during and after the holiday season titled, “Coping with grief during the holiday season” on Tuesday, December 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.

Stevens Point Memory Tree

November 10, 2014

Ministry Hospice Care commemorates loved ones with memory tree.

Tree of Love Ceremony in Rhinelander

November 10, 2014

The Ministry Home Care staff invites you to a night of fellowship and sharing by lighting a light on the Seventh Annual Tree of Love ceremony at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital. The Tree of Love will be dedicated during a special memorial celebration on Monday, December 1, at 6 p.m., inside the hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

JOINT EBOLA PLANNING

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Local health leaders are prepared in the event the Ebola virus is diagnosed here. Ministry Health Care, Portage County Public Health Department, Portage County Emergency Medical Services, along with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), are offering intensive training, increased screening, and following CDC guidelines for Ebola.

Ministry Health Care Prepares for Next Open Enrollment for the Healthcare Insurance Exchange

November 10, 2014

(MILWAUKEE, Wis.)--Ministry Health Care leaders and staff are well prepared for the November 15, 2014 launch of open enrollment for healthcare coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last year after some early setbacks with the online signup tool, millions of uninsured Americans found coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace. By the end of the extended enrollment period more than 7.3 million had signed up for coverage, exceeding estimates for the program’s first year.

Saint Michael’s Foundation 2014 Gala for Giving Raises Over $100K for Greatest Need Fund

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – The 25th Anniversary Gala for Giving celebrated its past and its future on November 1 at SentryWorld’s Grand Hall. Contributions from donors, event sponsors and over 170 attendees totaled more than $112,000, a record amount in the Gala’s 25-year history.

Circle of Hope Bracelet sale

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) –Circle of Hope Bracelet sale to take place on November 18 & 19 in the Archangel Café at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital from 11 am – 1pm. Proceeds go to the Circle of Hope Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation. The Circle of Hope Fund aims to enhance quality of life and provide education and support for those living with and affected by cancer.

Free program on COPD

November 10, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Amelia Aldrich, advanced practice nurse practitioner with Ministry Medical Group Department of Pulmonary Medicine to present free program on COPD on Wednesday, November 12 at 6 pm, Oak Room, 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point.

Ministry to Offer Free Program on Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Merrill

November 05, 2014

Do you know the signs of depression, anxiety and suicide? According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S., and more than one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

Ministry Health Care Welcomes new clinicians

November 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Benjamin Phelan, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedics department. Karissa Miller, MD, at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital emergency department and Nickolas DeMark, DO to the hospitalist department at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point.

Love Lights – A Time to Remember

November 05, 2014

(Tomahawk, Wis.) – The Christmas season is a special time to remember loved ones. The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation invites you to honor or memorialize relatives, family, or special friends by reserving a Love Light in their name. The lights are a symbol of love and caring and are a way to express those thoughts during the holiday season.

8th Annual Christmas from the Heart in Rhinelander

November 03, 2014

Ministry Home Care – Hospice will hold their eighth annual Christmas from the Heart event on Saturday, November 8 at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. Everyone is invited to shop for a cause at this benefit for hospice.

Ministry Howard Young Health Care Program Recertified by Industry Leader

October 29, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Ministry Howard Young Health Care is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff were recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Welcomes New Hospitalist Keshani Bhushan, MD

October 29, 2014

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Medical Group are pleased to welcome Keshani Bhushan, MD, who recently joined the hospitalist department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

A. Robert Spitzer, MD, joins Ministry Medical Group

October 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome A. Robert Spitzer, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s neurology department. He will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 824 Illinois Ave. in Stevens Point.

Wunrow children honor family affected by cancer

October 27, 2014

The Oncology Fund supports a variety of oncology-related programs and services for patients served at the Stevens Point Cancer Center: A partnership between Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care. The Wunrow children have honored their family members affected by cancer by raising funds to benefit the Oncology Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation for four out of the last six years. This year, Bailey and Benjamin enlisted even more of their friends to assist in making original crafts to sell and staff the booth at Art in the Park.

Rebecca Perry, MD, Retires from Ministry Medical Group

October 22, 2014

(CRANDON, Wis.) – Rebecca Perry, MD, FACP, has announced her retirement from Ministry Medical Group effective January 1, 2015. She has practiced medicine for 33 years in Crandon and retired from clinical practice at the end of September. She will continue in an administrative role until the end of the year.

Ministry Medical Group to Host “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens”

October 22, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S., and more than one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

 
 
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