News from Ministry Health Care

Ministry Saint Clare’s Welcomes New Hospitalists

July 29, 2014

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Medical Group are pleased to welcome Myung Sun Jung, MD and Chizoba Ugwummadu, MD, who recently joined the Hospitalist Department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

Saint Michael’s Foundation announces successful fundraising year

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – A twenty five year anniversary isn’t the only thing Saint Michael’s Foundation is celebrating this year. At the close of their 2014 fiscal year, Saint Michael’s Foundation surpassed a $480,000 fundraising goal with gifts totaling over $503,000.

Ministry Health Care emergency management staff attends homeland security training

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care’s emergency management team leaders, Stacey Firkus, MT (ASCP), MPH, Infection Preventionist, and Kristen Pupols RN, BSN, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, Emergency Management, recently completed training offered by the Center of Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, AL.

Circle of Hope Bracelets gift $600 to cancer support groups

July 29, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – For over a decade Anne Swenson and Sue Hall have been selling Circle of Hope Bracelets and donating the proceeds to the Circle of Hope Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation, that aims to enhance quality of life and provide education and support for those living with and affected by cancer.

Howard Young Medical Center to Host Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

July 29, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinic in Woodruff will be hosting the Third Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, August 7, from 4 - 7 p.m., inside the hospital located at 240 Maple Street. Health fair visitors are asked to park and enter on the north side of the building at the MMG clinic entrance.

Ministry Medical Group Audiology Offers Comprehensive Hearing Services

July 29, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) -- Your hearing health is important, and is vital to communication and keeping you in touch with your community. Ministry Medical Group’s audiology departments offer complete, comprehensive hearing services. Ministry’s audiologists clinically evaluate and manage hearing and balance problems in people of all ages, and can also fit and manage hearing aids and other assistive hearing devices. Ministry Medical Group’s highly skilled staff of audiology specialists provides compassionate care which may involve a hearing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment solutions.

A Time to Mourn Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

July 28, 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 Group Open to All in Waupaca

July 28, 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.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

July 28, 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 Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

July 23, 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.

Ministry Medical Group in Laona to Host a Community Health & Wellness Fair

July 23, 2014

(LAONA, WI) – Ministry Medical Group (MMG) in Laona is celebrating 30 years of healthcare in the community with a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 16 from 8 – 10 a.m. The health fair will feature free health screenings for community members. The clinic is located at 4876 Mill Street in Laona.

Ashe Scholarship Applications Available

July 23, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) - Applications for the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships will be available on Friday, August 1, for Lakeland area college students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

How does their garden grow?

July 23, 2014

The verse of an old John Denver song goes: “Bit by bit, row by row, gonna make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.”

Kolten Care’s Golf Outing to Celebrate 5th Anniversary on August 23

July 21, 2014

Registrations are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Kolten Care’s Golf Outing to be held at Indianhead Golf Course in Mosinee on Saturday, August 23.

Ministry Saint Clare's Named Most Wired Hospital for 9th Straight Year

July 21, 2014

(Weston, WI)- As the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect disparate care providers, according to the 16th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

July 21, 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.

Ministry Expands Merrill Sports Physical Program with Physical Therapy Evaluation

July 17, 2014

Students entering grades six through eleven for the upcoming school year getting their WIAA Sports Physicals at Ministry Medical Group in Merrill will benefit from additional evaluation and treatment this year.

Ministry Mom featured in national “Tips from Former Smokers’’ TV campaign

July 16, 2014

A young Wisconsin mother’s story about her addiction to smoking and its impact on her baby’s health was launched this month in a new ad for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) summer-long “Tips from Former Smokers’’ campaign.

U.S. News just released its Best Hospitals List

July 15, 2014

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in central Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Julia Pickens, MD, joins Ministry Medical Group

July 15, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Julia Pickens, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s pediatrics department. She will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, 2251 North Shore Dr. in Rhinelander.

Merrill Food pantry Participants Receive More that Food with Colling Demonstrations

July 14, 2014

The Merrill Food Pantry fills a vital need for the community with its weekly distribution of items for participants.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

July 14, 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

July 14, 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.

Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s to Host Free Child Abuse Workshop

July 11, 2014

Every day, children in our communities are being physically abused, sexually abused and exploited. This is a public health epidemic that affects everyone, but isn’t talked about.

Get Ready for School Sports with a Ministry Medical Group Sports Physical

July 11, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Get ready and get set for school sports and summer activities with a sports physical from Ministry Medical Group (MMG). Sports physicals will now be performed together as a well-child exam with a sports physical component.

Sports Physicals

July 10, 2014

Whatever sports your children play this summer or fall - like most kids - need a sports physical to meet the participation requirements of their school or league. If that's the case, Ministry Medical Group is here to make sure your kids are health and on top of their game

Grief Support Group Offered in Athens

July 09, 2014

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

20th Annual Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids to be Held August 5

July 09, 2014

Every minute of every day, children everywhere are injured at times fatally by not realizing the possible dangers that surround them. Through education, many of these accidents can be eliminated and children can lead safer lives.

Ministry Medical Group Offers WIAA Sports Physicals

July 08, 2014

Ministry Medical Group Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill are again offering student-athlete sports physicals in July and August for students entering grades six through eleven for the upcoming school year.

11th Annual Garden Walk to be held in Minocqua

July 08, 2014

The Lakeland Gardeners will host their 11th Annual Garden Walk and Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour a variety of new private home gardens.

Saint Michael’s Foundation helps families leave legacy

July 08, 2014

His little girl was born at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital on a cold December day in 1985. Her dad remembers the moment he first held his baby girl in his arms, shortly after she was born. He remembers thinking that everything was right in the world.

Head 2 Toe Physical Therapy Joins Ministry Health Care

July 08, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care has announced that Head 2 Toe Physical Therapy will become part of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital effective on July 1, 2014.

Hospital earns “green” award

July 08, 2014

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital has won a Partner for Change Award from practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.

NICU nurses honored with DAISY award

July 08, 2014

Micki Free and Jeannie Matsche, RNs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, are the latest to receive DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses. 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.

Just what is a cow?

July 08, 2014

Carter Levi, newborn son of Katie and Andrew Gudgeon of Marshfield, may not yet know what a cow is, much less that June is Dairy Month, but his birth served as a little celebration of both thanks to the Wood County Junior Holstein Association.

Howard Young Foundation, Inc. Receives $50,000 from Hospital Volunteers

July 08, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, WI) – The Partners – Auxiliary, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, through its fundraising efforts, donated $50,000 to the Howard Young Foundation Special Gift Initiative on Tuesday, June 17. The donation will benefit health and wellness related services at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH).

Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

July 07, 2014

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

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

July 07, 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.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

July 02, 2014

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

Free Presentation on Grief and Depression in Rhinelander

July 01, 2014

A free presentation on “The Grieving Process . . . Grief and Depression” 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 Monthly in Marshfield

July 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 Amherst

July 01, 2014

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

Ministry Good Samaritan Mammography Program Reaccredited

June 27, 2014

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center’s mammography program recently received reaccreditation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during its annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection.

Ministry Medical Group Clinics in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill to Close for 4th of July Holiday

June 27, 2014

Ministry Medical Group Clinic’s in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.

New Farmers Market to Launch at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center on July 10

June 26, 2014

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center will begin hosting a weekly Farmers Market on Thursday, July 10. The Ministry Good Samaritan Farmers Market is open to the public and will be held on the southernmost portion of the facilities main parking lot along O’Day Street from 3-7 p.m. or until sold out each Thursday through October.

Ministry Medical Group nurse practitioner Dani Lai earns doctor of nursing practice degree

June 26, 2014

(Stevens Point, Wis.) Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Chin-Feng Dani Lai, DNP, APNP, has earned a doctorate of nursing practice degree. Lai provides care in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Ministry Medical Group, Stevens Point.

Hospice Rummage Sale

June 25, 2014

The 5th Annual Life's Treasures Rummage and Bake Sale will be held at the Myre Electric building located at N11585 County Road Y in Tomahawk on Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Ministry Home Care Hospice Services.

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

June 25, 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.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

June 25, 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).

Concert for Cure supports local cancer patients

June 24, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – The third annual Concert for a Cure for Cancer, held at Pacelli High School gifted over $700 from their May concert proceeds to Project Embrace at Saint Michael’s Foundation.

Students Begin Ministry Health Care Sponsored Pastoral Training Program

June 24, 2014

Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome four Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) students to its latest program unit.

Ministry Good Samaritan Completes Trauma Classification Review

June 23, 2014

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill has successfully completed its review for classification as a Level IV Trauma Care Facility by the state of Wisconsin.

Free Stress Training Offered by Ministry Behavioral Health

June 20, 2014

(RHINELANDER, WI) – Ministry Behavioral Health in Rhinelander is offering free training on Mindfulness for Stress: Simple Practices for Everyday Use. Mindfulness for Stress is beneficial for anyone who wants to improve coping, flexibility and peace with the physical and mental challenges of life.

Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation Golf Outing

June 20, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, WI) – Get out the clubs, carts, shades, and get ready for one of the area’s best kept secrets. The Twenty-Eighth Annual Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation Golf Outing will be held Sunday, July 27, at the Edgewater Country Club in Tomahawk.

Strawberry Fest to Benefit Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s

June 20, 2014

The start of the strawberry season will provide assistance to programs at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

Walking Garden Tour in Rhinelander

June 18, 2014

The First Annual Walking Garden Tour to benefit Ministry Hospice, organized by the Master Gardner’s of the North, will be held in Rhinelander on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Awards Inaugural Sister Sharee Hurtgen Scholarships

June 16, 2014

The Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Sister Sharee Hurtgen Scholarship.

URGENT: Warning Regarding Potential Patient Billing Scam

June 11, 2014

(MILWAUKEE, Wis)—On Thursday, June 05, 2014 a member of our staff received a call from a patient who has been receiving collection letters from a company identified as NCC Common Wealth collecting on debt from one of our hospitals. The letter indicated a phone number of 570-347-1115.

HYMC Hosted Pediatrics Day for Area First Graders

June 10, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – “I want to be a doctor when I grow up!” Those words were uttered by several children during Howard Young Medical Center’s annual Pediatrics Day on Wednesday, May 21.

Nurse Practitioner Joins Hospitalist Program at Ministry Saint Clare’s

June 10, 2014

Ministry Health Care and Ministry Medical Group are pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Kristine Doemel who recently joined the Hospitalist Department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Volunteers Award nearly $5,000 in Student Scholarships

June 09, 2014

The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston recently awarded seven scholarships to graduating seniors who have provided volunteer service to the hospital.

Maggie Kriesel, APNP, Relocates to Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Campus

June 09, 2014

(RHINELANDER, WI) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce Maggie Kriesel, APNP, is relocating her family medicine practice to the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinic located on the Ministry’s Saint Mary’s Hospital Campus at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander. Beginning June 9, Kriesel will be available to see patients on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, and is currently accepting new patients.

Valerie Verbist, APNP, joins Ministry Medical Group

June 09, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Valerie Verbist, APNP, to Ministry Medical Group’s family medicine department. She will be providing care at Ministry Medical Group, located 401 West Mohawk Drive in Tomahawk.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Named Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review

June 09, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston is one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on hospitals' quality of care and service to community.

Free Health Fair at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital

June 09, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – The 30th Annual Community Health Fair will be held Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to Noon at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) located at 201 Hospital Road. Sponsored by the Partners - Auxiliary of MERMH, the health fair will feature exhibits, demonstrations, health information and free clinical testing.

Ministry Behavioral Health Offers Stress Training 2014

June 04, 2014

(RHINELANDER, WI) – Ministry Behavioral Health in Rhinelander is offering free training on Mindfulness for Stress: Simple Practices for Everyday Use. Mindfulness for Stress is beneficial for anyone who wants to improve coping, flexibility and peace with the physical and mental challenges of life.

Chester Jablonski, MD, Joins Ministry Medical Group

June 04, 2014

(WOODRUFF, WI) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Chester Jablonski, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s pathology department. He will be providing care at Howard Young Medical Center, located at 240 Maple Street in Woodruff.

Ashe Scholarship Applications Available

June 04, 2014

Applications for the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships are available for Lakeland area college students who are pursuing a career in a health care field at the undergraduate level.

 
 
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