Ministry’s Sacred Heart-Saint Mary's Hospital offers Ministry Weight Management, an HMR program. Orientations are held at Ministry Rehabilitation Services located at 2003 Winnebago Street in Rhinelander on Mondays at 12 p.m. and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Orientation sessions are held at Sacred Heart Hospital located at 401 West Mohawk Drive in Tomahawk on the second Tuesday monthly at 12 p.m. For more information or to register for upcoming orientations in Rhinelander and Tomahawk call 715-361-2316 or visit ministryhealth.org/hmr.
Participants in the program may receive a complete medical screening prior to starting the diet, with medical supervision provided as necessary. According to Dr. Peggy Abel, Medical Director of the Program, the emphasis is on teaching new lifestyle skills and healthier behaviors. After weight loss, participants join an extensive maintenance program, which focuses on simple strategies for long-term weight management. Ministry Weight Management, an HMR (Health Management Resources) Program, is the nation's leading provider of weight treatment services in the medical community.