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Fort HealthCare offers free Railyard fitness sessions for children

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. More...

Fort HealthCare Movin and Losin program brings families together to improve health and wellness

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Fort HealthCare clinicians introduce a new session of Movin’ and Losin’, a family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children and parents. More...

Heaney is Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation director

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Fort HealthCare and the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced the appointment of Dwight Heaney as the Foundation’s executive director. In this role, Heaney will provide leadership to raise philanthropic funds in support of Fort HealthCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. More...

Rock the Walk 2013 challenged local residents and workers to step up their fitness

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently challenged local residents and workers to increase their current activity level and improve their health by participating in the Rock the Walk 2013 Challenge. The 6-week challenge was open to employees of Fort HealthCare, Ball Corporation, Digi-Star, Fort Community Credit Union, Jones Dairy Farm, Nasco, Spacesaver and Standard Process. Residents were also invited to join participating community agencies including: Cambridge Activities Program (CAP), Fort Healthy (Fort Atkinson), JUMP (Jefferson), CHIC (Johnson Creek), Rock Lake Activity Center (Lake Mills) and Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3). More...

Jefferson County Cancer Coalition donates to Mammogram Voucher program

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - Recently, members of the Jefferson County Cancer coalition presented a donation in the amount of $2,000 to Fort HealthCare. The funds were designated for the Fort HealthCare Mammogram Voucher program, a service that offers free or reduced cost mammograms to women who may not be able to afford them. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship applications now available

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing health careers during the 2014-2015 academic school year. Scholarships valued at $500 to $5,000 each are available for students at the undergrad and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted online through the Fort Scholarships website, operated by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, by February 15. More...

Fort HealthCare Home Health to Transition Client Care to Marquardt Home Health

Friday, December 6, 2013 - After more than 25 years of service to area residents, Fort HealthCare will be closing its home health program effective January 31, 2014. Administrative staff from Fort HealthCare and Marquardt Village in Watertown have been working to assure a smooth transition for those adult and pediatric clients, their families, physicians and caregivers who agree to allow Marquardt Home Health to assume their continuing care. The staff of Fort HealthCare Home Health will have the opportunity to interview for positions at both Fort HealthCare and Marquardt Home Health. More...

Fort HealthCare re-aligns behavioral health for integrated approach

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - Prior to January 31, 2014, behavioral health services offered by Fort HealthCare will undergo a significant re-alignment, resulting in the closing of the 509 McMillen Street location in Fort Atkinson. In the new model of integrated care, the majority of outpatient clinical services will be incorporated into the regular office practices at select primary care locations- Fort HealthCare Jefferson, Fort HealthCare Cambridge and the Fort Atkinson locations of Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. More...

Affordable Care Act seminar December 10 at Fort Memorial Hospital

Monday, December 2, 2013 - A free discussion regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Fort Memorial Hospital auditorium. The presentation will be helpful to those individuals interested in learning about the health insurance benefits provided by the individual plans offered in the legislation’s Health Insurance Marketplace. More...

Fort HealthCare Spin to Win benefits Rock River Free Clinic

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, hosted the Spin to Win Poker Pedal, a poker-run style 15K and 40K bike ride to benefit the Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson. The event took place on Saturday, October 19 at Fort HealthCare Therapy and Sport Clinic in Fort Atkinson. Proceeds were given to the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers Free Monthly Breastfeeding Support Group

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - To help mothers learn and establish good breastfeeding practices and to be surrounded by other women in a similar situation, Fort HealthCare hosts a monthly Breastfeeding Support Group. Gatherings take place on the last Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the OB Classroom at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson and babies are welcome! More...

Fort HealthCare Calendar wins international award

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - A coveted Platinum Award was granted to the Fort HealthCare 2013 Calendar: A Year of Wellness in this year\\\\\\\'s MarCom Awards. MarCom is an international competition for creative achievement in marketing and communications. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. There were more than 6,500 entries this year. More...

HealthCare.gov assistance available from local organizations

Friday, November 8, 2013 - Despite the initial problems with the federal government’s health reform website, www.HealthCare.gov, the website continues to improve and more and more individuals across the entire county are now able to sign up for new health insurance options made available by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. More...

Fort HealthCare advertising receives statewide recognition

Friday, November 1, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently received multiple awards in the 2013 Communications Review program sponsored by the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (WHPRMS). Winners were announced at the WHPRMS annual conference held October 23-25 at The Abbey Resort near Lake Geneva, WI. More...

Rock the Walk 2013 encourages everyone to step up their fitness

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Individuals looking to begin an exercise program or change their current program are invited to join the Fort HealthCare Rock the Walk 2013 Step Challenge. More...

Participants and volunteers needed for Fort HealthCare wellness events

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has organized a number of fitness events to occur in the remaining months of this year. Volunteers and participants for these family oriented activities are encouraged to visit the Fort HealthCare website pages created for both the Frosty Rock Challenge and the Spin to Win Poker Pedal. Proceeds for the Frosty Rock Challenge benefit Tomorrow’s Hope. The Spin to Win Poker Pedal is raising funds in support of the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Spin to Win Poker Pedal

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, are hosting the Spin to Win Poker Pedal, a poker-run style bike ride to benefit the Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson. More...

Health Insurance Marketplace options available October 1

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Beginning October 1, 2013, individuals across the entire country will be able to sign up for new health insurance options under an open enrollment program made available by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare as it is frequently referred to. Coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014. The new Health Insurance Marketplace will offer different types of health plans to meet a variety of budgets and coverage needs for persons seeking health insurance without the benefit of an employer sponsored plan. More...

Fort HealthCare Cardiac Rehabilitation Program receives renewed certification

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the recertification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). With this accreditation, Fort HealthCare is again recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of patient care. More...

140 Students Attend Fort HealthCare's Camp 911

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 140 students attended Fort HealthCare's third annual Camp 911, a one-day program for kids, focusing on safety, prevention techniques and increasing awareness of health and wellness. More...

Movin' and Losin' Program Helps Families Improve Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - Fort HealthCare clinicians have developed Movin’ and Losin’, a new family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children (ages 8-15) and parents. More...

Wound & Edema Center, Johnson Creek, Appoints Program Director

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has named Bridget Thomas, MAPR, MAC, as the program director of the Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek. Thomas joined Fort HealthCare in 2009 as a marketing specialist and has been responsible for marketing the clinic’s services since that time. More...

Fort HealthCare Participates in Lake Mills Fitness Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will participate in the Lake Mills family fitness day on Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free event will be held in Commons Park and will highlight various businesses, vendors and organizations that help promote the health and wellness of the community. More...

Fort HealthCare sponsorship promotes early learning through art

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - A grant from Fort HealthCare helped to complete the funding needs of a VSA Wisconsin Early Childhood program recently offered at Jefferson County Head Start, 415 South 8th Street, Watertown. The VSA Wisconsin Early Childhood-Healthy Foundations program brings teaching artists into early learning center classrooms for a 10-week period and uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual arts to prepare children with disabilities for the typical school environment. More...

Second Annual Health Summit Advances Community Wellness

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - On August 21, Fort HealthCare hosted the second annual Healthy Community Summit at Fort Atkinson High School. Over 80 guests participated in the event, a meeting for health-minded members of the community and key influencers in population health management and positive health as well as wellness policy change. More...

Fort HealthCare Hosting Second Annual Healthy Community Summit

Friday, August 9, 2013 - On Wednesday, August 21 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fort HealthCare is hosting the second annual Healthy Community Summit, which is a meeting for key influencers in population health management and positive health and wellness policy change. Interested members of the community are also highly encouraged to attend. More...

Nursing scholarships available through Fort HealthCare Partners

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - Fort HealthCare’s Partners organization is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for two $1000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an associate degree nursing program. More...

Fort HealthCare named to Most Improved list in national IT survey

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has been named to the prestigious Most Improved list in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's Most Wired Survey, in recognition of the accomplishments the healthcare provider has made towards implementing a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system. The survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology (IT) initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. The number of hospitals and health systems designated as Most Wired increased to 289. Only 25 healthcare organizations, including Fort HealthCare, were designated as Most Improved. More...

Fort HealthCare introduces Railyard Obstacle Course at Jefferson County Fair

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will introduce the new Railyard Obstacle Course at the Jefferson County Fair. This mobile playground will be available on Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fort HealthCare staff will be presenting demonstrations at these designated times, and children are encouraged to try this new fitness equipment. More...

FREE Seminar: Arthritis-Joint Health-Joint Pain

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Beth Schmitz, RN, Joint Care Coordinator for the Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement, is hosting a free seminar about the main causes of joint pain, including arthritis, overall joint health, and joint replacement surgery. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates clinic, located at 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. More...

Named Top 100 Workplace four years running

Monday, June 17, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that the organization has once again been named a Top 100 Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The honor was announced in a special Top 100 Workplaces section of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare, which has made the list since 2010. More...

Fort HealthCare Scholarship Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently provided a total of $10,400 in scholarship money to ten area residents. Fort HealthCare believes that investing in students who have shown academic leadership or community involvement will result in future leaders able to make their communities healthier places. More...

Audiologist Lori Fish Earns Doctorate Degree

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - Lori Fish, Au.D., audiologist with Fort HealthCare Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, has earned a doctorate degree in Audiology, the highest level of training available. More...

Fort HealthCare begins door-to-door health needs survey

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Each year, Fort HealthCare authorizes a comprehensive survey to assess the general public's individual healthcare status and health-related behaviors. Survey results guide the organization in identifying the need for new and improved services, addressing individual health conditions more effectively and in assessing the overall health of the communities it serves. This year’s survey will again be a door-to-door canvass and occur throughout the Fort HealthCare service area including Jefferson County, Cambridge and Whitewater. The survey process begins during the week of June 10 and will continue until 400 surveys are completed. More...

Fort HealthCare and other community agencies team up for Camp 911

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is holding the third annual Camp 911, a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and health and wellness for children entering fourth through sixth grades in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Camp 911 will be held Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, August 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital. The registration fee is $15 per child. Camp 911 will provide children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves, react safely in emergency situations and increase awareness of health and wellness. More...

Fort HealthCare Leads Efforts to Improve Jefferson County Health Rankings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the 2013 County Health Rankings on March 20. The county health rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in nearly every county in every state in the country, and shows that how long and how well people live depends upon multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care. More...

Mother's Day Marks the Start of National Women's Health Week: Focus on Better Hearing

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The Better Hearing Institute advises that addressing hearing loss helps women stay physically, cognitively, and socially active. National Womens Health Week, which kicks off on Mothers Day, May 12th, is a great time to let them know. More...

Retirement Party Planned for Steven George, MD

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics invites patients and their families to attend a retirement party for long-time internal medicine physician, Steven George, MD. More...

Fort HealthCare recognized as Organization to Watch

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has been named to the list of 100 Health Care Organizations to Watch in 2013, published recently on MHAPrograms.org, the website of the national organization that represents universities offering Master's degree programs in health services administration. More...

Fort HealthCare recognizes importance of volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recognizes its wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27. The week focuses on inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out ways to engage in their communities. More...

National Healthcare Access Personnel Week marked at Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will join hospitals across the country in observing National Healthcare Access Personnel Week, April 1 - 7, 2013. The annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) and recognizes those who serve in hospitals, especially in the area of admissions and have a major responsibility for guaranteeing that all individuals, regardless of insurance coverage and ability to pay for healthcare services, are treated effectively and without discrimination. More...

Locally-grown produce at Fort HealthCare Farmers Market

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Despite the ongoing winter, fresh vegetables are beginning to appear and will be ready this month. Every Wednesday, from 2:30-5:00 p.m., Peggy Boshard of Peace of Eden Farm will be selling locally-grown veggies on the Mezzanine at Fort Memorial Hospital. Enter through the revolving doors on Armenia Street for the easiest access. The season will kick off with spinach, arugula, mixed greens and herbs. More...

Becoming Baby-Friendly at Fort HealthCare

Monday, April 1, 2013 - Over the next three years, Fort HealthCare will journey to become a ‘baby-friendly’ accredited facility. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. More...

Fort HealthCare scholarship applications now available

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students pursuing careers in healthcare. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013 to be considered. More...

Fort HealthCare team competes for Best Hospital Food title

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Fort HealthCare Executive Chef Colleen Miller, Sous Chef Sally Behling, Catering Coordinator Stacy Luisier and Garde Manger (cold foods chef) Ellen Burnett will compete in the Stillwaters Cancer Support Services third annual Hospital Food Fight – a “top chef-type” competition combined with a unique, family-friendly and health-focused event. Chef Michael Feker, founder of the IL MITO Italian Restaurants of the Milwaukee-area, will serve as the Celebrity Culinary Chair and emcee. More...

Construction proceeds on Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care location

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Construction is moving ahead quickly at the future location of the Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care clinic. Currently located at 426 McMillen Street, the primary care clinic is moving to a permanent site at 1520 Madison Avenue in May. The new location is adjacent to Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport, in the former Goodwill store. More...

Fort HealthCare Pulmonary Awareness Celebration set for Thursday, March 14

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - In celebration of Pulmonary Awareness Month, Fort HealthCare will host a free event Thursday, March 14 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. in various locations on the first floor of Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Local Brownie Troop donates blankets to Fort HealthCare pediatric patients

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - On February 22, Girl Scouts around the world considered how they can “Help Save Children,” the theme of this year’s World Thinking Day. Brownie Troop #2637 from Jefferson made blankets for children, which were donated to Fort HealthCare’s pediatric patients. More...

GERI Manikin donation made to Fort HealthCare Simulation Lab

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Following a February 5 Chamber of Commerce open house, the Fort HealthCare Simulation Lab accepted the generous donation of a GERI manikin. This new manikin joins two others already housed in the Simulation Lab, but provides a more realistic opportunity for nurses and other healthcare professionals to practice over 30 various skills, including tracheostomy and catheter insertion on elderly patients. The GERI manikin was donated by Arthur and Nancy Nesbitt. More...

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program launches, partnership between Fort HealthCare and PADA

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program at Fort HealthCare began providing confidential services to sexual assault victims on Friday, February 8. Prior to that date, Jefferson County had no facility offering these services. Victims were referred to other hospitals, in more urban communities. SANE is provided in partnership with People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse (PADA), Jefferson County’s program for domestic and sexual abuse victims. More...

Heart Month Celebration

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - In celebration of Heart Month, Fort HealthCare is hosting a free event on Thursday, February 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Room. More...

Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge weigh-in begins February 4

Monday, January 28, 2013 - It’s been reported that nineteen percent of all New Year’s resolutions made are related to losing weight. If you are one of those nineteen percent or, if perhaps you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to lose weight after the time for resolutions had passed, then Fort HealthCare encourages you to join this year’s version of the successful Slimdown Challenge. The Fort HealthCare 2013 Slimdown Challenge, offered free of charge to all participants, begins on February 18 and continues for twelve weeks until May 13. Teams of four to six persons can join through a participating employer or through a community-based organization such as the Rock Lake Activity Center (Lake Mills), Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Slimdown Fort Atkinson and the Cambridge Activities Program (CAP). Sponsoring employers are Fort HealthCare, Nasco, the Fireside Dinner Theatre and Fort Community Credit Union. More...

Students Learn the Value of Local Food

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Nearly 48 hungry second-graders will learn the value of locally grown and produced food with the new ‘Chef in the Classroom’ program. ‘Chef in the Classroom’ aims to teach the delicious benefits of ‘eating local’ and is generating excitement among local chefs. More...

Jefferson County's 2013 New Year Baby Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Lucile Alice Bird, daughter of Katie and Ben Bird of Jefferson, arrived at 3:07 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1 at the Fort Memorial Hospital Great Expectations Birthing Center. She weighed exactly 7 pounds, was 19 inches long and was delivered by Christine Chuppa, MD. More...

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