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New Electronic Health Record (EHR) in Development

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Fort HealthCare recently announced a strategic partnership with Cerner Corporation to implement a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system. Considerable progress is being made regarding implementation of the Compass Electronic Health Record. As we work diligently towards that all important go-live date of August 1st, we will begin to more frequently communicate with our patients concerning the expected benefits this very powerful EHR will provide. More...

School district, Fort HealthCare, Tomorrow's Hope team up to fight childhood obesity

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects nearly 10 percent of Wisconsin children and adolescents. One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future. Fort HealthCare, the School District of Fort Atkinson and Tomorrow's Hope have teamed up to offer a wellness challenge to any family with children in the Fort Atkinson school district, including parochial and home-schooled students. PLAN, which stands for play, leisure, activity and nutrition, is a free five-month program beginning in January. More...

Fort HealthCare President & CEO to WHA Board

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - Wallace to WHA Board of Directors More...

Fort HealthCare Welcomes New OB/GYN

Friday, December 3, 2010 - Fort HealthCare and Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health are pleased to welcome Nancy Aguirre, MD, to their medical group practice. Aguirre is currently seeing patients in Fort Atkinson. In addition to caring for all aspects of women\'s health, Aguirre has a particular interest in providing minimally invasive surgeries, offering care for continence issues, contraceptive management and fertility issues. More...

Audiologist Warns About the Cost of Hearing Loss

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - Hearing loss negatively affects relationships, job performance, mental health and function, social activity, and even safety. Basically, untreated hearing loss severely affects the quality of a person's life. Currently, Fort HealthCare Audiology is running a special promotion called “Three for Free,” in which individuals are invited to receive free...(continued) More...

Patient advocate can simplify the billing process

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Because no one should go without medical care due to an inability to pay, and because medical billing is a complex issue, Fort HealthCare has created the position of patient financial advocate. Jessica Rutter joined Fort HealthCare on October 18 with a wealth of knowledge on local, state and federal programs available to assist patients with their financial situations. More...

FREE Diabetes Day Screening Event

Friday, October 29, 2010 - What do Halle Berry, Nick Jonas, Larry King and Smokin' Joe Fraiser have in common? More...

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation receives AACVPR accreditation

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that it has been granted a consecutive three-year accreditation through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). More...

FREE Presentation: Bladder Control Solutions

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - Craig Kozler, MD, and Christopher Manakas, MD, urologists with Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, are hosting free information sessions about a new treatment for bladder control issues. Kozler is presenting on Monday, November 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Manakas is presenting on Wednesday, November 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center location in Johnson Creek (second level entrance at 400 Doctors Court). The information sessions are educational, and open for anyone to attend. Please register by calling the Fort HealthCare Health Promotion department at (920) 568-5244, or register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/classes. More...

ImPACT pre-concussion screenings to winter student-athletes

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - Fort HealthCare's team of certified athletic trainers (ATC) are offering pre-concussion screenings for student-athletes. The program, called ImPACT, provides a cognitive baseline so in the event of a concussion, clinicians have better information to guide them in making return-to-play decisions. ImPACT is the standard tool for many high schools, collegiate and professional sports organizations for concussion management. More...

Fort HealthCare marketing efforts win multiple awards

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MRI program earns national accreditation

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Training for CDL Drivers and Supervisors

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - Fort HealthCare Business Health at Fort Memorial Hospital will present a drug and alcohol training seminar that is mandatory for supervisors and owner/operators of commercial motor vehicles. The seminar, which will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Fort Memorial Hospital, is a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Department of Transportation compliance seminar offered to the local business community. More...

Fort HealthCare radiology earns ACR accreditation

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. More...

Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center receives "Center of Distinction" award

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate receipt of the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek. This prestigious honor was awarded by the Center\\\\\\\'s partner in wound healing, Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), the nation\\\\\\\'s leading wound care management company. The award is in recognition of its high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes over the past twelve months. More...

FREE Seminar: New Treatments for GERD

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - Jonathan McLaughlin, MD, a general surgeon with Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates, is hosting a free seminar about recent advances in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on Thursday, October 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. The seminar is educational, and open for anyone to attend. Please register by calling the Fort HealthCare Health Promotion department at (920) 568-5244, or register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/classes. More...

Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center offering ImPACT pre-concussion screenings

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - Fort HealthCare's team of certified athletic trainers (ATC) recently introduced a new program called ImPACT. The program provides baseline concussion screening, to area athletes who participate in contact sports like football and soccer. ImPACT is the standard tool for many high schools, collegiate and professional sports organizations for concussion management. More...

Free Prostate Screening Dates in September

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek, Fort HealthCare and UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center are partnering to provide five free prostate screening events during the month of September, in recognition of prostate cancer awareness month. The prostate screening events are designed for men aged 40 and older with the life expectancy of 10 years or greater who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer. More...

Fort HealthCare Sponsors Thermometer Exchange

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - The City of Fort Atkinson Wastewater Utility and Fort HealthCare will be holding a mercury thermometer exchange at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on Saturday, September 11, 2010 and Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Welcome New Pediatrician, Julia Dewey, MD

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is pleased to welcome pediatrician, Julia Dewey, MD, to their medical group practice. Dewey joins the staff in Fort Atkinson on September 1. In addition to offering general pediatric care, Dewey is available to care for multiples, give pelvic exams and perform circumcisions. More...

Welcome New Urologist, Christopher Manakas, MD

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Urology Associates is pleased to welcome urology specialist, Christopher Manakas, MD, to their medical group practice. Manakas joins the staff in Fort Atkinson and Elkhorn on September 1. Manakas brings to the practice skilled treatment for incontinence, prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer prevention and treatment, as well as robotic-assisted laparoscopic and other minimally-invasive surgery experience. More...

Cardiopulmonary rehab celebrates with patients

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Fort HealthCare's Cardiopulmonary Rehab department celebrated its anniversary at Rock River Park on Saturday, August 21 with over 35 current and past patients in attendance. The event marked the twenty-first anniversary for cardiac and fourteenth anniversary for pulmonary rehabilitation. More...

Hand washing: Simple way to prevent infection and save lives

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Quality and safety are key considerations in every aspect of care at Fort HealthCare and so the organization routinely provides information to many healthcare quality monitoring and reporting organizations. Reporting includes how patients respond to treatment and how they compare to similar hospitals. The reports help establish goals for improving the care. More...

Hospitalist Program at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Beginning Tuesday, August 24 some adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit and the medical/surgical/pediatric unit at Fort Memorial Hospital will receive medical care from physicians with specific training in the care of hospitalized persons. The physicians responsible for admitting these patients are called hospitalists and they work closely with the patient's primary care physician throughout the inpatient stay. Because of the intensive training these physicians have received in caring for very medically ill patients, the effectiveness and efficiency of care provided is expected to be enhanced. This new program is the result of medical leadership at Fort HealthCare continuously surveying the healthcare landscape, looking for opportunities to improve care. More...

Fort HealthCare is a Top 100 Workplace

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Nancy Alstad and Lesa Radloff talk about how Fort HealthCare became a Top 100 Workplace in Wisconsin. More...

Fort HealthCare selects Cerner.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Fort HealthCare selects Cerner\\\'s Healthcare Information Technology System. More...

Dr. James Wishau on colon cancer

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Dr. James Wishau discusses colon cancer on WFAW Morning Magazine. More...

Athletic Training Week

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - WFAW interview with Therapist and Sports Athletic Trainer, Julia Neppl. More...

Dr. Barry Cash makes humanitarian trip to Haiti

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Dr. Barry Cash MD is a Family Practice physician at Fort Atkinson Medical Center. In this redio brodcast he talks about his most recent humanitarian aid trip to Haiti. More...

Fort HealthCare Wound clinicians obtain high tech training

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - In June and July, two members of the clinic staff took part in extensive, high-tech training in Texas to better serve their patients. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) technician Jamie Geske and medical director Robert Goldman, MD (pictured) each spent one week learning about best practices in wound healing and exploring ways to implement better techniques in the clinic. More...

FREE Seminar: New Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Friday, July 16, 2010 - Dr. Satwant S. Dhillon of Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health invites women who may be experiencing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to attend a free informational seminar about a new treatment that is available. He will also discuss SUI and who would be a good candidate for the procedure. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. (lunch hour) at Café Carpe in downtown Fort Atkinson. Café Carpe is located at 18 South Water Street West. Call 1-800-466-5595 to reserve a seat. More...

Girl Scout Gold Award project benefits Fort HealthCare CPR program

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 15 year-old Carly Wallace, daughter of Mike and Kristin Wallace of Fort Atkinson, will be a sophomore at Fort Atkinson High School. She's doing her part to help save lives in Jefferson County and beyond. To raise the money for the CPR Anytime Kits, Wallace is selling microwavable heating bags for $8 each. The kits will then be given away at Fort Memorial Hospital to the parents of newborns. More...

Behavioral Health Center offers chemical dependency program

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Individual, family or group counseling can help people overcome both the physical and emotional problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. An important part of what goes on in the Behavioral Health Center is the chemical dependency program, offering intensive outpatient treatment and counseling for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and encouraging family involvement. More...

Fort HealthCare Bariatric Program launches new online tools, patient diary

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Surgery isn't the only high-tech offering at Fort HealthCare. In June, the Bariatric program launched a set of new online tools to help those interested in weight-loss surgery learn more about what is available locally. Fort HealthCare has created a real-life online patient diary, Facebook page and a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery website to assist any persons looking to do their own research on this very personal topic. Read all about Lisa\'s weight loss journey. More...

Get a Fort HealthCare mammogram, you are entered to win

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - To encourage eligible women to get screening mammograms, Fort HealthCare has asked the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee to donate a free “Me and MY BFF” weekend getaway. As part of the “Me and MY BFF” weekend getaway you will enjoy overnight accommodations for one night, a $50 dining credit, two $10 gift cards to Blu, overnight valet parking, and 25 percent off WELL Spa + Janice Salon services. To be entered to win the trip, you must have your mammogram by August 31. A winner will be selected on September 1. More...

Custom Earplugs for Summer Swimming Available

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - As much fun as water is, it can contribute to severe health problems in your ears. This is especially true for young children, who are more susceptible to ear infections, although kids of all ages who spend a lot of time in the water can get what is commonly known as “swimmer's ear.” The solution is prevention, of course. There are several affordable products on the market available for this purpose, but custom fit ear molds are the most effective. Made from impressions of the ears, these swim plugs fit perfectly to keep the water out, and are clearly marked for left and right ears. More...

Welcome Amber Heuss, Family Nurse Practitioner

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is pleased to welcome family nurse practitioner, Amber Heuss, FNP-BC, to their medical group practice. Heuss joins the staff in Fort Atkinson with a background of over 20 years of bedside nursing. More...

Psychiatrist Nicolette Weisensel MD Joins Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is proud to announce the addition of psychiatrist, Nicolette Weisensel, MD to the Behavioral Health Center where she joins the 12-person counseling staff. More...

Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport Center Move is Complete

Friday, May 28, 2010 - Effective May 26, the Fort Atkinson location of Orthopaedic Associates and the Therapy & Sport Center appointments have relocated to Fort Atkinson's northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes. More...

Fort HealthCare named a 'Top 100 Workplace'

Monday, May 24, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that the organization has been named a 'Top 100 Workplace' by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 2010. The honor was announced in a special 'Top 100 Workplaces' section in the Sunday, May 23 edition of the newspaper. More...

Fort Atkinson girl wins mini-grant, gives to subacute patients

Monday, May 24, 2010 - When your mom is an advocate for senior citizen rights, it's no wonder that you grow up with special regard for the elderly population. When the right opportunity came along, Annika Carter, a third grader from Rockwell Elementary, knew exactly what to do. More...

Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic Hosting Open House

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic invites the community to attend their open house celebration on Saturday, May 22 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no cost or obligation to attend the event. The open house is an opportunity for individuals and families to meet family medicine physician, Stephanie Nottestad, MD, and family medicine with obstetrics physician, Rebecca Reim, MD. In addition, guests can tour the clinic building, take advantage of FREE health screenings, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and enter to win a number of prizes. If the weather and rescue schedule permits, University of Wisconsin Med-Flight may also make an appearance, and visitors will have a chance to view the helicopter close-up and talk to the pilots. More...

Fort HealthCare Honored for "Making Medicine Mercury-free"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been recognized for its efforts to reduce mercury by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award, “Making Medicine Mercury-Free” designates exceptional efforts to rid the health care sector of the harmful chemical mercury, commonly used in medical care. More...

Speech therapy featured during "Better Speech and Hearing Month"

Monday, May 10, 2010 - Many of us take our abilities to hear and speak for granted. Communication skills are vital to our social development and consequently, have profound effect on how we live our daily lives. Unfortunately, millions of people live with the challenges of speech, language and hearing disorders. More...

Fort HealthCare Ortho Programs to Move in May

Friday, May 7, 2010 - As of May 26 all Fort Atkinson location Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport Center appointments will take place at the new facility on Fort Atkinson's northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes. Community members are invited to attend an open house at the new Fort Atkinson location on June 25 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and/or June 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers "Start to Finish" Training Series for Runners

Friday, May 7, 2010 - Attention athletes, runners and anyone who plans to compete. Fort HealthCare is offering a free education series to help you learn how to fuel your mind and body to finish any race. The “Start to Finish” program is a three-part series featuring topics like nutrition, stretching, psychology of racing and troubleshooting problems during competition. Taught by licensed athletic trainers and dieticians from Fort HealthCare this series is a must for the seasoned athlete and the beginning runner alike. More...

Stories from the field: School nursing in the Jefferson County area

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - Over the past two decades the field of school nursing has transformed from providing Band-Aids and ice packs to much more complicated tasks such as administering insulin, monitoring asthma, changing catheters and helping students recover from chemotherapy among other tasks. In addition, the number of children on psychotropic medication for mental health conditions has risen, pregnant teens are remaining in school and food allergies have more than doubled. More...

School nursing is more than Band-Aids

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - Today, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. More than simply a place to lie down or get a Band-Aid, school nurse offices, or health rooms as they are often referred to, have become a home base for the increasing number of children with chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer, or special needs like those with blindness or feeding tubes. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners Upcoming Flower Sale

Monday, April 19, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Partners organization is hosting a flower sale at Fort Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More...

Fort HealthCare Supporters Attend Hospital Advocacy Day

Monday, April 19, 2010 - Volunteers and employees from Fort HealthCare joined over 600 hospital supporters in Madison April 13 to attend the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day. More...

Ball Corporation and Fort HealthCare Team Up to Help Employees Stay Healthy

Monday, April 19, 2010 - For the past three years, aluminum can manufacturer Ball Corporation (formerly a division of Anheuser-Busch) in Fort Atkinson has partnered with Fort HealthCare to help their nearly 150 employees to not only stay healthy, but have fun doing it. More...

Fort HealthCare Provides New Treatment for Female Incontinence

Friday, April 16, 2010 - Dr. Satwant S. Dhillon of Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health is among the first gynecologists in the area to offer women the new MiniArcTM Single-Incision Sling system for stress urinary incontinence—a simple and safe procedure designed to be minimally invasive and to enhance patient recovery. More...

Fort HealthCare Thanks Local Donors

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - Fort HealthCare, the Fort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend sincere gratitude to local individuals and an organization whose donations made it possible to purchase necessary emergency department equipment. More...

Faith Nurse Program Health Literacy Seminar

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program invites pastors, congregational and parish leaders, and healthcare-minded members of faith communities to attend an informational presentation about managing the challenges that exist with low health literacy, and an overview of resources available to help. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital First Floor Classroom, accessed easiest through the Sherman Avenue entrance in Fort Atkinson. More...

Faith Nurse Educational Opportunity

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Marquette University College of Nursing, in collaboration with Columbia St. Mary's, is pleased to announce the next Faith Community Nursing Basic Preparation Institute. The course utilizes the newly revised standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center and will be held June 25-27 and Aug 20-22, 2010. Participants must attend both weekends for successful course completion. Course begins at noon on each Friday and ends at 5pm on each Sunday. The course will be held at Villa St. Joseph Retreat Center in Delafield, Wisconsin. More...

Therapy & Sport Center and Orthopaedic Associates Prepare for Move

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center are relocating later this year to the Lexington Center's former Piggly Wiggly building on Fort Atkinson's Madison Avenue. J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., of Janesville began construction of the new facility in December 2009 with an estimated completion date of May 2010. The new location is going “green” by using green construction methods that reduce costs and waste. More...

Colonoscopies can Save Lives - One Woman's Story

Monday, March 15, 2010 - Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. Kathryn Banbury of Lake Mills knows this first hand. Because of a brush with colon cancer, she strongly encourages people to schedule a screening colonoscopy. More...

Free Blood Glucose Screening and Risk Assessments on Diabetes Alert Day

Monday, March 15, 2010 - On March 23, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will sound the alert to the 60 million Americans who are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The ADA's Diabetes Alert® Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes. More...

Free Taping Clinic to celebrate National Athletic Training Month

Monday, March 15, 2010 - March is recognized as National Athletic Training Month. This year's theme is “Sports Safety is a Team Effort.” With that in mind, the athletic trainer staff at Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport is offering a free taping clinic from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, April 10. More...

Pulmonary Rehab Fulfills G.O.L.D. Standard Requirements

Monday, March 15, 2010 - March 14-21 marks this year's occurrence of Pulmonary Rehab Week. In recognition of this event, Fort HealthCare's Pulmonary Rehab department has chosen to announce the program's recent fulfillment of The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (G.O.L.D.) program guidelines for the treatment of this medical condition. More...

Using Nutrition to Prevent Colon Cancer

Monday, March 15, 2010 - Like many types of cancer, the risk of colon cancer is higher for those with relatives who have had colorectal cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked to lower risk, and diets high in processed meats and/or red meats have been linked to a higher risk of colon cancer. More...

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Real tips on sneaking in extra "good for you foods" throughout your day. More...

Fort HealthCare Receives Green Award from City

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Each year, the City of Fort Atkinson honors area businesses, organizations and individuals for environmental awareness as part of the Green Recognition Program. More...

Diabetes Champion to Discuss Insulin Myths, Realities

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Fort HealthCare welcomes, Doreen Bugai, an insulin-dependent diabetic as she presents “Understanding Insulin: Myths & Realities.” She will discuss how insulin has helped her manage her diabetes and control her blood sugar. More...

"Kick the Habit" can Help You Stop Smoking or Chewing

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Sharon Rateike, B.S.E., C.E.S., R.C.E.P. and exercise physiologist will lead participants through the stages of quitting, offer tips and support on strategies and provide resources for those looking to make this lifestyle change. Rateike is a former tobacco user. Class begins March 9. More...

National Lymphedema Awareness Day is March 6

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Each year, on March 6, the National Lymphedema Network and the lymphedema community nationwide celebrate Lymphedema Awareness "D" Day. This special day is set aside for the specific purpose of honoring inspirational lymphedema patients who have contributed to the community or who have shown great courage in their struggle with disease. This year, staff at Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center wish to focus attention on lymphedema itself-an often misunderstood disease. More...

Colonoscopy: FAQs Answered

Friday, February 26, 2010 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Learn more and get answers to you FAQs about colonoscopies. More...

Fort HealthCare Accepts Most Insurance Plans

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - As part of an ongoing commitment to provide that care, it is important to work with the insurance carriers that patients use. For that reason, Fort HealthCare accepts most major medical insurance plans. More...

Social Media Allows You to "Become a Fan" of Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - It seems that everyone is on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Blogs. Fort HealthCare is no exception to the rule. More...

Fort HealthCare Joins Practice Greenhealth

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints. More...

Hyperbaric and Wound Care Specialist Joining Fort HealthCare's Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek

Friday, February 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert Goldman as medical director of the Wound & Edema Center, located in Johnson Creek. As a specialist in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Goldman offers expertise in the high tech treatment of those coping with non-healing, chronic wounds. More...

FREE Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program invites pastors, congregational and parish leaders, and healthcare-minded members of faith communities to attend an informational presentation about “Disaster Preparedness.” The seminar will take place on Thursday, February 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital OB Classroom, located on the first floor next to Java Junction when entering from Armenia Street in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Seminar: Joint Replacement

Monday, February 8, 2010 - Dr. Isidoro Zambrano, an orthopedic surgeon with Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, is hosting a free seminar about joint health and joint replacement surgery on Tuesday, February 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. No registration is required, and refreshments will be provided. The seminar is educational, and open for anyone to attend. More...

Staying Safe and Fit When it's Cold

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - Don't let the cold weather interrupt your exercise routine. There are many ways and opportunities to remain active during these cold winter months; you just need to get creative. More...

American Lung Association of Wisconsin Past President to Speak at Heart Fair

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - Dr. Pamela Wilson will present, “Tobacco vs. Health: The Choice is Yours” Wilson discusses tobacco dependence and how it is a preventable chronic disease that adversely impacts the lives of smokers and non-smokers. More...

PADA and Local MATC Campus Holding Collection Drive

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - People Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (PADA) of Jefferson County is teaming up with students from Madison Area Technical College's Fort Atkinson campus for a collection drive. Students are collecting cash donations, toiletries and art supplies though Thursday, February 18. More...

Businesses should order flu vaccine by March 5th

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - Orders for the flu vaccine are due to Fort HealthCare Business Health by March 5. More...

Fort Atkinson Doctor Off to Haiti

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - Barry Cash, MD, a physician at the Fort Atkinson Medical Center, has recently returned to Haiti in the wake of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred there on January 12. This will be his ninth trip to the country, but never before has his skills and the bounty of medical supplies he brings with him been so badly needed. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - Fort HealthCare offers a comprehensive approach to heart care which includes prevention, treatment and recovery. Services available include the following. More...

Fort HealthCare Encourages the Public to Manage Preventable Risks for Heart Disease

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - In Wisconsin, the estimated annual total cost of CVD in 2005, according to the Center for Disease Control was $7.5 billion. This equates to over $1000 for every man, woman and child in our state. More...

American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' Quilt Display Coming to Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Fort Memorial Hospital will host a quilt exhibit created to inspire women to take better care of their hearts. The quilts will be on display in the Fort Memorial Hospital lobby January 22 through February 6. More...

Lake Mills Girl Donates to Fort HealthCare Pediatrics Unit

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Megan Happ, an eight-year-old second grader at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Lake Mills, saved her Christmas and birthday money to donate gifts to the Pediatrics unit. More...

New Physician Welcomed - Dr. Rebecca Reim

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and the Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic is pleased to welcome family medicine with obstetrics specialist Rebecca Reim, MD to their medical group practice. Reim will join Cambridge native, Dr. Stephanie Nottestad, at the clinic on January 4. Reim received her bachelor's degree in biology from... More...

Fort HealthCare Foundation Awards Grant for Green Activity

Friday, January 8, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is expanding efforts to operate in an environmentally sustainable way, courtesy of a Health Care Innovation grant awarded by the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Digi-Star LLC and Fort HealthCare Partner to Enhance Employee Wellness

Friday, January 8, 2010 - With the help of the Fort HealthCare's Corporate Services Wellness at Work program made possible through Business Health, Digi-Star, LLC developed a very unique and fun way of keeping their employees engaged and interested in wellness. More...

Fort HealthCare Business Health Improves Website Tools

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - Improved Website Tools for Employers More...

Rumpf joins Fort HealthCare board of directors

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Rumpf joins Fort HealthCare board of directors More...

Fort HealthCare Announces 2010 LAP-BAND® Informational Session Dates

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Fort HealthCare Announces 2010 LAP-BAND® Informational Session Dates More...

Transitions Lifestyle Weight Loss Class Beginning Soon!

Monday, January 4, 2010 - To help reduce your risk for these and other illnesses, Fort HealthCare is offering the Transitions Lifestyle Weight-Loss Class. More...

Pilates and Yoga Classes at Fort HealthCare

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Pilates and Yoga now available at Fort HealthCare. Some spots still remain! More...

Fort HealthCare to Host 2010 "Well Workplace University Certification"

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Fort HealthCare will host the March 17, 2010 “Well Workplace University Certification” program, lead by the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, local affiliate of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). More...

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