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Fort HealthCare Let's Do This! campaign begins with weight loss challenge

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - As the premier health care provider in the Jefferson County and surrounding communities, leadership at Fort HealthCare has determined that a wide-reaching health and wellness promotional campaign can positively influence the overall health and wellness of the entire community. The Let’s Do This! campaign that begins in earnest this January will encourage everyone to take personal accountability for their health and for the health of their loved ones. More...

Fort HealthCare seeking patient satisfaction information through surveys

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Patients of Fort HealthCare clinics and Fort Memorial Hospital are given the opportunity to share their experiences and help improve the quality of patient care through randomly assigned patient satisfaction surveys. More...

Rock the Walk 2012 Challenged Local Residents and Workers to Get Their Steps

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 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 2012 Challenge. More...

Shapedown program helps families improve health and well-being

Monday, November 26, 2012 - Fort HealthCare clinicians are undergoing extensive training to offer Shapedown, a family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children (ages 10-16) and parents. More...

Bike for Mike raises nearly $6,500 in honor of Fort HealthCare CEO and support of Tomorrow's Hope

Monday, November 19, 2012 - On October 20, Fort HealthCare, in partnership with Tomorrow’s Hope and 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, hosted the family-friendly bike ride and fun run/walk, “Bike with Mike” for over 120 participants. Cyclists chose from 50, 30, or 15 mile marked routes and walkers and runners of all ages followed the path for a distance of their choosing. More...

Free Presentation: Bladder Control Solutions

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Craig Kozler, MD, and Christopher Manakas, MD, urologists with Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, are hosting free information sessions about an innovative treatment for bladder control issues. The first presentation date is Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. The second is on Thursday, November 15 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 presentation will be the same at either location, so it is only necessary to attend one. The information sessions are educational, and open for anyone to attend. Please register by calling (920) 568-5244, or register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/classes, and selecting “A Healthier You.” More...

Breastfeeding support group beginning this month at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Fort HealthCare will begin offering a Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group for nursing mothers and those considering breastfeeding. The support group is a unique opportunity to get questions answered, learn techniques, share experiences and network with mothers dealing with similar challenges and successes. Certified lactation consultants will answer questions and discuss a variety of breastfeeding issues and topics. In addition, baby weight checks will also be provided. The group is open to any mother, regardless of how long she has been breastfeeding. More...

Farm to School Program Has Kids Eating Locally Grown Foods

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Schools across the nation celebrate National Farm to School Month and local school districts are no exception. Farm to School programming instills healthy eating habits early in life when most children are adaptable to change. More...

Fort HealthCare Receives Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health

Monday, November 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity to work with the seven communities in its service area on implementing the Community Health Assessment ANd Group Evaluation (CHANGE). CHANGE is a data-collection, coalition building and planning resource for coalitions and other community partnerships, seeking to make their community a healthier place to live, work, learn and play. More...

New Fitness Classes Begin in November

Monday, November 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. These new fitness classes beginning in August and other offerings can help. More...

UW Health Sleep Medicine services now at Fort Memorial Hospital

Friday, November 2, 2012 - The Specialty Clinic at Fort HealthCare’s Fort Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that UW Health Doctors Mary Klink and Mihai Teodorescu are now providing sleep medicine consultations. Dr. Klink and Dr. Teodorescu will see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays during the month. More...

Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Clinic and Therapy & Sport Center Open House

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - The Fort Healthcare Lake Mills Clinic and Fort Healthcare Lake Mills Therapy & Sport Center will be hosting an open house event for the public on Saturday, November 10, 2012 between 11a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

NEW: Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - The Center for Hand Care in Fort Atkinson offers personalized care, state-of-the-art equipment, an electronic medical records system, on-site digital radiography, innovative treatment methods and rehabilitation tools all under one roof for a wide variety of hand, wrist, arm and shoulder conditions or pain. More...

Diabetes Day indoor walk event at Fort HealthCare

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Diabetes does not discriminate. It can affect persons of any age, race, or socio-economic status and nearly everyone knows someone who is living with diabetes. To help spread the word regarding treatment and the search for a cure, World Diabetes Day is held each November, which is also American Diabetes Month. More...

Hospitalists at Fort Memorial Hospital bring specialized care to the bedside

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - For patients admitted to Fort Memorial Hospital, being seen by a hospitalist can mean improved outcomes and specialized care. Through frequent communication with patient’s primary care physicians, hospitalists only treat hospitalized patients and do not have a regular clinic practice. Because of this they are highly experienced in caring for persons with illnesses serious enough to require hospital care More...

Commitment to Corporate Wellness Award presented by Fort HealthCare to 3 local companies

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - The Commitment to Corporate Wellness award was created as part of Fort HealthCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. Recently, three local companies were recognized: Ball Corporation and Cygnus Business Media of Fort Atkinson, and Polymer Technologies of Whitewater. Each company has demonstrated its commitment to wellness through employee programs focusing on at least four dimensions of the seven dimensions of wellness (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental and occupational.) More...

Screening event will tell you your blood type

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - BloodCenter of Wisconsin will be hosting a blood screening event at Fort Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. At this event, BloodCenter staff and volunteers use a self-test kit to learn more about your blood type. More...

Dermatologist Glinert receives UW Med School Clinical Teacher Award

Monday, October 8, 2012 - Fort HealthCare dermatologist Robert Glinert, MD has received the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine Clinical Teacher Award. This award recognizes volunteer faculty members practicing at outpatient clinical rotation sites such as Fort Memorial Hospital for their educational and teaching activities. More...

Fort HealthCare adds new clinic and new providers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Fort HealthCare opened a new primary care clinic, Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, on September 10. The clinic is temporarily located at 426 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson. More...

"Bike for Mike" - October 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with Tomorrow’s Hope and 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, are hosting a family-friendly bike ride and fun run/walk, “Bike with Mike.” The event is in honor of Mike Wallace, Fort HealthCare president & CEO who was recently informed his T-cell lymphoma has returned, but is not widespread. More...

Sara Wilde, OTR, earns Certified Hand Therapist certification

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Sara Wilde, an occupational therapist at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, has earned the distinguished Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification after completing all required examinations and clinical studies. The designation offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession. More...

New Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care-Open House Event

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - It is easy for people to take their full function of their hands for granted. Perhaps thousands of time each day we reach, touch, hold, point and lift with these essential parts of the body. Therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives. To better serve the people of our communities and businesses in the region, Fort HealthCare is proud to announce the newly-formed Center for Hand Care, a wrist and hand specialty clinic. More...

New Providers Available at Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Clinic

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to providing area residents with a quality healthcare experience close to home. As the community grows, Fort HealthCare responds by ensuring there are enough providers to serve area residents. In a committed effort to improve access and availability of providers to Lake Mills and Fort Atkinson, Fort HealthCare welcomes three new providers to the Lake Mills clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Welcomes New Pediatricians

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics are pleased to welcome two new pediatricians to its team of providers. Prerna Sinha, MD and Sleem F’Guyer, MD join Julia Dewey, MD, Katherine Lemon, MD, Donald Williams, MD, Amber Heuss, APNP, and Heidi Jennrich, APNP, as they care for area patients. More...

New Providers at Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort HealthCare opened a new primary care clinic, called Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, on September 10. The clinic is temporarily located at 426 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson (the location that formerly housed Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates). In spring 2013, the new practice will move into its permanent location at 1520 Madison Avenue, in the building that currently houses the Goodwill Store and is adjacent to Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic Construction Completed

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - The newly remodeled Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic opened in August at its permanent location, 840 West Racine Street in Jefferson. The new clinic is a modern space capable of supporting up to three full time providers practicing at the same time and has a procedure room, new imaging equipment and a small lab area on-site for extra convenience. The clinic’s construction was managed by Stevens Construction Corp., which uses a variety of subcontractors that are specialized in certain areas. Every effort was made to use local vendors and contractors when possible. More...

PADA and Fort HealthCare partner to share 'Telling Amy's Story'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - “Telling Amy\'s Story” has the power to educate and save lives. The documentary has aired on nearly 300 public television stations, covering 85 percent of the United States population. Showings at Fort HealthCare will be Monday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. PADA staff will be present to answer audience questions, and light refreshments will be served. More...

Rock the Walk 2012 encourages local residents and workers to "get their steps"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Individuals looking for a way to begin an exercise program or change their current program are invited to join the Fort HealthCare Rock the Walk 2012 Step Challenge. Rock the Walk 2012 is a six-week challenge with weekly prizes, designed to increase the current activity level of participants. Each week, step goals and prize values increase to keep players motivated and engaged. For those who prefer activities other than walking, conversion charts will help calculate the equivalent number of steps for whatever form of exercise completed. More...

HIMSS Analytics Recognizes Fort HealthCare with Stage 7 Award

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently notified Fort HealthCare that the recent electronic medical record (EMR) initiative at Fort Memorial Hospital and Fort HealthCare clinics has resulted in a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award, signifying attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model. The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award honors hospitals operating in a paperless environment and represents those organizations that have achieved best practices in implementing an EMR. More...

2012 Love Lights program to fund Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program

Friday, September 14, 2012 - Each year, the Fort HealthCare Partners select a project at Fort Memorial Hospital to support through the sale of Love Lights. Through proceeds raised during the 2012 campaign, Fort HealthCare Emergency Services will be able to provide equipment needed to support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Currently, there is no formal program to treat sexual assault victims in Jefferson County, even though between May and August 2012, there were 44 reported cases in Jefferson County. More...

Free Men's Health Talk

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - The urologists of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates are hosting a free men’s health talk on Tuesday, September 18th. Check-in for the seminar begins at 6:00 p.m. and the seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and bladder control problems (stress urinary incontinence) - which are common conditions often caused by diabetes, prostate cancer, or cardiovascular disease - are encouraged to attend. To RSVP for this event, call (877) 433-2873. More...

Healthcare Innovation Grants provide funding for community wellness improvement

Monday, September 10, 2012 - Every year, the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation funds projects that will enhance the quality of services offered at Fort HealthCare through the Healthcare Innovation Grant program. This year, $40,000 was available to fund projects that will improve the quality of life across the lifespan. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital simulated learning lab receives local grants

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - In a recent communication, Dean Johnson, president of Nasco International, has informed representatives of Fort HealthCare of a $75,000 award earmarked for equipment purchases related to the proposed simulation teaching and training laboratory at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Fort HealthCare Welcomes Pediatrician Prerna Sinha, MD

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Fort HealthCare and Fort Medical Group are pleased to welcome pediatrician, Prerna Sinha, MD, to the Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinic in Fort Atkinson. She joins Julia Dewey, MD, Katherine Lemon, MD, Donald Williams, MD, and nurse practitioner, Heidi Jennrich, as they care for patients in the area. More...

Seeking patient satisfaction information through surveys

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Patients of Fort HealthCare clinics and Fort Memorial Hospital are given the opportunity to share their experiences and help improve the quality of patient care through randomly assigned patient satisfaction surveys. Managers rely upon returned surveys to review provide insights into customer service and make improvements as indicated by respondents. Feedback provided by patients on these surveys is critical to creating the best possible patient experience. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital to participate in national nursing quality program

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Nursing administration at Fort Memorial Hospital was recently notified that the hospital's application for participation in the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Transforming Care at the Bedside Project has been accepted and approved. Fort Memorial Hospital will join more than two dozen hospitals in Wisconsin selected to participate in the Aligning Forces for Quality Transforming Care at the Bedside project. More...

Live Well programming helps underserved population know their numbers

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recognizes that access to essential primary care services is sometimes unavailable to those who are under-insured. In a continuing effort to increase access to care, the organization is introducing a new program that provides these individuals with baseline lab measurements, biometrics like waist circumference and body mass index, and a general health risk assessment that addresses chronic diseases and lifestyle choices. The program also provides access to tools and information needed to make necessary lifestyle changes. It is specifically targeted to benefit those with little or no insurance, and is funded through Tomorrow’s Hope. More...

Steel Away Café offering Grab 'n Go and breakfast options

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare's Steel Away Cafe is pleased to announce that healthy and affordable dining choices are available 12 hours per day, including breakfast. Led by executive chef, Colleen Miller, the cafe is a prime dining option for staff of and visitors to Fort Memorial Hospital and has been growing in popularity with community members, as well. More...

New Fitness Classes Start in August

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. New fitness classes beginning in August and other offerings can help. More...

Stepping On program offered for seniors

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is once again offering Stepping On, a fall prevention program for seniors. Those 65 and older, who have had a fall, are fearful of falling or are living in their own home or apartment are encouraged to attend the workshop led by Lee Clay, RN and Faith Nurse coordinator. More...

Nursing scholarships available through Fort HealthCare Partners

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare’s Partners organization is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for three $1000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an associate’s degree nursing program. More...

Fort HealthCare Kids Konnection Daycare, Preschool & 4K Garden

Monday, July 9, 2012 - Childhood obesity and its health-related consequences are increasing among Wisconsin’s youth. Nutrition research supports the role of increased fruit and vegetable consumption for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Recent research has also documented that involving children in gardening is a promising strategy for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, as it increases their nutrition knowledge in an active learning environment. Thus, youth gardens have been emerging as an important tool for nutrition and wellness in public health interventions. More...

Having Healthy Babies: Experts Recommend Full Term Pregnancy

Monday, July 9, 2012 - Every week of a pregnancy is crucial to a newborn’s health. Nationally, a trend has been noted that more and more births are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons. Experts are learning that this can cause problems for mom and baby. If possible, it’s best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks. If there are problems with your pregnancy or your baby’s health, you might not have a choice about when to have your baby, and you may need to have your baby earlier. But if you have a choice and you’re planning to schedule your baby’s birth, wait until at least 39 weeks. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic nears completion

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - August 7th marks the anticipated opening of the new Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic at 840 West Racine Street. This brand new building replaces the former clinic building that served patients for more than 39 years at that location. More...

FREE Men's Health Talk

Friday, June 22, 2012 - The urologists of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates are hosting a series of FREE seminars about specific issues related to men's health on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Each session will allow time to be open for questions and answers with the physicians. Complimentary refreshments will be provided between presentations. Individuals are asked to register for this event by calling 920-568-5244 or sign up online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes, and select "A Healthier You." More...

Dane County Honor Guard recognizes Fort HealthCare

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recently provided the Dane County Honor Guard with a donation allowing for the purchase of a member's uniform. The guard provides guidance in funeral planning, arranging for honors like casket guard vigil at visitations, coordinating displays of honor including a final salute and walk of honor, and sounding the final pager tone to signify the completion of duty. More...

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Is Experiencing a Serious Need for O Negative Blood

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Due to the recent heat wave, many donors have not been able to attend their local blood drives. The loss of these donors has a significant impact on maintaining the local blood supply and BloodCenter is experiencing a serious need for O Negative Blood. More...

Second Annual Camp 911 a Success at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Fort HealthCare’s second annual Camp 911, was held on Wednesday, June 13 at Fort Memorial Hospital for third through sixth grade students. Camp 911 was a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and increasing awareness of health and wellness. More...

Fort HealthCare offers CPR Training for Jefferson County Inmates

Monday, June 18, 2012 - On June 8th, Fort HealthCare teamed up with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to offer jail inmates a chance to participate in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth assisted breathing used to restore oxygen in a person who has stopped breathing. Corinna Bindrim, the American Heart Association Coordinator at Fort HealthCare, worked with Sheriff's Deputy Tina Blake and Sheriff Paul Milbrath in providing this first time opportunity to the inmates. More...

Fort HealthCare Call for Artist Drawings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has issued a call for artist drawings related to health and wellness in our community. Ten winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges and transferred, to stairwells in Fort Memorial Hospital, by artist Jeff Haberman of Jefferson. The stairwell project was initiated by the Fort HealthCare Employee Wellness Committee as a way to encourage staff and visitors to take the stairs by creating a more inviting and energizing place to walk. More...

State concussion law improves safety for area youth athletes

Friday, June 1, 2012 - State Law Act 172, referred to as the Sideline to Safety Law, was designed to ensure proper care to youth athletes and will influence how coaches and parents treat concussions that occur in school athletics and recreational leagues. High school athletes today are four-times more likely to sustain a concussion than a decade ago. Fort HealthCare's Therapy & Sport Center is the only credentialed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) provider in the area. ImPACT is a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool used to determine an athlete's readiness to return to play after a concussion. Widely used by collegiate and professional sports teams, it is the most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. More...

Fort HealthCare named Top 100 Workplace three years running

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 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 in the Sunday, May 20 edition of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare, which also made the list in 2010 and 2011. More...

Wound & Edema Center receives third consecutive "Center of Distinction" award

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - For the third year in a row, Fort HealthCare received the prestigious 'Center of Distinction' award from Healogics, formerly Diversified Clinical Services, the nation's leading wound care management company. More...

Fort HealthCare begins door-to-door health needs survey

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 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. More...

MRI program national accreditation renewed

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the second consecutive time. The accreditation is a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses magnetic fields to produce images of internal body parts, helping physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. More...

Commercial License DOT Compliance Seminar

Friday, May 4, 2012 - Mandatory drug and alcohol training seminar for supervisors and owner/operators of commercial motor vehicles on Wednesday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. More...

Fort HealthCare celebrates National Nurses Week with wellness walk

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Fort HealthCare nurses will celebrate by holding a Nurses Day Community Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 9. All are welcome to participate in celebrating health and wellness with a Wellness Walk led by Fort HealthCare's patient care team. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners sponsor spring flower sale

Monday, April 30, 2012 - A spring flower sale to benefit the Fort HealthCare Partners scholarship program will be held on May 10 and 11, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Services entrance area and on the 1st floor mezzanine level. More...

Fab Four wins Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recently challenged local workers to lose weight and improve their health by participating in the Slimdown Challenge. The 12-week challenge was open to employees of Fort Atkinson-based Fort HealthCare, Nasco, Spacesaver, Digi-Star, Cygnus Business Media and members of the Rock Lake Activity Center in Lake Mills. More...

Fort HealthCare Business Services opens second location

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Business Services office, located at 210 Milwaukee Avenue, West has relocated cashier services to a second convenient location. The new location, in the Fort Memorial Hospital Main Lobby at Armenia Street, offers personal assistance to patients making payments. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers New Fitness Classes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. These new fitness classes beginning in April and other offerings can help. More...

Fort HealthCare encourages advanced directives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Fort HealthCare is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney) in accordance with Wisconsin state laws. More...

Fort HealthCare plans new Fort Atkinson physician office

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare board of directors recently announced the construction of a new primary care clinic location in Fort Atkinson. More...

Fort HealthCare and Blackhawk Senior Apartments Offer Stepping On Program

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare and Blackhawk Senior Apartments have teamed up to provide Stepping On, a fall prevention program for seniors. More...

Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery

Friday, March 23, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement performs the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery as well as traditional hip replacements, potentially providing less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility. More...

New Pregnancy Education Class Offered at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is hosting a new, innovative pregnancy education class open to mothers and fathers-to-be in their 16 - 24th week of pregnancy. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic Reconstruction Underway

Monday, March 12, 2012 - This week’s anticipated demolition of the Fort HealthCare Jefferson building, 840 West Racine Street, is the next step in the construction of a replacement clinic designed to better serve the needs of area residents. More...

Fort HealthCare CEO Visits Washington to Lobby Against Cuts to Hospitals

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Michael Wallace, Fort HealthCare President and CEO was one of 150 hospital advocates from across the country in Washington, DC to participate in the American Hospital Association’s Capitol Hill Day. Attendees were in the nation’s capitol on February 15 and 16 to continue the fight against proposed government funding cuts to hospitals. More...

Fort HealthCare CFO Nelson Appointed to Medicare Advisory Panel

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Fort HealthCare announces that James Nelson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has accepted an invitation to serve on the federal government’s Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. More...

Scholarship applications now available

Monday, February 13, 2012 - Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field. More...

Full-time medical services available at Rock River Free Clinic

Friday, February 10, 2012 - Leadership at Fort HealthCare recognizes the critical role the Rock River Free Clinic plays in ensuring the health of our most vulnerable residents. Since 2003, the clinic has operated on a limited basis with volunteer clinicians and support staff. Consequently, many of these economically disadvantaged persons requiring urgent medical care sought services they likely could not afford at Fort Memorial Hospital's emergency department or urgent care clinics. With that in mind, David Rutledge, MD, a family medicine physician at Fort HealthCare Jefferson for twenty nine years, was recently appointment full-time Medical Director at the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Electronic Record Project Awarded High Honors

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare was recently recognized for its implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS Analytics recognized that Fort HealthCare has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). Healthcare systems routinely track progress in completing the HIMSS eight stages (0-7) of successful electronic health record implementation and utilization. More...

Fort HealthCare and Advanced Pain Management Partner for Increased Local Care

Monday, February 6, 2012 - Fort HealthCare and Advanced Pain Management, a regional provider of medical services for pain management, recently announced a formal partnership agreement that will expand the level of services available in the Fort Atkinson area. The agreement calls for a joint venture relationship between the two partners. Advanced Pain Management will relocate current services from the Specialty Clinic at Fort Memorial Hospital to a new location at 1604 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson. Construction is underway to complete a free-standing ambulatory surgery center intended to open in April of this year. More...

Christopher Kurtz, MD presents What Everyone Should Know About Heart Health

Monday, February 6, 2012 - Christopher Kurtz, M.D., a UW Health System Cardiologist, will speak on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Fort Memorial Hospital. His presentation, "What Everyone Should Know About Heart Health" will focus on coronary artery disease. Those in attendance will learn how it develops, risk factors, strategies for prevention and general considerations regarding treatment. More...

CSA Info Session Tuesday, February 7

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - On Tuesday, February 7 at noon, all are welcome to attend an informational session hosted by three local CSAs: Wholesome Harvest, Regenerative Roots and High Meadow Farm. Attendees should bring a lunch and can expect to learn more about options for purchase, pick-up locations and pricing to participate. More...

CPR Anytime provides new parents peace of mind

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - Every now and then, a baby arrives a few weeks before the parents-to-be had planned. In those cases, Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center nurses help better prepare parents with the help of CPR Anytime, a kit produced by the American Heart Association that allows anyone to learn infant CPR basics in only 22 minutes. More...

Fort HealthCare welcomes new board members

Monday, January 16, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, a non-profit integrated healthcare delivery provider based in Fort Atkinson, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new members to the organization’s board of directors. They are Barry Cash, MD, Fort Atkinson, and Eric Runez, Whitewater. More...

Partner's Coffee Shop holds grand opening

Monday, January 16, 2012 - After months of renovations and the selection of a new name, the former Partner's Corner Grill has re-opened as the Partner's Coffee Shop inside Fort HealthCare's Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care Changes Saturday Hours

Monday, January 16, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care clinic recently changed its hours of service on Saturdays. Urgent Care services are available Mondays-Fridays from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 10 p.m. Patients do not need to have an appointment during Urgent Care hours to be seen by a member of the urgent care team: Jonathan Brodie, MD, Mary Miller, MD, or Wahab Kazi, MD. More...

Rock River Free Clinic provides essential healthcare to those in need

Monday, January 9, 2012 - True to its mission, the Rock River Free clinic provides access to free health services for low income and uninsured individuals. And, in these days of economic hardship, the number of persons who suddenly find themselves without health insurance is growing steadily. More...

Fort HealthCare United Way campaign exceeds goal

Monday, January 9, 2012 - Representatives of Fort HealthCare gathered around a very large check to celebrate the recently completed goal topping United Way campaign. The campaign ran for a number of weeks this fall, and resulted in the donation of $39,132 to United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties. The donation was the result of employee fundraising activities that included a general appeal with payroll deductions, incentives for time off and other rewards for increased or early giving, a silent auction and department sponsored bake sales. More...

2012 New Year Baby has arrived

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - Jayden Heffner, son of Katelyn Heffner of Cambridge, arrived at 11:37 a.m. on Monday, January 2 at the Fort Memorial Hospital Great Expectations Birthing Center. He was delivered by Rebecca Reim, MD weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Jayden is the first baby born in Jefferson County in 2012. More...

Fort HealthCare challenges local workers to "Slimdown"

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is challenging local workers to slim down and improve their health by participating in the Slimdown Challenge. The 12-week challenge is open to employees of Fort HealthCare, Nasco, Spacesaver, Digi-Star, Cygnus Business Media and Rock Lake Activity Center. RLAC members are also welcome to participate. More...

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