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World Diabetes Day on November 14th

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - It is a proven fact that diabetes diagnoses continue to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world. World Diabetes Day is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), which is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. More...

Mike Wallace: Light of Wellness Leadership Award winner

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Mike Wallace, President/CEO of Fort HealthCare was recognized as the Light of Wellness Leadership Award winner at the Wellness Council of Wisconsin's Annual Well Workplace Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. More...

Rock the Walk begins October 6th!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - In 2013, 884 players took 309,190,420 steps in six weeks. Let's rock the competition in 2014! More...

Fort Memorial Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehab Recertified

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Fort HealthCare Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness staff would like to announce the recertification of their Pulmonary Rehab Program. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) recently confirmed that the program meets the criteria for AACVPR Program Recertification. More...

Local Boys' Bake Sale Benefits Hospitalized Children

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Vincent Healy, Drew Evans and Brayden Brown sold Cake Pops, Scotcheroos and M&M Cookies. Their bake sale idea was in response to the Fort Atkinson School District GATE Mini-Grant program. More...

New Forensic Light Source for SANE Program

Monday, September 1, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Partners Organization recently purchased and donated a forensics Focus LED light source to the Fort Memorial Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE) Program. The light provides more sensitivity than traditional methods, leading to an increased amount of evidence that can be uncovered during the exam of a victim of domestic or sexual assault. More...

New Forensic Light Source for SANE Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Partners Organization recently purchased and donated a forensics Focus LED light source to the Fort Memorial Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE) Program. The light provides more sensitivity than traditional methods, leading to an increased amount of evidence that can be uncovered during the exam of a victim of domestic or sexual assault. More...

Fort HealthCare named 2014 Most Wired

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has named Fort HealthCare one of the Most Wired health care providers in the nation. Fort HealthCare is one of nine hospitals in Wisconsin to earn this honor. More...

Fort HealthCare Pediatric Wellness Receives Grant from United Way

Friday, August 8, 2014 - The United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth County Board of Directors have issued a pillar grant to Fort HealthCare’s Pediatric Wellness Team. The grant, in the form of $4,750, was used toward the funding of the Railyard Obstacle Course project through Fort HealthCare. More...

Free Advance Care Planning

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Fort HealthCare and Rainbow Hospice offers free advance care planning to help you understand possible future health choices and make a plan for future health care situations. Fort HealthCare and Rainbow Hospice have facilitators available to meet with people on an individual basis or to speak to your organization or group as a whole on the importance of advance care planning. More...

Fort HealthCare Safe Haven at the Fair

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Fort HealthCare is once again proud sponsors of the Jefferson County Fair, July 9-13. During the Fair we provide various services located within our tent located across from the Fair Park Office. Our tent is identified as a Safe Haven for several reasons. More...

The 2014 Slimdown Rockstar!

Friday, June 20, 2014 - This year’s Slimdown Rockstar is Nick Hamele, losing the most weight thoroughout the challenge. Nick lost a total of 76.8 pounds over the 12 week challenge. When asked what was the biggest change he made Nick replied More...

Camp 911 Joined by Over 70 Campers!

Friday, June 20, 2014 - Fort HealthCare\\\'s Camp 911 was fully attended Tuesday, June 17th. Over 70 campers participated in activities related to safety, health and wellness. Campers learned about fire safety, being safe at home, and water and outdoor safety. Campers also enjoyed interactive experiences throughout the day. More...

Bad Food, Not Bad Genes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Researchers from the University of Cambridge conducted a very simple study. They looked at where people commuted to work, and whether there was any association between going by fast-food places and obesity and diabetes. More...

Door-to-Door Health Needs Survey

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Each year, Fort HealthCare authorizes a comprehensive survey to assess the general public’s individual healthcare status and health-related behaviors. The survey process begins during the week of June 2nd and will continue until 400 surveys are completed. More...

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month

Monday, May 12, 2014 - For over 75 years, May has been designated as Better Speech and Hearing Month - a time to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the various forms of communication impairments to include those of hearing, speech, language, swallowing and voice. More...

Celebrate National Nurses Week - Join the Wellness Walk

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 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 Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 7 which the community is welcome to participate in. More...

WCASA Voices of Courage Award

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Sarah Chesmore is awarded with WCASA’s Voices of Courage Award in the category of Health & Human Services. Fort HealthCare has been very fortunate to have Sarah Chesmore as one of their leaders. She has been untiring and instrumental in returning the adolescent/adult SANE program to the counties served by Fort HealthCare. More...

Fort HealthCare to Host Advanced Directive Clinic

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Fort HealthCare’s medical social worker, Lori Partoll, will be at the Internal Medicine Office at 500 McMillen St. on April 16th from 9:00 a.m. until noon to provide advance directive forms and assist with making an appointment with a trained facilitator who can guide individuals through the process of advance care planning. More...

Excellent Care at Center for Joint Replacement

Friday, April 4, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement provides an exceptional patient-centered surgery and rehabilitation experience for total hip and knee joint replacements. The entire joint replacement program is designed with the patient in mind. More...

Free Railyard Fitness Course Moves to Johnson Creek!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - The popular Railyard Fitness Course moves to Johnson Creek High School. Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. This mobile playground will be available most Sundays. More...

New Cardiac Rehab Equipment

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Two new pieces of exercise equipment, compliments of the Fort HealthCare Partners Love Lights program, were recently put into place in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Celebrate Athletic Trainers Month

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - “We’ve Got Your Back” is the theme of this Year’s National Athletic Training Month, which is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas. More...

Affordable Care Act Deadline is March 31st

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Despite the initial problems with the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, the website www.HealthCare.gov continues to improve and more and more individuals across the entire country are now able to sign up for new health insurance options through March 31. More...

Angie Smith Meets Lt. Governor Kleefisch

Friday, February 28, 2014 - Fort HealthCare had the privilege of hosting the Lt. Governor on Friday, February 28, 2014. She met Angie Smith, an Opportunities employee, who has worked at Fort HealthCare in the Support Services Department for over 6 years. More...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - The inaugural Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge, held on Saturday, November 16 was a great success, in part due to the more than 250 individuals who participated in the 5K run/walk or ran in the 12K mixed road and trail event that included Dorothy Carnes Park in Fort Atkinson. The Frosty Rock Challenge was presented by Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care. Proceeds for the event benefitted Tomorrow's Hope, whose mission it is to foster health related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on area individuals touched by Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorders and other life-limiting illnesses. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners scholarships available

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Applications for scholarship awards are available to qualified area students pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 to be considered. More...

Mary Behling joins Fort HealthCare Board

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that Mary Behling has joined the organization’s board of directors in January, where she will serve a three year term. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners share Love Lights proceeds

Monday, February 3, 2014 - Every year, the Fort HealthCare Partners Association raises a significant amount of funds through the Love Light Tree Campaign. The campaign for 2013 resulted in gifts from the community totaling $25,000, which in turn, funds important programs and activities at Fort HealthCare. More...

March 31 is deadline for Obamacare enrollment

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Despite the initial problems with the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, the website www.HealthCare.govcontinues to improve and more and more individuals across the entire country are now able to sign up for new health insurance options through March 31. More than 2.2 million persons have successfully enrolled and are now awaiting coverage for healthcare. More...

Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic changes Sunday urgent care hours

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic recently announced a pending change in Sunday hours of operation for the Urgent Care service. Hours of care for walk-in patients with minor illnesses will change to 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. This change is effective beginning February 2. The change was made in response to patient feedback that expressed the need for earlier appointment times on each weekend day. More...

Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge Weigh-In Begins January 27

Monday, January 13, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare 2014 Slimdown Challenge, offered free of charge to all participants, begins on February 10 and continues for twelve weeks until May 4. Teams of four to six persons can join through a participating employer or through a community-based organization More...

Extended Hours of Service at Fort HealthCare Lake Mills

Friday, January 10, 2014 - In response to requests by patients for more convenient times for medical appointments, the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Family Practice clinic is pleased to announce that beginning January 11, the clinic will add Saturday mornings to the appointment schedule and provide extended hours two evenings per month. More...

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