Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

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Fort HealthCare Welcomes Pediatrician Prerna Sinha, MD

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.

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Fort Memorial Hospital simulated learning lab receives local grants

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.

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Seeking patient satisfaction information through surveys

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.

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Fort Memorial Hospital to participate in national nursing quality program

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.

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Steel Away Café offering Grab 'n Go and breakfast options

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.

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Live Well programming helps underserved population know their numbers

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.

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New Fitness Classes Start in August

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.

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Nursing scholarships available through Fort HealthCare Partners

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.

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Stepping On program offered for seniors

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.

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Having Healthy Babies: Experts Recommend Full Term Pregnancy

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.

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