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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.