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