Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Named a 'Top 100 Workplace', again

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 22 edition of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare.

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Wellness of Women, Free monthly seminars

WOW explores topics of personal health, while offering opportunities to win prizes and meet other local women with similar interests. The kick-off event will be a wellness expo held Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. The expo will feature information about seniors, mothers of young children, family health, motivation, fitness basics and weight management, as well as drawings for door prizes. Beginning in July, WOW events will take place the first Wednesday of each month with a 30-minute seminar at 5:30 p.m. and 30-minute group walk at 6:00 p.m.

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Door-to-door community health needs survey begins

Fort HealthCare is embarking on a Community Needs Assessment to identify the pressing health concerns that exist within the region. As part of the comprehensive survey process, survey takers will go door-to-door beginning Wednesday, June 1 in an effort to gather 400 completed questionnaires. We believe it is critical that the public be aware of this survey so they are more receptive to completing the questionnaires. I would very much appreciate your publishing this press release in the next edition of your newspaper, radio broadcast or newsletter. A second, more comprehensive release on the importance of the Community Needs Assessment will follow. Kindly run that release early in the week of May 30th.

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

For the second year in a row, Fort HealthCare physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate being named a Center of Distinction. To be eligible for the Center of Distinction award, strict criteria must be met. The clinic must attain greater than 90 percent patient satisfaction, Fort HealthCare's was 95 percent; the total days to heal must be under 30 days, Fort HealthCare's was 23 days; and healing outcomes must be over 89 percent, Fort HealthCare achieved 97 percent.

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Mini Grant donation to Fort HealthCare pediatrics unit

On Friday, May 13, the Fort HealthCare Pediatrics unit was the recipients of multitudes of toys, games, puzzles and books to entertain children who are hospitalized along with their parents. The donation was made possible through the mini grant program offered by the Vietnam Veterans of Fort Atkinson through the School District of Fort Atkinson. Alexis Dudzek, Almira Ajdini and Krista Borchardt, members of Lori Held's third grade class at Rockwell Elementary, decided to fundraise for their donation.

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Fourth graders donate to local hospital and EMS

The Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center and Emergency Medical Services departments, as well as the local EMS are grateful recipients of donated blankets, stuffed animals and books from four Luther Elementary School third graders in their "Awesome Care for Kids" campaign. The boys participated in the annual Fort Atkinson Optimist Club Mini-Grant program of the Fort Atkinson School District.

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Farm fresh produce, Wednesday at Fort Memorial Hospital

Local food producers, High Meadow Farm of Johnson Creek and Water House Foods of Lake Mills will offer local produce and baked goods for sale near the Emergency Services entrance of Fort Memorial Hospital. Sales will take place every Wednesday, weather permitting, throughout the growing season from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Winners

The Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Committee has announced the recipients for the 2011 awards.

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Worksite Wellness Resource Kit Training, June 8

The Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit is an incredible free resource for businesses seeking to start or improve a wellness program. Learn from Kit author and national speaker Jon Morgan how you can use this tool to achieve your organization's goals.

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Fort HealthCare Partners celebrate 26,036 service hours

Fort HealthCare Partners organization is a group of nearly 250 volunteers who contribute in the hospital each day assisting patients and visitors, making deliveries, offering directions, providing tours and managing the CareLine medical alert program among other activities. During a recent Volunteer Awards Banquet at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club, volunteers were recognized for their tireless efforts. Joe Yaeger, president of the Fort HealthCare Partners, presented a check to Mike Wallace, Fort HealthCare president and CEO, for $556,128.96. The amount represents that dollar value of the 26,036 hours worked by volunteers in the past year.

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