May 17, 2011
The Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Committee has announced the recipients for the 2011 awards.
May 17, 2011
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.
May 10, 2011
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.
May 9, 2011
Fort HealthCare Partners have announced that two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an Associate Degree nursing program. Applicants must be actively enrolled and taking classes in an Associate Degree nursing program.
May 9, 2011
Spring and summertime is when you should be scheduling your child\'s back-to-school and sports physicals. The State Department of Public Instruction sets the wellness exam requirements for school age children, starting at the 4K level. At this type of Well Child visit, your child\'s physician will record your child\'s height, weight, blood pressure, and conduct a physical exam and vision test. If your child is due for any vaccinations, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sports physicals, or other age-appropriate developmental screening questionnaires, those tests will take place as well.
May 9, 2011
In April, the Cambridge Community Foundation awarded a $2,400 grant to the Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic to upgrade the equipment used for taking care of broken bones. The new equipment makes the delivery of care more comfortable for patients. The equipment that the clinic uses to cut casts off has been replaced with a newer model, which features a vacuum attachment, so that cast dust is contained when the equipment is used, and not permitted to float around in the air.
May 2, 2011
Driving east on I-94 has gotten a bit more baby-filled in recent weeks. Fort HealthCare began placing newborn baby photos on the digital billboard, along with name and birth date. The billboards are updated each week featuring babies born during the previous week, making Fort HealthCare the only healthcare system to share baby photos to a mass audience so rapidly.
April 28, 2011
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 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 Community Wellness Walk on Friday, May 6. All are welcome to participate in celebrating health and wellness with a Two-Mile Wellness Walk with Fort HealthCare's patient care team. The walk will be held at the path near Groeler Road and Hwy 26 in Fort Atkinson.
April 22, 2011
Fort HealthCare's breastfeeding initiation rate averages 87 percent, compared to the national average of only 67 percent. In addition, the five-week post-delivery rate shows 82 percent of moms are still breastfeeding, while the national average drops to nearly 30 percent.
April 21, 2011
Digi-Star, a lean manufacturer of agricultural weighing equipment, is a Fort Atkinson-based company that has demonstrated its concern for the welfare of its employees. The employee wellness committee has improved employee wellness through numerous offerings including a Healthy Start weight loss competition with a group weigh-in on equipment they produced, a walking challenge with their European office involving a trek across the Atlantic, and a geo-caching scavenger hunt at the company's local headquarters.