February 22, 2011
At the end of February, the offices of Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates and the Fort HealthCare Business Services will re-locate from their McMillen Street site to a new building on the corner of Fort Atkinson's Robert Street and Milwaukee Street. The new location offers convenient access to general surgeons Bill Kontny, M.D.; Marc Erickson, M.D.; and Jonathan McLaughlin, M.D., as well as all the services of the Fort HealthCare Business Office. Surgical Associates will see patients for the first time at the new site on Tuesday, March 1. Business Services will be open the day prior, on Monday, February 28.
February 22, 2011
In an ongoing effort to make the time spent at Fort Memorial Hospital more pleasant, Fort HealthCare is accepting donations of gently used magazines. Donated magazines can be dropped off at the Volunteer Services office on the first floor of the hospital near the Ambulatory Services entrance on McMillen Street.
February 18, 2011
Fort HealthCare has teamed up with the school districts of Deerfield, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills and Whitewater to offer parenting classes. Parents of children participating in 4K at these school districts are invited to attend the following presentations, free of charge.
February 14, 2011
Fort HealthCare has again been awarded a three year Gold Seal of Approval™ accreditation from the internationally recognized health care accrediting body, the Joint Commission. This review process is designed to help Fort HealthCare and other hospitals throughout the country continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services by identifying opportunities for improvement.
February 7, 2011
Colon Cancer Awareness Month is approaching and Fort HealthCare encourages those age 50 and over to have a colonoscopy. Seven out of 10 people age 50 years or older have not had a colonoscopy, primarily due to fears. Information and education can help alleviate many of the unknowns associated with colonoscopies. There are a number of options available to patients, but often questions arise about the differences between virtual and traditional colonoscopies.
January 11, 2011
Anyone who schedules a first-time colonoscopy at Fort HealthCare by April 15 and completes the procedure by May 30 will receive a $10 fuel card at the time of the appointment. To book an appointment, call Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates at (920) 563-7900 or the Lake Mills Clinic at (920) 648-7683.
January 11, 2011
Becker\'s ASC Review recently released a list of the \"34 of the Best Ophthalmologists in America\". Ophthalmologist John A. Vukich, MD was included among the top physicians in his field. Locally, Vukich practices at Fort Memorial Hospital.
December 29, 2010
Fort HealthCare recently announced a strategic partnership with Cerner Corporation to implement a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system. Considerable progress is being made regarding implementation of the Compass Electronic Health Record. As we work diligently towards that all important go-live date of August 1st, we will begin to more frequently communicate with our patients concerning the expected benefits this very powerful EHR will provide.
December 28, 2010
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects nearly 10 percent of Wisconsin children and adolescents. One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future. Fort HealthCare, the School District of Fort Atkinson and Tomorrow's Hope have teamed up to offer a wellness challenge to any family with children in the Fort Atkinson school district, including parochial and home-schooled students. PLAN, which stands for play, leisure, activity and nutrition, is a free five-month program beginning in January.