October 12, 2010
Fort HealthCare physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate receipt of the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek. This prestigious honor was awarded by the Center\\\'s partner in wound healing, Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), the nation\\\'s leading wound care management company. The award is in recognition of its high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes over the past twelve months.
October 12, 2010
Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
October 1, 2010
There is something therapeutic that occurs when the ups and downs of one’s medical condition are shared with others. Emotional progress, if not physical progress, is much more likely to occur when patients can share their experiences and support with one another. Whether the healing is physical or emotional, Fort HealthCare understands the importance that human […]
September 29, 2010
Jonathan McLaughlin, MD, a general surgeon with Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates, is hosting a free seminar about recent advances in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on Thursday, October 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. The seminar is educational, and open for anyone to attend. Please register by calling the Fort HealthCare Health Promotion department at (920) 568-5244, or register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/classes.
September 2, 2010
Fort HealthCare's team of certified athletic trainers (ATC) recently introduced a new program called ImPACT. The program provides baseline concussion screening, to area athletes who participate in contact sports like football and soccer. ImPACT is the standard tool for many high schools, collegiate and professional sports organizations for concussion management.
September 1, 2010
UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek, Fort HealthCare and UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center are partnering to provide five free prostate screening events during the month of September, in recognition of prostate cancer awareness month. The prostate screening events are designed for men aged 40 and older with the life expectancy of 10 years or greater who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer.
August 31, 2010
The City of Fort Atkinson Wastewater Utility and Fort HealthCare will be holding a mercury thermometer exchange at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on Saturday, September 11, 2010 and Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
August 26, 2010
Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Urology Associates is pleased to welcome urology specialist, Christopher Manakas, MD, to their medical group practice. Manakas joins the staff in Fort Atkinson and Elkhorn on September 1. Manakas brings to the practice skilled treatment for incontinence, prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer prevention and treatment, as well as robotic-assisted laparoscopic and other minimally-invasive surgery experience.
August 26, 2010
Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is pleased to welcome pediatrician, Julia Dewey, MD, to their medical group practice. Dewey joins the staff in Fort Atkinson on September 1. In addition to offering general pediatric care, Dewey is available to care for multiples, give pelvic exams and perform circumcisions.
August 25, 2010
Beginning Tuesday, August 24 some adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit and the medical/surgical/pediatric unit at Fort Memorial Hospital will receive medical care from physicians with specific training in the care of hospitalized persons. The physicians responsible for admitting these patients are called hospitalists and they work closely with the patient's primary care physician throughout the inpatient stay. Because of the intensive training these physicians have received in caring for very medically ill patients, the effectiveness and efficiency of care provided is expected to be enhanced. This new program is the result of medical leadership at Fort HealthCare continuously surveying the healthcare landscape, looking for opportunities to improve care.