Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

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Fort HealthCare Ortho Programs to Move in May

As of May 26 all Fort Atkinson location Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport Center appointments will take place at the new facility on Fort Atkinson's northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes. Community members are invited to attend an open house at the new Fort Atkinson location on June 25 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and/or June 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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School nursing is more than Band-Aids

Today, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. More than simply a place to lie down or get a Band-Aid, school nurse offices, or health rooms as they are often referred to, have become a home base for the increasing number of children with chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer, or special needs like those with blindness or feeding tubes.

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Stories from the field: School nursing in the Jefferson County area

Over the past two decades the field of school nursing has transformed from providing Band-Aids and ice packs to much more complicated tasks such as administering insulin, monitoring asthma, changing catheters and helping students recover from chemotherapy among other tasks. In addition, the number of children on psychotropic medication for mental health conditions has risen, pregnant teens are remaining in school and food allergies have more than doubled.

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Ball Corporation and Fort HealthCare Team Up to Help Employees Stay Healthy

For the past three years, aluminum can manufacturer Ball Corporation (formerly a division of Anheuser-Busch) in Fort Atkinson has partnered with Fort HealthCare to help their nearly 150 employees to not only stay healthy, but have fun doing it.

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Fort HealthCare Supporters Attend Hospital Advocacy Day

Volunteers and employees from Fort HealthCare joined over 600 hospital supporters in Madison April 13 to attend the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day.

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Fort HealthCare Partners Upcoming Flower Sale

The Fort HealthCare Partners organization is hosting a flower sale at Fort Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Fort HealthCare Provides New Treatment for Female Incontinence

Dr. Satwant S. Dhillon of Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health is among the first gynecologists in the area to offer women the new MiniArcTM Single-Incision Sling system for stress urinary incontinence—a simple and safe procedure designed to be minimally invasive and to enhance patient recovery.

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Fort HealthCare Thanks Local Donors

Fort HealthCare, the Fort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend sincere gratitude to local individuals and an organization whose donations made it possible to purchase necessary emergency department equipment.

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Faith Nurse Educational Opportunity

Marquette University College of Nursing, in collaboration with Columbia St. Mary's, is pleased to announce the next Faith Community Nursing Basic Preparation Institute. The course utilizes the newly revised standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center and will be held June 25-27 and Aug 20-22, 2010. Participants must attend both weekends for successful course completion. Course begins at noon on each Friday and ends at 5pm on each Sunday. The course will be held at Villa St. Joseph Retreat Center in Delafield, Wisconsin.

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Faith Nurse Program Health Literacy Seminar

The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program invites pastors, congregational and parish leaders, and healthcare-minded members of faith communities to attend an informational presentation about managing the challenges that exist with low health literacy, and an overview of resources available to help. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital First Floor Classroom, accessed easiest through the Sherman Avenue entrance in Fort Atkinson.

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