September 2, 2009
When Sharon Schoen's husband told her he wanted to lose weight last winter, she said, “Let's do it together,” because she wanted to shed about 20 pounds herself. They enrolled in Fort HealthCare's 12-week Transitions Lifestyle Program, a class designed to teach people how to change their lifestyles and lead healthier lives. The class teaches healthy eating habits and ways to exercise and manage stress for optimal health.
August 17, 2009
Summer is here, and the last thing most parents think about is scheduling a school physical for the coming year. It's a great time for back-to-school and sports physicals, however, as most kids are just getting started on summer break activities, and it is one less activity to worry about in September, when kids return to school.
August 3, 2009
On July 30, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register which restores mandatory direct observation (DO) collections for all return-to-duty and follow-up testing...The start date for mandatory DO is August 31, 2009.
August 1, 2009
Fort HealthCare’s network of emergency medical services (EMS) responders are many times the first to care for a patient, as they are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ten years ago, Fort HealthCare created the Paramedic Intercept program. The program was designed to supplement the existing EMS systems in Jefferson County […]
July 8, 2009
Varicose veins affect more than 10 percent of all American adults with discomfort, swelling and appearance concerns. The condition, known medically as superficial venous reflux, develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of the legs become damaged or diseased. This is what causes the pooling of blood and resulting varicose veins.
July 3, 2009
Governor Doyle announced that Fort HealthCare has won a Silver Award in the annual Governor's Worksite Wellness Award competition. The award, designed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health, recognizes employers that promote a work environment that encourages and enables their employees to improve their health and well-being...
June 14, 2009
<p>Fort HealthCare nurses, physicians and staff from all departments work diligently to not only provide exceptional care to our patients, but also contribute selflessly to a variety of community causes, events and programs.</p> <p>One such program is the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Fort HealthCare where staff recognize that the heart is the most […]
June 14, 2009
Fort HealthCare shares a vision with other area organizations and medical volunteers to provide care for individuals without medical insurance. The Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson, Wisconsin exists to fulfill this vision. Gail Scott, RN, chair of the clinic and director of the Jefferson County Health Department said, "The administration and staff at […]
June 9, 2009
Come join other area businesses for a unique networking event and special presentation, "Creating Wellness on a Shoestring Budget..."
June 5, 2009
Fort HealthCare is now accepting online payments through a secure website for Fort Medical Group and Fort Memorial Hospital charges. Patients and family members can now pay their balances 24 hours a day using their credit or debit cards.