News Room

Categories: All Categories | Community Health | Health, Wellness & You | Workplace Health
Archive: All Articles | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Use these search selections to find news articles by category and year.

New Electronic Health Record (EHR) in Development

Wednesday, 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. More...

Fort HealthCare Welcomes New OB/GYN

Friday, December 3, 2010 - Fort HealthCare and Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health are pleased to welcome Nancy Aguirre, MD, to their medical group practice. Aguirre is currently seeing patients in Fort Atkinson. In addition to caring for all aspects of women\'s health, Aguirre has a particular interest in providing minimally invasive surgeries, offering care for continence issues, contraceptive management and fertility issues. More...

Audiologist Warns About the Cost of Hearing Loss

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - Hearing loss negatively affects relationships, job performance, mental health and function, social activity, and even safety. Basically, untreated hearing loss severely affects the quality of a person's life. Currently, Fort HealthCare Audiology is running a special promotion called “Three for Free,” in which individuals are invited to receive free...(continued) More...

Patient advocate can simplify the billing process

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Because no one should go without medical care due to an inability to pay, and because medical billing is a complex issue, Fort HealthCare has created the position of patient financial advocate. Jessica Rutter joined Fort HealthCare on October 18 with a wealth of knowledge on local, state and federal programs available to assist patients with their financial situations. More...

FREE Presentation: Bladder Control Solutions

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - Craig Kozler, MD, and Christopher Manakas, MD, urologists with Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, are hosting free information sessions about a new treatment for bladder control issues. Kozler is presenting on Monday, November 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Manakas is presenting on Wednesday, November 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center location in Johnson Creek (second level entrance at 400 Doctors Court). The information sessions are 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. More...

ImPACT pre-concussion screenings to winter student-athletes

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - Fort HealthCare's team of certified athletic trainers (ATC) are offering pre-concussion screenings for student-athletes. The program, called ImPACT, provides a cognitive baseline so in the event of a concussion, clinicians have better information to guide them in making return-to-play decisions. ImPACT is the standard tool for many high schools, collegiate and professional sports organizations for concussion management. More...

MRI program earns national accreditation

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

FREE Seminar: New Treatments for GERD

Wednesday, 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. More...

Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center offering ImPACT pre-concussion screenings

Thursday, 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. More...

Welcome New Pediatrician, Julia Dewey, MD

Thursday, 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. More...

Welcome New Urologist, Christopher Manakas, MD

Thursday, 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. More...

Hand washing: Simple way to prevent infection and save lives

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Quality and safety are key considerations in every aspect of care at Fort HealthCare and so the organization routinely provides information to many healthcare quality monitoring and reporting organizations. Reporting includes how patients respond to treatment and how they compare to similar hospitals. The reports help establish goals for improving the care. More...

Hospitalist Program at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, 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. More...

Dr. James Wishau on colon cancer

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Dr. James Wishau discusses colon cancer on WFAW Morning Magazine. More...

Athletic Training Week

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - WFAW interview with Therapist and Sports Athletic Trainer, Julia Neppl. More...

FREE Seminar: New Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Friday, July 16, 2010 - Dr. Satwant S. Dhillon of Fort HealthCare Center for Women's Health invites women who may be experiencing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to attend a free informational seminar about a new treatment that is available. He will also discuss SUI and who would be a good candidate for the procedure. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. (lunch hour) at Café Carpe in downtown Fort Atkinson. Café Carpe is located at 18 South Water Street West. Call 1-800-466-5595 to reserve a seat. More...

Behavioral Health Center offers chemical dependency program

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Individual, family or group counseling can help people overcome both the physical and emotional problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. An important part of what goes on in the Behavioral Health Center is the chemical dependency program, offering intensive outpatient treatment and counseling for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and encouraging family involvement. More...

Fort HealthCare Bariatric Program launches new online tools, patient diary

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Surgery isn't the only high-tech offering at Fort HealthCare. In June, the Bariatric program launched a set of new online tools to help those interested in weight-loss surgery learn more about what is available locally. Fort HealthCare has created a real-life online patient diary, Facebook page and a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery website to assist any persons looking to do their own research on this very personal topic. Read all about Lisa\'s weight loss journey. More...

Get a Fort HealthCare mammogram, you are entered to win

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - To encourage eligible women to get screening mammograms, Fort HealthCare has asked the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee to donate a free “Me and MY BFF” weekend getaway. As part of the “Me and MY BFF” weekend getaway you will enjoy overnight accommodations for one night, a $50 dining credit, two $10 gift cards to Blu, overnight valet parking, and 25 percent off WELL Spa + Janice Salon services. To be entered to win the trip, you must have your mammogram by August 31. A winner will be selected on September 1. More...

Custom Earplugs for Summer Swimming Available

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - As much fun as water is, it can contribute to severe health problems in your ears. This is especially true for young children, who are more susceptible to ear infections, although kids of all ages who spend a lot of time in the water can get what is commonly known as “swimmer's ear.” The solution is prevention, of course. There are several affordable products on the market available for this purpose, but custom fit ear molds are the most effective. Made from impressions of the ears, these swim plugs fit perfectly to keep the water out, and are clearly marked for left and right ears. More...

Welcome Amber Heuss, Family Nurse Practitioner

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics is pleased to welcome family nurse practitioner, Amber Heuss, FNP-BC, to their medical group practice. Heuss joins the staff in Fort Atkinson with a background of over 20 years of bedside nursing. More...

Psychiatrist Nicolette Weisensel MD Joins Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is proud to announce the addition of psychiatrist, Nicolette Weisensel, MD to the Behavioral Health Center where she joins the 12-person counseling staff. More...

Speech therapy featured during "Better Speech and Hearing Month"

Monday, May 10, 2010 - Many of us take our abilities to hear and speak for granted. Communication skills are vital to our social development and consequently, have profound effect on how we live our daily lives. Unfortunately, millions of people live with the challenges of speech, language and hearing disorders. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers "Start to Finish" Training Series for Runners

Friday, May 7, 2010 - Attention athletes, runners and anyone who plans to compete. Fort HealthCare is offering a free education series to help you learn how to fuel your mind and body to finish any race. The “Start to Finish” program is a three-part series featuring topics like nutrition, stretching, psychology of racing and troubleshooting problems during competition. Taught by licensed athletic trainers and dieticians from Fort HealthCare this series is a must for the seasoned athlete and the beginning runner alike. More...

Fort HealthCare Provides New Treatment for Female Incontinence

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 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. More...

Colonoscopies can Save Lives - One Woman's Story

Monday, March 15, 2010 - Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. Kathryn Banbury of Lake Mills knows this first hand. Because of a brush with colon cancer, she strongly encourages people to schedule a screening colonoscopy. More...

Free Blood Glucose Screening and Risk Assessments on Diabetes Alert Day

Monday, March 15, 2010 - On March 23, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will sound the alert to the 60 million Americans who are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The ADA's Diabetes Alert® Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes. More...

Free Taping Clinic to celebrate National Athletic Training Month

Monday, March 15, 2010 - March is recognized as National Athletic Training Month. This year's theme is “Sports Safety is a Team Effort.” With that in mind, the athletic trainer staff at Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport is offering a free taping clinic from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, April 10. More...

Pulmonary Rehab Fulfills G.O.L.D. Standard Requirements

Monday, March 15, 2010 - March 14-21 marks this year's occurrence of Pulmonary Rehab Week. In recognition of this event, Fort HealthCare's Pulmonary Rehab department has chosen to announce the program's recent fulfillment of The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (G.O.L.D.) program guidelines for the treatment of this medical condition. More...

Using Nutrition to Prevent Colon Cancer

Monday, March 15, 2010 - Like many types of cancer, the risk of colon cancer is higher for those with relatives who have had colorectal cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked to lower risk, and diets high in processed meats and/or red meats have been linked to a higher risk of colon cancer. More...

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Real tips on sneaking in extra "good for you foods" throughout your day. More...

Diabetes Champion to Discuss Insulin Myths, Realities

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Fort HealthCare welcomes, Doreen Bugai, an insulin-dependent diabetic as she presents “Understanding Insulin: Myths & Realities.” She will discuss how insulin has helped her manage her diabetes and control her blood sugar. More...

"Kick the Habit" can Help You Stop Smoking or Chewing

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Sharon Rateike, B.S.E., C.E.S., R.C.E.P. and exercise physiologist will lead participants through the stages of quitting, offer tips and support on strategies and provide resources for those looking to make this lifestyle change. Rateike is a former tobacco user. Class begins March 9. More...

National Lymphedema Awareness Day is March 6

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Each year, on March 6, the National Lymphedema Network and the lymphedema community nationwide celebrate Lymphedema Awareness "D" Day. This special day is set aside for the specific purpose of honoring inspirational lymphedema patients who have contributed to the community or who have shown great courage in their struggle with disease. This year, staff at Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center wish to focus attention on lymphedema itself-an often misunderstood disease. More...

Colonoscopy: FAQs Answered

Friday, February 26, 2010 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Learn more and get answers to you FAQs about colonoscopies. More...

Fort HealthCare Accepts Most Insurance Plans

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - As part of an ongoing commitment to provide that care, it is important to work with the insurance carriers that patients use. For that reason, Fort HealthCare accepts most major medical insurance plans. More...

Hyperbaric and Wound Care Specialist Joining Fort HealthCare's Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek

Friday, February 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert Goldman as medical director of the Wound & Edema Center, located in Johnson Creek. As a specialist in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Goldman offers expertise in the high tech treatment of those coping with non-healing, chronic wounds. More...

FREE Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 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 “Disaster Preparedness.” The seminar will take place on Thursday, February 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital OB Classroom, located on the first floor next to Java Junction when entering from Armenia Street in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Seminar: Joint Replacement

Monday, February 8, 2010 - Dr. Isidoro Zambrano, an orthopedic surgeon with Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, is hosting a free seminar about joint health and joint replacement surgery on Tuesday, February 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. No registration is required, and refreshments will be provided. The seminar is educational, and open for anyone to attend. More...

Staying Safe and Fit When it's Cold

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - Don't let the cold weather interrupt your exercise routine. There are many ways and opportunities to remain active during these cold winter months; you just need to get creative. More...

American Lung Association of Wisconsin Past President to Speak at Heart Fair

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - Dr. Pamela Wilson will present, “Tobacco vs. Health: The Choice is Yours” Wilson discusses tobacco dependence and how it is a preventable chronic disease that adversely impacts the lives of smokers and non-smokers. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - Fort HealthCare offers a comprehensive approach to heart care which includes prevention, treatment and recovery. Services available include the following. More...

Fort HealthCare Encourages the Public to Manage Preventable Risks for Heart Disease

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - In Wisconsin, the estimated annual total cost of CVD in 2005, according to the Center for Disease Control was $7.5 billion. This equates to over $1000 for every man, woman and child in our state. More...

New Physician Welcomed - Dr. Rebecca Reim

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - Fort Medical Group and the Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic is pleased to welcome family medicine with obstetrics specialist Rebecca Reim, MD to their medical group practice. Reim will join Cambridge native, Dr. Stephanie Nottestad, at the clinic on January 4. Reim received her bachelor's degree in biology from... More...

Fort HealthCare Announces 2010 LAP-BAND® Informational Session Dates

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Fort HealthCare Announces 2010 LAP-BAND® Informational Session Dates More...

Transitions Lifestyle Weight Loss Class Beginning Soon!

Monday, January 4, 2010 - To help reduce your risk for these and other illnesses, Fort HealthCare is offering the Transitions Lifestyle Weight-Loss Class. More...

Pilates and Yoga Classes at Fort HealthCare

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Pilates and Yoga now available at Fort HealthCare. Some spots still remain! More...

Health Information News

Subscribe

  • RSS News Feed
  • eHealth365 Magazine
     
     
     
    Follow Me on Pinterest

© Fort HealthCare 2014. Privacy Policy: English | Spanish | Vendor Program | Social Media Guidelines
611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 | (920) 568-5000