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Welcome New Physician, Linda Welniak, MD

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - Fort HealthCare and Fort Medical Group are pleased to welcome family medicine physician, Linda Welniak, MD, to the Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic. She joins nurse practitioner, Noreen Lyons, as they care for patients in the Jefferson area. More...

Farewell (but not Good-Bye!) Open House for David Rutledge, MD

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - Fort HealthCare invites the community to a Farewell Open House event for David Rutledge, MD. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the interim Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic location, 152 West Garland Street in Jefferson. Light refreshments will be provided. More...

FREE Informational Seminar: Sudden Hearing Loss

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - On Tuesday, November 22 starting at 6:30 p.m., William Hofmann, MD, with Fort HealthCare Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists will be hosting a FREE informational seminar about sudden hearing loss. The seminar will take place at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. More...

Fort HealthCare Compass electronic record improves quality of care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Doctor Edwin Fischer has been practicing medicine in Jefferson County for more than 30 years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, he trained in an environment that featured the newest and brightest technological breakthroughs. As a family medicine physician based in Lake Mills and as medical director for Fort HealthCare’s Fort Medical Group, he keeps a constant eye on the many ways technology can improve the quality of care delivered to his patients and those of other physicians. More...

Protect Your Hearing During Hunting Season

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Although most hearing loss comes from years of exposure to loud noises, some extremely loud noises can cause instant and permanent hearing loss. Hunters face a unique hearing dilemma: They must be able to hear the soft footfalls of approaching deer or other game, yet need ear protection when they fire a high-powered rifle or other high-decibel firearm. Hearing loss due to noise exposure is the only type of permanent hearing loss that can be prevented. More...

FREE Hand & Foot Pain Information Seminar

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - James Bruno, MD, with Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates will be hosting a FREE hand and foot pain information seminar on Thursday, November 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Menopause Information Seminar

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Nancy Aguirre, MD with Fort HealthCare Center for Women’s Health will be hosting a FREE information seminar about issues with menopause on Tuesday, November 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Joint & Hip Pain Information Seminar

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - On Thursday, November 17, starting at 4 p.m., Thomas Nordland, MD, with Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates will be hosting a FREE informational seminar about joint pain, treatments, and the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery. The presentation will take place at the Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates facility at 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. More...

One of the First Sites in the Nation to Offer New Breast Cancer Screening Technology

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is one of the first healthcare providers in the United States to offer breast cancer screening with a Selenia Dimensions 2D full field digital mammography system, with MammoPad. The Selenia system is the latest generation of mammography equipment from Hologic, the world leader in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. More...

Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement Celebrated One Year Anniversary

Friday, October 7, 2011 - The Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement recently celebrated its one year anniversary with a complimentary luncheon for patients of the program and their guests at Central Coast Restaurant in Fort Atkinson. The Center is a comprehensive service of Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates; it officially began treating patients requiring hip and knee replacements in July 2010. More...

Fort HealthCare now offering Happiest Baby on the Block class, based on the best-selling book

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage not only keeping yourself healthy, but improving the wellness of your entire family through this new class offering. More...

Pulmonary rehabilitation receives AACVPR accreditation

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that it has been granted a consecutive three-year accreditation through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). More...

FREE Fertility Issues Seminar

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - Nancy Aguirre, MD with Fort HealthCare Center for Women’s Health will be hosting a FREE fertility information seminar on Tuesday, October 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Menopause Information Seminar

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - Nancy Aguirre, MD with Fort HealthCare Center for Women’s Health will be hosting a FREE information seminar about issues with menopause on Tuesday, November 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Hand and Foot Pain Information Seminar

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - James Bruno, MD, with Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates will be hosting a free hand and foot pain seminar on Thursday, November 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

FREE Men's Health Symposium

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - The urologists of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates are hosting a series of FREE seminars about specific issues related to men’s health on Saturday, October 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. More...

10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - More...

Kids and Teen Class Offerings

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. Fort HealthCare encourages kids and teens to get involved in our programs as well. Upcoming classes include: More...

New Fitness Class Offerings

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to be active, exercise regularly, and explore opportunities for self-enhancement. Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce these new fitness classes beginning September 7! More...

September Fitness Class Offerings

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to be active, exercise regularly, and explore opportunities for self-enhancement. These fitness classes beginning in September and other offerings can help. More...

Get L.I.T.E. Gets Revamped

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - If you are looking to lose weight or want to incorporate better eating and activity habits into your life, Get L.I.T.E. (Lifestyle Improvement Through Education), the weight management program offered through Fort HealthCare, can help. More...

FREE Seminar: Varicose Veins Treatment

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - Bill Kontny, MD of Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates is hosting a free informational seminar about effective treatment for venous reflux disease (varicose veins) on Monday, September 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Individuals are invited to register for this free event online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes, or by calling 920-568-5244. More...

Wound & Edema Center partners with Actra Orthotics and Prosthetics

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - Fort HealthCare's Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek is pleased to announce a partnership with Actra Orthotics and Prosthetics of Madison. Actra is accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics and is a custom prosthetic and orthotic provider with several offices throughout Wisconsin. More...

Heart Failure Clinic becomes Heart Failure Follow-up Program

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that the current Heart Failure clinic is changing its name to Heart Failure Follow-up Program, to better reflect the services offered and patients served. The program began in 2003 and is open to any patient with a diagnosis of heart failure. The program is staffed by registered nurses, trained in critical care, and has physician oversight. More...

MyCompass to provide access to online health records

Friday, July 22, 2011 - The MyCompass patient portal will go-live along with the other Cerner EHR features beginning August 1. With MyCompass, Fort HealthCare patients will be able to direct, manage and monitor their health, and their family's health - easily, immediately, accurately and securely via 24/7 online access. More...

New Scanner combines high-quality images with patient comfort

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - A new nuclear scanner at Fort Memorial Hospital provides high-quality images to help doctors quickly and accurately diagnose heart disease and cancer with optimized X-ray dose. The Infinia Hawkeye 4 nuclear system from GE Healthcare gives doctors information about both the nature and the precise location of disease, all in a single exam that is quick and comfortable for patients. More...

Radiology earns ACR accreditation in computed tomography

Friday, July 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare Radiology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. More...

Electronic health record project on track

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - Late last spring, Fort HealthCare announced a strategic partnership with Cerner Corporation to implement a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system. The Cerner EHR software system, known internally to Fort HealthCare staff as the Compass project, will become available throughout all hospital and clinic locations on August 1. More...

Free Seminar: Health Issues for Men

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - Sandra McCabe, MD of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates is hosting a free informational seminar about effective treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) and bladder control problems (stress urinary incontinence) on Monday, July 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. More...

Back-To-School Physicals for Children and Teens

Monday, May 9, 2011 - Spring and summertime is when you should be scheduling your child\\\'s back-to-school and sports physicals. The State Department of Public Instruction sets the wellness exam requirements for school age children, starting at the 4K level. At this type of Well Child visit, your child\\\'s physician will record your child\\\'s height, weight, blood pressure, and conduct a physical exam and vision test. If your child is due for any vaccinations, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sports physicals, or other age-appropriate developmental screening questionnaires, those tests will take place as well. More...

Sound Advice on Hearing Aids

Monday, May 2, 2011 - Purchasing a hearing aid sometimes requires a significant financial investment, so it's important to choose a hearing aid dispenser with the patient's best interests in mind. A hearing aid specialist will provide a hearing test and help select the proper device and be available to offer support and instruction. More...

Speech therapy featured during "Better Speech and Hearing Month"

Monday, May 2, 2011 - In honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month, celebrated every May, Fort HealthCare speech therapist Kathy Pazak shares information on why this is important and what indicators may be helpful in indentifying speech related challenges. Fort HealthCare speech therapists use modern technology, like iPods and Lingraphica, when suitable to provide leading treatment to patients. More...

Breastfeeding rates surpass national levels

Friday, April 22, 2011 - Fort HealthCare's breastfeeding initiation rate averages 87 percent, compared to the national average of only 67 percent. In addition, the five-week post-delivery rate shows 82 percent of moms are still breastfeeding, while the national average drops to nearly 30 percent. More...

Get a Colonoscopy, Get a Gas Card

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - Are you due for a colon screening? If you're over age 50 and haven't had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, you are. Even if you don't have a family history of colon cancer, you should speak with your doctor about a colon screening. More...

Colonoscopies save lives - One Woman's Story

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 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 first-time colonoscopy. “A colonoscopy is not painful, as one might expect, and the procedure lasts 30 minutes or less in many cases. Scheduling a colonoscopy is so much easier than dealing with cancer.” More...

Free Blood Glucose Screening and Risk Assessments on National Diabetes Alert Day

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - On Diabetes Alert Day, March 22, anyone can come to Fort Memorial Hospital to have a free blood glucose screening and have their risk for diabetes assessed by certified diabetes educators from Fort HealthCare's ADA-recognized program for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Screenings will be held on the ground floor in the diabetic education room from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in classrooms B and C. No registration is required for this free event. More...

Time for Routine Maintenance during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, March 14, 2011 - Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. For that reason, Fort HealthCare is making a special effort during March's Colon Cancer Awareness Month to convince age-appropriate individuals to receive a first-time screening colonoscopy. Marc Erickson, MD provided answers to some common questions, hoping to alleviate some of the fear associated with this procedure. More...

New Physician joins Johnson Creek clinic

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare and Fort Medical Group are pleased to welcome family medicine physician, David Misorski, MD, to the Fort HealthCare Johnson Creek clinic, located at 400 Doctors Court in Johnson Creek. More...

Free 4K Parenting Classes

Friday, 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. More...

Fort HealthCare Recommends Traditional, Over Virtual, Colonoscopy

Monday, 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. More...

Local Ophthalmologist named one of the 'Best in America'

Tuesday, 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. More...

Get a Colonoscopy, Get a Gas Card

Tuesday, 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. More...

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