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Fort Memorial Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehab Recertified

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Fort HealthCare Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness staff would like to announce the recertification of their Pulmonary Rehab Program. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) recently confirmed that the program meets the criteria for AACVPR Program Recertification. More...

Fort HealthCare named 2014 Most Wired

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has named Fort HealthCare one of the Most Wired health care providers in the nation. Fort HealthCare is one of nine hospitals in Wisconsin to earn this honor. More...

Free Advance Care Planning

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Fort HealthCare and Rainbow Hospice offers free advance care planning to help you understand possible future health choices and make a plan for future health care situations. Fort HealthCare and Rainbow Hospice have facilitators available to meet with people on an individual basis or to speak to your organization or group as a whole on the importance of advance care planning. More...

Bad Food, Not Bad Genes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Researchers from the University of Cambridge conducted a very simple study. They looked at where people commuted to work, and whether there was any association between going by fast-food places and obesity and diabetes. More...

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month

Monday, May 12, 2014 - For over 75 years, May has been designated as Better Speech and Hearing Month - a time to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the various forms of communication impairments to include those of hearing, speech, language, swallowing and voice. More...

Fort HealthCare to Host Advanced Directive Clinic

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Fort HealthCare’s medical social worker, Lori Partoll, will be at the Internal Medicine Office at 500 McMillen St. on April 16th from 9:00 a.m. until noon to provide advance directive forms and assist with making an appointment with a trained facilitator who can guide individuals through the process of advance care planning. More...

Excellent Care at Center for Joint Replacement

Friday, April 4, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement provides an exceptional patient-centered surgery and rehabilitation experience for total hip and knee joint replacements. The entire joint replacement program is designed with the patient in mind. More...

New Cardiac Rehab Equipment

Friday, March 14, 2014 - Two new pieces of exercise equipment, compliments of the Fort HealthCare Partners Love Lights program, were recently put into place in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic changes Sunday urgent care hours

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Lake Mills clinic recently announced a pending change in Sunday hours of operation for the Urgent Care service. Hours of care for walk-in patients with minor illnesses will change to 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. This change is effective beginning February 2. The change was made in response to patient feedback that expressed the need for earlier appointment times on each weekend day. More...

Extended Hours of Service at Fort HealthCare Lake Mills

Friday, January 10, 2014 - In response to requests by patients for more convenient times for medical appointments, the Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Family Practice clinic is pleased to announce that beginning January 11, the clinic will add Saturday mornings to the appointment schedule and provide extended hours two evenings per month. More...

Welniak Celebrates Second Anniversary at Fort HealthCare Jefferson

Monday, December 30, 2013 - Fort HealthCare Jefferson physician Linda Welniak, MD, is celebrating the beginning of her third year at the Jefferson clinic providing family medicine care to area residents. The Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic is located at 840 West Racine Street in Jefferson. She and nurse practitioner Noreen Lyons care for patients of all ages. More...

Barrett and Partipilo of Fort HealthCare are Certified Hand Therapists

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Rebecca Barrett and Jackie Partipilo, both occupational therapists at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center in Whitewater, have earned the distinguished Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) designation after completing all required examinations and clinical studies. The certification offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession. More...

I Think I Need a Sling

Friday, December 6, 2013 - Doc, I think I need one of those bladder lifts. I get this one a lot. We see a lot of women in the office with bladder problems. More...

I know where every good bathroom is between here and Sauk City.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - \"Overactive Bladder\" is a term we use to describe a strong, frequent, bothersome urge to go to the bathroom. It is very, very common but it is NOT necessarily a \"normal\" part of aging. More...

What is Low Testosterone (Low T)?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - The symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, difficulty recovering from exercise, decreased muscle mass, and decreased energy or \\\"get up and go.\\\" As you can see, many of the symptoms of low testosterone overlap with other unrelated conditions. If your testosterone is found to be abnormally low and you have symptoms, you could be a candidate for treatment. More...

What is the prostate?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - The prostate is a glandular organ, about the size of a walnut, located at the bottom of the bladder. All men have a prostate gland. More...

What are the different ways to treat Low T?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - You\'re not feeling yourself: low energy, low sex drive, can\'t get an erection when you want to, it takes a week to recover from a 20 minute jog. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider having your doctor check an early morning testosterone (or two). If you come to the conclusion that your testosterone is low, now what? More...

Fort HealthCare's Suttinger Earns CHT Certification

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Laura Suttinger, an occupational therapist at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center in Whitewater, has earned the distinguished Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification after completing all required examinations and clinical studies. More...

Fort HealthCare to Host Diabetes Awareness Indoor Walking Event

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is hosting a free indoor Diabetes Walk on Wednesday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital, 611 Sherman Avenue East in Fort Atkinson. More...

Fort HealthCare Healing Breast Care Center Open House

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has created a Healing Breast Care Center in the hospital, and would like to invite the public to an open house event on Tuesday, October 29th from 3-6 p.m. The Center is located on the Ground Floor of Fort Memorial Hospital, 611 Sherman Avenue East in Fort Atkinson. More...

ObamaCare enrollment assistance available from local organizations

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Individuals across the entire county are now able to sign up for new health insurance options made available by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014. The new Health Insurance Marketplace offers different types of health plans to meet a variety of budgets and coverage needs for persons seeking health insurance without the benefit of an employer sponsored plan. This is especially important to persons and families affected by changes in the 2014 State of Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus eligibility allowances. More...

Free Prostate Screening September 28

Friday, September 20, 2013 - In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, Fort HealthCare is offering a free, baseline prostate screening for men on Saturday, September 28th from 8-11:30 a.m. at Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, located at 520 Handeyside Lane in Fort Atkinson. More...

Flu Shots Available for Fort HealthCare Patients

Friday, September 20, 2013 - To help you get through flu season without getting extremely ill, Fort Medical Group primary care clinics are encouraging their patients to call very soon to make an appointment to receive a flu shot, which reserves a dose for them for the season. More...

Fort Memorial PET/CT scan services helps detect disease at earlier stages

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Beginning Friday, September 27th patients living in the Fort Atkinson area will no longer be required to travel out of the area to have an exam that helps doctors detect disease in its early stages and monitor the progress of patients’ treatment. The scanner, developed by GE Healthcare, combines two kinds of imaging to give doctors complete information about the patient’s condition in a single exam that usually takes less than one hour. Previously, doctors had to put patients through two separate scans to get similar information. More...

Fort HealthCare Johnson Creek Offering Free Blood Pressure Screening Day

Monday, September 16, 2013 - The Fort HealthCare Johnson Creek Clinic is hosting a free blood pressure screening day on Wednesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the clinic. The clinic is located on the lower level of the building at 400 Doctors Court, off of Highway 26 near Menards. Registration is not required, and new patients are encouraged to attend. More...

Wound & Edema Center receives Center of Excellence award

Monday, September 16, 2013 - The Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek was recently awarded the Robert Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, the largest national wound healing company. The award is based on high patient satisfaction, exceptional healing rates and outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months. Healogics partners with more than 500 hospitals across 44 states who utilize advanced wound healing techniques to treat patients with chronic wounds. More...

Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge slated for November 16

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - The inaugural Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge 5k &12k will be held on Saturday, November 16. Beginning at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center in Fort Atkinson, participants will have a choice between a 5k road course run or walk and a 12k mixed course run. The 12k race commences at 9:00 AM and is followed by the start of the 5k at 9:15 AM. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. More...

Jefferson High volleyball team raises funds for free mammograms

Friday, August 30, 2013 - Every year the Jefferson High School volleyball team dedicates a home game to the 'Pink' cause. This year's 'PINK' game is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, with Varsity play starting at 6:30 PM. Every dollar made that night - concessions, t-shirt sales, 50/50 raffles and more - goes toward a breast cancer related cause. As was true last year, monies raised will be donated to the Fort HealthCare mammogram voucher program, a service that provides free mammograms for under- and uninsured women. More...

Geoffrey Smith, DO achieves certified wound specialist status

Monday, August 12, 2013 - Geoffrey Smith, DO of the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center, has recently been awarded the status of Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. The CWS board certification is a formal recognition of a master level knowledge and specialty practice in wound management. More...

Fort HealthCare's McConnell Receives Biofeedback Certification

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Becky McConnell, MPT, BCB-PMD, with Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, recently received certification from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). McConnell joins an elite group of professionals who have met the criteria required in order to become a certified provider of biofeedback services. More...

FREE Joint Pain Seminars in June

Friday, June 7, 2013 - Beth Schmitz, RN, Joint Care Coordinator for the Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement, is hosting a number of free seminars about joint health throughout the county during the month of June. More...

Celebrate Hand Therapy Week: June 3-9, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - During June 3-9, 2013, the Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care will celebrate Hand Therapy Week. Hand Therapy Week is an integrated national program sponsored by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). More...

Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care Open House

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - The newly constructed Fort Healthcare Integrated Family Care clinic will be hosting an open house event for the public on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The clinic is located at 1520 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. More...

Pilots' Medical Certification Available Locally

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Aaron J. Beck, MD, of Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, recently completed training as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dr. Beck is available for both routine aviation physical examinations and appointments to evaluate the acute medical condition of a pilot between his or her routinely scheduled exams. He offers medical certification exams for local pilots. More...

FREE SEMINAR: Help for Hand, Hip and Knee Pain

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is hosting a free seminar about joint health and related conditions on Tuesday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Three Pillars Senior Living Community in Dousman, Wis. More...

FREE Seminar About Joint Pain

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - Beth Schmitz, RN, Joint Care Coordinator for the Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement, is hosting a free seminar about joint health on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. More...

Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement receives high marks

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - The Center for Joint Replacement at Fort Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by Marshall Steele & Associates (MS&A), a healthcare consulting and management company, for achieving exceptional results in the treatment of patients receiving hip and knee replacements. During the 18 month period July 2011 through December 2012, a zero percent complication rate occurred among the 353 hip and knee replacement patients treated. More...

Center of Excellence award for Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center, Johnson Creek

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - For the third consecutive year, the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction by Healogics, a national leader in wound care. For the first-time ever, the clinic was also granted the Robert Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award, making it one of only two in Wisconsin to receive this honor. More...

Fort HealthCare promotes National Nutrition Month

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Eating right is essential to keeping a body running at its best. During National Nutrition Month®, Fort HealthCare and the Academy of Nutrition and offer a reminder to build an eating plan with lifestyle and nutritional needs in mind through the "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” promotion. More...

Varicose Veins Treatment: Free Seminar

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - Bill Kontny, MD of Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates is hosting a free informational seminar about effective treatment for venous reflux disease (varicose veins) on Tuesday, March 12 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium. More...

Free Presentation: Bladder Control Solutions

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Craig Kozler, MD, and Christopher Manakas, MD, urologists with Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, are hosting free information sessions about an innovative treatment for bladder control issues. The first presentation date is Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. The second is on Thursday, November 15 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 presentation will be the same at either location, so it is only necessary to attend one. The information sessions are educational, and open for anyone to attend. Please register by calling (920) 568-5244, or register online at www.FortHealthCare.com/classes, and selecting “A Healthier You.” More...

New Fitness Classes Begin in November

Monday, November 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. These new fitness classes beginning in August and other offerings can help. More...

UW Health Sleep Medicine services now at Fort Memorial Hospital

Friday, November 2, 2012 - The Specialty Clinic at Fort HealthCare’s Fort Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that UW Health Doctors Mary Klink and Mihai Teodorescu are now providing sleep medicine consultations. Dr. Klink and Dr. Teodorescu will see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays during the month. More...

Hospitalists at Fort Memorial Hospital bring specialized care to the bedside

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - For patients admitted to Fort Memorial Hospital, being seen by a hospitalist can mean improved outcomes and specialized care. Through frequent communication with patient’s primary care physicians, hospitalists only treat hospitalized patients and do not have a regular clinic practice. Because of this they are highly experienced in caring for persons with illnesses serious enough to require hospital care More...

Screening event will tell you your blood type

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - BloodCenter of Wisconsin will be hosting a blood screening event at Fort Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. At this event, BloodCenter staff and volunteers use a self-test kit to learn more about your blood type. More...

Sara Wilde, OTR, earns Certified Hand Therapist certification

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Sara Wilde, an occupational therapist at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, has earned the distinguished Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification after completing all required examinations and clinical studies. The designation offers assurance to the public that the therapist treating them has achieved the highest recognition of competency in the profession. More...

HIMSS Analytics Recognizes Fort HealthCare with Stage 7 Award

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently notified Fort HealthCare that the recent electronic medical record (EMR) initiative at Fort Memorial Hospital and Fort HealthCare clinics has resulted in a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award, signifying attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model. The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award honors hospitals operating in a paperless environment and represents those organizations that have achieved best practices in implementing an EMR. More...

Free Men's Health Talk

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - The urologists of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates are hosting a free men’s health talk on Tuesday, September 18th. Check-in for the seminar begins at 6:00 p.m. and the seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) and bladder control problems (stress urinary incontinence) - which are common conditions often caused by diabetes, prostate cancer, or cardiovascular disease - are encouraged to attend. To RSVP for this event, call (877) 433-2873. More...

Live Well programming helps underserved population know their numbers

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recognizes that access to essential primary care services is sometimes unavailable to those who are under-insured. In a continuing effort to increase access to care, the organization is introducing a new program that provides these individuals with baseline lab measurements, biometrics like waist circumference and body mass index, and a general health risk assessment that addresses chronic diseases and lifestyle choices. The program also provides access to tools and information needed to make necessary lifestyle changes. It is specifically targeted to benefit those with little or no insurance, and is funded through Tomorrow’s Hope. More...

Stepping On program offered for seniors

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is once again offering Stepping On, a fall prevention program for seniors. Those 65 and older, who have had a fall, are fearful of falling or are living in their own home or apartment are encouraged to attend the workshop led by Lee Clay, RN and Faith Nurse coordinator. More...

Having Healthy Babies: Experts Recommend Full Term Pregnancy

Monday, July 9, 2012 - Every week of a pregnancy is crucial to a newborn’s health. Nationally, a trend has been noted that more and more births are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons. Experts are learning that this can cause problems for mom and baby. If possible, it’s best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks. If there are problems with your pregnancy or your baby’s health, you might not have a choice about when to have your baby, and you may need to have your baby earlier. But if you have a choice and you’re planning to schedule your baby’s birth, wait until at least 39 weeks. More...

FREE Men's Health Talk

Friday, June 22, 2012 - The urologists of Fort HealthCare Urology Associates are hosting a series of FREE seminars about specific issues related to men's health on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fort Memorial Hospital Auditorium in Fort Atkinson. Each session will allow time to be open for questions and answers with the physicians. Complimentary refreshments will be provided between presentations. Individuals are asked to register for this event by calling 920-568-5244 or sign up online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes, and select "A Healthier You." More...

MRI program national accreditation renewed

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the second consecutive time. The accreditation is a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses magnetic fields to produce images of internal body parts, helping physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers New Fitness Classes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. These new fitness classes beginning in April and other offerings can help. More...

Fort HealthCare and Blackhawk Senior Apartments Offer Stepping On Program

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare and Blackhawk Senior Apartments have teamed up to provide Stepping On, a fall prevention program for seniors. More...

Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery

Friday, March 23, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement performs the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery as well as traditional hip replacements, potentially providing less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility. More...

New Pregnancy Education Class Offered at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is hosting a new, innovative pregnancy education class open to mothers and fathers-to-be in their 16 - 24th week of pregnancy. More...

Fort HealthCare and Advanced Pain Management Partner for Increased Local Care

Monday, February 6, 2012 - Fort HealthCare and Advanced Pain Management, a regional provider of medical services for pain management, recently announced a formal partnership agreement that will expand the level of services available in the Fort Atkinson area. The agreement calls for a joint venture relationship between the two partners. Advanced Pain Management will relocate current services from the Specialty Clinic at Fort Memorial Hospital to a new location at 1604 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson. Construction is underway to complete a free-standing ambulatory surgery center intended to open in April of this year. More...

Christopher Kurtz, MD presents What Everyone Should Know About Heart Health

Monday, February 6, 2012 - Christopher Kurtz, M.D., a UW Health System Cardiologist, will speak on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Fort Memorial Hospital. His presentation, "What Everyone Should Know About Heart Health" will focus on coronary artery disease. Those in attendance will learn how it develops, risk factors, strategies for prevention and general considerations regarding treatment. More...

Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care Changes Saturday Hours

Monday, January 16, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care clinic recently changed its hours of service on Saturdays. Urgent Care services are available Mondays-Fridays from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 10 p.m. Patients do not need to have an appointment during Urgent Care hours to be seen by a member of the urgent care team: Jonathan Brodie, MD, Mary Miller, MD, or Wahab Kazi, MD. More...

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

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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...

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...

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...

H1N1 vaccine now widely available

Monday, December 21, 2009 - Vaccine available for general population of patients More...

Staying Safe While Being Festive

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Here you will find helpful tips about your home, places you visit, and other dangers to consider this holiday season. More...

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Groups Expanded

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - Expansion of Vaccine Groups for H1N1 More...

H1N1 vaccines encouraged for high risk patients

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - New Guidelines for At-Risk Populaton for H1N1 More...

Visitor Restrictions in ICU

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - H1N1 Flu causes restrictions in ICU More...

H1N1 vaccine available to high risk patients

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - Vaccine available to Fort HealthCare high risk patients More...

Influenza talk by Dr. Williams on WFAW Radio podcast

Friday, October 23, 2009 - Dr. Donald Williams talks about influenza on WFAW Morning Magazine. More...

Diabetic Wound Care

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Join Fort HealthCare for a family event on November 14th from 9a.m. until noon! Find out about wound care and get a free foot screening. More...

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Welcomes New Physician

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - Fort HealthCare's Internal Medicine & Pediatrics clinic in Fort Atkinson is pleased to welcome internal medicine specialist Maysa Hussain, MD to their medical group practice. More...

Think Pink: Get Your Mammogram Today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Scheduling a mammogram appointment is easy, thanks to Fort HealthCare's online appointment request. Evening and weekend time slots are available to accommodate busy women. More...

Free Foot Pain Seminar Offered

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Podiatrist Brent Yaeggi, D.P.M., of the Rock River Foot & Ankle Clinic will address causes of and solutions for foot pain in a free seminar at Fort Memorial Hospital's auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. More...

Fort HealthCare Recognizes National Audiology Month

Monday, September 28, 2009 - Fort HealthCare Audiology is recognizing October as National Audiology Awareness Month and offering free hearing screenings to adults over 18. More...

Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic Welcomes New Physician

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - The providers at Fort HealthCare Ear Nose & Throat are pleased to welcome William Hofmann, MD to their family of care. Hofmann has made his home in Whitewater and specializes in otolaryngology treatment, with a special interest in sinus, neck and ear surgery. More...

Audiology Tools Enhance Hunting Experience

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - Phil Lenox remembers as a child walking through the woods on a clear day, accompanied by the symphony of nature. Leaves rustling, pine needles crunching under his boots, all the various birds and forest animals cackling and cooing as he meandered along his way. These experiences led him to a love of the outdoors and a hunting hobby that he looks forward to every fall. He could have been sidetracked because of a hearing problem, however, which is why he is thankful for his Walker Game Ears, a hearing enhancement and safety device developed exclusively for bow and gun hunters. More...

Transitions Lifestyle Program at Fort HealthCare is Changing Lives

Wednesday, 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. More...

Schedule School Physicals Now

Monday, 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. More...

Water in Ears Preventable

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 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.” More...

Varicose Veins Treated Faster, Less Painful

Wednesday, 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. More...

Fort HealthCare offers online bill payment

Friday, 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. More...

New Orthopedic Surgeon Welcomed

Friday, May 29, 2009 - With the addition this June of surgeon James Bruno, M.D., Fort HealthCare's Orthopaedic Associates will have five orthopedic experts to serve patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries or diseases. More...

Fort HealthCare Celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month

Friday, May 1, 2009 - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month More...

Latest information on Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - Fort HealthCare is your local source for information on the Swine Flu situation. More...

National Athletic Training Month

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - March is the ninth annual National Athletic Training Month. This year's theme is Healthcare for Life and Sport. More...

Fort HealthCare Caregiver Respite Program Available

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - The Reaching Out Respite program in Lake Mills has openings for new guests each week. Reaching Out is a collaborative effort between Fort HealthCare, area churches and local volunteers. The program's purpose is to offer companionship and social activities for adults while providing up to six hours of respite for full-time caregivers. More...

Relief for Incontinence

Friday, January 9, 2009 - Millions of Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, or lack of bladder control. Though urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, the condition is treatable. In many cases, it can even be cured. Fort HealthCare's new Continence Care Program is a cooperative effort between Fort HealthCare's Center for Women's Health, Fort HealthCare Urology Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sports Center, and offers a respectful, dignified, and comprehensive approach to the treatment of bladder problems in both men and women. More...

Fort HealthCare announces expanded role for medical director

Friday, January 9, 2009 - Fort HealthCare has announced that Edwin Fischer, M.D. has been appointed medical director for all of Fort HealthCare and its subsidiary organizations. More...

Fort HealthCare Establishes Phone Line for Spanish Speaking Patients

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - Fort HealthCare is enhancing services for patients that have limited English proficiency or are native Spanish speakers through the development of a Spanish Phone Line. More...

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