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New Forensic Light Source for SANE Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare Partners Organization recently purchased and donated a forensics Focus LED light source to the Fort Memorial Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE) Program. The light provides more sensitivity than traditional methods, leading to an increased amount of evidence that can be uncovered during the exam of a victim of domestic or sexual assault. More...

Fort HealthCare Pediatric Wellness Receives Grant from United Way

Friday, August 8, 2014 - The United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth County Board of Directors have issued a pillar grant to Fort HealthCare’s Pediatric Wellness Team. The grant, in the form of $4,750, was used toward the funding of the Railyard Obstacle Course project through Fort HealthCare. More...

Fort HealthCare Safe Haven at the Fair

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Fort HealthCare is once again proud sponsors of the Jefferson County Fair, July 9-13. During the Fair we provide various services located within our tent located across from the Fair Park Office. Our tent is identified as a Safe Haven for several reasons. More...

Camp 911 Joined by Over 70 Campers!

Friday, June 20, 2014 - Fort HealthCare\\\'s Camp 911 was fully attended Tuesday, June 17th. Over 70 campers participated in activities related to safety, health and wellness. Campers learned about fire safety, being safe at home, and water and outdoor safety. Campers also enjoyed interactive experiences throughout the day. More...

Door-to-Door Health Needs Survey

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Each year, Fort HealthCare authorizes a comprehensive survey to assess the general public’s individual healthcare status and health-related behaviors. The survey process begins during the week of June 2nd and will continue until 400 surveys are completed. More...

Celebrate National Nurses Week - Join the Wellness Walk

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Fort HealthCare nurses will celebrate by holding a Nurses Day Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 7 which the community is welcome to participate in. More...

WCASA Voices of Courage Award

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Sarah Chesmore is awarded with WCASA’s Voices of Courage Award in the category of Health & Human Services. Fort HealthCare has been very fortunate to have Sarah Chesmore as one of their leaders. She has been untiring and instrumental in returning the adolescent/adult SANE program to the counties served by Fort HealthCare. More...

Free Railyard Fitness Course Moves to Johnson Creek!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - The popular Railyard Fitness Course moves to Johnson Creek High School. Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. This mobile playground will be available most Sundays. More...

Angie Smith Meets Lt. Governor Kleefisch

Friday, February 28, 2014 - Fort HealthCare had the privilege of hosting the Lt. Governor on Friday, February 28, 2014. She met Angie Smith, an Opportunities employee, who has worked at Fort HealthCare in the Support Services Department for over 6 years. More...

Frosty Rock Challenge Proceeds to Tomorrow’s Hope

Monday, February 10, 2014 - The inaugural Fort HealthCare Frosty Rock Challenge, held on Saturday, November 16 was a great success, in part due to the more than 250 individuals who participated in the 5K run/walk or ran in the 12K mixed road and trail event that included Dorothy Carnes Park in Fort Atkinson. The Frosty Rock Challenge was presented by Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care. Proceeds for the event benefitted Tomorrow's Hope, whose mission it is to foster health related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on area individuals touched by Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorders and other life-limiting illnesses. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners scholarships available

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Applications for scholarship awards are available to qualified area students pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 to be considered. More...

Mary Behling joins Fort HealthCare Board

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that Mary Behling has joined the organization’s board of directors in January, where she will serve a three year term. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners share Love Lights proceeds

Monday, February 3, 2014 - Every year, the Fort HealthCare Partners Association raises a significant amount of funds through the Love Light Tree Campaign. The campaign for 2013 resulted in gifts from the community totaling $25,000, which in turn, funds important programs and activities at Fort HealthCare. More...

March 31 is deadline for Obamacare enrollment

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Despite the initial problems with the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, the website www.HealthCare.govcontinues to improve and more and more individuals across the entire country are now able to sign up for new health insurance options through March 31. More than 2.2 million persons have successfully enrolled and are now awaiting coverage for healthcare. More...

Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge Weigh-In Begins January 27

Monday, January 13, 2014 - The Fort HealthCare 2014 Slimdown Challenge, offered free of charge to all participants, begins on February 10 and continues for twelve weeks until May 4. Teams of four to six persons can join through a participating employer or through a community-based organization More...

Fort HealthCare offers free Railyard fitness sessions for children

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is hosting free, open gym sessions utilizing the new Railyard Obstacle Course during the winter months. More...

Fort HealthCare Movin and Losin program brings families together to improve health and wellness

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Fort HealthCare clinicians introduce a new session of Movin’ and Losin’, a family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children and parents. More...

Heaney is Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation director

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Fort HealthCare and the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced the appointment of Dwight Heaney as the Foundation’s executive director. In this role, Heaney will provide leadership to raise philanthropic funds in support of Fort HealthCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. More...

Rock the Walk 2013 challenged local residents and workers to step up their fitness

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently challenged local residents and workers to increase their current activity level and improve their health by participating in the Rock the Walk 2013 Challenge. The 6-week challenge was open to employees of Fort HealthCare, Ball Corporation, Digi-Star, Fort Community Credit Union, Jones Dairy Farm, Nasco, Spacesaver and Standard Process. Residents were also invited to join participating community agencies including: Cambridge Activities Program (CAP), Fort Healthy (Fort Atkinson), JUMP (Jefferson), CHIC (Johnson Creek), Rock Lake Activity Center (Lake Mills) and Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3). More...

Jefferson County Cancer Coalition donates to Mammogram Voucher program

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - Recently, members of the Jefferson County Cancer coalition presented a donation in the amount of $2,000 to Fort HealthCare. The funds were designated for the Fort HealthCare Mammogram Voucher program, a service that offers free or reduced cost mammograms to women who may not be able to afford them. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship applications now available

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing health careers during the 2014-2015 academic school year. Scholarships valued at $500 to $5,000 each are available for students at the undergrad and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted online through the Fort Scholarships website, operated by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, by February 15. More...

Fort HealthCare Home Health to Transition Client Care to Marquardt Home Health

Friday, December 6, 2013 - After more than 25 years of service to area residents, Fort HealthCare will be closing its home health program effective January 31, 2014. Administrative staff from Fort HealthCare and Marquardt Village in Watertown have been working to assure a smooth transition for those adult and pediatric clients, their families, physicians and caregivers who agree to allow Marquardt Home Health to assume their continuing care. The staff of Fort HealthCare Home Health will have the opportunity to interview for positions at both Fort HealthCare and Marquardt Home Health. More...

Fort HealthCare re-aligns behavioral health for integrated approach

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - Prior to January 31, 2014, behavioral health services offered by Fort HealthCare will undergo a significant re-alignment, resulting in the closing of the 509 McMillen Street location in Fort Atkinson. In the new model of integrated care, the majority of outpatient clinical services will be incorporated into the regular office practices at select primary care locations- Fort HealthCare Jefferson, Fort HealthCare Cambridge and the Fort Atkinson locations of Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. More...

Affordable Care Act seminar December 10 at Fort Memorial Hospital

Monday, December 2, 2013 - A free discussion regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Fort Memorial Hospital auditorium. The presentation will be helpful to those individuals interested in learning about the health insurance benefits provided by the individual plans offered in the legislation’s Health Insurance Marketplace. More...

Fort HealthCare Spin to Win benefits Rock River Free Clinic

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, hosted the Spin to Win Poker Pedal, a poker-run style 15K and 40K bike ride to benefit the Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson. The event took place on Saturday, October 19 at Fort HealthCare Therapy and Sport Clinic in Fort Atkinson. Proceeds were given to the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Offers Free Monthly Breastfeeding Support Group

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - To help mothers learn and establish good breastfeeding practices and to be surrounded by other women in a similar situation, Fort HealthCare hosts a monthly Breastfeeding Support Group. Gatherings take place on the last Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the OB Classroom at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson and babies are welcome! More...

Fort HealthCare Calendar wins international award

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - A coveted Platinum Award was granted to the Fort HealthCare 2013 Calendar: A Year of Wellness in this year\\\\\\\'s MarCom Awards. MarCom is an international competition for creative achievement in marketing and communications. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. There were more than 6,500 entries this year. More...

HealthCare.gov assistance available from local organizations

Friday, November 8, 2013 - Despite the initial problems with the federal government’s health reform website, www.HealthCare.gov, the website continues to improve and more and more 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. More...

Fort HealthCare advertising receives statewide recognition

Friday, November 1, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently received multiple awards in the 2013 Communications Review program sponsored by the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (WHPRMS). Winners were announced at the WHPRMS annual conference held October 23-25 at The Abbey Resort near Lake Geneva, WI. More...

Rock the Walk 2013 encourages everyone to step up their fitness

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Individuals looking to begin an exercise program or change their current program are invited to join the Fort HealthCare Rock the Walk 2013 Step Challenge. More...

Participants and volunteers needed for Fort HealthCare wellness events

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has organized a number of fitness events to occur in the remaining months of this year. Volunteers and participants for these family oriented activities are encouraged to visit the Fort HealthCare website pages created for both the Frosty Rock Challenge and the Spin to Win Poker Pedal. Proceeds for the Frosty Rock Challenge benefit Tomorrow’s Hope. The Spin to Win Poker Pedal is raising funds in support of the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Spin to Win Poker Pedal

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, are hosting the Spin to Win Poker Pedal, a poker-run style bike ride to benefit the Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson. More...

Health Insurance Marketplace options available October 1

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Beginning October 1, 2013, individuals across the entire country will be able to sign up for new health insurance options under an open enrollment program made available by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare as it is frequently referred to. Coverage begins as early as January 1, 2014. The new Health Insurance Marketplace will offer 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. More...

Fort HealthCare Cardiac Rehabilitation Program receives renewed certification

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the recertification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). With this accreditation, Fort HealthCare is again recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of patient care. More...

140 Students Attend Fort HealthCare's Camp 911

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 140 students attended Fort HealthCare’s third annual Camp 911, a one-day program for kids, focusing on safety, prevention techniques and increasing awareness of health and wellness. More...

Movin' and Losin' Program Helps Families Improve Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - Fort HealthCare clinicians have developed Movin’ and Losin’, a new family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children (ages 8-15) and parents. More...

Wound & Edema Center, Johnson Creek, Appoints Program Director

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has named Bridget Thomas, MAPR, MAC, as the program director of the Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek. Thomas joined Fort HealthCare in 2009 as a marketing specialist and has been responsible for marketing the clinic’s services since that time. More...

Fort HealthCare Participates in Lake Mills Fitness Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will participate in the Lake Mills family fitness day on Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free event will be held in Commons Park and will highlight various businesses, vendors and organizations that help promote the health and wellness of the community. More...

Fort HealthCare sponsorship promotes early learning through art

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - A grant from Fort HealthCare helped to complete the funding needs of a VSA Wisconsin Early Childhood program recently offered at Jefferson County Head Start, 415 South 8th Street, Watertown. The VSA Wisconsin Early Childhood-Healthy Foundations program brings teaching artists into early learning center classrooms for a 10-week period and uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual arts to prepare children with disabilities for the typical school environment. More...

Second Annual Health Summit Advances Community Wellness

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - On August 21, Fort HealthCare hosted the second annual Healthy Community Summit at Fort Atkinson High School. Over 80 guests participated in the event, a meeting for health-minded members of the community and key influencers in population health management and positive health as well as wellness policy change. More...

Fort HealthCare Hosting Second Annual Healthy Community Summit

Friday, August 9, 2013 - On Wednesday, August 21 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fort HealthCare is hosting the second annual Healthy Community Summit, which is a meeting for key influencers in population health management and positive health and wellness policy change. Interested members of the community are also highly encouraged to attend. More...

Nursing scholarships available through Fort HealthCare Partners

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - Fort HealthCare’s Partners organization is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for two $1000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an associate degree nursing program. More...

Fort HealthCare named to Most Improved list in national IT survey

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has been named to the prestigious Most Improved list in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's Most Wired Survey, in recognition of the accomplishments the healthcare provider has made towards implementing a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system. The survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology (IT) initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. The number of hospitals and health systems designated as Most Wired increased to 289. Only 25 healthcare organizations, including Fort HealthCare, were designated as Most Improved. More...

Fort HealthCare introduces Railyard Obstacle Course at Jefferson County Fair

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will introduce the new Railyard Obstacle Course at the Jefferson County Fair. This mobile playground will be available on Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fort HealthCare staff will be presenting demonstrations at these designated times, and children are encouraged to try this new fitness equipment. More...

FREE Seminar: Arthritis-Joint Health-Joint Pain

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Beth Schmitz, RN, Joint Care Coordinator for the Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement, is hosting a free seminar about the main causes of joint pain, including arthritis, overall joint health, and joint replacement surgery. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates clinic, located at 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. More...

Named Top 100 Workplace four years running

Monday, June 17, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that the organization has once again been named a Top 100 Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The honor was announced in a special Top 100 Workplaces section of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare, which has made the list since 2010. More...

Fort HealthCare Scholarship Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recently provided a total of $10,400 in scholarship money to ten area residents. Fort HealthCare believes that investing in students who have shown academic leadership or community involvement will result in future leaders able to make their communities healthier places. More...

Audiologist Lori Fish Earns Doctorate Degree

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - Lori Fish, Au.D., audiologist with Fort HealthCare Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, has earned a doctorate degree in Audiology, the highest level of training available. More...

Fort HealthCare begins door-to-door health needs survey

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Each year, Fort HealthCare authorizes a comprehensive survey to assess the general public's individual healthcare status and health-related behaviors. Survey results guide the organization in identifying the need for new and improved services, addressing individual health conditions more effectively and in assessing the overall health of the communities it serves. This year’s survey will again be a door-to-door canvass and occur throughout the Fort HealthCare service area including Jefferson County, Cambridge and Whitewater. The survey process begins during the week of June 10 and will continue until 400 surveys are completed. More...

Fort HealthCare and other community agencies team up for Camp 911

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Fort HealthCare is holding the third annual Camp 911, a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and health and wellness for children entering fourth through sixth grades in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Camp 911 will be held Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, August 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital. The registration fee is $15 per child. Camp 911 will provide children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves, react safely in emergency situations and increase awareness of health and wellness. More...

Fort HealthCare Leads Efforts to Improve Jefferson County Health Rankings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the 2013 County Health Rankings on March 20. The county health rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in nearly every county in every state in the country, and shows that how long and how well people live depends upon multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care. More...

Mother's Day Marks the Start of National Women's Health Week: Focus on Better Hearing

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The Better Hearing Institute advises that addressing hearing loss helps women stay physically, cognitively, and socially active. National Womens Health Week, which kicks off on Mothers Day, May 12th, is a great time to let them know. More...

Retirement Party Planned for Steven George, MD

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics invites patients and their families to attend a retirement party for long-time internal medicine physician, Steven George, MD. More...

Fort HealthCare recognized as Organization to Watch

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Fort HealthCare has been named to the list of 100 Health Care Organizations to Watch in 2013, published recently on MHAPrograms.org, the website of the national organization that represents universities offering Master's degree programs in health services administration. More...

Fort HealthCare recognizes importance of volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Fort HealthCare recognizes its wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27. The week focuses on inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out ways to engage in their communities. More...

National Healthcare Access Personnel Week marked at Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Fort HealthCare will join hospitals across the country in observing National Healthcare Access Personnel Week, April 1 - 7, 2013. The annual celebration is sponsored by the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) and recognizes those who serve in hospitals, especially in the area of admissions and have a major responsibility for guaranteeing that all individuals, regardless of insurance coverage and ability to pay for healthcare services, are treated effectively and without discrimination. More...

Locally-grown produce at Fort HealthCare Farmers Market

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Despite the ongoing winter, fresh vegetables are beginning to appear and will be ready this month. Every Wednesday, from 2:30-5:00 p.m., Peggy Boshard of Peace of Eden Farm will be selling locally-grown veggies on the Mezzanine at Fort Memorial Hospital. Enter through the revolving doors on Armenia Street for the easiest access. The season will kick off with spinach, arugula, mixed greens and herbs. More...

Becoming Baby-Friendly at Fort HealthCare

Monday, April 1, 2013 - Over the next three years, Fort HealthCare will journey to become a ‘baby-friendly’ accredited facility. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. More...

Fort HealthCare scholarship applications now available

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students pursuing careers in healthcare. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013 to be considered. More...

Fort HealthCare team competes for Best Hospital Food title

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - Fort HealthCare Executive Chef Colleen Miller, Sous Chef Sally Behling, Catering Coordinator Stacy Luisier and Garde Manger (cold foods chef) Ellen Burnett will compete in the Stillwaters Cancer Support Services third annual Hospital Food Fight – a “top chef-type” competition combined with a unique, family-friendly and health-focused event. Chef Michael Feker, founder of the IL MITO Italian Restaurants of the Milwaukee-area, will serve as the Celebrity Culinary Chair and emcee. More...

Construction proceeds on Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care location

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Construction is moving ahead quickly at the future location of the Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care clinic. Currently located at 426 McMillen Street, the primary care clinic is moving to a permanent site at 1520 Madison Avenue in May. The new location is adjacent to Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport, in the former Goodwill store. More...

Fort HealthCare Pulmonary Awareness Celebration set for Thursday, March 14

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - In celebration of Pulmonary Awareness Month, Fort HealthCare will host a free event Thursday, March 14 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. in various locations on the first floor of Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Local Brownie Troop donates blankets to Fort HealthCare pediatric patients

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - On February 22, Girl Scouts around the world considered how they can “Help Save Children,” the theme of this year’s World Thinking Day. Brownie Troop #2637 from Jefferson made blankets for children, which were donated to Fort HealthCare’s pediatric patients. More...

GERI Manikin donation made to Fort HealthCare Simulation Lab

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Following a February 5 Chamber of Commerce open house, the Fort HealthCare Simulation Lab accepted the generous donation of a GERI manikin. This new manikin joins two others already housed in the Simulation Lab, but provides a more realistic opportunity for nurses and other healthcare professionals to practice over 30 various skills, including tracheostomy and catheter insertion on elderly patients. The GERI manikin was donated by Arthur and Nancy Nesbitt. More...

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program launches, partnership between Fort HealthCare and PADA

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program at Fort HealthCare began providing confidential services to sexual assault victims on Friday, February 8. Prior to that date, Jefferson County had no facility offering these services. Victims were referred to other hospitals, in more urban communities. SANE is provided in partnership with People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse (PADA), Jefferson County’s program for domestic and sexual abuse victims. More...

Heart Month Celebration

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - In celebration of Heart Month, Fort HealthCare is hosting a free event on Thursday, February 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Room. More...

Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge weigh-in begins February 4

Monday, January 28, 2013 - It’s been reported that nineteen percent of all New Year’s resolutions made are related to losing weight. If you are one of those nineteen percent or, if perhaps you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to lose weight after the time for resolutions had passed, then Fort HealthCare encourages you to join this year’s version of the successful Slimdown Challenge. The Fort HealthCare 2013 Slimdown Challenge, offered free of charge to all participants, begins on February 18 and continues for twelve weeks until May 13. Teams of four to six persons can join through a participating employer or through a community-based organization such as the Rock Lake Activity Center (Lake Mills), Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3), Slimdown Fort Atkinson and the Cambridge Activities Program (CAP). Sponsoring employers are Fort HealthCare, Nasco, the Fireside Dinner Theatre and Fort Community Credit Union. More...

Students Learn the Value of Local Food

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Nearly 48 hungry second-graders will learn the value of locally grown and produced food with the new ‘Chef in the Classroom’ program. ‘Chef in the Classroom’ aims to teach the delicious benefits of ‘eating local’ and is generating excitement among local chefs. More...

Jefferson County's 2013 New Year Baby Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Lucile Alice Bird, daughter of Katie and Ben Bird of Jefferson, arrived at 3:07 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1 at the Fort Memorial Hospital Great Expectations Birthing Center. She weighed exactly 7 pounds, was 19 inches long and was delivered by Christine Chuppa, MD. More...

Fort HealthCare Let's Do This! campaign begins with weight loss challenge

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - As the premier health care provider in the Jefferson County and surrounding communities, leadership at Fort HealthCare has determined that a wide-reaching health and wellness promotional campaign can positively influence the overall health and wellness of the entire community. The Let’s Do This! campaign that begins in earnest this January will encourage everyone to take personal accountability for their health and for the health of their loved ones. More...

Fort HealthCare seeking patient satisfaction information through surveys

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Patients of Fort HealthCare clinics and Fort Memorial Hospital are given the opportunity to share their experiences and help improve the quality of patient care through randomly assigned patient satisfaction surveys. More...

Rock the Walk 2012 Challenged Local Residents and Workers to Get Their Steps

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recently challenged local residents and workers to increase their current activity level and improve their health by participating in the Rock the Walk 2012 Challenge. More...

Shapedown program helps families improve health and well-being

Monday, November 26, 2012 - Fort HealthCare clinicians are undergoing extensive training to offer Shapedown, a family-based wellness program that targets weight, nutrition and activity in both children (ages 10-16) and parents. More...

Bike for Mike raises nearly $6,500 in honor of Fort HealthCare CEO and support of Tomorrow's Hope

Monday, November 19, 2012 - On October 20, Fort HealthCare, in partnership with Tomorrow’s Hope and 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, hosted the family-friendly bike ride and fun run/walk, “Bike with Mike” for over 120 participants. Cyclists chose from 50, 30, or 15 mile marked routes and walkers and runners of all ages followed the path for a distance of their choosing. More...

Farm to School Program Has Kids Eating Locally Grown Foods

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Schools across the nation celebrate National Farm to School Month and local school districts are no exception. Farm to School programming instills healthy eating habits early in life when most children are adaptable to change. More...

Fort HealthCare Receives Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health

Monday, November 5, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity to work with the seven communities in its service area on implementing the Community Health Assessment ANd Group Evaluation (CHANGE). CHANGE is a data-collection, coalition building and planning resource for coalitions and other community partnerships, seeking to make their community a healthier place to live, work, learn and play. More...

Diabetes Day indoor walk event at Fort HealthCare

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Diabetes does not discriminate. It can affect persons of any age, race, or socio-economic status and nearly everyone knows someone who is living with diabetes. To help spread the word regarding treatment and the search for a cure, World Diabetes Day is held each November, which is also American Diabetes Month. More...

Dermatologist Glinert receives UW Med School Clinical Teacher Award

Monday, October 8, 2012 - Fort HealthCare dermatologist Robert Glinert, MD has received the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine Clinical Teacher Award. This award recognizes volunteer faculty members practicing at outpatient clinical rotation sites such as Fort Memorial Hospital for their educational and teaching activities. More...

Fort HealthCare adds new clinic and new providers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Fort HealthCare opened a new primary care clinic, Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, on September 10. The clinic is temporarily located at 426 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson. More...

"Bike for Mike" - October 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, in partnership with Tomorrow’s Hope and 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, are hosting a family-friendly bike ride and fun run/walk, “Bike with Mike.” The event is in honor of Mike Wallace, Fort HealthCare president & CEO who was recently informed his T-cell lymphoma has returned, but is not widespread. More...

New Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care-Open House Event

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - It is easy for people to take their full function of their hands for granted. Perhaps thousands of time each day we reach, touch, hold, point and lift with these essential parts of the body. Therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives. To better serve the people of our communities and businesses in the region, Fort HealthCare is proud to announce the newly-formed Center for Hand Care, a wrist and hand specialty clinic. More...

New Providers Available at Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Clinic

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to providing area residents with a quality healthcare experience close to home. As the community grows, Fort HealthCare responds by ensuring there are enough providers to serve area residents. In a committed effort to improve access and availability of providers to Lake Mills and Fort Atkinson, Fort HealthCare welcomes three new providers to the Lake Mills clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Welcomes New Pediatricians

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort Medical Group and Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics are pleased to welcome two new pediatricians to its team of providers. Prerna Sinha, MD and Sleem F’Guyer, MD join Julia Dewey, MD, Katherine Lemon, MD, Donald Williams, MD, Amber Heuss, APNP, and Heidi Jennrich, APNP, as they care for area patients. More...

New Providers at Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Fort HealthCare opened a new primary care clinic, called Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care, on September 10. The clinic is temporarily located at 426 McMillen Street in Fort Atkinson (the location that formerly housed Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates). In spring 2013, the new practice will move into its permanent location at 1520 Madison Avenue, in the building that currently houses the Goodwill Store and is adjacent to Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic Construction Completed

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - The newly remodeled Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic opened in August at its permanent location, 840 West Racine Street in Jefferson. The new clinic is a modern space capable of supporting up to three full time providers practicing at the same time and has a procedure room, new imaging equipment and a small lab area on-site for extra convenience. The clinic’s construction was managed by Stevens Construction Corp., which uses a variety of subcontractors that are specialized in certain areas. Every effort was made to use local vendors and contractors when possible. More...

PADA and Fort HealthCare partner to share 'Telling Amy's Story'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - “Telling Amy\'s Story” has the power to educate and save lives. The documentary has aired on nearly 300 public television stations, covering 85 percent of the United States population. Showings at Fort HealthCare will be Monday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. PADA staff will be present to answer audience questions, and light refreshments will be served. More...

Rock the Walk 2012 encourages local residents and workers to "get their steps"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Individuals looking for a way to begin an exercise program or change their current program are invited to join the Fort HealthCare Rock the Walk 2012 Step Challenge. Rock the Walk 2012 is a six-week challenge with weekly prizes, designed to increase the current activity level of participants. Each week, step goals and prize values increase to keep players motivated and engaged. For those who prefer activities other than walking, conversion charts will help calculate the equivalent number of steps for whatever form of exercise completed. More...

2012 Love Lights program to fund Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program

Friday, September 14, 2012 - Each year, the Fort HealthCare Partners select a project at Fort Memorial Hospital to support through the sale of Love Lights. Through proceeds raised during the 2012 campaign, Fort HealthCare Emergency Services will be able to provide equipment needed to support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. Currently, there is no formal program to treat sexual assault victims in Jefferson County, even though between May and August 2012, there were 44 reported cases in Jefferson County. More...

Healthcare Innovation Grants provide funding for community wellness improvement

Monday, September 10, 2012 - Every year, the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation funds projects that will enhance the quality of services offered at Fort HealthCare through the Healthcare Innovation Grant program. This year, $40,000 was available to fund projects that will improve the quality of life across the lifespan. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital simulated learning lab receives local grants

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - In a recent communication, Dean Johnson, president of Nasco International, has informed representatives of Fort HealthCare of a $75,000 award earmarked for equipment purchases related to the proposed simulation teaching and training laboratory at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Seeking patient satisfaction information through surveys

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Patients of Fort HealthCare clinics and Fort Memorial Hospital are given the opportunity to share their experiences and help improve the quality of patient care through randomly assigned patient satisfaction surveys. Managers rely upon returned surveys to review provide insights into customer service and make improvements as indicated by respondents. Feedback provided by patients on these surveys is critical to creating the best possible patient experience. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital to participate in national nursing quality program

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Nursing administration at Fort Memorial Hospital was recently notified that the hospital's application for participation in the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Transforming Care at the Bedside Project has been accepted and approved. Fort Memorial Hospital will join more than two dozen hospitals in Wisconsin selected to participate in the Aligning Forces for Quality Transforming Care at the Bedside project. More...

Steel Away Café offering Grab 'n Go and breakfast options

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare's Steel Away Cafe is pleased to announce that healthy and affordable dining choices are available 12 hours per day, including breakfast. Led by executive chef, Colleen Miller, the cafe is a prime dining option for staff of and visitors to Fort Memorial Hospital and has been growing in popularity with community members, as well. More...

New Fitness Classes Start in August

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We encourage everyone to explore opportunities for self-enhancement. New fitness classes beginning in August and other offerings can help. More...

Nursing scholarships available through Fort HealthCare Partners

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Fort HealthCare’s Partners organization is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for three $1000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an associate’s degree nursing program. More...

Fort HealthCare Kids Konnection Daycare, Preschool & 4K Garden

Monday, July 9, 2012 - Childhood obesity and its health-related consequences are increasing among Wisconsin’s youth. Nutrition research supports the role of increased fruit and vegetable consumption for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Recent research has also documented that involving children in gardening is a promising strategy for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, as it increases their nutrition knowledge in an active learning environment. Thus, youth gardens have been emerging as an important tool for nutrition and wellness in public health interventions. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson clinic nears completion

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - August 7th marks the anticipated opening of the new Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic at 840 West Racine Street. This brand new building replaces the former clinic building that served patients for more than 39 years at that location. More...

Dane County Honor Guard recognizes Fort HealthCare

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recently provided the Dane County Honor Guard with a donation allowing for the purchase of a member's uniform. The guard provides guidance in funeral planning, arranging for honors like casket guard vigil at visitations, coordinating displays of honor including a final salute and walk of honor, and sounding the final pager tone to signify the completion of duty. More...

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Is Experiencing a Serious Need for O Negative Blood

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Due to the recent heat wave, many donors have not been able to attend their local blood drives. The loss of these donors has a significant impact on maintaining the local blood supply and BloodCenter is experiencing a serious need for O Negative Blood. More...

Second Annual Camp 911 a Success at Fort HealthCare

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Fort HealthCare’s second annual Camp 911, was held on Wednesday, June 13 at Fort Memorial Hospital for third through sixth grade students. Camp 911 was a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and increasing awareness of health and wellness. More...

Fort HealthCare offers CPR Training for Jefferson County Inmates

Monday, June 18, 2012 - On June 8th, Fort HealthCare teamed up with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to offer jail inmates a chance to participate in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training course. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth assisted breathing used to restore oxygen in a person who has stopped breathing. Corinna Bindrim, the American Heart Association Coordinator at Fort HealthCare, worked with Sheriff's Deputy Tina Blake and Sheriff Paul Milbrath in providing this first time opportunity to the inmates. More...

Fort HealthCare Call for Artist Drawings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Fort HealthCare has issued a call for artist drawings related to health and wellness in our community. Ten winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges and transferred, to stairwells in Fort Memorial Hospital, by artist Jeff Haberman of Jefferson. The stairwell project was initiated by the Fort HealthCare Employee Wellness Committee as a way to encourage staff and visitors to take the stairs by creating a more inviting and energizing place to walk. More...

State concussion law improves safety for area youth athletes

Friday, June 1, 2012 - State Law Act 172, referred to as the Sideline to Safety Law, was designed to ensure proper care to youth athletes and will influence how coaches and parents treat concussions that occur in school athletics and recreational leagues. High school athletes today are four-times more likely to sustain a concussion than a decade ago. Fort HealthCare's Therapy & Sport Center is the only credentialed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) provider in the area. ImPACT is a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool used to determine an athlete's readiness to return to play after a concussion. Widely used by collegiate and professional sports teams, it is the most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. More...

Wound & Edema Center receives third consecutive "Center of Distinction" award

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - For the third year in a row, Fort HealthCare received the prestigious 'Center of Distinction' award from Healogics, formerly Diversified Clinical Services, the nation's leading wound care management company. More...

Fort HealthCare begins door-to-door health needs survey

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Each year, Fort HealthCare authorizes a comprehensive survey to assess the general public’s individual healthcare status and health-related behaviors. Survey results guide the organization in identifying the need for new and improved services, addressing individual health conditions more effectively and in assessing the overall health of the communities it serves. More...

Fort HealthCare celebrates National Nurses Week with wellness walk

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Fort HealthCare nurses will celebrate by holding a Nurses Day Community Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 9. All are welcome to participate in celebrating health and wellness with a Wellness Walk led by Fort HealthCare's patient care team. More...

Fab Four wins Fort HealthCare Slimdown Challenge

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - Fort HealthCare recently challenged local workers to lose weight and improve their health by participating in the Slimdown Challenge. The 12-week challenge was open to employees of Fort Atkinson-based Fort HealthCare, Nasco, Spacesaver, Digi-Star, Cygnus Business Media and members of the Rock Lake Activity Center in Lake Mills. More...

Fort HealthCare Business Services opens second location

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare Business Services office, located at 210 Milwaukee Avenue, West has relocated cashier services to a second convenient location. The new location, in the Fort Memorial Hospital Main Lobby at Armenia Street, offers personal assistance to patients making payments. More...

Fort HealthCare encourages advanced directives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Fort HealthCare is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney) in accordance with Wisconsin state laws. More...

Fort HealthCare plans new Fort Atkinson physician office

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - The Fort HealthCare board of directors recently announced the construction of a new primary care clinic location in Fort Atkinson. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson Clinic Reconstruction Underway

Monday, March 12, 2012 - This week’s anticipated demolition of the Fort HealthCare Jefferson building, 840 West Racine Street, is the next step in the construction of a replacement clinic designed to better serve the needs of area residents. More...

Fort HealthCare CEO Visits Washington to Lobby Against Cuts to Hospitals

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - Michael Wallace, Fort HealthCare President and CEO was one of 150 hospital advocates from across the country in Washington, DC to participate in the American Hospital Association’s Capitol Hill Day. Attendees were in the nation’s capitol on February 15 and 16 to continue the fight against proposed government funding cuts to hospitals. More...

Fort HealthCare CFO Nelson Appointed to Medicare Advisory Panel

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Fort HealthCare announces that James Nelson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has accepted an invitation to serve on the federal government’s Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. More...

Scholarship applications now available

Monday, February 13, 2012 - Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field. More...

Full-time medical services available at Rock River Free Clinic

Friday, February 10, 2012 - Leadership at Fort HealthCare recognizes the critical role the Rock River Free Clinic plays in ensuring the health of our most vulnerable residents. Since 2003, the clinic has operated on a limited basis with volunteer clinicians and support staff. Consequently, many of these economically disadvantaged persons requiring urgent medical care sought services they likely could not afford at Fort Memorial Hospital's emergency department or urgent care clinics. With that in mind, David Rutledge, MD, a family medicine physician at Fort HealthCare Jefferson for twenty nine years, was recently appointment full-time Medical Director at the Rock River Free Clinic. More...

Fort HealthCare Electronic Record Project Awarded High Honors

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Fort HealthCare was recently recognized for its implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS Analytics recognized that Fort HealthCare has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). Healthcare systems routinely track progress in completing the HIMSS eight stages (0-7) of successful electronic health record implementation and utilization. More...

CSA Info Session Tuesday, February 7

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - On Tuesday, February 7 at noon, all are welcome to attend an informational session hosted by three local CSAs: Wholesome Harvest, Regenerative Roots and High Meadow Farm. Attendees should bring a lunch and can expect to learn more about options for purchase, pick-up locations and pricing to participate. More...

CPR Anytime provides new parents peace of mind

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - Every now and then, a baby arrives a few weeks before the parents-to-be had planned. In those cases, Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center nurses help better prepare parents with the help of CPR Anytime, a kit produced by the American Heart Association that allows anyone to learn infant CPR basics in only 22 minutes. More...

Fort HealthCare welcomes new board members

Monday, January 16, 2012 - Fort HealthCare, a non-profit integrated healthcare delivery provider based in Fort Atkinson, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new members to the organization’s board of directors. They are Barry Cash, MD, Fort Atkinson, and Eric Runez, Whitewater. More...

Rock River Free Clinic provides essential healthcare to those in need

Monday, January 9, 2012 - True to its mission, the Rock River Free clinic provides access to free health services for low income and uninsured individuals. And, in these days of economic hardship, the number of persons who suddenly find themselves without health insurance is growing steadily. More...

Fort HealthCare United Way campaign exceeds goal

Monday, January 9, 2012 - Representatives of Fort HealthCare gathered around a very large check to celebrate the recently completed goal topping United Way campaign. The campaign ran for a number of weeks this fall, and resulted in the donation of $39,132 to United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties. The donation was the result of employee fundraising activities that included a general appeal with payroll deductions, incentives for time off and other rewards for increased or early giving, a silent auction and department sponsored bake sales. More...

2012 New Year Baby has arrived

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - Jayden Heffner, son of Katelyn Heffner of Cambridge, arrived at 11:37 a.m. on Monday, January 2 at the Fort Memorial Hospital Great Expectations Birthing Center. He was delivered by Rebecca Reim, MD weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Jayden is the first baby born in Jefferson County in 2012. More...

Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Friday, December 30, 2011 - Fort HealthCare’s Laboratory continues to help meet the organization’s mission of improving the health and well-being of our community by receiving formal accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. More...

Changes at Jefferson Clinic Locations

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - Since November, all patient care activities of the Fort HealthCare Jefferson location are provided at Fort HealthCare Rockwood, 152 W. Garland St., Jefferson. This includes the medical care provided by David Rutledge, MD, and nurse practitioner Noreen Lyons. More...

Fort HealthCare community assessment is roadmap to wellness

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - On a regular basis, Fort HealthCare engages in a comprehensive survey of area households to determine the health related needs and behaviors of residents. The results have helped Fort HealthCare develop programs and services that addressed specific needs as described by survey participants such as greater access to cardiology and oncology services, as well as new educational offerings and wellness classes. This year, the nature of the community health assessment was modified with an eye toward President Obama’s sweeping healthcare reform legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. More...

Fort HealthCare Jefferson patient services move to Rockwood Clinic

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - Effective Thursday, November 10, all patient care activities of the Fort HealthCare Jefferson location will be provided at the Fort HealthCare Rockwood location, 152 W. Garland St., Jefferson. This includes the medical care services provided by Dr. David Rutledge and nurse practitioner Noreen Lyons. More...

Diabetes Day indoor walk event at Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Free health screenings will be available 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital. Please use the Ambulatory Service entrance on McMillen Street. People with diabetes, family members and those seeking to understand their health are encouraged to participate. There will be refreshments, door prizes, information on diabetic care and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition, everyone is invited to walk some laps through the halls of the hospital. Walkers will earn tickets for prize drawings for each lap walked. More...

Fort HealthCare receives recognition for marketing campaigns

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Fort HealthCare recently received multiple awards in the 2011 Communications Review program sponsored by the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (WHPRMS). Winners were announced at the WHPRMS annual conference held October 12-14 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. More...

Love Lights Tree Lighting, December 1

Monday, October 24, 2011 - For 27 years, the response from individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses has made the Fort Memorial Hospital Love Light Tree project a successful annual event, exemplifying the spirit of giving. The support given to the project has generated funds to help people of all ages with a variety of healthcare needs. The Love Lights will decorate several evergreen trees on the hospital grounds facing Sherman Avenue beginning in December. More...

PEP Rally teaches Luther Students about health and wellness

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - Fort HealthCare’s team of pediatric wellness staff visited Luther Elementary School in Fort Atkinson recently to teach kids how to keep their bodies strong and healthy through the PEP Rally pilot program. PEP tackled three important issues related to healthy choices: play more, eat right and push away the screen, the main concepts behind the national We Can! initiative. More...

Tar Wars poster winner, Quinn Borchert, Lake Mills

Monday, October 17, 2011 - The Tar Wars program is funded through Tomorrow’s Hope and reaches eight districts. The 2011 winner of the poster contest is Quinn Borchert, an 11-year-old student at Prospect Elementary School in Lake Mills. She is pictured with her winning poster and sisters Calla, age 10 and Kaitlin, age seven. More...

Physician changes slated for Jefferson area

Monday, October 17, 2011 - Recently, Fort HealthCare announced a number of developments occurring in Jefferson that are expected to have a long term positive impact on medical services provided in that community and beyond. More...

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

Friday, October 7, 2011 - According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, fewer than one in five adults in the United States who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. More...

Local parish walks for wellness and spiritual growth

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - In an effort to increase physical activity, spiritual growth and cultural awareness a group of inspirational individuals at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson took a virtual walk to Bethlehem and Emmaus, following Saint Paul’s four missionary journeys. Total distance traveled was over 16,000 miles. More...

"Locally Grown" Is the Theme In the Fort Memorial Hospital Cafeteria

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - Dining at the Steel Away Cafe inside Fort Memorial Hospital has become a new experience as a result of numerous changes made over the past year. Not only did the cafeteria get remodeled and renamed, but the menu is now remarkably more colorful. More...

Mercury-to-digital thermometer exchange, Saturday

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - The City of Fort Atkinson Wastewater Utility and Fort HealthCare will be holding a mercury-to-digital thermometer exchange at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on Saturday, September 3, 8:00 a.m. through Noon. The market is located in the Milwaukee street municipal parking lot across from the post office in downtown Fort Atkinson. This is the third and final thermometer drive underwritten by Fort HealthCare through the purchase of 200 digital thermometers. More...

Fort HealthCare Donates to Cambridge Food Pantry

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Fort HealthCare recently donated a variety of items used to make health/hygiene kits for the Cambridge Food Pantry to put on their shelves. Fort HealthCare also shared information about their free Mammogram program, free community health program, and pocket-sized first aid information cards. More...

Family Health Fair and Radio Disney Coming to Jefferson

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Fort HealthCare will be hosting the second annual Family Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center on Saturday, August 27. The Radio Disney Road Crew will be featured at the Family Health Fair from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the fairgrounds activity building. There will be dancing, games, prizes and health information. Games at the fair include Sumo Wrestling, Operation, Inflatable Twister, Bungee Run and Dance, Dance Revolution. More...

Care and Share meeting to discuss senior needs for winter, August 18

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - The next meeting is set for Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Floor Classroom at Fort Memorial Hospital. The topic will be “Gearing up for Fall.” Guest speakers include Denise Grossman, elderly benefits specialist for Jefferson County Aging and Disability Resource Center and Jessica Rutter, patient financial advocate at Fort HealthCare. More...

Blood drive saves 183 local lives

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - Fort HealthCare held another successful blood drive, hosted by the Blood Center of Wisconsin, on Monday. There were 61 donations, enough to save up to 183 lives in the community. Each donated unit can save up to 3 lives because the red cells, platelets and plasma are used for special patient need and care situations. More...

First annual Camp 911 a success

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Fort HealthCare\'s inaugural Camp 911, was held on Monday, June 20 at Fort Memorial Hospital for 10 to 12 year old students. Camp 911 was a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and increasing awareness of health and wellness. More...

200 Digital thermometers donated to City of Fort Atkinson

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - The City of Fort Atkinson Wastewater Utility and Fort HealthCare will be holding a mercury thermometer exchange at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on the following Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. through Noon: July 2, August 6 and September 3. The market is located in the Milwaukee street municipal parking lot across from the post office in downtown Fort Atkinson. Fort HealthCare is underwriting the cost of this initiative through the purchase of 200 digital thermometers. More...

Third Graders use mini grant for babies and seniors

Friday, June 17, 2011 - The Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center and Home Health departments are grateful recipients of blankets for newborn and thermometers and scales for seniors, thanks to two Rockwell Elementary School third graders, Morgan Miles and Allysa Mullen. The pair got creative with their \"Blankets for Babies / Supplies for Seniors\" campaign which lead to outstanding results. More...

Love Lights purchased DASH 5000 monitor for Emergency Services

Friday, June 17, 2011 - Each year, the Fort HealthCare Partners raise funds for new equipment, at Fort Memorial Hospital, through the sale of Love Lights. The 2010 campaign allowed the emergency department to purchase a Dash 5000 monitor. This equipment allows staff to better diagnosis and monitor individuals coming into the hospital with heart attack symptoms. More...

Bike to Work Class offered June 16

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is hosting a lunch and learn class to help interested community members learn effective ways to tackle the challenges associated with biking to work. The Bike-to-Work class will be Thursday, June 16 at Noon in Fort Memorial Hospital\\\'s Classroom B. Topics will include safety, route planning, bike maintenance, preparation and contingency plans. Light lunch will be provided. The class will be led by Craig Ficenec, an avid biker and local resident. More...

Wellness of Women, Free monthly seminars

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - WOW explores topics of personal health, while offering opportunities to win prizes and meet other local women with similar interests. The kick-off event will be a wellness expo held Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center, 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. The expo will feature information about seniors, mothers of young children, family health, motivation, fitness basics and weight management, as well as drawings for door prizes. Beginning in July, WOW events will take place the first Wednesday of each month with a 30-minute seminar at 5:30 p.m. and 30-minute group walk at 6:00 p.m. More...

Wound & Edema Center receives second consecutive "Center of Distinction" award

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - For the second year in a row, Fort HealthCare physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate being named a Center of Distinction. To be eligible for the Center of Distinction award, strict criteria must be met. The clinic must attain greater than 90 percent patient satisfaction, Fort HealthCare\'s was 95 percent; the total days to heal must be under 30 days, Fort HealthCare\'s was 23 days; and healing outcomes must be over 89 percent, Fort HealthCare achieved 97 percent. More...

Door-to-door community health needs survey begins

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Fort HealthCare is embarking on a Community Needs Assessment to identify the pressing health concerns that exist within the region. As part of the comprehensive survey process, survey takers will go door-to-door beginning Wednesday, June 1 in an effort to gather 400 completed questionnaires. We believe it is critical that the public be aware of this survey so they are more receptive to completing the questionnaires. I would very much appreciate your publishing this press release in the next edition of your newspaper, radio broadcast or newsletter. A second, more comprehensive release on the importance of the Community Needs Assessment will follow. Kindly run that release early in the week of May 30th. More...

Mini Grant donation to Fort HealthCare pediatrics unit

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - On Friday, May 13, the Fort HealthCare Pediatrics unit was the recipients of multitudes of toys, games, puzzles and books to entertain children who are hospitalized along with their parents. The donation was made possible through the mini grant program offered by the Vietnam Veterans of Fort Atkinson through the School District of Fort Atkinson. Alexis Dudzek, Almira Ajdini and Krista Borchardt, members of Lori Held\'s third grade class at Rockwell Elementary, decided to fundraise for their donation. More...

Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - The Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Committee has announced the recipients for the 2011 awards. More...

Farm fresh produce, Wednesday at Fort Memorial Hospital

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Local food producers, High Meadow Farm of Johnson Creek and Water House Foods of Lake Mills will offer local produce and baked goods for sale near the Emergency Services entrance of Fort Memorial Hospital. Sales will take place every Wednesday, weather permitting, throughout the growing season from 2:30-5:00 p.m. More...

Fourth graders donate to local hospital and EMS

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - The Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center and Emergency Medical Services departments, as well as the local EMS are grateful recipients of donated blankets, stuffed animals and books from four Luther Elementary School third graders in their \"Awesome Care for Kids\" campaign. The boys participated in the annual Fort Atkinson Optimist Club Mini-Grant program of the Fort Atkinson School District. More...

Lake Mills Urgent Care Open House a Success

Monday, May 16, 2011 - The Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care clinic hosted an open house event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests were invited to take a tour of the facility, meet the medical staff and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Fort HealthCare also provided free health screenings (glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol), a hands only cardiopulmonary resuscitation demonstration, giveaways, and a grand prize drawing. Free bicycle helmets for children ages 2-5 years old were also given away. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners celebrate 26,036 service hours

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Fort HealthCare Partners organization is a group of nearly 250 volunteers who contribute in the hospital each day assisting patients and visitors, making deliveries, offering directions, providing tours and managing the CareLine medical alert program among other activities. During a recent Volunteer Awards Banquet at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club, volunteers were recognized for their tireless efforts. Joe Yaeger, president of the Fort HealthCare Partners, presented a check to Mike Wallace, Fort HealthCare president and CEO, for $556,128.96. The amount represents that dollar value of the 26,036 hours worked by volunteers in the past year. More...

Cambridge Community Foundation Awards Grant to Fort HealthCare

Monday, May 9, 2011 - In April, the Cambridge Community Foundation awarded a $2,400 grant to the Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic to upgrade the equipment used for taking care of broken bones. The new equipment makes the delivery of care more comfortable for patients. The equipment that the clinic uses to cut casts off has been replaced with a newer model, which features a vacuum attachment, so that cast dust is contained when the equipment is used, and not permitted to float around in the air. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners Nursing Scholarship Application available

Monday, May 9, 2011 - Fort HealthCare Partners have announced that two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an Associate Degree nursing program. Applicants must be actively enrolled and taking classes in an Associate Degree nursing program. More...

First in the region to share newborn babies via digital media

Monday, May 2, 2011 - Driving east on I-94 has gotten a bit more baby-filled in recent weeks. Fort HealthCare began placing newborn baby photos on the digital billboard, along with name and birth date. The billboards are updated each week featuring babies born during the previous week, making Fort HealthCare the only healthcare system to share baby photos to a mass audience so rapidly. More...

National Nurses Week Wellness Walk, Friday, May 6

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Fort HealthCare nurses will celebrate by holding a Nurses Day Community Wellness Walk on Friday, May 6. All are welcome to participate in celebrating health and wellness with a Two-Mile Wellness Walk with Fort HealthCare's patient care team. The walk will be held at the path near Groeler Road and Hwy 26 in Fort Atkinson. More...

Fort HealthCare launches new community activity website, Health365Events.com

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Fort HealthCare has developed a community website for posting, sharing and browsing local health and wellness events. Health365Events.com goes hand-in-hand with Fort HealthCare's mission to “Improve the health and well-being of our community.” The purpose of Health365Events.com is to make it easier for non-profit organizations to share details of their community fitness and wellness events and for users to find events they want to participate in. More...

Sullivan Elementary donates to Fort HealthCare Emergency Department

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - In March, the group collected stuffed animals to donate to area EMS squads and area emergency departments, including that at Fort Memorial Hospital. Approximately 500 stuffed animals were collected by 193 students to give away to help calm the fears of sick or injured children. More...

Open House: Surgical Associates and Business Services Office

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - The Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates and Business Services Office invite the community to attend their open house celebration on Saturday, April 2 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The open house is an opportunity for individuals and families to meet Fort HealthCare's surgeons and staff, and tour the new building. The new building, which opened on March 1, is located at 210 and 212 Milwaukee Avenue West, adjacent to Lorman Bicentennial Park in Fort Atkinson. More...

Subacute Program Becomes Alden at Fort HealthCare

Friday, March 18, 2011 - The board of directors of Fort HealthCare announced recently that an agreement has been made with Alden at Fort HealthCare regarding the Subacute Care Center located at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Fort HealthCare Announces Partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program

Friday, March 4, 2011 - Fort HealthCare has made a significant commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Through voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fort HealthCare is working to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming. More...

Scholarship Applications Now Available

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Applications for five scholarship awards in the amount of $2000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2011 to be considered. More...

Urology Services added at Johnson Creek clinic

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Fort HealthCare Urology Associates is pleased to announce that urology specialist, Christopher Manakas, MD, will be providing office hours and urology services in the Fort HealthCare Johnson Creek clinic, 400 Doctors Court, Johnson Creek, effective March 1. More...

New Executive Chef joins Nutrition Services

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - “I like butter. I like red meat.” While not often heard from a chef employed by a healthcare organization Fort HealthCare's newly appointed executive chef Colleen Miller explains, “It's all good…in moderation.” More...

Free running/walking clinic with Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, presented by Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - To celebrate National Athletic Training Month, the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center is offering a running/walking clinic on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the clinic, 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. Individuals interested in training for a 5K, half-marathon or marathon this year can learn valuable tips for success. More...

Fort HealthCare Accepting Gently Used Magazines

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - In an ongoing effort to make the time spent at Fort Memorial Hospital more pleasant, Fort HealthCare is accepting donations of gently used magazines. Donated magazines can be dropped off at the Volunteer Services office on the first floor of the hospital near the Ambulatory Services entrance on McMillen Street. More...

Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates and Business Services move slated

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - At the end of February, the offices of Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates and the Fort HealthCare Business Services will re-locate from their McMillen Street site to a new building on the corner of Fort Atkinson's Robert Street and Milwaukee Street. The new location offers convenient access to general surgeons Bill Kontny, M.D.; Marc Erickson, M.D.; and Jonathan McLaughlin, M.D., as well as all the services of the Fort HealthCare Business Office. Surgical Associates will see patients for the first time at the new site on Tuesday, March 1. Business Services will be open the day prior, on Monday, February 28. More...

Fort HealthCare Receives Three Year Joint Commission Accreditation

Monday, February 14, 2011 - Fort HealthCare has again been awarded a three year Gold Seal of Approval™ accreditation from the internationally recognized health care accrediting body, the Joint Commission. This review process is designed to help Fort HealthCare and other hospitals throughout the country continuously provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services by identifying opportunities for improvement. More...

School district, Fort HealthCare, Tomorrow's Hope team up to fight childhood obesity

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects nearly 10 percent of Wisconsin children and adolescents. One of the best strategies to reduce childhood obesity is to improve the diet and exercise habits of your entire family. Treating and preventing childhood obesity helps protect the health of your child now and in the future. Fort HealthCare, the School District of Fort Atkinson and Tomorrow's Hope have teamed up to offer a wellness challenge to any family with children in the Fort Atkinson school district, including parochial and home-schooled students. PLAN, which stands for play, leisure, activity and nutrition, is a free five-month program beginning in January. More...

Fort HealthCare President & CEO to WHA Board

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - Wallace to WHA Board of Directors More...

FREE Diabetes Day Screening Event

Friday, October 29, 2010 - What do Halle Berry, Nick Jonas, Larry King and Smokin' Joe Fraiser have in common? More...

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation receives AACVPR accreditation

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 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...

Fort HealthCare marketing efforts win multiple awards

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - More...

Fort HealthCare radiology earns ACR accreditation

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. More...

Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center receives "Center of Distinction" award

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate receipt of the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek. This prestigious honor was awarded by the Center\\\\\\\'s partner in wound healing, Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), the nation\\\\\\\'s leading wound care management company. The award is in recognition of its high patient satisfaction rates, exceptional healing results, and outstanding clinical outcomes over the past twelve months. More...

Free Prostate Screening Dates in September

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek, Fort HealthCare and UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center are partnering to provide five free prostate screening events during the month of September, in recognition of prostate cancer awareness month. The prostate screening events are designed for men aged 40 and older with the life expectancy of 10 years or greater who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer. More...

Fort HealthCare Sponsors Thermometer Exchange

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - The City of Fort Atkinson Wastewater Utility and Fort HealthCare will be holding a mercury thermometer exchange at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on Saturday, September 11, 2010 and Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Cardiopulmonary rehab celebrates with patients

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - Fort HealthCare's Cardiopulmonary Rehab department celebrated its anniversary at Rock River Park on Saturday, August 21 with over 35 current and past patients in attendance. The event marked the twenty-first anniversary for cardiac and fourteenth anniversary for pulmonary rehabilitation. More...

Fort HealthCare is a Top 100 Workplace

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Nancy Alstad and Lesa Radloff talk about how Fort HealthCare became a Top 100 Workplace in Wisconsin. More...

Fort HealthCare selects Cerner.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Fort HealthCare selects Cerner\\\'s Healthcare Information Technology System. More...

Dr. Barry Cash makes humanitarian trip to Haiti

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - Dr. Barry Cash MD is a Family Practice physician at Fort Atkinson Medical Center. In this redio brodcast he talks about his most recent humanitarian aid trip to Haiti. More...

Fort HealthCare Wound clinicians obtain high tech training

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - In June and July, two members of the clinic staff took part in extensive, high-tech training in Texas to better serve their patients. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) technician Jamie Geske and medical director Robert Goldman, MD (pictured) each spent one week learning about best practices in wound healing and exploring ways to implement better techniques in the clinic. More...

Girl Scout Gold Award project benefits Fort HealthCare CPR program

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 15 year-old Carly Wallace, daughter of Mike and Kristin Wallace of Fort Atkinson, will be a sophomore at Fort Atkinson High School. She's doing her part to help save lives in Jefferson County and beyond. To raise the money for the CPR Anytime Kits, Wallace is selling microwavable heating bags for $8 each. The kits will then be given away at Fort Memorial Hospital to the parents of newborns. More...

Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport Center Move is Complete

Friday, May 28, 2010 - Effective May 26, the Fort Atkinson location of Orthopaedic Associates and the Therapy & Sport Center appointments have relocated to Fort Atkinson's northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes. More...

Fort Atkinson girl wins mini-grant, gives to subacute patients

Monday, May 24, 2010 - When your mom is an advocate for senior citizen rights, it's no wonder that you grow up with special regard for the elderly population. When the right opportunity came along, Annika Carter, a third grader from Rockwell Elementary, knew exactly what to do. More...

Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic Hosting Open House

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Cambridge Clinic invites the community to attend their open house celebration on Saturday, May 22 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no cost or obligation to attend the event. The open house is an opportunity for individuals and families to meet family medicine physician, Stephanie Nottestad, MD, and family medicine with obstetrics physician, Rebecca Reim, MD. In addition, guests can tour the clinic building, take advantage of FREE health screenings, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and enter to win a number of prizes. If the weather and rescue schedule permits, University of Wisconsin Med-Flight may also make an appearance, and visitors will have a chance to view the helicopter close-up and talk to the pilots. More...

Fort HealthCare Honored for "Making Medicine Mercury-free"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - Fort HealthCare has been recognized for its efforts to reduce mercury by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award, “Making Medicine Mercury-Free” designates exceptional efforts to rid the health care sector of the harmful chemical mercury, commonly used in medical care. More...

Fort HealthCare Ortho Programs to Move in May

Friday, May 7, 2010 - As of May 26 all Fort Atkinson location Orthopaedic Associates and Therapy & Sport Center appointments will take place at the new facility on Fort Atkinson's northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes. Community members are invited to attend an open house at the new Fort Atkinson location on June 25 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and/or June 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. More...

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - Over the past two decades the field of school nursing has transformed from providing Band-Aids and ice packs to much more complicated tasks such as administering insulin, monitoring asthma, changing catheters and helping students recover from chemotherapy among other tasks. In addition, the number of children on psychotropic medication for mental health conditions has risen, pregnant teens are remaining in school and food allergies have more than doubled. More...

School nursing is more than Band-Aids

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - Today, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. More than simply a place to lie down or get a Band-Aid, school nurse offices, or health rooms as they are often referred to, have become a home base for the increasing number of children with chronic illnesses like diabetes and cancer, or special needs like those with blindness or feeding tubes. More...

Fort HealthCare Partners Upcoming Flower Sale

Monday, April 19, 2010 - The Fort HealthCare Partners organization is hosting a flower sale at Fort Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More...

Fort HealthCare Supporters Attend Hospital Advocacy Day

Monday, April 19, 2010 - Volunteers and employees from Fort HealthCare joined over 600 hospital supporters in Madison April 13 to attend the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day. More...

Fort HealthCare Thanks Local Donors

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - Fort HealthCare, the Fort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend sincere gratitude to local individuals and an organization whose donations made it possible to purchase necessary emergency department equipment. More...

Faith Nurse Program Health Literacy Seminar

Wednesday, April 7, 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 managing the challenges that exist with low health literacy, and an overview of resources available to help. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital First Floor Classroom, accessed easiest through the Sherman Avenue entrance in Fort Atkinson. More...

Faith Nurse Educational Opportunity

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Marquette University College of Nursing, in collaboration with Columbia St. Mary's, is pleased to announce the next Faith Community Nursing Basic Preparation Institute. The course utilizes the newly revised standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center and will be held June 25-27 and Aug 20-22, 2010. Participants must attend both weekends for successful course completion. Course begins at noon on each Friday and ends at 5pm on each Sunday. The course will be held at Villa St. Joseph Retreat Center in Delafield, Wisconsin. More...

Therapy & Sport Center and Orthopaedic Associates Prepare for Move

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center are relocating later this year to the Lexington Center's former Piggly Wiggly building on Fort Atkinson's Madison Avenue. J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., of Janesville began construction of the new facility in December 2009 with an estimated completion date of May 2010. The new location is going “green” by using green construction methods that reduce costs and waste. More...

Fort HealthCare Receives Green Award from City

Monday, March 1, 2010 - Each year, the City of Fort Atkinson honors area businesses, organizations and individuals for environmental awareness as part of the Green Recognition Program. More...

Social Media Allows You to "Become a Fan" of Fort HealthCare

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - It seems that everyone is on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Blogs. Fort HealthCare is no exception to the rule. More...

Fort HealthCare Joins Practice Greenhealth

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints. More...

PADA and Local MATC Campus Holding Collection Drive

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - People Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (PADA) of Jefferson County is teaming up with students from Madison Area Technical College's Fort Atkinson campus for a collection drive. Students are collecting cash donations, toiletries and art supplies though Thursday, February 18. More...

Fort Atkinson Doctor Off to Haiti

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - Barry Cash, MD, a physician at the Fort Atkinson Medical Center, has recently returned to Haiti in the wake of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred there on January 12. This will be his ninth trip to the country, but never before has his skills and the bounty of medical supplies he brings with him been so badly needed. More...

American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' Quilt Display Coming to Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Fort Memorial Hospital will host a quilt exhibit created to inspire women to take better care of their hearts. The quilts will be on display in the Fort Memorial Hospital lobby January 22 through February 6. More...

Lake Mills Girl Donates to Fort HealthCare Pediatrics Unit

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - Megan Happ, an eight-year-old second grader at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Lake Mills, saved her Christmas and birthday money to donate gifts to the Pediatrics unit. More...

Fort HealthCare Foundation Awards Grant for Green Activity

Friday, January 8, 2010 - Fort HealthCare is expanding efforts to operate in an environmentally sustainable way, courtesy of a Health Care Innovation grant awarded by the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation. More...

Rumpf joins Fort HealthCare board of directors

Monday, January 4, 2010 - Rumpf joins Fort HealthCare board of directors More...

Wellness Calendars Available at Fort HealthCare Locations

Monday, November 23, 2009 - Pick up your free 2010 Wellness Wall Calendar at Fort HealthCare Locations More...

Wisconsin Blood Center Blood Drive at Fort Memorial Hospital on Oct. 19, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 - Blood Drive at Fort Memorial Hospital on Oct. 19, 2009 More...

Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic Relocates

Friday, May 29, 2009 - The staff at Fort HealthCare Ear, Nose & Throat in Fort Atkinson have recently relocated to expanded space two blocks away at 512 Wilcox Street. This move includes the services of Fort HealthCare Audiologist, Lori Fish, as well. More...

Fort HealthCare welcomes Johnson and Schmeling to board of directors

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - Michael Wallace, President & CEO of Fort HealthCare recently announced that Dean T. Johnson of Fort Atkinson and Sharon Schmeling of Jefferson have been appointed to the Fort HealthCare board of directors. More...

Fort HealthCare Advertising Campaign Named Best in Wisconsin HealthCare Marketing

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - Fort HealthCare's Marketing Services department has been awarded seven prestigious Wisconsin HealthCare Public Relations & Marketing Society Awards. More...

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