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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...

Welcome New Physician, Linda Welniak, MD

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

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

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

Spacesaver accepts ‘Commitment to Corporate Wellness Award'

Monday, December 12, 2011 - Being well is made easier when you are surrounded by those who share your goals and can help motivate you to make good choices. With this in mind, Fort HealthCare is encouraging businesses and other organizations in the area to promote wellness in the workplace. Spacesaver, a world-class leader in providing innovative storage solutions, is a Fort Atkinson-based company that has demonstrated its concern for the welfare of its employees. 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...

FREE Informational Seminar: Sudden Hearing Loss

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

Fort HealthCare Compass electronic record improves quality of care

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

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...

Protect Your Hearing During Hunting Season

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

FREE Hand & Foot Pain Information Seminar

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

FREE Menopause Information Seminar

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

FREE Joint & Hip Pain Information Seminar

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

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...

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

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

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...

Fort HealthCare Center for Joint Replacement Celebrated One Year Anniversary

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

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...

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

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

Pulmonary rehabilitation receives AACVPR accreditation

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

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...

FREE Fertility Issues Seminar

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

FREE Menopause Information Seminar

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

FREE Hand and Foot Pain Information Seminar

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

FREE Men's Health Symposium

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

"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...

10 Reasons to Try Yoga

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Kids and Teen Class Offerings

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

New Fitness Class Offerings

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

September Fitness Class Offerings

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

Get L.I.T.E. Gets Revamped

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

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...

FREE Seminar: Varicose Veins Treatment

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

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...

Wound & Edema Center partners with Actra Orthotics and Prosthetics

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

Heart Failure Clinic becomes Heart Failure Follow-up Program

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

MyCompass to provide access to online health records

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

New Scanner combines high-quality images with patient comfort

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

Radiology earns ACR accreditation in computed tomography

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

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...

Electronic health record project on track

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

Free Seminar: Health Issues for Men

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

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...

Named a 'Top 100 Workplace', again

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 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 in the Sunday, May 22 edition of the newspaper. The section profiles high-performing companies, including Fort HealthCare. 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...

Worksite Wellness Resource Kit Training, June 8

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - The Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit is an incredible free resource for businesses seeking to start or improve a wellness program. Learn from Kit author and national speaker Jon Morgan how you can use this tool to achieve your organization\'s goals. 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...

Back-To-School Physicals for Children and Teens

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

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...

Sound Advice on Hearing Aids

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

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...

Speech therapy featured during "Better Speech and Hearing Month"

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

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...

Breastfeeding rates surpass national levels

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

Digi-Star accepts "Commitment to Corporate Wellness" award

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - Digi-Star, a lean manufacturer of agricultural weighing equipment, is a Fort Atkinson-based company that has demonstrated its concern for the welfare of its employees. The employee wellness committee has improved employee wellness through numerous offerings including a Healthy Start weight loss competition with a group weigh-in on equipment they produced, a walking challenge with their European office involving a trek across the Atlantic, and a geo-caching scavenger hunt at the company\'s local headquarters. More...

Nasco receives the first ever Fort HealthCare "Commitment to Corporate Wellness" award

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - Nasco, a producer of educational, arts and crafts, farm and science supplies is a Fort Atkinson-based company that has demonstrated its concern for the welfare of its employees. They have improved employee wellness through numerous offerings including the promotion of activity during breaks, health risk assessments (HRA), biometric screenings, wellness challenges. 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...

Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Training for CDL Drivers and Supervisors

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - Fort HealthCare Business Health at Fort Memorial Hospital will present a drug and alcohol training seminar that is mandatory for supervisors and owner/operators of commercial motor vehicles. The seminar, which will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fort Memorial Hospital, is a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Department of Transportation compliance seminar offered to the local business community. More...

Get a Colonoscopy, Get a Gas Card

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

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...

Colonoscopies save lives - One Woman's Story

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. Kathryn Banbury of Lake Mills knows this first-hand. Because of a brush with colon cancer, she strongly encourages people to schedule a first-time colonoscopy. “A colonoscopy is not painful, as one might expect, and the procedure lasts 30 minutes or less in many cases. Scheduling a colonoscopy is so much easier than dealing with cancer.” More...

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...

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

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

Time for Routine Maintenance during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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

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 Physician joins Johnson Creek clinic

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

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...

Free 4K Parenting Classes

Friday, February 18, 2011 - Fort HealthCare has teamed up with the school districts of Deerfield, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills and Whitewater to offer parenting classes. Parents of children participating in 4K at these school districts are invited to attend the following presentations, free of charge. More...

Fort HealthCare 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...

Fort HealthCare Recommends Traditional, Over Virtual, Colonoscopy

Monday, February 7, 2011 - Colon Cancer Awareness Month is approaching and Fort HealthCare encourages those age 50 and over to have a colonoscopy. Seven out of 10 people age 50 years or older have not had a colonoscopy, primarily due to fears. Information and education can help alleviate many of the unknowns associated with colonoscopies. There are a number of options available to patients, but often questions arise about the differences between virtual and traditional colonoscopies. More...

Local Ophthalmologist named one of the 'Best in America'

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Becker\\\'s ASC Review recently released a list of the \\\"34 of the Best Ophthalmologists in America\\\". Ophthalmologist John A. Vukich, MD was included among the top physicians in his field. Locally, Vukich practices at Fort Memorial Hospital. More...

Get a Colonoscopy, Get a Gas Card

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - Anyone who schedules a first-time colonoscopy at Fort HealthCare by April 15 and completes the procedure by May 30 will receive a $10 fuel card at the time of the appointment. To book an appointment, call Fort HealthCare Surgical Associates at (920) 563-7900 or the Lake Mills Clinic at (920) 648-7683. More...

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