News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

June 22, 2016

The hospice team of Affinity Visiting Nurses provides grief support to anyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

June 22, 2016

Affinity Visiting Nurses invites all men who have experienced the death of a loved one, whether recently or long ago, to join others in this ongoing opportunity to receive support for their grief.

A Time to Mourn in New London

June 21, 2016

This 6 week group will provide an atmosphere of understanding and support in addition to providing information on the grief process. These sessions are free of charge and are co-led by professionals trained in grief support. Tuesday evenings, beginning July 12 through August 16, 6-8 p.m.

Ministry Medical Group Offers Discounted Pre-Participation Physical Screenings

June 20, 2016

$25 fee during designated times is donated to participants school Ministry Medical Group clinics in Schofield, Rib Mountain and Merrill will once again offer pre-participation physical screenings (PPS) in July and August for area athletes, as a convenience and cost savings for families.

Branden Kooiman, APNP, joins Affinity Medical Group

June 20, 2016

Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care are pleased to welcome Branden Kooiman, APNP, to Affinity Medical Group’s Employer Solutions in Menasha.

Sports And Camp Physicals

June 20, 2016

Whatever sports your children play this summer or fall - like most kids - need a sports physical to meet the participation requirements of their school or league. If that's the case, Ministry Medical Group is here to make sure your kids are health and on top of their game

13th Annual Garden Walk to be held in Minocqua

June 20, 2016

The Lakeland Gardeners will host their 13th Annual Garden Walk and Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour a variety of new private home gardens.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

June 16, 2016

High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled in most cases. The treatment for high blood pressure must be tailored to the specific needs of the individual, as guided by their doctor. Detecting it is the first step.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

June 16, 2016

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services provides grief support to everyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.

Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital gift provides lifesaving technology upgrade

June 13, 2016

(Eagle River, Wis.) — Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, LLC, funded the upgrade for lifesaving technology for Eagle River Ambulance, a department of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

June 08, 2016

A free support group on "Healing with Humor" will be offered by Ministry Home Care as part of their ongoing Working through Grief series, open to everyone in the community free of charge.

Grief Support in Eagle River

June 06, 2016

Side by Side grief support group is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This months topic is "Healing with Humor".

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

June 03, 2016

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services offers a unique support group for adults whose spouse or partner has died.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

June 03, 2016

Ministry Home Care is providing free blood pressure checks at convenient locations around the area on the third Tuesday of every month.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

June 01, 2016

Ministry Home Care is providing free blood pressure checks at Morgan Plaza in Thorp on the third Tuesday of every other month.

Ministry Health Care Confirms Long Term Commitment to Cancer Care in Stevens Point

May 31, 2016

STEVENS POINT (May 31, 2016)— Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Health Care have worked together with Marshfield Clinic to provide cancer care in Stevens Point since 1999 and in the past few years under a joint agreement to offer care to the community. Earlier this year, Marshfield Clinic gave notice of termination for that agreement, effective February 10, 2017. As the two organizations move in different directions, Ministry (now part of Ascension) is committed to continuing a long-term presence in the community to provide a full range of cancer care services. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

May 25, 2016

Led by experienced facilitators from Ministry Home Care, each month’s meeting focuses on a different topic designed to give people an understanding of grief and some tools to help them manage the feelings and tasks of the grieving process.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

May 25, 2016

Ministry’s grief support groups are adult gathering for individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Their Wisconsin Rapids grief support group meets the second Friday of the month, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Ministry Home Care, 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 180.

As 4 Healthcare Systems Transform into Ascension Wisconsin, New Leadership Structure Taking Shape

May 24, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Four longtime healthcare organizations in the state, Affinity Health System, Columbia St. Mary’s, Ministry Health Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, are integrating into Ascension Wisconsin. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Ministry Good Samaritan Named Top Twenty Critical Access Hospital

May 24, 2016

(Merrill, WI) — Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center was recently named one of the 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

Grief Support Group Offered in Marshfield

May 24, 2016

A support group is available in Marshfield for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether the loss was recent or many years ago.

Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Donate $50,000 to Here & Now Campaign

May 20, 2016

The Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH), LLC, recently presented the Howard Young Foundation with a check for $50,000 designated for the Women’s Legacy Council’s (WLC) “Here & Now Campaign”.

New patient registration area opens at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital

May 19, 2016

(Stevens Point, Wis.)— Patients at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital will experience increased privacy with the newly remodeled central patient registration and waiting area located at the 900 Illinois Ave campus.

Howard Young Medical Center Auxiliary celebrates milestone years of service

May 19, 2016

(Woodruff, Wis.)— The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center held its annual Volunteer recognition luncheon on May 5, 2016 at the White Tail Inn, St. Germain.

Free car seat inspection event in Rhinelander June 6

May 18, 2016

(Rhinelander, Wis.)— A Free car seat inspection event hosted by Ministry Medical Group, the Oneida County Health Dept., Safe Kids Wausau Area, and Kiwanis International will be held on June 6, from 4-6 pm at the Rhinelander Fire Department.

CAST Event Raises over $1,200 for Saint Michael's Foundation

May 17, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI) Fiternal CrossFit, in partnership with Community for a Cause, hosted a fundraising event for the Cardiac Arrest Survival Team (CAST) Fund at Saint Michael's Foundation.

Junior Woman’s Club Supports Ministry Dental Center

May 09, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI) — Members of the Stevens Point Junior Woman’s Club presented Ministry Dental Center Director, Brenda Diamond a check for $3,368.13 in support of local patients served at Ministry Dental Center, a partnership with Delta Dental of Wisconsin and CAP Services, Inc.

Annual and Perennial Sale to Benefit Hospice in Marshfield

May 05, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold an Annual and Perennial Sale on Friday, May 20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (or as supplies last). The sale will be held at the House of the Dove (across the street from Washington Elementary), 1000 W. 11th Street in Marshfield.

Jim Radke, PA-C, joins Ministry Medical Group

May 04, 2016

(Stevens Point, Wis.)—Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Jim Radke, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedic department. Radke sees patients at 824 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Three Recognized Local Leaders Leave Lasting Impact on Portage County Community

April 27, 2016

(Stevens Point, WI)- Ray Nass, Sue Wilcox and Louis Wysocki were honored with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 23rd Annual Community Leadership Celebration, before a record crowd of nearly 300 attendees on April 23 at Sentryworld Grand Hall.

Plant Sale in Plover

April 25, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their 15th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 6, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. This popular sale will be held at the Plover Family Practice/ Urgent Care, 2401 Plover Road in Plover rain or shine.

Annual Plant Sale in Wisconsin Rapids

April 25, 2016

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The sale will be held at Jack’s Produce and Greenhouse Plant Stand, 4110 8th Street South in Wisconsin Rapids (next to Portesi’s).