News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

March 22, 2017

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.

Grief Support Group Offered in Marshfield

March 21, 2017

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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

March 20, 2017

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.

Grief Support in Neillsville

March 15, 2017

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

Reverie Harp Benefits Patients at Howard Young Medical Center

March 15, 2017

The Spiritual Services staff at Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension has a new relaxation tool with the recent addition of a Reverie Harp.

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

March 13, 2017

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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

March 13, 2017

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.

Loss of Spouse Support Group Offered

March 13, 2017

Death ends a life, but not a relationship. Participants in the Loss of Spouse Support or Significant Other Group (L.O.S.S.) realize that while life has changed dramatically, the survivor can still live a life with contentment.

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

March 08, 2017

A free support group on "The Grieving Process . . .Who am I Now?" 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

March 06, 2017

Side by Side grief support group is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This months topic is "Helping Yourself Through Grief".

Howard Young Medical Center to Launch Project SEARCH Program

March 06, 2017

Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension is the newest location in Wisconsin to be selected as a business partner for Project SEARCH.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

March 02, 2017

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

Hospice Volunteers Needed in Marshfield

February 28, 2017

Compassionate volunteers are currently needed throughout the Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids area. Volunteers provide support to hospice patients and their loved ones in their homes, nursing homes, House of the Dove hospice home and other residential care facilities.

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

February 28, 2017

Ministry Home Care will provide a monthly grief support gathering for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one the second Tuesday of each month. The program features an informational presentation with opportunity for questions and sharing.

AVN Hospice Volunteers Needed

February 28, 2017

Affinity Visiting Nurses is in need of volunteers to assist our hospice team. Volunteers do everything from spending time with patients, to working on special projects, to clerical work, to fund raising projects, to making calls to family members of patients who have died.

Technology Upgrade Aims to Improve Patient Experience at Ministry Medical Group Clinics

February 27, 2017

Ministry Medical Group, part of Ascension, is partnering with athenahealth to launch a cloud-based physician practice management and patient communications software system.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

February 27, 2017

Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services offers a support group for adults who have lost a loved one.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Nekoosa

February 27, 2017

Ministry Home Care has partnered with The Retirement Community of Nekoosa to provide free blood pressure checks the second Thursday of every month from 1 – 2 p.m., at the Retirement Community of Nekoosa, 145 North Cedar Street in Nekoosa.

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

February 24, 2017

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, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Ministry Home Care, 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 180.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

February 22, 2017

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.

On Target for Quality of Life

February 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 the annual Chicago Style Dart Tournament, “On Target for Quality of Life,” will be held to raise funds for Ministry Home Care’s hospice program.

Mindfulness and Meditation: The Benefits of Both Practices

February 17, 2017

Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community.

Ministry Eagle River Memorial Thrift Shop Recognized by AHA

February 17, 2017

The Auxiliary Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, part of Ascension was selected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a finalist in the 33rd annual Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program.

Howard Young Medical Center Announces Plans for Renovation and Construction

February 14, 2017

After almost a year of due diligence and thoughtful analysis, Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension, announced today it will embark on a multi-phased renovation and construction project.

2017 Ashe Scholarship Recipients Announced

February 09, 2017

The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension awarded Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships to eight students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

February 01, 2017

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

First Ascension Medical Group Opens for Patient Care in Wausau

January 31, 2017

Central Wisconsin is home to the first Ascension Medical Group facility in the country. Located on Wausau’s west side, Ascension Medical Group at Westwood marks the beginning of the naming transition of Ministry Health Care hospitals and clinics to Ascension, a transition that was first announced in September 2016.

Ministry Saint Clare's to Offer Safe Sitter Classes

January 30, 2017

The Family Birth Center at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, part of Ascension is now accepting registrations for Safe Sitter® Classes to be held in the months of February and March Weston.

Ministry Medical Group Expands Clinic Hours in Woodruff

January 30, 2017

Ministry Medical Group, part of Ascension is pleased to announce expanded hours to accommodate patients at its Woodruff Clinic.

February Mindfulness Program in Rhinelander

January 27, 2017

Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free and open to anyone in the community

Andrea Dirksen, DPM, joins Ministry Medical Group

January 23, 2017

Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension, is pleased to welcome Andrea (Luszcak) Dirksen, DPM, to Ministry Medical Group’s podiatry department. Dr. Dirksen sees patients at 240 Maple Street in Woodruff and 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.