News from Ministry Health Care

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

August 23, 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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

August 18, 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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

August 15, 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.

Gregory Grzesik, DO, joins Ministry Medical Group

August 09, 2016

Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Gregory Grzesik, DO, to Ministry Medical Group’s hospitalist program at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

Breast Cancer Survivor Highlights Celebration of Life at James Beck Cancer Center on August 18

August 08, 2016

The James Beck Cancer Center will be hosting the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life – Embrace the Song of Life on Thursday, August 18, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Nuclear Medicine Program Celebrates Three Graduates

August 04, 2016

Graduation ceremonies were held July 20th for three students graduating from the Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

August 04, 2016

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

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

August 04, 2016

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

August 03, 2016

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

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

August 02, 2016

A free support group on "Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Healing After a Loss" 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

August 01, 2016

Side by Side grief support group is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This months topic is "Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Healing After a Loss".

Hospice Volunteers Needed Training offered in Wausau

August 01, 2016

Hospice is about living each day to the fullest. It’s about helping individuals dying of terminal illness live each day in a pain-free environment, with dignity and peace.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Nekoosa

July 28, 2016

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.

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital Achieves National Accreditation

July 27, 2016

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital’s bariatric surgical center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

July 27, 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.

Grief Support Group Offered in Marshfield

July 26, 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.

Dr. Barry J. Seidel Appointed to the Honorary Medical Staff of Howard Young Medical Center

July 25, 2016

By unanimous vote, the medical staff of the Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) recently appointed Barry J. Seidel, MD, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Surgeon to the facilities Honorary Medical Staff.

31st Annual Dr. Kate ProAm in Minocqua

July 25, 2016

This event is an amazing opportunity to join some of the best competition in golf on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Minocqua Country Club in Minocqua. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

July 20, 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.

Four Ministry Facilities Named Most Wired

July 18, 2016

Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Four Ministry Health Care facilities once again earned most wired recognition in this year’s survey.

Ninth Annual Celebration of Life to be Held at James Beck Cancer Center August 18

July 18, 2016

The James Beck Cancer Center will be hosting the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life – Embrace the Song of Life on Thursday, August 18, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Ashe Scholarship Applications Available

July 13, 2016

(Woodruff, WI) – Applications for the Dr. Henry Ashe Continuing Education Scholarships are available for Lakeland area college students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field at the undergraduate level.

Regional Presidents Announced for Ascension Wisconsin

July 12, 2016

Travis Andersen and Debra Standridge Named to New Leadership Roles (MILWAUKEE, WI)— Ascension Wisconsin, a health ministry of Ascension, has taken the next step in identifying key leadership by appointing regional presidents.

Saint Michael's Foundation Awards $16,000 in Quarterly Grants

July 07, 2016

Saint Michael's Foundation recently awarded $16,000 to fund seven grants for healthcare related programs or services. The allocation grants, which are awarded bi-monthly, provide funding to enhance healthcare services for patients served by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group.

Marcy Davies, NP, joins Ministry Medical Group

July 07, 2016

(Rhinelander, Wis.) — Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Marcy Davies, NP, to Ministry Medical Group’s neurology department. Davies sees patients at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Melissa Koengeter, MSN, FNP-BC, joins Ministry Medical Group in Merrill

July 06, 2016

(Merrill, WI) — Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Melissa Koengeter, MSN, FNP-BC, to Ministry Medical Group’s family medicine department. Koengeter sees patients at 3430 East Main Street in Merrill.

Saint Michael’s Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

July 06, 2016

Saint Michael's Foundation proudly announces the 2016 Scholarship Recipients for the Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship, the Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship and the Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship.

13th Annual Garden Walk to be held in Minocqua

July 05, 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.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

June 29, 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.

Hospice Volunteers Needed in Marshfield

June 29, 2016

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.