News from Ministry Health Care

Rebecca Perry, MD, Retires from Ministry Medical Group

October 22, 2014

(CRANDON, Wis.) – Rebecca Perry, MD, FACP, has announced her retirement from Ministry Medical Group effective January 1, 2015. She has practiced medicine for 33 years in Crandon and retired from clinical practice at the end of September. She will continue in an administrative role until the end of the year.

Ministry Medical Group to Host “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens”

October 22, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S., and more than one person dies by suicide every 15 minutes.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

October 22, 2014

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.

For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief in Neenah

October 21, 2014

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.

Free Monthly Blood Pressure Checks in Rhinelander

October 21, 2014

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 Open to All in Appleton

October 21, 2014

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.

Ministry Good Samaritan Volunteers To Hold Annual Holly Bazaar

October 20, 2014

The Volunteers of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center will hold their 36th Annual Holly Time Bazaar on Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital located at 601, South Center Drive.

Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation to Host Annual Odyssey Fundraiser

October 20, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation is hosting its annual Odyssey of World Cuisine, Saturday, October 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy Western cuisine, and Country/Western casual attire is encouraged. Tickets are $50 each and include all food and beverages, with sales from each ticket benefitting the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. A raffle and live auction for fantastic prizes will be featured.

Ebola Preparedness Focuses on Safety, Identification, Isolation and Treatment

October 17, 2014

Ministry Health Care is working closely with Ascension Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal, state and local partners to increase associates’ understanding of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and to prepare for any type of infectious outbreak, including, but not limited to Ebola, Mers-CoV, CRE, Enterovirus and Dengue. The Ministry team is prepared to address a possible outbreak or exposure from affected travelers or others who may have come into contact with EVD.

Sixth Annual Scrap-Out Cancer Scheduled for October 24

October 14, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The sixth annual Scrap-Out Cancer Event is taking place Friday, October 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. This fun event brings people together to scrapbook and raise awareness of maintaining women’s health and treating breast cancer.

Dean Pollnow, MD, Recertified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

October 14, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Dean Pollnow, MD, was recently recertified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Pollnow is the surgical service line medical director and medical staff president of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital. He practices obstetrics and gynecology at Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander, located at 2251 North Shore Drive.

Ministry Medical Group Golf Outing Benefits LUHS Athletics

October 14, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Golfers and supporters of Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) hit the links at Timber Ridge Golf Club in Minocqua for the First Annual T-Bird Golf Scramble on Thursday, September 11, with two goals in mind: have fun, and raise money for the Lakeland Union High School athletics department. They achieved both as $4,800 was raised to support LUHS athletics. The event was hosted by Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

October 07, 2014

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

Grief Support in Amherst

October 07, 2014

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

Grief Support Group Offered in Athens

October 07, 2014

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

October 06, 2014

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

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

October 06, 2014

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 Eagle River

October 06, 2014

A free support group is available for adults who are grieving a loss in their life.

Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 18

October 03, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation, in cooperation with Ministry Medical Group in Tomahawk, Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and Ministry Health Care, will be hosting its 18th Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair with free health screenings for community members on Saturday, October 18, from 8 - 11 a.m. The hospital is located at 401 West Mohawk Drive in Tomahawk.

Founders gather to celebrate Saint Michael’s Foundation 25th anniversary

October 02, 2014

On September 24, 2014 original founders, current donors, past and present board members and community members gathered to celebrate the lives that have been impacted by Saint Michael’s Foundation at their 25th anniversary founders’ event held at Sentry World’s Premiere Grand Hall. The event was marked by the unveiling of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Stories in Photography exhibit by John Hartman – Contemporary Photography.

Daniel Judd, DO, joins Ministry Medical Group

October 02, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Daniel Judd, DO, to Ministry Medical Group’s emergency medicine department. He will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

October 01, 2014

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

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

October 01, 2014

A free support group on "The Grieving Process . . .What’s Normal?" 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.

Join Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander for Healthy Shopping Day

September 30, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – With thousands of food items lining grocery store shelves, it can be difficult to make healthy choices for you and your family. This is especially true for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family members. Ministry Medical Group (MMG) in Rhinelander invites you to grocery shop with our health and wellness specialist to learn more about healthy food choices.

Grief Support Group Open to All in Waupaca

September 29, 2014

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

Night vision goggles aid in safety for Spirit

September 29, 2014

If there’s one word to describe Ministry’s Spirit Medical Transportation Service (MTS) Eurocopter 145, it’s “safe.”

Grief Support in Wisconsin Rapids

September 24, 2014

Ministry’s grief support groups are monthly 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 each month, Noon - 1:30 p.m. at the McMillan Memorial Library, 490 E. Grand Avenue (All Purpose Room).

Grief Support Offered in Merrill

September 24, 2014

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and Ministry Home Care 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.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Welcomes Four New Board Members

September 23, 2014

The Board of Directors of Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital recently welcomed four new members to its ranks.

Ministry Good Samaritan Welcomes Two New Board Members

September 23, 2014

The Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center Board of Directors recently welcomed two new members.

Howard Young Foundation Receives $21,000 from Hospital Volunteers

September 23, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center (AHYMC), through its fundraising efforts, donated $21,000 to the Howard Young Foundation Special Gift Initiative on Sept. 9. The donation will be directed towards the new Heart Care Center at Howard Young Medical Center, and also future emergency department and operating room projects.

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

September 23, 2014

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.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

September 22, 2014

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.

An Afternoon of Inspiration

September 22, 2014

Ministry Home Care-Hospice will host an afternoon of inspiration with a Celtic harpist and singer as the backdrop to its participation in a unified day of action, to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.

Marathon County Health Systems Join Forces for Domestic Violence Education Program

September 18, 2014

The major health care providers of Marathon County are once again joining forces to increase the skills and effectiveness of those who work with domestic abuse victims.

Lakeland Rotary Donates Books to Howard Young Medical Center

September 18, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Parents of newborns delivered at Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff will receive The Brain Game, a book whose mission is to educate and encourage new parents to read to their newborns. The books were generously donated by the Lakeland Rotary Club and the Minocqua Breakfast Club.

Babysitting Course Offered at MHLT

September 18, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Those ages 11 - 15 are invited to participate in a free babysitting course in Minocqua on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The babysitting course is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center.

Clinic Offers Free Session on “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens”

September 18, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – Do you know the signs of adolescent depression and anxiety? Learn how to spot possible symptoms of depression and anxiety during a free Ministry Medical Group session titled, “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens,” an informational presentation for parents and caregivers of teenagers.

Ministry Registered Nurse Part of Inaugural Physician Assistant Program Class at UWMC

September 16, 2014

Four students recently started the new community based Physician Assistant (PA) program at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC) in Wausau.

Kelley Muench, PA-C, joins Ministry Medical Group

September 16, 2014

(Rhinelander, Wis.) -- Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Kelley Muench, PA-C, to Ministry Medical Group’s general surgery department. She will be providing care at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital, located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Ministry Medical Group in Crandon Announces New Hours

September 16, 2014

(CRANDON, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group (MMG) has announced new hours to accommodate patients at its Crandon clinic, located at 400 West Glen Street.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

September 11, 2014

Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Center surgeons Vijaya Nirujogi, M.D., and Timothy Wengert, M.D., have been designated an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)® Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Making Every Moment Matter in Arbor Vitae

September 08, 2014

Dr. Kate Hospice is hosting a five-week course about end-of-life titled, “Making Every Moment Matter,” on Wednesday’s from Sept. 24 – Oct. 29. This free course is open to the public.

SPASH Diggin’ the Cause Game Supports Breast Cancer Patients

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – On Thursday, September 25, the SPASH JV and Varsity volleyball teams will once again gear up to “Dig the Cause” to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to further support local breast cancer patients at their 4th Annual Diggin’ the Cause game.

Three events support local cancer patients

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Saint Michael’s Foundation is thankful for three upcoming events hosted by the UW-Stevens Point women's basketball team for gifting proceeds to the Project Embrace Fund. Events include a brat fry, pancake breakfast and annual Play4Kay game.

Aaron Topliff, MD, joins Ministry Medical Group

September 05, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Aaron Topliff, MD, to Ministry Medical Group’s anesthesiology department. He will be providing care at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Avenue in Stevens Point.

Get Ready for School Sports with a Ministry Medical Group Sports Physical

September 04, 2014

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Get ready and get set for school sports and summer activities with a sports physical from Ministry Medical Group (MMG). Sports physicals will now be performed together as a well-child exam with a sports physical component.

Ministry Health Care to Host Flu Clinic

September 03, 2014

(Stevens Point, WI) – Ministry Medical Group to offer flu vaccination clinic at their 824 Illinois Ave campus at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point, on the following dates: Saturdays: October 4, 11 Sundays: October 5, 12

Seventh Annual James Beck Cancer Center Celebration of Life a Success

September 03, 2014

(RHINELANDER, Wis.) – The James Beck Cancer Center (JBCC) hosted its Seventh Annual Celebration of Life on the evening of August 21, with approximately 135 people in attendance.

Ministry Medical Group Laona Community Health & Wellness Fair

September 03, 2014

(LAONA, Wis.) – Approximately 50 people from Laona and the surrounding communities took part in the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) Laona Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 16, at the clinic.

Radiothon to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

September 03, 2014

Get ready country fans, Y106.5 listeners and everyone who wants to help kids! The 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon will take place September 4 & 5. John Harry and RW Smith will host the three-day event.

Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids Celebrates 20 Years

August 27, 2014

Every minute of every day, children are injured at times fatally by not realizing the possible dangers that surround them. Through education, many of these accidents can be eliminated and children can lead safer lives.

Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Presents “Day of Renewal”

August 27, 2014

(EAGLE RIVER, Wis.) – Charles Schoenfeld of Wausau will present, “A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward – Memoir of a Male CNA,” during the Partners – Auxiliary, Eagle River Memorial Hospital’s annual Day of Renewal – Taking Personal Responsibility: Retrain Your Brain, on Tuesday, September 16. This free event is from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and takes place at Moon Beach Camp, located at 1487 Moon Beach Lane in St. Germain.

James Beck Cancer Center Celebration of Life

August 25, 2014

The event honors cancer survivors for their strength and courage; recognizes the contributions of their families and friends; promotes awareness that knowledge, hope and inspiration can help beat cancer; and to emphasize the fact that cancer survivors can live active, productive lives even though they still face many challenges

Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

August 25, 2014

(TOMAHAWK, Wis.) – The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded five $1,000 healthcare scholarships. This year’s $1,000 recipients include Allison Gustafson, Annie Jarvensivu, Stacey Nelson, Jordyn VanStrydonk, and Rachel Elliott who was chosen to receive the Don Lintereur Memorial Scholarship.