News from Ministry Health Care

Understanding Grief: Grief Support Group Offered in Eagle River

May 04, 2015

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

That's Life (& Death) Cafe in Minocqua

May 04, 2015

That’s Life (& Death) Café will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (May 21) from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library (415 Menominee Street).

Grief Support Group for All Offered in the Wausau Area

April 30, 2015

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 in Wisconsin Rapids

April 29, 2015

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 Goodwill Store, 2561 8th Street South (Community Room).

Ministry Health Care announces New Program for Online Health Diagnosis

April 28, 2015

Ministry Health Care has announced the public launch of a new program for the online diagnosis and treatment of specific common medical conditions.

Ministry Breast Care Center recognized for quality measures

April 28, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Breast Care Center, located at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBCTM) for the third consecutive year. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by Ministry Breast Care Center to provide the highest level of quality breast healthcare to patients in the Stevens Point community.

Get messy. Get moving. Get Kolorful!

April 28, 2015

Kolor for Kids is coming to Colby on Saturday, June 6. The 5K run/walk is sponsored by the Colby High School National Honor Society to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. As always, 100% of proceeds will help local kids in our community, regardless of their illness or injury.

Howard Young Medical Center Earns Recognition in National Program

April 28, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (April 28, 2015) – Howard Young Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. Howard Young Medical Center is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system.

Annual Plant Sale in Wisconsin Rapids

April 28, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, 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).

Plant Sale in Stevens Point

April 28, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The popular sale will be held at a new location, the Plover Family Practice/ Urgent Care, 2401 Plover Road in Plover rain or shine.

Grief Support Offered in Woodruff

April 27, 2015

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 Offered in Merrill

April 27, 2015

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.

Annual and Perennial Sale to Benefit Hospice in Marshfield

April 27, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold an Annual and Perennial Sale on Friday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 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.

Annual Plant Sale in Weston

April 27, 2015

Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 8th, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in the Marshfield Clinic Weston Campus, parking lot 7.

Cheryl Streeter, CCRL, SWP, Named to Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

April 24, 2015

(Milwaukee, Wis.) – Cheryl Streeter, CCRL, SWP, director of workforce resources for Ministry Health Care, has been named by Governor Scott Walker to serve on the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position.

Who’d have known “All the Pretty Little Horses” could be therapeutic for a NICU baby!

April 24, 2015

Little Riley Dillie probably didn’t realize that when she was listening to “All the Pretty Little Horses” lullaby in her bassinet that she was actually learning the muscle movements needed to suck, and ultimately feed.

Ministry Health Care Announces New Program for Online Health Diagnosis

April 24, 2015

Ministry Health Care has announced the public launch of a new program for the online diagnosis and treatment of specific common medical conditions. HealtheVisits is available to the general public, regardless if they have a Ministry Medical Group doctor.

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Stevens Point

April 22, 2015

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

April 20, 2015

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

April 17, 2015

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.

National Program Offered Locally in Eagle River

April 16, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Thursday, May 7, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Eagle River Memorial Hospital, 201 Hospital Road, Eagle River.

Ministry Health Care Announces Major Initiatives Across Wisconsin

April 13, 2015

Plans position Ministry to meet changing healthcare needs and remain committed to 125-year mission

Da Vinci team performs Wisconsin’s first pulmonary lubectomy

April 10, 2015

A team of medical professionals at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital have recently performed a pulmonary lobectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System, the first such procedure in north central Wisconsin using the robotic technology.

Ministry Health Care Offers Free Program in Weston on Headache Treatment

April 10, 2015

Do you suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, or stress headaches? Have you ever wondered when a headache isn’t “just a headache”?

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital Volunteers to Host Annual Plant Sale

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. – It must be spring! The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital will sponsor their 24th Annual Spring Geranium and Plant Sale with flowers and green plants grown especially for them by Hanson’s Garden Village. This is your opportunity to support a worthwhile project while decorating your home and garden. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Funds which support hospital needs, scholarships, and community health and wellness programs of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Volunteers of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital to host Fourth Annual Plant Sale

April 09, 2015

Tomahawk, Wis. – Spring is in the air and it’s time to think about gardening! The Volunteers of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor their Fourth Annual Spring Geranium and Plant Sale with flowers and green plants grown especially for them by Cerny’s Greenhouse.

Medication Disposal Offered at Community Health & Wellness Fair in Rhinelander

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (April 8, 2015) – Do you have expired medications and are not sure how to dispose of them correctly? Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital and the Rhinelander Police Department can help. Medication disposal will be offered during the ninth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. - noon at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

State Senator Tom Tiffany Supports Reach Out and Read Program in Rhinelander

April 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. – Pediatricians and other clinicians at Ministry Medical Group (MMG) Rhinelander pediatrics are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud with your children.” On Monday, April 6, State Sen. Tom Tiffany visited the healthcare facility, not only to cheer them on, but to practice what doctors preach by reading to a group of young patients.

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital awards $6,600 to YMCA/Boys and Girls Club programs

April 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point is pleased to announce the selection of the 95210 obesity prevention program of the Stevens Point Area YMCA and the Triple Play Program of the Portage County Boys & Girls Club as Community Improvement Partner Organizations.

National Program Offered Locally in Woodruff

April 08, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Thursday, April 30, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Howard Young Medical Center’s Classrooms 2&3, 240 Maple Street, Woodruff.

National Program Offered in Menasha

April 08, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Wednesday, April 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Wichmann’s Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha.

Grief Support Group in Winneconne

April 08, 2015

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

Grief Support in New Holstein

April 07, 2015

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

Working through Grief Series in Rhinelander

April 07, 2015

A free support group on "Taking Care of Yourself While Grieving" 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.

National Program Offered Locally in Tomahawk

April 07, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Tuesday, April 28, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital’s Spruce Room, 401 W. Mohawk Avenue, Tomahawk.

Loss of Spouse Support Group Offered

April 06, 2015

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

Grief Support for Surviving Spouses/ Partners in Stevens Point

April 03, 2015

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

National Program Offered in Rhinelander and Merrill

April 02, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ®Program entitled “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” will be presented on Wednesday, April 22, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander and Thursday, April 23, 12:30 - 4:15 p.m. at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.

National Program Offered Locally in Marshfield

April 02, 2015

The Hospice Foundation of America's 22nd Annual Living with Grief ® Program, “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”. The national program will be offered on Wednesday, April 22, 1 - 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 12:30 p.m.) at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital’s Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center in Marshfield.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered in Thorp

March 31, 2015

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

Free Blood Pressure Checks Offered Monthly in Marshfield

March 31, 2015

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

Earth Week Presentation: Birds, Bees and Butterflies

March 27, 2015

An Earth Week event, “Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees: Attracting Pollinators,” will be offered Monday, April 20 in the Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital. (Follow signs)

Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital to Host Community Health & Wellness Fair

March 26, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 26, 2015) – Are you ready for your spring screening? The Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will be hosting the ninth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair with free health screenings on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. - noon at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

Celebrate local leaders

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Saint Michael’s Foundation to present local leaders with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the 22nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration, Saturday, April 25 at the Stevens Point Country Club, 6 pm. Tickets are available through Saint Michael’s Foundation at 715-343-3259.

Free wellness event with best-selling author Dr. Ann Kulze: Learn ways to ‘Weigh Less for Life’

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Health Care to host a free community wellness event featuring physician, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Dr. Ann Kulze on April 13, 5-7 pm, Dreyfus University Center on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.

Children’s Miracle Network: Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are

March 26, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Nine-year-old Lindsey Krueger, of Custer, falls 20 feet from a tree resulting in a severe head injury. Leukemia is the diagnosis a Merrill family hears about their 7-year-old son, Wyatt Olivotti. An expecting mom from Woodruff, Lindsey Schoonover, learns her unborn little girl Leah Handrick, now 4 years old, would be born with an opening in her spine.

Saint Mary's Foundation sponsors Colors of Cancer

March 25, 2015

Ties that Bind Us, part of Ministry Saint Mary's Foundation, is sponsoring the Colors of Cancer 5K Run & Walk in Crandon, WI, on May 3, 2014. The Colors of Cancer is an untimed event with no winners or prizes, but runners will be showered with colored powder at five stations along the run. The event caters to families and 5K enthusiasts alike. Prizes will be given out for best costumes at the race!

Grief Support Groups Open to All in Oshkosh

March 25, 2015

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.

27th Annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration

March 24, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (March 24, 2015) – Nine-year-old Lindsey Krueger, of Custer, falls 20 feet from a tree resulting in a severe head injury. Leukemia is the diagnosis a Merrill family hears about their 7-year-old son, Wyatt Olivotti. An expecting mom from Woodruff, Lindsey Schoonover, learns her unborn little girl Leah Handrick, now 4-years-old, would be born with an opening in her spine.

Babysitting Course Offered at MHLT

March 24, 2015

Woodruff, Wis. (March 23, 2015) – Students between the ages of 11 - 15 are invited to participate in a free babysitting course in Minocqua, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center (AHYMC), on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ties That Bind Us to host Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk in Crandon

March 24, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 23, 2015) - Let your true colors shine at the Second Annual Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at the historic Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Last year over 500 people took part in the inaugural event.

Grief Support Open to All in Appleton

March 20, 2015

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.

Designer eyewear show

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Medical Group Optical Department to offer a designer eyewear showing April 9 & 10 from 9 am – 5 pm at Ministry Medical Group, 824 Illinois Ave.

Ministry Health Care offers free program on headache treatment

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Do you suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, or stress headaches? Have you ever wondered when a headache isn’t “just a headache”? Jacqueline Bailey, APNP, a clinician with Ministry Medical Group Department of Neurology will present a free informative talk about headaches, their causes, and treatment options available on April 9, 6:30 pm in the Oak Conference Room at 2501 Main Street in Stevens Point.

Ministry Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers credentialed in concussion management

March 18, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Five Certified Athletic Trainers from Ministry Sports Medicine recently completed advanced training and are now credentialed in concussion management thru the ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) program.

Reach Out and Read Program Receives $5,000 Donation from Hospital Volunteers

March 17, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 13, 2015) – The Volunteers of Saint Mary’s Hospital donated $5,000 to the Reach Out and Read Program in February. Reach Out and Read is an evidence based non-profit organization that trains and supports medical providers who give books to children ages 6 months to 5 years and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at well-child exams. Reach Out and Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms. Ministry Medical Group Rhinelander pediatrics has been certified as a Reach Out and Read Program Site since 2007.

Ministry Saint Clare’s to Participate in National Health Care Decision Day on April 16

March 17, 2015

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

Local Legislators Visit Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center

March 11, 2015

Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center recently hosted 12th District State Senator Tom Tiffany and 35th State Assembly Representative Mary Czaja for a legislative question and answer session and tour of the facility.

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital to offer Safe Sitter® Classes

March 11, 2015

The Family Birth Center at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is now accepting registrations for Safe Sitter® Classes to be held this spring in Weston.

Hospital Volunteers Donate to Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation

March 09, 2015

Rhinelander, Wis. (March 9, 2015) – The Volunteers of Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital play a key role in serving hospital patrons and through their fundraising efforts, donated $20,000 to the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation in February.

Ministry Living Well honored as 2015 Best of Home Care Provider Choice Award

March 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – Ministry Living Well was recently honored as a winner of the "2015 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award" by Home Care Pulse, the top home care quality assurance firm in the nation.

Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit and free public evening event

March 09, 2015

(Stevens Point, Wis.) – “Making Your Worksite Wellness Strategy a Business Advantage,” a Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit, will be held Monday, April 13 in the Laird Room in the UWSP Dreyfus University Center at UW-Stevens Point.

PACU Nurse earns DAISY award

March 09, 2015

Laura Brey Gardner, PACU RN, is the latest registered nurse at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital to receive the DAISY award. The award is given monthly to nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the hospital’s nursing community.