The verse of an old John Denver song goes: “Bit by bit, row by row, gonna make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.”
A young Wisconsin mother’s story about her addiction to smoking and its impact on her baby’s health was launched this month in a new ad for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) summer-long “Tips from Former Smokers’’ campaign.
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in central Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital has won a Partner for Change Award from practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.
Micki Free and Jeannie Matsche, RNs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, are the latest to receive DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses. 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.
Carter Levi, newborn son of Katie and Andrew Gudgeon of Marshfield, may not yet know what a cow is, much less that June is Dairy Month, but his birth served as a little celebration of both thanks to the Wood County Junior Holstein Association.
Vanessa L. Freitag, PharmD, RPh, has been named vice president, clinical services for the Ministry Health Care Western Region which includes Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital (MSJH) in Marshfield and Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital (MOLV) in Stanley. In this new position she will be jointly accountable for the overall senior leadership at MOLVH and for a number of clinical services within Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She will start her new position on June 1.