Blog Posts in October, 2018

  • Let's Talk About Dementia: Free education sessions

    As our communities continue to age, the diagnosis of dementia is becoming more and more common. Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. It is estimated that over 560 seniors are currently living with a dementia diagnosis in Juneau County. Along with ...

  • Keeping care local: Infusion & Cancer Care

    It seems that as life moves ahead, it gets busier and more filled with responsibility. Providing for children, paying bills, caring for loved ones and helping others in the community - these are all important items often found on your to-do list. However, when these things get in the way of you making your own wellbeing a priority, it can lead to some big problems. This was the case for Cindi Gill ...

  • Ready or not, influenza season is coming

    Believe it or not, influenza season is right around the corner. With this in mind, the healthcare community and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourage people to get vaccinated for the virus. Recognizing influenza... There is a common misconception that when you are sick to your stomach, you have ‘the flu.’ Although nausea can be a sign, influenza is actually a contagious ...

  • Local pharmacies looking to impact local hunger

    According to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, 1 in 9 people in Wisconsin are struggling with hunger. While food may be available, many people are food insecure, meaning there is a lack of access to enough food for all household members. With the devastating impact hunger and food insecurity can have on children, families and individuals, Mile Bluff Pharmacies are looking to make ...

  • Attend "Diabetes & Your Feet" November 1

    If you or your loved one has diabetes, Mile Bluff invites you to a free informational event! Proper foot care is an extremely important part of diabetes self-management. On Thursday, November 1, Mile Bluff’s diabetes educator, Margaret Hewitt, and wound care specialist, Angie Wopat, will present ‘Diabetes & Your Feet.’ During their presentation, the two will discuss the ...

  • Mile Bluff offers PAD rehabilitation

    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common, yet serious, health concern that raises a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke. The disease develops when leg arteries become built up with plaque, which limits blood flow to the legs. Signs and symptoms of PAD: Leg and muscle pain that occurs when walking, but goes away with rest. Foot or toe pain when resting, that often disturbs sleep. ...

  • Easy Access Colonoscopies now available

    As you age, the number of health screenings that your provider recommends is likely to increase. One of those suggested tests is often a colonoscopy, which is recommended as early as age 45. Although not a favorite among patients, everyone is encouraged to have these life-saving screenings, which are used to detect colorectal cancer. To help make getting these procedures more convenient, Mile ...

  • CT lung cancer screenings now offered

    Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America, non-small cell lung cancer can be cured if it’s found early enough. To help detect this cancer in its earliest stages, Mile Bluff’s Medical Imaging Department is now offering low-dose computed tomography (CT scans) for lung cancer screening. The CT machines are able to provide pictures in more detail than a ...

  • Lynn Schuebel, PA-C now providing family medicine care in Necedah

    Mile Bluff is pleased to welcome Lynn Schuebel, PA-C to the healthcare team at Necedah Family Medical Center. With over 30 years of experience, this Baraboo native is excited to provide family medicine care to the Necedah community. Throughout her life, Lynn has had a desire to help others. “I started out my adult life not really knowing what I wanted to do. I just knew I liked ...

  • Local outdoorsmen invited to Men's Night Out on October 4

    Attention men of Juneau County… the great outdoors, and your health, is calling. Join the guys on Thursday, October 4 from 5-8 pm at the American Legion Hall in Mauston for Men’s Night Out. At this FREE event, you can hear the latest in hunting fishing and outdoor sports, enjoy demonstrations and raffles, as well as learn from local health experts. This event will also feature health ...

  • Autumn Scamper 5k coming October 6

    As the fall activity calendar fills up, be sure to plan on joining the staff of the Necedah Family Medical Center for the 5 th Annual Autumn Scamper 5k on Saturday, October 6. No matter your age or fitness level, you are invited to join in on the fun to help support the Necedah community. The Autumn Scamper begins at 9 am with a free kids’ race for children up to age 12. The 5k run/walk will ...

  • Jodi Needham: Proud to be part of the Mile Bluff team

    Jodi Needham has been a member of the Mile Bluff Rehabilitation Services team for over three years. Working as a certified occupational therapy assistant (OTA), Jodi provides care to patients primarily in Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Jodi helps patients progress back to independent living following a prolonged illness, joint replacement or injury. Using occupational therapy ...

  • New Bubble CPAP machine helps infants in respiratory distress

    Thanks to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation, Mile Bluff’s Respiratory Therapy Department has a new tool that helps newborns and infants breathe easier. The Bubble CPAP system is a non-invasive ventilation treatment for children with infant respiratory distress syndrome. This condition is caused by many different things, and makes it difficult for newborns and infants to breathe. ...

  • Mile Bluff anesthesia providers focus on improved safety, quicker recovery

    When it comes to surgery, improved safety and quicker recovery are two things at the top of a patient’s priority list. At Mile Bluff, those two goals are also a main focus of the anesthesia team. There are different types of sedation that can be used during surgery. To help determine what is best for each individual, Mile Bluff’s anesthetists perform an evaluation that includes: review ...

  • Patients now have direct access to Mile Bluff Physical Therapists

    What is direct access? Direct access allows patients to see a physical therapist without an order from a medical provider. Historically, when someone sustained an injury, an appointment with a primary care practitioner was required. That provider would then refer the individual to rehabilitation services; and that is when an appointment with a physical therapist could finally be made. Because the ...

  • Discounted sports physicals for student athletes

    Before your child/student hits the playing field for the 2018-2019 sports season, the WIAA requires each student athlete to have a sports physical screening to make sure he/she is in good physical condition to play sports. Most insurance companies do not provide coverage for the WIAA sports physical. With this in mind, Mile Bluff - New Lisbon Family Medical Center is offering two designated dates ...

  • Signia Telecare 3.0 coming to Mile Bluff

    Bringing you personalized hearing care...anywhere! With a new Signia hearing aid from Mile Bluff, you'll be able to experience even more than great service and the best in hearing aid technology. You will also have the opportunity to gain direct access to Mile Bluff's audiology team with Telecare 3.0. This revolutionary remote hearing aid care is made available through myHearing™ ...

  • Dr. David Hoffmann named 2018 Rural Health Ambassador

    On Wednesday, May 9, Dr. David Hoffmann was presented with the Rural Health Ambassador Award. To recognize the achievement, a reception was held in his honor. His wife and colleagues attended the event to show their support and appreciation for all that Dr. David has done to better Mile Bluff and the community. Mile Bluff President and CEO, James O’Keefe, presented the award to Dr. David, ...

  • Military disaster response exercise returning to Mauston in July

    If you are near Mile Bluff Medical Center the week of July 16, you will notice an increase of military vehicles on the road and in the air. Do not be alarmed. For the fourth year in a row, Mile Bluff will be participating in a disaster readiness training exercise sponsored by the National Guard. PATRIOT North 2018 provides a realistic training opportunity for individuals and agencies involved with ...

  • Mile Bluff Audiologists improve hearing for patients of all ages

    To most, Hunter Bass does not represent the ‘typical’ audiology patient. At the age 14 of, Hunter certainly is not elderly, yet he does have hearing aids. And unlike many others with hearing loss, Hunter’s is not from working around loud noises for years; instead, he just finished up his career as an eighth grade student. Since fourth grade, Hunter has been wearing the assistive ...

  • Hess Memorial Hospital Auxiliary makes donation to improve ER for children

    To better meet the needs of patients, Mile Bluff’s Emergency Department has undergone some remodeling. In addition to creating new office space for providers, the waiting room received a fresh coat of paint, new art work, and a children’s activity area. A triage room was also made to allow for additional privacy when a patient initially comes to the Emergency Department. “Our ...

  • Annual golf outing is set for August 9

    With the warm summer-like days, golfers are looking for any excuse to break out the clubs and tee off on the course. Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is providing golfers with the perfect excuse to hit the greens on Thursday, August 9. Men and women are invited to golf for a purpose and support local healthcare through the foundation’s 8th Annual Golf Outing at Castle Rock Golf Course. ...

  • Progressive, patient-focused healthcare ... 125 years, counting

    Where it all began It started in 1893 with one man’s passion to help others. Doctor J.S. Hess opened his medical practice in Mauston 125 years ago; and his dream has evolved into what is known as Mile Bluff Medical Center today. A legacy of change In 1912, Dr. Hess opened the first hospital in town. Eleven years later, a new hospital was built, and more medical services were able to be ...

  • $3,000 to be given away through the Golf Ball Crash for Cash

    On Sunday, August 19, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation will hold the “Golf Ball Crash for Cash during the Juneau County Fair’s Combine Demo. For just $20 you could purchase the winning raffle ticket! Only 300 tickets will be sold! Each numbered ticket will have a matching numbered golf ball. On August 19, during the intermission at the Combine Demo, those golf balls will be dropped ...

  • Nurses Helping Nurses host Hosta Walk and Quilt Show

    Despite the recent snow, spring really is on its way and Nurses Helping Nurses has just the event to help you get in the gardening mood! On Saturday, May 19, from 9 am to 3 pm, area gardeners, landscapers, and plant lovers are invited to join Nurses Helping Nurses at Uniquely Hostas in Elroy for a hosta and quilt show. Located at 205 Grove Avenue in Elroy, Uniquely Hostas offers a large collection ...

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