Blog Posts in April, 2018

  • 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 ...

  • Merv Vaassen: Proud to be part of the Mile Bluff

    Since 1991, Merv Vaassen has been a member of the Mile Bluff team. As a staff electrician in the Facility Services Department, Merv helps to ensure that Mile Bluff and its buildings are taken care of, and are safe for the people inside. “The fun part of the job is not really knowing what you’re going to do every day,” admits Merv. “From working on the nurse call light ...

  • Brad Ingraham provides care in Uganda

    Mile Bluff is known for having medical experts who care for you close to home. Brad Ingraham, PA-C recently expanded his ‘service area’ by traveling to Uganda on a medical mission trip. Working with Operation Renewed Hope, Brad joined a diverse team of 41 volunteers to provide healthcare services to people in Uganda. “We held four very busy clinic days,” recalled Brad. ...

  • Mile Bluff's healing gardens: Where flowers grow, hope blooms

    The ups and downs of the healthcare environment can be a lot for anyone to manage from time to time. Whether it’s worry about health issues, concern over medical tests, or fear about the well-being of loved ones or patients - anxiety and stress can add up, leaving even the strongest people feeling overwhelmed. In times like these, it is nice to have a place to retreat, and find some peace. ...

  • Traveling dialysis patient appreciates convenience of Wisconsin Dells Center

    Mile Bluff has been providing exceptional in-center dialysis services in Mauston since 1999. The growing need for dialysis care led Mile Bluff to expand its services into Lake Delton in 2016. The goal of the expansion was to serve individuals who were on a waiting list, and to provide an option for dialysis recipients who want to travel to the Wisconsin Dells area. For individuals who need regular ...

  • Primary care, urgent care, emergency care - know how to choose what's needed

    It is very important to establish a relationship with a primary care provider - someone you visit regularly for routine appointments and illnesses. There are times, however, when you need immediate medical attention and the clinic is closed, or the situation is serious enough to require emergency care. These are the times you should visit Mile Bluff’s Urgent Care and Emergency Care ...

  • Make clothing donations March 12-31: Help patients, families in emergency situations

    When responding to medical emergencies, the number one priority of the individuals providing care is to save lives. At times, this can mean that a patient’s clothes may be cut or damaged. There are also circumstances when patients and their loved ones arrive in the Emergency Department with soiled or bloodied clothes. In times like these, it’s a comfort for individuals to have a fresh ...

  • Foundation provides financial aide for employees

    CAROL PURVIS EDUCATION FUND The cost of pursuing higher education can be enough to derail a person’s goal of achieving a new degree or certification. However, with the assistance of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation and the Carol Purvis Education Fund Scholarship, the burden of higher education costs is a little lighter for Mile Bluff employees and students. The foundation provides all ...

  • Raymond Weiss joins Mile Bluff as Vice President of Long-term Care

    "We can provide a great level of care for every ‘season’ under the sun," commented Raymond Weiss, Mile Bluff's Vice President and Chief Long-term Care Officer. Raymond is the newest addition to Mile Bluff's executive team. He was brought on board to help shape the future of the services offered to those in search of independent senior living, post-acute care, assisted ...

  • Help prevent the spread of germs - wash your gloves, scarves

    This time of year it’s common to see runny noses, coughs, sore throats, and respiratory infections such as the flu. Here are some things to think about during the cold and flu season. Have you ever used your gloves to wipe your runny nose when a tissue wasn’t available? Did you then touch a steering wheel, doorknob, or shopping cart with your gloves? Those are easy ways to spread germs ...

  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Mile Bluff is celebrating National Nutrition Month® in March. This is an annual nutrition and physical activity campaign that was developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1973. It was spurred on by the public’s increased interest in nutrition. The month-long celebration also makes a point to endorse Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as the most reliable source of ...

  • Local man leaves $23k to Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation

    As we live our lives, many of us may think about how we can leave this world a better place. The legacy that we work to build through our careers, the actions we take, or even the words we say, can impact future generations. Throughout his 96 years, Don Wildes was a hard-working, community-oriented man who gave great thought to how he could impact the world around him. Don developed his legacy as ...

  • General surgeon joins Mile Bluff team

    Mile Bluff Medical Center is pleased to welcome a new member to the medical staff, Brian Schultz, DO. Doctor Schultz is joining the Mile Bluff team as a general surgeon. Beginning his surgical career with the US Army, Dr. Schultz served two tours in Afghanistan before settling in the Rhinelander area for nine years. Ready to start life’s next chapter, Dr. Schultz is eager to settle in at ...

  • Alliant Energy Foundation awards grant to enhance area emergency care

    This fall, the Alliant Energy Foundation awarded Mile Bluff Medical Center a $1,000 grant to help purchase three 3G Modems that would enhance the communication between the medical center and area emergency medical response crews. Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation provided the additional funding needed to purchase the modems and install them in Mauston Area Ambulances. Using these modems, ...

  • First Mile Bluff Baby of 2018

    On Tuesday, January 2 at 8:47 am, Mile Bluff Medical Center welcomed Hazel Grace Geissler to the world as the first baby born at the facility in 2018! Hazel’s parents, Renee and Jeff, and her big sister, Emma, were excited to meet Miss Hazel. Hazel did face some fierce competition to win the coveted title of the first 2018 baby. It was a race to the finish line as another mother was giving ...

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