Blog Posts in September, 2018

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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