Blog Posts in November, 2018

  • Make a difference on #GivingTuesday

    This year on Tuesday, November 27, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving. What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a social media movement that aims to transform how people participate in the giving season. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, ...

  • Donna Gunningham: Proud to be part of the Mile Bluff team

    For 35 years, Donna Gunningham has proudly worked in the medical field. Starting as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in a nursing home following high school, Donna now finds herself at Mile Bluff Medical Center as a charge nurse in Acute Care. In addition to providing excellent nursing care to patients, Donna also assists in the day-to-day operations of the Acute Care Department by helping with ...

  • Annual golf outing raises over $23,000 for local healthcare

    On Thursday, August 9, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation gave golfers the perfect reason to hit the greens - to support local healthcare. "It was very clear that everyone, volunteers and players alike, enjoyed Castle Rock Golf Course and the beautiful day,” reported Martha Airth-Kindree, Foundation Executive Director. “With the support of sponsors, donors and volunteers, we ...

  • Mile Bluff awarded grant to create dementia-friendly community

    Mile Bluff was recently awarded a $7,500 Rural Health Outreach grant from MultiPlan, an organization that supports health insurance companies and subscribers. Using the generous gift, Mile Bluff Medical Center will form a coalition with other community agencies - such as the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance and the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - to establish ...

  • In the spotlight: Women of the Moose thanked for volunteer service

    The staff at Mile Bluff Medical Center would like to recognize and thank the Women of the Moose, Juneau County, Chapter 1993. For over five years, the group has donated its time to making fleece tie blankets for Mile Bluff’s Emergency Department. The blankets are used during the treatment of young patients, who then get to take the blankets home with them. “Knowing that we are helping ...

  • Delton Family Medical Center donates to Habitat for Humanity

    On Mother’s Day weekend, Delton Family Medical Center held the 12th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk. It was a beautiful spring day as runners and walkers took to the streets to support the health of the community. Delton Family Medical Center would like to thank all of those who participated in this event. A special thanks goes out to sponsors: American Family Insurance - Joey Van Dinter ...

  • 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 ...

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