Blog Posts in March, 2019

  • Together We Can: A dementia conference

    It is estimated that over 560 seniors are currently living with a dementia diagnosis in Juneau County. As our communities continue to age, the diagnosis of dementia and its various forms (i.e. Alzheimer’s) is predicted to increase. To improve understanding of dementias throughout the community, Mile Bluff Medical Center, ADRC of Eagle Country, and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia ...

  • Rob June: Proud member of Mile Bluff team

    For almost three decades, Dr. Rob June has been helping patients hear clearly as an audiologist. Having spent 11 years at Mile Bluff, Rob is proud of the care he can provide to patients locally. “For a rural community, our audiology department offers patients specialty tests which are generally only found in urban hospitals. I take great pride in diagnosing and managing my patients hearing ...

  • Local Boy Scout donates Lily Pads

    Jon (pictured right) recently donated IV pole ‘lily pads’ to the Acute Care Department of Mile Bluff Medical Center. The lily pads are skateboard-like devices that securely sit on the bottom of an IV pole to help pediatric patients get around the hospital more easily. Instead of struggling to walk, children are able to ride on these colorful platforms. Jon chose this project as part of ...

  • Sleep kits available to hospital patients

    Studies reveal that a calm and quiet environment helps to promote rest and healing. As a result, controlling noise levels in a hospital setting is an important intervention for supporting recovery. While it would not be safe to stop all sounds in the care environment, it is a priority of Mile Bluff’s inpatient team to keep noise levels as low as possible. In 2016, Mile Bluff formed a group ...

  • Foundation awards scholarships

    The cost of pursuing higher education can make it difficult for individuals to advance their schooling, especially when working. 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 Mile Bluff employees with an ...

  • Mile Bluff uses opioid-free anesthesia

    Mile Bluff’s nurse anesthetists are experts in providing pain management to patients both before and after surgery. The team continually assesses pain management practices to ensure that what is provided to Mile Bluff patients is what is proving to be effective elsewhere. One of the emerging trends that is becoming a standard of care at Mile Bluff, is the cutting-edge option of opioid-free ...

  • Mile Bluff welcomes MegaCode Kelly simulation manikin

    To help ensure that Mile Bluff always provides healthcare services at their finest, continued education is necessary for the team. Staying on top of the latest techniques and protocols in patient care is a must for the entire healthcare team. The education not only contributes to exceptional care, but also helps staff members to maintain their licenses and certifications. Healthcare professionals ...

  • Inspiring next generation of care providers

    In December, several community healthcare agencies came together to educate the next generation of care providers. Mile Bluff’s licensed athletic trainers (LATs) and Emergency Department personnel partnered with area EMTs and paramedics to provide Mauston High School students with an inside look into sideline emergency response. Mile Bluff provides athletic training services to five area ...

  • Mile Bluff becomes a state-recognized Coverdell Stroke Care Partner

    Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke. Every four minutes one of those individuals dies. Stroke is responsible for taking the lives of about 140,000 Americans each year, which is roughly one out of every 20 deaths in the United States. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious long-term disability. It can affect the senses, speech, behavior, thoughts, memory and ...

  • Making New Year's resolutions last

    Studies show that a new goal or resolution needs to be repeated for at least 21 days in order for it to truly last. However, day four is when most of these goals go downhill. Don’t fall into this trap! Instead, check out these tips on how to turn resolutions into a new lifestyle. Start small: Don’t tackle more than one to two goals at a time. Small, realistic changes can make a big ...

  • SANE program for survivors of sexual assault

    In recent months, a growing amount of national attention has been given to survivors of sexual assault. To further meet the needs of local individuals impacted by this type of violence, Mile Bluff’s Emergency Department has developed a sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) program. The role of a SANE includes evaluating and treating patients with a holistic approach. These nurses are ...

  • Mile Bluff, SAFE team make a positive impact on Juneau County

    In 2015, the Juneau County Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) coalition was formed. It set out with a mission to improve the lives of children, youth and adults by empowering the community to help prevent and treat alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug abuse in Juneau County. The coalition is made up of a diverse and engaged group of local leaders. The group works together to identify ...

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