Blog Posts in March, 2020

  • Mile Bluff shifts all clinic care to Mauston, New Lisbon, Lake Delton

    The Mile Bluff organization continues to prepare its response to COVID-19. Efforts are underway to proactively conserve resources such as equipment, supplies and staff. With this in mind Mile Bluff has made the tough decision to temporarily pause the operations of two of its satellite clinics. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the medical providers from the Elroy and Necedah clinics will begin seeing ...

  • You can take an active role to prevent the spread of illness

    Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Juneau County, Wisconsin has seen an increase in cases, and community-based spread has been identified in some urban areas. This has led to changes in day-to-day life for most residents in the state. While the recent closures and cancellations can present challenges, they are measures that are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone ...

  • COVID-19 Risk to General Public Remains Low

    The Juneau County Health Department and Mile Bluff Medical Center are coordinating response efforts as the number of cases of COVID-19 increase across the country. At this time, the risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low. “We are working with our local health care providers to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation,” says Amanda Dederich, Juneau County Health ...

  • Pediatric Readiness Quality Care Collaborative helps ensure high-quality care for children in Mile Bluff's ER

    When it comes to spending time in the Emergency Department, children are often scared, unsure and stressed. If not trained for these situations, staff members caring for these young patients can feel these same emotions. That is why Mile Bluff Medical Center’s Emergency Department is proud to be a part of the Pediatric Readiness Quality Care Collaborative [PRQC]. Mile Bluff is one of only ...

  • When you join the Mile Bluff team, you're joining the best team in town

    When you choose Mile Bluff as an organization to work for, you are gaining more than just a job. Whether you find yourself performing surgeries, sanitizing equipment, processing accurate medical records or answering phones, you are connected to a greater good. If you’re looking to join a team that improves people’s lives every day, Mile Bluff is the place to be. The medical center is ...

  • Wash your hands to stop the spread of illness

    When you have a virus like influenza or a cold, it’s easy to think that an antibiotic is the solution to your illness. This is when many turn to healthcare providers to request a prescription. However, there are many times an antibiotic is not only ineffective, but could actually be harmful. This is where antibiotic stewardship comes in. Antibiotic stewardship is the practice of using ...

  • Over $61k raised for 3D mammography

    This summer, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation set out to impact the health of the community by supporting a new tool for healthcare providers in the fight against breast cancer...3D mammography. Mammography is an important tool for detecting the first signs of cancer. Studies show that 3D mammography can improve detection of breast cancer in women of all ages, provide clearer images regardless ...

  • CT scan testing can detect lung cancer

    Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America, it can be defeated. When found early, lung cancer can be treated before it has a chance to grow, spread or cause other issues. To help detect this cancer in its earliest stages, Mile Bluff’s Medical Imaging Department offers low-dose computed tomography (CT) for lung cancer screening. The CT machines are able to provide ...

  • Certified nurse midwife care now available at Mile Bluff

    Mile Bluff is pleased to announce that a certified nurse midwife has joined the healthcare team! Women can receive primary, prenatal, obstetric, and gynecologic care from Emily Walden, CNM, IBCLC, MSN/Ed. Meet Emily Emily joins the family medicine and pregnancy care team as a certified nurse midwife. Coming from a busy midwife practice in Iowa, Emily is excited to establish the midwifery program ...

  • Experience Mile Bluff orthopedics

    In recent years, Mile Bluff has expanded the orthopedics care that is available to patients in the surrounding community. Several new surgeons have joined the team, and brought with them decades of experience, a wealth of knowledge, and new procedures that bring ‘big city’ services closer to home. Mile Bluff’s orthopedics team provides specialized care for a full range of bone ...

  • John Murphy, MD joins Hospitalist team

    Doctor Murphy came to Mile Bluff with experience providing care in small community hospitals. Having played a variety of roles in primary care, urgent care and inpatient care, Dr. Murphy is comfortable in the rural setting. “I live by the philosophy that people need to have a purpose in life to truly be happy,” said Dr. Murphy. “Caring for my family and patients gives me that ...

  • Many volunteer opportunities available

    Volunteers play a critical role in both the administrative and healthcare functions at Mile Bluff. They share their talents to help deliver high-quality patient care and perform a variety of tasks at various Mile Bluff locations. If you are 14 years of age or older, there are many ways you can make a difference at Mile Bluff. You can help by reading to patients and residents, working in the ...

  • Celebrate Galentine's Day and 3D Mammography at Mile Bluff

    As February rolls around, preparations begin as a classic romantic holiday approaches. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and relationships. This year, Mile Bluff Medical Center is giving the community a special reason to celebrate with a unique holiday event. To recognize love for the community and the arrival of a new 3D mammography machine, Mile Bluff is holding a Galentine’s ...

  • 3D Mammography now available at Mile Bluff

    Mile Bluff is pleased to announce that 3D mammography is now available at the medical center in Mauston. This new screening test is the latest advancement in early breast cancer detection. 3D technology provides clear, detailed images, regardless of breast tissue density. The accuracy of the images allows radiologists to detect smaller cancers sooner, and also decreases the chance of ...

  • Car transfer simulator helps patients on their road to recovery

    Mile Bluff’s Rehabilitation Services Department is riding a little smoother these days, thanks to the purchase of a car transfer simulator. The equipment allows patients to practice getting in and out of a car during therapy sessions at Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Getting in and out of a car is something many individuals take for granted. After a person loses functional ...

  • Auxiliary donation improves security

    Reporting to work before the sun rises can bring with it a sense of insecurity. Thanks to a generous donation from the Hess Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the staff members at Wisconsin Dells Dialysis Center are feeling more safe and secure. A panic button alarm system was purchased for the dialysis center team. Now, if employees feel that they are in danger, they can press the buttons on their ...

  • Jennifer Schmidt PA-C joins Mile Bluff team

    Mile Bluff Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jennifer Schmidt, PA-C to the general and orthopedic surgery teams. During college, Jennifer discovered her passion for caring for others. As she worked to find the right role, Jennifer began her career as a certified nursing assistant and eventually became an EMT and paramedic. Those experiences led Jennifer to a career as a physician assistant in ...

  • Leah Doughty, PA-C now providing care at Mile Bluff

    Leah joined Mile Bluff in the beginning of November. She fills a new role as a physician assistant both in the acute care/hospital setting and in emergency/urgent care. Leah is eager to serve patients at Mile Bluff. “This unique position will fit me well,” explained Leah. “I can do hands-on procedures, direct patient interactions, medication management, interdepartmental ...

  • Make Terrace Heights your home, receive one month of FREE rent

    Are you tired of dealing with the snow and ice of winter? You don’t have to head south to escape; just make the move to Terrace Heights in Mauston. Do so by April 30, 2020, and you will receive one month of free rent! Since 1992, Terrace Heights Retirement Community has been providing exceptional apartment living for those 62 and older. The facility features 32 fully-equipped apartments, and ...

  • Aquatic fitness for all ages, ability levels

    Are you looking for a new way to stay in shape, increase your range of motion, or improve your overall wellness? Mile Bluff offers aquatic fitness classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. Exercising in the water can be a great way to get physical activity into your life. No healthcare provider referrals are needed to use this program, and you don’t need to know how to swim to join. ...

  • Mongtu (Krissy) Ngo, PA-C joins Mile Bluff team

    Krissy joins Mile Bluff as another new addition to the hospitalist team. Having recently graduated with her degree from Duke University, Krissy is eager to provide care to patients in Mauston. “In undergraduate school, I realized that I wanted to directly impact patient care,” recalled Krissy. “I enjoy caring for high-acuity patients and figuring out the diagnosis that caused ...

  • 'Tis the sneezin' for winter illness: Good thing Elroy has walk-in hours

    As winter starts to settle in, seasonal germs and illness are likely to follow along. ‘Tis the sneezin’ for an endless line of colds, sore throats, aches and pains, and an overall feeling of being unwell. When you need healthcare without an appointment, take advantage of the convenient morning walk-in hours at Elroy Family Medical Center. Available Monday through Friday from 8 to 9:30 ...

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