News at Boscobel Area Health Care
BAHC Exercise Physiologist receives award for wellness education
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) recently bestowed their 2013 Rural Health Ambassador Award to Nora Munson, Exercise Physiologist at Boscobel Area Health Care. Munson was selected for this award because of her dedication to community education, particularly around weight loss and heart disease. Read full article.
Boscobel Area Health Care Names Employee of the Year
Phyllis Sanders was named Employee of the Year at Boscobel Area Health Care. Sanders has been a nurse at Boscobel Area Health Care for 41 years, and has worked in many different areas of the organization. Read full article.
Boscobel Area Health Care Awarded for Efficient Care
Boscobel Area Health Care was the recipient of the 2013 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champion Award, a state-wide award designed to recognize efforts in affordable and efficient health care. Read full article.
Dr. Lombardo to present on Diabetes and Foot Care
Boscobel Area Health Care will hold an educational presentation for people at risk for diabetic foot problems as part of National Foot Health Awareness Month. The event, titled "Diabetes and Foot Care" will be held in the conference room at Boscobel Area Health Care on Tuesday, April 30th from 11:30 to 12:30. Read full article.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Area organizations are working together in partnership to help improve the health of their communities, and the region. The group recently conducted a community-wide assessment that will be published on area hospitals' websites on April 1, 2013. The report outlines the process of conducting the health needs assessment by collecting and analyzing data and soliciting community input in Grant and Crawford counties. The results will be used to develop strategies to address the prioritized needs, with the goal of contributing to improvements in the communities' overall health. Read full article and download survey results.
Free weight-loss seminars held in Boscobel
Anyone interested in learning more about minimally invasive bariatric surgery and all weight-loss options available at Gundersen Lutheran, should attend the free informational seminar, "Understanding Your Weight Management Options." Starting in April, this seminar will be offered via teleconference, at noon on the first Monday and third Wednesday of the month at Boscobel Area Health Care, 205 Parker St. Read full article.
BAHC Foundation funds new treatment table for Rehab
Rehab patients at Boscobel Area Health Care will benefit from a new treatment table funded by the BAHC Foundation. In a response to increased demand for services, the Rehabilitation Department has added therapists. Because of the expansion, demand for treatment tables and program equipment has increased. Acting on a funding request submitted by Robyn Moritz, Director of Rehab Services, the Foundation Board allocated funds to purchase a new treatment table. Read full article.
BAHC to sponsor heart education event
Boscobel Area Health Care invites the community to an educational event in honor of National Heart Health Month. The event is scheduled for February 22nd in the Boscobel Area Health Care cafeteria. The Heart to Heart Wellness Event will be an open house format from Noon to 2:00, with free health screenings, educational displays, refreshments, door prizes, and presentations. Read full article.
Scholarship applications available
The Boscobel Area Health Care Board of Directors Scholarship, the BAHC Partners Scholarship and the Slaman Family Scholarship application forms are available for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Each scholarship will be paid directly to the student upon successful completion of the first semester of post-high school study, verification of enrollment for the second semester and proof of required GPA. Application deadline is March 15, 2013. Read full article and download scholarship application forms.
BAHC Foundation purchases new lab equipment
The Boscobel Area Health Care Foundation has funded the purchase of a fresh frozen plasma thaw system for the lab at the Hospital. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP), obtained routinely from blood donations, is used in emergency situations to address bleeding problems or for patients with liver disease who are at extreme risk of hemorrhaging. Read full article.
BAHC welcomes Amy Franklin, Family Nurse Practitioner, to its medical staff
Amy will provide primary care for patients at Riverside Family Practice in Muscoda and in BAHC's Walk-In/Urgent Care Center. Read full article.
Foundation kicks off 2012 Appeal for Donations
Boscobel Area Health Care Foundation has kicked off its 2012 Annual Appeal for Donations. This Appeal is held each year to raise funds for the Foundation, which supports the hospital. To date, generous community members and organizations have contributed almost $12,000 toward the 2012 goal of $20,000, which will be used to support capital improvements and equipment. Read full article.
BAHC celebrates 60th Anniversary
Boscobel Area Health Care celebrates 60 years of providing medical care to the community. The hospital held its original dedication ceremony on October 18, 1952, and began providing medical care shortly afterwards. Read full article
BAHC welcomes Tara Morgan, A.P.N.P.
As a BAHC nurse practitioner, Tara will provide a variety of primary care services for patients at Riverside Family Practice in Muscoda and in BAHC's Walk-In/Urgent Care Center. Read full article
Southwest Tech President visits alumni at Boscobel Area Health Care
Southwest Tech President Dr. Duane Ford and Foundation Manager Heather Fifrick visited Boscobel Area Health Care recently. Ford and Fifrick had a chance to meet with Southwest Tech alumni currently employed at Boscobel Area Health Care, and visit with department managers to learn about future workforce needs.
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Boscobel Area Health Care to welcome new administrator
Boscobel Area Health Care has formally entered a management agreement with Gundersen Lutheran, and will welcome a new administrator in July. David Hartberg, MHA, will begin his new role on July 16th.
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2012 BAHC Employee of the Year
Boscobel Area Health Care recognized Jackie Karnopp, CNA, as the Employee of the Year during National Health Care Week. Karnopp has been employed at BAHC for 36 years.
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Community Health Needs Assessment
Boscobel Area Health Care is combining resources with other area health care services to conduct Community Health Care Needs Assessment across all of Grant County by collecting and analyzing data and soliciting community input. The results will be used to develop strategies to address the prioritized needs, with the goal of contributing to improvements in the communities' overall health. Read full article
Unique Service Offers Hope to Heart Patients
Boscobel Area Health Care announced the availability of a new procedure for relieving angina pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and other symptoms associated with coronary artery disease called Enhanced External Counterpulsation therapy (EECP®). The painless, non-invasive procedure is designed to improve blood flow to the heart and is administered on an outpatient basis for seven weeks. Read full article
BAHC now offering Digital Mammography
Boscobel Area Health Care will celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with new, state-of-the art digital mammography technology. The new mammography machine was purchased in August to ensure patients at Boscobel Area Health Care continue to have access to the latest technology and best possible preventive resources, said Radiology Manager Rita Ferrie. Read full article
Red Cross teddy bears connect blood donors with recipient
"Every person who receives blood this week will get a teddy bear with a personal message from the blood donor," says Lab Manager Judy Dayton. "Its inspiring to see the intent of the donor, matched with the gratefulness of the patient. It's a heart-warming cycle." Read full article