Blog http://agnesian.com/blog/rss Agnesian en Agnesian HealthCare Foundation announces 2018 Charity Open raffle winners http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2018-charity-open-raffle-winners <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/480x480_RMC%20Foundation%20Golf%20Outing.jpg" width="480" alt="Golf outing" typeof="Image" /><p>Sandy Rademann, Fond du Lac, was drawn as the grand prize winner in this year’s Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open. As the grand prize winner, Rademann can choose between a 2018 Ford Escape S or $15,000 cash prize, donated by Holiday Automotive.</p> <p>Other raffle winners included: Larry Henning, North Fond du Lac, second prize - $5,000 cash; Wayne Shrehlow, Waupun, third prize - $2,500 cash; Kayla Chatterton, Madison, fourth prize - $1,500 cash; and Michael Guell, Fond du Lac, fifth prize - $1,000 cash prize.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2018-charity-open-raffle-winners Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host book fair September 12 http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-september-12 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="Book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Collective Goods book fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.</p> <p>The Collective Goods book fair features quality books and gifts at 50 to 75 percent off retail price, and includes bestsellers, children’s, reference, hobby, nature and wildlife, sports and cooking titles – as well as gift items.</p> <p>The book fair is open to the public, and all proceeds will benefit Ripon Medical Center patient programs and services.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-september-12 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine practitioner http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kraus%2CTeegan.jpg" width="750" alt="Teegan Kraus" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Teegan Kraus, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Family Medicine department, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>In her role, Kraus diagnoses illness, develops and manages treatment plans, prescribes medications, and often serves as a patient’s principal health care provider.</p> <p>“I listen to my patients and involve them in their own care,” Kraus says.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-practitioner Fond du Lac partners collaborate to promote infant literacy http://agnesian.com/blog/fond-du-lac-partners-collaborate-promote-infant-literacy <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Words%20to%20Grow%20By%20%281%29.jpg" width="4032" alt="Words to Grow By" typeof="Image" /><p>It’s a two-way street when it comes to communication between parents and their babies. Research shows the benefits of talking, laughing and reading to babies. While it may feel a little silly talking and reading to a baby, a baby responds giving response signals in their attempts to communicate.</p> <p>In fact, this important communication can, and should, begin during pregnancy. It’s never too early. Babies recognize their mother’s voice in the womb, so why not make reading aloud a habit while you’re still pregnant?</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/fond-du-lac-partners-collaborate-promote-infant-literacy Ripon partners introduce ‘Stop the Bleed’ effort to save lives http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-partners-introduce-stop-bleed-effort-save-lives <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/RMC%20Stop%20the%20Bleed%20Kits.jpg" width="4032" alt="Stop the Bleed" typeof="Image" /><p>No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.</p> <p>Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. There are some very simple actions anyone can take to help save a life.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-partners-introduce-stop-bleed-effort-save-lives Agnesian Integrative Health welcomes massage therapist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-integrative-health-welcomes-massage-therapist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Hansen_Kelley_480.jpg" width="750" alt="Kelley Hansen" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kelley (Hansen) Cantu, LMT, massage therapist, to its Integrative Health services located at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting patients.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-integrative-health-welcomes-massage-therapist-0 Agnesian HealthCare Weight Watchers series offers joining discount http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-weight-watchers-series-offers-joining-discount-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/497042785%20Waistline%20960x540.jpg" width="960" alt="Weight Watchers" typeof="Image" /><p>The Weight Watchers series conducted every Friday at Agnesian HealthCare, 430 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac, is offering a 10 percent discount for the next series, slated to begin Friday, August 17.</p> <p>An open house for current and new members is scheduled at noon on Friday, August 10. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend and sign up. The public is welcome to participate.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-weight-watchers-series-offers-joining-discount-0 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-2 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Sreenivasarao-Rao_480.jpg" width="748" alt="Sreenivasarao" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kandipati Sreenivasarao, DO, (also known as Dr. Rao) a board-certified family medicine physician, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 723 Park Ridge Lane, North Fond du Lac. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Sreenivasarao specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. He offers a full range of general family medicine; preventive health care; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-2 Christian Home sets annual pie social August 22 http://agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-sets-annual-pie-social-august-22 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/450752471%20Apple%20Pie%20250x250.jpg" width="250" alt="Pie social" typeof="Image" /><p>The Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center has scheduled its annual pie social and car show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22.</p> <p>A freewill offering will benefit the Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center’s new chapel, as well as resident services and programs.</p> <p>The event will feature homemade pie and ice cream, BBQ sandwiches and beverages.</p> <p>The Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center, 331 Bly Street in Waupun, supports long-term skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, memory care and assisted living apartments.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-sets-annual-pie-social-august-22 Agnesian HealthCare to host Treffert Center public open house August 16 http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-host-treffert-center-public-open-house-august-16 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Treffert%20Recollections%20Booklet_APR-0562%20Cover.jpg" width="2625" alt="Recollections" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare is hosting a public open house to showcase its Treffert Center facility - 371 E. 1st Street, Fond du Lac - from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 16.</p> <p>Participants will be able to tour the facility, meet the providers and staff, and also learn about Darold Treffert, MD, a world-renowned autism and savant syndrome expert. A psychiatrist, Dr. Treffert has been studying savant syndrome for more than 50 years. He served as a consultant to the movie <em>Rain Man</em>, in which Dustin Hoffman portrayed an autistic savant. Treats for kids will also be available.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-host-treffert-center-public-open-house-august-16 Reach Out & Read continues thanks to generous contribution http://agnesian.com/blog/reach-out-read-continues-thanks-generous-contribution <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Read%20A%20Book%20Photo.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Reach Out" typeof="Image" /><p>For the past three years, Agnesian HealthCare and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic physicians have partnered with the nationwide Reach Out &amp; Read program thanks to continued support from the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. </p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/reach-out-read-continues-thanks-generous-contribution Valsartan recall: what patients should know http://agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-recall-what-patients-should-know <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Pharmacy-Pills.jpg" width="480" alt="Recall" typeof="Image" /><p>Nancy Hyland, Retail Pharmacy Director, Agnesian HealthCare</p> <p>The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a voluntary recall of valsartan-containing products from three different generic manufacturers. These generic valsartan and valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablets may contain an impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is considered a probable carcinogen based on testing done in labs.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-recall-what-patients-should-know Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new anesthesiologist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Bogan_Jacqueline_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Jacqueline Bogan" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes anesthesiologist Jacqueline Bogan, DO, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>An anesthesiologist offers preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care for patients and administers medications to control pain and support life functions during surgery.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist-0 Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule uniform sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/UniformSale.jpg" width="960" alt="Uniform Sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers will be sponsoring a uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>PRN Uniforms will feature a selection of more than 4,000 items from top manufacturers, including scrubs, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. A few of the brand names you will see are Crest, Rockers, Peaches, Nursemates, Cherokee and more. There will be a wide selection of seasonal and sport prints to choose from.       </p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale-0 An inseparable bond http://agnesian.com/blog/inseparable-bond <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ken%20Eggerts%20and%20Family.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Ken and Theresa Eggers" typeof="Image" /><p>They say the bond between dog lovers and their trusty companion is strong and endless. For Ken Eggers, that bond was unquestionable as Ken faced a potentially serious health condition, but never lost sight of caring for Petey, his trusted friend and companion. Petey is an almost one-year-old American Pit Bull.</p> <p>On Saturday, July 14, Ken - a northern Michigan truck driver - was driving past Fond du Lac to make a delivery in Brownsville. He was feeling under the weather, talking to his wife, Theresa, on the phone.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/inseparable-bond Kids Kamp 2018 Review http://agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2018-review <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kids%20Kamp%202018.jpg" width="1800" alt="kids Kamp" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Services just wrapped up its 18<sup>th</sup> Annual Kids Survival Kamp in mid-June. Through the generosity of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, we are able to offer Kids Kamp to grieving families completely free of charge.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST http://agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2018-review Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to host Collective Goods sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-collective-goods-sale <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a Collective Goods sale (formerly known as Books R Fun) from Wednesday, August 1 to Friday, August 3 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1 and 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 3.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-collective-goods-sale The Nutman is coming to Ripon Medical Center August 15 http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-august-15 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" alt="Nut sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a candy and nut sale by The Nutman Company on Wednesday, August 15. This event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ripon Medical Center Atrium by the gift shop.</p> <p>The Nutman Company features 150 fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes and candies.</p> <p>Proceeds benefit Ripon Medical Center scholarships, as well as healthy and wellness programs and services. Visa and MasterCard are welcome, as well as cash and checks. Quickcharge is available for employees.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-august-15 Treffert Way School for Exceptional Mind charter school receives state grant http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-way-school-exceptional-mind-charter-school-receives-state-grant <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/file2.jpeg" width="3923" alt="treffert" typeof="Image" /><p>Thanks to a Wisconsin Charter Schools Program grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the North Fond du Lac School District and Agnesian HealthCare’s Treffert Center will begin work to introduce The Treffert Way School for the Exceptional Mind charter school in North Fond du Lac in fall 2019.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-way-school-exceptional-mind-charter-school-receives-state-grant Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Charity Open gears up for 30th year http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundations-charity-open-gears-30th-year <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Cochair%20One.jpg" width="3008" alt="Charity Open" typeof="Image" /><p>Tickets are now on sale for the annual Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open raffle. The drawing is scheduled for Monday, August 13 at 7:15 p.m.</p> <p>Proceeds from the event support Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope and help ensure that all patients have access to these vital services regardless of their ability to pay.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundations-charity-open-gears-30th-year Make time for well-child visits http://agnesian.com/blog/make-time-well-child-visits <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Griffin%20Gudex%20after%20procedure.jpg" width="3024" alt="Griffin Gudex after procedure" typeof="Image" /><p>As a busy mom or dad, you’re juggling it all - dashing from work to soccer practice to dance class, fitting in birthday parties, teacher conferences and family dinners around the kitchen table.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT http://agnesian.com/blog/make-time-well-child-visits Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host Webster’s brat fry http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/article-1.jpg" width="960" alt="Brat fry" typeof="Image" /><p>Stop by the Webster’s Grocery Store, 1188 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturday, August 18, and enjoy a meal with the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary.</p> <p>Brats, hamburgers and cheeseburgers will be available, as well as soft drinks, water and a meal deal package.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry-0 Agnesian HealthCare receives Supply Chain Excellence Award from Premier Inc. http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-receives-supply-chain-excellence-award-premier-inc-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/2018%20Team%20Photo%20with%20Robin%20Roberts.jpg" width="1024" alt="Premier" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare has received the Supply Chain Excellence Award from Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, for its high-value purchasing practices.</p> <p>“Agnesian HealthCare is continuously advancing its supply purchasing strategies and collaborating to share best practices that support Premier alliance members,” says Susan DeVore, Premier president and chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to present them with this honor as they work to provide high-value care in their community.”</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-receives-supply-chain-excellence-award-premier-inc-0 Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to jewelry, women’s accessory sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale-2 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Jewelry-Sale.jpg" width="480" alt="Jewelry sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The public is invited to a jewelry sale by PTK Sales from Tuesday, July 17 to Thursday, July 19 in Agnesian HealthCare’s lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 17 and 18, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 19.</p> <p>Sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, proceeds will benefit patient programs and services at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale-2 Agnesian HealthCare to sponsor ‘Stop the Bleed’ lifesaving skills http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sponsor-stop-bleed-lifesaving-skills <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-18072%20Stop%20the%20Bleed_Facebook.jpg" width="1000" alt="Stop the Bleed" typeof="Image" /><p>The Health Resource Center at St. Agnes Hospital is hosting three Stop the Bleed Lifesaving Skills sessions on June 25, July 11 and August 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Plaza Level Conference Center, 430 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. Sessions are free.</p> <p>Receive training and resources to respond to a life-threatening event whether at home or within the community. An injured person can die from blood loss within five minutes.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sponsor-stop-bleed-lifesaving-skills Ripon Walk with a Doc program modifies course during summer http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-walk-doc-program-modifies-course-during-summer <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/RMC-Wellness-Center.jpg" width="1600" alt="Walk with a Doc" typeof="Image" /><p>With warmer temperatures on the horizon and being in the outdoors more desired, Agnesian HealthCare will be shifting its Walk with a Doc program to the wellness walkway at Ripon Medical Center. This location change is now underway, and will move back to Ripon High School in the fall.</p> <p>Interested walkers can meet outside the RMC Wellness Center entrance, and will walk on the walking path weather permitting. On rainy days, walking will move inside the hospital on the first floor.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-walk-doc-program-modifies-course-during-summer Waupun Memorial Hospital committee awards 2018 scholarships http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-committee-awards-2018-scholarships <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20Image.jpg" width="1827" alt="Scholarships" typeof="Image" /><p>The Waupun Memorial Hospital (WMH) Gift Shop Scholarship Committee has awarded five $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors and continuing college students who are pursuing a career in medical-related fields.</p> <p>This year, recipients include:</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-committee-awards-2018-scholarships Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ros%20Nydia_480.jpg" width="748" alt="Nydia Ros" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Nydia Ros, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-0 Bereavement Services Gathering & Raffle announces 2018 raffle winners http://agnesian.com/blog/bereavement-services-gathering-raffle-announces-2018-raffle-winners <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Bereavement%20Winner.jpg" width="4032" alt="Bereavement winner" typeof="Image" /><p>Thanks to the generosity of passionate supporters, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation raised more than $5,600 as part of its annual Bereavement Services Gathering &amp; Raffle, which was held in early April at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> <p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services offers counseling and group-based support and activities for individuals and families struggling with the death of a loved one.</p> <p>The evening featured an extensive raffle, which included five exciting prizes. Winners were:</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/bereavement-services-gathering-raffle-announces-2018-raffle-winners AHC Foundation Garden Walk & Art Fair to benefit Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-garden-walk-art-fair-benefit-carol-hyland-caring-you-fund <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Garden%20Walk%20photo.jpg" width="4000" alt="Garden walk" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation will host its 24th annual Garden Walk &amp; Art fair on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m, rain or shine. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund.</p> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund was established in 2010 for patients requiring assistance with basic life needs they are unable to afford during cancer treatment or care for other long-term illness. The fund has helped people to pay for rent, cover utility bills, gas or groceries.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-garden-walk-art-fair-benefit-carol-hyland-caring-you-fund Agnesian HealthCare welcomes orthopedics practitioner http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-orthopedics-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Osborne.Jackie.jpg" width="750" alt="Jackie Osborne" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Jacklyn Osborne, APNP, a nurse practitioner, to its Orthopedics department at the Agnesian Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. Osborne provides comprehensive, advanced orthopedic care to patients of all ages.</p> <p>She is now accepting new patients, and joins Drs. Joe Kemp, Steven Magoline, Alan Roetker and Bryan Royce, as well as Ashley Andrus, APNP.</p> <p>Osborne is a graduate of Marian University with a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing.</p> Fri, 25 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-orthopedics-practitioner Stroke risk higher for women than for men http://agnesian.com/blog/stroke-risk-higher-women-men <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Larsen%20Nathan%20Dr%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" alt="Nathan Larsen" typeof="Image" /><p>Everyone should be aware of the warning signs of stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among men and the third leading cause of death in women, according to the American Stroke Association.</p> <p>“In fact, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer every year,” according to Nathan Larsen, MD, St. Agnes Hospital Emergency Department &amp; EMS medical director.</p> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/stroke-risk-higher-women-men Agnesian HealthCare diabetes education program receives ADA recognition http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-diabetes-education-program-receives-ada-recognition <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AHC%20icon%20only.jpg" width="266" alt="image" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare was recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.</p> <p>The association’s education recognition certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standard for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2012.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-diabetes-education-program-receives-ada-recognition The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center to host Charity Golf Outing June 6 http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-host-charity-golf-outing-june-6 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-18036%20FRMC%20Golf%20Outing_Digital_720x720.jpg" width="1000" alt="Charity Golf Outing" typeof="Image" /><p>The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is hosting its annual Charity Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 6 at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake.</p> <p>Golf check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. with a tee-off at 11:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy lunch and 18 holes of golf on The Woodlands course.</p> <p>A dinner reception will follow, featuring a choice of prime rib or salmon, as well as an extensive silent auction. Cost is $150 per person.</p> <p>Proceeds from this year’s event will help support areas of greatest needs at Ripon Medical Center.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-host-charity-golf-outing-june-6 Ripon Medical Center now offers peripheral artery disease exercise therapy http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-now-offers-peripheral-artery-disease-exercise-therapy <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/PAD%20Exercise%20Therapy%20Team.jpg" width="480" alt="PAD team" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center is now offering help for individuals who are facing health difficulties due to peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Narrowing, blockage or spasms in a blood vessel can cause PAD.</p> <p>PAD may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart including the arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels, such as the brain and legs, may not get enough blood flow for proper function. However, the legs and feet are most commonly affected.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-now-offers-peripheral-artery-disease-exercise-therapy New Waupun Memorial Hospital program helps with dizziness, balance http://agnesian.com/blog/new-waupun-memorial-hospital-program-helps-dizziness-balance <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Schmitt%2C-Barb-WEBSITE.jpg" width="480" alt="Barb Schmitt" typeof="Image" /><p>Dizziness is more common than most people think. In fact, it’s the second most common complaint people bring to their health care providers (lower back pain is first).</p> <p>It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of all adults experience dizziness severe enough to warrant reporting it to their physicians. Fortunately, most causes of dizziness are detectable and treatable, especially with today’s computerized diagnostics, sophisticated medicines and advanced surgical techniques.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/new-waupun-memorial-hospital-program-helps-dizziness-balance Agnesian HealthCare schedules 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day event http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-schedules-24th-annual-national-cancer-survivors-day-event <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-17106%20Cancer%20Survivors%20Day_720x720_Facebook.jpg" width="720" alt="cancer survivors day" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare is showing support of National Cancer Survivors Day with a tribute to cancer survivors on Sunday, June 3 at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The Agnesian Cancer Center invites survivors, family and friends to join in the celebration. The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Plaza Level Conference Center, located on the lower level of St. Agnes Hospital, adjacent to the cafeteria. There is no cost to attendees. Food and refreshments will be provided.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-schedules-24th-annual-national-cancer-survivors-day-event Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule footwear sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-2 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Footwear%20Image.jpg" width="389" alt="footwear" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a footwear sale by PRN from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in Agnesian HealthCare’s lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale will feature a selection of footwear to capture the likings of many. Styles will be available from top manufacturers to include Adidas, Columbia, Crocs, Klogs, KSwiss, Reebok and more. There will be a wide selection for both men and women.</p> <p>Cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard will be accepted.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-2 The Foundation for RMC awards Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-rmc-awards-arlene-fenner-family-endowed-scholarship <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Austin%20Lopez.jpg" width="914" alt="Austin Lopez" typeof="Image" /><p>The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center has named Austin Lopez, a Ripon High School senior, as the 2018 recipient of the $500 Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship.</p> <p>Lopez is pursuing a pre-med/biomedical science degree at Concordia University. He is the son of Gilberto Lopez and Jamie Lopez. Lopez was chosen from among area high school seniors, pursuing a career in health care that plan to attend a college or university in Wisconsin.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-rmc-awards-arlene-fenner-family-endowed-scholarship The Nutman is coming to Ripon Medical Center June 20 http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-june-20 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" alt="Nutman sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a candy and nut sale by The Nutman Company on Wednesday, June 20. This event is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ripon Medical Center Atrium by the gift shop.</p> <p>The Nutman Company features 150 fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes and candies.</p> <p>Proceeds benefit Ripon Medical Center scholarships, as well as healthy and wellness programs and services. Visa and MasterCard are welcome, as well as cash and checks. Quickcharge is available for employees.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-june-20 Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host Webster’s brat fry http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/article-1.jpg" width="960" alt="Brat fry" typeof="Image" /><p>Stop by the Webster’s Grocery Store, 1188 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Friday, May 18 and enjoy a meal with the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary.</p> <p>Brats, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs will be available, as well as chips, soft drinks, water and a meal deal package.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry Princeton resident wins the Samaritan Cash Raffle grand prize http://agnesian.com/blog/princeton-resident-wins-samaritan-cash-raffle-grand-prize <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-17220%20Samaritan%20Cash%20Raffle_Facebook.jpg" width="720" alt="Cash raffle winner" typeof="Image" /><p>Becky Wagner, of Princeton, is the grand prize winner of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Samaritan Cash Raffle, being randomly drawn for the $100,000 cash prize.</p> <p>Ticket sales were steady all morning on the drawing’s final day, May 9. The suspense was finally relieved when the grand prize winner was announced by Holly Brenner, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation president, and Joanne Pasiuk, MD, an Agnesian HealthCare general surgeon.</p> Wed, 09 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/princeton-resident-wins-samaritan-cash-raffle-grand-prize Markesan hospice volunteer brings energy, enthusiasm to service http://agnesian.com/blog/markesan-hospice-volunteer-brings-energy-enthusiasm-service <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Bob%20Schieffer.png" width="389" alt="Bob Schieffer" typeof="Image" /><p>It’s been about a year that Bob Schieffer, of Markesan, has been serving as an Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope volunteer, but in just that short amount of time, he has found great reward.</p> <p>Schieffer serves Hospice Hope patients and families through its Veterans Program and medication delivery.</p> Fri, 04 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/markesan-hospice-volunteer-brings-energy-enthusiasm-service A Mother’s Love http://agnesian.com/blog/mothers-love <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/May%202018%20Blog%20ThinkstockPhotos-532556370.jpg" width="2121" alt="Mother&#039;s Day" typeof="Image" /><p>A few weeks ago, I finalized plans for a “Girls Only” weekend to visit my friend in Florida for her wedding. No kids, no husbands along. Just the girls, getting a chance to reunite and catch up over a long weekend. You cannot imagine the anticipation that has been building for this trip.</p> <p>But a few days ago, I came to the realization that the trip falls over Mother’s Day. This made me pause for a moment to think. Would my kids be upset that I won’t be with them to celebrate? More so, how will I feel being apart from my kids on Mother’s Day?</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist http://agnesian.com/blog/mothers-love Osgood Schlatter Disease http://agnesian.com/blog/osgood-schlatter-disease <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/May%20blog.jpg" width="544" alt="Osgood schlatter disease" typeof="Image" /><p>Is your child complaining of knee pain? </p> <p>Does it get worse with jumping sports?</p> <p>Is there a painful lump on the shin bone?</p> <p>These symptoms are consistent with Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD); however it can often be confused with tendonitis of the knee. It is important to differentiate the two as OSD may require a longer rest period and symptoms may last longer than tendonitis. </p> Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Sarah Schultz http://agnesian.com/blog/osgood-schlatter-disease Agnesian HealthCare Foundation honors Fond du Lac leader http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-honors-fond-du-lac-leader <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Carol%20Hyland%20Courageous%20Initiative%20Award%20Photo.jpg" width="960" alt="Courageous Initiative Award" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation recently presented its prestigious Courageous Initiative Award to Carol Hyland, of Fond du Lac. Holly Brenner, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation president, and Jack Twohig, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Board of Directors chairperson, made the presentation at the Foundation’s recent recognition dinner.</p> <p>This is only the fifth time that the Foundation has given this award - the first honored the Dale R. Michels family in 2005.</p> Wed, 02 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-honors-fond-du-lac-leader Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professional http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ullrich%20Kourtney-Lechner_Ullrich.jpg" width="750" alt="Kourtney Lechner Ullrich" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kourtney Lechner Ullrich, MS, LPC, a psychotherapist, who will be seeing patients at Waupun Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 620 W. Brown Street, Waupun.</p> <p>Lechner Ullrich provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with people as a team to help them develop specific and attainable treatment goals and strategies to better cope with life’s struggles.</p> Tue, 01 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional-0 Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers award scholarships http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-award-scholarships-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20Image.jpg" width="1827" alt="Scholarships" typeof="Image" /><p>Six area students who intend to pursue careers in health care have been awarded scholarships from the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers.</p> <p>Scholarship recipients were chosen from among area high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in health care.</p> <p>The following seniors are recipients of $2,000 scholarships.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-award-scholarships-0 Agnesian HealthCare names new president at St. Agnes Hospital http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-names-new-president-st-agnes-hospital <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Vergos-Katherine.jpg" width="750" alt="Katherine Vergos" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, has named Katherine Vergos, MHA, FACHE, as its new president at St. Agnes Hospital. In her new role, Vergos will assume responsibilities for the daily operations at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-names-new-president-st-agnes-hospital Christian Home sets spring concert, benefit May 6 http://agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-sets-spring-concert-benefit-may-6 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/587230670_musical%20background.jpg" width="833" alt="Christian Home spring concert" typeof="Image" /><p>The Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center has scheduled its annual spring concert and benefit at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the First Reformed Church, Waupun.</p> <p>A freewill offering will benefit the Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center’s new chapel, as well as resident services and programs.</p> <p>The concert will feature the New Generation Singers, led by Laura Ten Pass; Jon Schmaltz, pianist; and The Pella Praise Band, featuring Vicki Bellville, Laura Cameron, Harvey Oosterhouse and Sherry Oosterhouse.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-sets-spring-concert-benefit-may-6 Ripon hospice volunteer finds joy helping others at end of life http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-hospice-volunteer-finds-joy-helping-others-end-life <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Tim%20Holz.png" width="369" alt="Tim Holz" typeof="Image" /><p>Anyone who volunteers to help patients and their families as they face the end of life finds great reward and blessings in being present to help with their needs.</p> <p>It’s been that way for Tim Holz, of Ripon, who has been serving as an Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope volunteer for more than nine years.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-hospice-volunteer-finds-joy-helping-others-end-life Agnesian Wound Care recognized with national clinical excellence award http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-wound-care-recognized-national-clinical-excellence-award <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Wound%20Care%20LR.jpg" width="720" alt="Wound Care" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian Wound Care professionals have been recognized for their outstanding quality care and customer service with a Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.</p> <p>Healogics is honoring Agnesian Wound Care for achieving clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-wound-care-recognized-national-clinical-excellence-award Becker’s Healthcare names Agnesian HealthCare among 150 top places to work in health care http://agnesian.com/blog/beckers-healthcare-names-agnesian-healthcare-among-150-top-places-work-health-care <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Agnesian-Pharmacy-Plus-asso.jpg" width="960" alt="Beckers" typeof="Image" /><p>Becker’s Healthcare has named Agnesian HealthCare among its “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and health care companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/beckers-healthcare-names-agnesian-healthcare-among-150-top-places-work-health-care Nightingale Award honors Agnesian HealthCare nurse http://agnesian.com/blog/nightingale-award-honors-agnesian-healthcare-nurse <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Brooke%20Mielkie.jpg" width="640" alt="Brooke Mielkie" typeof="Image" /><p>Brooke Mielkie, a nurse clinical informatics consultant with Agnesian HealthCare, was among six recipients to be honored with the Nightingale Award at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Nursing and its Board of Visitors 25th annual Nightingale Awards Dinner.</p> <p>Mielkie has worked at Agnesian HealthCare informatics department since 2014.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/nightingale-award-honors-agnesian-healthcare-nurse Best wound care options http://agnesian.com/blog/best-wound-care-options <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/April%20blog%20bone%20%26%20Joint%20ThinkstockPhotos-636391614.jpg" width="2120" alt="April blog" typeof="Image" /><p><em>Kelsey Sauer, Licensed Athletic Trainer </em></p> <p>While skin injuries don’t always seem like a big deal, they can cause infection within the body and become a bigger concern if not cared for properly. It is important to know how to properly treat these injuries and when it is necessary to see a health care provider for care. Appropriate treatment of these injures will help to decrease infection and increase healing time.</p> <p>Common skin injuries include:</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/best-wound-care-options Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to host fair trade sale fund-raiser http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-1 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_0.jpg" width="960" alt="Just fare" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers are hosting a fair trade sale by the Just Fare Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street. The public is welcome to attend.</p> <p>Just Fare will feature fair trade items, such as coffee, baskets, aprons, handcrafted kitchen and tableware, children’s clothing and gifts, Boozik amplifiers, musical instruments and much more. Stop by and see the beautiful handiwork!   </p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-1 Growth and renewal http://agnesian.com/blog/growth-and-renewal <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/April%202018%20Bereavement%20Services%20ThinkstockPhotos-87151625.jpg" width="3586" alt="Bereavement" typeof="Image" /><p>Spring has always been my favorite season of the year. As the brown grass begins to turn green and the trees start to bud and their leaves start to grow, you can tell that the environment is going through growth and renewal. Neighbors are out in their yards and taking walks to enjoy the fresh air. It is exciting to see people in our neighborhoods enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking advantage of the extra hours of sunshine. There is just something about seeing a child running around in the yard freely enjoying life that brings hope to all of us after a long and cold winter.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST http://agnesian.com/blog/growth-and-renewal Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host brat fry http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-brat-fry <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/article-1.jpg" width="960" alt="Brat fry" typeof="Image" /><p>Stop by the Webster’s Grocery Store, 1188 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturday, April 28 and enjoy a meal with the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary.</p> <p>Brats, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs will be available, as well as chips, soft drinks, water and a meal deal package.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-brat-fry RMC Auxiliary sets uniform, linen sale on April 26 http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-april-26 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" alt="Uniform sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The public is invited to attend a PRN Uniform and 40 Winks linen sale, sponsored by the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the hospital’s Green Lake Room.</p> <p>PRN Uniforms will feature a selection of more than 4,000 items from top manufacturers, including scrubs, shoes and accessories at affordable prices.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-april-26 SSM Health names Steve Little to newly-created position of Regional Chief Operating Officer http://agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-names-steve-little-newly-created-position-regional-chief-operating-officer <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Little%2C%20Steve%20color.JPG" width="750" alt="Steve Little" typeof="Image" /><p>SSM Health has named Steve Little, current President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare, to the newly-created position of Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will begin his new role May 1.</p> <p>Agnesian HealthCare of Fond du Lac, Wis., along with Monroe Clinic of Monroe, Wis., joined the SSM Health family in January when the <a href="https://www.ssmhealth.com/newsroom/2018/1/ssm-health-and-csa-complete-sponsorship-transfer">Congregation of Sisters (CSA) of St. Agnes transferred sponsorship</a> of their health care ministries to SSM Health.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-names-steve-little-newly-created-position-regional-chief-operating-officer Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to book fair http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-4 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="Book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers are hosting a book fair from Monday, April 9 at Agnesian HealthCare’s Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The book fair by Collective Goods runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9.</p> <p>Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund, and patient programs and services.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-4 Treffert Academy’s children and belonging http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-academys-children-and-belonging <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/file2.jpeg" width="3923" alt="autism month" typeof="Image" /><p>At the Treffert Academy, our philosophy is one of inclusion, compassion, play, and helping our children find their way to becoming resilient and kind adults. </p> <p>On a daily basis, however, we are reminded that the journey they are on is moment by moment not year by year.  We are  reminded of that through their embrace of one another. </p> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Vivian Hazell http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-academys-children-and-belonging Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Valid-Dr-Mukhamad-Sami_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Sami Mukhamad" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Mukhamad Sami Valid, MD, hospitalist, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center to host Cheese & Wine http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-host-cheese-wine <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-18005%20FRMC_CheeseWine%20Facebook%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="Cheese and wine" typeof="Image" /><p>The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is hosting its first annual Cheese &amp; Wine event on Thursday, April 19 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street, in the hospital’s atrium.</p> <p>The event begins at 6 p.m., and features wine from Vines &amp; Rushes Winery, beer from Knuth Brewing Company, local cheese &amp; chocolates, a bountiful hors d'oeuvre buffet, live music and silent auction. Dress is business casual. Tickets are $40 per person.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-host-cheese-wine Samaritan Cash Raffle tickets available now! http://agnesian.com/blog/samaritan-cash-raffle-tickets-available-now <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-17220%20Samaritan%20Cash%20Raffle_Facebook.jpg" width="720" alt="Cash raffle" typeof="Image" /><p>Tickets are now on sale for the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s annual Samaritan Cash Raffle, with the top prize of $100,000. The raffle gives participants the opportunity to win up to $125,000 in cash prizes.</p> <p>The 2018 drawing is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 9 in the St. Agnes Hospital lobby. First prize will be $100,000; second prize, $10,000; third prize, $4,000; and $500, fourth to 25<sup>th</sup> prize.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/samaritan-cash-raffle-tickets-available-now Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new Mayville family medicine nurse practitioner http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-mayville-family-medicine-nurse-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/McShane-Leesa_480.jpg" width="480" alt="Leesa McShane" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic is pleased to welcome Leesa McShane, APNP, as a new family medicine nurse practitioner, located at 360 S. Mountin Drive, Mayville.</p> <p>As a nurse practitioner, McShane offers a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive healthcare services. She diagnoses and treats a variety of health conditions, prescribes medications and provides patient education.</p> <p>McShane works collaboratively with other Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Mayville physicians, including Alisha Ketterer, MD, and Beth Collister, MD.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-mayville-family-medicine-nurse-practitioner Athletic trainers play vital role http://agnesian.com/blog/athletic-trainers-play-vital-role <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-Athletic%20Trainers648684978.jpg" width="2121" alt="Athletic trainers" typeof="Image" /><p>Ashlee Baer, MS, LAT, ATC, Licensed Athletic Trainer</p> <p>March is National Athletic Training Month! Kudos for athletic trainers!</p> <p>The majority of the population tends to think of athletic trainers as the person who goes out on the field with the doctor when a Packers player gets hurt, or the person that stretches the athletes on the sidelines.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/athletic-trainers-play-vital-role Important questions to ask prior to an orthopedic surgery http://agnesian.com/blog/important-questions-ask-prior-orthopedic-surgery <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-804154044%20Orthopedic%20Surgery.jpg" width="2121" alt="Orthopedic surgery" typeof="Image" /><p>Prior to having surgery for any orthopedic injury or diagnosis, it is important to have good knowledge of what to expect going into surgery. This will assist you in your rehab process and your return home.</p> <p>Below is a list of 10 suggested questions you should ask your surgeon, their physician’s assistance, their nurse practitioner or pre-surgical educator.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/important-questions-ask-prior-orthopedic-surgery Agnesian HealthCare to host April 16, 20 sessions on advance care planning http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-host-april-16-20-sessions-advance-care-planning <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/older%20couple.jpg" width="506" alt="old" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision-making - an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD).</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-host-april-16-20-sessions-advance-care-planning How does cupping work? http://agnesian.com/blog/how-does-cupping-work <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/506159712%20Cupping%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" alt="cupping" typeof="Image" /><p>Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine where a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.</p> <p>Cupping is used to treat a range of disorders and symptoms, sometimes on their own, or other times in conjunction with other alternative practices. It’s common for cupping therapy to be used along with massage therapy, essential oils or acupuncture.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Allieson Arentz, licensed massage therapist, Agnesian HealthCare Integrative Health http://agnesian.com/blog/how-does-cupping-work Ripon Medical Center offers Pyramid Workout http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-offers-pyramid-workout <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/116356254%20Senior%20Exercise%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" alt="workout" typeof="Image" /><p>Pyramid strength training can help you get stronger and more defined.</p> <p>            Join Brenda Chantelois, certified personal trainer and certified group fitness trainer, for a workout that begins with a high number of repetitions of each set, then a gradual decrease of repetitions - then reverse it and go back up the pyramid.</p> <p>            “Pyramid Workout” is scheduled on Tuesdays, April 3 to 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the RMC Wellness Center, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-offers-pyramid-workout Spring IS here! http://agnesian.com/blog/spring-here <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/wp-images/864944674.jpg" width="506" alt="86494467" typeof="Image" /><p>Despite the fluctuating temperatures…spring officially arrived on Tuesday, March 20!</p> <p>In addition to the start of spring, there are many national observances (see below) regarding outdoor activity and walking. Please note them on your calendars.</p> <p>As a reminder, we are all to strive to do 10,000 steps in a day. If you are currently at 5,000 steps, try to increase that by a 1,000 a week. Challenge yourself to get closer to that desired 10,000 steps.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Janelle Baldwin http://agnesian.com/blog/spring-here Waupun Memorial Hospital offers ‘Gentle Yoga’ http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-offers-gentle-yoga <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/19366134_124441351476316_1672146278430342683_n.jpg" width="960" alt="yoga" typeof="Image" /><p>Join Andrea Oosterhouse, certified yoga instructor, for a calming, stress-relieving yoga practice designed to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. This mind-body awareness yoga practice emphasizes mental relaxation through a series of breathing instruction, and slow yoga stretches and poses.</p> <p>            This class is suited for all ages and abilities.</p> <p>            “Gentle Yoga” is scheduled for Tuesdays, April 3 to 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Waupun Memorial Hospital’s Marsh Conference Room. Individuals should bring a yoga mat to each class.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-offers-gentle-yoga Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professional http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Jedlicka_Ed.jpg" width="750" alt="Ed Jedlicka" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Ed Jedlicka, PhD, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, who will see patients at Agnesian HealthCare’s Doll &amp; Associates, 40 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac; Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon; and the Treffert Center, 371 E. 1st Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>Jedlicka provides treatment for adults, adolescents and children. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD, and trauma and PTSD.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional Workplace neck pain: simple adjustments can help http://agnesian.com/blog/workplace-neck-pain-simple-adjustments-can-help <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/483348873%20Man%20neck%20Pain%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" alt="neckpain" typeof="Image" /><p>Many individuals who sit at a computer for the duration of their workday complain of neck and upper back pain. Due to the long time spent in a certain position, muscles can become tight or weak, which leads to pain. Usually this happens over time, so even if you are not currently having pain, these suggestions can help you later in the future!</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:00:00 CST Agnesian HealthCare Marketing & Public Relations http://agnesian.com/blog/workplace-neck-pain-simple-adjustments-can-help Why Yoga? http://agnesian.com/blog/why-yoga <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/494364339_woman%20yoga%20mat.jpg" width="3865" alt="yoga" typeof="Image" /><p>Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India as a practice to unite the mind and body. While there are many yoga styles, they all can help balance your body, mind and spirit. But, they achieve this in various ways. Yoga offers so many benefits that it's not a surprise it's so popular among all age groups.</p> <p>What is yoga? It is a series of stretches and poses done with various breathing techniques. While it offers the powerful benefits of exercise, it is gentle and almost anyone can do it, regardless of your age or fitness level.</p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor http://agnesian.com/blog/why-yoga Menopause…Change Is Good http://agnesian.com/blog/menopausechange-good <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Women%20stretching_0.jpg" width="724" alt="yoga" typeof="Image" /><p>Menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle, which for many women is a cause for celebration in itself. Beyond the temporary physical discomforts some experience during menopause, there are important benefits to the new stage of life into which you’re headed.</p> <p>Goodbye to PMS - In the week or two before your period, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause a host of physical and emotional symptoms, ranging from breast tenderness and headache pain to food cravings and irritability.</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Christina Calvello, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology http://agnesian.com/blog/menopausechange-good Hygiene in the Locker Room http://agnesian.com/blog/hygiene-locker-room <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/915259266%20Locker%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" alt="locker" typeof="Image" /><p>Skin infections, particularly in athletes, are a serious concern. Statistics show they account for up to 10 percent of time-loss injuries in some sports and can cause serious illness.</p> <p>There are several reasons why skin diseases are common among athletes, including: environmental factors, direct skin-to-skin contact in certain sports, shared close quarters, trauma to the skin resulting in open wounds and poor hygiene practices. While some infections can be passed from one individual to another through skin-to-skin contact, others can be passed by touching a contaminated surface.</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Amy Bohl, LAT http://agnesian.com/blog/hygiene-locker-room Postpartum depression is common, help is close by. http://agnesian.com/blog/postpartum-depression-common-help-close <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/469098080%20MomBaby%20720x720_0.jpg" width="720" alt="mom" typeof="Image" /><p>Having a baby brings a mix of emotions including feeling excited, scared and overwhelmed. Some women experience more intense feelings, which could be signs of postpartum depression.</p> <p>Signs to watch for include:</p> <p>· Feeling foggy and having difficulty completing tasks</p> <p>· Feeling “robotic” or like you are just going through the motions</p> <p>· Feeling guilty or like you are failing at being a mom</p> <p>· Feeling scared or panicky for no real reason</p> <p>· Feeling so unhappy that you have difficulty sleeping</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Agnesian HealthCare Marketing & Public Relations http://agnesian.com/blog/postpartum-depression-common-help-close Reflection for Ash Wednesday http://agnesian.com/blog/reflection-ash-wednesday <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-873567382.jpg" width="3750" alt="Ash" typeof="Image" /><p>“God created man in his image; in the divine image, he created them: male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27</p> <p>Today Christians across the world will line up to receive ashes on their forehead. As the sign of the cross is traced they will be called to, “turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel.” This Lent, let us consider what it means for Catholic health care to be faithful to the gospel and live out our core commitments.</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Agnesian Spiritual Care Services http://agnesian.com/blog/reflection-ash-wednesday RMC Auxiliary hosts third annual flower sale http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-hosts-third-annual-flower-sale <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_2.jpg" width="960" alt="Flower sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting its third annual spring flower sale. Proceeds will support Ripon Medical Center programs and student scholarships.</p> <p>Order forms feature a variety of hanging baskets from Bloch’s Farm (Green Lake), and are available at the Ripon Medical Center information desk and gift shop, or by visiting <a href="http://vitalsigns.agnesian.com/rmc-auxiliary-hosts-third-annual-flower-sale/ ?">www.agnesian.com/flower-sale</a>. </p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-hosts-third-annual-flower-sale St. Agnes Hospital makes Healthgrades’ 250 top hospital list for clinical excellence http://agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-makes-healthgrades-250-top-hospital-list-clinical-excellence <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Rhodes_Tara%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" alt="Tara Rhodes" typeof="Image" /><p>St. Agnes Hospital has been named by Healthgrades as one of the 250 recipients of its 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.</p> <p>Hospitals recognized with this award performed among the top five percent in the nation for at least 21 of 32 inpatient conditions and procedures analyzed by Healthgrades.</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-makes-healthgrades-250-top-hospital-list-clinical-excellence Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Ripon Medical Center orthopedics practitioner http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-ripon-medical-center-orthopedics-practitioner-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Strahota%2C%20Emily_480.jpg" width="753" alt="Emily Strahota" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Emily Strahota, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, to Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street. She is now accepting new patients, and joins Drs. Bert Callahan and Jeffrey Meincke.</p> <p>Strahota provides comprehensive, advanced orthopedic care to patients of all ages.</p> <p>A graduate of Marquette University with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies, Strahota is board certified. She has previously emergency medicine experience and is a member of the Southern Green Lake County Ambulance.</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-ripon-medical-center-orthopedics-practitioner-0 Agnesian HealthCare accepting applications for summer student volunteers http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-accepting-applications-summer-student-volunteers <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Summer-Student-Volunteer.jpg" width="480" alt="Summer volunteers" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare Volunteer Services is seeking high school and college students who want to make a difference, earn service hours for school, help others or just get out of the house for a bit this summer.</p> <p>Join the Agnesian HealthCare summer student volunteer program at St. Agnes Hospital, Ripon Medical Center or Waupun Memorial Hospital.</p> <p>Interested students need to take five simple steps: Apply. Interview. Paperwork/Health Requirements. Training/Orientation. Start!</p> <p>Applications are due March 23, 2018. Must be 15 years old to volunteer.</p> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-accepting-applications-summer-student-volunteers Laboratory commission re-accredits Consultants Laboratory http://agnesian.com/blog/laboratory-commission-re-accredits-consultants-laboratory <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/kumar_nidhi_nw.jpg" width="480" alt="Nidhi Kumar" typeof="Image" /><p>The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has award accreditation to Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, LLC, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.</p> <p>Consultants Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities nationwide.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/laboratory-commission-re-accredits-consultants-laboratory Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host book fair February 22 http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-february-22 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="Book Fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Collective Goods book fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 22 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.</p> <p>The Collective Goods book fair features quality books and gifts at 50 to 75 percent off retail price, and includes bestsellers, children’s, reference, hobby, nature and wildlife, sports and cooking titles – as well as gift items.</p> <p>The book fair is open to the public, and all proceeds will benefit Ripon Medical Center patient programs and services.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-february-22 Hand Washing: How and Why http://agnesian.com/blog/hand-washing-how-and-why <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_3.jpg" width="960" alt="handwashing" typeof="Image" /><p>A study published in <em>Nature</em> (June, 2012) reported that about 100 trillion bacteria - three or four pounds worth - live on the human body, and they are more than just passive travelers. While most of these germs do good things for your health, your bacteria are not the same as others.You count on your hands to do your dirty, as well as clean, work. You comfort a baby with your hands…and change their diaper. You wash dishes with your hands and take out the garbage. You prepare raw chicken for cooking and put the finishes touches on a birthday cake.</p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Agnesian HealthCare Marketing & Public Relations http://agnesian.com/blog/hand-washing-how-and-why Agnesian HealthCare volunteer groups offer scholarships to area students http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteer-groups-offer-scholarships-area-students <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20Image.jpg" width="1827" alt="Scholarships" typeof="Image" /><p>Area high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in healthcare are invited to apply for scholarships offered by several Agnesian HealthCare volunteer-based groups,</p> <p>Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers: Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded by the Volunteer Board to those pursuing a bachelor’s degree, along with one $1,000 scholarship for a technical college. Applications are due March 9, 2018.</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteer-groups-offer-scholarships-area-students Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professionals http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professionals-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/2pix_0.png" width="949" alt="Hall Majors" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes two new behavioral health professionals - Christine Majors, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist, and Amber Hall, PsyD, LPC, psychotherapist.</p> <p>Majors will offer neuropsychological evaluations for children two to 26 years of age at both the Treffert Center and St. Agnes Hospital with a focus on the broad spectrum of concerns, including autism, seizure disorder, brain injury and learning disorders.</p> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professionals-0 Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to book fair http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-3 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers are hosting a book fair from Wednesday, February 14 and Friday, February 16 at Agnesian HealthCare’s lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The book fair by Collective Goods runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 14 and 15, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 16.</p> <p>Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund, and patient programs and services.</p> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-3 Two new members Join SSM Health Ministries, SSM Health Board of Directors http://agnesian.com/blog/two-new-members-join-ssm-health-ministries-ssm-health-board-directors <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Sister%20Mary%20Noel%20Brown.jpg" width="3000" alt="Sister Mary Noel Brown" typeof="Image" /><p>ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan. 25, 2018) – Two new members have been appointed to SSM Health Ministries - Sr. Mary Noel Brown, CSA, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Fr. Michael Rozier, S.J., of Ann Arbor, Mich. As the health system’s sponsoring body, SSM Health Ministries is responsible for preserving the organization's Roman Catholic identity and serving as liaison to the Vatican. With the appointment to SSM Health Ministries, Sr. Brown and Fr. Rozier also become members of the SSM Health Board of Directors.</p> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/two-new-members-join-ssm-health-ministries-ssm-health-board-directors Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host ‘Treats for Your Sweets’ February 13 http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-treats-your-sweets-february-13 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" alt="Sweets" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary is introducing a new fund-raiser - Treats for Your Sweets - starting at 9 a.m. (while supplies last) on Tuesday, February 13 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.</p> <p>The bake sale will feature homemade goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day! Stop by the Ripon Medical Center Atrium (outside the gift shop) to pick out your favorite treats. Purchases can be made by cash, check or credit card.</p> <p>All proceeds will benefit Ripon Medical Center patient programs and services.</p> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-treats-your-sweets-february-13 Treffert Lecture Series to feature hyperlexia & Einstein syndrome http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-lecture-series-feature-hyperlexia-einstein-syndrome <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Treffertdoor.jpg" width="1105" alt="Treffert Series" typeof="Image" /><p>The annual Treffert Lecture Series will present “Hyperlexia &amp; Einstein Syndrome: A Closer Look,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at the Holiday Inn, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac.</p> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-lecture-series-feature-hyperlexia-einstein-syndrome Leading U.S. health systems announce plans to develop a not-for-profit generic drug company http://agnesian.com/blog/leading-us-health-systems-announce-plans-develop-not-profit-generic-drug-company <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/SSM-Day-One_1600x500.jpg" width="3333" alt="Drug company" typeof="Image" /><p>To help patients by addressing the often unwarranted shortages and high costs of lifesaving generic medications, Intermountain Healthcare is leading a collaboration with Ascension, SSM Health, and Trinity Health, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs* (VA), to form a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. The five organizations represent more than 450 hospitals around the U.S.</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/leading-us-health-systems-announce-plans-develop-not-profit-generic-drug-company How do I know if I have the flu? Where do I go for care? http://agnesian.com/blog/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-flu-where-do-i-go-care <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/stethescope%20%286%29.jpg" width="2709" alt="Stethascope" typeof="Image" /><p><strong>How I do know if I have the flu?</strong></p> <p>You may have the flu if you have some or all of these symptoms:</p> <ul><li>Fever*</li> <li>Cough</li> <li>Sore throat</li> <li>Runny or stuffy nose</li> <li>Body aches</li> <li>Headache</li> <li>Chills</li> <li>Fatigue</li> <li>Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting</li> </ul><p>*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.</p> <p><strong>What should I do if I get sick?</strong></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Kayla Ericksen, BSN, RN, Infection Preventionist http://agnesian.com/blog/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-flu-where-do-i-go-care Waupun Memorial Hospital to host ‘An Evening of Chocolate & Wine’ http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-host-evening-chocolate-wine <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-17122%20Chocolate%26Wine_Facebook.jpg" width="960" alt="Chocolate and wine" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation and the Waupun Memorial Hospital Special Events Committee will again host the annual Evening of Chocolate &amp; Wine fund-raising event scheduled for Friday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>This year, the event is being offered at a brand new location - the first floor of the new Waupun Memorial Hospital patient building, 620 W. Brown Street. Guests can enter the new patient tower at the private entrance off of Brown Street, nearest to the dialysis building.</p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-host-evening-chocolate-wine Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internal medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-1 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Raj-Dr-Radhika_480.jpg" width="480" alt="Radhika Raj" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internist Radhika Raj, MD, to Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Raj offers comprehensive healthcare services to men and women, which includes both preventive care and non-surgical management of medical illnesses.</p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-1 2018: A New Year of Gratitude http://agnesian.com/blog/2018-new-year-gratitude <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Gratitude%20Changes%20Everything.jpg" width="724" alt="gratitude" typeof="Image" /><p>The start of 2018 brings a new perspective on being grateful. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I’m going to work on being GRATEFUL for the people and things in my life that truly matter the most to me. I want to get back to the time when things were simple. I want to slow down and enjoy my family and friends. I want to enjoy my life again, I want to take walks in the early morning, sit on the porch at night and watch the sunset. I want to make a difference in the world around me.</p> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Dawn Rehrauer http://agnesian.com/blog/2018-new-year-gratitude Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule uniform sales http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sales <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" alt="Uniform sale" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled two uniform sales in January. All proceeds will benefit patient programs and services.</p> <p>The first sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 at the Agnesian Health Plaza A in the Mary Agnes Room, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. The second sale is set from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 at the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sales Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule candy, nut sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-3 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" alt="Nut sale" typeof="Image" /><p>Fond du Lac area residents are invited to attend a candy and nut sale by “The Nutman Company,” sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 30.</p> <p>The Nutman Company features 150 fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes and candies at reasonable prices! This is a great opportunity to pick up a special gift or satisfy your sweet tooth!</p> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-3