Blog http://agnesian.com/blog/rss Agnesian en Christian Home sets spring concert, benefit May 6 http://agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-sets-spring-concert-benefit-may-6 <img src="/sites/default/files/587230670_musical%20background.jpg" width="833" height="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; John Schmaltz, pianist; and The Pella Praise Band, featuring Vicki Belleville, 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="/sites/default/files/Tim%20Holz.png" width="369" height="640" 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="/sites/default/files/Wound%20Care%20LR.jpg" width="720" height="1082" 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="/sites/default/files/Agnesian-Pharmacy-Plus-asso.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/Brooke%20Mielkie.jpg" width="640" height="426" 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="/sites/default/files/April%20blog%20bone%20%26%20Joint%20ThinkstockPhotos-636391614.jpg" width="2120" height="1414" 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="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_0.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/April%202018%20Bereavement%20Services%20ThinkstockPhotos-87151625.jpg" width="3586" height="2627" 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="/sites/default/files/article-1.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/Little%2C%20Steve%20color.JPG" width="750" height="1050" 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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" 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="/sites/default/files/file2.jpeg" width="3923" height="2940" 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="/sites/default/files/Valid-Dr-Mukhamad-Sami_480.jpg" width="749" height="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="/sites/default/files/AGN-18005%20FRMC_CheeseWine%20Facebook%20720x720.jpg" width="720" height="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="/sites/default/files/AGN-17220%20Samaritan%20Cash%20Raffle_Facebook.jpg" width="720" height="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="/sites/default/files/McShane-Leesa_480.jpg" width="480" height="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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-Athletic%20Trainers648684978.jpg" width="2121" height="1414" 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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-804154044%20Orthopedic%20Surgery.jpg" width="2121" height="1414" 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="/sites/default/files/older%20couple.jpg" width="506" height="338" 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="/sites/default/files/506159712%20Cupping%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/116356254%20Senior%20Exercise%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/wp-images/864944674.jpg" width="506" height="338" 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="/sites/default/files/19366134_124441351476316_1672146278430342683_n.jpg" width="960" height="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="/sites/default/files/Jedlicka_Ed.jpg" width="750" height="1050" 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="/sites/default/files/483348873%20Man%20neck%20Pain%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/494364339_woman%20yoga%20mat.jpg" width="3865" height="2576" 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="/sites/default/files/Women%20stretching_0.jpg" width="724" height="483" 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="/sites/default/files/915259266%20Locker%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/469098080%20MomBaby%20720x720_0.jpg" width="720" height="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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-873567382.jpg" width="3750" height="2500" 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="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_2.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/Rhodes_Tara%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" height="282" 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="/sites/default/files/Strahota%2C%20Emily_480.jpg" width="753" height="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="/sites/default/files/Summer-Student-Volunteer.jpg" width="480" height="482" 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="/sites/default/files/kumar_nidhi_nw.jpg" width="480" height="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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" 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="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_3.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20Image.jpg" width="1827" height="1641" 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="/sites/default/files/2pix_0.png" width="949" height="656" 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="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" 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="/sites/default/files/Sister%20Mary%20Noel%20Brown.jpg" width="3000" height="2400" 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="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" 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="/sites/default/files/Treffertdoor.jpg" width="1105" height="674" 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="/sites/default/files/SSM-Day-One_1600x500.jpg" width="3333" height="1041" 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="/sites/default/files/stethescope%20%286%29.jpg" width="2709" height="1806" 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="/sites/default/files/AGN-17122%20Chocolate%26Wine_Facebook.jpg" width="960" height="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="/sites/default/files/Raj-Dr-Radhika_480.jpg" width="480" height="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="/sites/default/files/Gratitude%20Changes%20Everything.jpg" width="724" height="482" 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="/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" 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 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new anesthesiologist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist <img src="/sites/default/files/Khotimsky_Ilya_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Ilya Khotimsky" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes anesthesiologist Ilya Khotimsky, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>An anesthesiologist offers preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care for patients in the administration of medications to control pain and support life functions during surgery.</p> <p>“I treat my patients as I would treat a loved one or family member,” says Dr. Khotimsky. “I practice evidence-based medicine, which means I use the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”</p> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist The ABCs of Depression http://agnesian.com/blog/abcs-depression <img src="/sites/default/files/606670658%20Sad%20Woman%20720x720FB.jpg" width="720" height="720" alt="sad" typeof="Image" /> <p>“Depression,” like “heart attack” is a generalized term covering a variety different conditions with a final, shared path of feelings of sadness and grief coupled with symptoms, such as tearfulness, lack of appetite, insomnia, weight loss, and feelings of despair, hopelessness and sometimes worthlessness. These can range from mild to severe.</p> <p>Like elsewhere in medicine, the first step in treatment is to make an accurate diagnosis. To that end “depression” is seen in three forms in my experience</p> <p><strong>A - accidental or situational</strong></p> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Darold Treffert MD http://agnesian.com/blog/abcs-depression SSM Health and CSA complete sponsorship transfer of Agnesian HealthCare and Monroe Clinic http://agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-and-csa-complete-sponsorship-transfer-agnesian-healthcare-and-monroe-clinic <img src="/sites/default/files/SSM-Day-One_1600x500.jpg" width="3333" height="1041" alt="stronger" typeof="Image" /> <p><em>Agreement adds 4 hospitals, 8 post-acute facilities and dozens of outpatient care sites to SSM Health’s integrated health care delivery network in South Central Wisconsin</em></p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-and-csa-complete-sponsorship-transfer-agnesian-healthcare-and-monroe-clinic The Nutman is coming to Ripon Medical Center January 31 http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-january-31 <img src="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" alt="Candy sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a candy and nut sale by The Nutman Company on Wednesday, January 31. 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 associates.</p> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-january-31 Walk with a Doc sets course for Ripon High School, encourages healthy lifestyles http://agnesian.com/blog/walk-doc-sets-course-ripon-high-school-encourages-healthy-lifestyles <img src="/sites/default/files/Glod_Stephanie-WEBSITE.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Stephanie Glod" typeof="Image" /> <p>Getting into the habit of participating in healthy lifestyle behaviors can be challenging for many individuals. But, a program being sponsored by Agnesian HealthCare at Ripon High School on Wednesday evenings will help people find an easier way to get into the habit of walking, while at the same time getting to know their healthcare provider a little better.</p> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/walk-doc-sets-course-ripon-high-school-encourages-healthy-lifestyles The Power of Love http://agnesian.com/blog/power-love <img src="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-528721760_Man%20and%20Grand-Daughter_preview_0.jpeg" width="1600" height="1067" alt="grandchild" typeof="Image" /> <p>The other day, my four-year-old daughter and I were running errands in the car. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this day. My daughter was sitting in the back of the car, happily talking away to me, sharing anything and everything she could think of. I was listening, of course, but admit that my mind was also wandering through my “To Do” list - mentally checking off one thing after another.</p> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist http://agnesian.com/blog/power-love Shin Pain May Mean Hip Weakness http://agnesian.com/blog/shin-pain-may-mean-hip-weakness <img src="/sites/default/files/855824694%20Injured%20Leg%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="shin" typeof="Image" /> <p>It’s hard to be active without some level of ache or pain. A common pain I have seen as an athletic trainer is shin pain, commonly referred as shin splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. This condition is characterized by pain along the posterior medical boarder of the lower half of the tibia. The medial shin will be tender to touch over an extended area, pain with palpation over a 5 cm or greater area of the posterior-medial border of the tibia. Please take note that pain over an extended area implies that pain is not localized.</p> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Brian Azinger, MA, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center http://agnesian.com/blog/shin-pain-may-mean-hip-weakness Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to jewelry, women’s accessory sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale-1 <img src="/sites/default/files/Jewelry-Sale.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Jewelry sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The public is invited to a jewelry sale by PTK Sales from Monday, January 8 to Wednesday, January 10 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 January 8 and 9 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 10.</p> <p>Sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, proceeds will benefit patient programs and services at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale-1 Agnesian HealthCare Weight Watchers series offers joining discount http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-weight-watchers-series-offers-joining-discount <img src="/sites/default/files/494389869%20On%20My%20Way3_0.jpg" width="1800" height="1200" 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, January 26.</p> <p>An open house for current and new members is scheduled at noon on Friday, January 12. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend and sign up. The public is welcome to participate.</p> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-weight-watchers-series-offers-joining-discount Off-season shoulder care for the recreational athlete http://agnesian.com/blog/season-shoulder-care-recreational-athlete <img src="/sites/default/files/613759142%20Shoulder%20Therapy%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Shoulder Injury" typeof="Image" /> <p>Shoulder pain with overhead sports? Whether it be volleyball, softball, tennis or any other sport, you are not alone. Being a former collegiate volleyball player, I am very familiar with shoulder pain and how much it can impact your life.</p> <p>The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. While this makes it one of the most mobile joints in the body, it also makes it one of the least stable. Due to the fact that the shoulder isn’t overly stable, it is also prone to injury. Repetitive overhead sports or activity can increase your risk for shoulder injury and pain.</p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Agnesian Bone & Joint Health http://agnesian.com/blog/season-shoulder-care-recreational-athlete Heartburn Treatments http://agnesian.com/blog/heartburn-treatments <img src="/sites/default/files/Clark%2C%20Dwayne.JPG" width="1250" height="1879" alt="DClark" typeof="Image" /> <p>Heartburn or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (sometimes referred to as GERD) is quite common. It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms on a weekly basis.</p> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Dwayne Clark, MD, Family Medicine http://agnesian.com/blog/heartburn-treatments Cold season: when should I exercise and when should I take the day off? http://agnesian.com/blog/cold-season-when-should-i-exercise-and-when-should-i-take-day <img src="/sites/default/files/200214495-001%20Man%20with%20Flu%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Sick Man" typeof="Image" /> <p>Throughout my time as an athletic trainer, I am often asked by student athletes whether or not they should practice when sick. I also hear this question frequently from coaches, volunteer assistant coaches and faculty who have come down with the common cold but don’t want to fall off their workout routine. Here are a few recommendations to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to head to the gym or take a couple days off and stay home.</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Sami Woolson, ATC, LAT, MS http://agnesian.com/blog/cold-season-when-should-i-exercise-and-when-should-i-take-day Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to book fair http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-2 <img src="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" alt="Book Fair" typeof="Image" /> <p>Just in time for the holidays! The public is invited to a book fair, sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, on Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22 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 December 21 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 22.</p> <p>Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund, and patient programs and services.</p> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-2 Opening Your Heart Chakra http://agnesian.com/blog/opening-your-heart-chakra <img src="/sites/default/files/463748205%20Yoga%20Silhouette%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Chakras" typeof="Image" /> <p>I love yoga. One of the concepts that my yoga teacher discusses is the idea of Chakras or energy centers.  One of these is the Heart Chakra. I have been focusing on this Chakra lately.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Sharon Stoffel, MS, LCSW, LPC http://agnesian.com/blog/opening-your-heart-chakra Three Agnesian HealthCare hospitals receive Joint Commission 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Recognition http://agnesian.com/blog/three-agnesian-healthcare-hospitals-receive-joint-commission-2017-pioneers-qualitytm <img src="/sites/default/files/Rhodes_Tara%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" height="282" alt="Tara Rhodes" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Joint Commission has recognized Agnesian HealthCare’s three hospitals - Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital - as 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Data Contributor for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in healthcare.</p> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/three-agnesian-healthcare-hospitals-receive-joint-commission-2017-pioneers-qualitytm Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to sponsor linen sale December 13 http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-sponsor-linen-sale-december-13 <img src="/sites/default/files/Good-Night-Sleep.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Linen sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers will be sponsoring linen sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse.</p> <p>40 Winks Linens and More will feature a selection of 1,200 to 1,500 count sheets in a variety of sizes and colors. Sherpa blankets will also be offered, and all at affordable prices. Cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.</p> <p>All proceeds will benefit patient programs and services. You will not want to miss this great opportunity to purchase new linens at affordable prices!</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-sponsor-linen-sale-december-13 Icing made simple http://agnesian.com/blog/icing-made-simple <img src="/sites/default/files/519864426%20Iced%20Ankle%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="icing ankle" typeof="Image" /> <p>In the clinic, I commonly get questions about the use of ice when it comes to musculoskeletal conditions. In what instances should I ice my injury? What are the benefits of icing? How do I correctly ice? What should I use to ice?</p> <p><strong>Benefits of icing</strong></p> <ul><li>Pain relief</li> <li>Decrease swelling and inflammation</li> <li>Decrease muscle spasm</li> </ul><p><strong>When is ice appropriate?</strong></p> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Agnesian Bone & Joint Health http://agnesian.com/blog/icing-made-simple Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-1 <img src="/sites/default/files/El-Shahat-Taha%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" height="282" alt="Taha El-Shahat" typeof="Image" /> <p>Taha El-Shahat, MD, a family medicine physician, is transitioning his medical practice to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic’s Family Medicine department, 420 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. He first joined Agnesian HealthCare in mid-2016 as a hospitalist with St. Agnes Hospital.</p> <p>As a board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. El-Shahat offers a full range of general family medicine, including preventive healthcare; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-1 Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Providing Hope http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-providing-hope <img src="/sites/default/files/peter.jpg" width="1208" height="858" alt="Peter" typeof="Image" /> <p>Peter and Kathy Burns, lifelong Fond du Lac residents, were enjoying life - 36 years of marriage, their four children and nine grandchildren.</p> <p>In June 2016, Peter began having issues with balance, vision and motor skills, and within a few days he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the meninges, a rare form of cancer that affects the tissue surrounding the brain. Peter’s tumor was very advanced and the Burns family was referred to Agnesian HealthCare's Hospice Hope to begin planning Peter’s end-of-life care.</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Kristina Haensgen http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-providing-hope Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule candy, nut sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-2 <img src="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" alt="Nutman" 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 Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 7 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 8.</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> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-2 Antibiotic Resistance http://agnesian.com/blog/antibiotic-resistance <img src="/sites/default/files/495494798%20Antibiotics%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="anti" typeof="Image" /> <p>Antibiotic resistance is a growing health concern, both in the United States and across the world, mainly due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.</p> <p>While antibiotics save lives, any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance.  </p> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST http://agnesian.com/blog/antibiotic-resistance Frequently Asked Questions: Where should I seek care when I'm sick or injured? http://agnesian.com/blog/frequently-asked-questions-where-should-i-seek-care-when-im-sick-or-injured <img src="/sites/default/files/Parish-Nurse-2.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Care" typeof="Image" /> <p><em>Important Note: Call 911 immediately if you suspect you are having a heart attack, stroke or life-threatening emergency!</em></p> <p>Q: When you’re sick or injured, where should you go?</p> <p>A: When you’re sick or injured, it’s always best to start with your primary care physician. (In the case of a child, call their pediatrician). They know your medical history, including any underlying conditions you may have. They also may be able to help guide you to where you should seek medical attention if they are unable to see you.</p> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Emily Hoepfner, RN, Agnesian HealthCare http://agnesian.com/blog/frequently-asked-questions-where-should-i-seek-care-when-im-sick-or-injured Hospice Home of Hope meal server volunteer finds great reward http://agnesian.com/blog/hospice-home-hope-meal-server-volunteer-finds-great-reward <img src="/sites/default/files/Sally%20Roberts%20Two.jpeg" width="1500" height="2000" alt="volunteers" typeof="Image" /> <p>There are many reasons that people give their time to help others. Finding personal fulfillment. Giving it back. Showing their gratitude for what they have.</p> <p>For Sally Roberts, a Fond du Lac resident, volunteering as a meal server at the expanded Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Home of Hope is a mission with deep meaning.</p> <p>“I have lost two of my four children and being a volunteer at the Hospice Home of Hope helps me,” Sally explains. “I am here to give back all the hugs and love I have received. In one way or another, I have always been a caregiver.”</p> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/hospice-home-hope-meal-server-volunteer-finds-great-reward What is a sensory diet? http://agnesian.com/blog/what-sensory-diet <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%2813%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Sensory Diet" typeof="Image" /> <p>A sensory diet is not always about food! A sensory diet is a specifically-designed activity plan that helps to provide the right amount of sensory input to help children stay energized, focused, organized and regulated throughout the day.</p> <p>Just like after a hectic day at work, we may come home and want to wind down by lighting a candle and have a hot bath. Or when we’re tired in the middle of the day, we may go for a hot cup of coffee or need to go for a short walk or stretch to re-alert ourselves to keep us going.</p> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Sonja Lewis, MS, OTR/L http://agnesian.com/blog/what-sensory-diet Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to book fair http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-1 <img src="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" alt="Book fair" typeof="Image" /> <p>Just in time for the holidays! The public is invited to a book fair, sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, from Tuesday, November 28 to Friday, December 1 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 November 28; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 29 and 30; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 1.</p> <p>Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund, and patient programs and services.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-1 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professionals http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professionals <img src="/sites/default/files/Hall_Amber_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Amber Hall" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes two new behavioral health professionals - Jessica Fischer, MS, LPC, and Amber Hall, PsyD, LPC, both psychotherapists.</p> <p>Fischer will see patients at Agnesian HealthCare’s Doll &amp; Associates, 40 Camelot Drive in Fond du Lac, Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street in Ripon, and St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. Hall will serve individuals at Doll &amp; Associates, the Treffert Center and St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professionals AHC Foundation #GivingTuesday efforts to support Treffert Center http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-givingtuesday-efforts-support-treffert-center <img src="/sites/default/files/Giving%20Tuesday%20Treffert%20Photo.jpg" width="2400" height="1600" alt="Giving Tuesday" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation will use its 2017 #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 28 to help raise funds for the Treffert Center.</p> <p>#GivingTuesday is a nationwide movement that occurs after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is meant to encourage individuals to embrace the season of giving by supporting local non-profits.  </p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-givingtuesday-efforts-support-treffert-center Ripon Medical Center receives new quality-based accreditation http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-receives-new-quality-based-accreditation <img src="/sites/default/files/Ripon-medical-center.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="RMC" typeof="Image" /> <p>Ripon Medical Center has successfully completed the accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare.</p> <p>By earning accreditation, Ripon Medical Center has demonstrated that it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-receives-new-quality-based-accreditation Darold Treffert, MD, shares insights in new book, proceeds to benefit the Treffert Center http://agnesian.com/blog/darold-treffert-shares-insights-new-book-proceeds-benefit-treffert-center <img src="/sites/default/files/Treffert%20Recollections%20Booklet_APR-0562%20Cover.jpg" width="2625" height="3450" alt="Recollections" typeof="Image" /> <p>Everyone loves a great story. Powerful stories can inspire you, guide you and bring fresh, new insight into your life.</p> <p>The same is true for a new book now available - called Recollections - that highlights previous writings from 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.</p> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/darold-treffert-shares-insights-new-book-proceeds-benefit-treffert-center Overuse injuries in young athletes http://agnesian.com/blog/overuse-injuries-young-athletes <img src="/sites/default/files/855824694%20Injured%20Leg%20960x540WS.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Shin Splints" typeof="Image" /> <p>Participation in organized sports is on the rise and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 30 million children and adolescents in the United States participate in youth sports. Nearly half of all sports injuries in middle and high school students are due to overuse. Overuse injuries are more frequent in baseball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, and track and field.  According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable.</p> <p><strong>What is an overuse injury?</strong></p> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Amy Bohl, LAT http://agnesian.com/blog/overuse-injuries-young-athletes Assistive technology (AT) for students and adults with exceptional needs http://agnesian.com/blog/assistive-technology-students-and-adults-exceptional-needs <img src="/sites/default/files/Nichols-Green_%20Kim%20HS_NW.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Kim" typeof="Image" /> <p>Technology is all around us. You can find an app for just about anything from tracking calories to organizing finance. </p> <p>Assistive technology (AT) is also used to enhance the lives of students and adults with exceptional needs. Any item, piece of equipment or product system - whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized - that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities is an AT. AT enhances student participation and allows students to mainstream and interact with peers.</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Kim Nichols-Green, MSE, ESDM http://agnesian.com/blog/assistive-technology-students-and-adults-exceptional-needs Thankful for the moment http://agnesian.com/blog/thankful-moment <img src="/sites/default/files/ak%20%281%29.jpg" width="309" height="587" alt="Disney" typeof="Image" /> <p>Thinking about a subject for the November article, the clear topic that comes to mind is the many things that I am thankful for. On my list are the obvious things - my family, friends, faith, job, and the list could go on and on consuming this entire article if I let it. However, this month, as I think about my article, I think about the exciting time that I just experienced with my grandmother. Last week, my 77-year-old grandmother and I went to Orlando, Florida ... just the two of us.</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:00:00 CST Megyn Wirkus, MST http://agnesian.com/blog/thankful-moment AHC Foundation Love Lights for sale; Treffert Center patients to benefit http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-love-lights-sale-treffert-center-patients-benefit <img src="/sites/default/files/treff%20doll%20shots-1.jpg" width="1840" height="1036" alt="Treffert Center" typeof="Image" /> <p>Proceeds from this year’s Love Lights, presented by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, will help support the Treffert Center and the idea that acceptance for all is deserved, not just during the holidays, but year-round.</p> <p>The Treffert Center, which includes Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism (ABBA), the Treffert Academy, the Treffert Library/Savant Center and Treffert Clinic, is working to bring knowledge on neuro-diversity (autistic spectrum disorders) and what it means for our community.</p> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-love-lights-sale-treffert-center-patients-benefit Skin-to-skin is the healthiest place to begin with newborn http://agnesian.com/blog/skin-skin-healthiest-place-begin-newborn <img src="/sites/default/files/DeMaa_Jodi_HS_0.jpg" width="750" height="1050" alt="jodi2" typeof="Image" /> <p>Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth can be used to promote breastfeeding and may give babies a better start in life.</p> <p>A mother’s bare chest is the best place for a baby to adjust to life outside the womb. A baby smells, hears and feels his/her mother. Skin-to-skin contact means holding a bare baby against a mother’s bare chest or tummy. Skin-to-skin babies stay warmer, calmer and breastfeed better than babies who are swaddled or wrapped. It is soothing for baby.</p> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 CDT Jodi Demaa, MSN, RNC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Agnesian HealthCare http://agnesian.com/blog/skin-skin-healthiest-place-begin-newborn What is lymphedema and what are the signs? http://agnesian.com/blog/what-lymphedema-and-what-are-signs <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%2812%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Edema Legs" typeof="Image" /> <p>Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin. While this swelling, or edema, occurs most commonly in the arm or leg, it may also occur in other parts of the body including the breast, trunk, head and neck. Lymphedema usually develops when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (secondary lymphedema). Cancer, surgery, radiation, trauma and infection are common causes of lymphedema.  Lymphedema can also be present when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired due to a heredity condition (primary lymphedema).</p> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Wendy Krueger, OTR, Certified Lymphedema Therapist http://agnesian.com/blog/what-lymphedema-and-what-are-signs St. Agnes to showcase new Women & Infants birthing rooms November 5 http://agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-showcase-new-women-infants-birthing-rooms-november-5 <img src="/sites/default/files/ag-6th%20floor-15.jpg" width="4000" height="3000" alt="Women and Infants" typeof="Image" /> <p>Fond du Lac area residents and their families are invited to join St. Agnes Hospital from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 5 as it offers tours of its new Women &amp; Infants birthing rooms.</p> <p>Guests can arrive through St. Agnes Hospital’s main entrance and will be directed to the new area on the hospital’s sixth floor. The new Women &amp; Infants area will open after a November 8 move.</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-showcase-new-women-infants-birthing-rooms-november-5 How we prepare for the number one cause of death in teenage athletes http://agnesian.com/blog/how-we-prepare-number-one-cause-death-teenage-athletes <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%2811%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Student Athlete" typeof="Image" /> <p><em>Although sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents is rare - occurring in three out of 100,000 - it’s the number one cause of death in teenage athletes in the United States. </em>Did you know that Agnesian HealthCare’s athletic trainers have portable AEDs that travel with them to all of their sporting events?</p> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Chris Schattschneider http://agnesian.com/blog/how-we-prepare-number-one-cause-death-teenage-athletes Treffert Center to host sensory aspects of trauma training http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-center-host-sensory-aspects-trauma-training <img src="/sites/default/files/Dr.-Treffert-at-Treffert-Ce.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Treffert Center" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Treffert Center, a service of Agnesian HealthCare, is continuing its education of local healthcare providers through a new session, “Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders and Arousal Regulation.”</p> <p>The session is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 in the Agnesian HealthCare Plaza Level Conference Center, 430 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac.  The cost is $250.</p> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/treffert-center-host-sensory-aspects-trauma-training Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internal medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-0 <img src="/sites/default/files/Svasta_Paula_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Paula Svasta" typeof="Image" /> <p>   Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internist Paula Svasta, MD, to Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>            As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Svasta offers comprehensive healthcare services to men and women, including preventive care, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment.</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-0 RMC Auxiliary sets ‘Old Hippie Candle Company’ sale November 21 http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-old-hippie-candle-company-sale-november-21 <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_1.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Candle sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary has scheduled an Old Hippie Candle Company, LLC sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21. The sale will be held in the Journeys Commons outside of the gift shop at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.</p> <p>You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase quality candles made by Bob Tamblin, a local master candle maker. Come and see the many beautiful decorative and festive candles.</p> <p>Stop by to grab a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving décor, a hostess gift for your holiday visits or stock up on Christmas gifts.</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-old-hippie-candle-company-sale-november-21 AHC Volunteers schedule uniform sale at Agnesian Health Plaza A http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale-agnesian-health-plaza <img src="/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Uniform sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a uniform sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, November 13 at the Agnesian Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac, in the Mary Agnes Room (second floor, second driveway).</p> <p>PRN Uniforms will feature a selection of items from top manufacturers at affordable prices. A few of the brand names you will see are Grey’s Anatomy, Cherokee, Adidas and more! There will be a selection of seasonal and sport prints to choose from!        </p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale-agnesian-health-plaza Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-0 <img src="/sites/default/files/Vongsa_Kit_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Kit Vongsa" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kit Vongsa, MD, a family medicine physician, to the Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic, 145 N. Main Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic treats patients on a walk-in basis - from infants to older adults - with acute health illnesses or injuries, such as broken bones and lacerations. Laboratory and X-ray services are available, and the clinic is staffed with physicians and nurse practitioners. No appointments needed.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-0 Agnesian Cancer Center receives recognition from largest US oncology society http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-receives-recognition-largest-us-oncology-society <img src="/sites/default/files/lundberg_joel_nw.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Joel Lundberg" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally-recognized standards for quality cancer care. QCP builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI<sup>®</sup>).</p> <p>The Agnesian Cancer Center is one of eight outpatient practices in Wisconsin to receive this recognition.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-receives-recognition-largest-us-oncology-society How long is this going to take to heal? http://agnesian.com/blog/how-long-going-take-heal <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%2810%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Road to Recovery " typeof="Image" /> <p>One of the most frequent questions physical therapists are asked is “How long is this injury going to take to heal?”</p> <p>To answer this, you need to realize what tissue you are dealing with. We are all made up of multiple different tissues such as bone, tendon, muscle and ligaments. These tissues all heal at different rates. Therefore, the time a rotator cuff repair (tendon) versus a broken bone takes to heal will vary. In general, bone takes 12 weeks, muscle six weeks up to six months, ligament and tendon 40 to 50 weeks to return to approximately normal strength.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Matt Sheehy, PTA, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center http://agnesian.com/blog/how-long-going-take-heal Agnesian HealthCare awarded advanced certification for primary stroke centers http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-awarded-advanced-certification-primary-stroke-centers <img src="/sites/default/files/Heart-in-Hands.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Stroke accreditation" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for advanced certification for primary stroke centers.</p> <p>The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.</p> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-awarded-advanced-certification-primary-stroke-centers Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule footwear sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-0 <img src="/sites/default/files/Footwear%20Image.jpg" width="389" height="394" alt="Footwear sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a footwear sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 at the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>PRN Uniforms will feature a selection of items from top manufacturers at affordable prices. A few of the brand names you will see are Adidas, Columbia, Crocs, Klogs, KSwiss, Reebok and more! There will be a wide selection for both men and women.   </p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-0 Declaring Some "Me Time" http://agnesian.com/blog/declaring-some-me-time <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%289%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Throwing Leaves" typeof="Image" /> <p><strong><em>Autumn</em> </strong>is the most beautiful time of the year. Mother Nature begins to show all her magnificent colors. The days get shorter, the nights get cooler and the smell of fall is in the air. Mother Nature is inviting you to slow down and bask in all its glory.</p> <p>It’s time to declare a “self-care Saturday/Sunday,” stop what you are doing and take time to take care yourself. Schedule some “Me Time.” I encourage you to make a list of some fun and relaxing things that you haven’t made time to do for a while. Here is a list of things to get you started.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:00:00 CDT Dawn Rehrauer http://agnesian.com/blog/declaring-some-me-time Back Safety http://agnesian.com/blog/back-safety <img src="/sites/default/files/SS%20posture.jpg" width="511" height="771" alt="Lifting Technique" typeof="Image" /> <p>So we have all heard the saying “lift with your legs, not your back,” but do you know why?</p> <p>Your spine is actually a very complex structure that bends and rotates differently than any other joint.  The spine is comprised of 24 bones that protect the spinal cord, with shock-absorbing discs in between the bones; a multitude of muscles and ligaments also help support the back. </p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Sarah Schultz http://agnesian.com/blog/back-safety Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new cardiology nurse practitioner http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-cardiology-nurse-practitioner <img src="/sites/default/files/Dalzell_Mary_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Mary Dalzell" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic is pleased to welcome Mary Dalzell, APNP, as a new cardiology nurse practitioner, located at 420 E. Division Street.</p> <p>As a nurse practitioner, she provides care to patients with various heart concerns, such as coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.  </p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-cardiology-nurse-practitioner