Blog http://agnesian.com/blog/rss Agnesian en 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 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 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new audiologist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-audiologist <img src="/sites/default/files/Gobler_Julie_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Julie Gobler" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Julie Gobler, AuD, CCC-A, audiologist, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, located at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting patients.</p> <p>As an audiologist, Gobler diagnoses, treats and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance concerns. She identifies and evaluates hearing and balance disorders in children and adults, provides treatment for hearing loss, and counsels patients on preventing noise-induced hearing loss.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-audiologist Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new psychiatrist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-psychiatrist <img src="/sites/default/files/Malwitz_Kari_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Kari Malwitz" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes psychiatrist Kari Malwitz, MD, to its Behavioral Health Services at 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. She will care for individuals within the St. Agnes Hospital inpatient behavioral health services unit.</p> <p>As a general adult psychiatrist, Dr. Malwitz has a unique perspective in being able to diagnose, manage and care for people with mental illnesses and emotional issues. In addition, she is able to offer expert psychological and medical help in the balance required for the individual patient.</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-psychiatrist Lil Sears - hospice volunteer - plays vital role in end-of-life care, next training date set http://agnesian.com/blog/lil-sears-hospice-volunteer-plays-vital-role-end-life-care-next-training-date-set <img src="/sites/default/files/Lil%20Sears%201.png" width="1579" height="1941" alt="lil" typeof="Image" /> <p>  For the past three years, Lil Sears, of Green Lake, has been providing companionship to patients and families being served by Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope program. She also helps by making medication deliveries as needed and attending 11<sup>th</sup> hour vigils.</p> <p>Sears has been so engaged in her volunteer efforts with Hospice Hope that she frequently offers a gentle note of encouragement to others who consider following in her footsteps.</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/lil-sears-hospice-volunteer-plays-vital-role-end-life-care-next-training-date-set Treating low back pain with integrative medicine http://agnesian.com/blog/treating-low-back-pain-integrative-medicine <img src="/sites/default/files/Boyd-Margaret%20WEBSITE_0.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="boyd" typeof="Image" /> <p>Nearly everyone will experience low back pain at some point in life – it’s one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. The good news is chronic low back pain is one of the conditions that research suggests integrative medicine may be an effective treatment tool.</p> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Margaret Boyd, LAc, LMT http://agnesian.com/blog/treating-low-back-pain-integrative-medicine Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician <img src="/sites/default/files/Nagle_BreAnna_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Bre Anna Nagle" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Bre Anna Nagle, MD, a family medicine physician, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 608 W. Brown Street, Waupun. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>            Dr. Nagle specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. She offers a full range of general family medicine; preventive healthcare; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; women’s health, and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to jewelry, women’s accessory sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale <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 on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29 in Agnesian HealthCare’s lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 28 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 29.</p> <p>Sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, proceeds will benefit patient programs and services at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-jewelry-womens-accessory-sale Agnesian HealthCare 2017 Seasonal Flu Clinic Now Open http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-2017-seasonal-flu-clinic-now-open <img src="/sites/default/files/516800852%20FluShot%20960x540WebPage.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Flu" typeof="Image" /> <p><strong>Agnesian HealthCare’s seasonal flu clinics are open to anyone interested in receiving a flu vaccination. </strong></p> <p>This cost is covered by Medicare and you must bring your Medicare card to the flu shot clinic. Vaccines are subject to availability. If you are pregnant and are not a patient of a Fond du Lac Regional Clinic provider, a provider’s order is required.</p> <p><em>ATTENTION BUSINESSES:</em> For on-site flu vaccines at your company, contact Agnesian Work &amp; Wellness at (920) 926-5497.</p> <p><strong>Agnesian HealthCare Lobby Concourse </strong></p> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-2017-seasonal-flu-clinic-now-open New Beginnings http://agnesian.com/blog/new-beginnings <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%287%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="I can do it" typeof="Image" /> <p>Change. How can it be that one simple word can cause such fear and unease in people? Change is good, right? I mean, isn’t that what we are told?</p> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist http://agnesian.com/blog/new-beginnings First Place 4 Health: A Faith-Based Weight Loss Program http://agnesian.com/blog/first-place-4-health-faith-based-weight-loss-program <img src="/sites/default/files/Screenshot005.jpg" width="1317" height="725" alt="Faith" typeof="Image" /> <p>First Place 4 Health (FP4H) is a Bible study that focuses on building your faith, and in the process, releasing weight. This Christ-centered program includes prayer, scripture memory and a small group Bible study. </p> <p>You’ll have the accountability of a small group (limit is 12 for that reason) and receive the starter kit of materials/books when you join. You will weigh in each week, and have measurements taken at the first and last class.  FP4H believes weight loss and lasting behavioral change starts on the knees and from within relying on God’s strength for lasting change.</p> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Janelle Baldwin http://agnesian.com/blog/first-place-4-health-faith-based-weight-loss-program Waupun Memorial Hospital committee awards 2017 scholarships http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-committee-awards-2017-scholarships <img src="/sites/default/files/Seniors.jpg" width="600" height="150" alt="Seniors" 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> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-committee-awards-2017-scholarships What is genetic testing and do I need it? http://agnesian.com/blog/what-genetic-testing-and-do-i-need-it <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%288%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Genetic Testing" typeof="Image" /> <p>Genetic testing is done through a blood or saliva sample in the clinic. This sample identifies specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes to help detect increased risk of certain cancers. Genetic mutations can have beneficial, harmful, or no effect on health. Mutations that are harmful may increase a person’s risk of developing a certain cancer. Overall, inherited mutations are found in about 5-10% of diagnosed cancers.  Typically cancers that are caused by a genetic mutation tend to be more aggressive and occur at a younger age.  </p> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 CDT Lisa Michels http://agnesian.com/blog/what-genetic-testing-and-do-i-need-it RMC Auxiliary to host fall mum sale on September 19, 20 http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-host-fall-mum-sale-september-19-20 <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_2.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="RMC mum sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary has scheduled its fall mum sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 near the hospital’s healing garden (near Emergency Department entrance).</p> <p>The sale will feature a choice of high-quality mums and hardy asters that are specially grown to blossom and last well into the fall season. Large pots of grass and mums will again be available.</p> <p>Cash and checks are accepted, and Agnesian HealthCare associates can use quickcharge.</p> <p>All proceeds will support Ripon Medical Center services and programs.</p> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-host-fall-mum-sale-september-19-20 Agnesian HealthCare Foundation announces 2017 Charity Open raffle winners http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2017-charity-open-raffle-winners <img src="/sites/default/files/480x480_RMC%20Foundation%20Golf%20Outing.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Charity Open winners" typeof="Image" /> <p>Jeannie Timblin, Fond du Lac, was drawn as the grand prize winner in this year’s Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open. As the grand prize winner, Timblin can choose between a 2017 Buick Encore or $15,000 cash prize, donated by Holiday Automotive.</p> <p>Other raffle winners included: Cody Cardinal, Fond du Lac, second prize - $5,000 cash; Fred Christ, Fond du Lac, third prize - $2,500 cash; Rosemarie Herbert, St. Cloud, fourth prize - $1,500 cash; and Jim Baumhardt, Eden, fifth prize - $1,000 cash prize.</p> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2017-charity-open-raffle-winners Running the race: training, injuries & pain http://agnesian.com/blog/running-race-training-injuries-pain <img src="/sites/default/files/Runner%20image.jpg" width="1500" height="1001" alt="Runner" typeof="Image" /> <p>Hard work and intelligent training is essential when it comes to running faster and farther, no matter how experienced you are.</p> <p>Training for a race requires careful planning. Most training routines have a similar structure of a variety of runs with the distances, times and frequency adjusted to meet the demands of the race you are preparing to run.</p> <p>Proper training can help lessen the likelihood of running injuries and pain. To prevent injury, it is necessary to progress your running gradually, include strength training in your routine, eat healthy and stay hydrated.</p> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Daniel B. Garcia, PT, DPT http://agnesian.com/blog/running-race-training-injuries-pain Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule candy, nut sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-1 <img src="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" alt="Candy 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 Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13 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 September 12 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 13.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-candy-nut-sale-1 RMC Auxiliary schedules purse, tote sale September 11 http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-schedules-purse-tote-sale-september-11 <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_1.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Purse sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The public is invited to a purse and tote sale at Ripon Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, September 11 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon.</p> <p>All items will be one-of-a-kind and handmade, original designs by local crafter, Debbie Brooks. Stock up for back to school or early Christmas presents with these fun creations, and support the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary.</p> <p>Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Agnesian HealthCare associates can use quickcharge.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-schedules-purse-tote-sale-september-11 WMH volunteers to host annual bake & mum sale on September 13, 14 http://agnesian.com/blog/wmh-volunteers-host-annual-bake-mum-sale-september-13-14 <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_2.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Mum sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Waupun Memorial Hospital Volunteers have scheduled their annual fall mum sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14 outside the hospital’s main entrance on Brown Street.</p> <p>The sale will feature a choice of high-quality mums and hardy asters that are specially grown to blossom and last well into the fall season. Large pots of grass and mums will again be available.</p> <p>Cash and checks are accepted, and Agnesian HealthCare associates can use quickcharge.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/wmh-volunteers-host-annual-bake-mum-sale-september-13-14 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes general surgery/orthopedics nurse practitioner to Waupun http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-general-surgeryorthopedics-nurse-practitioner-waupun <img src="/sites/default/files/Smits_Andrea%20HS_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Andrea Smits" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic is pleased to welcome Andrea Smits, APNP, as its new nurse practitioner with its General Surgery &amp; Orthopedics department at the Waupun clinic, 608 W. Brown Street.</p> <p>As a nurse practitioner, Smits assists general surgery and orthopedic physicians in offering a complete range of care including orthopedic concerns (total joint replacement, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, trauma and fractures) and general surgery issues (advanced laparoscopic procedures, varicose veins and colonoscopies).</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-general-surgeryorthopedics-nurse-practitioner-waupun Julie Hau's Story http://agnesian.com/blog/julie-haus-story <p>One appointment close to home changed Julie's life.  Her breast cancer was detected at a treatable stage with 3D mammography technology.  Agnesian HealthCare offers walk-in screenings in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT http://agnesian.com/blog/julie-haus-story Hot Topic: Solar Eclipse 2017 http://agnesian.com/blog/hot-topic-solar-eclipse-2017 <img src="/sites/default/files/825386886%20Eclipse%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Eclipse" typeof="Image" /> <p>By now, most of us have seen the news reports and social media posts regarding the upcoming solar eclipse and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to experience this impressive event with our own eyes! However, before you turn your attention skyward, it is important that you keep in mind the potential for vision loss if you do so without the proper eye protection!</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Tristan Brown, OD http://agnesian.com/blog/hot-topic-solar-eclipse-2017 Agnesian HealthCare announces promotion http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotion <img src="/sites/default/files/Floberg_Jenna%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" height="282" alt="Jenna Floberg" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare is proud to announce the promotion of Jenna Floberg, BS, NHA, to executive director of Villa Loretto and Villa Rosa in Mt. Calvary.</p> <p>In this new role, Floberg will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Villa Loretto and Villa Rosa, which offers long-term care services including skilled nursing care and assisted living apartments.  </p> <p>Doug Trost, St. Francis Home president and chief executive officer, made the announcement recently to the organization.</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotion AHC Volunteers schedule footwear/uniform sale at Agnesian Health Plaza A http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-volunteers-schedule-footwearuniform-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 footwear/uniform and linen sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5 at the Agnesian Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac, in the Mary Agnes Room (second floor, second driveway).</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/ahc-volunteers-schedule-footwearuniform-sale-agnesian-health-plaza Common Shoulder Questions http://agnesian.com/blog/common-shoulder-questions <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%286%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Shoulder Pain" typeof="Image" /> <p>Almost every day, I treat patients with shoulder pain, instability or stiffness. Having limited mobility of the shoulder really affects quality of life and can have a major impact on normal activities. Some concerns are easy to treat while others require surgery.</p> <p>Most shoulder concerns can be classified into four common causes:</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Bryan Royce, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon http://agnesian.com/blog/common-shoulder-questions Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to host fair trade sale fund-raiser http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-0 <img src="/sites/default/files/79071793%20Shopping%20960x540Blog.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Just Fare Trade" 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, September 6, and Thursday, September 7 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> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-0 Hospice volunteer training creates new friendships, next training date set http://agnesian.com/blog/hospice-volunteer-training-creates-new-friendships-next-training-date-set <img src="/sites/default/files/Nan%20and%20Joyce%201.png" width="1748" height="1335" alt="Hospice volunteers" typeof="Image" /> <p>For Nan Amend and Joyce Jaeger, they could have never imagined that a training session to become Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope volunteers would lead to a wonderful friendship.</p> <p>More than 18 years ago, Amend, of Montello, responded to a newspaper article, while Jaeger, of Neshkoro, was looking for gratifying volunteer work and knew a friend who was a hospice volunteer. Throughout the years, both volunteers have provided companionship to patients and families, as well as 11<sup>th</sup> hour vigils and non-direct patient care areas.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/hospice-volunteer-training-creates-new-friendships-next-training-date-set What Influences Recovery Time After a Concussion? http://agnesian.com/blog/what-influences-recovery-time-after-concussion <img src="/sites/default/files/513488990%20SickBoy%20960x540Blog.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Boy with head injury" typeof="Image" /> <p>As an athletic trainer that deals with high school athletes  and concussions, I will get a lot of questions about why did Johnny take three weeks to recover from his concussion when it only took Jacob 10 days, or “I will be back in a week right, because that’s how long it took Marisa to get back.”  Well the answer to those questions is not a simple yes or no. People need to look at concussions and brains like snowflakes.  No two snowflakes are the same, just as no two brains are the same, so that means no two concussions are the same.</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Tyler Schwarz, ATC, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center http://agnesian.com/blog/what-influences-recovery-time-after-concussion Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule uniform sale http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale <img src="/sites/default/files/669451786%20Uniforms%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" 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 Wednesday, August 23 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-uniform-sale It’s OK to be selfish http://agnesian.com/blog/its-ok-be-selfish <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%285%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Man relaxing with book" typeof="Image" /> <p>I have found myself telling people many times in the last few months that it is OK to be selfish. It’s OK to conserve your energy and do only what is within your power to do during your time of grief. </p> <p>So what does it mean to be selfish during grief, especially during the intense first two years? It means that we can say “no” to people. It means we can think of ourselves first and ask, “Is this what I want to do with the precious little energy I have?” </p> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 07:00:00 CDT Sharon Stoffel, MS, LCSW, LPC http://agnesian.com/blog/its-ok-be-selfish RMC Auxiliary sets uniform, linen sale on August 9 http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-august-9 <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 Wednesday, August 9  in the hospital’s Princeton and Ripon rooms.</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. The sale will feature a selection of more than 4,000 items from top manufacturers, including scrubs, shoes and accessories at affordable prices.</p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-august-9 Agnesian HealthCare listed among 2017 Most Wired Hospitals http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-listed-among-2017-most-wired-hospitals <img src="/sites/default/files/Birschbach_Nancy%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" height="282" alt="Nancy Birschbach" typeof="Image" /> <p>Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact helping to improve communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19<sup>th</sup> Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-listed-among-2017-most-wired-hospitals Agnesian HealthCare receives Supply Chain Excellence Award from Premier Inc. http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-receives-supply-chain-excellence-award-premier-inc <img src="/sites/default/files/Team%20Photo%20with%20Payton%20Manning.jpg" width="1275" height="911" alt="Premier honor" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare has received the Supply Chain Excellence Award from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare 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 Durral R. Gilbert, present of Premier supply chain services. “We are thrilled to present them with this honor as they work to provide high-value care in their community.”</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-receives-supply-chain-excellence-award-premier-inc Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new optometrist http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-optometrist <img src="/sites/default/files/Brown_Tristan_480.jpg" width="480" height="480" alt="Tristan Brown" typeof="Image" /> <p>Tristan Brown, OD, an optometrist, is now serving patients at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>Dr. Brown specializes in function and disorders of the eye, detection of eye disease and some types of eye disease management. An optometrist conducts eye examinations, prescribes corrective contact lenses and glasses, and diagnoses and treats eye diseases and disorders.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-optometrist The Nutman is coming to Ripon Medical Center http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-1 <img src="/sites/default/files/145992521_Chocolate%20Nuts_Fade.jpg" width="525" height="350" alt="Nutman Sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>The public is invited to attend a candy and nut sale by The Nutman Company, sponsored by the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary, on Tuesday, August 8. 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 at reasonable prices!</p> <p>Proceeds benefit Ripon Medical Center programs and services. Visa and MasterCard are welcome, as well as cash and checks.</p> <p>For more information, call Ripon Medical Center Volunteer Services, at (920) 745-3670.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/nutman-coming-ripon-medical-center-1 Summer in Wisconsin! http://agnesian.com/blog/summer-wisconsin <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%284%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Man riding bike" typeof="Image" /> <p>Summer in Wisconsin is a special time of year, a time during which hardy Wisconsinites, having weathered the cold, dark, frozen tundra of winter, are able to enjoy a precious, and usually short, period of warm sunshine, fire up the barbeque, and make memories with friends and family. The key to summer in Wisconsin is to be outside! Being active is important, however, the entire year. The human body is made for movement, and exercise is critical to aging well! </p> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Bert Callahan, MD http://agnesian.com/blog/summer-wisconsin Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Charity Open gears up for 29th year http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundations-charity-open-gears-29th-year <img src="/sites/default/files/Co-chairperson%20photo.jpg" width="3699" height="3366" alt="Charity Open Co-Chairpersons" typeof="Image" /> <p>On Monday, August 21, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation invites community supporters to the 2017 Charity Open for an eventful day of golf at South Hills Golf &amp; Country Club.</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> <p>This year, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open is being led by Dr. Burt and Alysia Steffes as senior chairpersons, with Tim and Rose Ahern joining as junior chairpersons.</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundations-charity-open-gears-29th-year Agnesian HealthCare offers easy access to healthcare providers’ notes http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-offers-easy-access-healthcare-providers-notes <img src="/sites/default/files/Jill_0.jpg" width="451" height="595" alt="Jill" typeof="Image" /> <p>Agnesian HealthCare patients who utilize Agnesian eHealth are benefiting from easier access to the notes their providers write in their medical records. And, that initiative was recognized as part of a keynote address to other healthcare providers at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in Orlando.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-offers-easy-access-healthcare-providers-notes Waupun Memorial Hospital to sponsor free community rummage http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-sponsor-free-community-rummage <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image_0.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Rummage sale" typeof="Image" /> <p>Waupun Memorial Hospital, through its Mission Integration &amp; Simply the Best committees, is sponsoring a free community rummage for individuals and families within the Waupun community.</p> <p>The sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 3 in the hospital’s Marsh Conference Room (lower level), 620 W. Brown Street in Waupun.</p> <p>It will feature gently-used clothing for all ages and sizes. Just in time for back to school.</p> <p>Participants have the opportunity to donate one non-perishable food item for the Waupun Food Pantry.</p> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-sponsor-free-community-rummage What's Around Your Waist Matters http://agnesian.com/blog/whats-around-your-waist-matters <img src="/sites/default/files/497042785%20Waistline%20960x540.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Measuring Waistline" typeof="Image" /> <p>We live in Wisconsin. We love our brats, cheese, Friday night fish fry’s, and Culver’s custard! But, did you know that 70 percent of us are either overweight or obese? It is well known that being overweight increases your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and heart disease. What may not be widely known is that obesity also increases your risk for several types of cancer, including: breast, colon, esophageal, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreatic, uterine, ovarian, kidney and prostate cancers.</p> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Dwayne Clark, MD, Family Medicine http://agnesian.com/blog/whats-around-your-waist-matters Help for Families Affected by Autism http://agnesian.com/blog/help-families-affected-autism <img src="/sites/default/files/AGN-17072%20Treffert_4K%20Registration_Facebook.jpg" width="1500" height="1501" alt="ABBA kids" typeof="Image" /> <blockquote> <p>Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism (ABBA) serves central Wisconsin offering the Early Start Denver Model and the Treffert Approach.  Home-based and Center-based behavioral treatment services for children,  5 and under, with an autism diagnosis. ESDM utilizes developmentally-based play interspersed with teachable moments.  Utilizing the Treffert Approach, all our services focus on the unique strengths in every individual, sensory, relationships, training and the environment to increase areas of self -regulation, empathy and compassion.  </p> <p>Why Choose us?.....</p></blockquote> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT http://agnesian.com/blog/help-families-affected-autism Feeling tired and getting a headache? It could be dehydration! http://agnesian.com/blog/feeling-tired-and-getting-headache-it-could-be-dehydration <img src="/sites/default/files/960x540_Blog%20Image%20%282%29.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="Dehydration Headache" typeof="Image" /> <p>The summer heat is here, and that means chances for dehydration are high when working and playing outside. How much water is recommended to stay hydrated during the day? Aim to drink half of your body weight in ounces every day. So if you weigh 160 pounds, then aim for 80 ounces of water per day. If you are more active or in a hot environment, you may need more than 80 ounces. This may seem like a lot of water, but remember that fruits, vegetables, soups, tea and milk also count toward your total volume.</p> <p><strong>How do I know if I’m dehydrated?</strong></p> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Brooke Gardner, DPT, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center http://agnesian.com/blog/feeling-tired-and-getting-headache-it-could-be-dehydration Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers invite public to book fair http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-0 <img src="/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" height="1642" alt="Book Fair" typeof="Image" /> <p>The public is invited to a book fair, sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers, from Wednesday, August 2 to Friday, August 4 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 August 2; from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 3; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 4.</p> <p>Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund.</p> Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-invite-public-book-fair-0 Agnesian HealthCare announces promotions http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotions <p>Agnesian HealthCare has announced several key executive promotions as part of its ongoing growth initiatives to enhance the quality of services and to meet the ever-changing healthcare environment.</p> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotions Gearing up for a Sunday Garden Stroll http://agnesian.com/blog/gearing-sunday-garden-stroll <img src="/sites/default/files/DSC_5650.jpg" width="4000" height="2923" alt="Garden" typeof="Image" /> <p>The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Garden Walk and Art Fair is fast approaching and is sure to be a day filled with the Earth’s natural beauty. You may be a long-time attendee or perhaps you have never attended before,  but we have some behind the scenes details on this year’s event that are sure to spark your interest! Michelle Ries, director of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, gives us some fun insight on the upcoming July 9, 2017 event.</p> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Agnesian HealthCare Foundation http://agnesian.com/blog/gearing-sunday-garden-stroll Gold Wing Riders support Agnesian HealthCare Foundation breast cancer fund http://agnesian.com/blog/gold-wing-riders-support-agnesian-healthcare-foundation-breast-cancer-fund <img src="/sites/default/files/Gold%20Wing%20Riders%20Breast%20Cancer%20Fund%202017_0.jpg" width="4032" height="3024" alt="Gold Wing Riders" typeof="Image" /> <p>Gold Wing Riders from the Chapter C division gathered the first weekend in May at each of the Fond du Lac Pick n’ Save locations to hold a brat fry fund-raiser in support of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Breast Cancer Fund.</p> <p>David and Jill Krizizke, former chapter directors, presented Michelle Ries, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation director, with a $500 donation. The donation was made in honor of fellow chapter member, Bev Roehrborn.</p> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/gold-wing-riders-support-agnesian-healthcare-foundation-breast-cancer-fund CSA Ministries, other leaders celebrate Sister Mary Mollison’s legacy http://agnesian.com/blog/csa-ministries-other-leaders-celebrate-sister-mary-mollisons-legacy <img src="/sites/default/files/20150428----CHA-Sr.jpg" width="1000" height="667" alt="Sister Mary Mollison" typeof="Image" /> <p>More than 21 years ago, as St. Agnes Hospital celebrated its centennial, Sister Mary Mollison - as general superior of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) - stood tall and proud as the courage and bravery of the Sisters was honored as part of a year-long celebration - “A History of Caring - A Promise for the Future.”</p> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman http://agnesian.com/blog/csa-ministries-other-leaders-celebrate-sister-mary-mollisons-legacy