Blog https://www.agnesian.com/blog/rss Agnesian en St. Agnes Hospital receives three honors for trauma registry data collection https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-receives-three-honors-trauma-registry-data-collection <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/SAH%20ED%20Registrar%20Awards%202019.jpg" width="3434" alt="SAH Trauma Award" typeof="Image" /><p>St. Agnes Hospital, as a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently recognized by the Southeast Regional Trauma Advisory Council for its consistent and outstanding commitment to collecting and sharing trauma data.</p> <p>This data provides St. Agnes Hospital staff the information needed to provide the highest level of trauma care to their patients. The team received three honors, including a silver award for data timeliness, silver award for data completeness, and a bronze award for data quality.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-receives-three-honors-trauma-registry-data-collection Adult Day Services: supporting families, creating peace of mind https://www.agnesian.com/blog/adult-day-services-supporting-families-creating-peace-mind <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kathy%20Vetter%20750x750.jpg" width="750" alt="Kathy Vetter" typeof="Image" /><p><em>They say family is everything. They love you unconditionally and are there to support you in good times and in tough times. </em></p> <p><em>The same is true for Kathy Vetter, of Fond du Lac, and her family. Kathy and her family are there to provide loving support to their parents - Joan and Ken Kunstmann.</em></p> <p><em>Here is Kathy’s personal story as she worked with her family to find the right resources as her mom is experiencing dementia. St. Agnes Hospital Adult Day Services has provided a wonderful experience and great peace of mind.</em></p> Sat, 05 Oct 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/adult-day-services-supporting-families-creating-peace-mind Agnesian HealthCare to sponsor social media talk https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sponsor-social-media-talk <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Collin%20Kartchner%20FDL%20HS%20Presenter%20100919.jpg" width="416" alt="Collin Kartchner" typeof="Image" /><p>What started out as a parody Instagram account has now sparked a grassroots movement for Collin Kartchner to share a powerful message with more than 350,000 people so far - including  Nike, Adidas, the American Academy of Pediatrics and universities across the country. His mission is to increase awareness of how social media is damaging our kids. Kartchner’s momentous speaking schedule is booked 14 months out and it will take him to over half the United States - as well as international stops! This testifies to the impact of his message.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sponsor-social-media-talk Waupun Memorial Hospital breast health services benefit from fund-raiser https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-breast-health-services-benefit-fund-raiser <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Fox%20Lake%20Golf%20Outing%20Breast%20Care%20Donation%20Photo%20September%202019.JPG" width="3264" alt="Fox Lake golf" typeof="Image" /><p>A $3,333 donation was recently presented to the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation to support breast health services at Waupun Memorial Hospital. The donation resulted from proceeds through another successful Shotgun For A Care fund-raiser in August at the Fox Lake Golf Club.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-breast-health-services-benefit-fund-raiser Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new cardiology nurse practitioner https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-cardiology-nurse-practitioner-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Hornes%2C%20Kimberly.jpg" width="750" alt="Kimberly Hornes" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic is pleased to welcome Kimberly Hornes, 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> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-cardiology-nurse-practitioner-0 Waupun Memorial Hospital to host session on advance care planning https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-host-session-advance-care-planning <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Advanced%20Care%20Planning%20Photo.jpg" width="5732" alt="Advance care planning" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital, 620 W. Brown Street, is presenting a free Advance Care Planning community education session on Wednesday, October 16 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s lobby.</p> <p>Learn more about making decisions about the care you would like to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. Complete your Power of Attorney for Health Care free of charge.</p> <p>For more information on this free session, call (920) 926-4704.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-host-session-advance-care-planning Treffert Center welcoming back Temple Grandin https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-center-welcoming-back-temple-grandin <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/RW%20Temple%20headshot%20best.jpg" width="250" alt="Temple Grandin" typeof="Image" /><p>The Treffert Center, as a service of Agnesian HealthCare and SSM Health, is welcoming back Temple Grandin for a second visit on Tuesday, October 8, and from early indications, her return visit is highly anticipated. Registrations for Grandin’s 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Radisson Hotel Conference Center are already ramping up.</p> <p>Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and autism spokesperson.</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-center-welcoming-back-temple-grandin Mild 2 Wild fund-raiser supports Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope https://www.agnesian.com/blog/mild-2-wild-fund-raiser-supports-agnesian-healthcare-hospice-hope <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Mild%202%20Wild%20Wrapup%20Release%20Photo%202019.jpg" width="2733" alt="Mild 2 Wild" typeof="Image" /><p>A total of $30,000 was raised from a two-day event - Mild 2 Wild Cruise 2 The Cabin Car Show for Hospice. The early September car show was conducted at Red Cabin at Green Acres, offering car enthusiasts and spectators with great hot rods, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, silent and live auction, and much more. All proceeds will help support hospice patient care.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/mild-2-wild-fund-raiser-supports-agnesian-healthcare-hospice-hope Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers schedule footwear sale October 3 https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-october-3 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Footwear%20Image.jpg" width="389" alt="footwear" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a footwear sale by PRN from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 in Agnesian HealthCare Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac in the lobby outside the Mary Agnes Room.</p> <p>The sale will feature a selection of footwear to capture the likings of many. Styles will be available from top manufacturers to include Adidas, Columbia, Crocs, Klogs, KSwiss, Reebok and more. There will be a wide selection for both men and women.</p> <p>Cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard will be accepted.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-schedule-footwear-sale-october-3 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes obstetrician/gynecologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-obstetriciangynecologist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/DeJong%2C%20Julie_480.jpg" width="1291" alt="Julie DeJong" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac, is pleased to welcome board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Julie DeJong, MD. She is now accepting patients.</p> <p>As an obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. DeJong provides comprehensive health care services to women of all ages, including pregnancy and childbirth, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system, and management of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-obstetriciangynecologist-0 Agnesian HealthCare offering seasonal flu vaccinations https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-offering-seasonal-flu-vaccinations <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/516800852%20FluShot%20960x540WebPage.jpg" width="960" alt="flu" typeof="Image" /><p>With the flu season approaching, Agnesian HealthCare is offering several seasonal flu vaccination clinics for adults and children.</p> <p>Here is a complete listing:</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-offering-seasonal-flu-vaccinations Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to host fair trade sale fund-raiser September 25, 26 https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-september-25-26 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/79071793%20Shopping%20440x220Twit.jpg" width="440" alt="Fair 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 25, and Thursday, September 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 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-fair-trade-sale-fund-raiser-september-25-26 Waupun Memorial Hospital achieves Pathway to Excellence designation for third time https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-achieves-pathway-excellence-designation-third-time <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Pathway%20Mary%20McCullough%20Marcia%20Maly%20WMH%20090419.jpg" width="4032" alt="Pathway" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital has once again achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).</p> <p>Waupun Memorial Hospital first received this honor in 2013. At the time, Waupun Memorial Hospital was the first health care provider in the region, and one of only two in Wisconsin to receive the prestigious designation.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-achieves-pathway-excellence-designation-third-time Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host book fair September 30 https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-september-30 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Collective Goods book fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, September 30 at Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street.</p> <p>The Collective Goods book fair features quality books and gifts at 50 to 75 percent off retail price, and includes bestsellers, children’s, reference, hobby, nature and wildlife, sports and cooking titles – as well as gift items.</p> <p>The book fair is open to the public, and all proceeds will benefit Ripon Medical Center patient programs and services.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-book-fair-september-30 ‘There are no words’ https://www.agnesian.com/blog/there-are-no-words <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G843530334%20Bereavement%20250x250.jpg" width="250" alt="bereavement" typeof="Image" /><p>“There are no words.” It’s a cliche used often and casually in conversation. It means that we can’t explain how we feel or that something is so unreal that we can’t believe it has happened.</p> <p>That is what it feels like when someone we love dies. There are no words. A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with someone about the death of a loved one and we both were looking for words to describe the feeling. We finally decided that indeed, there were no words. </p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 CDT Sharon Stoffel, MS, LCSW, LPC https://www.agnesian.com/blog/there-are-no-words Agnesian HealthCare Foundation 2019 Charity Open has successful year https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-2019-charity-open-has-successful-year <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Winner%20Photo.jpeg" width="2048" alt="Charity Open winner" typeof="Image" /><p>Once again patients and families of Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope will benefit from this year’s Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open.</p> <p>The day featured a great day of golfing followed by a dinner with exciting live and silent auctions and raffle drawings.</p> <p>More than $410,000 was raised to support direct hospice patient care.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-2019-charity-open-has-successful-year Green Lake area hospice volunteer helps families find comfort https://www.agnesian.com/blog/green-lake-area-hospice-volunteer-helps-families-find-comfort <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Vicki%20Schwark%201.png" width="3024" alt="Vicki Schwark" typeof="Image" /><p>It may have taken some initial convincing, Vicki Schwark has not turned back from her decision to become a hospice volunteer - something she has done for the past 18 years.</p> <p>“I was recruited by a long-time hospice volunteer who continued to encourage me because he believed I would be a good hospice volunteer,” Vicki recalls. “I don’t recall the exact moment when I was convinced, but at some point, something clicked, and I realized that I wanted to serve.”</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/green-lake-area-hospice-volunteer-helps-families-find-comfort Ripon Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program earns certification https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-centers-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-earns-certification <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Pulmonary%20Rehab%20Photo%20Dan%20Wellhouse%20Markesan%20082719.png" width="480" alt="Don Wellhouse" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (<a href="https://www.aacvpr.org/Resources/Program-Directory">AACVPR</a>). This certification is recognition of Ripon Medical Center’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-centers-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-earns-certification Agnesian HealthCare Foundation announces 2019 Charity Open raffle winners https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2019-charity-open-raffle-winners <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/2019%20Co-Chairs.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Charity Open" typeof="Image" /><p>Kathy Schumacher, Fond du Lac, was drawn as the grand prize winner in this year’s Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Charity Open. As the grand prize winner, Schumacher can choose between a 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT or $15,000 cash prize, donated by Holiday Automotive.</p> <p>Other raffle winners included: Terry Thompson, Fond du Lac, second prize - $5,000 cash; Ruth Manteufel, Appleton, third prize - $2,500 cash; Bob Brault, Fond du Lac, fourth prize - $1,500 cash; and Diane Retzlaff, Randolph, fifth prize - $1,000 cash prize.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-announces-2019-charity-open-raffle-winners Summer perfect time for exercise https://www.agnesian.com/blog/summer-perfect-time-exercise <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Callahan-Bert%20web%20480_0.jpg" width="480" alt="Bert Callahan" typeof="Image" /><p>Take a listen as Bert Callahan, MD, orthopedic surgeon, shares why this is the perfect time of year to exercise, and why the steps we take today will help us in the future.</p> <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/user-419267831/agneisian-healthcare-8-6-19">https://soundcloud.com/user-419267831/agneisian-healthcare-8-6-19</a></p> Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/summer-perfect-time-exercise Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new hospitalist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-hospitalist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Adene-Peter%2C%20Ruth.jpg" width="750" alt="Ruth Adene-Peter" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Ruth Adene-Peter, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>As a hospitalist, Dr. Adene-Peter specializes in the care of a patient admitted to St. Agnes Hospital managing and coordinating the care through their hospitalization. During a patient’s stay, Dr. Adene-Peter stays in close communication with their referring physician, ensuring the patient receives the best and most coordinated care possible.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-hospitalist Kids Kamp 2019 Recap https://www.agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2019-recap <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Bereavement%20Kids%20Kamp%202019.png" width="1249" alt="Kids Kamp" typeof="Image" /><p>Bereavement Services hosted the 19th annual Kids Kamp in mid-June. The support of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation allows Bereavement Services to offer Kids Kamp to children entering Kindergarten through seventh grade grieving the death of a loved one in their life.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2019-recap U.S. News & World Report names Ripon Medical Center a high performing hospital for COPD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/us-news-world-report-names-ripon-medical-center-high-performing-hospital-copd <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/RMC%20Cardiac%20Rehab%20Team%20250x250.jpg" width="250" alt="Cardiac rehab team" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center has been recognized as a high performing hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News &amp; World Report.</p> <p>The annual Procedures &amp; Conditions ratings, now in their fifth year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/us-news-world-report-names-ripon-medical-center-high-performing-hospital-copd Agnesian HealthCare welcomes sleep medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-sleep-medicine-physician <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ahmed%2C%20Kabir.jpg" width="750" alt="Kabir Ahmed" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare is welcoming Kabir Ahmed, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician, to its Center for Sleep Disorders at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street. He is now accepting patients.</p> <p>As a sleep medicine physician, Dr. Ahmed specializes in obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-sleep-medicine-physician Traveling this summer? Get your measles vaccination https://www.agnesian.com/blog/traveling-summer-get-your-measles-vaccination <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Grass%20B_2.jpg" width="250" alt="Brenda Grass" typeof="Image" /><p>Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It's caused by a virus. It usually spreads when a person comes in contact with droplets from coughs or sneezes of someone with the virus. Direct contact with fluids from the nose or mouth of an infected person can also spread the virus. The symptoms of measles happen about eight to 12 days after coming in contact with a person with the virus.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Brenda Grass, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/traveling-summer-get-your-measles-vaccination St. Agnes Hospital welcomes new emergency department physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-welcomes-new-emergency-department-physician-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Pesek-McCoy_Michelle_480.jpg" width="2668" alt="Michelle Pesek-McCoy" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Michelle Pesek-McCoy, MD, to its Emergency Department at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>As an Emergency Department physician, Dr. Pesek-McCoy has special training to diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries, which require immediate medical intervention. Although emergency medicine doctors are not responsible for the long-term care of the patient, their work in conducting the initial diagnosis is paramount for the prognosis of the patient’s condition.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-welcomes-new-emergency-department-physician-0 Waupun Memorial Hospital supports nation’s first rural OB/GYN residency program https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-supports-nations-first-rural-obgyn-residency-program <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Laura%20McDowell%20Scott%20Hansfield.jpg" width="4032" alt="Scott Hansfield" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital staff is providing memorable experiences for Laura McDowell, MD, PGY2, as she serves as an Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) resident, rural training track, with the University of Wisconsin at Madison.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-hospital-supports-nations-first-rural-obgyn-residency-program Agnesian HealthCare welcomes optometrist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-optometrist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kosikowski%2C%20S%202019.jpg" width="750" alt="Stuart Kosikowski" typeof="Image" /><p>Stuart Kosikowski, OD, an optometrist, is now serving patients at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>Dr. Kosikowski 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> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-optometrist Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarships to area students https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-awards-scholarships-area-students <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Volunteer%20Luncheon%20photo.jpg" width="4000" alt="Scholarships" typeof="Image" /><p>Three area high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in health care have been awarded scholarships by the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary. </p> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-awards-scholarships-area-students Waupun Memorial opens newly-remodeled cardiac rehab area https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-opens-newly-remodeled-cardiac-rehab-area <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kaitlyn%20Burns.jpg" width="4032" alt="Cardiac Rehab" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab patients and staff are enjoying a newly-remodeled second floor area which just opened today.</p> <p>The move gives dedicated space for cardiac rehab services, while opening up more area on the hospital’s first floor for physical and occupational therapy.</p> <p>Cardiac rehab is a valuable service that helps patients regain strength and endurance after a cardiac event through supervised, progressive exercise and education.</p> <p>To learn more, call (920) 324-6843.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-opens-newly-remodeled-cardiac-rehab-area Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new intensivist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-intensivist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Rosado%2C%20Ariosto_480.jpg" width="755" alt="Aristo Rosado" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes intensivist Ariosto Rosado, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>Intensivists are physicians who direct and provide medical care in a hospital's intensive care unit, working with the attending physician of record and other staff such as critical care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, rehabilitation services, social workers, case managers and especially spiritual care - as well as physician specialists.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-intensivist Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new orthopedic surgeon https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-orthopedic-surgeon <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Fraundorf%2C%20Luke_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Luke Fraundorf" typeof="Image" /><p>Luke Fraundorf, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, is now serving patients at Agnesian HealthCare’s Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>Dr. Fraundorf specializes in child and adult orthopedic needs, from first diagnosis to final rehabilitation. He is skilled in the latest surgical techniques for the repair, replacement or reconstruction of the hand, knee, shoulder, hip, wrist and elbow.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-orthopedic-surgeon Agnesian Cancer Center radiation oncologist receives honor https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-radiation-oncologist-receives-honor <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Dr%20Troicki%20Sandy%20Bernier%202019.png" width="2016" alt="Filip Troicki" typeof="Image" /><p>Filip Troicki, MD, a radiation oncologist with the Agnesian Cancer Center receives the Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Prevention and Control award from the Five Counties for Tobacco-Free Living. Dr. Troicki received the honor during their recent annual breakfast, which had more than 60 community members, as well as local and state leaders in attendance. The award recognizes Dr. Troicki's commitment to youth tobacco prevention and control issues within the community. In addition, Dr.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-radiation-oncologist-receives-honor Grieving at one's own pace https://www.agnesian.com/blog/grieving-ones-own-pace <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Faith-Community-Nurse.jpg" width="960" alt="grieving" typeof="Image" /><p>At the Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Center, one service we offer is one-on-one support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. We offer free support to both children and adults during the grieving process following the death of a significant person in their life. While the world sometimes attaches stigma to getting support, we want you to know it's okay to challenge that and know how courageous you are for stepping forward to receive the support you may need.  </p> Sat, 01 Jun 2019 07:00:00 CDT Kelly Hanson https://www.agnesian.com/blog/grieving-ones-own-pace A night out for dinner and CPR https://www.agnesian.com/blog/night-out-dinner-and-cpr <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Mercedes%20Tucker.jpg" width="1800" alt="Mercedes Tucker" typeof="Image" /><p><em>The following story is being shared by Mercedes Tucker, digital marketing coordinator with C.D. Smith Construction, Inc. who took advantage of a CPR and First Aid course offered through the Agnesian Work &amp; Wellness. To learn more, call (920) 926-5666. Many services are offered to business clients, like C.D. Smith Construction, Inc.</em></p> Wed, 29 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/night-out-dinner-and-cpr Uncovering the MMR vaccine myth https://www.agnesian.com/blog/uncovering-mmr-vaccine-myth <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/fabricius_tom%20website_NW_0.jpg" width="480" alt="Thomas Fabricius" typeof="Image" /><p>There have been two inventions over the history of humankind that saved millions upon millions of lives. The first one is the toilet and public sanitation. The second discovery is vaccinations.</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Thomas Fabricius, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/uncovering-mmr-vaccine-myth Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin honors Agnesian HealthCare hospitals https://www.agnesian.com/blog/lions-eye-bank-wisconsin-honors-agnesian-healthcare-hospitals <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Crystal%20Vision%20Award%20Photo%20May%202019.png" width="3024" alt="Crystal Vision" typeof="Image" /><p>All three of Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, hospitals were recently recognized by the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) at its annual Crystal Vision Awards ceremony.</p> <p>Since 2007, LEBW has honored advocates of donation who have shown commitment and dedication to raising awareness and educating communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.</p> Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/lions-eye-bank-wisconsin-honors-agnesian-healthcare-hospitals Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-5 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kent%2C%20Jeffrey_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Jeffrey Kent" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Jeffrey Kent, DO, a family medicine physician, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Kent specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. He offers a full range of general family medicine, including preventive health care, annual physicals, well-child checks and immunizations, and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-5 AHC Foundation helps support Samaritan Health Clinic patients during cold temps https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-helps-support-samaritan-health-clinic-patients-during-cold-temps <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/4907210-2400x1600_0.jpg" width="1600" alt="winter coat" typeof="Image" /><p>Many of us take for granted having a warm coat to put on when Wisconsin temperatures begin to drop. But, for many individuals that utilize the Samaritan Health Clinic at Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, a warm coat could be exactly what they need to help stay comfortable and healthy during tough Wisconsin winters.</p> <p>That is something the Samaritan Health Clinic team is very much aware of, and they recently reached out to the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation to help get funding to make this happen for those individuals and families the clinic serves each year.</p> Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-helps-support-samaritan-health-clinic-patients-during-cold-temps The Foundation for RMC awards Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship https://www.agnesian.com/blog/foundation-rmc-awards-arlene-fenner-family-endowed-scholarship <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Grace%20Rauch.jpg" width="4000" alt="Grace Rauch" typeof="Image" /><p>The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center has named Grace Rauch, a Ripon High School senior, as the 2019 recipient of the $500 Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship.</p> <p>Rauch is pursuing a biological sciences/premed degree at Arizona State University in Tempe. She is the daughter of Christopher and Jayne Rauch. Rauch was chosen from among area high school seniors, pursuing a career in health care that plan to attend a college or university in Wisconsin.</p> Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/foundation-rmc-awards-arlene-fenner-family-endowed-scholarship Ripon Medical Center earns nursing excellence honor https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-earns-nursing-excellence-honor <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/DeeDee%20Zarzyski%20Mary%20Tamblin.jpg" width="4032" alt="Pathways" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center has received the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).</p> <p>The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional engagement of nurses at Ripon Medical Center and identifies it as one of the best places to work.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-earns-nursing-excellence-honor Support groups help during grieving process https://www.agnesian.com/blog/support-groups-help-during-grieving-process-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G476345559%20Women%20MotherDaughter%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="bereavement" typeof="Image" /><p>The power of support groups is a beautiful thing. At the Bereavement Center, we offer several grief support groups throughout the month.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/support-groups-help-during-grieving-process-0 Agnesian HealthCare representatives attend WHA Advocacy Day https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-representatives-attend-wha-advocacy-day <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/WHA%20Advocacy%20Day%20Group%20Photo.jpg" width="3523" alt="WHA Advocacy Days" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare leaders and volunteers joined nearly 1,000 employees, trustees and volunteers for the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) Advocacy Day in Madison on April 17. </p> <p>This annual event brings hospital advocates together to learn about key health care issues facing Wisconsin, and also provides an opportunity to meet with lawmakers to discuss how their policy decisions impact communities across the state.</p> <p>Representatives from Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital were present for this annual event.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-representatives-attend-wha-advocacy-day Six Health Screenings to Help Women Prevent Disease https://www.agnesian.com/blog/six-health-screenings-help-women-prevent-disease <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G905360866%20Women%20BloodPressure%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="Screenings" typeof="Image" /><p>Don’t let heart disease, stroke and other serious health conditions sneak up on you. Instead, prevent them by seeing your health care provider for a yearly well-woman checkup.</p> <p>At your checkup, your health care provider will likely suggest health screenings. These tests can help spot potentially serious conditions before they become life-threatening.</p> <p>Here are six screenings that can help you stay healthy.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Theodore Miller, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/six-health-screenings-help-women-prevent-disease UWO Nightingale Awards celebrate excellence in nursing practice, leadership https://www.agnesian.com/blog/uwo-nightingale-awards-celebrate-excellence-nursing-practice-leadership <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/2019%20Nightingale%20winners.jpg" width="3521" alt="Nightingale winners" typeof="Image" /><p>Two Agnesian HealthCare nurses were recently recognized by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing and the College of Nursing Board of Visitors at the annual Nightingale Awards ceremony.</p> <p>Lori Cardinal (seated, middle), St. Agnes Hospital Nursing Resources director, and Shane Garner, Ripon Medical Center nurse anesthetist, were among an elite group of Wisconsin nurses recognized on April 18.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/uwo-nightingale-awards-celebrate-excellence-nursing-practice-leadership Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-1 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Polyakov%2C%20Mark.jpg" width="750" alt="Mark Polyakov" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Mark-Allen Polyakov, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>As a hospitalist, Dr. Polyakov specializes in the care of a patient admitted to St. Agnes Hospital managing and coordinating the care through their hospitalization. During a patient’s stay, Dr. Polyakov stays in close communication with their primary care physician and sub-specialists, ensuring they receive the best care possible.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-1 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes obstetrician/gynecologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-obstetriciangynecologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Vaynberg%2C%20Dina_480.jpg" width="752" alt="Dina Vaynberg" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac, is pleased to welcome board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Dina Vaynberg, MD. She is now accepting patients.</p> <p>As an obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Vaynberg provides comprehensive health care services to women of all ages, including pregnancy and childbirth, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system, and management of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-obstetriciangynecologist Autism Awareness Month brings greater understanding https://www.agnesian.com/blog/autism-awareness-month-brings-greater-understanding <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Mischler-Brian%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" alt="Bryan Mischler" typeof="Image" /><p>It’s Autism Awareness Month and I thought I’d address the question I get asked most frequently:  “What is the most effective way to engage kids on the autism spectrum?”</p> <p>While I have had the privilege of working with some of the greatest people in the field, how do I quantify what I've seen them do time and time again? It seems so difficult to put into words what these people do that others may not recognize. Can I explain it? Will others be able to understand and imitate it?</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Bryan Mischler, LCSW https://www.agnesian.com/blog/autism-awareness-month-brings-greater-understanding Darold Treffert, MD, receives society’s highest honor https://www.agnesian.com/blog/darold-treffert-receives-societys-highest-honor <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Treffertdoor.jpg" width="1105" alt="Dr Treffert" typeof="Image" /><p>MADISON - The Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors recognized the contributions of Darold Treffert, MD, by awarding him with its highest honor - the 2019 Director’s Award - during its Annual Meeting on April 6 in Madison. Doctor Treffert, a past Society president and board chair, is a world-renowned expert on autism and savant syndrome.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/darold-treffert-receives-societys-highest-honor Cervical Cancer Screening https://www.agnesian.com/blog/cervical-cancer-screening <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G854894226%20Women%20MomChildren%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="Cervical cancer" typeof="Image" /><p>Cancer that starts in cells of the cervix is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower end of the uterus. It connects the uterus to the vagina. Cervical cancer can spread from the cervix to other parts of the body.</p> <p><strong>What causes cervical cancer?</strong></p> <p>In most women, cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infection is very common and often goes away on its own. But in some cases, over time, HPV may lead to cervical cancer. It's important to know that most women with HPV don’t develop cervical cancer.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Theodore Miller, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/cervical-cancer-screening Catholic Health Association salutes exceptional young leaders in the ministry https://www.agnesian.com/blog/catholic-health-association-salutes-exceptional-young-leaders-ministry <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Jenna-Floberg.jpg" width="750" alt="Jenna Floberg" typeof="Image" /><p>Jenna Floberg, executive director at the Villa Loretto nursing home and Villa Rosa assisted living, Mt. Calvary, will be among 11 young professionals who will be recognized by the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in early June in Dallas.</p> <p>Floberg will be honored as one of Tomorrow's Leaders 11 accomplished individuals - all age 40 or younger - who are poised to continue to make significant contributions to the ministry for years to come.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/catholic-health-association-salutes-exceptional-young-leaders-ministry Support groups help during grieving process https://www.agnesian.com/blog/support-groups-help-during-grieving-process <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Parish-Nurse-1.jpg" width="960" alt="support group" typeof="Image" /><p>The power of support groups is a beautiful thing. At the Bereavement Center, we offer several grief support groups throughout the month.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/support-groups-help-during-grieving-process St. Agnes Hospital, Waupun Memorial Hospital families to benefit from CuddleCots https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-waupun-memorial-hospital-families-benefit-cuddlecots <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/CuddleCot%20photo%20032919%20250x250.jpg" width="250" alt="CuddleCot" typeof="Image" /><p>Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents. The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation believes that bereaved parents should be given the option of spending time with their baby. Time allows the family to form an important bond - whether dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close - and this helps families in dealing with their loss.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-waupun-memorial-hospital-families-benefit-cuddlecots Being proactive with measles important https://www.agnesian.com/blog/being-proactive-measles-important <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Lundberg%20color.JPG" width="1200" alt="Joel Lundberg" typeof="Image" /><p>Measles outbreaks in the United State have been featured prominently in the national new of late. In fact, 228 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states from January 1 to March 7, 2019. The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Joel Lundberg, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/being-proactive-measles-important Endometrial Ablation https://www.agnesian.com/blog/endometrial-ablation-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G476345559%20Women%20MotherDaughter%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="Endometrial ablation" typeof="Image" /><p>Endometrial ablation is an outpatient surgery that can reduce or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Ablation destroys the lining of the uterus. This surgery is for women who do not want to have any more children and who have not yet entered menopause. Surgery takes less than an hour, and you can go home later that day.</p> <p><strong>Preparing for surgery</strong></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Theodore Miller, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/endometrial-ablation-0 Agnesian HealthCare supports Mahala’s Hope Wellness Center efforts https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-supports-mahalas-hope-wellness-center-efforts <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Mahala%20Hope%20Kettlebell%20Photo.jpg" width="4032" alt="Mahala Hope" typeof="Image" /><p><em>“Yoga teaches me natural ways to deal with my stress and anxiety by breathing properly, meditating and learning to center myself. These techniques allow me to let my obsessive thoughts pass through my mind…and keep me grounded and present.”</em></p> <p>Those words from a Mahala’s Hope client - a women’s recovery residence in Eden - demonstrate why a donation from Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, is so vital to the mission and values of Mahala’s Hope.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-supports-mahalas-hope-wellness-center-efforts Learning from the past https://www.agnesian.com/blog/learning-past <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Fownes_2.jpg" width="667" alt="Douglas Fownes" typeof="Image" /><p>They say it’s difficult to understand something unless you have lived through it. For many people today, the measles epidemic in the 1950s was resolved before many were even born. So it’s hard to know the impact this infection had on our country.</p> <p>Here’s just a little of that history. In 1912, measles became a nationally notifiable disease in the United States, requiring U.S. health care providers and laboratories to report all diagnosed cases. In the first decade of reporting, an average of 6,000 measles-related deaths were reported each year.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Douglas Fownes, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/learning-past Understanding Ovarian Cysts https://www.agnesian.com/blog/understanding-ovarian-cysts <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/G922562336%20Women%20MiddleAged%20720x720.jpg" width="720" alt="Ovarian cancer" typeof="Image" /><p>An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or inside an ovary. Ovarian cysts are very common in women of all ages. They can occur for various reasons, and they may need different treatments.</p> <p><strong>Types of ovarian cysts</strong></p> <p>There are different types of ovarian cysts:</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Theodore Miller, MD https://www.agnesian.com/blog/understanding-ovarian-cysts Foundation for Ripon Medical Center donations benefit school nurse, police programs https://www.agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-donations-benefit-school-nurse-police-programs <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ripon-medical-center.jpg" width="960" alt="RMC" typeof="Image" /><p>Thanks to strong support from the Ripon area community, The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is helping to fund two local programs that will enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families served by both.</p> <p>A $6,000 grant has been given to the Ripon Area School District to help in its efforts to become designated as a Project Adam and Heart Safe School, which will allow school staff to respond to cardiac emergencies within its facilities in an appropriate and timely manner.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/foundation-ripon-medical-center-donations-benefit-school-nurse-police-programs Managing pain after loss https://www.agnesian.com/blog/managing-pain-after-loss <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/family_ps%20%281%29.jpg" width="98" alt="Loss" typeof="Image" /><p>The journey of grief is painful. The pain is emotional, physical and mental. It might mean our bones and joints ache and it definitely means that our heart aches. Is there a day that will come when we don’t miss our loved ones or feel that ache? I hear this question often. And my answer is always the same, no. There will never come a day when we won’t miss our parent, our partner, our sibling or our child. That is not the goal of walking the journey of grief. So how do we live with the painful feeling of missing someone we love? </p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 06:00:00 CST Sharon Stoffel, MS, LCSW, LPC https://www.agnesian.com/blog/managing-pain-after-loss Treating yourself like you treat others https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treating-yourself-you-treat-others <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/921736458%20Background%20Sunrise.jpg" width="6016" alt="Sunrise" typeof="Image" /><p><em>“When you stop worrying about what you cannot control, you have time to change the things you can control. And that changes everything.” - Marcandangel</em></p> <p>It can happen at any time. One moment you think you have all the answers and life is “going your way.” The next, you are scrambling to make sense of the chaos. Often we say that we had “the best laid plans,” but we know that it can take just a moment to make those plans obsolete. So, what do you do when things are out of your control? How do you respond?</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 06:00:00 CST Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treating-yourself-you-treat-others Waupun Memorial, Agnesian HealthCare win Big Business Award https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-agnesian-healthcare-win-big-business-award <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Waupunies_16%20resize.jpg" width="250" alt="Waupunites" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare were recognized by the Waupun Area Chamber of Commerce with the Big Business Award as part of their annual Waupunies Awards Night.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-agnesian-healthcare-win-big-business-award Agnesian HealthCare welcomes gastroenterologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-gastroenterologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Browne_Veron_480.jpg" width="752" alt="Veron Browne" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Veron Browne, MD, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Browne cares for patients with hepatitis C and other liver diseases, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers and other conditions of the stomach, intestinal bleeding, screening colonoscopy, irritable bowel, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic concerns, hemorrhoids and capsule endoscopy.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-gastroenterologist Ripon Medical Center clinic welcomes gynecologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-clinic-welcomes-gynecologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/MILLER_1.JPG" width="625" alt="Theodore Miller" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, is welcoming Theodore Miller, MD, a board-certified gynecologist, to the Ripon Medical Center Clinic, 835 Parkside Street, Ripon. He sees patients two days a week, and is now accepting patients.</p> <p>As a gynecologist, Dr. Miller provides comprehensive care for women, including preventive health care, education, counseling, cancer screening, urinary incontinence and gynecological surgeries.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-clinic-welcomes-gynecologist Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internal medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-2 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Lisiecki_Ronald_480.jpg" width="752" alt="Ronald Lisiecki" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes internist Ronald Lisiecki, MD, to Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 900 Main Street, Brownsville. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>He joins Gerald Nelezen, DO, family medicine; and Andi Weigand, APNP, family medicine nurse practitioner. Douglas Wonder, DO, family medicine, is transitioning to the Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic in Fond du Lac offering walk-in services, effective March 1.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-internal-medicine-physician-2 Self-care important to health, well-being https://www.agnesian.com/blog/self-care-important-health-well-being <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-481273635_Meditation.jpg" width="4928" alt="meditation" typeof="Image" /><p><em>Kelly Hanson, MA</em></p> <p><em>Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Specialist</em></p> <p>“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” -Eleanor Brown</p> <p>Self-care is a term we hear on a regular basis. However, how often do you evaluate your self-care? Are you feeling burned out? Or, do you wake up feeling replenished each day? It is important to really think about what this term means and how to implement it into our daily lives.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/self-care-important-health-well-being Recall of infant Ibuprofen oral suspension drops https://www.agnesian.com/blog/recall-infant-ibuprofen-oral-suspension-drops <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/infant.jpg" width="250" alt="Medication recall" typeof="Image" /><p>In November 2018, three lots of Ibuprofen oral suspension drops, USP, 50 mg/1.25 mL were recalled by the manufacturer, Tris Pharma, Inc.  This infant ibuprofen product was sold at Wal-Mart, CVS and Family Dollar under the names: <em>Equate</em> at Wal-Mart, <em>CVS Health</em> at CVS and <em>Family Wellness</em> at Family Dollar. </p> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/recall-infant-ibuprofen-oral-suspension-drops Ripon Medical Center to host Alzheimer’s caregiver support group https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-host-alzheimers-caregiver-support-group <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/group%20discussion.jpg" width="2712" alt="group discussion" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center is now hosting a monthly Alzheimer’s Association Fond du Lac County Caregiver Support Group.</p> <p>The group will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the hospital’s Green Lake Room, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon. The next session is set for February 12, 2019.</p> <p>The support group is a safe place where people listen and understand. It is designed for individuals who have a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or related type of dementia.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 06:00:00 CST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-host-alzheimers-caregiver-support-group Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, Waupun Memorial supports all-abilities playground https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-waupun-memorial-supports-all-abilities-playground <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Rock%20River%20School%20Playground%20Rendering.jpg" width="640" alt="Playground" typeof="Image" /><p>Children with disabilities often cannot play on a standard playground. As a result, they cannot take advantage of the amazing benefits that play provides.</p> <p>An all-abilities playground is a space that provides inclusive play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. These types of playgrounds are designed to promote the healthy development of all children's physical, social, cognitive and sensory abilities.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-foundation-waupun-memorial-supports-all-abilities-playground Markesan State Bank supports Waupun Memorial Hospital’s women’s health & breast care services https://www.agnesian.com/blog/markesan-state-bank-supports-waupun-memorial-hospitals-womens-health-breast-care-services <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Markesan%20State%20Bank%20Women%27s%20Health%20Donation%202018%20Photo%2Cjpeg.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Markesan State Bank supports Waupun Memorial Hospital’s women’s health &amp;amp; breast care services" typeof="Image" /><p>During October, employees at the Markesan State Bank, 807 W. Main Street, Waupun, rallied around Waupun Memorial Hospital’s (WMH) women’s health and breast care services, 620 W. Brown Street, by selling ribbons, scarves and hats, as well as collecting customer donations and conducting a jeans day.</p> <p>As a result, the Markesan State Bank presented the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation with a check for more than $700 to the Foundation’s Waupun Women’s Health Fund.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 06:00:00 CST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/markesan-state-bank-supports-waupun-memorial-hospitals-womens-health-breast-care-services Walk with a Doc begins second year at Ripon High School https://www.agnesian.com/blog/walk-doc-begins-second-year-ripon-high-school <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Glod_Stephanie-WEBSITE.jpg" width="480" alt="Stephanie Glod" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Walk with a Doc program at Ripon High School (summer months at Ripon Medical Center) is just entering into its second year, continuing to increase incentives for community members to join.</p> <p>Called Walk with a Doc, Agnesian HealthCare providers encourage their patients to join them for an opportunity to walk and have one-on-one time. Walk with a Doc is an international program designed by a board-certified cardiologist.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:00:00 CST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/walk-doc-begins-second-year-ripon-high-school St. Agnes Hospital welcomes new Emergency Department physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-welcomes-new-emergency-department-physician <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/SAH.JPG" width="2560" alt="St. Agnes Hospital" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Lana Sanders, MD, to its Emergency Department at St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>As an Emergency Department physician, Dr. Sanders has special training to diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries, which require immediate medical intervention. Although emergency medicine doctors are not responsible for the long-term care of the patient, their work in conducting the initial diagnosis is paramount for the prognosis of the patient’s condition.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:00:00 CST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-welcomes-new-emergency-department-physician Valsartan, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide and amlodipine: Is there a link to Cancer? https://www.agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-losartan-hydrochlorothiazide-and-amlodipine-there-link-cancer <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/5244440_0.jpg" width="2550" alt="Some products containing valsartan or losartan have recently been recalled" typeof="Image" /><p>Recalls announced by the FDA over the past few weeks have created confusion among patients who have been taking drugs containing valsartan and losartan. Valsartan is not a carcinogen, however many valsartan containing products have been found to contain an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which has been linked to cancer.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-losartan-hydrochlorothiazide-and-amlodipine-there-link-cancer St. Francis Home residents receive early Christmas present https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-francis-home-residents-receive-early-christmas-present <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Trishaw%20Bicycle%20Photo.jpg" width="1936" alt="Trishaw bicycles" typeof="Image" /><p>Thanks to support from the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation donors, St. Francis Home residents will be enjoying two “Cycling Without Age” trishaw bicycles. The bicycles will be incorporated into daily activities allowing residents and their families to enjoy the fun and freedom of riding a bicycle at any age. The bicycles were also partially funded through a state grant.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-francis-home-residents-receive-early-christmas-present Give yourself permission https://www.agnesian.com/blog/give-yourself-permission <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/4906482-1600x2400.jpg" width="2400" alt="Winter Grief" typeof="Image" /><p>Let me introduce myself. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. During the day, I can be found as a bereavement specialist, a Cub Scout Den leader, a Sunday School teacher, a school volunteer. I spend my days cooking, cleaning and running taxi for my family. I am there whenever anyone needs an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 06:00:00 CST Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/give-yourself-permission Agnesian HealthCare drug drop locations reach milestone https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-drug-drop-locations-reach-milestone <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Drug%20Drop%20Box_0.png" width="2164" alt="Drug Drop Box" typeof="Image" /><p>For more than two years, Agnesian HealthCare has been offering an easy way for area residents to properly dispose expired or no longer needed medications through drug drop locations, starting at St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital, and expanding to Ripon Medical Center shortly after.</p> <p>In just this short amount of time, all three sites have collected more than 4,000 pounds of unused medications - or two tons!</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-drug-drop-locations-reach-milestone Flu can have dangerous domino effect on older adults https://www.agnesian.com/blog/flu-can-have-dangerous-domino-effect-older-adults <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Rick%20Patton.jpg" width="2600" alt="Rick Patton" typeof="Image" /><p>It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become weaker with age.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/flu-can-have-dangerous-domino-effect-older-adults Flu shot during pregnancy poses no harm to baby https://www.agnesian.com/blog/flu-shot-during-pregnancy-poses-no-harm-baby <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Allison%20Birschbach.jpg" width="2600" alt="Allison Birschbach" typeof="Image" /><p>Allison and Tony Birschbach celebrated another milestone in their seven-year marriage – welcoming their second child, Simon, into the world more than a month ago. Simon is joined by brother Thomas, who is three.</p> <p>As parents, Allison and Tony, like others, want what is best for their children and their family. So when Allison was expecting Simon, the couple stepped forward to receive their flu vaccination to protect everyone.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/flu-shot-during-pregnancy-poses-no-harm-baby Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic welcomes physician assistant https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-convenient-care-clinic-welcomes-physician-assistant <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Engel%2C%20Alex.jpg" width="750" alt="Alex Engel" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Alexander Engel, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, 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, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. No appointments needed.</p> Sun, 25 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-convenient-care-clinic-welcomes-physician-assistant Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center welcomes new physical therapist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sports-spine-center-welcomes-new-physical-therapist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Weber%2C%20Meredith.jpg" width="750" alt="Meredith Weber" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Meredith Weber, DPT, physical therapist, to Agnesian HealthCare’s Sport &amp; Spine Center, located at 360 S. Mountin Drive, Mayville. She is now accepting patients.</p> <p>Weber joins Lisa Traughber, PT, physical therapist, and Sara Gross, MS, OTR, occupational therapist.</p> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-sports-spine-center-welcomes-new-physical-therapist Waupun Memorial Cardiac Rehab program certified by industry leader https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-cardiac-rehab-program-certified-industry-leader <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Heart-in-Hands.jpg" width="480" alt="Heart" typeof="Image" /><p>Waupun Memorial Hospital (WMH) has received certification of its Cardiac Rehab program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). WMH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/waupun-memorial-cardiac-rehab-program-certified-industry-leader AHC Foundation donation supports Adult Day Services wheelchair-accessible swing https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-donation-supports-adult-day-services-wheelchair-accessible-swing <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Adult%20Day%20Services%20swing%20photo.jpg" width="4032" alt="ADS swing" typeof="Image" /><p>St. Agnes Hospital Adult Day Services clients will be enjoying a new wheelchair-accessible swing thanks to a $17,000 grant from the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Adult Day Services fund.</p> <p>WhisperGLIDE swing offers a seat for everyone - whether able to walk or using a wheelchair. The swing’s exclusive attribute is its ability to bring together those confined to a wheelchair and the able bodied in a relaxed and socially inviting atmosphere.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-foundation-donation-supports-adult-day-services-wheelchair-accessible-swing Agnesian HealthCare volunteer enjoys paying it forward https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteer-enjoys-paying-it-forward <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Sandy%20S-1.png" width="617" alt="Sandy Schmidt" typeof="Image" /><p>No one has a crystal ball to know what their future holds. No one knows when they may need a helping hand. Sandy Schmidt, of Waupun, knows that.</p> <p>That’s just one of many reasons why she serves as an Agnesian HealthCare volunteer. For more than five years, Schmidt has helped Agnesian HealthCare patients through its hospice respite and companionship program in both Beaver Dam and Waupun, as well as a meal server at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac, and greeter at the Waupun Regional Dialysis Center.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteer-enjoys-paying-it-forward AHC internal medicine/pediatrics physician gives tips on preventing, treating flu https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-internal-medicinepediatrics-physician-gives-tips-preventing-treating-flu <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Agnesian-HealthCare-Pediatr.jpg" width="960" alt="Grass" typeof="Image" /><p>As everyone begins the transition to fall weather, many people have already been suffering through some sort of cold. From a sore throat to a stuffy nose, cough and everything in between, the first of the winter bugs are upon us. But lurking out there and not too far away is a much more menacing germ known as the flu.</p> <p>If you’re looking for the best medicine when it comes to the flu, your best option is prevention, according to Brenda Grass, MD, an Agnesian HealthCare internal medicine/pediatrics physician.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ahc-internal-medicinepediatrics-physician-gives-tips-preventing-treating-flu Resolve Through Sharing helped this mom cope with loss https://www.agnesian.com/blog/resolve-through-sharing-helped-mom-cope-loss <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Grief%20photo.jpg" width="178" alt="Grief Photo" typeof="Image" /><p>Sometimes events touch your life in a way that you will always remember - where you were, when it happened and the people that were with you. </p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT https://www.agnesian.com/blog/resolve-through-sharing-helped-mom-cope-loss St. Agnes Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-receives-get-guidelines-heart-failure-silver-plus-quality-achievement-award <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Heart-in-Hands.jpg" width="480" alt="Heart honor" typeof="Image" /><p>St. Agnes Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines<sup>® </sup>- Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.</p> <p>The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/st-agnes-hospital-receives-get-guidelines-heart-failure-silver-plus-quality-achievement-award Personal experience helps outreach to others https://www.agnesian.com/blog/personal-experience-helps-outreach-others <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/grief%20woman.jpg" width="2400" alt="Grieving Woman" typeof="Image" /><p><em>Kelly Hanson, MA, Bereavement Specialist</em></p> <p>It is truly special to me how our life experiences shape us into the people we are meant to be. My journey to becoming a bereavement specialist at Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services is an example of this. Here is my story.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT https://www.agnesian.com/blog/personal-experience-helps-outreach-others Agnesian HealthCare announces promotion https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotion-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThurmerD%20color.jpg" width="1500" alt="DeAnn Thurmer" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare is proud to announce the promotion of DeAnn Thurmer to president and chief nursing officer of Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital, effective October 1, 2018.</p> <p>Since early June, Thurmer has been serving as interim chief operating and nursing officer at Ripon Medical Center, in addition to her responsibilities as chief operating and nursing officer at Waupun Memorial Hospital.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-announces-promotion-0 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-4 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Fenske-Danielle.jpg" width="750" alt="Danielle Fenske" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Danielle Fenske, DO, a family medicine physician, to the Ripon Medical Center Clinic, 835 Parkside Street, Ripon. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Fenske specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. She offers a full range of general family medicine; preventive health care; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; women’s health, and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-4 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes cardiac electrophysiologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-cardiac-electrophysiologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Zimmerman_Jeremy_480.jpg" width="751" alt="Jeremy Zimmermann" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Jeremy Zimmermann, DO, a cardiac electrophysiologist, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>As a cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Zimmermann is a highly-specialized cardiologist trained to diagnose and monitor the electrical activities of the heart, performing procedures such as heart ablations and pacemaker implants.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-cardiac-electrophysiologist Agnesian Cancer Center welcomes hematologist/medical oncologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-welcomes-hematologistmedical-oncologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Tolay_Sameer_480.jpg" width="750" alt="Sameer Tolay" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Sameer Tolay, MD, a hematologist/medical oncologist, to the Agnesian Cancer Center, 480 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. He will also see patients in Ripon and Waupun.</p> <p>Dr. Tolay specializes in both hematology (the study of blood disorders) and medical oncology (the study of cancers). He has experience in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of several blood diseases, such as anemia, hemophilia and sickle-cell disease, as well as cancers of blood and solid organs, most notably leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-cancer-center-welcomes-hematologistmedical-oncologist Helping those facing suicidal thoughts https://www.agnesian.com/blog/helping-those-facing-suicidal-thoughts <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/BlockJackie_8768.jpg" width="2227" alt="Jackie Block, LMFT, LCSW, Psychotherapy" typeof="Image" /><p><em>Jackie Block, LMFT, LCSW, Psychotherapy</em></p> <p><em>St. Agnes Hospital Behavioral Health Services</em></p> <p>I often get asked in my role what someone should do if they suspect someone that they know could be suicidal. What should they do or say to that person? What is the right thing to do or say and what is the wrong thing to do or say? Since this is such a sensitive topic (and some people may avoid doing anything because they don't know what to do), it would be good to offer some tips on what to do.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT https://www.agnesian.com/blog/helping-those-facing-suicidal-thoughts Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-3 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Sharda_Manish.jpg" width="750" alt="Manish Sharda, DO" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Manish Sharda, DO, a family medicine physician, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 608 W. Brown Street, Waupun. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Sharda specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. He offers a full range of general family medicine; preventive health care; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; women’s health, and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-3 Agnesian HealthCare to open new Bone & Joint Health location in Beaver Dam https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-open-new-bone-joint-health-location-beaver-dam <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Callahan-Bert%20HS.jpg" width="750" alt="Bert Callahan" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Bone &amp; Joint Health is growing with the opening of a new site at 250 Corporate Drive in Beaver Dam, which has convenient access directly from Highway 151. They will be sharing space with the Beaver Dam Chiropractic Clinic. The clinic is scheduled to open Monday, September 17.</p> <p>Bert Callahan, MD, orthopedic surgeon, and Luke Lentscher, PA-C, an orthopedic certified physician assistant, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves of the body.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-open-new-bone-joint-health-location-beaver-dam Play is a great endeavor leading to acceptance, belonging and joy https://www.agnesian.com/blog/play-great-endeavor-leading-acceptance-belonging-and-joy <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-538188044.jpg" width="2030" alt="Children on playground" typeof="Image" /><p><em>At the Treffert Center, we are reminded on a daily basis that children already know what we work hard to remember. Play is a great endeavor leading to acceptance, belonging and joy. We are thankful to the mother who shared the truth she learned from her young daughter.</em></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 CDT Vivian Hazell https://www.agnesian.com/blog/play-great-endeavor-leading-acceptance-belonging-and-joy New audiologist joins Agnesian HealthCare https://www.agnesian.com/blog/new-audiologist-joins-agnesian-healthcare <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Breckbill_Greta.jpg" width="750" alt="Greta Breckbill, AuD" typeof="Image" /><p>Greta Breckbill, AuD, has joined Agnesian HealthCare as an audiologist. She will see patients at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac - just off the Highway 151 bypass.</p> <p>An audiologist diagnoses, treats and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance concerns. Audiologists have a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program. This advanced training provides the foundation for managing a patient’s hearing from birth through adulthood.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/new-audiologist-joins-agnesian-healthcare Agnesian HealthCare welcomes cardiologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-cardiologist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Balderrama_Tadeo_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Tadeo Balderrama" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Tadeo Diaz Balderrama, MD, cardiologist, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, and Ripon Medical Center Clinic, 835 Parkside Street, Ripon. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>As a cardiologist, Dr. Balderrama specializes in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Initial consultation often involves a physical examination, a review of patient records and medical history, and possible diagnostic testing. Dr. Balderrama help patients understand the risks and prevention of heart disease.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-cardiologist What is Dry Needling? https://www.agnesian.com/blog/what-dry-needling <p><strong>What is dry needling?</strong></p> <p><em>Micah Swift, DPT, Outpatient Physical Therapy, St. Agnes Hospital</em></p> <p>Dry needling is a technique performed by a physical therapist with advanced training. While it can be used for a variety of reasons, it is primarily used to relieve muscle tension and pain in the form of a trigger point or what is more commonly called a knot.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT https://www.agnesian.com/blog/what-dry-needling Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine practitioner https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kraus%2CTeegan.jpg" width="750" alt="Teegan Kraus" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Teegan Kraus, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Family Medicine department, 420 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>In her role, Kraus diagnoses illness, develops and manages treatment plans, prescribes medications, and often serves as a patient’s principal health care provider.</p> <p>“I listen to my patients and involve them in their own care,” Kraus says.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-practitioner Fond du Lac partners collaborate to promote infant literacy https://www.agnesian.com/blog/fond-du-lac-partners-collaborate-promote-infant-literacy <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Words%20to%20Grow%20By%20%281%29.jpg" width="4032" alt="Words to Grow By" typeof="Image" /><p>It’s a two-way street when it comes to communication between parents and their babies. Research shows the benefits of talking, laughing and reading to babies. While it may feel a little silly talking and reading to a baby, a baby responds giving response signals in their attempts to communicate.</p> <p>In fact, this important communication can, and should, begin during pregnancy. It’s never too early. Babies recognize their mother’s voice in the womb, so why not make reading aloud a habit while you’re still pregnant?</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/fond-du-lac-partners-collaborate-promote-infant-literacy