Blog https://www.agnesian.com/blog/rss Agnesian en 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 Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers to host Collective Goods sale https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-collective-goods-sale <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-516137066.jpg" width="1826" alt="book fair" typeof="Image" /><p>The Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers have scheduled a Collective Goods sale (formerly known as Books R Fun) from Tuesday, April 30 to Friday, May 3 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 30 to May 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-volunteers-host-collective-goods-sale 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 Samaritan Cash Raffle tickets available now! https://www.agnesian.com/blog/samaritan-cash-raffle-tickets-available-now <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AGN-17220%20Foundation%20Cash%20Raffle%202019_Digital%20Mobile%201920x1080.jpg" width="2560" alt="Cash raffle" typeof="Image" /><p>Tickets are now on sale for the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s annual Samaritan Cash Raffle, with the top prize of $100,000. The raffle gives participants the opportunity to win up to $125,000 in cash prizes.</p> <p>The 2019 drawing is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 8 in the St. Agnes Hospital lobby. First prize will be $100,000; second prize, $10,000; third prize, $4,000; and $500, fourth to 25<sup>th</sup> prize.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/samaritan-cash-raffle-tickets-available-now 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 Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary to host Webster’s brat fry https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Glazed%20Slamon.jpg" width="480" alt="Brat fry" typeof="Image" /><p>Stop by the Webster’s Grocery Store, 1188 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Friday, April 26, and enjoy a meal with the Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary.</p> <p>Brats, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot dogs will be available, as well as chips, soft drinks, water and a meal deal package.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-auxiliary-host-websters-brat-fry 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 RMC Auxiliary sets uniform, linen sale on April 22 https://www.agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-april-22 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/UniformSale.jpg" width="960" alt="uniform" 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 Monday, April 22 in the hospital’s Commons.</p> <p>PRN Uniforms will feature a selection of more than 4,000 items from top manufacturers, including scrubs, shoes and accessories at affordable prices.</p> <p>Brands available include: Barco, Cherokee, Heart &amp; Soul, Grey’s Anatomy, KOI, Med Couture, Peaches; Adidas, Alegria, Anywear, Asics, Columbia, Dansko, El Naturalista, Fila, K-Swiss, Klogs, Reebok, Sanita, Sketchers and more. </p> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/rmc-auxiliary-sets-uniform-linen-sale-april-22 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 Ripon Medical Center Medical Staff offers scholarships to area students https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-medical-staff-offers-scholarships-area-students <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Scholarship%20Image.jpg" width="1827" alt="scholarship" typeof="Image" /><p>The Ripon Medical Center Medical Staff is offering three new scholarships for area high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in health care, or previous graduates of the schools listed below. </p> <p>Three $2,000 scholarships are being offered to eligible students who attend one of the following schools: Green Lake High School, Markesan High School, Princeton High School or Ripon High School.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2019 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-medical-staff-offers-scholarships-area-students 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 Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center construction progressing well https://www.agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-rehabilitation-center-construction-progressing-well <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Christian%20Home%20Tour%20081618%20FINAL.jpg" width="4032" alt="Christian Home tour" typeof="Image" /><p>Several years of intensive planning is paying off as Agnesian HealthCare and Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center welcome a new beginning in long-term care in Waupun.</p> <p>A new, roughly 104,784-square-foot facility along Highway 68 is being constructed as the new home for the Christian Home &amp; Rehabilitation Center. A total of $22.4 million is needed to complete the new facility, which is expected to open by late 2018.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/christian-home-rehabilitation-center-construction-progressing-well 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 Ripon partners introduce ‘Stop the Bleed’ effort to save lives https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-partners-introduce-stop-bleed-effort-save-lives <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/RMC%20Stop%20the%20Bleed%20Kits.jpg" width="4032" alt="Stop the Bleed" typeof="Image" /><p>No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.</p> <p>Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. There are some very simple actions anyone can take to help save a life.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-partners-introduce-stop-bleed-effort-save-lives Agnesian Integrative Health welcomes massage therapist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-integrative-health-welcomes-massage-therapist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Hansen_Kelley_480.jpg" width="750" alt="Kelley Hansen" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kelley (Hansen) Cantu, LMT, massage therapist, to its Integrative Health services located at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. She is now accepting patients.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-integrative-health-welcomes-massage-therapist-0 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes family medicine physician https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-2 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Sreenivasarao-Rao_480.jpg" width="748" alt="Sreenivasarao" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kandipati Sreenivasarao, DO, (also known as Dr. Rao) a board-certified family medicine physician, to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, 723 Park Ridge Lane, North Fond du Lac. He is now accepting new patients.</p> <p>Dr. Sreenivasarao specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages. He offers a full range of general family medicine; preventive health care; annual physicals; well-child checks and immunizations; and care for acute and chronic illness and general medical concerns.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-family-medicine-physician-2 Reach Out & Read continues thanks to generous contribution https://www.agnesian.com/blog/reach-out-read-continues-thanks-generous-contribution <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Read%20A%20Book%20Photo.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Reach Out" typeof="Image" /><p>For the past three years, Agnesian HealthCare and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic physicians have partnered with the nationwide Reach Out &amp; Read program thanks to continued support from the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. </p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/reach-out-read-continues-thanks-generous-contribution Valsartan recall: what patients should know https://www.agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-recall-what-patients-should-know <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Pharmacy-Pills.jpg" width="480" alt="Recall" typeof="Image" /><p>Nancy Hyland, Retail Pharmacy Director, Agnesian HealthCare</p> <p>The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a voluntary recall of valsartan-containing products from three different generic manufacturers. These generic valsartan and valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide tablets may contain an impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is considered a probable carcinogen based on testing done in labs.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/valsartan-recall-what-patients-should-know Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new anesthesiologist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Bogan_Jacqueline_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Jacqueline Bogan" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes anesthesiologist Jacqueline Bogan, DO, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>An anesthesiologist offers preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care for patients and administers medications to control pain and support life functions during surgery.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-anesthesiologist-0 An inseparable bond https://www.agnesian.com/blog/inseparable-bond <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ken%20Eggerts%20and%20Family.jpeg" width="4032" alt="Ken and Theresa Eggers" typeof="Image" /><p>They say the bond between dog lovers and their trusty companion is strong and endless. For Ken Eggers, that bond was unquestionable as Ken faced a potentially serious health condition, but never lost sight of caring for Petey, his trusted friend and companion. Petey is an almost one-year-old American Pit Bull.</p> <p>On Saturday, July 14, Ken - a northern Michigan truck driver - was driving past Fond du Lac to make a delivery in Brownsville. He was feeling under the weather, talking to his wife, Theresa, on the phone.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/inseparable-bond Kids Kamp 2018 Review https://www.agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2018-review <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Kids%20Kamp%202018.jpg" width="1800" alt="kids Kamp" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Services just wrapped up its 18<sup>th</sup> Annual Kids Survival Kamp in mid-June. Through the generosity of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, we are able to offer Kids Kamp to grieving families completely free of charge.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/kids-kamp-2018-review Treffert Way School for Exceptional Mind charter school receives state grant https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-way-school-exceptional-mind-charter-school-receives-state-grant <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/file2.jpeg" width="3923" alt="treffert" typeof="Image" /><p>Thanks to a Wisconsin Charter Schools Program grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the North Fond du Lac School District and Agnesian HealthCare’s Treffert Center will begin work to introduce The Treffert Way School for the Exceptional Mind charter school in North Fond du Lac in fall 2019.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-way-school-exceptional-mind-charter-school-receives-state-grant Make time for well-child visits https://www.agnesian.com/blog/make-time-well-child-visits <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Griffin%20Gudex%20after%20procedure.jpg" width="3024" alt="Griffin Gudex after procedure" typeof="Image" /><p>As a busy mom or dad, you’re juggling it all - dashing from work to soccer practice to dance class, fitting in birthday parties, teacher conferences and family dinners around the kitchen table.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 CDT https://www.agnesian.com/blog/make-time-well-child-visits Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ros%20Nydia_480.jpg" width="748" alt="Nydia Ros" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Nydia Ros, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist-0 Agnesian HealthCare welcomes orthopedics practitioner https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-orthopedics-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Osborne.Jackie.jpg" width="750" alt="Jackie Osborne" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Jacklyn Osborne, APNP, a nurse practitioner, to its Orthopedics department at the Agnesian Health Plaza A, 421 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac. Osborne provides comprehensive, advanced orthopedic care to patients of all ages.</p> <p>She is now accepting new patients, and joins Drs. Joe Kemp, Steven Magoline, Alan Roetker and Bryan Royce, as well as Ashley Andrus, APNP.</p> <p>Osborne is a graduate of Marian University with a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing.</p> Fri, 25 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-orthopedics-practitioner Stroke risk higher for women than for men https://www.agnesian.com/blog/stroke-risk-higher-women-men <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Larsen%20Nathan%20Dr%20WEBSITE.jpg" width="261" alt="Nathan Larsen" typeof="Image" /><p>Everyone should be aware of the warning signs of stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among men and the third leading cause of death in women, according to the American Stroke Association.</p> <p>“In fact, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer every year,” according to Nathan Larsen, MD, St. Agnes Hospital Emergency Department &amp; EMS medical director.</p> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/stroke-risk-higher-women-men Agnesian HealthCare diabetes education program receives ADA recognition https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-diabetes-education-program-receives-ada-recognition <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/AHC%20icon%20only.jpg" width="266" alt="image" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare was recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.</p> <p>The association’s education recognition certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standard for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2012.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-diabetes-education-program-receives-ada-recognition Ripon Medical Center now offers peripheral artery disease exercise therapy https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-now-offers-peripheral-artery-disease-exercise-therapy <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/PAD%20Exercise%20Therapy%20Team.jpg" width="480" alt="PAD team" typeof="Image" /><p>Ripon Medical Center is now offering help for individuals who are facing health difficulties due to peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Narrowing, blockage or spasms in a blood vessel can cause PAD.</p> <p>PAD may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart including the arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels. Organs supplied by these vessels, such as the brain and legs, may not get enough blood flow for proper function. However, the legs and feet are most commonly affected.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ripon-medical-center-now-offers-peripheral-artery-disease-exercise-therapy New Waupun Memorial Hospital program helps with dizziness, balance https://www.agnesian.com/blog/new-waupun-memorial-hospital-program-helps-dizziness-balance <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Schmitt%2C-Barb-WEBSITE.jpg" width="480" alt="Barb Schmitt" typeof="Image" /><p>Dizziness is more common than most people think. In fact, it’s the second most common complaint people bring to their health care providers (lower back pain is first).</p> <p>It is estimated that as many as 40 percent of all adults experience dizziness severe enough to warrant reporting it to their physicians. Fortunately, most causes of dizziness are detectable and treatable, especially with today’s computerized diagnostics, sophisticated medicines and advanced surgical techniques.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/new-waupun-memorial-hospital-program-helps-dizziness-balance A Mother’s Love https://www.agnesian.com/blog/mothers-love <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/May%202018%20Blog%20ThinkstockPhotos-532556370.jpg" width="2121" alt="Mother&#039;s Day" typeof="Image" /><p>A few weeks ago, I finalized plans for a “Girls Only” weekend to visit my friend in Florida for her wedding. No kids, no husbands along. Just the girls, getting a chance to reunite and catch up over a long weekend. You cannot imagine the anticipation that has been building for this trip.</p> <p>But a few days ago, I came to the realization that the trip falls over Mother’s Day. This made me pause for a moment to think. Would my kids be upset that I won’t be with them to celebrate? More so, how will I feel being apart from my kids on Mother’s Day?</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Lori Tschetter, CSW, Agnesian Bereavement Specialist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/mothers-love Osgood Schlatter Disease https://www.agnesian.com/blog/osgood-schlatter-disease <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/May%20blog.jpg" width="544" alt="Osgood schlatter disease" typeof="Image" /><p>Is your child complaining of knee pain? </p> <p>Does it get worse with jumping sports?</p> <p>Is there a painful lump on the shin bone?</p> <p>These symptoms are consistent with Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD); however it can often be confused with tendonitis of the knee. It is important to differentiate the two as OSD may require a longer rest period and symptoms may last longer than tendonitis. </p> Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Sarah Schultz https://www.agnesian.com/blog/osgood-schlatter-disease Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professional https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional-0 <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Ullrich%20Kourtney-Lechner_Ullrich.jpg" width="750" alt="Kourtney Lechner Ullrich" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Kourtney Lechner Ullrich, MS, LPC, a psychotherapist, who will be seeing patients at Waupun Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, 620 W. Brown Street, Waupun.</p> <p>Lechner Ullrich provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with people as a team to help them develop specific and attainable treatment goals and strategies to better cope with life’s struggles.</p> Tue, 01 May 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional-0 Agnesian HealthCare names new president at St. Agnes Hospital https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-names-new-president-st-agnes-hospital <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Vergos-Katherine.jpg" width="750" alt="Katherine Vergos" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health, has named Katherine Vergos, MHA, FACHE, as its new president at St. Agnes Hospital. In her new role, Vergos will assume responsibilities for the daily operations at St. Agnes Hospital.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-names-new-president-st-agnes-hospital Agnesian Wound Care recognized with national clinical excellence award https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-wound-care-recognized-national-clinical-excellence-award <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Wound%20Care%20LR.jpg" width="720" alt="Wound Care" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian Wound Care professionals have been recognized for their outstanding quality care and customer service with a Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.</p> <p>Healogics is honoring Agnesian Wound Care for achieving clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-wound-care-recognized-national-clinical-excellence-award Becker’s Healthcare names Agnesian HealthCare among 150 top places to work in health care https://www.agnesian.com/blog/beckers-healthcare-names-agnesian-healthcare-among-150-top-places-work-health-care <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Agnesian-Pharmacy-Plus-asso.jpg" width="960" alt="Beckers" typeof="Image" /><p>Becker’s Healthcare has named Agnesian HealthCare among its “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and health care companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/beckers-healthcare-names-agnesian-healthcare-among-150-top-places-work-health-care Best wound care options https://www.agnesian.com/blog/best-wound-care-options <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/April%20blog%20bone%20%26%20Joint%20ThinkstockPhotos-636391614.jpg" width="2120" alt="April blog" typeof="Image" /><p><em>Kelsey Sauer, Licensed Athletic Trainer </em></p> <p>While skin injuries don’t always seem like a big deal, they can cause infection within the body and become a bigger concern if not cared for properly. It is important to know how to properly treat these injuries and when it is necessary to see a health care provider for care. Appropriate treatment of these injures will help to decrease infection and increase healing time.</p> <p>Common skin injuries include:</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/best-wound-care-options Growth and renewal https://www.agnesian.com/blog/growth-and-renewal <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/April%202018%20Bereavement%20Services%20ThinkstockPhotos-87151625.jpg" width="3586" alt="Bereavement" typeof="Image" /><p>Spring has always been my favorite season of the year. As the brown grass begins to turn green and the trees start to bud and their leaves start to grow, you can tell that the environment is going through growth and renewal. Neighbors are out in their yards and taking walks to enjoy the fresh air. It is exciting to see people in our neighborhoods enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking advantage of the extra hours of sunshine. There is just something about seeing a child running around in the yard freely enjoying life that brings hope to all of us after a long and cold winter.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Megyn Wirkus, MST https://www.agnesian.com/blog/growth-and-renewal SSM Health names Steve Little to newly-created position of Regional Chief Operating Officer https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-names-steve-little-newly-created-position-regional-chief-operating-officer <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Little%2C%20Steve%20color.JPG" width="750" alt="Steve Little" typeof="Image" /><p>SSM Health has named Steve Little, current President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare, to the newly-created position of Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will begin his new role May 1.</p> <p>Agnesian HealthCare of Fond du Lac, Wis., along with Monroe Clinic of Monroe, Wis., joined the SSM Health family in January when the <a href="https://www.ssmhealth.com/newsroom/2018/1/ssm-health-and-csa-complete-sponsorship-transfer">Congregation of Sisters (CSA) of St. Agnes transferred sponsorship</a> of their health care ministries to SSM Health.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/ssm-health-names-steve-little-newly-created-position-regional-chief-operating-officer Treffert Academy’s children and belonging https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-academys-children-and-belonging <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/file2.jpeg" width="3923" alt="autism month" typeof="Image" /><p>At the Treffert Academy, our philosophy is one of inclusion, compassion, play, and helping our children find their way to becoming resilient and kind adults. </p> <p>On a daily basis, however, we are reminded that the journey they are on is moment by moment not year by year.  We are  reminded of that through their embrace of one another. </p> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:00:00 CDT Vivian Hazell https://www.agnesian.com/blog/treffert-academys-children-and-belonging Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Valid-Dr-Mukhamad-Sami_480.jpg" width="749" alt="Sami Mukhamad" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Mukhamad Sami Valid, MD, hospitalist, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street.</p> <p>A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-hospitalist Agnesian HealthCare welcomes new Mayville family medicine nurse practitioner https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-mayville-family-medicine-nurse-practitioner <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/McShane-Leesa_480.jpg" width="480" alt="Leesa McShane" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic is pleased to welcome Leesa McShane, APNP, as a new family medicine nurse practitioner, located at 360 S. Mountin Drive, Mayville.</p> <p>As a nurse practitioner, McShane offers a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive healthcare services. She diagnoses and treats a variety of health conditions, prescribes medications and provides patient education.</p> <p>McShane works collaboratively with other Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Mayville physicians, including Alisha Ketterer, MD, and Beth Collister, MD.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-new-mayville-family-medicine-nurse-practitioner Athletic trainers play vital role https://www.agnesian.com/blog/athletic-trainers-play-vital-role <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-Athletic%20Trainers648684978.jpg" width="2121" alt="Athletic trainers" typeof="Image" /><p>Ashlee Baer, MS, LAT, ATC, Licensed Athletic Trainer</p> <p>March is National Athletic Training Month! Kudos for athletic trainers!</p> <p>The majority of the population tends to think of athletic trainers as the person who goes out on the field with the doctor when a Packers player gets hurt, or the person that stretches the athletes on the sidelines.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/athletic-trainers-play-vital-role Important questions to ask prior to an orthopedic surgery https://www.agnesian.com/blog/important-questions-ask-prior-orthopedic-surgery <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/ThinkstockPhotos-804154044%20Orthopedic%20Surgery.jpg" width="2121" alt="Orthopedic surgery" typeof="Image" /><p>Prior to having surgery for any orthopedic injury or diagnosis, it is important to have good knowledge of what to expect going into surgery. This will assist you in your rehab process and your return home.</p> <p>Below is a list of 10 suggested questions you should ask your surgeon, their physician’s assistance, their nurse practitioner or pre-surgical educator.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/important-questions-ask-prior-orthopedic-surgery How does cupping work? https://www.agnesian.com/blog/how-does-cupping-work <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/506159712%20Cupping%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" alt="cupping" typeof="Image" /><p>Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine where a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.</p> <p>Cupping is used to treat a range of disorders and symptoms, sometimes on their own, or other times in conjunction with other alternative practices. It’s common for cupping therapy to be used along with massage therapy, essential oils or acupuncture.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Allieson Arentz, licensed massage therapist, Agnesian HealthCare Integrative Health https://www.agnesian.com/blog/how-does-cupping-work Spring IS here! https://www.agnesian.com/blog/spring-here <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/wp-images/864944674.jpg" width="506" alt="86494467" typeof="Image" /><p>Despite the fluctuating temperatures…spring officially arrived on Tuesday, March 20!</p> <p>In addition to the start of spring, there are many national observances (see below) regarding outdoor activity and walking. Please note them on your calendars.</p> <p>As a reminder, we are all to strive to do 10,000 steps in a day. If you are currently at 5,000 steps, try to increase that by a 1,000 a week. Challenge yourself to get closer to that desired 10,000 steps.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 CDT Janelle Baldwin https://www.agnesian.com/blog/spring-here Agnesian HealthCare welcomes behavioral health professional https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Jedlicka_Ed.jpg" width="750" alt="Ed Jedlicka" typeof="Image" /><p>Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Ed Jedlicka, PhD, LPC, a licensed professional counselor, who will see patients at Agnesian HealthCare’s Doll &amp; Associates, 40 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac; Ripon Medical Center, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon; and the Treffert Center, 371 E. 1st Street, Fond du Lac.</p> <p>Jedlicka provides treatment for adults, adolescents and children. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD, and trauma and PTSD.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:00:00 CST Shelly Haberman https://www.agnesian.com/blog/agnesian-healthcare-welcomes-behavioral-health-professional Workplace neck pain: simple adjustments can help https://www.agnesian.com/blog/workplace-neck-pain-simple-adjustments-can-help <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/483348873%20Man%20neck%20Pain%20960x540BL.jpg" width="960" alt="neckpain" typeof="Image" /><p>Many individuals who sit at a computer for the duration of their workday complain of neck and upper back pain. Due to the long time spent in a certain position, muscles can become tight or weak, which leads to pain. Usually this happens over time, so even if you are not currently having pain, these suggestions can help you later in the future!</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:00:00 CST Agnesian HealthCare Marketing & Public Relations https://www.agnesian.com/blog/workplace-neck-pain-simple-adjustments-can-help Why Yoga? https://www.agnesian.com/blog/why-yoga <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/494364339_woman%20yoga%20mat.jpg" width="3865" alt="yoga" typeof="Image" /><p>Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India as a practice to unite the mind and body. While there are many yoga styles, they all can help balance your body, mind and spirit. But, they achieve this in various ways. Yoga offers so many benefits that it's not a surprise it's so popular among all age groups.</p> <p>What is yoga? It is a series of stretches and poses done with various breathing techniques. While it offers the powerful benefits of exercise, it is gentle and almost anyone can do it, regardless of your age or fitness level.</p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor https://www.agnesian.com/blog/why-yoga Menopause…Change Is Good https://www.agnesian.com/blog/menopausechange-good <img src="//agnesian.com/sites/default/files/Women%20stretching_0.jpg" width="724" alt="yoga" typeof="Image" /><p>Menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle, which for many women is a cause for celebration in itself. Beyond the temporary physical discomforts some experience during menopause, there are important benefits to the new stage of life into which you’re headed.</p> <p>Goodbye to PMS - In the week or two before your period, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause a host of physical and emotional symptoms, ranging from breast tenderness and headache pain to food cravings and irritability.</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 CST Christina Calvello, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology https://www.agnesian.com/blog/menopausechange-good