Author Archives: Southwest Health

Southwest Health Welcomes New Emergency Medicine Physician

Southwest Health proudly announces the addition of Kent Kramer, M.D. to their Emergency Medicine team. With a full spectrum of experience in Family Medicine, including 16 years of independent clinical, obstetric, emergency, and inpatient care, Dr. Kramer is joining southwest Wisconsin’s foremost Emergency Medicine team of 15 providers lead by Drs. Mark Bogner, Mitch Lewis, [read more]

Southwest Health Rises to New Heights in Workplace Excellence

As part of their passion for excellence, Southwest Health has in each of the last three years attained award winning levels of workplace excellence determined by comparing engagement of their more than 600 employees to health care employees nationwide as measured in responses to annual work satisfaction surveys. This year, Southwest Health continues their climb [read more]

Returning to outdoor activity safely

By Physical Therapists Julie Grabandt, MSPT, OCS, LAT and Julie Tashner, PT at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health. It’s official, the nice weather we’ve all been waiting for is here. With nicer weather, we tend to move more and do more outside, encountering different activities and body movements that we have not performed in [read more]

Seat Belt Safety

By the Safety Squad at Southwest Health. Did you know rural residents have an increased risk for death from vehicle crashes when compared to urban residents?  Less than 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, yet more than half of the passenger/vehicle/occupant deaths occurred on rural roads in 2015.  Which means, even though [read more]

Avoiding Burnout at Work

By Julie Stephenson, Patient Experience Manager at Southwest Health. In 2017 USA Today reported 78% of Americans were struggling with living paycheck to paycheck and it was affecting their health. Today, workers remain stressed out and on the verge of burnout, and it’s affecting not only their productivity but their job satisfaction as well. Though [read more]

Fun Facts about Radiology at Southwest Health

Our Mammography unit was one of the first in southwest Wisconsin with the ability to produce 3D images. 14 employees work in our radiology department between Technologists and Schedulers. The majority of our radiology staff is trained for multiple areas in radiology, versus working in just one area. This includes CT, Mammography, General Radiology, Bone [read more]

Dietitian’s Corner – Popcorn Activity (Try at Home!)

By Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE BC-ADM – Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Management Each month dietitian Joan Bahr hosts a nutrition activity with residents of Southwest Health’s Epione Pavilion in Cuba City.  One of her recent topics was POPCORN.  Joan and the residents popped four different types of popcorn [read more]