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Southwest Health Purchases Darlington Eye Center

Southwest Health announces they have reached an agreement to purchase the Eye Care Center and optometry practice of Dr. Paul Lueck at 346 Main Street in Darlington. With eye care clinics in Platteville and Lancaster, this will be the third Eye Center location operated by Southwest Health, and the anticipated opening date for the new [read more]

Southwest Health Announces Senior Care Joint Venture

To ensure quality care for southwest Wisconsin seniors, Southwest Health is partnering with Marquardt Management Services of Watertown, Wisconsin, effective August 1. Through this new joint venture, Southwest Health and Marquardt Management Services will invest in providing and expanding senior services to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and community members of SW Wisconsin through owning [read more]

Sole Mates Launches 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge

As a result of COVID19 precautions, Southwest Health’s free walking club, called Sole Mates, will not be gathering weekly for group walks, yet the group is launching their popular 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge to begin July 1. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the members of this group and spending time [read more]

Wearing a Mask: Feels Awkward, Still the Right Thing to Do

By Julie Stephenson, Occupational Health and Patient Experience Manager Remember a few months ago when cheeky posts were all over social media poking fun at all the attention handwashing was getting? The attention made it seem as though this long standing public health and safety protocol was ‘brand new’. Although the science proving the powerful [read more]

Don’t Delay Today the Care You Needed Yesterday

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications | We have it good here in southwest Wisconsin. Most of us continue to be spared the worst havoc COVID-19 can inflict on our lives. Area hospitals did not see the overwhelming number of cases we all prepared for. Staying at home and cancelling non-essential healthcare visits [read more]

Three Decades in the Rearview

Perspectives on Healthcare Week 2020 By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications A neighbor one day mentioned there was an open position at Southwest Health. It was 1990, and I had just graduated with my second degree from UW Platteville. Though I never before saw myself staying in my hometown after graduation, I am [read more]

COVID and Your Back

By Julie Tashner, PT and Ann Morley, OTR/CLT | You feel a gnawing soreness at your neck or shoulders, or perhaps your back or arms, as you continue to click and type away at your keyboard.  Why is this happening? What can you do about it? Currently many of us are working, socializing, or studying from [read more]

Patients Required to Bring Face Coverings to Health Care Visits

As Southwest Health phases in additional in-person health care services beginning Wednesday, May 6th, all patients will be required to bring a mask to wear. To provide a safe environment for everyone, patients will be briefly screened at hospital and clinic entrances, and cloth face coverings will be required. Find easy mask-making instructions here. Because [read more]

Social Distancing Acne Regimens

By Christina Burr, PA-C |  Acne can occur at any age but it is very common during your teenage years and early twenties. Acne is frequently caused by hormones as you grow and change. It’s also caused by stress and occlusion (skin being covered and unable to breathe). Some studies also suggest that a high [read more]

We Continue To Serve, Look to Expand Care and Provide Safety for All

In the face of an unprecedented public health crisis brought on by the novel Coronavirus, the nation’s hospitals, including Southwest Health, began in mid-March postponing routine and non-essential health care. Today, Southwest Health announces hospital campus leaders are working in a proactive way to prioritize and begin carefully phasing in health care for patients with [read more]