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We Need Your Help

By Steve McCarthy – Chief Operating Officer, Southwest Health Things are bad, and we need your help. As the healthcare leader in the Southwest Wisconsin area, we see the impact of what COVID-19 is doing to our community and the daily stresses placed on our local healthcare system. We understand that not everyone may get [read more]

Heroes For Healthcare

Heroes for Healthcare is proud to announce the introduction of legislation to create the Military Medics & Corpsmen (Wis-MAC) Program. The bi-partisan legislation, championed by Senator Jacque and Representative Summerfield, was officially introduced in the Wisconsin Senate on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. This legislation addresses a critical workforce issue by providing a pathway for [read more]

A Mindful Holiday can Reduce Stress

By Julie Stephenson – Southwest Health Community Outreach Unmanaged stress and emotional upheaval can ruin your holidays and impact your health long-term. Practicing mindfulness, planning ahead, and seeking support can help you ring in the New Year in a healthier mental and physical state. Here are the facts: The holiday season can bring unwelcome guests [read more]

Do I Have Diabetes?

By Sandy Andrews RN CDCES, Diabetes Education Program Coordinator, Southwest Health The numbers don’t lie.  According to 2018 CDC data, over 34.2 million people of all ages, or 10.5% of the US population, have diabetes. 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes and are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Yet nearly 85% don’t know they [read more]