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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]

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]

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]

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]

Southwest Health Welcomes Jeffrey Kueter, MD

Southwest Health is proud to announce Jeffrey Kueter, MD, has joined the team at the Platteville Clinic at Southwest Health. Born and raised in Platteville, Dr. Kueter served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, providing the full scope of exceptional military family medicine in 42 countries around the globe, including inpatient, outpatient, [read more]

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]

Southwest Health Welcomes New Family Physician

Southwest Health proudly announces the addition of Family Medicine Specialist Christopher Lee Wells, DO, to their growing team of primary care practitioners. With experience in general medical practice as well as obstetrical care for expectant mothers, appointments are now available for Dr. Wells who begins seeing patients February 19 at The Platteville Clinic at Southwest [read more]

Governor Visits SH, Signs Nurse Licensure Compact

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited Southwest Health yesterday to sign a bill authorizing nurses to continue crossing state borders for employment without licensure barriers.  The legislation, Senate Bill 417, maintains Wisconsin’s participation in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and allows 112,000 nurses in Wisconsin the opportunity to keep their interstate licenses. An interstate license [read more]