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Food Service Worker

Job Title Food Service Worker Posting Date January 4, 2022 Requirements Must have good customer service skills and good verbal and written communication skills. Good decision making skill. Ability to utilize resources effectively and efficiently to prevent waste. Need to distinguish between shades of color (dots for meal cards) and have ability to use computer. [read more]

Patient Financial Counselor

Job Title Patient Financial Counselor Posting Date December 16, 2021 Requirements High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required Previous medical billing experience, including knowledge of hospital and professional claim forms preferred Minimum 6 months experience in office setting with experience answering multi-line phone preferred Good understanding of medical terminology preferred Previous experience with health insurance, [read more]

Insurance Claims Processor

Job Title Insurance Claims Processor Posting Date November 29, 2021 Requirements Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent Minimum of one to two years of experience with health insurance, collection techniques, or patient registration required Proficiency with Microsoft Excel including the ability to create daily and monthly logs and summary reports, insert simple [read more]

Pharmacy Technician

Job Title Pharmacy Technician Posting Date November 18, 2021 Requirements High school diploma or GED required; post high school education preferred 6 months to 1 year prior experience as a pharmacy technician preferred Knowledge of medications required  & able to comply with pharm tech regulations & requirements Certified Pharmacy Technician credentials preferred Work Hours We [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]

Viruses Among Us

by Jenny Pritchett, MBA, MPH, RN, CIC, Director of Quality Management & Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health As the hospital’s Infection Preventionist, I complete ongoing surveillance of illnesses throughout our area and provide guidance and recommendations based on this surveillance. Over recent weeks we have been experiencing a mumps outbreak in the Platteville and Dubuque [read more]

Taking Pictures, from the inside.

By Sara Phillips, BS, RT, R, MR, M – Lead MRI Technologist at Southwest Health Ever wonder what it takes to work with those big, expensive machines that take pictures of people’s insides? Or what kind of training you need to have to get through all of those secured doors? My interest in Radiology began [read more]


By Robb Pastor, RN, MBA, FACHE, Chief Clinical Officer at Southwest Health I’m often asked, “What’s it like to be a male nurse?” Usually, I respond with “Have you seen the movie Meet the Parents? It’s not much different.” Like the character Greg Fokker, I’ve suffered my share of razzing from the guys I grew [read more]

How to become a Director of H.I.M.

By Andrea Pastor Ever wanted to get into a healthcare career but you’re too squeamish around blood? That was the case for me, too. I also knew that I wanted to one day have a family and perhaps even a regular 9 to 5 type position, so I would have time for them. Then, when [read more]