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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]

Welcome to a Trio of New Practitioners

Southwest Health is pleased to welcome three new health care practitioners: general surgeon Scott Houghton, MD; psychotherapist Lacy Taylor, MA, LPC; and orthopedic physician assistant Andy Stader, PA-C. Dr. Houghton is a highly experienced, board certified general surgeon. He earned his medical degree in 2001 from Creighton University Medical School and performed his residency training [read more]

Southwest Health Awarded for Consistent Workplace Excellence

For the third year in a row, Southwest Health has earned the Laureate Workplace Excellence Award presented by Bivarus, a national workplace development consulting firm. The honor is the result of Southwest Health’s success in creating an exceptional work climate as measured by employee responses to an annual work satisfaction survey. The Laureate award recognizes [read more]

EMS Achieves Paramedic Level Care & More

Southwest Health announces its professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team is now officially providing paramedic level care to residents of the City of Platteville and the seven area townships the crew serves, having been recently granted approval and licensure by the State of Wisconsin. In September of 2015, Southwest Health launched a series of upgrades [read more]

Southwest Health Expands Surgery Department

To continue meeting the growing demand for its surgical services, Southwest Health has begun a major expansion of its Surgery Department, not only doubling surgical capacity but also increasing patient convenience and comfort. When complete next summer, the approximately $5 million project will expand the current suite of operating rooms from two to four and [read more]

Tammie Richter recognized as rural health ambassador

Southwest Health announces Foundation Director Tammie Richter was recently bestowed the prestigious Rural Health Ambassador Award by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. In doing so, the RWHC seeks to recognize individuals across the State of Wisconsin who go above the call of duty in promoting their organizations and in making significant contributions to rural health [read more]

Making It Easier to Talk about Mental Health; SBS “Says It Out Loud” with Art Contest

One if four adults  – about 60 million Americans  – experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. One in 17 adult lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder. One in 10 children lives with a serious mental or emotional disorder. Despite the impact of mental illness on [read more]