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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]

Southwest Health Again Achieves National Distinction

Recognized for Performance Leadership in Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength Southwest Health achieved national recognition last week from the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics, a leading business analytic and advisory services company. Southwest Health achieved top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation [read more]

New Massage Therapy Services at Southwest Health

Southwest Health welcomes licensed massage therapist Aurora Buschkamp, ATC, LAT, LMT, who is now providing a full range of sports, therapeutic, and relaxation massage treatments within the Orthopedic Institute at the organization’s hospital campus in Platteville. Also a certified athletic trainer, Ms. Buschkamp is trained in deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, prenatal, sports massage, and [read more]

New Women’s Health Specialist Joins Southwest Health

The Women’s Center at Southwest Health welcomes to its staff Meghan Ogden, MD, OB/GYN, who is now seeing patients full time. An experienced specialist previously on staff at UW Health in Madison, Dr. Ogden joins Southwest Health women’s health director Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OB/GYN, in providing comprehensive care for women, from care for pregnant [read more]