News

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]

Talking about Mental Health Is Focus OF “Say It Out Loud” Art Contest

One in five adults nationwide – or about 14,000 adults right here in southwest Wisconsin – experiences mental illness in any given year. In addition, one in 10 children lives with a serious mental or emotional disorder. Even before COVID 19 according to Mental Health America, the prevalence of mental illness and suicide were on [read more]

Southwest Health EMS Receives Grant for Doppler Units

[Platteville, WI] —- Thanks to the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Southwest Health EMS purchased three Doppler units, one for each of their ambulances. The Doppler units were purchased with the grant money plus money donated by Southwest Health’s ETC (Employees That Care) group. Doppler technology allows staff to monitor heart tones in real time, [read more]

Southwest Health EMS Advances Care for Critically Ill Patients

As part of their effort to improve care for the most critically ill patients during transport between facilities, Southwest Health announces their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team successfully upgraded from the Paramedic level to the Critical Care Paramedic level. This level of care is used when transporting the most seriously ill and injured patients between [read more]

Southwest Health Honored with 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award

Southwest Health was recognized recently as a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award honors top-performing healthcare organizations who achieve or exceed the 95th percentile on a national basis for performance based on patients’ experience as reported directly in patient surveys. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award [read more]

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]