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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. Despite such rates of mental illness in our families and in our communities, a persistent stigma around mental [read more]

Teamwork Improves Child Growth and Development

The Ann & Leo Stoll Jr. Charitable Trust (managed by Mound City Bank) and Southwest Health’s Employees that Care (ETC) Committee teamed up recently to jointly fund the purchase of a new pediatric therapeutic swing. Therapeutic swings help with a seemingly endless list of pediatric growth and development concerns. Occupational Therapist Elizabeth Welsh, OT, appreciates [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]

Making Southwest Wisconsin Healthier Together

Southwest Health and Grant Regional Health Center are discussing a collaboration to enhance healthcare options in southwest Wisconsin. This future relationship will allow both organizations to share resources and skills efficiently to provide quality, local care in our communities. “Our focus is making southwest Wisconsin healthier together by creating a strong working relationship.” said Doug [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]

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]