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]

A Homecoming for New Family Physician

Southwest Health welcomes Family Physician Jessica Schmid, DO, to our growing team of primary care practitioners at the Platteville Clinic at Southwest Health. Originally from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Dr. Schmid is excited to come home to southwest Wisconsin to live and work. “My favorite part of practicing family medicine is really getting to know patients and [read more]

Southwest Health Awarded for Workplace Excellence

For the second year in a row, Southwest Health has earned The Jackson Group’s Laureate Workplace Excellence Award. The honor was bestowed by the workplace development consulting firm for Southwest Health’s success in creating an exceptional work climate as measured by employee responses to an annual work climate survey. The Laureate award recognizes excellence in [read more]