Wearing a Mask: Feels Awkward, Still the Right Thing to Do

By Julie Stephenson, Occupational Health and Patient Experience Manager Remember a few months ago when cheeky posts were all over social media poking fun at all the attention handwashing was getting? The attention made it seem as though this long standing public health and safety protocol was ‘brand new’. Although the science proving the powerful [read more]

Seat Belt Safety

By the Safety Squad at Southwest Health. Did you know rural residents have an increased risk for death from vehicle crashes when compared to urban residents?  Less than 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, yet more than half of the passenger/vehicle/occupant deaths occurred on rural roads in 2015.  Which means, even though [read more]

Important Health Information on Influenza

By Angela Pagenkopf, RN and Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health – Influenza is rapidly increasing across the U.S. and in WI.  Nationwide there have been 13 pediatric deaths so far this season and 2,104 positive cases of influenza by laboratory testing in Wisconsin alone.  These statistics are taken from data ending December 31st, meaning that [read more]