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Preventing Infections

By Jenny Pritchett, MBA, MPH, RN, CIC, Director of Quality Management and Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health There are many different germs inside and outside the healthcare setting. These germs spread in many different ways. For example, germs can spread from person to person and from objects to people. To stop germs from infecting people, [read more]

Big and Loud Help for Parkinson’s

By Jodi Knight, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist at Southwest Health Can you repeat that?  What did you say?  I can’t understand what you’re saying.  If you have Parkinson’s disease you have probably heard these phrases at least a hundred times.  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease. In simpler terms, this means that there are [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]

Know No

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It’s been buzzing through social media like an angry hornet. News about recent sexual assaults and their clueless, sexist, misogynistic, violent, and criminal perpetrators is everywhere. And it’s shocking. But our goal should not be to make Facebook explode or to shock people by detailing the damages [read more]

NATURE VS INDUCTION

By Meghan Raeder, RN, BSN, CLC – OB Supervisor and Certified Lactation Counselor at the Birthing Center at Southwest Health Life is full of so many unknowns. The most challenging of them comes with finding out you’re pregnant. “Will my baby be a boy or girl?” “Will they have my dimples?” But, the most common [read more]

THE SUN CAUSES MORE THAN JUST SKIN CANCER

by Christina Burr, PA-C in Dermatology at the Specialist Clinic at Southwest Health We all love summer. The warmth of the sun, pleasant weather, and outdoor activities make it a joy to be alive. Most of us have been reminded countless times to get out and enjoy life in the summer months, but we should all also be [read more]

How to become a Director of H.I.M.

By Andrea Pastor Ever wanted to get into a healthcare career but you’re too squeamish around blood? That was the case for me, too. I also knew that I wanted to one day have a family and perhaps even a regular 9 to 5 type position, so I would have time for them. Then, when [read more]

Who’ll Conduct the Rape Exam?

Special To The Washington Post – May 19, 2016 By Terri Slapak-Fugate, Director of Emergency/Urgent Care and the SANE Program Manager at Southwest Health As an emergency-room nurse in southwest Wisconsin, I sometimes encountered patients who had been sexually assaulted — and I was expected to help conduct an exam to collect and preserve DNA evidence, [read more]

Making breakthoughs every day

Southwest Health Family Physician Aditya Sukhwal, MD, MS, FAAFP has been awarded a grant of $4000 from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Badwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to positively impact community health by studying the impact of diet and exercise on patients with diabetes. With both the grant and the assistance of fourth year students from [read more]

Dakota’s DRAMA

For theater major Dakota Vassen, life as a senior felt loaded with stress and moved far too fast. Little did the 23-year-old UW Platteville student know, the source of those feelings was likely a medical one that lied deep within him. Literally, in his heart. One day in the middle of his busy last semester, [read more]