Oneida County's Public Health Department is ranked among the elite few following an accreditation process.
In an annual report to the county board, Assistant Director Carl Meyer said the health department is only one of 31 agencies to get this type of national accreditation. He says the department had to meet rigorous standards to achieve the designation, something that is rare...
UW-Superior is soon offering a nine-credit summer program designed for students and professionals to be certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder. ASD's as they are commonly known, affects one in 68 children in the U.S. and includes related disorders to autism such as Asperberger's Syndrome.
UW-Superior representative Dan Kuzlik says the program is designed as for students, parents, teachers, and other professionals interested in learning more or as a path to a certificate...
With summer weather arriving in the Northwoods, health officials are reminding the community to practice healthy swim habits.
This week is designated Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week.
The Oneida County Health Department says using life jackets and knowing CPR can prevent drowning and other injuries in the water.
Melissa Nieman, Aquatics Director at the YMCA of the Northwoods, says she hears about lots of young kids going to the lake without parental supervision. But she encourages parents to keep a close eye on their kids in the water.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital has a new president, and it's the same person currently filling the position.
Darrell Lentz has been interim hospital president since last November. Prior to that, he was Aspirus Vice-President of Finance. Aspirus' Chief Executive Officer is Matt Heywood. Former CEO and President Duane Erwin retired last June.
A native of Maine, Lentz has been in health care and finance for 16 years.
A spokesperson says a goal is to have mental illness viewed in the same light as any other disease.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Northern Lakes president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter, Mick Fiocchi spoke with Ken Krall about their efforts.
This month the NAMI meeting features a question and answer session with psychiatrist Dr. Richard Immler. It's scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th at 7pm.at First United Methodist Church in Rhinelander. More information is at nami.org or email naminorthernlakes@ yahoo dot com.
You rarely think about your local hospital until you or someone you know needs its services. But a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Hospital Association says not only do they provide healthcare, but hospitals are local economic engines.
Hospital Week is being recognized. Executive Vice-President Eric Borgerding reveals how busy hospitals can be...
"....53,000 people in our state on a daily basis had an encounter with their community hospital...."