Aspirus http://wxpr.org en Lentz New President At Aspirus Wausau Hospital http://wxpr.org/post/lentz-new-president-aspirus-wausau-hospital <p>Aspirus Wausau Hospital has a new president, and it's the same person currently filling the position.</p><p>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.</p><p>A native of Maine, Lentz has been in health care and finance for 16 years.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:28:59 +0000 Ken Krall 18732 at http://wxpr.org Lentz New President At Aspirus Wausau Hospital Rhinelander School District Hosts New Clinic for Employees http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-school-district-hosts-new-clinic-employees <p>A new clinic has opened its doors inside Rhinelander High School.&nbsp; The new Aspirus clinic won’t serve students - but it will serve school district employees and their families.&nbsp; The clinic can provide basic primary care. A visit costs just ten dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander Schools Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says clinic access will be good for employee health, as well as save the district money.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:16:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13163 at http://wxpr.org Aspirus, Northstar Form Affiliation http://wxpr.org/post/aspirus-northstar-form-affiliation <p>NORTHSTAR Health System and Aspirus Health System have announced an affiliation agreement.</p><p> </p><p>Based in Iron River, Michigan NORTHSTAR includes a 25-bed critical access hospital with clinics in Iron River, Marenisco and Crystal Falls. They also have home health and hospice services. NORTHSTAR has 370 employees. Aspirus is based in Wausau. The transaction is expected to be done in late January.</p><p>Connie Koutouzos, NORTHSTAR Chief Executive Officer says the juncture will help them do more...</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:47:54 +0000 Ken Krall 12152 at http://wxpr.org Aspirus, Northstar Form Affiliation Aspirus To Renovate Phillips Facility http://wxpr.org/post/aspirus-renovate-phillips-facility <P>A $3.9 million renovation project will begin at the rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility on the Aspirus Pleasant View campus in Phillips later this year.</P> <P>The project is expected to begin in November and last about nine months. When enhancements are completed, the facility will feature updated patient rooms and facilities, new phone and fire alarm systems and larger commo areas.</P> <P>Aspirus Pleasant View is a 60-bed rehabilitative and long-term care facility that provides 24-hour skilled nursing care and supervision by licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:51:18 +0000 Ken Krall 5543 at http://wxpr.org Digital Medical Records Change Healthcare Landscape http://wxpr.org/post/digital-medical-records-change-healthcare-landscape <P>This week National Public Radio has had stories about the digitalization of medical records. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:18:14 +0000 Ken Krall 5214 at http://wxpr.org Digital Medical Records Change Healthcare Landscape