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Marshfield Clinic Scores Win At Town Board

Mar 8, 2017

Round 2 belongs to Marshfield Clinic after the Minocqua Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday, March 7th to recommended approval of Marshfield Clinic’s hospital plans over objections by Howard Young Medical Center officials. The board’s approval comes on the heels of a similar recommendation by the town plan commission to issue a conditional use permit, which Marshfield Clinic needs in order to build a 12-bed hospital adjacent to its Minocqua clinic and ambulatory center.

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Marshfield Clinic’s plans to build a 12-bed hospital in Minocqua cleared its first hurdle Tuesday with a favorable recommendation from the Minocqua Plan Commission.

Marshfield Clinic’s Dr. William Melms outlines what the public can expect of the $35 million facility that it wants to build adjacent to its clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Minocqua:

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Competition is expected to heat up between two regional healthcare providers after Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) announced plans to build a hospital with a projected cost of upwards of $35 million at its Minocqua facility.

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More details have come forward about the proposed new hospital adjoined to the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua.

Marshfield Clinic Health System announced it has submitted an application to build a state-of-the-art hospital attached to its current clinic and ambulatory surgery center. The new 72,000 square foot facility would be one story.

Marshfield Clinic Regional Medical Director Dr. William Melms...

"'s planned to have 12 inpatient beds, emergency services, imaging, lab and surgery. We anticipate this being a state-of-the-art hospital..."

Many people this time of year are looking for weight loss after gaining weight over the holidays.

Marshfield Clinic uses a fast weight loss program that has been ratedas the best medically-supervised fast weight loss program. U.S. News and World report decided the HMR program was top in it's rankings.

Renee Trapp, health educator at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, says Health Management Resources, or HMR, has been around for more than 30 years. She says there are two programs, both of which are supervised, which helps people take the weight off.

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A spokesperson for Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua says they recently donated more than $1,600 and 100 pounds of food to benefit the Lakeland Pantry led by employee-organized collection drives.

Regional Medical Director Dr. William Melms says along with the Lakeland donation, they donate to the Mercer pantry and the Vilas Food Pantry in Eagle River.

Dr. Melms says the need across the Northwoods is growing...

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Ken Krall talks with Jack Bourgeois , Founder of Soldiers on Sleds.

The organization provides a weekend of snowmobiling for active military personnel. Recently, Marshfield Clinic donated first aid kits to the cause and we hear about how the community has helped out...

BOA Denies Marshfield Clinic Appeal

Mar 9, 2016
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The Oneida County Board of Adjustment has voted unanimously to block a conditional use permit Marshfield Clinic needs in order to build a 12-bed skilled nursing facility adjacent to its Minocqua clinic.

Marshfield Clinic says it could perform more outpatient surgeries – primarily knee and hip replacement – if patients could recuperate at that proposed skilled nursing facility versus at Ministry Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. Ministry had opposed the permit, saying fewer surgeries there would drain its financial resources.

A Northwoods consortium called HOPE is continuing work toward reducing the opioid and heroin addiction problem in the Northwoods. The consortium consists of 20 organizations including medicine, county and tribal governments and addiction treatment facilities. Last year a large grant was awarded to continue the fight. Today we hear from two people who say it looks like the efforts are showing some progress...

Marshfield Clinic Appeals CUP Denial

Oct 31, 2015

Marshfield Clinic has filed an appeal with the Oneida County Zoning Board of Adjustment to overturn the Planning and Development Committee’s denial of a conditional use permit Marshfield needs to build a skilled nursing facility at their Minocqua location.

Marshfield’s assistant general counsel Dan Kirschnik wants 45 days from the Oct. 15 filing to “investigate other relevant land uses that have been previously allowed in Oneida County and which may be relevant to the matter before the Board.”

Marshfield Clinic-Minocqua Plans On Hold

Jul 23, 2015
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The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee has put a temporary hold on Marshfield Clinic’s plans to build a 12-bed skilled nursing facility adjacent to their ambulatory surgical suites in Minocqua.

The committee took citizen comment and quizzed medical leaders during a public hearing  this week. The committee voted to take up to six months to review information and arguments for and against the conditional use permit required for the 17,000-square-foot facility. The review period is backdated to June 2 – the date of the permit application filing.

Marshfield Clinic Expansion Sent To Oneida County

Jun 18, 2015

Marshfield Clinic's request for a conditional use permit to build a 12-bed skilled nursing facility adjacent to its Minocqua facilities is going to the county for consideration.

The Minocqua town board voted unanimously this week to recommend to Oneida County Planning and Development committee that it approve Marshfield's application.

Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua will soon have a new technology that will give cancer patients receiving radiation a much shorter treatment time. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, SBRT for short, uses a more precise radiation blast to kill small tumors. “In SBRT, we actually take the same amount of radiation does that we would traditionally and we actually compress it down from 30 treatments to about 4 or 5," explains Radiation Oncologist Dr. David Lee.

Aspirus and Marshfield Clinic Health System leaders have signed a non-binding letter of intent to pursue joint efforts across their service areas.

Officials point out this is not a merger or acquisition. Aspirus and Marshfield Clinic will continue to be independent organizations with separate boards, cultures and brands.

One of the points being explored is for Asprirus to allow Marshfield Clinic a minority interest in Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

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The Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center is in the midst of a pilot project involving team care, with a goal of improving how health care is provided.

Physician Assistant Shiela Reichel says about a year ago, four providers decided to try a different approach to internal medicine. After study, they came with a model called, "Team Care". She says they started the new approach last April. She outlines the new approach...