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A two-day conference this week in Lac du Flambeau will focus education and workshops for the public and professionals to understand a growing opioid problem here and what is being done to combat it.

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Phase one is just finishing, phase two is about to begin, and phase three is yet to be determined. Those are the steps as Ascension-Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff soon begins the $5 million second phase of renovation.

Work centers on outpatient service areas including rehabilitation services, cardiac rehabilitation, wound care and the emergency department.

President of Ascension-Howard Young, Sandy Anderson, gives an example how it will benefit patients...

Update: Oneida Panel Denies Permit For Hospital

Jun 14, 2017

RHINELANDER – Marshfield Clinic officials are weighing their options after the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee Wednesday, June 14 denied their request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to build a 12-bed hospital adjacent to their Minocqua Clinic.

Voting to deny the permit were supervisors Jack Sorensen, Scott Holewinski and Mike Timmons. Supervisors Billy Fried and Dave Hintz voted against the motion.

Oneida Delays Action On Minocqua Hospital Permit

May 24, 2017

The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee is again delaying deliberations on Marshfield Clinic’s request for a permit to build a 12-bed hospital adjacent to its Minocqua Center.

Committee members decided today to set June 8 as the date to finally discuss whether the conditional use permit application meets county standards, mostly related to land use. The meeting will take place at the county courthouse.

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A decision on Marshfield Clinic’s hospital plans may finally come at Wednesday's(5/24) meeting of the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee.

The conditional use permit needed by the Clinic to build a 12-bed hospital in Minocqua returns for another round of talks and possibly a decision.

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.”