Marshfield Clinic

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
Dean Acheson

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...

No one likes to think about it, including, apparently,  the medical community...

".....not sure how accurate this statistic is, but of the entire Internal Medicine department here at the Minocqua Clinic, only 20 to 30 percent  have their Advanced Directive filled out...."

Marshfield Clinic Withdraws From Building Dental School

Jul 9, 2014

Marshfield Clinic has scrapped a plan to build Wisconsin's second dental school and will return a ten-million dollar state grant for the project.

The clinic received the funding in 2010 to construct a new training facility in Marshfield for dentists who commit to working in rural areas.

Dr. Brian Ewert is Marshfield Clinic's Executive Director. He says the grant required the facility to be built in Marshfield....