Hospital News

By: News Release
Jun 9th, 2018

 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 – 11 am

Taylor Street Tots

Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center, 800 E. Taylor Street, Prairie du Chien

Contact Amanda Griswold at 608.357.2135      

 

Monday, June 11 from 5 – 6 pm

Grief Support Group         

Central Community Hospital Family Room

Contact Haley Schroeder, Social Worker – 608.357.2449

 

Monday, June 12 from 5 – 6 pm

Grief Support Group         

Veteran’s Memorial Hospital

Contact Crossing Rivers Health Homecare at 608.357.2449

 

Wednesday, June 13 from 9 am – 4 pm

Collective Goods Book & Gift Fair

Crossing Rivers Health – George Family Education Center

Public welcome!

 

 

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Crossing Rivers Health Hospice Named Three-time Hospice Honors Award Recipient

Prairie du Chien, WI- Crossing Rivers Health Hospice team has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, a provider of home health and hospice software and analytics. This is the third year in a row that Crossing Rivers Health Hospice has received this prestigious recognition for providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

 

Hospice Honors acknowledges high performing agencies by analyzing performance of Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) quality measures. Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2016 through September 2017. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions.

 

“The entire team at Crossing Rivers Health Hospice is incredibly proud of being recognized with this honor for the third year in a row. Our team is passionate and dedicated to providing our patients and their families with the highest quality end of life care. It is a testament to our staff that our patients and their families recognize their commitment to the Hospice philosophy,” explains Laura Lane, RN, Hospice Director at Crossing Rivers Health. “Our comprehensive team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, volunteers, chaplain, and home medical equipment experts provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to the highest level.”

 

Hospice of Crossing Rivers Health provides care in communities in Southwest Wisconsin and Northeast Iowa in a variety of settings: private homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and for short-term purposes- at area hospitals. Individuals and families wanting to learn more about the compassionate and expert care, emotional and spiritual support, pain management and other services offered through Crossing Rivers Health Hospice may call 608-357-2000 or visit crossingrivers.org/hospice.

 

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Photo: Members of the three time award winning Crossing Rivers Health Hospice team include: (front row L to R): Julie Fagner, RN; Danielle Underwood, CNA; Emily Hagensick, Patient Care Coordinator; Pat Malanaphy, Hospice Chaplain; Maria Titlbach, CNA; Mary Ball, Intake Coordinator; Haley Kregel, Hospice Social Worker; Laura Lane, Hospice/HME Director; and Loretta Weipert, RN; (back row L to R): Ellen Winkleski, Hospice Administrative Assistant; Travis Holman, RN; Alex Burns, RN; Stephanie Koenig, Education Coordinator; Shannon Larkin, RN; and Kay Day, RN.

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June is Men’s Health Month

Prairie du Chien, WI - Men’s Health Month is celebrated each June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month, and every month, the providers at Crossing Rivers Health encourage men of all ages to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Below is a list of recommended screenings.

In your 20's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years

In your 30's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider

In your 40's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer

In your 50's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer

In your 60's:

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Prostate cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: once between ages 65 and 75 if you've ever been a smoker

70+

  • Blood pressure: at least every two years
  • Cholesterol: every four to six years
  • Colorectal cancer: start at age 50, talk to your doctor about screening options
  • Diabetes: ask your healthcare provider
  • Osteoporosis: start with age 70; thereafter depends on your risk factors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: once between ages 65 and 75 if you've ever been a smoker

Learn more about important men’s health issues at crossingrivers.org/menshealth.

 



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