Patient Care

Whether it’s a bone density test or an advanced endoscopic surgical procedure, nutritional advice or delivering your baby, cardiac stress testing or a hearing test, Tomah Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive patient care. Sometimes your care requires a hospital stay but often it’s available on an outpatient basis.

In each Tomah Memorial Hospital patient-care department, you’ll find offered a broad array of leading edge procedures supported by a modern infrastructure of equipment and technology. In addition, Tomah Memorial Hospital has the most extensive rehabilitation therapy capability in the area.

Specialty care such as cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology (GI) and audiology is also conveniently available at specialty clinics located in Tomah Memorial Hospital facilities.

Anesthesia Services

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Department of Anesthesia is staffed by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who provide all anesthesia services.

Services

Anesthesia For Surgery Patients requiring surgery have the opportunity to meet with a CRNA prior to their surgery (usually the morning prior to surgery) to discuss the anesthetic options available. Together, the CRNA and the patient choose an anesthetic that is mutually agreed upon by the patient, surgeon, and CRNA. Often, patients are able to choose from a regional anesthetic such as a spinal anesthetic, an epidural, a regional block, local anesthesia with sedation or a general anesthetic.

Labor Analgesia   Patients delivering their children may at times require pain relief that cannot be provided by I.V. pain medications. After consultation with your physician or nurse midwife, a CRNA can place a labor epidural or perform an intrathecal narcotic injection that usually provides excellent pain relief.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection Patients experiencing back pain and who are determined by their physician to be candidates for epidural steroid injections may have the injections performed at Tomah Memorial.

Advanced Airway Management and Trauma Care A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is available to provide anesthesia care to patients at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Please contact the Department of Anesthesia at (608) 374-0297 at Tomah Memorial Hospital for any questions or concerns related to anesthesia services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will administer my anesthetic?
Anesthesia services at Tomah Memorial Hospital are performed by CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists). Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are advanced-practice nurses certified to administer anesthesia in a number of settings. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are registered nurses with critical care nursing experience who have completed a 24 to 36 month anesthesia education program. Nurse Anesthetists receive certification by passing a national examination provided by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Continued education is required to maintain certification. CRNAs at Tomah Memorial Hospital perform all aspects of anesthesia care under physician supervision. These aspects of care include preoperative evaluation, development of an anesthesia plan, administering the anesthetic, and post-op evaluation.

What information will the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist need to know about me prior to my surgery?
You should be prepared to provide a list of all medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, and over the counter medication you presently regularly or occasionally take. If you have ever experienced side effects or allergic reactions to any past medications this information should be provided. Be prepared to list any previous anesthetics you may have received and discuss any problems or complications you experienced. You should know if any member of your biological family ever experienced a problem or unusual event with a previous anesthetic they may have had. The CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) will need to know if you presently have or have recently recovered from a cold or upper respiratory infection. If you have asthma or are a present or past smoker this will be important information to provide. If you have acid reflux symptoms or take medications for stomach upset or acid reflux you should be able to discuss the frequency of medication use and symptom occurrence. Be sure to follow any orders regarding when you should stop eating or drinking. Providing this information to the CRNA will help to assure a successful anesthesia experience.

Can I continue taking my herbal supplements before surgery?
Herbal supplements have become popular over the past few years as the general population has become aware of the health benefits. For many people herbal supplements have become a daily part of their health maintenance program. Unfortunately, taking herbal supplements right up to the day of surgery may have a negative effective on the outcome of surgery.

Some of the herbal supplements may either interact with the anesthetic a person receives or may cause an increased risk for bleeding. Garlic, ginko, feverfew, ginseng, and vitamin E are just a few of the many herbal supplements that may increase the risk of bleeding. Kava and St. John's Wart may cause additional sedation. Ephedra can negatively affect blood pressure, heart rate, and cause disturbances of heart rhythm.

Until further research results are available, the best advice for a person with an upcoming surgery is to stop taking the medication at least two weeks prior to the scheduled surgery date. Herbal supplements need to be considered medication, so when your health care professional asks you what medications you take be sure to include any vitamins, herbal supplements and other over the counter medications you regularly or occasionally use.

Hopefully, following this advice will help you avoid some of the complications these supplements might otherwise cause during your surgery.

I don't want to be awake during my surgery. What are my options?
When trying to decide on what anesthetic is the best, most people agree on one thing: they do not want to feel, hear or see anything. Consequently, most people just want to be "knocked out or put to sleep". What many people do not know is that being knocked out means exposing a person to a number of risks that may not be necessary. Being knocked out (general anesthesia) usually involves the placement of a breathing tube in the windpipe, being placed on a ventilator, receiving additional drugs, and the possibility of more pain and nausea in the recovery period. Depending on a person's medical condition general anesthesia may not be the best choice for a patient.

Admittedly, there are times when a general anesthetic is the best or only choice available. But, when a spinal, epidural or regional block would provide good operating conditions these choices are offered. The goal of not seeing, hearing or feeling surgery can still be met even if only the portion of the body where surgery is occurring is "numbed". A good regional anesthetic combined with enough IV sedation to cause a person to lightly sleep during the surgery is often times a safe alternative in meeting the goal of not seeing, feeling or hearing surgery. Very commonly patients having an arthroscopy or hernia repair can undergo a spinal anesthetic, receive IV sedation and leave the operating room without having heard, felt or seen their surgery. These people are more awake and alert, and experience less pain and nausea after surgery.

When discussing your anesthesia plan with the CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) at Tomah Memorial Hospital please know you do not have to be knocked out or put to sleep in order to have a positive surgery experience.

How does a nurse become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist?
A nurse attends an accredited nurse anesthesia education program to receive an extensive education in anesthesia. The programs are 24 to 36 months in length and contain classroom and clinical experience. The classroom curriculum emphasizes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology related to anesthesia. The clinical component provides experience with a wide variety of anesthesia techniques. All nurse anesthesia education programs offer a master's degree. The education programs prepare the student to take the national certification exam.

Requirements:
Admission requirements include a bachelor's of science in nursing or another appropriate baccalaureate degree from an approved nursing program, a license to practice nursing, and a minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience.
For additional information contact the anesthesia department at Tomah Memorial Hospital or the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists at www.aana.com or by phone at (847) 692 7050.

Is there a chance I could "wake up" in the middle of my surgery?
Unfortunately, remembering conversations or "feeling the surgery" are risks associated with general anesthesia. Experiencing awareness during anesthesia can have a long lasting psychological effect. For that reason the CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) at Tomah Memorial Hospital make every effort to prevent the occurrence of awareness during surgery. The CRNA providing your care constantly monitors and evaluates your response to surgery. A monitor that measures EEG waveforms (brain wave activity) is used for the majority of patients receiving a general anesthetic. This monitor translates these waveforms into a numerical value that indicates the depth of your hypnotic state during anesthesia. Information derived from this monitor helps the CRNA administer an anesthetic that decreases the chance of awareness during surgery and decreases the chance of a slow emergence from anesthesia. If you have surgery at Tomah Memorial Hospital you can be relieved to know that your anesthesia care is designed to prevent you from experiencing awareness during surgery.

Diagnostic Laboratory & Pathology

 

 

A Standard of Proficiency

Accurate and timely test results is the goal of Tomah Memorial Hospital Laboratory. Our Joint Commission accredited Laboratory Department is staffed by Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians, with consultative Pathology services available.

On-site diagnostic testing is available in the following areas:

Tests not performed on site will be sent to an accredited reference lab.

Laboratory outpatient services are available daily, 7 days a week.

Additional laboratory services provided include:

For more information contact Tomah Memorial Hospital Laboratory at 608-374-0380.

Medical Services

Tomah Memorial Hospital has the expertise, technology and resources to provide nearly all of the hospital-based healthcare you or your family will need. Our services provide a continuum of care – from birth through childhood and adolescences, to young, middle, senior and elderly adult care. From playground cuts… to prenatal care… to cardiac rehab… to home health and nursing home care. We also serve the needs of Tomah area employers and workers through Tomah Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Services.

Tomah Memorial Hospital services are designed, scheduled and located to provide easy access and convenience, as well as superior coordination when multiple specialties are involved such as advanced diagnostic imaging and orthopedic surgery.

Patients & Guests

No one likes to be hospitalized. But when you are admitted to Tomah Memorial Hospital, it’s because it is the best place for you to be at this time. Your condition will be closely monitored and you’ll have the medical expertise, resources and support important for your recovery.

While you are here, we’ll do everything we can to make your stay comfortable… treating you with the best medical care, dignity and respect to return you home to family and friends.

If you should have a comment or concern, feel free to call our Comment Line at (608)374-6726 to talk to a member of our Quality Team.

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General Surgery: Inpatient or Outpatient

Services for the Surgical Patient

Tomah Memorial Hospital's Surgical Department works to meet the needs of the community through a progressive and holistic approach to the patient's surgical experience. The department, with a high level of patient and staff satisfaction, offers the latest in surgical techniques for the rural health care setting.

General, laparoscopic, orthopedic, gynecological, ophthalmology (cataract surgery), urology and ear-nose-throat specialties are provided for patients in the community.

Bones break. Joints wear. Ligaments stretch. Cartilage tears.Sooner or later, our bodies' muscles and skeletal structures demand expert medical care– including Orthopedic services, including total joint replacement surgery.

Learn More about our Orthopedic Services  CLICK HERE

We provide state of the art services. Laparoscopy and arthroscopy equipment utilizing digital technology are an exceptional examples.

Newly redesigned patient care rooms provide a relaxing atmosphere for our patients. We understand the anxiety and fear of pain that surgery can produce. Our aim is to provide quality, compassionate, informed care.

For more information, please call (608) 374-0290

Home Health Care

Sometimes the best care environment isn’t a hospital but the familiar surroundings of home. For those cases when a patient doesn’t need the 24-hour skilled care and medical attention of a hospital, but still needs healthcare assistance, Tomah Memorial Hospital offers home health care through its affiliate, Mile Bluff.

Learn more about home health services from Mile Bluff.

Medical/Surgical Services

Services of the Medical/Surgical Department

The Department provides a full range of patient care services ranging from cardiac (cardiac monitor unit) to neuro, surgical to hospice and pediatrics to elderly. The wide range of cases and patient ages provides for a full experience to the health care professionals who care for patients in the department - an experience one finds in a smaller hospital.

The opportunity to provide one-on-one care to patients "as people" not just as an "illness” or a "room number" gives a great deal of satisfaction to the patient and staff.

Teamwork with other departments provides for learning and growth experiences providing not only the interaction of knowledgeable professionals, but also the interaction of people to become friends as professionals.

Services for the Surgical Patient

TMH Surgeons include (l - r) Dr. Wallace B. Brucker M.D., Dr. John W. Robertson III M.D., Dr. Paul L. Liebert M.D., and Dr. Richard W. Banks D.O.

Tomah Memorial Hospital's Surgical Department works to meet the needs of the community through a progressive and holistic approach to the patient's surgical experience. The department, with a high level of patient and staff satisfaction, offers the latest in surgical techniques for the rural health care setting.

General, laparoscopic, orthopedic, gynecological, ophthalmology (cataract surgery), urology and ear-nose-throat specialties are provided for patients in the community.

Orthopedic surgery was introduced in 1999, including total joint replacement surgery. In the past, patients had to travel out of town for this service. We are proud to be able to offer this to our community. Learn More About Orthopedic Services by clicking HERE.

For more information, please call (608) 374-0290.

New Beginnings Birth Center

 

New Beginnings Birth Center is your home away from home for the birth of your baby.

The New Beginnings Birth Center at TMH offers an individualized experience for you and your baby.

 

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Personal, Professional … the New Beginnings Birth Center is your home away from home for the birth of your baby.

Two comfortable and spacious labor and delivery rooms are available with a birthing tub in a separate area for those choosing this delivery option.  The private post partum rooms have a single or a queen size bed, and your support person is welcome to stay with you. The choice is yours.

If you desire to breastfeed your baby, staff is available to support you and provide educational videos and materials.

Labor is an individual experience and we want yours to be a very special time. While some moms want the experience to be as natural as possible, others may refer a more structured approach.  Fetal monitoring, epidurals and Cesarean births are available.

Our staff is also trained in the lastest obstetric techniques, including Neonatal Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our entire staff is prepared to meet your needs.

Our New Beginnings Birth Center team includes dedicated instructors covering all aspects of childbirth and infant care. Our Prepared Childbirth Class is available during the evenings and on Saturdays, while a refresher course is available for experienced moms.  We also offer classes for Waterbirth, Breastfeeding, Infant CPS and Car Seat Safety.  A Siblings Class is also provided for the soon to be big brother or big sister.

Please Note: Visiting hours are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm with Quiet time encouraged for all OB patients and their infants from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

(Quiet time is designated for family bonding, rest, and patient education. Visitors are also asked to check in at the OB desk with a staff member, prior to going into a patient’s room)

As you get closer and closer to your due date, it probably seems like your baby will never arrive. You’re having a hard time sleeping, your back hurts, your feet are swollen and just when you finally get comfortable, you have to use the bathroom again. Most women are so ready for pregnancy to be over during those final weeks.

But don’t give up with the finish line in sight.

That’s why officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birth Center are endorsing an educational program aimed at promoting the advantages of full 40 week pregnancies.

“While being done with pregnancy may seem tempting, especially during those last few weeks, inducing labor is associated with increased risks including prematurity, cesarean surgery, hemorrhage and infection,” Tomah Memorial Obstetrics Department Director Roseanne Ebert said. “Your baby needs a full 40 weeks of pregnancy to grow and develop, and the last few weeks of pregnancy are very important to your baby.”

READ THE 40 REASONS TO GO THE FULL 40      CLICK HERE

 

4D Ultrasound

For expecting parents, the Radiology Department at Tomah Memorial Hospital offers the latest in 4D ultrasound technology. Visit the 4D page to learn more.

SECURITY

Security for you and your baby is paramount at Tomah Memorial.  Our state of the art Infant security system provides peace of mind so you can focus on the new addition to your family. 

 

View our Childbirth Education Pamphlet

Contact us at The New Beginnings Birth Center for a tour of our department. Call (608) 372-2181 or (608) 374-0220.

 

 

WATER BIRTHING

Water Birthing is a poppular option at Tomah Memorial. More than 1,000 water births have taken place since the option was first offered in 2001.We were the first in the state of Wisconsin to use the Aqua-Eze tub.

Birthing your baby under water (or waterbirth) in a specially designed tub has made it possible to provide relaxation for women during labor thus decreasing the need for medical interventions. Women who use waterbirth are more comfortable and able to change positions more easily. Water also reduces the incidence and severity of tearing and the need for episiotomies. Birthing in water is not for everyone. All women interested in this option are screened for certain health or pregnancy concerns that might probhit this option.

FOR THE BABY

The baby is allowed the freedom of movement in familiar fluid surroundings as he or she is birthed. The baby's limbs unfold with greater ease during the first moments when leaving their mother's body and upon entering the water. The water allows the baby time to become accustomed to being born.

Lights, sound and touch are gentler under water, and the environment is warm and soothing to the baby. The baby emerges into the water and is supported by the mother, father, or the birth attendant. The baby is then brought to the surface and snuggled on the mother's chest. They are then both wrapped in warm towels and blankets.

The mom's reactions

Women who experienced a waterbirth were amazed at how good it felt, even during the contractions, to be in warm water. Some women had already birthed a baby before using traditional birthing options, and they felt there was no comparison between the two methods.

Families who are interested in birthing their babies in water need to discuss the option with their healthcare provider. Birthing in water is not for everyone. Some women and babies have medical issues that would not allow waterbirth as a safe option. All families are offered a tour of the New Beginnings Birth Center prior to labor and delivery with their teaching visit, and they are invited to inquire about the tub and the waterbirthing option.

For more information, feel free to call our
New Beginnings Birth Center at 608-374-0220.

Nutrition Services

Tomah Memorial Hospital has a registered dietitian, who is also a certified diabetes educator, available to provide nutrition education. Education can be provided for various nutritional concerns including diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure, or those wanting to lose weight for both patients in the Hospital and for those referred by their physician.

The dietician works with clients on making healthy food choices to fit their active lifestyles.

Healthy You

Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2014 with these tips! CLICK HERE
 

Pharmacy

 

TMH Pharmacists Darla Wilson and Todd Chapman provide personal care for patients.

 
 

 

The Pharmacy of Tomah Memorial Hospital provides quality services both to patients and family members as well as to the health care professional team caring for the patient.

Pharmacy provides services to all age groups including Newborns, Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric and Hospice patients. Pharmacy Services not only includes supplying appropriate medications to our patients, but also checking for appropriate doses for an age specific group, appropriate drug therapy, monitoring for food and drug interaction, monitoring for potential adverse drug reactions and appropriate timing of medication administration.

Pharmacy also provides services to our Emergency Department patients and Outpatient Clinic patients including Oncology, diagnostic Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Orthopaedics and Ear-Nose-Throat specialties. Our Registered Pharmacists work with Pyxis, which is equipment that dispenses pharmacy items.
 

Tomah Memorial Hospital patients and patients using our nearby Warrens Walk In Clinc can also take advantage of our InstyMeds medication dispenser unit which allows you to conveniently fill your prescription in less than 5 minutes and before you leave the hospital or clinic.

Here are a few things to know about our InstyMeds unit.

How do I pay?
The dispenser will accept credit card or debit card.

Does it cost more to use InstyMeds?
If you have insurance, you will pay the same co-pay you would at a pharmacy.
If you do not have insurance, the cost of the medication is comparable to a pharmacy, but with the convenience of getting your prescription right here.

How do I use InstyMeds?
1. Inform your provider that you will fill your prescription through InstyMeds.
-Your provider will give you a sheet of paper containing a unique code.
2. Use the dispenser’s touch screen to enter your code and patient’s birth date.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to get your prescription within minutes.

What if I have questions?
Pick up the phone mounted on the dispenser and a live person will immediately be available.

InstyMeds is located in the Emergency Department waiting area at Tomah Memorial Hospital and at the Warrens Walk In Clinic.


For more information on any of our Pharmacy services, please call (608) 374-0395.

Radiology Services

The services of the Radiology Department at Tomah Memorial Hospital serve all patient age groups. The procedures and treatments act as a diagnostic tool that assists the patient's health care provider in the determination of diagnosis and treatment options.

TMH MRI Technologist Meng Thao has been working with MRI for more than a decade, providing quality healthcare with the latest MRI technology.

The department is staffed everyday by technologists who perform various radiological procedures. Those on staff include:

The team of qualified staff maintain a level of performance that contributes to the efficiency of the services provided. A team of Radiology physicians provide professional coverage for consultation and treatment of patients. Teleradiology interpretation is available after hours and weekends.

Services within Radiology at Tomah Memorial Hospital include:

For more information on the services provided by the Hospital's Radiology Department, please call (608) 374-0360.

Rehabilitation Services

With 16 full-time therapists on staff, Tomah Memorial Hospital not only offers a wide range of outpatient rehab specialties, we also employ more Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists than any other facility in the area.

Our team of experienced therapists utilize the latest technologies in evaluating each patient’s unique needs and then create a personalized recovery program to ensure a positive and effective therapeutic experience for the patient.

Physical Therapy (PT) 

Physical Therapy Director Tim Kortbein and the PT team specialize in helping those recovering from an injury or illness, compromised physical condition, surgery or other medical procedure. Our team provides one-on-one attention in our conveniently located, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility.

PT specialties include:

Using Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO), the physical therapists are better able to assess a patient’s abilities and difficulties through a health status questionnaire the patient completes on an iPad. Through this advanced technology, the therapists can track patient satisfaction and provide patients with peace of mind by offering a more concrete timeline of how long rehab may take to complete.

Occupational Therapy (OT) 

Our Registered Occupational Therapists (OTR), under the guidance of Director LuAnn Maternoski, offer evaluation, treatment and training in daily living activities, cognitive processes, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular abilities as well as therapeutic adaptations and prevention.

OT specialty programs include:

 

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Pathologist, Kristen Gerke provides both inpatient and outpatient therapy for diagnosis and impairments including stroke, head injury, developmental delay, autism, cerebral palsy, laryngectomy and more.

Specific areas of evaluation and treatment include:

The 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art rehabilitation center is staffed Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm. Weekend appointments may also be available.

Let your healthcare provider know that you prefer the advanced technologies and personalized approach you’ll get only from Tomah Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services.

Call us direct at (608) 374-0330.

Specialty Clinics

Outpatient Specialists

Outreach services in many specialties are provided within Tomah Memorial Hospital from outside healthcare systems including a satellite renal dialysis unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about a specialist in Tomah, contact your family physician or Tomah Memorial Specialty Clinic at (608)374-0229.

Swing Bed / Respite Programs

Swing Bed

This skilled care could only be provided in a nursing home in our community prior to 1985 and was not reimbursed by federal funds (Medicare). Since 1985, Tomah Memorial Hospital has been approved and licensed to provide this skilled care. Under the Swing Bed Program, Medicare agrees to reimburse Tomah Memorial Hospital for skilled care provided if your diagnosis and treatment plan meet Medicare's strict standards. Daily skilled nursing or rehabilitation services must be provided. Custodial care is not covered.

As a Swing Bed patient, you are expected to be gradually responsible for daily tasks such as hygiene, bathing, dressing and to actively participate in your rehabilitation through motivated performance of exercises and activities, which further your goals of returning home. If you are having difficulty in any aspect of these daily tasks, we will help you become more independent through strengthening exercises and adaptive equipment, if required.

When a patient's condition improves to the point where skilled care criteria is not met, the patient, together with our multidisciplinary staff will work toward a plan for continued care. This could include Home Health Care, Home Delivered Meals, Social Services, Personal Care Aide, Home Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, or placement in an Extended Care Facility and/or help from family.

It is our goal to provide care to those patients from the acute phase of an illness until he/she is ready for discharge home or an appropriate transfer.

For more information on Swing Bed services,
please call (608) 374-0215.

Respite Care

Respite Care is designed to let you, the caregiver; take a short break from the continuous care of homebound individuals who require supervised nursing care. Our program allows you to take time off knowing your loved one is being cared for by our competent staff.

Respite Care provides a temporary living environment for individuals needing short term, supervised nursing care for one to seven days, depending on your particular circumstances. Respite Care is not designed to be a substitute for nursing home care.

To ensure its success, it is important that you have realistic expectations. Respite Care is not for everyone. Respite Care is not intended to be a substitute for long term nursing home care or long term home health care. For different reasons, our program may not prove suitable for your needs, and other care programs may be more appropriate.

If you believe you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please call our Discharge Planner any weekday morning at (608) 374-0215.

Urgent Care & Emergency Services

 

 

Our Emergency/Urgent Care Department is staffed 24 hours day, 7 days a week by an in-house Emergency Room physician and highly qualified, specialty trained nursing staff.

The department is a nine-bed unit that includes two Trauma/Cardiac rooms, an Orthopedic room, and six general treatment rooms. Our department utilizes the latest technology and provides personalized care by dedicated professionals who will make every attempt to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

If you require a higher level of care, our mission is to stabilize your medical condition and arrange transfer to the appropriate referral hospital. We utilize several helicopter and ambulance services to transfer patients when needed.

Our Urgent Care is located within the Emergency Department and is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week. This service does not require an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Our clinical staff will determine the level of care (Urgent versus Emergency) that is most appropriate for your condition. It is also important to know that Emergency Room/Urgent Care charges will include a physician fee, a facility charge and a charge for any other tests or procedures that were conducted.

Q: How long will I have to wait to see a physician?

A: Emergency Room patients are always seen first and our goal is to see every Urgent Care patient as quickly as possible. If your condition changes or your symptoms become severe, please ask to speak to a nurse. There are times when Emergency Care patient volumes may increase, causing wait times to lengthen. We do monitor wait times and make every effort to ensure a speedy visit.

Q: When I try to check in, I get sent to see the nurse and then back to the Registration Department. Why is this?

A: An assessment and priority assignment by medical personnel is completed prior to registration. An assessment is important to make sure that any serious medical conditions are identified prior to completing the registration process

Q: What is Urgent Care?

A: Urgent Care is defined as care that is needed for a "bothersome” illness or injury, such as minor coughs, colds, or sprains. The injury or illness is not life threatening and waiting for care will not cause a significant risk to the patient. Urgent Care hours are 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week.

Q: I came to be seen in Urgent Care but my bill came back with Emergency Services billing?

A: Your status is dependent on your medical condition and the physician’s examination. Not all services are provided under Urgent Care billing. Please review the prior question for the definition of Urgent Care.

Q: I wish to talk to someone regarding the care I received at TMH. Who do I contact?

A: We are always looking to improve our services, feedback regarding your visit, suggestions for improvement, services you wish were offered, along with any positive/negative comments regarding services provided. If you are not comfortable filling out the survey provided at the end of our visit or wish to speak with someone directly, please select one of the following options:

Option 1: Contact the Emergency/Urgent Care Coordinator at 608-374-0239 or at tlmyhre@tomahhospital.org.

Option 2: Complete the Concern/Comment form and either:

Option 3: Call the Patient Representative directly at (608) 374-0304.

Option 4: Contact the Division of Quality Assurance , P.O. Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969, telephone number (608) 266-8481

Hospice / Palliative Care

Hospice Touch is a program of Tomah Memorial Hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin that helps dying people be comfortable and also helps their families and caregivers so the person can stay at home. 

The new Tomah Memorial Hospice Serenity House, and Hospice / Palliative Care Clinic is located at 601 Straw St., in Tomah.

Life Choices Palliative Care is a program of Tomah Memorial Hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin for people who have a serious illness that makes it hard for them to live life as they would like. They may still be trying to cure the illness and want help managing and dealing with it.

Both Hospice Touch and Life Choices Palliative Care are programs of Tomah Memorial Hospital. Care is usually done in the persons home by a trained Team that includes nurses, nurse practitioners, chaplains, volunteers, social workers, and doctors. Both programs deal with comfort, help for the caregivers, and each persons right to make informed choices about their care and goals.

Offices and Service Area
The main office of Hospice Touch and Life Choices Palliative Care is at 601 Straw Street in Tomah and satellite offices are located at Mile Bluff Medical Center, 1050 Division St. in Mauston, Wisconsin and in the CWCAC Building, 1874 Hwy. 13, Friendship, Wisconsin.

Our hospice residence called the Serenity House is located in Tomah, Wisconsin and is for hospice patients who cannot stay in their own home.
 

Directions to our Hospice / Palliative Care offices, Clinic and Serenity House. Click HERE.


Both Hospice and Palliative Care can provide in home care within a 30-40 mile radius from Tomah and Mauston which includes parts of Monroe, Jackson, Juneau, Adams, Sauk and Vernon counties. 
 

Contact Information
All programs may be accessed by the main office 608-374-0250.

Interested in supporting Hospice or would you like to make a donation to
our program in memory of a loved one? 

You can make a donation by CLICKING HERE.

Hospice Care

 

What is Hospice Care?

The new Hospice Serenity House at 601 Straw Street in Tomah offers 8 beds for 24 / 7 Hospice care. 


Hospice care is a program of special care for people who have life-limiting illnesses (usually 6 months or less) and have decided they no longer want to seek a cure or aggressive treatments to prolong their life. The person who is sick has decided that they want to be comfortable and spend their time at home doing the things they feel are important and enjoyable for them to do.

Who can have hospice care from Hospice Touch?
Any person (child, adult, or elderly) who lives in the service area of Hospice Touch,
and wants comfort care –not aggressive treatment and meets the following criteria:
• Has a life-limiting illness (heart failure, kidney failure, lung disease, Alzheimers disease, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, dementia, cancer, ALS, stroke or a general decline) that their medical provider feels qualifies them for the service.
• The medical provider and our hospice medical director both sign that in their best judgment, if things continue as they have been, the person has six months or less to live.
• There is someone in the home who is willing and capable of providing care for the person who is sick, or if not, the person agrees that when it is not safe for them to stay at home alone they will go somewhere else to live, (i.e. nursing home or hospice house).

What services are provided?
Medicare, medical assistance, and most private insurance companies have a “hospice benefit” that covers 100%:

• Service of the Hospice team consists of family physician, Hospice Medical Director, nurses and home health aides, Social Worker, Chaplain, and trained volunteers.

• Dietary counseling, PT, OT and Speech Therapies.

• The team supports the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

• The patient and family are the center of care, which emphasizes control of pain and symptoms.
• Medication and equipment related to the illness are provided.

• 24-hour on call nursing help is available.

• Continuous home care during periods of crisis.

• Hospice ensures continuity of care whether home, hospital or Hospice residence.

• Bereavement service is provided after death with regular contacts for one year and referrals as needed

If you think you might be interested in hospice care, contact us at our main office in Tomah, 608-374-0250 or ask your medical provider about Hospice.

We will also talk to your medical provider to see if he feels you qualify for hospice. We would be happy to explain the program to you and tell you how it works:

• Usually we first do an information meeting to explain the services available. This is done by a nurse and/or a hospice family support person (Social Worker). We answer all questions and make sure you understand and use the Hospice Informed Consent and Patient and Family Rights forms as the basis for discussion.
• If you, your medical provider, and hospice agree to be admitted, your provider will give hospice orders to admit and you will be asked to sign the consent.
• We list what we can do and you pick and choose what you want us to do and what you need from us.
• We are there to teach, coach, deal with problems, answer questions and let you know what to expect. We are also there to help you with end-of-life details such as an advance directive and will help you identify goals for your care.
• You choose what staff you want to visit and how often, and if you want a volunteer. We respect your privacy.
• Our staff, who are highly trained end-of-life specialists, make visits and work with your medical provider to deal with symptoms, order medications and equipment, and are there for your questions, problems and needs. You will be included in all decisions.
• We honor the life you have lived and your right to live your life as you desire. We make suggestions but don’t take over and tell you what you have to do. We will treat you and your family with dignity and respect.

What doesn’t hospice do?

• Hospice doesn’t pay for treatment or medications intended to cure your illness.
• Hospice doesn’t pay for treatments or medications for conditions that are not identified by your medical provider as the reason you are on hospice.
• Hospice does not pay for care by other providers, ambulance transport, or care in an emergency room or hospital unless it is arranged by hospice.

What does it cost?

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances cover hospice services 100%. We can check with your insurance company to see what hospice coverage you have. Hospice Touch is a program of Tomah Memorial Hospital, a non-profit organization that uses a sliding fee scale for those who do not have insurance and cannot afford our services.

 For additional information, please contact Hospice Touch at (608)374-0250




 

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a health care service that focuses on assisting patients to live as fully as possible while facing a serious or life-threatening illness. Palliative care treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit, while attempting to relieve suffering and improve quality of life at any age or stage, in any setting, whether the goal is cure or care.

Palliative Care works in partnership with your doctor. Services are provided by a team consisting of a physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, spiritual care coordinator and volunteers at our new Palliative Care Clinic & Offices at 601 Straw Street in Tomah.

Palliative Care Clinic & Offices at 601 Straw Street in Tomah.


What can Life Choices Palliative Care offer you and your family?

*Expert symptom management and guidance: Symptoms may include pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, problems with sleep, anxiety, or difficulty tolerating medical treatments. The Palliative Care team explores situations that may occur as a result of your illness. We assist with reviewing and discussing your options before a health care crisis occurs.

*Emotional and spiritual support: A serious illness can be stressful and frightening for both you and your family. We offer emotional and spiritual support that is respectful of your belief system, culture, and history, in the hopes of managing and decreasing emotional suffering.

*Navigation through the healthcare system: The healthcare system can be confusing and overwhelming. Our Palliative Care team will work to achieve good communication and understanding between you and your healthcare providers about your health status, your goals of care, and your current treatments.

*Inpatient and outpatient care: Palliative Care services are provided primarily at your home. However, they can also be provided during an inpatient stay at Tomah Memorial Hospital, Mile Bluff Medical Center, Moundview Memorial Hospital, at a clinic, a nursing home, and/or assisted living facility.

*Coordination of care: Your community may offer services that can assist you in maintaining your independence as long as possible. Our Palliative care team will inform you about available community services and make referrals on your behalf as needed.

*24-hour nurse availability: Palliative Care offers telephone access to an on-call registered nurse for support in managing symptoms 24 hours a day.

Is Palliative Care Right for You?

Do you, or someone close to you, have a serious illness such as:
• Cancer
• Congestive Heart Failure
• COPD / Emphysema
• Kidney Failure
• Liver Failure
• Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you, or someone close to you, have symptoms such as:
• Pain
• Shortness of Breath
• Fatigue
• Anxiety
• Lack of Appetite / Nausea
• Memory Loss
• Depression

Have you, or someone close to you, experienced the following:
• Several Trips to the Emergency Room
• Several Admissions to the Hospital
• Treatment that is No Longer Working
• Eating Problems from your Illness

Is Palliative Care the same as Hospice?

No. Palliative Care manages the pain, symptoms and stress at all stages of an illness, whether you are seeking care or cure.

What is the Cost?

Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance companies will pay for nurse practitioner visits to your home and in other health care settings. Registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and certified nursing assistant services are optional and are usually not paid for by insurance companies. Palliative care will make contact with your medical insurance carrier to verify coverage of any of our services.

 

For more information on our facilities, contact our Hospice / Palliative Care facility at (608)374-0250.

 

Serenity House

Tomah Memorial Hospice Serenity House / Palliative Care Life Choices Clinic & Staff Offices facility at 601 Straw St., in Tomah.

 

 

 

 

 

 Tomah Memorial is proud to offer Hospice and Palliative Care in our new 10,000 sq. ft, Serenity House and office complex at 601 Straw St., on Tomah’s north side.

Opened in October 2011, the facility –located across from Tomah’s LaGrange Elementary School–includes rooms to care for up to 8 Hospice patients with state of the art equipment.

Each private room is individually decorated just like home, complete with bathroom and shower facilities, flat screen television, sitting area and walk in closet.
 

Individual patient rooms offer a home-like setting, complete with state of the art medical equipment.

All rooms also provide state of the art medical features, including overhead patient lifts for care and safety, computerized record keeping, along with 24-hour/day care by licensed practical nurses and a certified nursing assistant who will help with personal cares, medications and meals.

A separate kitchen, living area, library room and outdoor patio enhance the home setting.

The facility also includes clinic space for our Hospice Palliative Care program known as Life Choices, which offers specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses.

More than 80 Palliative Care patients currently receive relief from symptoms, pain, and stress of the illness thereby improving quality of life for both the patient and family members.

Tomah Memorial has been providing Hospice Touch and Palliative Care Life Choices services to more than 200 people in five counties in western Wisconsin each year. Besides the Tomah Serenity House and Hospice/ Palliative Care offices, we offer outreach offices in Mauston and Adams Friendship.

For more information on our facilities, contact our Hospice / Palliative Care facility at (608)374-0250.

Questions Regarding Payment

The room charges for Serenity House are separate from the hospice benefit provided by Medicare, Medical Assistance and insurance plans. The hospice social worker can help you determine if your insurance plan covers the hospice residence. The daily charge is negotiable with a sliding fee scale. Application for a reduced rate can be make by completing a Tomah Memorial Hospital community care form. Memorials and other donations to Hospice Touch are welcome, and they help make up the difference for those who cannot pay the full fee.

The Hospice Team

Hospice Touch provides medical services, emotional support and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness. Our expert team also assists family members with managing the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one during the final stage of their life.

Hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home with on-call service available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Serenity House is staffed by and made available through Hospice Touch, a full-service Medicare, Joint Commission certified hospice program providing services to the terminally ill and their families in the Tomah, Adams,
Mauston and surrounding areas.


OUR HOSPICE TEAM

PHYSICIAN:
The physician assumes overall responsibility for the medical care of the hospice patients and

ensures that the medical needs of the patient are being met. The physician reviews the plan of care and medications at

hospice meetings and is available for consultation. This does not replace your family physician. 

REGISTERED NURSE:
A hospice nurse will make regular visits. The nurse will check to see that the caregivers or family have what they need to provide comfort care and also assists in writing a plan of care that gives direction to the rest of the Team. The nurse gives skilled nursing care, may do medical treatment, and teaches the patient and family. A Registered Nurse is also on- call 24 hours a day to deal with questions, problems, or emergencies.

NURSING ASSISTANT:
The nursing assistant will give personal care and assistance with activities of daily living according to the patient's needs under direction of a registered nurse. These services consist of assistance with moving or walking, bathing, treatments at the direction of the registered nurse, and reporting any change in the patient's condition and needs to the nurse.

SOCIAL WORKER:
The social worker also makes visits and may help patients and their families in the following areas: Identifying community resources, advise concerning financial problems, assistance with completion of Advance Directives, scheduling volunteers or counseling patients and or families concerning end of life issues or need for emotional support.

VOLUNTEERS:
A volunteer is a non-paid hospice trained "friend" who helps in a variety of ways, for example: companionship/support, shopping, errands, transportation, light housekeeping, meal preparation, child care, assist with feeding, back rubs/massages, relaxation techniques and breaks for the family.

CHAPLAIN:
A Hospice Chaplain is available to help as desired and will be offered to all patients on admission. Spiritual support is provided in keeping with patient/family beliefs and is not meant to take the place of your own minister.

For more information on our services, contact our Hospice Care facility at (608)374-0250.

Grief Support

Grief and loss can happen to all of us when we lose someone who is close to us. It is normal to grieve, but it can be difficult and painful. That's where we come in. 
 
 A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF  
Tomah Hospice offers help to people who have experienced a loss with a grief series called “A Journey Through Grief”.  This eight-week support group series is held twice a year in Tomah and Adam- Friendship and is open to anyone in the community. It provides practical tools, education and emotional support to help people realize that their grief is a normal reaction to the loss and is not forgetting their loved one but actually remembering their loved one with less pain and more joy.
 

2014 Fall Session
Our 8-week “A Journey Through Grief” program will be held each Monday beginning Oct. 6 - Nov. 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hospice / Palliative Care offices at 601 Straw St., in Tomah.

The same 8-week program will be held on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adams County Community Center 569 N. Cedar Street in Adams, Wis.

Pre-registration is required to participate. To register, call (608)374-0250 for the Tomah program or (608)339-7500 for the Adams program by Sept. 22.




 
 
  

Become a Volunteer

Do you have an interest in healthcare? Could you be of help and comfort to those in need? If so, consider that one of the most rewarding things a person can do with their spare time is to work as a volunteer. Your role will be to assist in a number of important areas of operations and patient care.

Hospice Touch of Tomah Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers to support terminally ill patients and family members.

Trained Hospice and Palliative Care volunteers can choose to be involved in a variety of ways, including: direct services with patients and their families, office clerical work, or assisting with special events and fundraising.

Volunteers are also needed to answer and field phone calls. 


For more information, contact Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Dani Jackson at Hospice Touch at (608) 374-0250.


Download the Volunteer Application (PDF)


 

Capital Campaign

To continue the Vision

To meet the growing need, Hospice Touch is embarking on a capital campaign to raise    $500,000 to furnish a new Hospice / Palliative Care Serenity House now under construction in Tomah. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2011 and  provide quality and efficient end-of-life services to Monroe, Adams, and Juneau counties. The project includes new construction of a facility in Monroe County that will consist of four components:

• Hospice Residential facility with the capacity of care for up to 8 residents,
• Hospice Touch home care offices,
• Life Choices palliative care offices,
• Life Choices palliative care clinic.

Thank you for considering making a donation to support our effort to provide quality end-of-life services.

Please consider making a donation today. Questions regarding the new facility and donation options, including planned giving, can be directed to (608) 374-0250.



 

Occupational Health

For more information on Occupational Health Services, please contact the Community Outreach Department at (608) 374-0211.

 “Taking Care of Business”

The health of your business depends on the health and welfare of your employees. Illness or injury related absenteeism and lost productivity cost American employers billions of dollars every year. Add to that the cost of group health insurance, the indirect costs of occupational injury and illness, and regulatory requirements… suddenly healthcare is as much a business function as production and sales.

Benefits of a Complete Industrial Program:

Employees are the most important asset of any business. Investing in the health of employees keeps morale and production up and costs down.

We offer a variety of Health, Safety & Wellness services and can bring many services TO YOU, saving you time and money.

“Every $1 an employer spends on a wellness program saves as much as $3 in health care expenses.”
Wellness Councils of America

TASD - Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Warrens Walk-in Clinic

Get the care you need when you need it - without an appointment

Our Warrens Walk-In Clinic provides exceptional care for your minor illnesses
and injuries. 
 

Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

 

Located off Interstate 94 on Cty. EW at 101 Unity Drive, Warrens, WI

Phone (608) 374-6671

 

 

 

 

You Can Also Get Your Prescription Meds and Save Time Too!

Our InstyMeds medication dispenser allows you to conveniently fill your prescription at our Warrens Walk In Clinic in less than 5 minutes and before you leave.
 

Here's How It Works

How do I pay?
The dispenser will accept cash,  credit card or debit card.

Does it cost more to use InstyMeds?
If you have insurance, you will pay the same co-pay you would at a pharmacy.
If you do not have insurance, the cost of the medication is comparable to a pharmacy, but with the convenience of getting your prescription right here.

How do I use InstyMeds?
1. Inform your provider that you will fill your prescription through InstyMeds.
-Your provider will give you a sheet of paper containing a unique code.
2. Use the dispenser’s touch screen to enter your code and patient’s birth date.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to get your prescription within minutes.

What if I have questions?
Pick up the phone mounted on the dispenser and a live person will immediately be available.
 

InstyMeds is located in our waiting area at the  Warrens Walk In Clinic ... 
(and in the Emergency Room at Tomah Memorial Hospital)


*For treatment of serious illness, injuries or other conditions (such as chest pain or stroke symptoms) that require immediate medical attention, call 911 or go directly to the nearest ER department without delay.

Community Outreach

Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center for Occupational Health & Wellness 
is busy every day of the year serving the communities of Monroe County.

From school-based programs to activities that take health care out into the community to programs that help prevent illness and injury, we're dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of our region.

Simply put, we’re a not-for-profit community resource that gives back to those we serve.

For more information on our services, contact the Community Outreach Department...located at Tomah Memorial Hospital, 321 Butts Ave at (608) 374-0211.

Safe Sitter® Baby-Sitting Course

Tomah Memorial Hospital has become a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive baby-sitting training program for young adolescents (11 and up). More than 600,000 graduates have completed the course at hundreds of cities across the country.

Graduates are able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.

Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. Safe Sitter® is a well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis that aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters.

The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills as well as instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The nationally-recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. Students who complete the Safe Sitter® program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented.

Register your young teen, no younger than 11, for our Safe Sitter® class Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Cost of the class is $36 and includes materials and lunch.


Early registration is suggested since space is limited for each class.

For more information or to register, contact Community Outreach Department Health Educator Whitney Sanjari via email at wsanjari@tomahhospital.org

or call (608) 374-0211.

 

The deadline to register is Feb.12. 

 


  

 

CPR Courses


 
To register, contact Tomah Memorial Community Health Education Specialist Whitney Sanjari at (608)374-0211 or via e-mail wsanjari@tomahhospital.org

Class size is limited!
 

Speaker's Bureau for Your Organization or Business

Are you looking for an innovative, fun presentation to motivate your employees?

Do you need help with your annual safety training program? Then you've come to the right place.

The Community Outreach Program of Tomah Memorial Hospital has been offering Health and Educational training for many years, covering everything from stress reduction to stretching. We bring our programs to you at a price you can afford.

For more information, contact the Community Outreach Program at (608) 374-0209.

Health Tips NEWSLETTER

Check out our newsletter for up to date information on health and safety tips for the seasons.

Click HERE for our latest newsletter.* 
 

If you have any questions or would like to know more about what you can do to keep your family healthy and safe you can contact the Community Outreach Program at (608) 374-0211.

Club Wellness

Club Wellness

Summer is here, and with it comes camping, cookouts, graduations, potlucks, festivals, and weddings…Oh My! Did I forget anything?
We thought the holidays were bad, but sometimes the summer months are the hardest to stick to our healthy eating habits. The weather is nice, so you may find it easier to fit in exercise like going for bike ride, walking, working in the garden, or washing your car by hand. Yet with all the above mentioned summer festivities, unhealthy temptations may be looming around every corner. I always say a little indulgence is okay, but it’s easy to overdo it.
Many foods that we think of in the summer may not be so good for us in large amounts. Heavy pasta salads with mayonnaise dressing, brats and hotdogs, and anything with alcohol have LOT’S of calories but little when it comes to nutritional value - Empty calories we call them. These Empty Calories are also less likely to fill you up, so you may end up eating even more to feel full.
To combat overeating at summer functions, have a healthy snack before you go. You’re hunger will be satisfied and less likely to fill up on those Empty Calorie foods later:
 
Healthy Snack Options
vSpread peanut butter on half of a small whole-grain bagel and top with raisins
v½ cup Raw veggies dipped in low-fat ranch, sour cream or hummus
vOne string cheese, small piece of fruit and 6 whole grain crackers
vLow-fat yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit on top
vPeanut butter spread on a banana
vBerry Smoothie – 1 cup skim milk or light vanilla soy milk, ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries, ½ cup vanilla yogurt, 1 ice cube. You can vary this recipe depending on your tastes but it’s a refreshing and nutritious snack to have after exercising, or anytime!
 
Remember, snacks are meant to be just that – Snacks. They should not fill you up completely; just hold you over until your next meal.
 
ØExercise – What’s your excuse?
Okay, so it’s June and you’re still struggling to get into an exercise routine. Or maybe you were doing good for a while but now you’re back in a rut.  Here are some common excuses and solutions to exercise barriers:
·      Barrier #1 – I don’t have enough time! Be active for a few minutes at a time throughout the day. Sit less. Try to walk more while running errands or walk on your lunch break. Schedule exercise into your day just like any other appointment (this is what helps me the most!) I always say, if we have time to watch a 30 minute TV show, we have 30 minutes to exercise. 
·      Barrier #2 – I feel self conscious when I’m active. Be active at home while doing household chores, and find ways to move more during your day-to-day activities. Try walking with a group of friends who you feel comfortable with. 
·      Barrier #3 - I’m worried about my health or injury. You might feel better if you talk to a health care professional first. Find a fitness provider to guide you, or sign up for a class with a certified instructor so you feel safe. Remember, activity does not have to be difficult - gentle activity is good too.
 
ØMonthly Activity –
Some of our favorite recipes may also be some of the unhealthiest. But with many recipes, all it takes is a little tweak here and there to turn that recipe into a healthier one.
EXAMPLE:
Cake Recipe #1
1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix without frosting
Eggs
Oil
Water
Bake as directed – Makes 10-12 servings
*280 Calories per serving  Total Fat 14 grams
 
Cake Recipe #1 Modified
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Can Diet 7-up or Diet Sprite (for chocolate cake use Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, or Diet Dr. Pepper)
Combine Cake Mix and soda. Do NOT add water, oil, or eggs. Pour batter into 9x13 greased pan. Bake as directed on back of cake mix box. Makes 12 servings.
*164 Calories per serving  Total Fat 2.8 grams
For just a few extra calories, top with Cool Whip and fresh Strawberries.
 
See the Difference?
 
** So here’s the challenge for this month (May/June).**
STEP 1: Select a favorite recipe – healthy or not.
STEP 2: Send me your favorite recipe by June 15th!
STEP 3: Once I have all the recipes, I, along with some help from our Dietician, will tweak, change or substitute your recipe for a healthier version. Once we have done this, I will combine all of these recipes into a Club Wellness Cookbook and get each of you a digital copy for your very own.
 
 
ØUpcoming Event:
“Gentlemen, It’s Time to Check Your Engine!”
At Tomah Memorial Hospital’s 1st Men’s Health & Safety Expo
  Tuesday, June 12th from 4pm-8pm at Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah
·      FREE Admission, FREE Health Screenings, Grilled Appetizers, Beer Tasting by Pearl Street Brewery of La Crosse, Health & Safety Information, Keynote Presentations at 6pm & 7pm and Door Prizes including La Crosse Speedway and Milwaukee Brewer baseball tickets!
·      Vendors will have information on Health & Safety Topics including Blood Pressure, Firearm Safety, Boating Safety, Improving your Golf Swing, Sleep Apnea, Stress Management and more!
·      Significant others are welcome!
 

Calendar

Our "New Beginnings Birth Center" 2014 Childbirth Education Class schedule is available
by CLICKING HERE

 


SEPTEMBER

Prepared Childbirth Education
Sept. 8 & 15
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tomah Memorial Hospital
This four-part course focuses on a variety of relaxation techniques used during labor and delivery. You and your partner learn and practice together as a team. There is also discussion throughout the course on newborn care and feeding, parenting, newborn characteristics and medical treatment options. The cost is $35.00. Interested parents are asked to contact TMH Nursing Service secretary Kari Steinhoff at (608)374-6605 for information on registration. Early registration is recommended.


Infant CPR / Car Seat Safety Education
Sept. 11
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tomah Memorial Hospital
The time has finally arrived; you’ve done all the right things, ate the right foods, got plenty of rest and read to your unborn child. The nursery is ready and your bags are packed, but did you take the one class that could save your child’s life? Free Infant CPR / Car Seat classes are offered to parents delivering at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Interested parents are asked to contact TMH Nursing Service secretary Kari Steinhoff at (608)374-6605 for information on registration. Early registration is recommended.


Water birth Education
Sept. 17
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tomah Memorial Hospital

One of the fasting growing birth options is water birth. The fee for the class is $10.00. Interested parents are asked to contact TMH Nursing Service secretary Kari Steinhoff at (608)374-6605 for information on registration. Early registration is recommended.

Siblings Education
Sept. 17
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Parents can also include younger brothers and sisters in the new addition to the family during a Siblings class. It’s designed to prepare children for the arrival of a new brother or sister. The cost for the class is $10.00 for one child; $15.00 for two or more. Interested parents are asked to contact TMH Nursing Service secretary Kari Steinhoff at (608)374-6605 for information on registration. Early registration is recommended.

Breast-feeding Education
Sept 22
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tomah Memorial Hospital
New moms interested in breast-feeding their newborn can learn more about it during this 2-hour class, which is designed to prepare the potential breast-feeding family for the breast-feeding experience. During this class, information will be presented on the advantages of breast-feeding, prenatal preparation, healthy nutrition, the partner’s role and returning to work while continuing to breast-feed. The cost of this class is $10.00. Interested parents are asked to contact TMH Nursing Service secretary Kari Steinhoff at (608)374-6605 for information on registration. Early registration is recommended.



Taking Care of Mom
Sept. 30
11 a.m.
New mothers can often be overshadowed by their newborn and not take good care of themselves. TMH Physical Therapists Emily Wall and Nikki Rasmussen offer a complimentary class to mothers who have given birth at TMH, titled, “Taking Care of Moms.” This class has been developed to address some of the most common issues facing post-partum women, including posture, abdominal care, bowel and bladder health and pelvic floor strengthening. The one hour class will be held at 11 a.m. at Tomah Memorial Hospital the last Tuesday of every month. To register, call Tomah Memorial Hospital at (608)374-6605 and ask for the “Taking Care of Mom” class.
 

Events

 LOVELIGHT HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCE PROGRAMS

The Lovelight holiday remembrance program is held every year in Tomah and Mauston at the start of the holiday season to give people in the community the opportunity to purchase a light on a remembrance tree. A card can be sent to family members to let them know that you purchased a light to honor their loved one and give them the details of the Lovelight ceremony--a short program with the reading of names and music followed by the lighting of the tree and refreshments.

 

The 2014 Mauston Lovelight program will be held Nov 30 beginning at 6: 30 pm in the classrooms at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.

  
CLICK HERE
to download the 2014 Mauston LoveLight Order Form


The 2014 Tomah Lovelight program will be held Dec. 7 beginning at 6: 30 pm in the classrooms at Tomah Memorial Hospital.


CLICK HERE
to download the 2014 Tomah LoveLight Order Form

 

For additional information regarding the Love Light events,
series call (608) 374-0250

 

 


 


 

 
 
 
 

Freqently Asked Questions

As we carry out our Mission and Vision, we are constantly striving to provide the highest quality of service for you - the patient. Our dedicated team of health care professionals is committed to making your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.

eNursery

Welcome to Tomah Memorial Hospital's eNursery. Here, babies born at the New Beginnings Birth Center have their photo posted for family and friends to enjoy.

Parents have signed a consent form in order for the photo to be displayed.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Visiting hours are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm with Quiet Time encouraged for all OB patients and their infants from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

(Quiet Time is designated for family bonding, rest, and patient education. Visitors are also asked to check in at the OB desk with a staff member, prior to going into a patient’s room.)

For more information about the birthing options available at Tomah Memorial Hospital, please go to the "New Beginnings" Birth Center.

Your Admission Registration Process

All of our patients are important. When you walk through our door, whether you are an inpatient or an outpatient, the Hospital Admissions Department is available to assist you with registration and payment counseling.

Registration is processed in a centralized location to ensure that essential information is obtained. Many scheduled services at Tomah Memorial Hospital are pre-registered for your convenience by your health care provider. This allows our patients to complete the final registration process in a more timely manner.

You can also Pre-Register on-line! CLICK HERE

Tomah Memorial encourages obstetrical patients who will deliver their baby in the New Beginnings Birth Center to pre-register. Pre-registration can be done with the New Beginnings Birth Center, the Admissions Department or with the Financial Counselor. Patients who do not have insurance are encouraged to schedule an appointment in Financial Counseling so that information on the State of Wisconsin Medical Assistance Program or other options can be discussed.

The Financial Counselor, with experience in financial healthcare, is available to meet with you to discuss options in meeting your financial obligations to the Hospital.

How can you assist in the registration process?

Did you know?
Tomah Memorial Hospital will bill your secondary insurance coverage

Your satisfaction is important to us and our registration staff is here to assist in your care at Tomah Memorial.

We hope that our registration process meets your needs. For more information on registration and payment counseling, call (608) 372-2181.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Your Right To Admission

Tomah Memorial Hospital, as a non-profit health care provider, honors your legal right to admission for care without discrimination. A medical staff member from Tomah Memorial will arrange for you to be admitted as appropriate. Tomah Memorial Hospital does not discriminate in regards to sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, arrest or conviction record, veteran status, military participation, physical appearance, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or newborn status.

Your Right To Privacy

You have a right to:

Your Right To Information

You are in charge of your life and you have the right to know about your health in terms you can understand.

From your medical provider:

From other personnel:

Your Right To Choose

As a patient of Tomah Memorial you have the right to choose:

Your Right To Confidentiality

State and Federal laws provide for confidentiality of all medical records. These regulations and statues control the release of information contained in your medical record. These restrictions do not prevent review by authorized personnel for the purpose of assuring quality care. You have the right to access information in your own medical record and for it to be provided within a reasonable time.
Your medical record can be released to (the following but not limited to) without written consent to:

Your Right To Develop An Advance Directive

Under Wisconsin Law, the way to make your wishes known in writing is to execute an advance medical directive. This could be in the form of a Power of Attorney for Healthcare or a Living Will.

You have the right to make known the type of medically appropriate treatment and services you would want.

You will be provided assistance in completing forms so that individuals could make medical decisions on your behalf, should you become incapacitated, terminally ill, or in a persistent vegetative state, and have practitioners and staff provide care that is consistent with these directives.

Your Responsibility To Cooperate

Your responsibilities for helping in your treatment and care include:

Your Right To Appropriate Care

As a patient of Tomah Memorial Hospital you have the right to:

Ethical Considerations

You and/or your family may find it necessary to make difficult treatment choices while you are a patient. Tomah Memorial appreciates your right to make individual decisions based on your families' personal beliefs. Your caregivers will assist you by providing currently available medical information.

When difficult ethical decisions arise, such as withholding resuscitative services, forgoing or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, a team lead by your physician will assist you.

Notice of Privacy Practices

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

Effective: September 2013
 
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

The Notice of Privacy Practices applies to Tomah Memorial Hospital (TMH) and its personnel, volunteers, students, and trainees. The notice also applies to other health care providers that come to Tomah Memorial Hospital to care for patients such as physicians, physician assistants, therapists, other health care providers, emergency service providers, medical transportation companies, medical equipment suppliers, etc. that are not employed by the hospital who come to Tomah Memorial Hospital. These health care providers will follow this notice for information they receive about you from Tomah Memorial Hospital. These other health care providers may follow different practices at their own offices or facilities.

Tomah Memorial Hospital uses health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive. Your health information is contained in a medical record that is the physical property of TMH.

Protected Health Information means any information whether oral, electronic or paper, which is created or received
by TMH and relates to a patient’s health care or payment for the provision of healthcare.

“Use” is the sharing of protected health information for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.

“Disclosure” means the release of your protected health information outside of TMH. How TMH disclosures your information is outlined in this document.

HOW TMH MAY USE OR DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION


• For Treatment: TMH will use your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. For example, information obtained by a health care provider, such as a physician, nurse, or other person providing health services to you, will record information in your record that is related to your treatment.

This information is necessary for health care providers to determine what treatment you should receive. Health care providers will also record actions taken by them in the course of your treatment and note how you respond to the actions.


• For Payment: TMH may use and disclose your health information to third party payors for purposes of receiving payment for treatment and services that you receive. For example, a bill may be sent to your insurance company or health plan. The information on the bill will contain information that identifies you, your diagnosis and treatment or supplies used in the course of treatment.

If you have paid us out of pocket for health care services, you may request that we do not share information about that specific care with your health plan. Disclosures to your health plan made prior to your request and disclosures to your health plan for any subsequent care will not be affected.

• For Health Care Operations: TMH may use and disclose health information about you for operational purposes. For example, your health information may be disclosed to members of the medical staff, risk or quality improvement personnel and others to:
 
-evaluate the performance of our staff;
 
-assess the quality of care and outcomes in your cases and similar cases;
 
 -learn how to improve our facilities and services; and
 

-determine how to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the health care we provide.
 
-as federal/state law requires our facility to report. Examples include but are not limited to Bureau of Health Care Information, Vital Statistics, Cancer Reporting, Immunization Reporting, etc. which we consider to be part of our health care operations.

• Business Associates: We may share your health information with third party “business associates: with whom we contract to assist us in treatment, payment or health care operations activities. Our business associates are required to protect your health information in accordance with this Notice and as required by law.

• Patient Contacts: At times, TMH will use protected health information such as your name, address, etc. to contact you for:
 
 - provide appointment reminders.
 
 - provide information about treatment alternatives.
 
 - provide health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.
 
 - provide information to the TMH Foundation so they may contact you for fundraising efforts to benefit the hospital. You have a right to opt out of receiving fundraising communications.

• Marketing: TMH will obtain an authorization prior to using your health information to inform you of products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. For example, we might contact patients receiving cancer treatment to notify them of the availability of an innovative treatment. There are some exceptions, which include communications promoting health in general that does not promote a product/service from a particular provider, communications about government/government-sponsored programs (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid), refill reminders and face-to-face communications by the CE to the individual.

• Fundraising: We may use information found in your medical record, such as your name, address, phone number and treatment dates, to contact you for our fundraising purposes. For example, to provide more charity care or otherwise improve the health of this community, we may attempt to raise money; therefore, we may contact you to invite you to attend an event or to ask you for a donation. If we send you any fundraising materials, we will tell you how you may opt out of receiving future fundraising communications.

• Required By Law: TMH may use and disclose information about you as required by law.

For example, TMH may disclose information for the following:
 
 - for judicial and administrative proceedings pursuant to legal authority;
 
 - to report information related to victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence; and
 
 - to assist law enforcement officials in their law enforcement duties.

• Public Health: Your health information may be used or disclosed for public health activities such as assisting public health authorities or other legal authorities to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability or for other health oversight activities. For example, we must report certain disease, such as cancer, birth and death information and information of concern to the Food and Drug Administration.

• Decedents: Health information may be disclosed to funeral directors or coroners to enable them to carry out their lawful duties.

• Organ / Tissue Donation: If you are an organ donor, your health information may be used or disclosed for cadaver organ, eye, or tissue donation.

• Research: TMH may use your health information for research purposes when an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information .

• Health and Safety: Your health information may be disclosed to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of you or any other person pursuant to applicable law.

• Government Functions: Your health information may be disclosed for specialized government functions such as protection of public officials or reporting to various branches of the armed services. If you are involved with military, national security or intelligence activities, are in custody of law enforcement officials, or are in inmate in a correctional institution, we may be required to disclose your health information to the proper authorities so they may carry out their duties under the law.

• Workers’ Compensation: Your health information may be used or disclosed in order to comply with laws and regulations related to Workers’ Compensation.

• TMH Directory: At the time of service, you may indicate your privacy preferences related to name, location, condition, and religion. The information about you contained in our directory will be released to people who ask for you by name. However, the information about your religious affiliation will only be disclosed to clergy if requested.

• To Those Involved With Your Care: In an emergency situation where you are unable to function, health information may be disclosed to those involved in your care. You have the right to object to further disclosures when you are able to make your wishes known. In addition, we may release your health information to organizations authorized to handle disaster relief efforts so those who care for you can receive information about your location or health status.

• Other Uses: Other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization and you may revoke the authorization except to the extent TMH has taken action in reliance on such.

• Copies: TMH may charge copies related to your medical record, depending on the purpose. Requests should be made at least twenty-four hours in advance during normal business hours by contacting Health Information Services.

• Mental Health: Generally, the use or disclosure of psychotherapy notes requires the authorization of the patient. Further, Wisconsin law is more protective than HIPAA of certain types of health information, including information about a person’s mental health and alcohol or drug treatment. We will only use or disclosure information about a patient’s mental health treatment or alcohol or drug treatment as permitted or required by law, or as authorized by the patient.

• Health Information Exchange: In compliance with federal and state laws, we may make your Protected Health Information available electronically through an electronic health information exchange to other health care providers and health plans that request your information for purposes of Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations; and to public health entities as permitted by law. Participation in an electronic health information exchange also lets us see other providers’ and health plans’ information about you for purposes of Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations. Your participation is voluntary; however, your health information will be included in this exchange unless you “opt out”.

Opt out information is available through Tomah Memorial Hospital or at http://wishin.org/ForPatients/PatientChoice.aspx. This electronic health information exchange could include national information exchange when resources are available.
Except for the situations listed above, we must obtain your specific written authorization for any other use or disclosure of your health information. This includes marketing activities conducted by third parties or where a third party seeks to purchase protected health information. If you authorize release of your health information, you may withdraw your authorization at any time.

YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS


You have the right to:
 
 - request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures for your health information. TMH must comply with request if the request is a disclosure to a health plan for purposes of carrying out payment or health care operations (but not treatment) and PHI pertains solely to a health care item or service for which the health care provider has been paid out of pocket in full. 
 
 - obtain a paper copy of the notice of information practices upon request;
 
 - inspect and obtain a copy of your health record;
 
 - request that your health record be amended;
 
 - request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations;
 
 - receive an accounting of disclosures made of your health information.

Notification of Breach: If there should be a breach of your unsecured health information, we will notify you in a timely manner.


Contact our Privacy Officer for additional information in submitting the above requests.

COMPLAINTS


If you feel your privacy rights have been violated, you may contact:

Tomah Memorial Hospital
Attention: Privacy Officer
321 Butts Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Telephone Number: (608) 374-0311

or

We will provide you with information on how you can contact the Secretary of the Federal Department of Health and
Human Services.

You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.

OBLIGATIONS OF TOMAH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL


TMH is required by law to:
 
 - maintain the privacy of protected health information;
 
 - provide you with this notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information;
 
 - abide by the terms of this notice;
 
 - notify you if we are unable to agree to requested restrictions on how your information is used or disclosed;
 
 - accommodate reasonable requests you may make to communication health information by alternative means or at alternative locations; and

TMH reserves the right to change its information practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information it maintains. Revised notices will be made available to you upon request, at your next visit, or at www.tomahhospital.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION


If you have any questions, please contact:


Tomah Memorial Hospital
Attention: Privacy Officer
321 Butts Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

 

Online Bill Pay

 

Interested in paying your bill online?  CLICK HERE

 

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Patient Financial Services Office is located at 321 Ann Street in Tomah. Office Hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone Assistance -  TOLL FREE (855)-778-2923

- Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm
- Friday 8 am - 5 pm
- Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
 

In our continuing efforts to offer you easy and reliable access to help on your hospital billing questions, you can:

 

Note: All information provided is intended for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and/or consult your physician.

Patient Safety

Everyone has a role in health care safety. You, as the patient, can also play a vital role in making your care safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.

Below you will find an excerpt from our brochure describing the "Speak Up" program, which is sponsored by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This initiative provides simple advice on how you, as the patient, can make your care a positive experience.

After all, research shows that patients who take part in decisions about their health care are more likely to have better outcomes.

If you have any questions, would like the complete brochure, or discuss concerns you may have, please feel free to contact our Quality office at 608-374-0304.

Speak Up

Speak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don't understand, ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know.

Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments and medications by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything.

Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.

Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.

Know what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care mistakes.

Use a hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other type of health care organization that has undergone a rigorous on-site evaluation against established, state-of-the-art quality and safety standards, such as that provided by the Joint Commission.

Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.

 

QUALITY

You play a key role in making decisions about your hospital care. As an active and involved partner in your hospital care, you need information. That’s where CheckPoint comes in. Click HERE to obtain reliable information about the quality and safety of care provided by us at Tomah Memorial along with other Wisconsin hospitals.
 

Advance Directives

The Advance Directive can give you peace of mind. You cannot predict your health or the care you will need in the future. You can make your wishes known if you cannot speak for yourself later. If you have questions or would like to complete your advance medical directive, we are here to help you.

Tomah Memorial Hospital Social Services staff will assist patients and their families in completing an Advance Directive.

The Advance Directive is a written document giving direction to your family, friends, nurses and physicians in advance of your medical treatment wishes.

In crisis, your loved ones might not agree on the medical treatments you would or would not want. Writing down your wishes helps ensure your wishes are respected, relieves your family of the stress of making decisions for you and it makes your wishes legal.

Points to Consider:

When you have made your decisions, give your advance medical directives to your agent, your family members, your physician and your hospital.

We are here to assist you in completing the form. The forms available at Tomah Memorial are the Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and the Declaration to Physicians. Additionally, staff here is available to conduct educational sessions on the advance directive. Please call (608) 374-0215 for questions or assistance.

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Directions


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Tomah Memorial Hospital is located at

321 Butts Avenue
Tomah, Wisconsin 54660

Phone: 608-372-2181
Fax: 608-372-0355

Tomah Memorial Hospice Touch Serenity House & Palliative Care Clinic / Hospice Offices  Directional Map CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

Facility Maps

Directions

From I-94 (Entering Tomah from the north)
Follow U.S. Hwy 12 South into Tomah
(U.S. 12 becomes N. Superior Ave.)
Turn right on West Jackson Street.
Turn left on Butts Ave.

From I-90 (Entering Tomah from the south)
Follow U.S. Hwy 12 North into Tomah
(U.S. 12 becomes N. Superior Ave.)
Turn left on West Jackson Street.
Turn left on Butts Ave.

From Hwy 16 (Entering Tomah from the west)
Follow Hwy 16 to U.S. Hwy 12 North into Tomah (left)
(U.S. 12 becomes N. Superior Ave.)
Turn left on West Jackson Street.
Turn left on Butts Ave.

To find more specific directions, visit Google Maps.

About TMH

 

Tomah Memorial Hospital is about “taking care of you” and focusing the full resources of our organization to help each individual patient.

Located on beautiful Lake Tomah, our two story, modern facility, offers the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

Tomah Memorial Hospital is doctors and nurses, dieticians and medical technicians, housekeepers and bookkeepers, and rehab therapists, administrators and environmental custodians, system engineers and volunteers – whose collective actions make a difference for our entire community.

Tomah Memorial Hospital offers medical and surgical care for adults and children, obstetrics, swing bed care (extended skilled nursing care while the patient regains independent living skills), and respite care, as well as Physical Therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Healthcare has been a priority for Tomah area residents, circa this early Tomah facility in 1912.

Tomah Memorial's 24-hour Emergency Department is staffed for emergent health care needs. Urgent Care services are available daily on a walk-in basis. Many diagnostic tests, procedures, treatments and surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis.

A renal dialysis satellite unit, Dietitian Consultation Service, Home health services and Hospice are also available. Serenity House, a facility for the terminally ill, provides a four-bed hospice residence. Community educational services and wellness programs are provided through the Hospital's Community Outreach Program.

The Hospital's Medical Staff and Allied Health Professional Staff provide services in an array of specialties.

Tomah Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission. The Hospital has been awarded accreditation based on its demonstration to provide the very best healthcare possible by meeting high standards for the delivery of care. Tomah Memorial Hospital has also been designated by the Federal Government's Medicare Program as a Critical Access Hospital. This designation recognizes Tomah Memorial Hospital as a critical component in the delivery of health care in our rural area.

321 Butts Avenue, Tomah, Wisconsin 54660
Phone: (608) 372-2181 Fax: (608) 374-0289

Mission, Vision & Values

Tomah Memorial Hospital has been committed to providing professional, compassionate healthcare since 1952.

Mission:

To provide superior healthcare services to those who are sick or injured and offer services that support a healthy life.

Vision:

To support our mission, we will utilize affordable and the most appropriate technology supported by highly skilled staff and coordinate services with others to meet the needs of each patient.

 

VALUES:

1. We will define and use best practices and are committed to continuous quality improvement.

2. We will employ staff and collaborate with providers committed to the healing arts and to “First Do No Harm”.

3. We will treat everyone with compassion, dignity and respect.
 

4. We are committed to maintaining integrity and professionalism in our work with staff, providers and those we do business with.
 

5. We value the trust individuals have given us to do the right thing every time and are committed to meeting that trust.


Quality Assurance & Advocacy for Patient Concerns

The commitment to quality patient care implicit in Tomah Memorial Hospital’s value statement is evident in the Hospital's voluntary participation with The Joint Commission, a nationally known accrediting entity for healthcare organizations. Tomah Memorial Hospital has been accredited since 1976.

In addition to the external review by The Joint Commission, Tomah Memorial Hospital dedicates resources within each department to assess, monitor and enhance services and provide a safe environment for our patients. Patient input is also valued and incorporated into an ongoing Quality Improvement process. Patient satisfaction surveys are conducted regularly to assist in determining how well we are meeting our customer’s expectations. A Patient Advocate is also available to address specific concerns or compliments that a patient or family member may have regarding care.

For more information on the Quality programs in place at Tomah Memorial Hospital, please call (608) 374-0304 or (608) 372-2181.

To voice a concern, you may use the following options:

In addition, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries may contact the State of Wisconsin Peer Review Organization, MetaStar, 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI 53713.

You may also contact the Joint Commission which provides evaluation and accreditation services to the hospital. Please refer to their website by CLICKING HERE or call at 1-800-994-6610 toll free, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Central Time, Mon-Fri  with questions about how to file a complaint.

The following contact methods can also be used:

 

 

CheckPoint provides reliable information about the quality and safety of care provided by Wisconsin hospitals. This includes a snapshot of individual Wisconsin Hospitals’ performance in key areas, quality of care reports and a look at some of the achievements reached within Wisconsin hospitals. CLICK HERE

 

History

After years of planning and the generous donation by many residents of our community, Tomah Memorial Hospital became a reality when it opened its doors as a 29-bed hospital on April 7, 1952. Our community-minded friends gave their time and donations once again in 1955 to help construct the first addition to the original building, which increased the bed capacity to 57.

In July of 1957, a 27-bed nursing home was opened on the ground floor level of the Hospital. The nursing home bed capacity increased as more space became available in the years that followed but in 1974 the nursing home closed due to financial considerations.

Expansion of the Hospital progressed in 1966 with a major addition of the north and south patient wings. Additional changes in patient service areas occurred in the Laboratory in 1972; Radiology in 1975; and the Emergency Department and ambulance entrance in 1980. The need for an updated family-centered Obstetrics Department was recognized, and in response, work on a contemporary Obstetrics Department, named the New Beginnings Birth Center, was completed in 1984.

The need for an updated and expanded Emergency and Outpatient Department was met in 1994 with a major building project that also included renovation of some of the original 1952 structure to provide a customer-friendly health care facility.

In 2005, a nearly $10-million construction and renovation project was completed. Also,
$1 million worth of work added an 800 sq. ft. addition that now houses a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit on the south side of TMH near the hospital’s Specialty Clinic.

In 2008, TMH expanded services in Warrens with the opening of the Warrens Walk In Clinic. Open seven days a week, the clinic provides care without an appointment for minor injuries and illnesses. 

In 2011, TMH opened a new 10,000 sq ft, $1.5 million dollar 8-bed serenity house and Hospice / Palliative care offices at 601 Straw Street in Tomah.

Over the years, growth at Tomah Memorial has been a commitment by the facility and Board of Directors to continue to provide high-quality care.

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Administrator's Message

Tomah Memorial Hospital has been providing services to the Tomah area since 1952. The Hospital has seen many changes in those years. There is one area, however, that has remained a constant through its history... providing quality health care.

The Hospital has been blessed with outstanding employees and medical staff. Although we are able to boast about our advanced technology, it is our compassionate and caring attitude that is most often recognized.

Health care is a very personal experience and the compassion expressed by our staff, combined with technology, is an important part of what makes our Hospital special.

The population we serve has not only defined our mission, but they have supported the mission through countless donations and hours of volunteer work. Many people have served as directors of the board, members of the auxiliary and volunteers of the hospice and hospital.

It is through the efforts of our employees, the medical staff and volunteers that we believe that Tomah Memorial Hospital is committed to “taking care of you”.

Sincerely,
Philip J. Stuart
Administrator

Hospital Board of Directors

Tomah Memorial Hospital is a non-profit organization. The community has a vested interest in the operations of the hospital. The Board of Directors is then ultimately responsible to the communities in its patient service area.

2013 -2014 TMH Board of Directors

TMH Board Chairman Wes Revels and
Vice Chair Cynthia Erdman

WES REVELS, Chairman 
CYNTHIA ERDMAN, Vice Chairman
JAMES QUARTEMONT, Secretary
PAUL POTTER
, Treasurer 
KURT OLSON 
TERRIE GAARDER
PATTY CLARK 
TOM BRAMWELL
 
MICHAEL SAUNDERS, M.D.
ALAN CONWAY, M.D.

 
 

 

The Chief Executive Officer of the organization is the individual designated by management contract with HealthTech Management Services*.

 HealthTech and the Tomah Memorial Hospital Board of Directors select the Administrator who handles day-to-day operations at the hospital. Two Administrative Team members work directly with the Administrator. They are the Vice President of Finance and the Director of Nursing.
 

In addition to the management structure, there are liaison roles with the Hospital Foundation, Auxiliary, and the Medical Staff. The Hospital Administrator is responsible for maintaining that liaison and utilizing hospital support staff to facilitate common goals.

* Additional information on HealthTech Management Services can be found HERE.

The Hospital Foundation

Donations made to the Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 corporation, are at the sole discretion of the Foundation Board and may be used for any health related projects within Monroe County.

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Rural healthcare facilities find it increasingly difficult to meet the financial burdens associated with healthcare. The Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization, following a successful Building Campaign in 1993 to assist the hospital in providing the healthcare  essential to the community and for future generations.

2014 TMH Foundation Board of Directors
Peter Reichardt (President)
Brian Eirschele (Vice President)
Mike Mayhew (Treasurer)
Jane Donaldson (Secretary)
Jennifer Parker
Lorinda Lane
Kate Schanhofer
John McMullen


Ex-Officios
Phil Stuart – Tomah Memorial Hospital (Chief Executive Officer)
Eric Prise – Tomah Memorial Hospital  (Marketing / PR Director)

 

For information regarding the TMH Foundation, please contact Ex-Officio Eric Prise
at (608)374-6623 or at eprise@tomahhospital.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Additional Information on the TMH Foundation, contact Eric Prise at
Tomah Memorial Hospital. (608)374-6623 or at eprise@tomahhospital.org


 Interested in supporting the TMH Foundation?  
You can make a donation online by
CLICKING HERE.
 

Auxiliary Organization

For more than 30 years the Tomah Memorial Auxiliary has supported Tomah Memorial Hospital through various projects and the contribution of funds the result of various events and operations at its retail facilities.

The Auxiliary ABC Store is located at 1104 Superior Avenue in downtown Tomah, and is open Monday - Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The Hospital's Auxiliary organization is proud to sponsor and staff its Gift Shop located in the Hospital's Lobby. A variety of items are for sale in the shop, including the famous hand-made quilts that are sewn by the Auxiliary's Sew & Sew Club.

In addition, an Auxiliary-staffed thrift store, called the A.B.C. Store offers donated items for sale to the community. The public is encouraged to support the store through donations of new or used clothing and shoes. The store DOES NOT accept furniture, large appliances, and electronics, including TVs. Donations can be left inside the donation box located behind the store.

The Auxiliary's Christmas Bazaar is held at the hospital in December each year and is open to the public. Handcrafted items and other items are for sale at this event.

The organization contributes proceeds from the sales at the various functions mentioned above to the Hospital for specified needs. Auxiliary funds are used to purchase patient equipment and other needed items, sponsor healthcare-related education scholarships and support a number of other fine programs.

The election of officers of the organization is held each year when certain positions expire on a rotating basis. The officers and hospital administration work closely together to achieve goals for the improvement of Tomah Memorial Hospital. Auxiliary members have the opportunity to participate in district meetings and, at times, host those meetings as well.

The Auxiliary organization of the Hospital meets monthly, except for the summer months. Membership is open to anyone interested.

Inquiry into Auxiliary Membership (PDF)

Notice of Privacy Practices

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General Information: (608) 372-2181
Fax: (608) 374-0289
Email: TMH@TomahHospital.org

 

MOST REQUESTED DEPT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Community Outreach - (608) 374-0211 

Cosmetic Care - (608) 374-6471

Employment - Click Here

Hospice Touch / Life Choices Palliative Care - (608) 374-0250

Patient Financial Services (Billing) Call Toll Free: (855) 778-2923

Radiology - (608) 374-0360

Rehab Services   (Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy)   - (608) 374-0330

Speciality Clinic (Othopedics) - (608) 374-0229

Warrens Walk In Clinic - (608) 374-6671

Careers Old

 

This is the old Careers Page. If you have reached this page, it was a technological error. 

 

Please click this link to be directed to the current Careers page. 

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Click here for our 2013 Summer edition
 

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Medical Staff

The majority of doctors in our area have privileges at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Many of the area’s specialists actually have an office practice in Tomah Memorial Hospital. If you or a member of your family is looking for a primary care doctor or a specialist, the following physicians work closely with Tomah Memorial Hospital and will provide you quality care.

(Many doctor practices in our area are part of or affiliated with out-of-town healthcare systems/hospitals. If your doctor recommends hospital-based services – including diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, or day surgery – be sure to tell him or her that you prefer the convenience of staying close to home… at Tomah Memorial Hospital.)

eNursery - Baby Details

Classes, Events & News

Tomah Memorial Hospital plays an important role in the healthcare of our community, so there are always plenty of Tomah Memorial Hospital events, activities and news to tell you about.

Here you’ll find healthcare tips, information on new services at Tomah Memorial Hospital, introductions to new staff, and a calendar of upcoming Tomah Memorial Hospital events.  

For our Calendar of Events, click HERE.

We'd Like to Hear From You

We welcome your comments or questions about Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Please contact us by phone at 608 374-6726, by email TMH@TomahHospital.org or use the convenient form below to submit your required contact information and comments or questions.

You can also reach us at our main switchboard at 608-372-2181 | Fax: 608-374-0355 or by mail at Tomah Memorial Hospital, 321 Butts Ave., Tomah, WI 54660

Please note that we will not give you medical advice. To discuss symptoms or conditions, please contact your physician or other health care provider promptly.

DISCLAIMER: This is a publicly available website and no information that is posted is protected. Please do not post personal information, including medical information about yourself or others.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER. If this is a medical emergency, please immediately call emergency personnel (911) to get prompt medical attention. Do not rely on electronic communications or this website for assistance in regard to your immediate, urgent medical needs. This website is not designed to facilitate medical emergencies. Tomah Memorial Hospital cannot guarantee response times if you choose to use this website in the event of a medical emergency.

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Family Practice

 

You can get the care you need without an appointment at the Tomah Memorial Warrens Walk In Clinic. 

 

Learn More by clicking here.

 

Area Family Practice Clinic Providers

Jeffrey Cavaness, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic-Tomah
Alan Conway, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah
 
Rodney Erickson, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah

Jill Boulden, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah

 

Jonathan Howard, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah

 

 

Julie Howard, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah

Jill McMullen, M.D.
Family Practice
Gundersen Clinic - Tomah
Michael Saunders, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah
Willard Schanhofer, M.D.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah
Michael C. Stark, D.O.
Family Practice
Mayo Clinic - Tomah
   

 


 

Emergency Dept.

 

Emergency Department ProviderS

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Rajvinder Bindra, M.D. 
Emergency Medicine -TMH Emergency Dept.

 

William Bishop, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Ward Brown, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Scott Brunk, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Stephen Copps, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Christopher Eberlein, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Susan Hellerude-Borchardt, A.P.N.P. Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Gerald Fushianes, PA-C  Certified Physician Assistant
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Gert Hasselhof, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Jeffery Hillesland, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Robb Kline, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Ralph Knutson, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Gabriel Marsh, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Sharel Martin, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Laura Miller, F.N.P. Family Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Rebecca Perz, O.N. P. - C. Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Lana Sanders, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Kelly Thayer,  F.N.P.  Family Nurse Practitioner 
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Patrick Scott, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Kenneth Solis, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

  

Leah Thompson, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Vydunas Tumas, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Eric Voter, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Lawrence Waite, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Andrew Weiss, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

John Zernia, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Michael Zimmer, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Julie Zink, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.

 

Robert Zink, M.D.
Emergency Medicine - TMH Emergency Dept.


 

General Surgery

 

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Dr. John W. Robertson III

John W. Robertson III, M.D.
General, Vascular & Cosmetic Surgery
Tomah Memorial Hospital

 

John W. Robertson, III M.D., has spent over 25 years specializing in the field of surgery.

His experience and research confirm his conviction that the diseases he treats often times are the outcome of obesity and its related medical conditions.

Dr. Robertson has shifted his focus to prevention and wellness and the specialized field of cosmetic surgery. He has trained alongside some of the most knowledgeable and respected cosmetic surgeons in the United States.

Dr. Robertson is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and the American Society of Liposuction.

A graduate of Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, who completed his surgical residency at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York City and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Dr. Robertson is an accomplished Board Certified general and vascular surgeon who is certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.

      

 

 

 

Donald Lucek M.D.
General Surgery
Mayo Clinic -Tomah
 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Rick A. Erdman, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Gundersen Lutheran Clinic - Tomah


 

Nurse Midwifery

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Laura M. Damrow, C.N.M.
Nurse Midwifery
Mayo Clinic - Tomah
Kathleen M. Kett, C.N.M.
Nurse Midwifery
Gundersen Lutheran Clinic - Tomah

 


 

Orthopedics

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Richard W. Banks, DO
Orthopedics
Tomah Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic


 



 


 

Wallace B. Brucker, MD
Orthopedics
Tomah Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic

 

 

 

 

 


Paul L. Liebert, MD
Orthopedics
Tomah Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic

 

 

 

 


 

Rebecca Perz, ONP-C 
Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
Tomah Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic




 

                                                                                              


 

Kelli VonHaden, A.P.N.P. 
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber 
Tomah Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic


 

 

 

    

Inpatient Services

Your Room

Your room includes a bedside stand, for your belongings such as toiletries, an over bed table and a nurse call button which rings at the nurses' station. Your bed has an electrical control enabling you to raise or lower the foot or head for comfort. There is an emergency button in your bathroom should you require assistance.

Please feel free to contact our staff for any special requests such as reading material, newspaper, magazine, etc. that you may desire.

Television

The hospital offers cable television. There is no charge for this service. For your safety and in accordance with government regulations, no personal TV sets, radios, cell phones, or CB radios may be used in the hospital. Only battery operated radios are permitted.

Food and Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services Department provides you with nutritious meals, as diet is important in your recovery. Your physician has prescribed the diet best suited for your recovery. For your convenience, a daily menu is delivered and collected by our staff. Certain food items may be excluded from the menu you receive in accordance with the restrictions of your diet.

A registered dietician is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your food or diet. If you encounter any problem with your food or the services, please bring it to the attention of our staff, which will contact the Nutrition Services Department.

Interpreters

Assistance to overcome language barriers is available. Check with your nurse for assistance.

Nursing Care

A professional team of clinical specialists, registered nurses and nursing assistants provides patient-focused care around the clock throughout your hospital stay. Tomah Memorial provides a multidisciplinary approach to direct patient care based on your physician's orders and is tailored to your individual needs. The nursing staff collaborates with you and your family as well as other health care professionals on issues related to your health and wellbeing.

Patient Education

Please place any educational materials you may receive in the Patient Education Folder provided for reference and safekeeping. Please ask the nurse caring for you if you have any questions about your care or would like additional educational materials.

Concerns During Your Hospitalization

At Tomah Memorial Hospital your satisfaction with all care provided is important to us. Should you or your family members experience concerns about the care you are receiving, you may contact the Quality/Compliance Coordinator and discuss any issues that did not meet your expectations. You may call the Quality/Compliance Coordinator during your hospitalization or after you are discharged. We encourage you to voice your opinion regarding the care you have received, and we welcome your comments.

Outpatient Services

Emergency Room

Tomah Memorial Hospital has emergency room services available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Urgent Care

Urgent Care Services are available 7 days a week, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

Registration

When you walk through our door, our Hospital Admissions Department is available to assist you. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please bring your insurance identification cards, any necessary insurance forms, photo identification, a military identification, social security card, and any other pertinent information.

You can also Pre-Register on-line!  CLICK  HERE

Interpreters

Assistance to overcome language barriers is available. Check with your nurse for assistance.

Concerns About Your Services

At Tomah Memorial Hospital your satisfaction with all care provided is important to us. Should you or your family members experience concerns about any aspect of the care you received, you may contact the Quality/Compliance Coordinator to discuss any issues that did not meet your expectations. We encourage you to voice your opinion regarding the care you have received, and we welcome your comments.

Safety & Security

Confidentiality

Tomah Memorial Hospital respects each individual's right to confidentiality in communications and records concerning their care, treatment or services provided. Each employee, member of staff, volunteer, independent contractor, or vendor assumes responsibility to maintain confidentiality and access is based on the need to know basis. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal/state regulations to protect your confidentiality.

Smoking Policy

Tomah Memorial Hospital is a smoke free facility. As a health care institution, Tomah Memorial Hospital recognizes the hazards of smoking and enforces a "no smoking policy" throughout the institution. Patients, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers are not permitted to smoke on the indoor premises under any circumstances. For your health and the health of others, smoking is only permitted outside of the hospital in the designated smoking area. Please speak to your physician in regard to alternative measures.

Medication

Please give your nurse a list of any medications you are taking, including dosage and times. Your nurse will review these with your physician who will make a decision on which medications you should continue to take during your hospitalization. Your nurse will bring your medication to you as ordered by your physician. All medications you may have brought with you, including aspirin, should be returned home as they can interfere or interact with tests or medicines ordered for your treatment.

For your safety and protection, only medicines approved by your physician and supplied by our Pharmacy will be given to you during your stay. Your nurse will ask you questions concerning your past responses to medications and any allergies you may have. You may be asked to wear an allergy bracelet, which alerts all care givers to your allergies.

Consent Forms

You may be asked to sign consent forms for certain types of treatment, tests and/or procedures. These tests or procedures will have been explained by your physician and/or staff. If you do not understand the procedure or test you are asked to consent to, tell your nurse, and your physician will be notified. It is important for you to understand the risks, benefits and alternatives available to you whenever you are undergoing anything other than a minor test; (such as having a chest x-ray) or treatment; (such as having the nurse administer intravenous fluids).

Your Personal Belongings

As we cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in your room, we strongly encourage you to give extra money, medications, credit cards, wallets, jewelry, etc. to a family member or close friend to take home. Or as an alternative, you can ask your nurse to put your valuables in the hospital safe.

Eyeglasses, Dentures, Hearing Aids

Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids are an important part of your life if you require them in your daily living activities. These items require special care. Tell your nurse that you use these, and you will be provided with a special container for their safety. Take care not to leave any of these items on your meal tray or lying on your bed, as they may be inadvertently disposed of or lost.

Visitor Information

Visiting Policy

Family and friends brighten your day and can help speed your recovery. During your hospitalization at Tomah Memorial Hospital, our goal is to provide an environment that promotes healing and provides a positive experience for you and your visitors. In order to accommodate the varied needs of our patients, the following guidelines should be explained to our visitors upon their arrival:

Cafeteria Hours

Visitors are welcome to relax in our dining room, located on the ground floor of the Hospital. Hot food is served from 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Various food and drink vending machines are available 24 hours a day. Coffee is available in the cafeteria.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located just outside of the hospital cafeteria.

Telephone Service

To call outside the hospital from your bedside telephone, dial 81, wait for the dial tone and then dial the number you wish to call. There is no charge for local phone calls. When dialing outside the local area, dial 81; and then 0 to obtain an outside operator who will assist you. The outside operator will ask you how you wish to be billed for the call. Charges may be billed to your home phone or to your telephone credit card. You may also make collect calls.

A telephone for communication impaired (i.e., hearing and speech) patients and visitors are also available. Contact your nurse for this service.

Due to potential interference with medical equipment, the use of cellular telephones is prohibited throughout the hospital.

WiFi

For your convenience, Tomah Memorial Hospital provides public wifi throughout our facility. Contact our main Admissions Desk for any questions. 

 

Gift Shop

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop is located just off the main lobby. The gift shop offers an assortment of toiletries, cards, gift items, and handmade specialties. The gift shop is open from 1 pm to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with variable hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items are turned in to the Environmental Services Department and retained for 30 days. The department is located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Health Information Services (HIS) Department

The purpose of the HIS Department is to contribute to the provision of high quality health care to people of the community by assuming responsibility for the completeness, accuracy, and availability of patients' health care records and data at all times, in accordance with the hospital's mission statement.

Confidentiality: "What happens here, stays here."

At TMH, we mandate strict confidentiality based on our Patients Bill of Rights. The Patients Bill of Rights assures our patients that his/her treatment is confidential and it will not be revealed to anyone without prior authorization. Since all TMH employees are involved directly or indirectly in patient care, confidentiality is an important issue for everyone. Breaches of confidentiality carry serious consequences at a state and soon a federal level.

Can I take my chart with me?
No, however you may make an appointment with the Health Information Services Department to review your records or request a copy of your record. To obtain a copy of your record, call the HIS department or stop by the front desk for a release of information form. Submit the valid authorization form signed by yourself or, if needed, a guardian. Certain restrictions and fees may apply so feel free to contact the HIS department for more information.

Release of Information Form (PDF) CLICK HERE

How long are our records retained?
Records are kept on our active shelves for approximately 12 years. (Longer for minors)

May I look at my family's records?
Unless you are the patient's legal guardian, you may NOT view a family member's record, or any other person's record, without their valid patient authorization.

Who can look at my records?
TMH providers or staff persons may look at a patient's record if they are directly involved with that patient's care or if they need to review the record as an approved function of the hospital. Patient information cannot be released outside of TMH without prior knowledge of patient and/or a valid patient authorization.

Who do I tell if my name is changed?
Please advise Registration staff if your name has changed or please mail a copy of the legal name change along with your previous name, date of birth and new name to:

Tomah Memorial Hospital
Health Information Services Department-MPI change
321 Butts Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

How do I contact the HIS Department?
Our department is staffed Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our address is:

Tomah Memorial Hospital
Health Information Services Department
321 Butts Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Phone: (608) 374-0313

General Hospital & Billing Information

 

 

The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center, LLC (WHAIC), a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, provides a web-based resource that provides hospital-specific charges and financial data related to care provided in all Wisconsin hospitals, urgent care settings owned by hospitals and in Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers in Wisconsin. 

For details, CLICK HERE

 

 

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Patient Financial Services Office is located at 321 Ann Street in Tomah. 
 Office Hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Telephone Assistance - TOLL FREE (855)-778-2923
- Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm
- Friday 8 am - 5 pm
- Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

 

Patient Responsibility

When you seek services at Tomah Memorial Hospital, we ask that you accept responsibility for payment for those services in a timely manner. We will bill Medicare, Medicaid or your insurance for services provided. You will be required to sign a Consent for Treatment and Responsibility for Payment form regardless of third party insurance coverage. Your account is your personal responsibility. If any portion of your account is not covered by insurance, please contact Patient Financial Services to make other financial arrangements.

Insurance and HMO Information

Tomah Memorial Hospital participates in many of the managed care plans offered in the area. If you have a question as to whether or not we participate in the plan you have, please check your provider directory or call your insurer.

It is very important for you to know if your insurance or HMO/PPO requires pre-certification for any care provided at the hospital. If pre-certification is required and you or your physician do not takes steps to insure this authorization is obtained, you will be responsible. Failure to obtain prior authorization can result in reduced benefits or the possible denial of your entire claim.

If you have insurance or HMO/PPO coverage, Patient Financial Services Office will bill your insurance if complete billing information was given at the time of registration/admission. You will be notified by letter if your insurance carrier or HMO/PPO does not pay the bill promptly or if there is a balance remaining after the insurance or HMO/PPO payment. If you have questions regarding payment, we suggest you contact your insurance carrier or HMO/PPO to review the status of your claim. If you have any other questions, please call Patient Financial Services.

Medicare

TMH is a participating provider for Medicare and accepts assignment of covered benefits. After Medicare pays their portion of the charges, the hospital billing office will bill your supplemental insurance based on the information you provided during the registration process. You will receive a statement from the hospital notifying you of your responsibility if there are any balances after Medicare and your supplemental insurance payments.

Community Care

Patients who are unable to pay for hospital service are welcome to apply for the hospital's Community Care program. Applications are available in Patient Financial Services, or by calling toll free at (855)778-2923 or (608)374.6699. Eligibility is based on household income, family size, amount of medical debt and the financial resources of the household.

Federal poverty income guidelines are used as the basis for eligibility. The Community Care program involves only hospital charges. Some services provided by the hospital are not included in this program. In addition, physician’s fees from the clinics are not included in the hospital's Community Care program. If you wish to seek assistance with their bills, you will need to work directly with the physicians or their office staff.

Patient Balances

If your insurance company does not pay in full, you will receive a statement notifying you of your balance. In addition to payment by check or money order, we do accept MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Cards. If you are unable to make payment in full, depending upon the balance due, the hospital may offer a short-term payment plan. You will need to contact Patient Financial Services at 608.374-6699 to work with them.

Delinquent accounts will be referred to outside collection agencies when payment in full has not been received or appropriate payments plans have not been established.

If you are pre-scheduled for a test or procedure and do not have insurance, you may be asked to pay all or a portion of the expected charges prior to the procedure with the balance of the charges due within 60 days after the procedure.

General

As a cost savings measure, we do not routinely send out copies of itemized patient bills. The statement you receive is a summary of charges. Should you desire an itemized statement, please contact Patient Financial Services and one will be sent to you within 2 business days. If you are a patient at the hospital multiple times, you may receive separate statements for each visit.

Physician Fees

Your Hospital bill will not include charges for any physicians who provide services directly to you or on your behalf. Each physician involved in your care will bill you separately for services provided. The amount due to your physicians is in addition to your hospital bill. Questions concerning physician's fees should be directed to their billing offices.

Billing FAQ

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Patient Financial Services Office is located at 321 Ann Street in Tomah. Office Hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone Assistance- TOLL FREE (855)-778-2923
-  Monday - Thursday    8 am - 8 pm
-  Friday                          8 am - 5 pm
-  Saturday                     9 am - 1 pm

 

SOME OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q. Why did I receive multiple hospital bills with the same account number?

A. If you have services that are billed on a monthly (unit) billing cycle, you may receive multiple bills with the same account number; however, they are for different periods of time.

Q. Why did I receive separate bills for the hospital and the doctor(s)?

A. These bills are for professional services provided by these doctors in diagnosing and interpreting test results while you were a patient. Pathologists, radiologists, cardiologists, and other specialists perform these services may be legally required to submit separate bills. If you have questions about these bills, please call the number printed on the statement you received from them.

Q. Will you bill my primary and secondary insurance?

A. You will need to provide us with complete primary insurance information. As a courtesy to our patients, Tomah Memorial Hospital submits bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to advance your claim. However, it may become necessary for you to contact your insurance company or supply additional information to them for claims processing requirements or to expedite payment.

Q. Are itemized statements automatically sent to patients?

A. No. We send summary bills to the patient. To request an itemized statement, call Patient Financial Services.

Q. Why is this billed as an outpatient service when I spent the night in the hospital?

A. For an account to be billed as an inpatient service, there must be a physician order. The physician who ordered your services determined that your condition did not meet the requirements for an inpatient admission. The physician's written order dictates whether we bill as an inpatient or outpatient.

Q. Why am I receiving a refund check?

A. There was an overpayment to your account. Either you paid too much on the account and/or your insurance paid at a later date and covered some of what you already paid.

Q. Why did my insurance deny the claim?

A. One or more of the following may apply:

 

Q. Must I register each time I come to the hospital?

A. Yes, information gathered from patient registration is stored in our computer system. We retrieve this information each time the patient returns for services and we ask the patient to verify that the information is current and accurate. Medicare requires that specific questions be asked to determine whether Medicare or another payor is primary. Your assistance in verifying the information is always appreciated. Information may be obtained prior to the service, eliminating a stop at the registration office.

Q. I don't have any insurance. Is there any help available?

A. We can assist you in several ways: we have financial counselors who will assist you with information on programs that may be available to you or will give you advice on how to proceed. If you do not qualify for any type of Government programs, we can review your financial status to see if you qualify for Community Care.

Q. I come to the hospital often. Is there any way that I can receive one bill?

A. Unfortunately, because of insurance requirements, we may be required to bill each visit separately.

Q. What is a co-payment?

A. A co-payment is a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are rendered. Co-pays are applied to emergency room visits, hospital admissions, office visits, etc. The costs are usually minimal. The patient should be aware of the co-payment amounts prior to the date of service.

Q. What is a deductible?

A. Deductibles are provisions that require the member to accumulate a specific amount of medical bills before benefits are paid. For example, if a member's policy contains a $500 deductible, the member must accumulate and pay $500 out of pocket before the insurance carrier will pay benefits. Once the patient has met their deductible, the carrier usually pays a percentage of the bill. The patient is liable for the unpaid percentage. Deductibles are yearly, usually starting in January.

Q. What is co-insurance?

A. Co-insurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, the plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.

Q. Why did my insurance company only pay part of my bill?

A. Most insurance plans require you to pay a deductible and/or co-insurance. In addition, you could be responsible for non-covered services. Please contact your insurance company for specific answers to your questions. You may have out-of-pocket expenses.

Q. Why do I need to call the insurance company if they do not pay the bill?

A. If you have an insurance policy, you are ultimately responsible for the total bill or any portion of the bill your insurance carrier does not pay. Your insurance is a contract between you and the insurance company.

Q. If I have an HMO policy, can I be billed if they do not pay?

A. If you have an HMO policy, you should only be billed for the amount specified on your explanation of benefits (EOB) that is provided to you by your insurance carrier. This usually includes co-pay amounts, deductibles and non-covered services.

Q. I belong to a managed care plan. What should I do before coming to the hospital?

A. Read your insurance plan booklet to be sure you have followed all the guidelines for referrals and authorizations, or call your insurance for assistance. Failure to follow your plan requirements may result in greater out-of-pocket expenses for you. Your primary care physician plays a very important role in this process; if you receive a verbal authorization number, please provide us with this information at registration.

Q. I belong to a managed care plan but needed to be seen in the emergency room, what should I do now?

A. After receiving services, if you did not contact your primary care physician or your insurance plan before you came to the emergency room you will need to contact them within 24 hours explain the circumstances and ask for authorization.

Insurance Glossary

Assignment of Benefits: The transfer of the right for payment of insurance benefits to be paid directly to the health care provider of service.

Birthday Rule (COB): Used to determine primary and secondary coverage for children. The word "birthday" refers only to the month and day in a calendar year, not the year in which the parent was born.

There can be some exceptions depending on a court decree. If there is no specific terms in the court decree (stating only that the parents share joint custody), the benefit determination would be the same as if the parents are not separated or divorced, the insurance of the parent whose birthday occurs first in a calendar year is considered the primary insurance while the other parent's benefits are considered the secondary coverage.

Co-insurance: The percent of your medical bill benefits you are expected to pay as determined by your health insurance carrier.

Contractual adjustment: The difference between the insurance company’s contracted rate of payment with the provider and the amount of the charge.

Coordination of Benefits (COB): A group policy provision which helps determine the primary carrier in instances where the patient is covered by more than one insurance policy.

Co-payment: The amount you are expected to pay (such as amount for each physician visit or prescriptions) as determined by your health insurance policy.

Deductible (DED): The amount the insurance company assigns as patient liability prior to their calculation of the insurance payment amount.

Explanation of Benefits (E0B): An explanation of insurance payment, adjustments and any residual balance of claim processing sent to the insured and provider of service by the insurance company.

Guarantor: The person financially responsible for paying for the patient's medical bills.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): Health care plans where the member is assigned or chooses a PCP who manages their health care. The PCP must provide the care or authorize any specialty services in order for the services to be paid. Under these plans, the patient is typically responsible for only their co-pays as long as the services are PCP approved.

Managed Care: An insurance managed medical delivery system that manages the quality and cost of medical services.

Medicare: A federal insurance program for individuals age 65 and older, as well as younger disabled or dialysis patients. Medicare Part A covers in-patient hospital services, nursing home, home health and hospice care. Part B covers outpatient hospital services, physicians' services, medical equipment and supplies and other health services and supplies.

Medicare Supplement: A private insurance policy to help pay the balance of covered charges after the Medicare benefits payment.

Non-covered services: Charges/services that the insurance company determines is a cost that they do not consider for payment. These charges/services are normally the responsibility of the patient/guarantor to pay.

Out-of-Network (OON): Most managed care insurance plans are contracted with a specific group of health care providers of service. If a patient requests health care outside this specific provider group with a provider not contracted to provide care, the patient/guarantor may be financially responsible for some or all of the cost of the care received, depending on the determination made by the insurance carrier. Normally, exception is made to this rule for emergency medical care.

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO): Health care plans that allow the patient to direct his own healthcare. The patient can self-refer within the network of contracted providers. He will be responsible for deductible and normally a percentage of the allowable benefit amount. The patient may choose to go outside the PPO network to receive care and be responsible for higher deductibles and out-of-pocket amounts. The patient is also responsible for obtaining authorizations for some types of services.

Primary Care Physician (PCP): Many insurance plans require members to choose or be assigned to a PCP, who is responsible for providing or authorizing all medical care for the patient.

Prior Authorization/Pre-certification: Advance formal approval required by the insurance company prior to medical services being rendered. The insurance company approves services based on their determination of medical necessity, appropriateness, and other pertinent factors. Emergency services are not prior authorized, but in most cases must be reported to the insurance company within twenty-four (24) hours.

Referral: A physician's medical order for consultations/services for the patient with a specialist.

Self-Pay (Private Pay): Patients who do not have insurance or those who are not approved to seek services at a particular health care provider are considered a self-pay patient who is expected to pay for the medical services they receive.

Subscriber/Insured: The person who is enrolled for benefits with the insurance company, either under group plans, private policies or governmental agencies.

UB92 and 1500 Claim Forms: Federally mandated insurance claim forms used to bill medical bills to insurance payer. The UB92 form is used for hospital /clinic technical charge billing. The 1500 claim form is used for physician professional charge billing.

Workers Compensation: Insurance coverage provided by an employer to pay for health care services resulting from work-related injuries and illnesses.

Website Terms of Use

This website is sponsored solely by Tomah Memorial Hospital. The information provided on http://www.TomahHospital.org is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

By accessing, browsing and/or using web pages or other digital content in this site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following terms of use.

CONSENT. You agree that your use of the Tomah Memorial Hospital website and any uses of any services or materials are subject to your agreement with all of these Terms of Use. You agree that you will not violate any local, state, federal or international laws in using this website or accessing any material on this website.

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Openings

We are accepting applications for the following positions. SImply click the listed position for a description of the job.

 

Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice (2 openings)

Clinical Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehabilitation

Coder / Transcriptionist

Community & Occupational Health Services Director

Employee Health & Infection Control Assistant

Family Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Services

Family Support Coordinator (Social Worker)

Licensed Practical Nurse - Hospice (2 openings)

Ultrasound Tech

The Palliative Team

HOSPICE PHYSICIAN:
The physician assumes overall responsibility for the medical care of the hospice patients and ensures that the medical needs of the patient are being met. The physician reviews the plan of care and medications at hospice meetings and is available for consultation. This does not replace your family physician. 

REGISTERED NURSE:
A hospice nurse will make regular visits. The nurse will check to see that the caregivers or family have what they need to provide comfort care and also assists in writing a plan of care that gives direction to the rest of the Team. The nurse gives skilled nursing care, may do medical treatment, and teaches the patient and family. A Registered Nurse is also on- call 24 hours a day to deal with questions, problems, or emergencies.

NURSING ASSISTANT:
The nursing assistant will give personal care and assistance with activities of daily living according to the patient's needs under direction of a registered nurse. These services consist of assistance with moving or walking, bathing, treatments at the direction of the registered nurse, and reporting any change in the patient's condition and needs to the nurse.

SOCIAL WORKER:
The social worker also makes visits and may help patients and their families in the following areas: Identifying community resources, advise concerning financial problems, assistance with completion of Advance Directives, scheduling volunteers or counseling patients and or families concerning end of life issues or need for emotional support.

VOLUNTEERS:
A volunteer is a non-paid hospice trained "friend" who helps in a variety of ways, for example: companionship/support, shopping, errands, transportation, light housekeeping, meal preparation, child care, assist with feeding, back rubs/massages, relaxation techniques and breaks for the family.

CHAPLAIN:
A Hospice Chaplain is available to help as desired and will be offered to all patients on admission. Spiritual support is provided in keeping with patient/family beliefs and is not meant to take the place of your own minister.

Education

Staff and volunteers from Hospice Touch or Life Choices Palliative Care are available to the communities we serve to speak on a variety of topics.

Please call us at (608)374-0250 for more information or to schedule a speaker on one of the following topics.


 

4D Ultrasound

4D ultrasound technology is available at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

The most advanced form of patient ultrasound technology, 4D, is available at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

4D ultrasound is a revolutionary technology offering a dramatic "live view" of your unborn baby. More advanced than 3D still images, our 4D ultrasound delivers a clear view of real-time movements in the womb.

Parents often find 4D ultrasounds to be a powerful, moving experience that enhances the parental bond with their baby, while the medical benefits are notable as well. Because 4D images are in real time and are being constantly updated, your physician will be able to view your baby's internal anatomy as it moves. 4D imaging can aide in determining development and fetal age, evaluation of multiple and/or high-risk pregnancies, detection of fetal and placental abnormalities, as well as helping to detect or rule out any number of other issues. This increased analysis means you can be confident knowing more about what to expect during your pregnancy.

For more information about 4D ultrasounds at TMH, contact our Radiology team at 608-374-0361. 

See the latest arrivals to our New Beginnings Birth Center.  CLICK HERE

4D ultrasounds offer a real-time view of a fetus.

 

    

Sleep Center

 

Sleep Apnea, Insomnia and Restless Legs Syndrome are just a few of the 84 known sleep disorders – disorders that can be a sign of, or can lead to, other medical problems such as high blood pressure, stroke or depression.

 Following a referral from your health care provider, you will meet with a Board Certified Sleep Specialist from Whitney Sleep Diagnostics at our Sleep Center at 300 Butts Ave in Tomah. (Across from Tomah Memorial Hospital).

 

This interaction will occur via telemedicine, which employs the use of telecommunications and videoconferencing.

During this appointment, you will speak one on one with one of the Sleep Specialists from Whitney Sleep to learn the results of your sleep study, discuss applicable therapy options, and have your questions answered.

Your referring provider is sent a copy of the results of your sleep study and all follow up appointments so that everyone is on the same page.

Since 2010, Tomah Memorial Hospital has partnered with Whitney Sleep Diagnostics & Consultants for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This partnership allows you access to a full service sleep medicine program without the need to travel to another city.

Whitney Sleep uses only Registered Polysomnographic Technicians and experienced Clinicians. In addition, Dr. Courtney Whitney and Dr. Alfred Chiang are board certified in sleep medicine and credentialed by Tomah Memorial Hospital.



Dr. Whitney             Dr. Chiang

 

To better understand if you should consider talking with your healthcare provider about a referral for a sleep evaluation at the Sleep Center at Tomah Memorial Hospital, answer the following six questions.

 Sleep Study Questionnaire

 Answering YES to two (or more) of these questions may be a positive screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

 

1. Are you excessively tired during the day?

Yes or No?


2. Have you been told you stop breathing during sleep?

Yes or No?


3. Do you have a history of Hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Yes or No?


4. Is your neck size greater than 17 inches (males) or greater than 16 inches (females)?

Yes or No?


5. Do you wake up to use the bathroom more than twice a night?

Yes or No?


6. Have you ever fallen asleep while driving?

Yes or No?

 

For more information, call 608-374-0230.

 

To download a pdf of the the TMH Sleep Study Questionaire, click here.

Orthopedics

Joint Effort

Together, our team provides orthopedic expertise you can trust.

Your hometown team includes local orthopedic surgeons – Dr. Wallace B. Brucker, M.D. (left), Dr. Paul L. Liebert, M.D. (center),  and Dr. Richard W. Banks, D.O. (right). The three make up Monroe County’s only full-time orthopedic surgical team.

Bones break. Joints wear. Ligaments stretch. Cartilage tears.

Sooner or later, our bodies' muscles and skeletal structures demand expert medical care–you'll find it here at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Common orthopedic conditions treated include:

• Total Knee replacement
• Total Hip Replacement
• Arthroscopy of the knee (including diagnosis as well as repair of cartilage problems, such as Torn meniscus, cartilage transplant)
• ACL reconstruction
• Shoulder conditions (including rotator cuff repair, labral repair, biceps tendon repair, distal clavicle resection)
• Hand and wrist conditions (including Carpal tunnel release, Trigger finger release, Release of deQuervain’s, Excision of ganglion cysts)
• Fracture treatment with casting and splinting
• Trauma fracture treatment (including hand, ankle, arm, leg and hip fractures)

Our orthopedic team works closely with our Rehab Service Department thereby providing a stronger and faster recovery…. close to home at TMH.

LEARN ABOUT OUR REHAB SERVICES AND MEET OUR STAFF BY CLICKING HERE.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229

 



Events

Mark Your Calendar to attend these upcoming TMH Community Outreach events:

 

 

 

For more information on these events, call TMH Community Outreach (608)374-0211.


Hospice Capital Campaign

Our House IS NOW a Home !

 

 

 THE DREAM HAS BECOME REALITY …AND OUR HOUSE IS NOW A HOME.

Questions regarding the new facility and donation options, including planned giving, can be directed to Hospice Director Mary Rezin at (608) 374-0250. 
 

Special Thanks to the following donors:

 

$50,000 +
Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation

$25,000 - 10,001
Tomah Lumber
Gerke Excavating

$10,000 - 5,001
Ewald and Marie Blado Foundation
Ray J. Habelman & Habelman Bros.
Pederson Trust
Daniel H. Rezin
Tomah Memorial Hospice/Palliative Care Staff

$5,000 - $2,500
Don Bruley Estate
Tomah Memorial Auxiliary

$2,499 - $1.00
John Ambelang
American Legion Aux. Unit 201
Frank G. Andres Trust
Kari Arch
Steve & Linda Austin
Jerry Keene Band Box Cleaners
Peggy Barns
Alan Baumgarten
Arlyn Baumgarten
Dean & Priscilla Baumgarten
Gene Baumgartner
Karen Bays
Charles & Sara Beck
Johnston & Lillian Bell
Virginia Bender
Arlene Betthauser
William Boehm
Dale & Mary Bolton
Loretta Bronk
Joyce Bunker
Todd Bunker
Alta Burnhardt
Carol Bursinger
Brian & Debra Buswell
Candy Creations by Debra Ann
Frances Carklins
Gene & Pat Carlson
Rick & Holly Carlson
Joanne & Everett Chambers
Edwin Christen
William Conis
Harold Cram
Bernice Creviston
Curtiss Mc Nutt Post No. 1382
Deborrah Circle
Maureen Decorah
Douglas Defenbaugh
Nicole Defenbaugh
Jane Donaldson
Marie Drescher
Robert & Ann Ebbers
Shelly Egstad
Rodney & Ruth Erickson
Janet Felber
Patrick & Sandy Femal
Bruce & Kathleen Fischer
Janice Flanagan
Gregory & Jo Flock
Jody Floryance
Tom & Virginia Folgers
Bruce & Kay Forschler
Frank G. Andres Trust
Angie Fuller
Gregory & Terri Gaarder
Joanne Gillette
Barbara Goble
Gilbert & Barbara Goetzka
Loretta Goldbeck
Sharon Graewin
Duane & Ruby Granger
Rebecca Griff
Gary & Mary Ann Grovesteen
Christine Habelman
Ray & Staci Habelman
Shawn & Judy Handland
Howard Hanson
Joan Hanson
Emily Haske
Dr. Eric Heaney
H.B. & A.M. Herbison
Merle Hill
Vernice Hillers
Rebecca Hitchens
Maynard & Stephanie Hofer
Carol & Charles Hoffman
David & Ann Hoffman
Holiday Lodge Inc.
Beth Holtz
Clyde P. Houston DDS
Jennifer Hug
Rhonda Hunkins
Danneale Jackson
Marsella Jakim
William & Virginia James
Mary Ellen Justinger
Donna Klump
James & Jeanne Knapp
Dr. and Mrs C Kozarek
Bonnie Kramer
Florence & Richard Krause
Valerie Kuehl
Annie Kwasniewski
Colleen Langrud
Lyda Lanier
David & Lynne Larsen
Richard & Leanne Laubush
Keith & Paula Laugen
Sandra & Ronald Lee
Fredrick & Kathleen LeSavage
Shirley Linenberg
Florence Lloyd
Kurt Marshaus
John Matthews
McClurg Stroh Enterprises LLC
Dr. Jill McMullen
Monore County Tavern League
Gene & Aleda Moseley
Sara Moseley
Oak & Sue Moser
James Murphy
Virgina Murray
Tim & Mary Napler
Vicki & Robert Nemitz
Carol Ness
Kathy Nicks
Sharon Nienas
William & Maicie Oakes
Roxana & Jack O'connor
Kurt & Louise Olson
G. Ronald & Arlene Paterra
Marie & Gene Pederson
Judith Pesz
Dennis & Patricia Peth
Wendy Pettit
Rick & Cherie Philpott
Robert & Frances Pollard
Reinhart & Florence Popp
Sharon & Lawrence Powell
Richard Randell
Bonnie & Kenneth Reekie
Christopher Rei
Peter Reichardt
Michelle Reim
Ellen Reneau
John & Judy Rezin
Mary Rezin
John& Janet Rush
Howard & Lorraine Sanders
Lawrence & Ann Scheckel
Rosella Schendel
Betty Schilhabel
Thomas & Mary Schlegel
David & Christine Schreier
Bob & Lucy Sherwood
Bruce & Beverly Shong
Raymond & Karen Snowberry
Brenda Sonnenburg
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
Elaine & Jo Stecker-Kochansk
Arlys Steele
Greg & Kathleen Steinmetz
Pamela Steinmetz
Stratis Health
James & Beverly Stroh
Sharon & James Stroh ll
Valeria Strozinsky
Gerald & Cleo Sullivan
T & J Hospitality LLC
Evelyn Taylor
Richard & Deborah Thiel
Elsie Thompson
Paul & Kathleen Thompson
Jo Marie Thompson
Robert Thompson
Sheila Thrumble
Tomah Area Credit Union
Tomah Lioness Club
Donald & Patricia Tralmer
Ronald & Darlene Tralmer
Usemco Inc.
Frederic Vance
Vernie Vandervort
VFW Ladies Aux. 6279
James & Mary Vieth
Jerome & Patricia Von Haden
Robert Wagner
Walmart
Debra Warthan
Mary Weiss
June Welch
Rick & Debra Welch
Leland & Linda Wildes
Louis & Janet Witlock
Nellie Worthington
Stan & Helen Zdrojowy

For additional questions regarding the new facility and donation options contact Hospice Touch at (608) 374-0250.


 

Health Tips

Health Tips 


We all know that certain lifestyle behaviors will affect our overall health in the long run, but did you know that engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors really can help you live longer?

According to new research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the American Journal of Public Health, people that engage in all four behaviors involved in the study — moderate alcohol consumption, not smoking, regular diet and exercise — are more than 60% less likely to die early.

But while it may sound trite for us to reiterate how important it is to carry out these behaviors, here’s some tips to help you fall back into healthy habits and keep up with them!


Moderate alcohol consumption: If you’re looking to cut back on what you’ve been sipping, allow yourself to have one glass of your favorite beer or wine with (or after) dinner, along with a glass of water.

Not smoking: Sure, easier said than done, but more and more companies have developed smoking cessation products that cost a heck of a lot less than they used to. Talk to your physician and local pharmacist on the best way for you to kick butts.

Regular diet: Shake up your daily food intake each day by trying something new. There are great foods in season during the fall, such as apples, jalapeño peppers, pumpkins and squash, which will keep your belly full and your waistline happy. Steer clear of hunger stimulants that make you want to eat more, like cookies, crackers and chips.

Exercise: It’s starting to cool off out there, but continue to take advantage of the nice weather while you can. Head outside for a walk between breaks at work and even after dinner. It’s a great way to desensitize and relax.
 

Catch some timely news on Nutrition from TMH Registered Dietitian Joan Kortbein ...  

 Click HERE

 

 

 

Phlebotomist

Status:            Per diem, hours will vary based on departmental need

Hours:             Every other weekend working 6am to 2:30pm followed by on call until 9pm, flexible schedule required to meet the other needs of the department

 

Reports To:     Laboratory Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Director, performs a variety of specimen collection, schedules procedures, and performs minimal testing procedures.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

·         Performs phlebotomy procedures, including venipunctures, heel sticks and finger sticks on all types and ages of patients and completes related documentation.

·         Performs specimen collection procedures, including obtaining urine samples and drug screen collection for both DOT and Non-DOT clients and processes all related paperwork.

·         Performs breathalyzer testing for DOT and non-DOT clients.

·         Performs clerical duties for Laboratory including related computer entry.

·         Processes the samples appropriately for testing.

·         Processes paperwork and reports for send-out testing.

·         Assists with ordering, maintaining inventory and cleaning the laboratory.

·         Performs waived testing procedures.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         Phlebotomy or lab experience preferred.

·         Certification as a Phlebotomist by a national accrediting agency preferred.

·         High School graduate or equivalent required.

·         Must be team oriented and willing to work in a fast-paced and high-pressured environment.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation at Tomah Memorial is a medically supervised outpatient exercise program designed to provide comprehensive care to people who have recently experienced a cardiac event like a heart attack, coronary artery angioplasty or stents, open heart surgery such as coronary artery bypass graft or valve surgery, stable angina or heart transplant. It includes both cardiac monitored exercise and educational components.

The program is ordered by your health care provider and generally covered by insurance to include three sessions per week for up to 36 sessions in our cardiac rehab department. The goals of the program are to:
• Promote positive lifestyle changes including exercise, nutrition, weight loss, stress management, and smoking cessation
• Enable you to resume usual activities for work and pleasure
• Provide patient and family support

Tomah Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation coordinator Shana Steele MS, RCEP, CES, CSCS, (left) Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise physiologist Julie Lee, MS, CEP, CPT, (center) and Cardiac Rehab registered nurse Donna Eirschele, RN, (right) make up the staff of the certified Cardiac Rehab Dept.

Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists (RCEP) and a Registered Nurse (RN) work closely with each patient to develop an individualized exercise program based on his/her abilities. During each session your heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythm, and overall responses to exercise are monitored carefully to allow a safe and gradual progression. Exercise can help to reduce resting heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, body fat, and stress, while increasing the capacity for physical activity. Throughout the course of cardiac rehab, educational components are taught to aid patients in understanding their heart disease and risk factor modification. Topics include anatomy/physiology of the heart, exercise principles, diet modification through a nutrition class, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, stress reduction, and smoking cessation support. Family members are welcome to attend as group support and encouragement will reinforce the commitment to a heart healthy lifestyle. Appointments are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Program Benefits

Tomah Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation coordinator Shana Steele, left, instructs Kathy Pollard on a treadmill at the hospital, while Pollard’s husband, Chuck, looks on. The Pollards participate in the hospital’s “Heart & Sole” program.

Success in cardiac rehab is based on the individual’s level of participation. From a clinical standpoint, individuals who regularly participate are likely to have a better quality of life and long-term outcome following heart disease.

Financial Considerations

Your health insurance company will often cover a large portion of the cost for cardiac rehabilitation. We recommend you check with your carrier to verify coverage. If it is not a covered benefit, we can help you to pursue other resources that may be available to you.

Looking for a monitored exercise program tailored to your individual needs?

Heart & Sole™ is a medically supervised exercise and education program available at Tomah Memorial Hospital to anyone who has known heart disease or is at high risk for developing heart disease based on a risk factor profile. Our Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists and Registered Nurse (RN) create an exercise program that is tailored to each participant’s needs. Staff monitors heart rate and blood pressures on monthly basis and more frequently prior to Health care provider appointments, and provide exercise instruction through the use of state-of-the-art equipment such as treadmills, elliptical, total body recumbent steppers, upright bike, arm ergometer, hand weights, resistance balls and a BOSU trainer. Participants choose a one-hour time slot Tuesdays and Thursdays, and there is a monthly fee involved, which is not typically covered by insurance. We recommend that you check with your insurance carrier to verify coverage.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.  AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

For more information, contact Cardiac Rehab Coordinator
Shana Steele, MS, RCEP, CES, CSCS at (608) 374-0358.

TASD Training [2010]

Tomah Area school district - bloodborne pathogen Training

Welcome to your Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Please click on View the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Material (SWF) link below to start your training or download a hard copy of the training materials by clicking the View the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Material (PDF) link.

After you have completed your review of the Annual Training you will be asked to complete a quiz by clicking on the Test Your BBP Knowledge link below. You must complete the quiz to meet your Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training Requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this training or the TASD Bloodborne Pathogen Program please do not hesitate to contact:

Kasey Bloom
Community Health Educator
(608) 374 - 0211 or kbloom@tomahhospital.org

Jenny Bedenbaugh, RN
Occupational Health Nurse
(608) 374-6616
jbedenbaugh@tomahhospital.org

 

It is our pleasure to ensure the health and safety of the students and staff of the Tomah Area School District.

·        View the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Material (SWF)

·        View the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Material (PDF)

·        Test Your BBP Knowledge (Completed 03/10/2011 )

·        Log me out

 

Classes

   Tomah Memorial Hospital offers classes on a variety of topics.


 

Patient Access Representatvie Lead I

Status:             Part-time, 48 hours pay period

Hours:             Varying day, and pm shifts with potential for an occasional night shifts; includes weekend and holiday rotations

 

Reports To:    Admitting Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Patient Access Representative Lead I is the first point of contact at Tomah Memorial Hospital and must ensure a pleasant experience for both patients and visitors.  The Patient Access Representative Lead I interviews patients and/or the patient’s representative to obtain complete and accurate demographic, financial and insurance information required for billing and colleting patients accounts.  The Patient Access Representative Lead I conducts screening for all insurance pre-certification requirements.  The Patient Access Representative Lead I minimizes medical risk to the patient and minimizes hospital liability by correctly identifying the patient, resolving duplicate medical record numbers, identifying the patient with the appropriate ID band, providing the patient with a copy of the patient’s rights and responsibilities and the hospital’s privacy practices and proper recording of the patient’s privacy wishes.  The Patient Access Representative Lead I contributes to the success of the Revenue Cycle by meeting standards for accuracy and attention to detail in registrations and all assigned tasks including but not limited to benefit verifications, industrial billing, scanning, etc.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Greet all guests with a positive and professional attitude.   Provides excellent customer service to both external and internal customers.   Maintains positive, effective working relationships with other departments.

2.      Presents a well-groomed and professional image at all times.

3.      Utilizes effective and highly professional telephone skills following principles of etiquette.  Must be able to accurately take and relay information about patients.

4.      Maintains a working knowledge of available information system capabilities and performs all system applications that are required.

5.      Interviews each patient or patient representative in order to obtain complete and accurate demographic, financial and insurance information.   Enters all patient information into the registration system in a timely manner.  Obtains all necessary signatures and is knowledgeable regarding any special forms that may be required.  Makes corrections and updates patient account information in computer.

6.      Documents thorough explanatory notes on patient accounts, clarifying why the account was registered in a particular way.

7.      Contacts scheduled patients at home to obtain pre-admission information, explains if pre-authorization(s) is/are required per patient’s insurance plan requirement.  Exchanges pre-service information regarding pre-authorization that the individual’s insurance plan may require.

8.      Follows established procedures for processing receipts, cash etc.  Sorts and files various documents including incoming mail.

9.      Contributes to adequate staffing of department by reporting to work at scheduled time and by demonstrating the ability to adjust their personal work schedule to meet the department/hospital needs.  Is required to attend 80% of all departmental meetings.

10.  Maintains confidentiality of patient information, in accordance with Tomah Memorial Hospital’s policy and procedures.

11.  Activates emergency codes and follows established disaster protocols.  Contributes to the prevention of infectious disease among employees and patients by adhering to infection control policies and procedures.

12.  Participates in orientation, training, and cross training for new employees.

13.  Contributes to departmental and hospital operations by performing other related duties that may be assigned and/or requested.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         High School diploma or GED required.

·         Minimum 1 year prior customer service experience preferred.

·         Advanced knowledge of computers including Windows applications

·         Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarization with various insurance plans preferred.

·         Experience with standard office equipment.

·         Must be consistently pleasant and helpful and possess strong customer service skills to interact positively with external and internal customers.  Demonstrates the interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a variety of patients and age groups. Maintains positive, effective working relationships with other departments.

·         Must present a professional attitude and appearance at all times.

·         Ability to work individually and as a member of a team.

·         Detail oriented, able to multitask and identify tasks that need to be done without being told.

·         Demonstrates understanding of insurance benefits and able to communicate those benefits to our patients.  Uses department reference documents to facilitate communication with patients regarding insurance authorization requirements.

·         Ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.

·         Advanced computer and office equipment knowledge and ability to operate Windows based programs.

·         Ability to operate a multi-line phone system.

·         Demonstrate a willingness to learn new tasks, and to embrace change with an open mind.

·         Demonstrates the verbal and communication skills needed to communicate in a clear and effective manner-especially during stressful situations.

·         Requires the physical ability and stamina to climb stairs, lift up to 15 pounds, bend, reach, stoop and walk. Transport wheelchair patients.

·         Periods of extended sitting may be required.

·         The ability to hear at a conversation level is required for phone and patient contact situations. Clear speech and communication is also required.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Ultrasound Tech

Status:            Per Diem – On Call

Hours:             Mainly an On Call rotation but schedule will vary based on department needs: could be 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts; days, evenings or night shift rotation.

 

Reports To:    Radiology Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

Under the general supervision of the Radiology Director and according to established policies and procedures, performs all required ultrasound procedures with knowledge of all pertinent technical and academic areas to produce consistent, high quality examinations.  The Ultrasound Technologist functions independently within the broad scope of established department policies and goals; generally refers specific problems to supervisors only when clarifications of operating policies and procedures may be required.

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTION:

 

1.      Schedules cases to coordinate with other patient examinations.

2.      Positions and transfers patients comfortably.

3.      Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.

4.      Performs all ultrasound techniques and examinations, abdominal scans, retroperitoneal scans, obstetric and gynecological scans, localization for treatment planning and minor surgical procedures.

5.      Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, cyst aspirations, etc.  Scans patient, marks patient’s body and assists as necessary.

6.      Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.

7.      Selects and operates equipment as directed.

8.      Verifies that all acquired images are viewable in the PACS prior to submitting an order for the Radiologist to read.

9.      Completes necessary paperwork, logs exam in log book and processes exam from HMS work list to assure proper billing.

10.  Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, and safety, environmental and infections control standards.

11.  Enhances self-growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

12.  Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient ranging from newborn to geriatric.

13.  Provides and gives cooperative and courteous service to staff members, visitors and patients in a timely manner.

14.  Demonstrates flexibility regarding schedule changes and uses time efficiently.

15.  Notifies Radiology Director of any concerns that directly affect the Radiology Department.

16.  Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Certified Nursing Assistant - Obstetrics

Status:            Per Diem, hours vary per pay period

Hours:            Mainly nights but flexibility required to work all shifts as needed including 7am – 3pm, 3pm – 11pm and 11pm – 7am.  Will include a weekends and holidays working 12 hour shifts, plus on call as needed.

 

Reports To:    OB Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Nursing Assistant provides direct nursing care (under the supervision of the RN) for patients, families and groups by instituting the minimum standard of care.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Assists with deliveries, both standard and water, and assists with admission of newborn to nursery after all deliveries.

2.      Responsible to know and practice sterile technique in the delivery set-up.

3.      Assists during circumcisions.

4.      Provides for patient’s personal hygiene.

5.      Provides for activities of daily living.

6.      Administers nonsterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments and sitz and therapeutic baths.  Administers newborn laboyer or sponge bath and performs cord care.

7.      Performs I&O.

8.      Provides for comfort needs of patients.

9.      Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assists in the orientation of new employees.

10.  Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.

11.  Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers; transports patients and equipment as appropriate.

12.  Promptly answers patients’ call lights and requests.

13.  Reports observations of a patient to the nurse caring for the patient to ensure professional assessment.

14.  Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance and performing duties in a competent and caring manner.

15.  Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.

16.  Maintain good working relations among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital employees through appropriate communication.

17.  In specialized areas, performs duties as defined on a specialized skill list.

18.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant program or equivalent.

·         Current certification or eligibility to become BLS certified.

·         Experience preferred.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

Status:                  Full-time, 80 hours per pay period

Hours:                  Monday through Friday - day hours

 

Reports To:         Palliative Care Coordinator

 

The Nurse Practitioner will assess, diagnose, treat and/or refer patients in accordance with approved medical references and medical protocols and the appropriate Wisconsin Statutes and Federal Regulations.  The Nurse Practitioner will function independently under the guidance and/or collaboration of the Hospice medical director providing services related to health maintenance and promotion, palliative care and end of life care.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.       Performs initial and follow-up evaluations and examinations and records findings.  Obtains complete medical history data on patients.  Reviews patient records and dictates articulate and concise information for the ordered physician, palliative consultation and the medical record.

2.       Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

3.       Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

4.       Prepares prescription orders and can/may administer injections and medications.

5.       Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.  Provides patient education.

6.       Performs hospital rounds with or without physician on an as needed basis.  Writes chart notes in hospital record to be co-signed by physician.

7.       Assists with palliative referrals and admission to the palliative care program.  Provides monitoring and continuity of care with the referring physician.  Schedules office or home visits as needed.

8.       Consults and collaborates with other professionals; makes referrals when appropriate.

9.       Functions as a resource person in health matters.  Provides training and continuing education for staff and students.

10.   Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certification and affiliations.

11.   Maintains excellent personal relations and communication with all members of the Hospice team.

12.   Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of patient cares and any other related computerized patient information/documentation.

13.   Maintains departmental compliance with JC standards and applicable federal and state regulations.

14.   Initiates forms for the reimbursement process.  Assists with chart and utilization review audit to ensure compliance with billing regulation.

15.   Assists with chart audit, survey audit and data collection for on-going quality improvement.

16.   Displays behaviors, by actions and verbalization, that reflect an acceptance of the hospice/palliative work standards.  Maintains appropriate boundaries with patients and families and seeks direction when boundaries become blurred or questionable.  Is open to change and a positive change agent.  Takes ownership and responsibility for their actions, how they impact others and the provision of patient care, and respects the right of the entire team to have a welcoming, safe, and positive work environment. 

17.   Performs related work as required.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

1.       Masters Degree in Nursing.  Current licensure as RN in State of WI.

2.       Valid license in the State of WI – Prescriptive Authority.

3.       DEA Certification.

4.       Current certification in BLS and ACLS, ANA and/or AANP required.

5.       3 years of professional nursing experience required.

6.       Must have access to insured vehicle and have current and valid WI Driver’s License.

7.       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

8.       Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

9.       Must acquire the knowledge and maintain established competency levels to perform essential professional practice.

10.   Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to operate within a Windows environment.

11.   Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress, with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and judgment in analyzing, organizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and coordinating work with others.

12.   Needs to possess as high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

13.   Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques and practice of scientific principles and research; of preparation, administration, and actions of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques; of medical equipment as it relates to patient care.

14.   Ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.

15.   Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for adult through geriatric patients.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Clinical Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehabilitation

 

Status:             Part-time, 70 hours per pay period

Hours:             7:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday; however, hours could fluctuate based on the needs of the department

 

Reports To:    Cardiac Rehab Coordinator/Exercise Physiologist

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Cardiac Rehab Clinical Exercise Specialist provides direct care and guidance to patients and families with cardiovascular disease and those whom are at higher risk for developing heart disease.  He/she performs an age-specific assessment designed to gather data relevant to the patient’s individual needs and completes the cardiac rehab individual treatment plan.  This includes assessment and evaluation of cognitive, social, functional and psychological status.  The Clinical Exercise Specialist assists with the cardiac monitoring of patients, instructs patients on proper use of the exercise equipment, adjusts exercise prescriptions as indicated and assesses the patient’s response to exercise.  Education to patient and family members is provided by the cardiac rehab staff, incorporating knowledge of cardiovascular disease and lifestyle modification in individual and group settings.  Level of duties may in part be dependent upon level of education and experience and will be assigned at the Cardiac Rehab Coordinator’s discretion.  The Cardiac Rehab Clinical Exercise Specialist works under the direction of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Cardiac Rehab Coordinator.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Conducts the inpatient phase 1 cardiac rehab program, outpatient phase 2 cardiac rehab program and outpatient phase 3 (“Heart & Sole”) medically supervised exercise program.  Assists with employee and community wellness programs.

2.      Intake of cardiac rehab referrals and obtaining Physician signed referrals.

3.      Performs an age-specific assessment designed to gather data relevant to the patient’s individual needs and completes the comprehensive cardiac rehab individual treatment plan accordingly, which needs to be completed in specific timeframes.

4.      Applying telemetry monitors in phase 2 cardiac rehab and interpret EKG/heart rhythms.

5.      Assesses physiological responses to exercise and ability to handle medical emergencies.

6.      Has knowledge and instructs patients on the use of exercise equipment and makes necessary individual adjustments.

7.      Identifies educational needs and provides the teaching necessary for each patient by interacting effectively with patients through both oral and written communication.

8.      Maintains familiarity with cardiac and pulmonary medications in their use, administration, side-effects and drug interactions for patient safety.

9.      Willingness to identify problems and participate in problem solving process.  Makes appropriate referrals to Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Dietician, Pharmacy and Behavioral Health.

10.  Needs to be familiar with cardiac stress testing and other related testing procedures.

11.  Communicates effectively amongst cardiac rehab staff and referring providers.

12.  Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of cardiac rehab exercise sessions and any other related computerized patient information/documentation.

13.  Conducts code cart and monthly quality controls checklist appropriately.

14.  Continuing education required in order to stay current in the field of cardiac rehab through conferences, webinars, in-services and journals.

15.  Performs order entry duties.

16.  Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology or Bachelor’s degree in exercise science (with a concentration in cardiac rehab preferred).

·         ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist or ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist required.

·         BLS and ACLS certifications required.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

·         Must acquire the knowledge and maintain established competency levels to perform essential professional practice.

·         Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to operate within a Windows environment.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress, with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and judgment in analyzing, organizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and coordinating work with others.

·         Needs to possess a high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

·         Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques and practice of scientific principles and research; of preparation, administration, and actions of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques; of medical equipment as it relates to patient care.

·         Ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.

·         Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for adult through geriatric patients.

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Community & Occupational Health Services Director

 

Status:             Full-time, 80 hours per pay period

Hours:             Day shift, Monday through Friday with flexibility to meet off-shift needs of the department

 

Reports To:    CEO

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Community Outreach Center for Occupational Health and Wellness is committed to the enhancement of the physical and emotional well being of the community through education and occupational health promotion.  The Community and Occupational Health Services Director assesses for learning needs, plans for instruction, implements curriculum and evaluates outcomes.  The COHS Director assumes responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of Community and Occupational Health programs.

 

Major Job Functions:

Program Planning and Development

 

1.      Works collaboratively with Administration, various departments and health facilities to assess, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs and occupational health services offered in the community.

2.      Considers and applies latest research when planning and implementing educational programs and maintains and applies educational standards for those programs and seminars.

3.      Must have a working knowledge of each staff members duties and responsibilities.

4.      Develops and explores new contracts with new and/or existing business and industry clients

5.      Develops, coordinates and facilitates health education programs and Occupation Health services.

6.      Assists with any TMH Wellness Programming.

7.      Actively expresses ideas/suggestions for annual community and worksite events.

8.      Conducts research into and develops Occupational Health Programs

9.      Acts as a liaison between departments who are providing occupational health services to ensure compliance with company specific work programs.

Program Facilitation

1.      Evaluates educational programs in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency, quality as related to the philosophy and mission of Tomah Memorial Hospital and communicates the results (including trends and statistics) to individuals it impacts.

2.      Develops and administers wellness/healthcare programs including screenings, lifestyle interventions and education to community members, as well as employees of local business and industry.

3.      Consults with worker’s compensation staff to assess work related illness and injury to minimize lost time for business and industry and provides technical assistance to local business and industry for worker’s compensation follow-up.

4.      Acts as liaison between hospital and business and industry as well as the community to keep the lines of communication open and see that customer needs and expectations are being met.

5.      Handles complaints from staff regarding Community and Occupation Health services.

6.      Experience/knowledge in creating and giving presentations both in the community and at the worksite.

7.      Assists the Occupation Health Services provider with the scheduling and facilitation of business and industry occupational health services and physicals.

Public Relations

1.      Promotes Tomah Memorial Hospital and its services to the community and local business and industry.

2.      Coordinates the marketing/promotion of community health education programs related to programs, activities and efforts of the department through local radio spots.

3.      Acts as a liaison between institutions of higher learning to promote Tomah Memorial hospital as well as the nursing field.

Management

1.      Collaborates and provides learning opportunities for community health staff.

2.      Acts as a member of other department committees as requested or deemed necessary in regard to education focus.

3.      Leads efforts to develop company vision for health education prevention and wellness as part of company strategic health care planning in conjunction with the NP, Medical Director and other staff members.

4.      Maintains oversight of audiology program.

5.      Serves as Program Director for student internships.

6.      Develops policies and procedures for department and programs.

7.      Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         BSN required and Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse, or willingness to obtain certification.

·         Certification with the American Heart Association as a CPR Instructor as well as certification with the American Red Cross as a CPR, First Aid..

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively and effectively with all customers and employees.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress and with minimal supervision.

·         Needs to possess as high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

·         Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.

·         Computer knowledge required.

·         Must demonstrate an ability to work successfully with both youths and adults in areas of health and lifestyle management.

·         Exhibits an interest in promotion of education and knowledge of learning principles and teaching methods.

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Hospice (2 openings)

Status:             Full-time; 72 hours per pay period

Hours:             One Primarily working night shift (11p-7a) and the other primarily working Days (7a-3p) and/or PM’s (3p-11p).  Either position has potential for all other shifts/hours as needed and will include weekend and holiday rotations.

 

Reports To:    Hospice Coordinator

 

Position Purpose:

 

The LPN provides direct nursing care for individual clients.  The LPN delivers assigned delegated aspects of care, consistent with the overall comprehensive nursing plan of care documented by the Registered Nurse, and agency/unit policy, procedures and protocols.  The LPN communicates with individual clients and visiting family or significant others to encourage expression of needs and confers with the Registered Nurse when patient’s expressed needs appear to be different from the documented plan of care.  The LPN adjusts his/her patient care schedule to work with other health team members to meet patient needs.  The LPN organizes his/her time and use of supplies in order to provide and document those delegated aspects of care for which he/she is accountable.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

·    Assists in the orientation and education of others.  Ensures completion of orientation skills record, initials and dates in timely fashion.

·    Keeps current on professional nursing practice and care of the terminally ill.  Attends 80% of offered hospice educational programs and 100% of mandatory programs.  Documents attendance on inservice record.

·    Assures adherence to ethical and legal standards of the agency.  Is aware of, and nursing practice is congruent with, the Hospice Touch Mission Statement and Tomah Memorial Mission and Values; does not exceed the authority of the LPN and is aware of and follows Tomah Memorial/Hospice Touch policy and procedure.  Follows safety guidelines as related to body mechanics, hazardous materials and standard and transmission-based isolation precautions.

·    Provides nursing care and emotional support to meet the special care and bereavement needs of child, adolescent, adult, geriatric and their families as delegated within the patient’s comprehensive plan of care and consistent with this plan.  Collects vital signs and accurately observes and reports changes on patient condition to RN Case Manager.  Provides assistance in activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, nutrition, elimination, mobility or ambulation, maintenance environment, safety.  Maintains knowledge and competency in drug therapy for all ages of patients served.

·    Continuously assess and evaluates patients and families satisfaction and acceptance of Hospice services and response to the plan of care.  Document on appropriate flows.  Documentation is legible, accurate and complete.  Charting reflects progress to identified goals and patients and families response to interventions.

·    Is proficient in symptom management advocating the patients right to be as comfortable as possible with consistent management of physical, emotional and spiritual discomfort.  Responds promptly to patient’s identified needs, obtains MD orders and medication per policy and in a timely manner.  Is proficient in drug calculation and conversion, med. administration, use of equipment and supplies and alternative therapies.  Maintains knowledge and competency in the potential for drug/food, drug/drug, drug/disease interaction for all age groups.

·    Is committed to the Team concept of care.  Promptly notifies Nurse Case Manager or Hospice Coordinator of change in patient condition, need or complaint.  Works cooperatively with all Team members and respects each Team member’s area of expertise.  Gives and receives input in a respectful collaborative manner.  Demonstrates the ability to accept suggestions and criticism objectively without friction.

·    Is aware of the importance of customer satisfaction in all areas and actively attempts to achieve this.  Promptly notifies Hospice Coordinator of any patient or customer complaint and attempts to correct the problem, asks patients and families regarding satisfaction, updates MD’s as appropriate.  Is respectful, courteous and helpful in all contacts.

·    Recognize personal need for support and demonstrates self-care behaviors.  Informs Hospice Coordinator or Social Worker when assignment becomes emotionally draining for counseling and additional support.  Attends all Hospice self-care inservices and retreats and has a personal plan for stress management.  Uses open honest communication.

·    Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of patient cares and any other related computerized patient information/documentation.

·    Required to assist with scheduling and other clerical/office duties as well as patient home visits.

·    Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         High school diploma or equivalent required.

·         Graduate of an approved school of practical nursing. 

·         Current licensure to practice in Wisconsin and certificate of completion of pharmacology course. 

·         Current certification or eligibility to become BLS certified. 

·         Successful completion or agreement to complete Hospice/Volunteer training. 

·         Must have access to insured vehicle and have current and valid WI Driver’s License.

·         Previous Hospice or home care experience preferred.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

·         Must acquire the knowledge and maintain established competency levels to perform essential nursing practice.

·         Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to operate within a Windows environment.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress and with minimal supervision.

·         Needs to possess as high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

·         Ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.

·         Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for infant through geriatric patients.

 

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice (2 openings)

Status:            Part-time; 40 hours per pay period each

Hours:            Mainly night shift (11p-7a or 10p-6a); every other weekend and holiday rotations. Other shifts/locations as needed; flexibility required.

 

Reports To:    Hospice Coordinator

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Hospice Nursing Assistant participates as a member of the Hospice Team (Physician, Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Social Worker, Chaplain, Volunteer) to provide holistic care to hospice patients and the their families.  The Nursing Assistant works under the supervision of, and as delegated by, an RN to provide care consistent with the overall comprehensive hospice plan of care.  The Nursing Assistant maintains positive communication with patients, performs delegated cares, observes and reports patient responses to care or change in condition within the specified work period.

 

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Participates as a member of the Hospice Team to plan and provide holistic care to the hospice patient and family.

2.      Provides direct nursing care and support to meet the special care and bereavement needs of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric hospice patient.

3.      Documents and maintains data on the patient record.

4.      Is committed to the practice of professional hospice nursing.

5.      Recognizes personal need for support and demonstrates self-care behaviors.

6.      Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of patient cares and any other related computerized patient information/documentation.

7.      Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant program or equivalent and state registry required.

·         Current certification or eligibility to become BLS certified.

·         Completion of Hospice Medication Administration Course required within 6-12 months of employment.

·         Experience preferred.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Family Support Coordinator (Social Worker)

Status:             Part-time; 36-40 hours pay period

Hours:             Mainly days but flexibility required; weekend and on call rotation.

 

Reports To:    Hospice Coordinator

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Family Support Coordinator participates as a member of the hospice Interdisciplinary Group (Physician, Nurse, Family Support Coordinator, and Chaplain) to provide holistic care to hospice patients and to their families.  The Family Support Coordinator completes a psychosocial and caregiver assessment on admission.  This assessment, assessments from the other Group members, and input from the patient and family are used to formulate a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Plan of Care to address problems and meet identified needs and goals of the hospice patient and family.  The hospice Family Support Coordinator provides direct social work support and continues to help the hospice patient and family identify and resolve any problems with psychosocial, economic, family dynamics, bereavement or coping issues.  The hospice Family Support Coordinator coordinates the bereavement follow-up program and facilitates a monthly Grief Group.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Participates as a member of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Group to plan and provide holistic care to the hospice patient and family.

2.      Provides direct family support care and support to meet the special care and bereavement needs of the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hospice patient and family.

3.      Is proficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of the grief process. Coordinates the hospice bereavement follow-up program.

4.      Documents and maintains data on the patient record.

5.      Continuously assesses and evaluates the patients and families satisfaction and acceptance of hospice services and staff’s performance.  Promptly notifies Hospice Coordinator of any patient or customer complaint and attempts to correct the problem.

6.      Is committed to practice of the profession of Family Support Coordinator.

7.      Acts as a resource and provides assistance to staff members in counseling regarding areas of personal or work stress or grief work. 

8.      Recognizes personal need for support and demonstrates self care behavior.

9.      Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of patient cares and any other

       related computerized patient information/documentation.      

10.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         BSW from an accredited school of Social Work. 

·         Certificate from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Regulations and Licensing Examination Board of Family Support Coordinators. 

·         Minimum of three years of clinical experience. 

·         Successful completion or agreement to complete hospice/volunteer training. 

·         Must have access to insured vehicle and have current and valid WI Driver’s License.

·         Previous experience preferred.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

·         Must acquire the knowledge and maintain established competency levels to perform essential job functions.

·         Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to operate within a Windows environment.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress and with minimal supervision.

·         Needs to possess a high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

·         Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for the different age populations served.

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Coder / Transcriptionist

 

Status:          Full-time; 80 hours per pay period

Hours:           Primarily days (8:30a – 5p) but will require an every 6th week PM rotation working 1pm until 9pm, every 6th weekend and every 6th holiday rotations.

 

Reports To:    HIS Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Coder/ Transcriptionist is a medical language specialist who transcribes dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals to document patient care and facilitate delivery of health care services.  The Coder/ Transcriptionist is also responsible for coding and abstracting inpatient as well as ambulatory surgery and observation records.  Also, the Coder/ Transcriptionist assists in any other areas including ER/Urgent Care, outpatient and abstracting and other documentation-related processes.

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTION:

 

1.      Responsible for coding all inpatient records, all ambulatory surgery records, and all specialty clinic records.  Acceptable standards are: Inpatient coding – 3 charts/hour, Day Surgery, Ambulatory Infusion and Blood Transfusion – 4 charts/hour, Emergency Room – 11 charts/hour, Urgent Care – 15 charts/hour, Outreach Clinics – 20 charts/hour and Outpatient Ancillary – 40 reports/hour.

2.      Responsible for assisting, if necessary, Outpatient Coding Specialist.

3.      Responsible for abstracting, keying and transmitting of both inpatient and outpatient diagnoses.

4.      Responsible to perform the following activities on a scheduled basis (to maintain efficiency) as well as back-up in absence of other staff:

5.      Completes reporting in a timely manner according to the state of Wisconsin regulations to include: cancer reporting and reporting to peridata.

6.      Transcription duties:

7.      Responsible for merging duplicate medical record numbers.

8.      Orients new staff to the department as assigned.

9.      Participates in staff meetings, appropriate in-services and competency testing.

10.  Responds to changing priorities of the workload in a flexible manner.

11.  Operates and performs necessary maintenance on equipment.  Reports any problems or malfunctions to the service center and supervisor promptly.

12.  Answers the telephone, takes massages and communicates the messages to the appropriate person.

13.  Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         High school diploma or equivalent.

·         Associates Degree in Health Information Technology, completion of formal courses in medical secretarial science or equivalent experience.

·         RHIT or CCS Certification preferred.

·         Extensive background in medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, surgical terminology and pharmacology.

·         Training and/or experience in ICD-9-CM coding and E/M coding.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all employees.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress and deadlines, with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and judgment in analyzing, organizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and coordinating work with others.

·         Personal computer and word processing experience required.  Microsoft Office experience preferred.

·         Manual dexterity required for computer use.  Also needs the ability to stay at one workstation for long periods of time.

·         Secretarial and typing skills are required.

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Family Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Services

Status:             Full-time, 72-80 hours per pay period

Hours:             Combo of 8, 10 and 12 hour shifts; every other weekend; holiday rotation

 

Reports To:    ED Physician

 

Position Purpose:

 

The Nurse Practitioner will provide high quality, compassionate and comprehensive health care to Urgent Care and Emergency Room patients, in a timely and professional manner, utilizing current and recommended, primary care practices.  The Nurse Practitioner will function independently under the guidance and/or collaboration of the medical director.  If staffing Walk-In Clinic, the Nurse Practitioner will also have general Lab responsibilities.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.      Performs initial examinations and records findings.  Obtains complete medical history data on patients and documents resulting information on the patient’s medical record with countersignature of physician.  Reviews patient records and dictates articulate and concise information for the physician and the medical record.

2.      Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

3.      Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

4.      Administers injections, immunizations and oral medications; performs minor procedures as approved and delineated by the Medical Staff and Board of Directors.

5.      Write prescriptions.

6.      Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention.  Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

7.      Interpret x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s with support from physicians and discuss finding with patients, therapist and staff.

8.      Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.  Provides patient education.

9.      Functions independently as situations arise when supportive staff are not available according to collaborative agreement with physician on file and can perform required computer inquiries/reports in HMS and Logicare.

10.  Consults and collaborates with other professionals.

11.  Functions as a resource person in health matters.

12.  Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certification and affiliations.

13.  Maintains excellent personal relations and communication with all members of the clinic and hospital staff.

14.  Demonstrates proficiency in regards to the computer documentation of patient cares and any other related computerized patient information/documentation.

15.  If staffing Walk-In Clinic: performs all specimen collection and blood collection and processes according to JCAHO and CLIA standards and established procedures.  Recognizes test inconsistencies and takes appropriate corrective action.  Prepares test reports legibly and initials and dates work as needed.  Reviews reports for clerical accuracy.

16.  If staffing Walk-In Clinic: responsible for and competent in all required waived testing and provider-performed microscopy as well as performing all related quality control as needed.

17.  If staffing Walk-In Clinic: responsible for order entry into HMS as well as results reporting.

18.  Performs related work as required.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

1.      Masters Degree in Nursing.  Current licensure as RN in State of WI.

2.      Valid license in the State of WI – Prescriptive Authority.

3.      DEA Certification.

4.      Current certification in BLS and ACLS, ANA and/or AANP required.

5.      3 years of professional nursing experience required.

6.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

7.      Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

8.      Must acquire the knowledge and maintain established competency levels to perform essential professional practice.

9.      Must have proficient computer skills with the ability to operate within a Windows environment.

10.  Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress, with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and judgment in analyzing, organizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and coordinating work with others.

11.  Needs to possess as high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

12.  Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques and practice of scientific principles and research; of preparation, administration, and actions of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques; of medical equipment as it relates to patient care.

13.  Ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.

14.  Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for adult through geriatric patients.

 

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Employee Health & Infection Control Assistant

Status:             Per Diem, 12-16 hours per pay period

Hours:             Week day hours

 

Reports To:    EH/IC Director

 

Position Purpose:

 

The EH-IC Assistant is responsible for providing various support services to Employee Health/Infection Control as directed and required.

 

Major Job Functions:

 

1.       Collects and analyzes data related to employee health and infection control.

2.       Reviews medical records and abstracts data for the purpose of monitoring quality of cares as it relates to infection prevention.

3.       Assists in the preparation of reports for the Employee Health & Infection Prevention Committee.

4.       Performs various clerical duties for Employee Health/Infection Control as directed including but not limited to: sends notices and arranges for meetings, etc; types agendas and minutes; answers the telephone, take messages and communicates messages appropriately; ensures accuracy of billing for EH/IC; maintains EH files in an organized and timely fashion.

5.       Handles confidential information in a discreet manner and files said confidential information appropriately.

6.       Ensures the accuracy of entry of data into Employee Health files.

7.       Coordinates special projects as directed and prepares reports and records as directed.

8.       Promotes and contributes to a positive, problem-solving environment and is able to complete projects in a timely and dependable manner.

9.       Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and guidelines, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

10.   Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.

11.   Maintains a professional attitude and observes proper ethics.  Position involves frequent contact with the customer, who should be regarded with respect and compassion at all times.

12.   Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

·         Experience as an LPN, MA, C.N.A. or RHIT or equivalent education and/or training which provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job required.

·         Background in medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, surgical terminology and pharmacology preferred.

·         Prior experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access.

·         Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a healthcare setting required.

·         Recent course in statistics is desirable.

·         Knowledge in data retrieval, statistics, forms design and quality improvement techniques.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Excellent human relation skills as demonstrated by the ability to interface positively with all customers and employees.

·         Must have the ability to work with frequent interruptions, under stress, with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and judgment in analyzing, organizing, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and coordinating work with others.

·         Needs to possess as high level of intelligence, integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to comprehend and analyze details.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

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Center for Cosmetic Care

You deserve to look and feel your best.

We have treatments that can enhance the beauty in you. 

   

At Tomah Memorial Center for Cosmetic Care our focus is always on you with each cosmetic procedure customized to meet your needs. We make certain to understand your goals and provide you with the expertise and help to achieve the best possible results.

We offer treatments that tighten, tone, lift and firm:

 ·     Wrinkle Fillers (Botox, Juvederm & Radiesse) 

·      Liposuction

·      Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty)

John W. Robertson III, MDbrings extensive cosmetic experience and caring attention to enhance the true you. Dr. Robertson is a board certified general and vascular surgeon certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.
 

Full payment (credit card or cash) is required in advance for all services.

Results may vary. 


Interested in scheduling a consultation for one of our Cosmetic Services?

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Skin Rejuvenation

 

   

BOTOX®

BOTOX is a quick, safe and simple procedure that can eliminate frown lines and wrinkles, giving you a relaxed and youthful appearance. Just days after a single treatment (only a few injections that take about 10 minutes) and there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last up to 4 months. 

BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Administered non-surgically, BOTOX can reduces the activity of the muscles that, over time, can cause those frown lines between the brows to form. BOTOX is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about BOTOX by visiting this link.

 

WRINKLE FILLERS

Juvéderm™ and Radiesse® restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to skin by immediately correcting deep facial folds and wrinkles without affecting your natural expression.

Before After
Jennifer before Juvederm treatment Jennifer after Juvederm treatment

JUVÉDERM® XC
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that is is especially effective at correcting creases or folds that run from the nose to the mouth. A nautural-occuring substance that is formulated by Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvéderm is approved by the FDA. It can instantly take years off of the appearance in both women and men, and it can also be effective in adding volume to thin and aging lips. Before and After photos used with permission of Juvéderm.

RADIESSE®
Radiesse is an injectable filler made of tiny calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that may last a year or more in many patients. Radiesse is FDA approved. Over time, the body absorbs the gel, leaving behind only your own natural collagen.

Results may vary. 

Full payment (credit card or cash) is required in advance for all services.

 

Choose People You Know, Care You Can Trust.

John W. Robertson III, MD, brings extensive cosmetic experience and caring attention to enhance the true you. Dr. Robertson is a board certified general and vascular surgeon certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.

Interested in scheduling a consultation for one of our Cosmetic Services?

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Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. John W. Robertson III

John W. Robertson III, M.D.
Cosmetic, 
General & Vascular Surgery
Tomah Memorial Hospital

John W. Robertson, III M.D., has spent over 25 years specializing in the field of surgery.

His experience and research confirm his conviction that the diseases he treats often times are the outcome of obesity and its related medical conditions.

Dr. Robertson has shifted his focus to prevention and wellness and the specialized field of cosmetic surgery. He has trained alongside some of the most knowledgeable and respected cosmetic surgeons in the United States.

Dr. Robertson is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and the American Society of Liposuction.

A graduate of Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, who completed his surgical residency at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York City and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Dr. Robertson is an accomplished Board Certified general and vascular surgeon who is certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.

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Pre-Employment Clinical Services

The Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 40) and general industry consensus has determined the need for a program providing collection personnel with the training to become proficient in urine specimen collection for drug testing in the work place. Such a program will aim to ensure that the collection is performed in a professional and consistent manner, maintaining confidentiality for the donor and security, integrity and control of the specimen.

Both the Laboratory staff and the staff of the Community Outreach Program have completed a DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association) Approved Professional Collector Training Course. Drug Collections are provided both in-house and on-site as needed. Drug Collection and Breath Alcohol Testing Services are available Monday – Friday 7am – 4:30pm at the Warrens Walk In Clinic & Community Outreach. After hour collections available at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

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Injury Prevention

Wellness Education

Wellness Education - Our Occupational Health program offers a variety of programs that can be tailored specifically for your company’s needs. Pick one, two or more programs ala-carte style or choose from our bundle packages for an all-inclusive health and wellness program designed for you and your employees.

Bulletin Board – Each bulletin board, normally brought out to your company on a monthly basis, will include pertinent, personally pro-active information on a relevant health topic. These boards can be interactive and are meant to keep you and your employees up-to-date on continuously changing health topics from Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, to Allergies and Asthma, Nutrition, Foot Health, etc.

Healthful Newsletter – A newsletter can be delivered or emailed on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Similar to a bulletin board, newsletters will provide pertinent, personally pro-active information on relevant health topics in order to keep you and your employees up-to-date on continuously changing health topics from Heart Health, Mental Health, Stress Management, Family Health topics, etc.

Wellness Presentations –Presentations given at your company to provide you and your employees with information to promote and improve personal health and well-being. Topics could include: the benefits of a flu shot, cancer awareness, effects of tobacco use, bone health, arthritis etc. Available on a monthly or as needed basis.

Lunch & Learns –Together we can create a schedule with topics pertinent to your company and our every changing world.

Health Fairs – Get creative and let us know what you need. We offer blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings. Possible topics could include: proper nutrition, diabetes, bone health, or stress management. Registered Nurses, Health Educators and therapists available onsite for questions and consultations.

Health Risk Assessments with Lab Work – Our TMH lab staff will draw blood for both Cholesterol and Blood Glucose readings/panel. We, the Community Outreach Dept., will then meet with each individual to discuss his/her results. Results can then be sent, with permission, to the individual’s healthcare provider.

Personalized Wellness Programs – These programs can be tailored specific to your companies needs and can run anywhere between 3 weeks to 3 months in length. Past Programs include Walking Programs, Smoking Cessation Courses, Weight Loss Programs, and Nutrition Programs.

Motivational, Inspirational, & “Survival” Presentations - Is your office/work atmosphere a little stuffy? Do your employees need a morale booster, or is there a reason or accomplishment to celebrate? Let us assist you in the enhancement and preservation of an already energized work force; or have us come to re-energize a stagnant employee population.

WELLNESS BUNDLES:
Gold Star
• 2 Personalized Wellness Programs/Year
• 1 Wellness Presentation/ Month
• Stretching Program
• Health Risk Assessments w/ Lab Work +Health Coaching and 1 Follow-up
• Monthly Wellness Newsletter OR Monthly Wellness Bulletin Board
• 1 Motivational/ Inspirational Presentation/Year
• 1 Initial Lunch and Learn

Silver Star
• 1 Personalized Wellness Program/Year
• 1 Wellness Presentation/Month
• Stretching Program
• Health Risk Assessments w/ Lab Work +Health Coaching and 1 Follow-up

Bronze Star
• 1 Wellness Presentation/ Quarterly - can choose to have 1 be a Motivational & Inspirational Presentation
• Monthly Wellness Bulletin Board OR
Monthly Wellness Newsletter
• 1 Health Screening Event to include, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings.


For more information on our Wellness Education Programs please contact the Community Outreach Department at (608) 374-0211.

Rehabilitation Services

 
 

With 16 full-time therapists on staff, Tomah Memorial Hospital not only offers a wide range of outpatient rehab specialties, we also employ more Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists than any other facility in the area.

Our team of experienced therapists utilize the latest technologies in evaluating each patient’s unique needs and then create a personalized recovery program to ensure a positive and effective therapeutic experience for the patient.

PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT) 

Physical Therapy Director Tim Kortbein and the PT team specialize in helping those recovering from an injury or illness, compromised physical condition, surgery or other medical procedure. Our team provides one-on-one attention in our conveniently located, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT)  

Our Registered Occupational Therapists (OTR), under the guidance of Director LuAnn Maternoski, offer evaluation, treatment and training in daily living activities, cognitive processes, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular abilities as well as therapeutic adaptations and prevention.

SPEECH THERAPY 

Our Speech Pathologist, Kristen Gerke provides both inpatient and outpatient therapy for diagnosis and impairments including stroke, head injury, developmental delay, autism, cerebral palsy, laryngectomy and more.

The 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art rehabilitation center is staffed Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm. Weekend appointments may also be available.

Let your healthcare provider know that you prefer the advanced technologies and personalized approach you’ll get only from Tomah Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services.

Call us direct at (608) 374-0330

Community Health Needs Assessment

 

Tomah Memorial Hospital collaborated with several regional healthcare providers and community based organizations to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment.

MISSION:
To provide superior health care services to those who are sick or injured and offer services that support a healthy life.


VISION
:
To support our mission, we will utilize affordable and the most appropriate technology supported by highly skilled staff and coordinate services with others to meet the needs of each patient.

 

The partnership was formed to help prevent illnesses and diseases, while promoting healthy behaviors to improve the lives of area residents and working to lower healthcare costs. 

 

The collaboration conducted a region-wide assessment that identified and prioritized health needs by collecting and analyzing data, and seeking input from various community representatives. 

 

The results of the assessment will be used to affirm existing programs, develop new strategies, and ultimately improve the overall health of the community.

 

The 2012 Compass Now report identified the following key health issues for Tomah and the surrounding communities:

-        Alcohol Use

-        Health Care Access and Cost

-        Mental Health

-        Obesity

-        Dental Care Access and Cost

-        Illegal Drug Use

 Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Assessment Implementation

 

 

Community Health Needs Assessment Report

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Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Assessment Implementation Plan CLICK HERE
 
Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Assessment Implementation Plan

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Liposuction

Liposuction is one of many cosmetic and plastic surgery options offered by our expert surgeon John W. Robertson, III at Tomah Hospital’s Center for Cosmetic Care. 
 
Liposuction is the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, for a more pleasing contour including your:
 
   Abdomen
   Hips
   Buttocks
   Thighs
   Knees
   Upper arms
   Chin
   Cheeks
   Neck
 
To find out the benefits and risks schedule a consultation. We will review what Liposuction can do for you and assess if you are a good candidate with respect to your medical health.
 

John W. Robertson III brings extensive cosmetic experience and caring attention to enhance the true you. Dr. Robertson is a board certified general and vascular surgeon certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.

 
There are no hidden costs with your procedures, and you’ll know exactly how much it will cost up front. Our prices include the procedure, recovery supplies and follow-up appointments.
Full payment (credit card or cash) is required in advance for all services.
 
Interested in scheduling a consultation for one of our Cosmetic Services?
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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure offered by our expert surgeon John W. Robertson, III at Tomah Hospital’s Center for Cosmetic Care.
 
In a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat is removed from the middle and lower abdomen. Both women and men choose this procedure because they would like to see a firmer, thinner abdomen, and their weight loss plans do not work well for them.
 
This surgery can improve the appearance of the abdomen, and increase self-image and confidence. It is important for you to think about your goals and current health when considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). We can discuss this information with you as well as provide an in-depth explanation of the procedure.
 
John W. Robertson III brings extensive cosmetic experience and caring attention to enhance the true you. Dr. Robertson is a board certified general and vascular surgeon certified in the techniques of cosmetic surgery.
 
There are no hidden costs with your procedures, and you’ll know exactly how much it will cost up front. Our prices include the procedure, recovery supplies and follow-up appointments.
Full payment (credit card or cash) is required in advance for all services.
 
Interested in scheduling a consultation for one of our Cosmetic Services?
Fill in the Quick Contact Box below
(Please include your area code when entering your telephone number)

Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapy is a rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve physical abilities.
 

The physical therapy team at Tomah Memorial Hospital develops exercise routines that are effective without being too aggressive. Our physical therapists cater to individual needs and goals, working side-by-side with each patient to help re-establish optimal mobility.

 

MEET OUR STAFF CLICK HERE

 

Programs typically include activities designed to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance. Our patients range in age from 5 to 95. We provide assistance with physical conditions ranging from:

    Injuries and conditions affecting muscles, bones, joints, ligaments,  tendons and nerves     

    Dizziness and loss of balance (Vestibular Rehabilitation)

    Vision issues

    Chronic pain

    Swelling of the arms or legs (Lymphedema)                           

    Sports injuries

    Post-surgical rehab

    Pelvic pain

    Incontinence

    Workplace injuries and/or ergonomics

    Wound care

At admission, rehabilitation patients at Tomah Memorial Hospital complete a health status questionnaire. The answers they provide help the physical therapist better assess the patient’s abilities and difficulties of physical function.

This advanced technology, known as Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO), allows the therapist to offer a concrete timeline of how long rehab may take and can help track the improvement of patient function, as well as patient satisfaction.

Contact us direct at (608) 374-0330

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Our Occupational Therapy promotes health and independence in everyday life. Our experienced occupational therapists work with patients to customize treatment programs that restore and enhance their ability to develop, recover or maintain the daily skills needed for a healthy life.

By adapting the environment, making modifications, teaching skills or providing education to our patients and their families, we help patients participate and perform daily activities that are meaningful to them.

After reviewing your doctor’s recommendations, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a unique, individualized treatment plan to meet your specific goals.

 

MEET OUR STAFF CLICK HERE

 

OT specialty programs:

Tomah Memorial Hospital certified occupational therapy assistant Michelle Goldsmith-Davenport, left, discusses myotherapy treatment with Nancy Ellegood during a visit to the hospital’s rehabilitative services department.

READ NANCY'S STORY BY CLICKING HERE

    Lymphedema – therapies include massage, compression bandaging, wound and skin care, self-management training

    Women’s Health – activities may include pelvic floor strengthening, lifestyle modification, biofeedback, neuromotor re-education, physiological quieting

    Home Safety Assessments – environment assessment and training to help older adults remain injury free and as independent as possible

    Driving Fitness assessment – Clinic assessment of individual’s overall ability to operate a vehicle safely, recommendations of adaptive strategies or behavioral changes to limit risks

    Myotherapy Intervention – assessment of muscle movement patterns, manual intervention, and education for pain management techniques to perform daily activities with greater ease.

Call us direct at (608) 374-0330

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech therapy focuses on the ability to understand the spoken word, as well as, the ability to use words to express oneself. It is mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.

 

MEET OUR STAFF CLICK HERE

 

Our speech therapist provides treatment for patients who have experienced or are experiencing any of the following:

 

·      Stroke (Aphasia)                                                                

·      Traumatic injury or accident

·      Speech and language delay or disorder

·      Cognitive-linguistic impairment

·      Swallowing problems and disorders (Dysphagia)

·      Stuttering

·      Assistive technology (AAC)

·      Apraxia

·      Parkinson’s Disease (LSVT LOUD certified)

 

Whether it’s a patient dealing with the after-effects of a stroke, or a young child needing assistance in reaching language milestones, the speech therapist at Tomah Memorial Hospital will identify activities to strengthen areas of weakness and work one-on-one to help each patient achieve their communication goals.

Contact us direct at (608) 374-0330

Copy of General Surgery: Inpatient or Outpatient

Surgical suites at Tomah Memorial enable skilled staff to provide high quality care.

Services for the Surgical Patient

Tomah Memorial Hospital's Surgical Department works to meet the needs of the community through a progressive and holistic approach to the patient's surgical experience. The department, with a high level of patient and staff satisfaction, offers the latest in surgical techniques for the rural health care setting.

Orthopedic surgery  including total joint replacement surgery. In the past, patients had to travel out of town for this service. 

We are able to provide state of the art services. New laparoscopy and arthroscopy equipment utilizing digital technology. Newly redesigned patient care rooms provide a relaxing atmosphere. We offer music, soft lighting, and complementary relaxation techniques, such as Reiki, to our patients.

We understand the anxiety and fear of pain that surgery can produce. Our aim is to provide quality, compassionate and informed care. 

For more information, please call (608) 374-0290.

PT Staff

Our Physical Therapy Staff
 
 

 

Tim Kortbein, Physical Therapist-CEAS (Dept Director)
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy – University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Certification / Specialty: Certificate in Health Care Management, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Bender, Physical Therapist-MSPT, ATC, CSCS
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Certification / Specialty: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
 

 

 

 

Christine Capaul, Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate Degree – Western Technical College
 

 

 

 

Whitney Gnewikow, Physical Therapist- DPT, ATC
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
Certification / Specialty: Vestibular Therapy, Certified Athletic Trainer
 

 

 

 

Kal Marx, Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate Degree –Western Technical College
Specialties: Inpatient, outpatient and pediatrics
 

 

 

 

Jessica Hollis, Physical Therapist- MPT, CLT
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University Wisconsin – LaCrosse
Certification: Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
Specialties
: Pediatrics, Wound Care 

 

 

 

Denelle Knobloch, Physical Therapist-DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin –La Crosse
Bachelor of Science Exercise Science-Worksite Health Promotion, Winona State University
 

 

 

 Kris Lawson, Physical Therapist-PT, Cert. MDT
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy –University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Physical Education-Eastern Illinois University
Master of Science: Gerontology / Exercise Science – Eastern Illinois University
Certifications
: Certified MDT (Mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine), Certified WorkWell FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluations), Prework screening, job analysis, Certified Occupro Work Conditioning
Specialties
: orthopedics, workers' compensation injuries, ergonomics, aquatic therapy, vestibular rehabilitation
 

 

 

 

 

Donna Nelson, Physical Therapist
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
 

 

 

 

Nikki Rasmussen, Physical Therapist- PT, Cert. MDT
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, Marquette University
Certifications: Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute
Specialties: Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, McKenzie Institute; Urinary & fecal incontinence, Female Pelvic Pain, Vestibular Therapy
 

 

 

 

Carrie Rowan, Physical Therapist-DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
 

 

 

 

Emily Wall, Physical Therapist- MSPT
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University Wisconsin – LaCrosse
Certification: Vestibular Certification - Emory University
Specialties
: Women’s Health, Urinary Incontinence, Vestibular and Balance Therapy

 

OT Staff

Our Occupational Therapy Staff
 

 

 

 

LuAnn Maternoski - Occupational Therapist -OTR / L (Dept. Director)
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Certifications: Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L), Certified Lymphedema Therapist.Specialties: Women’s Health.

 

 

Michelle Goldsmith- Davenport- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Associate Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant -Western Technical College. Certification / Specialty: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified / Licensed Massage Therapist. Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

 


Erin Kaczmarowski -Occupational Therapist -OTR / L
Master of Science: Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Psychology and Biology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Certifications
: Occupational Therapist Registered / Licensed (OTR/L), Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, WorkWell Certified -Industrial Rehabilitation.

 


 

Sean Peterson -Occupational Therapist OTR / L
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy, Concordia University
Certifications
: Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L), Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

Speech Staff

Our Speech Staff
 
 


 

Kristen Gerke - Speech Pathologist -MA, CCC/SLP
Bachelor of Arts Communication Sciences, University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire
Masters of Arts Communication Sciences, University of Northern Iowa
Certification / Specialty
:
Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) ;
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Parkinson’s (LSVT)

 


Tammy Dummermuth
– Speech Pathologist – MA, CCC/SLP
Master of Health Science-Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Missouri
Certification
: Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
 

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement procedure can help if you are experiencing severe knee pain or disability from arthritis, osteoarthritis or traumatic knee injury. Knee replacement can relieve pain and help you live a fuller, more active life.

You may want to consult with a doctor if you are experiencing:

• A knee that gives way or feels unstable during daily activities, including walking and climbing stairs
• Knee pain
• Inability to continue playing sports due to pain and stiffness

The severity of your condition will determine the procedure performed to reduce your knee pain.

The Orthopedic specialists at Tomah Memorial may recommend:

• Knee Arthroplasty – damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with an artificial joint
• Arthroscopy of the knee - cartilage repair of torn meniscus and cartilage transplants
• ACL reconstruction - anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear

With or without knee surgery, our patients benefit from personalized rehabilitation plans and the expert care provided by our experienced physical therapists right here in our Rehabilitation Services Center.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229.

Sports Injuries

Sports-related injuries most commonly occur during sports activities or exercise. These injuries refer to and include damage to the muscles, bones and associated tissues like cartilage.

At Tomah Hospital, our Orthopedic surgeons treat:

• Sprains and strains
• Shin splints
• Fractures
• Tendonitis
• Shoulder – including rotator cuff, labral repair, biceps, tendon repair, and distal clavicle resection
• Knee injuries - ACL reconstruction (anterior cruciate ligament)

 

Our orthopedic specialists utilize the latest technologies and expert medical care to diagnosis and treat your sports-related injuries and get you back to your active life.


Patients also benefit from personalized rehabilitation with one of our therapists right here in our Rehabilitation Services Center.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229.

Stress Injuries

Stress injuries occur when too much stress is placed on the same part of the body, over and over again. When this stress occurs repeatedly over time, the joints do not have a chance to recover, resulting in pain and swelling, muscle strain or tissue damage.

Tomah Hospital’s Orthopedic surgeons are skilled in the latest surgical techniques that can correct stress injuries including:
• Ganglion cysts (knot like lump below the skin surface)
• Trigger finger
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Tennis elbow

Our procedures include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

At Tomah Memorial Hospital our Orthopedic Surgeons provide the advanced medical expertise you deserve.
 

Our patients benefit from personalized rehabilitation plans and the expert care provided by our experienced therapists right here in our Rehabilitation Services Center.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is removed and replaced with new, artificial parts. You may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery if your hip joint pain interferes with daily activities.

Conditions that may cause breakdown of the hip joint and the need for hip replacement surgery include:

• Osteoarthritis - cartilage on the ends of your bone that help your hip joint glide is wearing thin
• Rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
• Osteonecrosis – also known as Avascular Necrosis, which is the death of bone caused by insufficient blood supply
• Injury
• Fracture
• Bone tumors

Hip replacement surgery can help increase mobility, improve the function of the hip joint, and relieve pain. Following surgery, the majority of people experience:

• Decrease in pain
• Increased mobility
• Improvements in activities of daily living
• Improved quality of life

Following surgery, our patients benefit from personalized rehabilitation plans and the expert care provided by our experienced physical therapists right here in our Rehabilitation Services Center.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229

Orthopedics

Joint Effort

Together, our team provides orthopedic expertise you can trust.

Your hometown team includes local orthopedic surgeons – Dr. Wallace B. Brucker, M.D. (left), Dr. Paul L. Liebert, M.D. (center),  and Dr. Richard W. Banks, D.O. (right). The three make up Monroe County’s only full-time orthopedic surgical team.

Bones break. Joints wear. Ligaments stretch. Cartilage tears.

Sooner or later, our bodies' muscles and skeletal structures demand expert medical care–you'll find it here at Tomah Memorial Hospital.

Orthopedic conditions treated include:

• Hip Replacement

• Knee Replacement

• Sports Injuries

• Stress Injuries
 

Our orthopedic team works closely with our Rehab Service Department thereby providing a stronger and faster recovery.

LEARN ABOUT OUR REHAB SERVICES AND MEET OUR STAFF BY CLICKING HERE.

For more information on Orthopedic treatments and procedures, contact our Specialty Clinic at (608) 374-0229

 



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