Archives for June 2011

Winona Health Auxiliary Birthday Ball set for September 10

Photo: Birthday Ball committee members — seated, left to right: Sheryl Miller, Deb Leaf (Ball Chair), Maggie Modjeski (Ball Chair), and Debi Wildenborg. Standing left to right: Beth Moe, Sue O'Reilly, Judie Foster-Lupkin, Brian Britten, Jayne Grupa, Pat Nolan, Jana Brinkman, Stephanie Orr, and Mary Mattheis. Not pictured: Jen Hemker and Dr. Courtney Dembiec.

The Winona Health Auxiliary is pleased to announce that the 49th annual Birthday Ball will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011. This year’s Birthday Ball theme is “Bright Lights, Big City,” and the evening will include pre-ball parties followed by a fabulous dinner with music and dancing at Visions Event Center.

This year’s Birthday Ball proceeds go towards Auxiliary projects including the purchase of a new colonscope and gastroscope in addition to healthcare professional scholarships.

The Ball is open to the public and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. So mark your calendar now, invite your friends and neighbors, and plan on attending the 49th annual Birthday Ball on September 10 for an evening you won’t want to miss! For more information, contact Autumn Herber, Winona Health volunteer manager at 507.457.4394.

Video: Get moving!

Step into Summer 2009

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Winona Health Diabetes Self-Management Program accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Winona Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Program was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This ensures area residents have access to high-quality diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. At Winona Health, diabetes education is provided on an individual basis and through group programs by certified diabetes educators Jill O’Donnell, RN, CDE; and Sue Haug, RD, CDE.

“Jill and Sue do an outstanding job of providing comprehensive information to help individuals prevent or manage their diabetes,” noted Raydene Konkel, nurse manager for Winona Health’s Internal Medicine Department. She added, “Achieving this accreditation required us to meet extensive criteria related to clinical expertise and rigorous standards for program policies and procedures. This effort ultimately benefits our customers.”

“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, program director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Winona Health’s program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”

Winona Health’s Diabetes Education Program also has been recognized as a quality diabetes self-management education program by the American Diabetes Association since 2002.

The next Diabetes Self Management program will begin Tuesday, October 4 and run four consecutive Tuesdays through October 25. The program is $50. To register or to learn more, call 507.454.3680.

HKC Camp 2009

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2007 Kick-off Event

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Step into Summer Family Fun Walk

Winona Health’s Healthy Kids Club invites you to register for Step into Summer, the fourth annual casual and non-competitive walk with some fun along the way. Walkers will start at the bike path near Lake Winona Manor, walk to the Jaycee Pavilion for a healthy snack, and then walk back to the Winona Health Campus (total walking distance is almost 2 miles).

Step into Summer Family Fun Walk
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Walk begins at 1 p.m. sharp
Celebration activities after the walk until 4 p.m.
*All participants will have a chance to win a new bike!

For all participants who register and finish:

  • A free hula hoop
  • Healthy snacks
  • A healthy meal for only $1 – we’re grilling out!

Don’t miss out on fun activities provided by:

  • The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • The Winona Fire Department
  • Winona Area Ambulance Service
  • Ridgeway Community School
  • MedLink AIR helicopter (schedule permitting)
  • Winona Health’s Physical Therapy Department

For planning purposes, registration is encouraged for this free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit winonahealth.org/HKC or call 507.457.4161. Note that strollers and wheelchairs are welcome, but please leave your bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and pets at home. Please listen to Winona Radio for event cancellation in case of threatening weather.

Questions, contact Healthy Kids Club at 507.457.4161 or hkc@winonahealth.org.

Winona Health Diabetes Self-Management Program now accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Winona Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Program was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This ensures area residents have access to high-quality diabetes education services.

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. At Winona Health, diabetes education is provided on an individual basis and through group programs by certified diabetes educators Jill O’Donnell, RN, CDE; and Sue Haug, RD, CDE.

“Jill and Sue do an outstanding job of providing comprehensive information to help individuals prevent or manage their diabetes,” noted Raydene Konkel, nurse manager for Winona Health’s Internal Medicine Department. She added, “Achieving this accreditation required us to meet extensive criteria related to clinical expertise and rigorous standards for program policies and procedures. This effort ultimately benefits our customers.”

“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, program director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Winona Health’s program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.”

Winona Health’s Diabetes Education Program also has been recognized as a quality diabetes self-management education program by the American Diabetes Association since 2002.

The next Diabetes Prevention program will begin Tuesday, October 4 and run four consecutive Tuesdays through October 25. The program is $50. To register or to learn more, call 507.454.3680.

Christopher Schubert, MD, earns board certification in Emergency Medicine

Christopher Schubert, MD

Winona Health physician Christopher Schubert, MD, earned board certification in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties, the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

To obtain board certification in Emergency Medicine, licensed physicians must meet extensive requirements. Eligibility is contingent on advanced training, significant experience and successful completion of written and oral exams. Additional elements of board certification assure the public that physicians obtaining certification have met high standards of knowledge and expertise in their specialty. These elements include:

  •  Graduation from an accredited medical school. Members hold active and unencumbered licenses in good standing.
  • Completion of an accredited medical training program that includes substantial training in an appropriate area for the specialty being recognized.
  • Re-certification every eight years demonstrating competency in their specialty by maintaining skills and knowledge of the latest procedures and developments in the specialty.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment. Completing the requirements for board certification means many, many hours of exam preparation above and beyond Dr. Schubert’s full-time work in the Emergency Department,” noted Rebecca Lamberty, RN, Emergency Department administrative leader. “We are fortunate to have a strong team of Emergency Medicine physicians here in Winona.”

Dr. Schubert earned his medical degree at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine/Shands Hospital. He provides care in the Winona Health Emergency Department. In addition to being an avid bicyclist and runner, Dr. Schubert has competed in multiple triathlon age group national championships. In 2006 he qualified for Team USA and represented the USA at the world triathlon championships in Lausanne, SZ.