Archives for July 2017

You are welcome at the Winona Community Table – Tuesday, August 15, 2017!

All are welcome to share in conversation while enjoying a wide variety of food at a Winona Community Table event on Tuesday, August 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holzinger Lodge, 925 W. Lake Blvd., in Winona.

Hosted by Winona Health, this Winona Community Table event is an opportunity for all community members to share thoughts and ideas about the complex topic of healthcare.

More than Healthcare: Community Conversations about Health

“Everyone is welcome and everyone’s voice is important,” said Rebecca Lamberty, vice president of Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Winona Health. “We’re looking forward to a compassionate, inclusive community conversation for people to share their unique perspectives. We are genuinely interested in hearing from everyone to deepen our understanding of the community we serve.”

Winona Health President/CEO, Rachelle Schultz, MHA, Ed.D., will be among the facilitators at the event. There won’t be a fixed agenda, but general topics will be suggested and conversations will flow based on the thoughts and ideas shared by community members.

The event is free and open to everyone, and a wide variety of food to suit most preferences will be served.

Those interested are encouraged to share information about the event and invite others to attend. The conversation is enriched when people from diverse backgrounds and cultures come together to share their perspectives.

If you have questions or to RSVP, call 507.494.7371.

 

Winona Health designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence!

Winona Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

Being awarded the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence signifies that Winona Health has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

“It takes an incredible team commitment to earn accreditation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” said Claudine Van Meeteren, director of Imaging Services at Winona Health. “The criteria is extensive and includes everything from staff credentials, board certifications and continuing education to image quality assurance documentation. Our technology is the best of the best, and we have an outstanding team devoted to providing the highest standard of care to our community.”

Peer-review evaluations, conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Winona Health has earned the designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence based on image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Winona Health uses 3D technology (tomosynthesis), for all screening mammograms and every aspect of breast care. To schedule a screening mammogram at Winona Health, a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, call 507.457.4320 (select option 1).

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About the American College of Radiology: The American College of Radiology is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.

Well-child checks and sports physicals available in Pediatrics and Family Medicine

Winona Health Pediatrics and Family Medicine departments remind parents that a well-child checkup is the perfect time to complete your child’s sports physical.

Parents are encouraged to schedule sports physicals at the clinic with a Primary Care provider, and appointment times are available.

“If your child is due for a well-child exam, it’s best to schedule a well-child appointment and bring your sports physical forms,” said Winona Health Pediatrician, Sarah Lallaman. “That way we can take care of everything for you in one visit.”

Students previously diagnosed with heart conditions or head injuries must schedule an appointment with a member of their regular healthcare team.

To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, please call:

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine: 507.457.7607.

Family Medicine: 507.457.7648

Rushford Clinic: 507.864.7726

Sports physical Forms
Please complete your portion of the form prior to your appointment.

Minnesota K-12 form

Wisconsin K-12 form

Winona State University form

 

Healthy Kids: VIP & Me Golf, August 1

Winona Health Healthy Kids and The Bridges have teamed up for a special event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017: VIP & Me Golf.

This fun, free event is for kids ages 5 through 12 accompanied by an adult, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (rain date: August 8) from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Bridges Golf Course, 22852 County road 17 in Winona, Minn.

The driving range and putting green will be open, and kids can also sign up to play 2, 4 or 9 holes of golf. There will be games and contests both on and off course. Those who RSVP by Friday, July 28 also will receive a goody bag.

The event is free. Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Those who wish to play 2, 4 or 9 holes of golf must call The Bridges at 507.452.3535 to RSVP and reserve a tee time.

To RSVP for the driving range, putting green, games and contests only:

RSVP here!

RSVP online at winonahealth.org/healthykids or call 507.457.4161. RSVP by Friday, July 28.

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About Healthy Kids:  Healthy Kids is a collaboration between Winona Health, Live Well Winona and other area organizations who share an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of children.

Vist our Healthy Kids Website

 

Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit gives parents tips on spotting substance misuse

Parents and guardians have a rare opportunity to learn how to spot potential signs of substance experimentation and misuse at the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit.

The Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit will be open to parents and guardians Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Resource Library on the clinic first floor at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave., Winona, Minn.

ASAP offers this free exhibit to help parents and guardians learn about the warning signs of substance use. Adults can walk through this mock teen bedroom with a checklist to identify more than a dozen household items that may indicate substance misuse.

The exhibit is open to parents and guardians only. Partners include the Winona County Drug Court and Winona Police Department.

To learn more or ask questions, email Phil Huerta at phil.huerta@winonacountyasap.org or call 507.474.2727.