In the News: Hands Only CPR Workshops

Helen Bagshaw, CCRN

Winona Health’s Helen Bagshaw, CCRN, conducted Hands Only CPR Workshops at Winona Health on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Winona Daily News reporter Samantha Stetzer covered the event;

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Registration open for HealthyFit Adult Weight-Management program

Whether you want to lose a little or a lot—or you just want to develop a healthier lifestyle, Winona Health’s HealthyFit Adult Weight-Management 12-week program can help.

The next program begins November 7 and meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. through January 30, 2018. There will be no class the week of Christmas.

The program is led by Theresa Hoyles, a Winona Health registered dietitian, and features information from exercise specialists and behavioral health specialists to help people with all aspects of weight management.

“This can be a busy time of year, but it’s a great time of year to consciously prevent weight gain – and possibly even get a jump on what many people resolve to do beginning January 1. Why wait?” said Hoyles.

Topics covered include effective goal setting and problem solving, label reading and grocery shopping, handling setbacks and maintaining your weight loss. Participants can track their progress through weekly weigh-ins, and a pre-and post-program body composition analysis. Previous participants have improved weight-related health problems, improved energy levels and gained self-confidence.

Class size is limited. Cost of this 12-week program is $175 and is non-refundable. Financial assistance is available to those who meet specific criteria. The cost includes an instructional guide, and participants who complete the program may attend monthly HealthyFit Alumni weigh-in and discussion sessions for ongoing support. 

For more information, visit To register, call 507.457.4329.

Free one-day workshop: End-of-Life Nursing Care, 7.5 CEUs

Winona Health is offering a special one-day training workshop: End of Life Nursing Care. The workshop will be Wednesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Hoff Celebration of Life Center at 3480 Service Drive in Goodview, Minn.

The workshop is geared toward end-of-life professionals such as nurses and social workers, however, other caregivers who have attended in the past have found it to be beneficial.

Presenters cover topics from the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium curriculum.

Topics include:

  • Palliative care
  • Communication
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Cultural and ethical considerations
  • The final hours

This one-day training workshop is free, and a complimentary lunch will be provided. The workshop offers 7.5 continuing education units for those who are eligible.

RSVP is required by Friday, November 3, 2017. RSVP by calling 507.457.4468.




More than Healthcare, Community Conversations about Health, Tuesday, November 7

All are welcome to share in a conversation about healthcare at a Winona Community Table event on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Winona Friendship Center, 251 Main Street in Winona.

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

“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 thoughts. We welcome everyone, and we are interested in getting a deeper understanding of the community we serve.”

Winona Health President/CEO, Rachelle Schultz, MHA, Ed.D., will be among the facilitators at the event. There is no 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 asked 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.


Fireworks at Lake Winona Manor rescheduled

Due to the weather forecast, fireworks at Lake Winona Manor have been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017


It’s difficult for some residents to attend a fireworks show. That’s why Winona Health’s Lake Winona Manor Therapeutic Recreation staff is bringing the fireworks to the residents! Lake Winona Manor, Adith Miller Manor and Roger Metz Manor residents and their families and friends will enjoy a fireworks show Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Community members are also welcome!

The fireworks display over Lake Winona, which will last about 20 minutes, can be viewed from various areas including Lake Winona Manor’s north parking area.

Parking is available in the Winona Health parking ramp, near Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors, the Winona Clinic parking lot and the Lake Winona Manor south parking lot. The east and west entrance to Parks Avenue will be blocked.

In the event of rain, the fireworks will be held the following evening. Those who have questions may call 507.494.5725.


Free 30-minute, Hands Only CPR Workshops, Saturday, Oct. 14

Helen Bagshaw, CCRN
Winona Health Intensive Care Unit nurse, 2014 Minnesota Caregiver of the Year, AND Hands Only CPR instructor.

What should you do if you see a loved one or a stranger collapse? If you don’t know, here’s how to find out: Helen Bagshaw, CCRN, will offer free Hands Only CPR workshops on Saturday, October 14, to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest.

These workshops will be informative and fun. All ages 12 and older are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

“People are often surprised to learn that saving someone’s life doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Hands only CPR chest compression is easy to learn, and you never know when you may have the opportunity to save a life,” says Bagshaw, a Winona Health a critical care registered nurse in Winona Health’s Intensive Care Unit and an active community volunteer. She also will share information about what to do when someone is choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Here are a few good reasons to sign up:

  • 89% of cardiac arrests happen at home.
  • Only 38% of Americans know how or have received any CPR training.
  • ‘Hands Only CPR’ can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
  • Each year, sudden cardiac arrest causes more deaths than lung cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Free, half-hour workshops are limited to 14 people per session:

  • 8:30 – 9 a.m.
  • 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 – 12 p.m.

The workshops will be in Winona Health’s B.A. Miller Auditorium on the hospital third floor, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona, Minn. RSVP for a specific time by Thursday, October 12.


or call 507.457.4161.

Winona Health earns NCQA Accreditation

Winona Health’s Medical Staff Services team: Cathy Fangman, Stacy Schultz and Joy Boldt with Vice President of Quality & Safety Kathleen Lanik.

Winona Health’s Medical Staff Services team has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation in Credentialing and Recredentialing.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. Earning NCQA Accreditation involves a rigorous evaluation and review of an organization’s credentialing and re-credentialing processes for medical staff, including an on-site review of processes and detailed records.

Credentialing is the process of evaluating the qualifications and practice history of a medical professional. NCQA requirements include using primary source verification to check board certification, education and training and other factors that may have an impact on patient care.

“By examining every step required for credentialing and recredentialing, our staff has decreased the length of time between hiring healthcare providers and being able to bring them on board to take care of our community—all while maintaining the high standards and thorough documentation required by the National Committee for Quality Assurance,” explains Kathleen Lanik, Winona Health vice president of Quality and Safety. “Because of process improvements by our Medical Staff Services team, our community has improved access to high-quality medical care.”

Winona Health Medical Staff Services team includes Cathy Fangman, Joy Boldt, and Stacy Schultz.

NCQA is governed by a board of directors that includes employers, consumers, health plans, quality experts, policy makers and representatives from organized medicine.

For more information about Winona Health, visit

For more information about NCQA, visit


About Winona Health: Winona Health is a nonprofit, community-owned independent healthcare system in southeast Minnesota devoted to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. The organization serves community members through its Primary and Specialty Care Clinics, Hospital, Assisted Living residences, and Transitional and Long-term care residences. For more information about Winona Health, visit

About NCQA:  NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s web site ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.


Volunteers Collective Goods sale October 11 and 12, 2017

Winona Health Volunteers will host a new book fair through Collective Goods, formerly known as Books Are Fun Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, Winona. Please use the hospital entrance to attend this event.

The sale features a wide variety of high-quality new books and gifts that inform, enrich, entertain and inspire people of all ages. The Collective Goods selection includes New York Times bestsellers; children’s storybooks; classics and educational books; general interest books such as cooking, sports, gardening, reference and multicultural titles; and stationery and gift items. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on fun and educational gifts at reasonable prices.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Volunteer projects to benefit patients and their families at Winona Health, in addition to providing scholarships to students pursuing a career in healthcare.

If attending the sale, please kindly use the hospital parking lot and hospital entrance so that clinic parking is available for those who have appointments.

For more information, please contact the Winona Health Volunteer Office at 507.457.4342.


Free program about Medicare Part D

Winona Health and area partners present The Gift: Medicare Part D, Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Great Hall at Senior Living at Watkins, 175 E. Wabasha in Winona, Minn.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins in October, and Winona Health has brought together a panel of experts to help community members who have questions about Medicare Part D and how it could benefit them.

Panelists include:

  • Sheila Skeels, Social Worker, Winona Health
  • Terry Full or Amanda Weber, Pharmacists, Winona Health
  • Marsha Yancy, Senior Advocate, Friendship Center
  • Chad Wojchik, Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator, Senior LinkAge Line®

“The Gift” is a quarterly health talk series covering topics related to various aspects of aging including financial, legal and emotional issues. Whether these issues are personally affecting you or you are assisting a family member, “The Gift” is for you.

The program is free. For planning purposes, RSVP is requested by Monday, October 9.

RSVP here

or call 507.457.4161.




Get ready to Sparkle! Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kevin Christensen, MD

Winona Health invites women to Sparkle, Thursday, October 12, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, Minn.

Women are invited to gather their girlfriends to enjoy an evening filled with world-class art along with fun and helpful information about health and wellness while enjoying refreshments and connecting with friends. This free event is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and features brief presentations and opportunities for Q & A with Dermatologist Kevin Christensen and Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon Hans Serleth.

“The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a wonderful location to host our dazzling Sparkle event,” said Nicole Schossow, Winona Health community relations coordinator. “Like a great work of art, each woman has her own unique beauty, and it’s our goal to provide health and wellness information to help each woman feel her best.”

Hans Serleth, MD

Health and wellness experts will be on hand to answer questions and share helpful information to improve your health and wellbeing, including HealthyFit and Health Coaching; the Spa at Winona Health; Women’s Imaging/Mammography; the Winona Health Volunteers’ Glady D. Miller Gift Shop; Winona Health Pharmacies; Plastics & Cosmetics, Sleep Advisor Services and other informational booths. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

There is no charge for admission, so get together with your mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and RSVP for this special event by Tuesday, October 10.

RSVP for Sparkle!

or call 507.457.4161