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The list below is an archive of all news articles and press releases related to Amery Hospital & Clinic or major events that concern us. Click on any article title to read that article. The most recent news articles and press releases are listed first

Amery Hospital & Clinic Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

Preserving natural resources locally

Amery student donates stuffed animals

to cheer child patients

HELP volunteer

Puzzles, activities and conversations

New volunteer program helps prevent delirium

Amery Hospital & Clinic is a sustainability champion

Partner for Change in 2016

Beat Holiday Stress

8 helpful ways you can beat stress and depression during the Holidays

Holiday hours

Keeping you informed

United Way of St. Croix Valley supports mental health program

Amery Hospital & Clinic granted $500

Hops for Health event brings men’s health into the spotlight

covering a wide range of health topics

Wound Healing Center raises awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

National campaign starts October 24 - 28

Lighting it Up Pink

in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Open Gym for Families - be active while having fun

Free & no registration required

Diabetes Expo

provides support for diabetes patients and family members

Join us at Hops for Health

An event focusing on men's health

A free Diabetes event

Take control of your diabetes on September 28

Shoo the FLU - Walk-in flu shots

Get your flu shot now

Inspire Health Magazine - Fall 2016

A health magazine covering topics important to you and your family

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects 8 to 12 million Americans

September is Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month; learn more from the Wound Healing Center experts

Sponsors show support for the annual Golf Classic Fundraiser

A special thanks to sponsors for making a difference

August 9 - 28th Annual Golf Classic & Social Fundraiser

Help the Amery Hospital Foundation raise funds for patient-centered programs and community health initiatives

Wisconsin Health Care Maintains Rank among Best in Nation

Has ranked in the top 4 states 9 of the last 10 years

Fructose: Should You Avoid It?

When added to food and beverages, it can be a problem

HealthPartners named among Most Wired in nation

'Most Wired' health systems and hospitals leverage IT to improve performance and patient care

Location Is Key for Skin Cancer

Location, location, location is a key concept for skin cancer

Amery Hospital & Clinic awarded "Greenhealth Partner for Change"

Honored as a leader in health care environmentally preferable practices

Sign your little ones up for a Kids Cooking Class

This fun, hands-on cooking class is free for children ages 7 to 11

Free health event empowers local women

Ladies Night Out event provided fun and education

Celebrating the third annual Wound Care Awareness Week

June 6 – June 10, 2016 in cities nationwide

HealthPartners selected as a Healthcare “System for Change”

Demonstrates Environmental Stewardship in Health Care Practices Across the Entire Health Care System

(free) Ladies Night Out to focus on women’s health

Join us Tuesday, May 24 for a fun and informative event

Inspire Health Magazine - Spring 2016

A community focused health magazine caring for you and your family

Amery Hospital & Clinic Announces PowerUp for Kids Week

Family activities being held throughout the St. Croix Valley

PowerUp Week starts May 7

Check out all the family fun-filled events right here in Amery

Something BIG is coming April 26

giveBIG online fundraiser returns to Amery, Osceola and St. Croix Falls

FREE Computer and Cell Phone recycling collection on April 27

HealthPartners and Amery Hospital & Clinic sponsor this event

Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep and reap the benefits

Sleep and Stress Linked to Obesity

Counties in Wisconsin just had their annual check up

See how your county’s health compares to others in the state.

Grant awarded to the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin

To promote genetic counseling for cancer patients in Amery

Lien Elementary and Amery Intermediate take on the PowerUp Challenge

A three week challenge inspires students, teachers and families to Try for 5 fruits and veggies every day!

Open Gym for Families

PowerUp is partnering with Amery Community Education to offer Open Gyms for families this winter

Join us for our new 2016 Lunch N’ Learn Webinar Series

Each webinar is free to the public, and can be attended virtually anywhere.

Eat Good Food, Have Healthy Eyes

What we eat and how we see are intricately linked.

HealthPartners residency program

to increase family medicine physicians in rural northwest Wisconsin areas

Help shape women's health

Seeking women over 18 to join our focus group

United Way St. Croix Valley supports Behavioral Health Center

$500 grant helps expand music therapy inpatient program

Help us make health care better in our community

Share. Advise. Guide. Join the patient advisory group!

Amery Hospital & Clinic supports life-saving airboat

AHC donates $3000 to support the Amery Fire Department's airboat fund

Honor & remember those you love at the annual Love Light Tree Ceremony

Join this special event on Thursday, December 10 at 6 p.m.

“Celebrating the Power of Rural”

National Rural Health Day is November 19

Polk County Community Health Survey

How’s our health? We’d like to know!

Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

The demands of the Holiday season can create additional stress, so try these tips to help get you through.

What Parents Say Matter

Polk County Community Health Improvement initiative addresses underage alcohol use.

Hops for Health

An event educating local area men on health issues

Light it Up Pink

Amery Hospital & Clinic lights its building up pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wisconsin third-best state for health care efficiency

High-quality care boosts efficiency, patient satisfaction, better outcomes

3 Essential Steps to Career Success

Try these basic success tips

PowerUp expands to the Amery community

PowerUp - a community-wide initiative focusing on healthy living for kids and families

Hops for Health - a men's health event

A fun and informational health event for men

Inspire Health Magazine - Fall 2015

Caring for women & their families - Check out the latest!

Amery Hospital & Clinic sponsors The Remember Project

A series of plays to help build awareness about dementia and the most well-known form of memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease.

Shoo the Flu - keeping you & your family healthy

Convenient walk-in clinics to protect yourself and your family

Many thanks to Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Platinum sponsors, Regions Hospital and SMC, Ltd., and Gold sponsors support the 27th Annual Amery Hospital Foundation Golf Classic Fundraiser

Back-to-school Well Exams & WIAA Physicals

Extended hours available at all locations

Recognized for health care marketing excellence

Amery Hospital & Clinic wins three gold awards for marketing excellence

UCare honors Amery Hospital & Clinic

Recognized for achieving outstanding results in UCare’s 2014 quality programs

Helping others - Amery Hospital Foundation Golf Classic

Help others. Golf. Have Fun. Make a difference on August 11!

HealthPartners expands reading program; part of Children’s Health Initiative

Reach Out and Read program will be largest in Minnesota, western Wisconsin

Inspire Health Magazine - Spring/Summer 2015

Check out our latest edition!

Statewide health survey coming to Polk County in July

Help improve health throughout Wisconsin by participating in this statewide survey.

Want to learn about total knee or hip surgery?

If so, the Mobile Learning Center is coming June 12.

Women's health event draws 700

Women across western Wisconsin enjoyed a night out while learning more about important health issues.

Wound Healing Center Participates in Second Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

Healogics, a partner of AHC, is sponsoring its annual Wound Care Awareness Week June 1 – June 5, 2015 in cities nationwide.

Four Hospitals to Offer Know Your Numbers Health Fair

Free "Know Your Numbers" screening May 11-15.

Ladies Night Out to focus on women’s health

A Free and Fun Ladies Night Out event on May 27

Meditating Away Stress

As one expert states, "Mindfulness is about living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment."

Wisconsin Health care ranks second highest in nation

Wisconsin follows only New Hampshire in overall performance.

Building awareness - May is Mental Health Month

Addressing symptoms early can save lives and improve overall health.

Amery Hospital & Clinic Occupational Specialists Dawn, Deb and Kristin

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapists, like Dawn, Deb and Kristin, help patients throughout the lifespan gain skills and independence in activities of daily living including self-care, work, school, leisure, and community activities.

Something BIG is coming to a town near you

giveBIG online fundraiser expands to Amery and St. Croix Falls

FREE Electronic recycling collection in Amery

HealthPartners Amery Hospital & Clinic is sponsoring free electronic recycling collection on April 28 at Amery Area Community Center

Parenting Workshop

Join Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Teri Kohlrusch at a workshop that strengthens the parent child bond on April 14.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

A Diabetes & Nutrition Open House - providing knowledge and tools to help you take charge of your diabetes.

DOT Physical Exams: Is your doctor certified?

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires all health care providers who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested, and certified.

Inspire Health Magazine - Caring for women & their families

Check out the latest winter 2015 edition.

Amery High School student helps "Take Down Cancer"

Andrew Smith, an Amery High School wrestler and cancer survivor, raises awareness through a fundraising wrestling match.

Eat breakfast. Lose weight.

Studies show that people who eat a healthy breakfast tend to weigh less than those who skip the first meal of the day.

Protecting yourself and others during flu season

Health experts remind people to stay home and to know when to seek medical care

"Make Good Happen" campaign debuts

The new campaign brings meaning...#makegoodhappen

Trans Fat nutrition label

Eliminating Trans Fat

Eliminating the remaining trans fats from our diet could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year. Tips to help eliminate trans fat...

United Way of St. Croix Valley Supports Behavioral Health

Amery Hospital & Clinic granted $500 from United Way for support of local behavioral health center

Welcome General Surgeon Michael J. Schneider

New surgeon joins the medical staff at Amery and Westfields hospitals

Keep Informed: Ebola Update

Latest FAQs, contacts and resources on Ebola

It’s Not Just Ol’ Timers: Dementia is No Laughing Matter

An estimated 5.2 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease

Open House Celebration for CEO

Michael Karuschak, Jr., CEO of Amery Hospital & Clinic is being honored for his years of service on October 16. Please join the celebration!

Amery Hospital & Clinic CEO to retire

Fairview Health Services leader Debra Rudquist named successor

Beware of these common allergy culprits

Corn smut and ragweed can cause allergic reactions for many people.

Inspire - a community focused health magazine

Inspire is a woman's health magazine covering many educational topics and serves communities in Western Wisconsin and the East Metro.

Protect Yourself & Your Family: Get Immunized

Get the jump on flu season by receiving your immunization early this year!

Announcing new logo and name

Amery Regional Medical Center announced a new name and logo.

Make time for yourself - Get your mammogram

Life is busy. Juggling work, school, family, kids, friends and activities isn't easy, but somehow you manage it all.

Get smart. Take control of your kidney health.

Expert educators provide the knowledge you need to take control of your kidney health.

Helping more patients heal...faster

A second hyperbaric oxygen chamber to arrive at the Wound Healing Center July 31

Awarded for marketing excellence

Amery Regional Medical Center has received 34 national awards for marketing excellence over the last ten years.

Boost your child's learning

Start sharing and reading books with your child early to strengthen the foundation for learning

Help others. Golf. Have fun.

Join the annual golf classic on August 12 and support the youth scholarshp program, those experiencing mental health difficulties, and those fighting cancer.

Fainting: Causes & Prevention

About 40% of Americans have fainted at least once. While the event may be frightening, it's usually not caused by a major medical problem.

Summer Exercise: Cool Options

Swimming, paddling a canoe or kayak offers numerous workout benefits. It builds arms, legs, and core body muscles while improving cardiovascular fitness.

Counting Your Moles for Melanoma

It’s necessary to monitor them because they are the number one risk factor for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Keeping Weight Off: What It Takes

Maintaining weight loss? “It’s easier said than done,’” said Monica, a veteran of the weight loss wars.

Raising Awareness of Chronic Wounds

The Wound Healing Center joins Healogics to help raise awareness of chronic wounds. National Wound Care Awareness Week is June 2 through June 6.

Student Aidan Warner, Occupational Therapist Kathy Beran, Program Director Dr. Colleen Erb, and Hospital Horticulturalist, Nathan Prokop

Planting Seeds of Hope for Patients

"...patients miss the opportunity to plant in a garden or work with nature."

Wisconsin Hospitals Care for over 50,000 Patients Daily

Hospitals delivered 64,255 babies in 2012.

CEO Michael Karuschak to retire this December

CEO Michael Karuschak, Jr announced his pending retirement.

Cutting Back on Sugar: Too Sweet

On the table beside your plate is a measuring cup, three-quarter filled with sugar. You wouldn't eat all that, would you?

Health Happenings - Spring edition 2014

Learn about ways to reduce stress, important whooping cough facts, and yearly check-ups for children.

Critical access hospitals at risk

Amery Regional Medical Center takes a stand

May is Mental Health Month

"Mind Your Health" Recognizes Importance of Mental Health to Overall Health

Ahman Green is the new face for Alzheimer's Association

Future Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Ahman Green is the new “champion” for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter.

Amery Regional Medical Center joins HealthPartners

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 30, 2013 – Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has joined HealthPartners, the organizations announced today. Under an agreement effective Jan. 1, ARMC will maintain its own governing and foundation boards with continued representation from community members.

Low cost heart health intervention for women with no side effects

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. While there is much talk about diet, exercise and smoking cessation as ways to improve heart health and prevent disease, one low-cost, side-effect free intervention that gets significantly less attention is breastfeeding.

Patiently Waiting

Americans often leave little room for anything unplanned--even birthing a baby. Many of today's pregnant women are also career women. Fitting a birth into a jam-packed schedule can seem impossible.

Winter 2014 Health Happenings Newsletter

Health Happenings is published quarterly for the patients and friends of Amery Regional Medical Center.

Stop by the Turtle Lake Health Fair - May 8 from 3 to 6 pm

Stop by the Turtle Lake Health Fair - May 8 from 3 to 6 pm

ARMC recognized for marketing excellence

Honored for excellence in advertising in the 2013 Aster Awards, Amery Regional Medical Center received a gold and silver recognition in this year’s competition.

Behavioral Health Center celebrates 5 years of service

ARMC Behavioral Health Center, located at 230 Deronda Street in Amery, celebrated its five-year anniversary on December 10 with a public open house.

Behavioral Health Center celebrates five years

The ARMC Behavioral Health Center (BHC) inpatient unit opened its doors and admitted its first patient on December 10, 2008.

College Students: Special Fitness Discount Just for You

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS: Get Fit & Save!

Dr. Craig Johnson awarded HealthPartners Clinical Excellence in Primary Care

Dr. Craig Johnson from Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) received the 2013 HealthPartners Clinical Excellence in Primary Care award last week at a special ceremony held in the Twin Cities. This prestigious award not only recognizes Dr. Johnson’s clinical excellence, but also his contributions toward mentoring staff.

Finding Hope for Children Battling Cancer

In the United States alone, cancer impacts the lives of thousands of children every year.

Health Happenings Newsletter - Summer 2013

Health Happenings is published quarterly for the patients and friends of Amery Regional Medical Center.

Helpful Information About the New Health Exchange

Starting October 1, 2013, you can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov.

IBCLC Day Celebrated Worldwide

ARMC and Certified Nurse Midwife Brenda Johnson are joining the International Lactation Consultant Association in celebrating IBCLC Day on March 6, 2013. This year's theme “Connect with IBCLCs, the Experts in Breastfeeding Care,” highlights the expertise of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® in providing breastfeeding care.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Put On Your Pink!

Learning you have metastatic breast cancer can be devastating. However, for the approximately 162,000 women in the U.S. facing this advanced stage of breast cancer, new treatments can add years to their life.

Medicare 101: The ABC's & D of Medicare

Learn about the different parts of Medicare.

Protect the ones you love - Get Immunized

Flu Shots are $30 or can also be submitted to insurance

Psoriasis sufferers, lace up your sneakers

Many psoriasis sufferers avoid exercise to avoid an outbreak of red scaly patches and lesions.

Stealthy disease threatens many and can be passed on to others

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with a chronic disease that sometimes can be life-threatening, and most of them don't even know they have it.

Stop by the Wound Healing Center Open House - June 10 from 4 to 7 pm

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

For many of us, it is hard to imagine the daily care required to control diabetes.

Taking a stance on protecting patients against influenza

Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) now requires all employees and medical staff receive the influenza vaccine, with certain exceptions. The decision to move forward was based on one main concern: the safety of the patient.

United Way St. Croix Valley supports Behavioral Health Program

The United Way St. Croix Valley granted the Amery Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Volunteer Partners $500 to help the Behavioral Health Center in Amery.

Wisconsin hospitals reduce central-line infections

Painstaking work by Wisconsin hospitals in recent years has sharply lowered the occurrence of one of the most deadly types of infections: those from central lines used to deliver fluids, medication and blood to patients.