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Welcome New Weston Businesses
* Dunkin Donuts - 4020 Schofield Ave - 712-870-2444
* Subway - 6606 Cty Rd J - 715-870-2440
* The Store - 6606 Cty Rd J - 712-241-9059
* Wausau Academy of Dance -  6307 Schofield Ave. - 715-432-0203

Welcome New Weston Business
July 16, 2014
* Village Family Resaurant - 3406 Schofield Ave. - 715-298-5815
Ministry Saint Clare’s Named Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review
June 6, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston is one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on hospitals' quality of care and service to community.

According to Becker’s, the 100 Great Community Hospitals have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs. The listing includes facilities that are independent or part of larger health systems.

Ministry Saint Clare’s is joined on the list by Calumet Medical Center, Chilton which is also part of the Ministry Health Care system. In total, 12 Wisconsin Hospitals were named Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s.

“This is another example of our associates and physicians commitment to provide the quality of care and the experience patients expect,” said Ministry Saint Clare’s President Mary Krueger. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, CareChex, and the American Hospital Association. iVantage awards considered include Healthstrong Hospitals — which are hospitals in the top tier of iVantage's Hospital Strength Index rankings — and the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which indicates the hospital performs as well or better at the median overall than the full census of all U.S. general acute-care hospitals in clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes. Inclusion on Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals list also factored in.

About Becker's Hospital Review:
Becker's Hospital Review features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each of the 12 annual issues of Becker's Hospital Review reaches approximately 18,500 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

About Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital:
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is an all-digital provider of quality, compassionate care offering a wide range of primary and specialty services as an anchor of the Weston Regional Medical Center.

In addition to 24-hour emergency-level III trauma and surgical services, Ministry Saint Clare’s was the first hospital in central Wisconsin to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and features major medical and surgical specialties to meet the needs of central Wisconsin and beyond.

A leader in quality outcomes and patient safety nationally, Ministry Saint Clare’s has been recognized as a Top-100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. It is one of the nation’s first all-digital hospitals and has been annually named one of America’s Most Wired Hospitals by Hospitals and Health Network Magazine since opening in 2006.

About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.

Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics and five Ministry hospitals are ranked in the top 10 in Medicare’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program in the state. Ministry’s Network Health has again received 4 ½ star recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Medicare Advantage plans.
Weston Memory Care
Press Release - May 1, 2014
Weston Memory Care is proud to announce the groundbreaking of their 36 unit memory care facility in Weston.  They plan to provide a person-centered healthcare approach to those residents suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia with an expected opening of October 2014.  For more information please contact Curt Crotty at 715-726-9330.
Welcome New Weston Businesses
May 1, 2014
Welcome to these new Weston Businesses:

* Backsmith Advanced Physical Therapy - 3409 Schofield Ave. - 715-298-5888
* Marathon Endurance - 4002 Schofield Ave. 715-301-1234
ADC Custom Products
April 30, 2014 - Product Release Press Conference

ADC Custom Products is pleased to introduce Safe and Storm Rooms. The Professionally Engineered Safe & Storm Rooms (also known as Panic Rooms) were designed to keep families safe from harm during the threat of devastating weather or in a situation of personal safety.
Welcome New Weston Businesses
April 23, 2014
Welcome to these new Weston Businesses:

* Cabintek - 6155 Mesker St. - 715-409-0311
* Ironworker - 5807 Prairie St.-  715-574-9323
Ministry Saint Clare’s Named One of The Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for Second Consecutive Year
March 4, 2014

Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital this week was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Ministry Saint Clare’s earned Top 100 recognition for the second consecutive year and is one of only five named in the study from the state of Wisconsin.

“This is a significant accomplishment made possible by the dedication and commitment of our physicians and associates,” said Ministry Saint Clare’s President Mary Krueger. “It is reassuring that our philosophy of the best use of technology to complement our bedside care in implementing best practices and evidence-based medical guidelines to improve our overall performance has once again been recognized by Truven Health Analytics.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.

The study has been conducted annually since 1993. The winning hospitals were announced in the March, 3, edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals® program at Truven Health Analytics. “The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

Truven reports that if all hospitals in the United States performed at the level of this year’s winners:
• More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
• Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication free.
• More than $5.4 billion could be saved.
• The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at 100tophospitals.com.

About Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital:
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is an all-digital provider of quality, compassionate care offering a wide range of primary and specialty services as an anchor of the Weston Regional Medical Center.

In addition to 24-hour emergency-level III trauma and surgical services, Ministry Saint Clare’s was the first hospital in central Wisconsin to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and features major medical and surgical specialties to meet the needs of central Wisconsin and beyond.

A leader in quality outcomes and patient safety nationally, Ministry Saint Clare’s has been recognized as a Top-100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. It is one of the nation’s first all-digital hospitals and has been annually named one of America’s Most Wired Hospitals by Hospitals and Health Network Magazine since opening in 2006.

About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.

Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics and five Ministry hospitals are ranked in the top 10 in Medicare’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program in the state. Ministry’s Network Health has again received 4 ½ star recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Medicare Advantage plans.
Welcome New Weston Businesses
January 16, 2014
Welcome to these new Weston Businesses:
 
  • Anderson Photography - 3409 Schofield Avenue, Suite C.
  • Perfect Upholstery - 2915 Schofield Avenue
  • J&J Auto Sales - 3412 Schofield Avenue
  • Jo Jo's Once Before Consignment - 4311 Schofield Avenue
Ministry Saint Clare's Reaccredited as Chest Pain Center
November 19, 2013
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston has received full Chest Pain Center accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). As one of two advanced surgical centers for the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care Heart Care Team, Ministry Saint Clare’s was the first hospital in the region in 2007 to achieve Chest Pain Accreditation which is valid for a term of three years. The chest pain program at Ministry Saint Clare’s is a joint effort of the hospital; The Diagnostic & Treatment Center, a service of Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care; and Marshfield Clinic. The percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) endorsement recognizes the level of care available at Ministry Saint Clare’s and supports the use of interventional treatment to address medical needs of chest pain patients who come to the hospital for care. The latest reaccreditation cycle marks the third straight time Ministry Saint Clare’s has been approved for full accreditation with PCI.

“The process to get to this level of recognition involved many individuals and teams throughout the entire Weston campus and required considerable work before we were ready to invite the survey team here to visit our program,” said Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital Chief Medical Officer Larry Hegland, M.D. “While Ministry Saint Clare’s receives the official designation, this is truly a milestone that all three groups have helped to achieve.”

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. “By following the stringent SCPC guidelines as an accredited chest pain center, we are committed to do our part to reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment,” said Heong P’ng, M.D., medical director of Emergency Services at Ministry Saint Clare’s.

The Accredited Chest Pain Center’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted. With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish standards designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC’s accreditation process ensures that centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. The Accredited Chest Pain Center at Ministry Saint Clare’s has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists.

Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following:
• Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
• Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
• Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
• Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
• Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel
• Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
• Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
• Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

About Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital:
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is an all-digital provider of quality, compassionate care offering a wide range of primary and specialty services as an anchor of the Weston Regional Medical Center.

In addition to 24-hour emergency-level III trauma and surgical services, Ministry Saint Clare’s was the first hospital in central Wisconsin to become an Accredited Chest Pain Center and features major medical and surgical specialties to meet the needs of central Wisconsin and beyond.

A leader in quality outcomes and patient safety nationally, Ministry Saint Clare’s has been recognized as a Top-100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. It is one of the nation’s first all-digital hospitals and has been annually named one of America’s Most Wired Hospitals by Hospitals and Health Network Magazine since opening in 2006.

About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system serving over 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry operations generate nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 46 clinics, and nearly 12,000 employees including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. According to Truven Health Analytics, Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of health care systems in the country.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that brings together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual hospitals and hospital systems to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare. For more information on SCPC, accreditation and certification opportunities, visit www.scpcp.org, or call toll free 877.271.4176
Platinum Award Recognizes Ministry Facilities for Heart Attack Care
October 31, 2013
The two advanced surgical centers for the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team have received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry®–GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston are two of 197 hospitals nationwide to receive the Platinum Award for implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients. It’s the second straight year each facility has received the Platinum Award.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Ministry Saint Joseph’s and Ministry Saint Clare’s consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for 8 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures.

“The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association commend the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” stated James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital and Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, ACTION Registry-GWTG Co-Chair and Chief of Cardiology at VA Boston Healthcare System, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

The American Heart Association estimates that each year, nearly 300,000 people in the United States will have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, the most severe form of heart attack. A STEMI occurs when a blood clot completely blocks an artery to the heart. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

“ACTION Registry–GWTG is designed to improve the quality of cardiovascular care and our physicians and staff members have responded to the benefit of our patients and the communities we serve, said Dr. Richard Reinhart, Joint Heart Care Team medical director. “This award recognizes a significant achievement and priority as the number of acute myocardial infarction patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing incidence of heart disease and a large aging population.”

Following the ACTION Registry–GWTG treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).

About: The Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team:
The Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team is a cooperative effort by two leading health care organizations working together as a single heart care program. For more than 90 years, this has enabled the team to deliver the very highest level of care available in the region. It is the heart care team chosen more often than any other local program, treating the most complex cases and conducting more research into leading edge heart care treatments. These top heart specialists see patients at more than a dozen locations throughout north central Wisconsin and staff two advanced care and surgical centers in Marshfield and Weston. For more information, visit: oneheartcareteam.org.

About ACTION Registry–GWTG
ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. For more information about ACTION Registry- GWTG, visit www.ncdr.com/action.