|Conserve Your Energy
Conserving your energy can help you to continue doing the things you love along with keeping up with the everyday activities you need to do.
Staying Motivated in Colder Weather
As the cold winter month’s continue and the days are still short, you may find it challenging to stay motivated and remain active. Here are some tips to help you focus on your physical health.
Protect Your Eyes This Winter
With the deep freeze comes harsh cold temperatures and dry air. Did you know, one of the most common complaints in winter is dryness of eyes combined with a burning or itching sensation?
Toy Talk: How to give a gift that is both fun and educational
Does your child struggle with picking up small objects, handwriting, or tying their shoes? Is your child considered “clumsy” or do they have difficulty with catching a ball? You may find yourself answering yes to these questions, but know that every child develops at their own pace. If you are finding your child may need encouragement in these areas, Occupational Therapist, Kayla Johnson has some helpful tips for you to consider that may aide in the fundamental development of your child.
There’s No Place Like Home
As we gather around the table for the upcoming holiday season we find ourselves saying, “There’s no place like home.” That is the motto the Divine Savior Home Care team embodies as they work with patients one-on-one in their homes to give them the strength and independence they need to celebrate this holiday season.
November is American Diabetes Month
Did you know that Divine Savior Healthcare has 2 Certified Diabetes Educators? And if you or someone you know has a diagnosis of diabetes your insurance is likely to cover nutrition counseling?
Mammograms Are Well Worthwhile
You may be nervous and afraid and thinking I don’t need one…a mammogram that is. That is what recent breast cancer survivor, Nancy Jane Jordan was thinking when she was first recommended to get a mammogram, as she said, “I didn’t believe in mammograms and always hated those machines, but after my recent experience with breast cancer I can attest it is well worth it.”
National Newborn Screening Awareness Month
From the first moment you hold your newborn in your arms you just want to keep them safe. This September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month and making the decision to have your newborn screened at birth is one step you can make to keeping them safe.
Affordable and Appetizing: Eating Healthy is Possible on a Low Budget
You may think eating healthy comes at a high cost, but the truth is you can still eat healthy on a budget. Whether you are a college student trying to get by with little income or a parent planning your child’s school lunch, Divine Savior Healthcare Registered Dietitian, Kelly Steele has helpful eating tips that are affordable and appetizing.
See What's on Our Horizon!
Divine Savior Healthcare is in the middle of something big and we’re only getting better! We’re building for YOU and building for LIFE!
Club Scrub Starts in January!
Once again, Divine Savior Healthcare will be hosting a fun-filled Club Scrub program. Club Scrub is an after-school program designed to spark interest in health-related careers among 7th and 8 th grade students through informative, hands-on activities.
Is Athletic Training in YOUR Future?
WANTED: High school students interested in caring for sports injuries or other health care careers. Join us for a 4-day summer program, complete with CPR certification and AED training, presented by the professionals at Divine Savior Healthcare.
Are You Ready for Winter?
Are You Ready for Winter? It doesn’t matter if you love it or hate it, you know it is coming. Winter in Wisconsin is packed with days of sledding and ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. But winter also brings snowstorms and bone-shaking wind chills.
Urgent News! Winter is prime time for slips, trips, bumps, bruises, sneezes and earaches. Divine Savior Healthcare would like to remind you about our urgent and emergent services available when you need them. No appointment necessary; no need to call ahead Illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, sprains and strains, cuts, colds and the flu always seem to strike when your doctor’s office is closed for the night. But sometimes you just can’t wait a day or two for care. Urgent Care at Divine Savior He...
Giving a voice to those with Parkinson’s Disease
Giving a Voice to those with Parkinson’s Disease Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. The cause is unknown and currently there is no cure. Some of the common signs of PD include tremors, a decrease in facial expression, reduced movement in the arms and soft and unintelligible speech. Fortunately, advances in speech therapy are giving th...
Revolutionary techniques to treat varicose veins at Divine Savior
Revolutionary Techniques to Treat Varicose Veins at Divine Savior Varicose veins are an old problem — Hippocrates and the ancient Egyptians wrote about them — and for many seniors, they are an unfortunate rite of passage. Half of all Americans over 50, and two-thirds of women over 60, suffer from those big ropey leg veins. The problem is far more than cosmetic — the pain, swelling and leg fatigue can really discourage an active lifestyle, and severe varicose veins can even cause chronic infection...
Meet the Newest Additions to our Medical Staff!
Divine Savior Healthcare is pleased to add the following physicians to our team of health care professionals. Please visit their physician profile pages to learn more about them. Dr. Melissa Huston , Emergency Medicine Dr. Jill Pogorelec , Family Medicine Dr. Joshua Pogorelec , General Surgery
Summer 2011 "For Your Life" Newsletter Now Available!
The Fall/Winter edition of our For Your Life newsletter is full of information to help you take charge of your health. Learn about our eICU, new OB/GYN, Tivoli Open House, Preventing Hearing Damage from Noise as well as our excercise classes and educational programming. Fall/Winter 2010 "For Your Life" Newsletter.
31st Annual Run/Walk a Success!
Nearly 300 people from throughout south-central Wisconsin and beyond joined up downtown for Divine Savior Healthcare's 31st annual Canal Days Run/Walk on June 4th. Funds raised through the Run/Walk support the community through health and education programs, such as the Heart Care program, numerous free or discounted screenings and much more. Top male and female finishers in the one-mile run were Corey Splittgerber , 33, of Berlin with a time of 6:26, and Sierra Kleist , 14, of Portage with a tim...
Divine Savior Healthcare Offers Grant/Forgivable Loan
Divine Savior Healthcare is pleased to once again offer a Grant/Forgivable Loan in order to promote and encourage the academic preparation for and excellence in healthcare careers. This award provides a renewable annual amount of $1,000 per year for up to five years. $250 of the annual amount is an outright grant to the student, and $750 is a forgivable loan. The loan will be forgiven if the student accepts full time employment with Divine Savior Healthcare upon graduation and remains...
Solutions for Female Urinary Incontinence
Dr. Erik Schulte, OB/GYN and the Divine Savior Rehabilitation Department are pleased to share comprehensive treatment options for women experiencing various types of urinary incontinence. Divine Savior offers surgical and non-surgical options, including physical therapy treatments, to help improve the quality of life for those seeking relief. Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects nearly 13 million Americans, many of whom are women. Women of all ages who experience this condition o...
Divine Savior Healthcare Receives Business Excellence Award!
Divine Savior Healthcare Receives Business Excellence Award On January 27th at the Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce presented Divine Savior Healthcare with the Business Excellence Award. This award goes to the Portage area business that has demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity and has experienced recent physical expansion and jobs generating a positive impact on local economy. The Chamber said that the system no longer is "a little hospital on the hill. ...
Be Aware of Drowsy Driving
We all know the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but many do not realize that driving while drowsy impairs judgment and reaction time just like alcohol and drugs. Studies tell us that being awake for more than 20 hours results in an impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, the legal limit in all states. ...
The Latest in Knee Replacement at Divine Savior Healthcare
Chances are you, or someone you know, experiences significant knee pain. Often this pain can be relieved by rehabilitation, medication or other non-surgical means. However, if these methods are unsuccessful and are the individual is still experiencing pain which restricts mobility or which keeps them awake at night, knee replacements are an option. Dr. James Foskett of Divine Savior Healthcare is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing joint replacement. He now offers patients in the Po...
19th Annual Love Light Celebration - 2009
The Partners of Divine Savior Healthcare are excited to bring the 19th Annual Love Light Celebration to Portage! You and your family are cordially invited to attend the Celebration on Thursday, December 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Divine Savior Healthcare - Extended Care. 19th Annual Love Light Celebration Thursday, December 10 6-8 p.m. Divine Savior Healthcare - Extended Care (715 West Pleasant Street) The evening will include musical entertainment, caroling and the lighting of the Love Light Trees. Refr...