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What's going on at CHN and in the CHN Community.

Cancer Support Group
"Lymphedema and Exercise"
Presented by Becky Davis, PT Certified Lymphedema Therapist on Tuesday May 11, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., MOB Conference Room, Berlin Memorial Hospital.

March 6, 2010
CHN Orthopedics the Choice throughout Wisconsin
A physically fit, 66 year old male, Richard Wallden, a former Police Captain for the City of Madison, didn’t take it lightly when the time had come to replace his progressively degenerating hip. With 60-80 hours of internet research, he armed himself with information on the orthopedic procedures available, the anesthesia options, and types of bearing surfaces – he truly did his homework.
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Cancer Support Group
"Dealing with the Diagnosis of Cancer"
Presented by Kristy Herzig, Medical Social Worker (CSW), Hospice Hope on Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., MOB Conference Room, Berlin Memorial Hospital.

H1N1 Vaccine and Booster Clinic
Friday, January 29th
2:00pm – 5:00pm
CHN Medical Center Green Lake
(corner of Hwy 49 and 23)

Anyone needing the vaccine or a booster should call the Medical Center at 294-0100 and make an appointment.

There is a $15 charge for the vaccination, and this will be entered into the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.

Honoring Dr. Gubitz
All staff, along with the community, are invited to celebrate the 35 years Dr. Gubitz has dedicated to CHN. Join us for a gathering in the front lobby of MOB on Wednesday, December 16th, from 3:00-5:00pm.

Cookies and refreshments will be served, and guaranteed to be some great stories told! Please come give Dr. Gubitz warm wishes for a long and happy retirement.

November 6, 2009
H1N1 Influenza Forum
Dr. Craig Batley, Dr. Dave Budde, Dr. David Resen from CHN will be hosting a community educational forum on H1N1 on November, 11th at 6pm at the City Inn in Berlin, WI. Kathy Munsey the Green Lake County Health Officer will also be in attendance to help field questions and provide information. Public is invited. For more information please call 920-361-5480

November 2, 2009
H1N1 Influenza Forum
Dr. James Williams and Leesa McShane FNP from the Community Medical Center in Green Lake, WI will be hosting a community educational forum on H1N1 on November, 17th at 5pm at the Community Medical Center in Green lake. Kathy Munsey the Green Lake County Health Officer will also be in attendance to help field questions and provide information. Public is invited. For more information please call 920-294-0100

October 27, 2009
Weekly CHN H1N1 Community Update
The H1N1 Team at CHN prepares a weekly report regarding H1N1 news, preparedness and treatment. Read Weekly Update

October 22, 2009
H1N1 - We’re all in this Together
What you need to know about H1N1 (swine Flu) and how CHN can help you through it. Read Weekly Update

October 9, 2009
Expanding Orthopedic Excellence at CHN
Community Health Network is very excited to announce the addition of John Horan, MD, as their newest Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Horan will be teaming up with David Jones, MD, another full-time CHN Orthopedic Surgeon. Read more

July 30, 2009
Diabetes Medication Management-101
Join a member of CHN Pharmacy for an informative discussion about diabetes medications. Learn how different medications work, common side effects, and other important information that you need to know!

MOB Conference Room
Berlin Memorial Hospital
225 Memorial Drive, Berlin

Thursday, Aug 13th 4-5pm and Friday, Aug 14th 1-2pm
RSVP as soon as possible at: (920) 361-5718

July 27, 2009
CHN Diabetic Education Making Big Strides in Helping Others
With nearly 10% of residents of the Tri-County area (Waushara, Green Lake, Marquette) diagnosed with diabetes, it takes a toll on the area—physically and financially. In response to the 27% increase in diabetes, Community Health Network in Berlin developed a diabetic program. The multidisciplinary team has been working to aid those who suffer from diabetes to better handle the challenges that accompany being diabetic.
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July 1, 2009
CHN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Effective July 1, 2009, Central Wisconsin Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic S.C. was acquired by Community Health Network. David Jones, MD, and his staff are now employed by CHN, and will work under the new clinic name of CHN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Jones will continue to see patients at his current office location, 191 Memorial Drive in Berlin, and can be reached at 920-361-2500. Under this new ownership, all business matters for services provided AFTER July 1, 2009 (billing, insurance claims, account payables and receivables) will be handled by the CHN Business Office. They are located in the main lobby entrance of Berlin Memorial Hospital and can be reached at 361-5980.

Dr. Jones has cared for patients in the area since 1983, and his professional expertise and knowledge is a great addition to the CHN physician staff. He will continue to provide excellence in orthopedic services and meeting the needs of this community.

June 26, 2009
Juliette Manor Family Picnic Enjoyed by All
In spite of Mother Nature not cooperating with the annual Juliette Manor picnic, the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of residents, family and friends. The picnic, traditionally held on the 3rd Friday in June, remains a special day for everyone involved.
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June 26, 2009
Redgranite School Receives Help from CHN
The Redgranite PTO has been doing fundraisers over the past few years to raise money to update the playground at Redgranite Elementary School. A few ways in which monies were raised include a rummage and bake sale, a brat fry at Stone Ridge, and various other small fundraisers throughout the past couple of years. Along with these fundraisers, a mailing was sent out to the local and surrounding places of business asking for donations to help complete the process. The PTO President at the time, Melissa Richards, applied for two grants. One of the grants was received from the CHN Foundation - in the amount of $2,500.
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June 26, 2009
Learn the Truth about Insulin
Nancy Gimenez, RN, Diabetic Educator for CHN, is pleased to announce the opportunity for you to come and hear about insulin from a “real” person with diabetes. Afterwards, you’ll ask yourself, “Why didn’t I talk with my doctor sooner?” Come hear A1C Champion, Paula Jernigan.
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June 26, 2009
We All Need a Good Night’s Sleep
Have you been snoozing through your days, and feel like you’re in a daze? Do you doze off any time you sit down for 5 minutes? Do you feel like you sleep all night, yet feel sleepy all day? With the busy and stressful lives we lead, it’s hard to determine just what “rested” truly is.
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CHN “Burning Down the Fox” BBQ Competition Heating Up in Princeton
This is the 4th Annual "Burning Down the Fox" State Barbeque Championship, August 28th & 29th, 2009 in Princeton, Wisconsin, yet a first for Community Health Network. In prior years the event was run by the Princeton Rotary, and has been a huge success. As the event increases in size, the Rotary worked with CHN to take over the established event to continue to expand it, and make it the premier event for Princeton.

New activities are being planned along with the BBQ competition to make it an entire weekend of excitement. The all-weekend event takes place on the grounds of the Princeton Public School, and all proceeds from the event will go to the School.

The Flat Tire Band will kick-off the live entertainment on Friday night, August 28th, at 6:00pm. Their unique brand of West Coast high energy swing blues is a perfect compliment to a great summer evening. Whether you're working up a sweat dancing or just relaxing with your friends, it’s a band you shouldn’t miss!

On Saturday, there will be a Football Competition (throwing, kicking, and punting) with categories for ALL AGES. Also planned for the golfer’s in the crowd is a Long Drive Competition. Let's see that 350 yard drive. There will be divisions for men, women, and children. For the kid in all of us, giant inflatable’s activity zone. Spend the afternoon bouncing, climbing and sliding.

Adding some excitement to the day will be your opportunity to take a Voyager Canoe Ride. The Voyageur trip is truly a hands-on experience in history, and camaraderie. You will paddle the large voyageur canoe back in time to learn the history of the Fox River, and the importance of river travel. Trips run from 10am to 3pm on Saturday from the Fox River Park.

There will be a great selection of food to choose from. Try some of the best BBQ’d pork, ribs, and brisket, along with kids’ meals, and the good old fashioned root beer floats, cotton candy, and hot dogs.

Entertaining the crowd on Saturday at 6:00pm will be the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, held directly across from the BBQ grounds, where a boomtown comes alive with cowboys, bandits, miners, and saloon girls, all kept in line with frontier justice. Best of all, the admission is FREE. Following the Wild West show, live music begins back at the BBQ grounds, featuring The Bar Fliez, singing classic American Rock-n-Roll.

For more information call 920-361-6379 or Visit The Website

Vicki Cross Brings Medical Skills to CHN Medical Center Princeton
Nurse Practitioner Vicki Cross earned both her bachelor and master degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) and an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP). Vicki has been a member of the Community Health Network medical staff for the past 15 years. Previous to her appointment to the CHN Medical Center Princeton, she served patients at CHN Medical Center Wautoma. She is also certified in Botox Cosmetic treatment. Ms. Cross works in collaboration with John Modrzynski, MD.
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Great Community Support in “Helping Hands for Cancer”
It was a day of great participation from the community, with 420 runners and walkers, and 35 vendors who took part in the 8th Helping Hands for Cancer Run/Walk, Health Fair, and Bike Safety Rodeo on the campus of CHN Berlin Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 16.

The following individuals and businesses gave of their time, financial support, and equipment to make the logistics of the event possible:
• Berlin Journal Newspapers
• Warrens Future Citizens 4H Club
• Waste Management
• Boys & Girls Club – Cornerstone Club
• Ripon Electric
• Kiwanis Club
• Berlin American Legion
• Badger Mining
• Berlin Trophy and Specialty Products
• Kwik Trip
• Oshkosh Tent and Awning
• Friends of the Park
• Berlin Seniors
• PaceSetters Race Equipment
• Hietpas Electric
• Kitz & Pheil
• Mike’s Bike Shop
• Berlin Fire Dept.
• Berlin EMS
• Berlin High School Cross Country Team
• Ray’s Sanitation
• The following individuals: Brian and Traci Hegner Family, Rob and Cathy Hargrave Family, Mary Kay and Tom Schwarz, DJ Art Lund, Janet and Gene Meyer, Jim Shea, Carol Frank, Gordon Lopes, Vickie VanSistine, Yvonne Chase, Jenny Dych, Amy Brooks, Sherryl Wilson, Michele Krombos, Carla Hargrave, Pam Alf, Sandy Trampf, Paula Trochinski, Charlotte Evans, Diane Klika, Carol Conway, Drew Thorpe, Megan Roehl and friends, Gary Knoke, Jeff Krall, Paul Dlouhy, Kris LaBusse, Kim Holliday, Tim and Chris DeMaster, and CHN Staff.

Congratulations to Devon Lawent, who won the $50.00 Mike’s Bike Shop certificate courtesy of Community Health Network.

Thanks to all who made this a very successful event. Please make a note of next years date, May 15, 2010 when once again area businesses, walkers, and runners will meet the challenge to be the Healthiest Day in Berlin.

Ripon Relay For Life – One Step at a Time
A tone of victory echoed throughout Barlow Park in Ripon on Friday, June 12th when the torch bearer, twelve-year old leukemia survivor Alyse Zabel, lit the eternal light of hope. Dr. Paul Nelsen, CHN Medical Center Ripon, made the opening address to the crowd of survivors, friends and walkers to support Relay For Life.
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CHN Foundation Planning 2nd Annual “Ride For Health”
On Saturday, September 19th, 2009, the Community Health Network Foundation is hosting its second annual “Ride for Health”; a fundraiser incorporating a scenic ride with stops throughout the CHN service area, and ending with a steak dinner at the Berlin VFW. The date was previously set for August 15th, so please make a note of the change to September 19th.
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CHN Proud of RN receiving Distinguished Nightingale Award
Leesa McShane, BSN, Emergency Department Registered Nurse at Community Health Network, received The Nightingale Award at the 2009 Recognition Dinner held at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Leesa, a nurse for over 20 years, was recognized for her commitment to the care of patients, for her work as a preceptor of nursing interns in the Emergency Department at Berlin Memorial Hospital, and for her broad community work supporting health and wellness of community members.
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CHN Makes Donations to Tri-County Boys/Girls Club
With over 100 kids daily in attendance at the Tri-County Boys and Girls Club in Berlin, it was a decision by the CHN Rehabilitation department to use their fundraising monies to support the Club, by ensuring the kids have equipment to stay active and healthy.

The most recent donation to the Club included 15 boys basketballs, 7 girls basketballs, 25 jump ropes, 2 new basketball nets, 24 dodge balls, and 50 pinnies (donation split by CHN Rehab and Apparel Art in Berlin).

Managing Your Money throughout Life
Community Health Network Foundation, along with CenturyTel, is presenting a program on Your Life’s Savings: It’s Yours, Now Keep It and Control It! This presentation will take place on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM at the Century Tel office – 144 North Pearl St, Berlin.

Estate Planning Attorney Richard E. Bollenbeck will discuss the following topics:
• Reduce Your Taxes
• How To Avoid Attorney Fees
• How to Keep Your Assets private vs Public Records
• Trusts vs Wills
• Save Money Through Charitable Giving
• Durable Power of Attorney & Healthcare Power of Attorney
• Controlling Your Assets After Death

This event is Free but space is limited. Please pre-register by calling 920-361-6524.

CHN Celebrates Nursing
This past week Nurses throughout Community Health Network were honored and recognized for their expertise and dedication. Nancy Wilson, Director of Patient Care Services at CHN, planned theweek of festivities that entailed fun, special treats, gifts and recognition. Clinical Managers created beautiful theme baskets which were won in a raffle.
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Belter Honored at Statewide Health Care Recognition Program
“Just a simple smile, ‘thank you’, or ‘have a nice day’, can make a difference in someone's day,” were the words submitted in an essay written by Connie Belter at CHN that garnered her statewide recognition. Belter is a telecommunications operator at Community Health Network, and was recently recognized for her contributions.
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Juliette Manor goes Hollywood
In celebration of National Hospital/Nursing Home week, the staff at Juliette Manor went all out on “Movie Star Day”, dressing as their favorite character. Visit The Website

CHN Volunteers Still Rock!
Over 100 active Community Health Network volunteers gathered at the City Inn in Berlin and stepped back in time when Elvis Presley was King, Poodle skirts were a closet staple, Chex Mix had just left the cereal bowl for the snack bowl and Volcano Potatoes hit the plates.

The annual event is celebrated each April to honor the efforts of the volunteers who give of their time, talent and dedication to enhance the efforts of the organization. Douglas Guy, CEO of CHN, thanked those gathered for the countless hours and efforts given, and how their roles make a positive difference at CHN.
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Plans Underway for Construction of New CHN Medical Center in Markesan
A timeline is being set between Community Health Network and Joel Plagenz on the construction of a new CHN medical facility located in the Markesan Industrial Park. Currently the building plans and specifications are being reviewed by CHN physician Dr. Ross Hazlewood and clinic staff. At this same time the lease of the building and all contractual obligations are being established.Read More

1st Annual “Wine & Roses” Fundraiser Big Success
The Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake was the place to be this past Saturday, with over 110 attendees enjoying wine tasting and great appetizers, all to raise money to benefit those in need. The 1st annual CHN Foundation “Wine and Roses” event raised over $10,000, in part to the many generous sponsors and donors who made it happen.
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Boys & Girls Club Visits CHN
It is a worthwhile adventure when two organizations partner and work together for the good of the entire community.
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Holiday Spirit is Alive and Well at CHN
Douglas Guy, CEO of Community Health Network, commended the generosity of CHN employees recently. “It didn’t take long to see the true holiday spirit shine here at CHN over the past months. This spirit is reflected in the abundance of community-minded people here, who took it upon themselves, or within their departments, or as an assigned team, to organize a fundraiser; and to the many who supported these fundraisers. All of these efforts ensure that many in our community will have a brighter holiday,” he said.
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Who Santa Claus Uses for Superior Healthcare
Yes, even Santa Claus can feel “under the weather” some days, and calls on the best to provide him top notch healthcare services. And this Santa Claus is one we can call our own.
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CHN Foundation - Helping those around us
Yes, even Santa Claus can feel “under the weather” some days, and calls on the best to provide him top notch healthcare services. And this Santa Claus is one we can call our own.

Through two of their more prominent funds, namely the Lucille Schultz Caring for Kids, and Sandy Tincher Trust Fund, they provide financial grants to area individuals or families experiencing the economic hardships that medical situations can often create...
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Donor Recognition Event held for CHN Foundation Supporters
In was a night of recognition and tribute to the many people who have so generously donated, either financially or of their time, to the Community Health Network Foundation.
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CHN Food Drive a Great Success
It was a friendly food drive competition for the employees of Community Health Network, and it produced great results for local food pantries. With 2,336 items collected throughout the month of October, boxes were overflowing with canned goods, cereals, and other non-perishable items.
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CHN Makes Donation to “Friends of the Berlin Senior Center”
Community Health Network CEO Douglas Guy was happy to present a $500.00 donation to Betty Gross, representing “Friends of the Berlin Senior Center”. Guy commended the hard work and dedication of the “Friends” in their drive to raise money for the expansion of the parking lot at the Berlin Senior Center. Anyone wishing to help with this project can call 920-290-2442.

Continuing Medical Education at BMH Receives Accreditation
The Council on Medical Education from the Wisconsin Medical Society recently confirmed the accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) at Berlin Memorial Hospital. There are stringent criteria from the State Medical Society for continuing education programs. The four year accreditation is an outstanding accomplishment and speaks to the quality programming available at Berlin Hospital.
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CHN Family Birth Center Birthday Party
A celebration took place in the waiting room of the Family Birth Center at Berlin Memorial Hospital on October 15th, Dagny’s 60th birthday. Through reminiscing, Audrey remembers taking baby Dagny home in a handmade, quilted shoe box. For the celebration, she brought the quilted shoe box to show just how small the baby was.
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CHN Foundation "Ride For Health" Big Success!
Riders from across the state of Wisconsin enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend and supported a worthy cause.
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CHN Doctor heading for volunteer assignment in Egypt
Orthopedic Surgeon David Jones, MD, of Central Wisconsin Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, will accompany two of his daughters, Barb and Sue, to the Sahara Desert where they will compete in Racing The Planet Limited. Read the Entire Story

Advanced Women's Healthcare opens in Berlin
Women's Health Services are offered to you in a convenient location, close to home.
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CHN "Knowing You" Newsletter
Leading Edge Technology Means Better Care at CHN

BMH Doctor elected to Trauma Advisory Council
Daniel Perrault, M.D. will begin serving on the Executive Council of the Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RTAC) beginning October 8th. Dr. Perrault has been an Emergency Physician since 1999 and has been with Berlin Memorial Hospital since 2003. read press release

Great advancements at Wautoma Clinic
This latest addition of an endoscopy suite adds to their current list of extended services, including mammography, dermatology, podiatry, Botox, X-ray, pharmacy, family medical care including obstetrics, and minor surgeries such as skin cancer, other skin lesions and vasectomies that are currently offered. read press release

Second "WISH" Granted at Juliette Manor.
Juliette Manor’s “Wish Upon a Star” program granted its second wish in connection with the Packer’s Opening 2008-2009 Season. A rally day was planned at Juliette Manor to “Back the Pack” on Monday, September 8th. This was also the perfect opportunity to present devout Packer fan, and JM resident, Eleanor Polly with a special “care package”.
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Advanced emergency plan for the CHN Community
With the advent of massive emergency situations like 9/11 and the results of the Katrina hurricane, the health care industry, public health and local, state and federal government have stepped up their preparations for emergencies, be they large or small. Community Health Network (CHN) is actively involved with these efforts.
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CHN Diabetes Education launches website
Central Wisconsin is High-Risk for Diabetes. The overall prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin and specifically the Central Wisconsin area (Green Lake, Adams, Waushara and Marquette Counties) has increased dramatically, as much as 27%. To address the specific needs of the CHN community, the Diabetes Education department has launched a website focused on the Central Wisconsin area.
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Community Medical Center of Green Lake Opens
The new beautifully constructed medical center on the corners of Hwy 49, 23 and Cty Rd A opened for patients Monday, August 4th. This collaborative effort between Community Health Network and Ripon Medical Center will be the new location for Dr. Jim Williams, Nurse Practitioner Colleen Micele, and staff.
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Enhanced Patient Safety in Labor and Delivery Area
Berlin Memorial Hospital (BMH) in Berlin Wisconsin, a critical access designated hospital, has acquired new technology for their patients in labor and delivery that will enhance the patient experience and elevate their status within the region they serve. No longer will patients need to travel for advanced perinatal technology, as it is offered right at BMH.
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“Wish Upon a Star” Program Gets Underway
Juliette Manor’s new Resident-focused program “Wish Upon a Star” granted its first wish to Resident, Ed Fraser. The program is designed to fulfill simple wishes Residents have not been able to attain during their lifetime. Juliette Manor staff members uncover these wishes and attempt to grant them whenever possible.
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