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November 4, 2020

Hunting Restriction on Hospital Trails

As anticipation for the upcoming deer season increases, the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge would like to remind you of hunting restrictions and safety precautions on the hospital’s property. There are absolutely no firearms allowed on the Hospital Property. Archery hunting and trapping is prohibited on the hospital property without permission. Permission for […]

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November 2, 2020

HAMH Welcomes General Surgeon Dr. David Lynn

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital would like to introduce General Surgeon, Dr. David Lynn. Dr. Lynn, MD, FACS, attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Lynn is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons […]

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October 30, 2020

Visitor Restrictions Implemented at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

Effective Friday, October 30, 2020, at 3:00 PM, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital will implement strict visitor restrictions. Patient and staff safety are the top priority for the hospital. The decision to limit visitation is due to COVID prevalence within our community and the increased number of COVID patients being treated in the hospital. Visitation will […]

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October 12, 2020

Area Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge sadly announces the cancellation of two events. The first is Trick or Treating at Water’s Edge. “For the safety of our residents, tenants, and the staff who care for them, as well as our community, Water’s Edge Senior Living will not be open for Trick or Treating this […]

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October 11, 2020

Leading Wisconsin Advocacy Groups Launch “Stop the COVID Spread!” Coalition to Combat COVID Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 9, 2020 Contact: mt@platform-communications.com Prominent Wisconsin health care, business organizations unveil effort to slow pandemic spread Madison, WI – As the pace of COVID-19 infections continues to increase rapidly in Wisconsin, a robust group of the state’s leading advocacy organizations have launched a new coalition aimed at combatting the growing […]

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September 30, 2020

Patient & Family Advisory Council for Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge

The Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge (HAMHWE) is a new initiative. It is being formed as a way to discuss and review issues surrounding the quality of care provided in the hospital and in Water’s Edge. “The goal of the PFAC is to partner with community […]

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August 28, 2020

HAMHWE & MMC Presented with Well Workplace Award

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), recently presented its coveted Silver Well Workplace Award to Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland and Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge (HAMHWE) in Hayward. The Silver Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and […]

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August 3, 2020

Blood Drive Scheduled for Monday, August 10th

On Monday, August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Hayward Wesleyan Church will host a Memorial Blood Centers’ blood drive at the church, 10655 Nyman Ave, Hayward. During the COVID-19 pandemic is it still safe to donate blood. Everyone participating in the blood drive will be masked. Homemade masks are acceptable and encouraged. […]

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June 1, 2020

Water’s Edge Provides Update on COVID-19 Case

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, a resident living in Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward, Wisconsin, tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “As of Monday, June 1, 2020, we have completed 121 additional tests in the Care Center,” said Heather Sheehan, Vice President of Senior Services. “We are happy to report that we have […]

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May 27, 2020

Water’s Edge Identifies Positive COVID-19 Case

Water’s Edge Identifies Positive COVID-19 Case On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, it was confirmed that a resident living in Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward, Wisconsin, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the facility’s first case and a direct result of proactive facility wide testing that was performed last week as […]

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May 22, 2020

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital Welcomes Podiatrist Dr. Keith Anderson

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital Welcomes Podiatrist Dr. Keith Anderson Hayward Area Memorial Hospital would like to introduce Podiatrist, Dr. Keith Anderson. Keith Anderson, DPM attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and completed his residency at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Anderson is Board Certified in foot […]

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May 20, 2020

Blood Drive Scheduled for June 12th

Blood Drive Scheduled for June 12th On Friday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Hayward Wesleyan Church will host a Memorial Blood Centers’ blood drive at the church, 10655 Nyman Ave, Hayward. During the COVID-19 pandemic is it still safe to donate blood. Everyone participating in the blood drive will be masked. […]

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May 11, 2020

Hayward Hospital Auxiliary Changes Name

Hayward Hospital Auxiliary Changes Name The governing board of the Hayward Hospital Auxiliary recently voted to change the name of the 67 year old organization to “Partners of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge”. Partners is the name used by the statewide volunteer groups who work to support their local hospitals and educate the […]

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March 23, 2020

Sawyer County COVID-19 Screening Expands Days of Operation

Sawyer County COVID-19 Screening Hotline Expands Days of Operation The Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has expanded days of operation and will now be open 7 days per week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus […]

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March 18, 2020

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital’s screening process and no visitor policy

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital’s screening process and no visitor policy Sawyer County, WI -In an effort to prioritize patient safety, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital has made the difficult decision to implement a strict no visitor policy to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, no visitors will […]

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March 17, 2020

COVID-19 & Social Distancing – A Letter from Dr. Sabrina Dunlap

 A Letter from Dr. Sabrina Dunlap – COVID-19 & Social Distancing On March 12th, Governor Evers declared a state of public health emergency, which allowed him to mandate the closure of schools no later than Wednesday, March 18th. New recommendations state that over the next 15 days Americans should avoid gathering in groups of ten […]

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March 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Available at No Cost

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Available at No Cost Hayward Area Memorial Hospital is working closely with our community partners in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Essentia Health is offering free screenings, online or by calling their toll free number if any of the following is true: • You begin to experience respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough […]

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March 13, 2020

Water’s Edge Increases Visitor Restrictions

Sawyer County, WI – Based on a directive from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Water’s Edge has increased visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Effective immediately, no one is permitted to visit residents or tenants in Water’s Edge unless deemed absolutely necessary by the […]

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January 16, 2020

HAMH Seeks Local Photography

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge are currently in the midst of a large remodel and expansion project. We are anticipating an ongoing need for photography to be used in spaces including, but not limited to; Specialty Services of HAMH (Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Urology), Rehabilitation Services, Infusion and Chemotherapy. We are asking local […]

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January 8, 2020

Blood Drive Scheduled for January 28th

On Tuesday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital will host a Memorial Blood Centers’ blood drive at the hospital, 11040 N. State Rd. 77, Hayward. Memorial Blood Centers is the sole blood supplier for the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and the northland. You can make a positive impact […]

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January 2, 2020

HAMH Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian Donahue

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital would like to introduce Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Donahue. Brian Donahue, MD attended the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed his residencies at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Donahue is a Board […]

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December 30, 2019

Raise Your Antibiotic Awareness

What are bacteria & viruses? Bacteria are small single–celled living organisms that can be found everywhere.  They can be found inside and outside of our body, however they are normally not found in the blood or spinal fluid. Many bacteria are not harmful and are beneficial (ex. stomach bacteria). However, they can trigger a wide […]

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November 21, 2019

HAMH Recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Award in Outcomes & Patient Perspective

November 21, 2019 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspective. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength […]

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November 12, 2019

2020 Healthcare Career Explorer Program

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge Care Center is once again holding the Healthcare Career Explorer program to offer a learning opportunity for our community. The program will give insight on the wide range of careers that exist in the healthcare fields. Participants will receive a variety of information and hands-on experiences in healthcare […]

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October 24, 2019

Northwest Wisconsin CEP to Provide Insurance Open Enrollment Assistance at HAMH

Enrolling in Marketplace Health Insurance or Badger Care has never been easier! With Open Enrollment for 2020 beginning on November 1st and ending on December 15th, Northwest Wisconsin CEP in partnership with Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and other area providers will be providing licensed Navigator enrollment services to the area free of charge! Navigators will […]

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Purple Tube Project Helps Those Living with Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

On November 13, 2019, several local agencies will be kicking off the Purple Tube Project of Sawyer County. The kick-off held at the Senior Resource Center located at 15856 E 5th Street, Hayward, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Purple Tube Project originated in Rock County, Wisconsin, and was implemented to provide first responders […]

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October 17, 2019

What’s New at Water’s Edge?

Senior Fitness at the Edge When we began planning our addition to Water’s Edge, we knew that we wanted to create a place that promoted physical wellness. Within Water’s Edge we now have a beautiful fitness center where staff and tenants can come to workout in a place that is convenient to them. The fitness […]

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October 15, 2019

Blood Drive Scheduled for November 4th

On Monday, November 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital will host a Memorial Blood Centers’ blood drive at the hospital, 11040 N. State Rd. 77, Hayward. Memorial Blood Centers is the sole blood supplier for the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and the northland. You can make a positive impact […]

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August 8, 2019

Community Picnic

This year Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge will host their Community Picnic on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on their campus. “Last year we hosted a picnic in honor of the hospital’s 65th Anniversary. Over 500 people joined us in the celebration,” says Cherie Morgan, Marketing & Communications Director. […]

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July 15, 2019

Hayward Hospital & Water’s Edge Honors Volunteers

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge recently hosted their annual Volunteer Education & Appreciation Day. There are 110 volunteers in the program and Volunteer Day is the one day each year that the volunteers come together to be recognized for their service, participate in annual education and enjoy fun and camaraderie with their fellow […]

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June 20, 2019

Dr. Paul Tonkin Joins Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital is expanding its specialty services to include Urology, which will be led by Paul Tonkin, MD. Dr. Tonkin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Tonkin completed his surgical training […]

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April 24, 2019

Telestroke Treatment Coming to HAMH

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital is launching a telemedicine stroke program with Allina Health to improve stroke care in our community. The program will begin on Friday, April 26, 2019, and will allow HAMH staff to connect with a stroke neurologist utilizing advanced videoconferencing technology. These special units feature a computer monitor and remote-controlled camera, which […]

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April 15, 2019

Take a Bite Off Chronic Pain

The Rehabilitation Department at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital has partnered with providers from Essentia Health and NorthLakes Clinic to create a program designed to help patients suffering from chronic pain. Research has found that a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain is most successful. Registered Dietitian, Kerrie Gamboni is a member of the Chronic Pain […]

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April 9, 2019

HAMH Expands Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Martha Cowan is an Occupational Therapist specializing in pediatric care. Martha has focused her entire 40 year career on pediatric care and is committed to improving the lives of infants and children. Martha earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. Throughout her career she has worked with children of all ages and […]

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February 6, 2019

Now Offering Office Ergonomic Assessments

Our Rehab Services team is now offering Office Ergonomic Assessments. This is an exciting new service we are offering through our new Industrial Rehab Program to help prevent worker injury. An ergonomic assessment is completed to improve the relationship between the worker, the work, and the workspace. This assessment results in feasible recommendations to make […]

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January 28, 2019

Offering Specialized Programs for Worker’s Compensation Patients

Are you an injured worker? Not sure how to recover from your injury? Struggling to return to work? Well, Rehab Services is here to help! Marja Lietzan, PT and Kate Rhyner, PTA are Workwell providers; educated specifically in treatment of injured workers, as well as worker injury prevention. Our team has been working hard to […]

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