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September 26, 2022

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Time 1 Hour 30 Minutes • Makes 16 Servings   This sweet quick bread is kept moist with applesauce and just the right touch of sweetness with chocolate chips.   Submitted by Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge Registered Dietician, Jessica Dunbar.   INGREDIENTS: 3/4 C sugar 3 T canola […]

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September 16, 2022

Avoid Bicycle Injuries

  Avoid Bicycle Injuries Dr. Jaime Miller is the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, and sees plenty of bicycle accidents. In fact, in the United States nearly 1000 people die and over 130,000 people are seriously injured in bicycle accidents every year. Here’s her advice…   Cycling is a […]

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September 6, 2022

Tips from our HR Team

Tips from our HR Team Interested in a new career with us? Following these tips will give you the edge!   The process of submitting an application can be daunting. It requires preparation, time, and research. We sat down with Human Resources Generalist Claire Hessel to get insider information on how she chooses who to […]

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September 2, 2022

Cancer Screening Guide

Cancer Screening Guide You have a friend who was diagnosed with cancer. Or you’re at “that age.” Or maybe you’re just wanting full control and knowledge of your health. There are a myriad of reasons why you may be ready for a cancer screening. This guide will help explain the common types, and when our […]

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August 30, 2022

Community Picnic

   Community Picnic a Success 550 Ears of Corn. 375 Brats. 360 Burgers.   Thank you to all who attended our annual community picnic! Approximately 550 people attended and enjoyed the festivities over the 3 hours. “We were so happy to hold the Community Picnic again, after a two year break due to COVID-19,” […]

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August 17, 2022

Community Open House

Community Open House Thursday, October 27, 2022 • 2:30 – 4:30 PM HAMH Campus (use the South entrance) • 11040 N State Rd. 77, Hayward, WI       Meet our staff & providers. Take a tour. Enjoy refreshments. And no Open House would be complete without fabulous door prizes! See what’s new at Hayward […]

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August 1, 2022

Donation Assists with Fuel Costs

Donation Assists with Fuel Costs Patients who are in need of cancer treatments receive fuel cards to help with transportation costs, thanks to a generous donation from a former patient’s family.           Many patients travel to receive care, and they are doing this sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. This […]

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July 21, 2022

Employees Receive Live-Saving Training

Employees Receive Live-Saving Training Tracy Jensen is a CPR Instructor and Clinical Nurse Educator for Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge. This week, CPR training was available to all HAMH employees.   “I’ve been a CPR instructor for almost 16 years and it’s one of my favorite certification classes to teach because CPR is […]

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July 14, 2022

Water’s Edge Offers Free CNA Training Program

Jump Start Your Career in Healthcare! In an effort to increase the caregivers in our community, Water’s Edge Senior Living is offering a FREE 3 week, Certified Nursing Assistant training program! This program is available to anyone 16 years of age or older. The training program consists of 75 total hours, with a minimum 16 […]

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July 6, 2022

Wellness Gardens

Employee Wellness Gardens Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge employees are gardening at work! It’s all organized by the Wellness Team, an employee-led group dedicated to ensuring the well-being of our staff. “We found that a lot of our staff find gardening to be a stress reliever,” explains Kyle Narges, Employee Wellness. “It’s so […]

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June 30, 2022

Seeking Local Photography

Seeking Local Photography Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge continues to expand service offering and upgrade facilities. We have an ongoing need for photography and are seeking local images to display in our new clinic spaces. We are asking local photographers to submit their images. We would like photos such as: American Birkebeiner Chequamegon […]

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June 27, 2022

Advance Care Planning

Planning ahead now can assure you’ll receive the care you want at the end of life. It’s an uncomfortable but necessary topic. Have you considered what measures should be taken in the event of an emergency? Living wills and advance directives play a role for people of all ages, not just older adults. Now is […]

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June 22, 2022

Bieganski, Hamblin receive DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Megan Bieganski, RN and Carleen Hamblin, RN on the reception of their DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses! (JUNE 22, 2022) Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge announce Registered Nurses Megan Bieganski and Carleen Hamblin as winners of the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.   The award is a special way to […]

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June 15, 2022

Black Bean Mango Salsa

Black Bean Mango Salsa Prep Time 15 minutes • Makes ~3 Cups   This festive summer dish incorporates black beans–making this not only tasty, but adds lots of protein and fiber to your diet. Black bean mango salsa is a versatile dish. Try it topped over your grilled chicken breasts at your next cookout, or […]

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June 6, 2022

Orthopedic Surgery & Recovery: Dennis Nelson’s Story

Orthopedic Surgery & Recovery: Dennis Nelson’s Story Injuries can happen at any time to anyone, even if you’re an active individual.     As a law enforcement officer of 14 years, five of them serving as a K-9 handler, Dennis Nelson is no stranger to intense physical activity. The job of a Sheriff Deputy is […]

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June 1, 2022

How to Remove Ticks

Unfortunately, tick season is here.     Dr. Jaime Miller works in the Emergency Department at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. In her free time she enjoys biking and hiking with her three dogs: Jack, Lulu and Champ. Being in the Hayward Lakes area, we all see our fair share of wood ticks while enjoying nature’s […]

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May 20, 2022

Dive for the Dirt

  Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation have teamed up to present another year of Dive for the Dirt obstacle course at Hayward Primary and Intermediate schools.         “This is the best day ever!” –Hayward Primary School Student   Dive for the Dirt is an obstacle course set […]

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May 11, 2022

Kids Day at Hayward Primary School

Every year, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge organize a ‘Kids Day’ for area first graders. On May 11, 2022 our staff traveled to Hayward Primary School with Sawyer County Ambulance. The goals of Kids Day is to familiarize youth with commonly-used equipment and procedures so they are not scared once an ER or […]

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March 16, 2022

Doctors Devon Dannen and Sabrina Dunlap to Join Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

Hayward medical doctors Devon Dannen and Sabrina Dunlap are leaving NorthLakes Community Clinic in April to work at the new primary medical care clinic at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH). The duo recently announced they wanted to pursue a change and help the hospital create a new option in family medicine and obstetrics for the […]

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January 24, 2022

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital Awarded DNV Accredidation

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH) is proud to announce the successful completion of its new accreditation process from which they have been awarded accreditation by DNV. By earning accreditation, HAMH has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV’s accreditation […]

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January 13, 2022

Blood Drive Scheduled for January 25th

Memorial Blood Centers will be holding a blood drive will be on Tuesday, January 25th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, at the Holiday Inn Express in Hayward. There is a crucial need for blood donations at this time. During the COVID-19 pandemic it is still safe to donate blood. Everyone participating in the blood […]

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October 27, 2021

Area Organizations Work Together to Support Regional Hospice Services

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge would like to recognize Regional Hospice Services & Palliative Care for their partnership with area hospitals to support our region with high quality, compassionate end of life care. Regional Hospice Services offers care and support to patients where they […]

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June 24, 2021

HAMH Updates Visitor Policy

Effective Friday, June 25, at 9:00 AM, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital will update their current COVID Safety visitation policy. Patients will now be allowed to have two well visitors in most situations. This includes accompanying patients to appointments and visiting those who have overnight stays. Water’s Edge will continue to allow two well visitors, at […]

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April 15, 2021

Community Health Needs Survey Now Available

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH) and Sawyer County Public Health (SCPH) are working together to conduct each organization’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Every three years, hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and every five years counties are required to complete a CHNA. HAMH and SCPH are working closely together […]

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December 29, 2020

Partnership with Hayward Community Schools Provides Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Services

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital (HAMH) is proud to announce their partnership with the Hayward Community Schools to provide Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Services to Hurricane athletes. Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Laura Siverling, has joined HAMH and will continue to provide the same services to student athletes that she has for the past 20 years. “Laura […]

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December 24, 2020

Shots of Hope Arrive at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

The Hayward Area Memorial Hospital began vaccinating their team with the COVID-19 Vaccine today. “Our first shipment of the Moderna COVID vaccine arrived on Wednesday, December 23,” said Luke Beirl, Chief Executive Officer of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge. “We administered our first vaccine on Thursday, December 24, just in time for Christmas.” […]

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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 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 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 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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