Sauk Prairie Healthcare News

2021 Sees Record Number of Births at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • January 6, 2022
2021 Sees Record Number of Births at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Sauk Prairie Healthcare delivered 402 babies in 2021 — the highest number of births in the hospital’s 65-year history. The large number of...


It's Our Best Shot - COVID 19 Vaccinations

  • December 20, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - COVID 19 Vaccinations
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I'm Bob Wills, owner of Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain. I got the COVID-19 vaccine because I usually prefer hugs to...


It's Our Best Shot - Your Vaccination Will Help Our Communities

  • December 17, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Your Vaccination Will Help Our Communities
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I'm an artistic director. I'm a community member. I'm a mother. I'm someone who loves sitting in restaurants for a long...


It's Our Best Shot - We're All In This Together

  • December 16, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - We're All In This Together
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I'm a dentist. I'm a pastor. I'm a pediatrician. I'm a husband. It's Our Best Shot for being able to shake hands and...


It's Our Best Shot - We Urge You To Get The Covid 19 Vaccine

  • December 15, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - We Urge You To Get The Covid 19 Vaccine
I encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I urge you, get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please get the COVID-19 vaccine. I encourage you and your...


It's Our Best Shot - Get The Covid 19 Vaccine

  • December 14, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Get The Covid 19 Vaccine
We encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I urge you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I encourage you and your eligible family members to get...


Love Lights 2021 - The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • December 6, 2021
Love Lights 2021 - The Friends of Sauk Prairie Healthcare
On behalf of the Friends Board, I welcome you to our virtual Love Light Tree Lighting for 2021. The Love Light Project was started in 1987 by the...


It's Our Best Shot - COVID 19 Vaccinations

  • December 4, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - COVID 19 Vaccinations
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I'm a father. I'm a nurse. I'm a daughter. It's Our Best Shot for being able to travel. For returning to normalcy. For...


FREE COVID-19 Testing

  • December 1, 2021
FREE COVID-19 Testing
Sauk Prairie Healthcare, in collaboration with Sauk County Public Health, will conduct FREE drive-thru testing for the COVID-19 virus. 


It's Our Best Shot - Dra. Wendy Ledesma - Español

  • November 17, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Dra. Wendy Ledesma - Español
Yo recibí la vacuna del COVID19 por mis hijos, mi esposo, mi familia, mis padres, mi comunidad. Actualmente hay tres vacunas disponibles en los...


It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Wendy Ledesma

  • November 16, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Wendy Ledesma
Dr. Ledesma: I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine for my family, my parents, my community. There are three vaccines currently available in...


It's Our Best Shot - Derek Miller

  • November 10, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Derek Miller
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine for the sake of my family, also my neighbors, some of whom have health conditions that leave them at...


It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Ellen Wermuth

  • November 9, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Ellen Wermuth
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine for my patients, community, family, friends and myself. Some people are concerned that the COVID-19...


It's Our Best Shot - Lindsay and Reyna

  • November 2, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Lindsay and Reyna
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. My name is Lindsay and this is my baby daughter, Reyna. I got the COVID-19 vaccine when I was pregnant with Reyna. I...


It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Janelle Hupp - COVID 19 Vaccination

  • October 25, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Janelle Hupp - COVID 19 Vaccination
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine to protect myself, my family, my coworkers, my patients, my friends, and my neighbors. The COVID-19...


It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Andrea Chao - COVID 19 Vaccination

  • October 25, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Dr. Andrea Chao - COVID 19 Vaccination
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine for myself. I love life and I want to enjoy every minute of it. The COVID-19 vaccination is...


Our Best Shot - Brenda & Jim DeVita - Why We Were Vaccinated

  • October 25, 2021
Our Best Shot - Brenda & Jim DeVita - Why We Were Vaccinated
We got the COVID-19 vaccine. We got the vaccine for our family, for my husband. I got it for my wife and for my children, for my mom and my...


Our Best Shot - Betsy Hanna, DDS

  • October 21, 2021
Our Best Shot - Betsy Hanna, DDS
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I'm Dr. Betsy Hanna, Partner Dentist at Village Family Dental. I got the vaccine for many reasons, including to provide...


It's Our Best Shot - Get the Covid 19 Vaccine - Dr. Grunewald

  • October 19, 2021
It's Our Best Shot - Get the Covid 19 Vaccine - Dr. Grunewald
I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I got the vaccine for all of us. One thing is for certain. There are many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Sauk Prairie Healthcare to Offer Free COVID19 Vaccines During Cow Chip Throw

  • August 31, 2021
Sauk Prairie Healthcare to Offer Free COVID19 Vaccines During Cow Chip Throw
Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, WI will offer free COVID19 vaccines during the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw at their Wellspring...


Dr. Furukawa Discusses COVID19 Vaccine and Masking

  • August 20, 2021
Dr. Furukawa Discusses COVID19 Vaccine and Masking
Dr. Masaru Furukawa of Sauk Prairie Healthcare River Valley Clinic in Spring Green, WI discusses COVID19 vaccine and masking.


Dr. Schad Talks About COVID19 Vaccine

  • August 20, 2021
Dr. Schad Talks About COVID19 Vaccine
Dr. Todd Schad of Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, WI Talks About COVID Vaccine.


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Credits Collaboration with Community and Business Partners for Hero Award

  • June 10, 2021
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Credits Collaboration with Community and Business Partners for Hero Award
Sauk Prairie Healthcare was recently recognized by the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce with the 2021 Hero Award. The award recognizes and honors...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Looks Ahead to COVID19 Vaccine Phase 1B Eligibility

  • February 22, 2021
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Looks Ahead to COVID19 Vaccine Phase 1B Eligibility
Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, WI explains its vaccination priority plans for COVID19 Phase 1B eligibility.


Phase 1A COVID19 Vaccinations Begin

  • December 30, 2020
Phase 1A COVID19 Vaccinations Begin
Sauk Prairie Healthcare has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccinating some of its staff today. Respiratory...


Board members urge leading by example; avoid large holiday gatherings to prevent COVID19 spread

  • December 15, 2020
Board members urge leading by example; avoid large holiday gatherings to prevent COVID19 spread
Members of Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Board of directors, Foundation and Friends urge leaders to discourage large gatherings this holiday to prevent...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Thanks Those Who've Donated For COVID 19

  • September 8, 2020
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Thanks Those Who've Donated For COVID 19
2020 was a challenging year for everyone. In early April, we asked you for help.


ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up for Athletes

  • July 28, 2020
ACL Injury Prevention Warm-Up for Athletes
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Sports Medicine in Prairie du Sac, WI demonstrates warm-up exercises for athletes designed to prevent ACL injuries and...


Shawn Lerch, CEO, provides a community update on COVID-19

  • July 13, 2020
Shawn Lerch, CEO, provides a community update on COVID-19
Shawn Lerch, CEO at Sauk Prairie Healthcare provides a community update on COVID-19.


Statement About COVID-19 Patients and Protections at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • May 27, 2020
There have been and will continue to be COVID19-positive patients at Sauk Prairie Healthcare throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the...


Regular Activity Yields Physical and Mental Benefits

  • December 17, 2019
Regular Activity Yields Physical and Mental Benefits

Building a habit of regular exercise recommended for heart health, as well as for mental health, injury prevention and other benefits.



Sauk Prairie Healthcare Names Chief Nursing Officer

  • October 30, 2019
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Names Chief Nursing Officer

Career nurse and former Emergency Director Lisa Pickarts named Vice President of Patient Services



Supporting Community Health: Heart Zones

  • August 7, 2019
Supporting Community Health:  Heart Zones
Teachers tell how Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation helped schools adopt Heart Zones monitors in schools in Prairie du Sac, Mazomanie, Spring...


Why I Give: Lloyd Kippley's Story

  • August 7, 2019
Why I Give:  Lloyd Kippley's Story
A Lodi man tells how a medical emergency led to an appreciation for community hospitals and a surprise donation to Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation.


Summer Sweets Can Contribute To Risky Blood Sugar

  • July 18, 2019
Summer Sweets Can Contribute To Risky Blood Sugar

In stressful conditions like intense heat and exercise, what the body often needs is simplicity.



Personal Trainers Give Safe Start Toward Any Goal

  • May 9, 2019
Personal Trainers Give Safe Start Toward Any Goal

Studies show fitness goals more achievable when starting with support and guidance.



Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - Diagnosis and Treatment

  • April 23, 2019
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding - Diagnosis and Treatment
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Gynecologist Dr. Todd Schad explains how the Women's Health Center helps identify dysfunctional uterine bleeding like heavy...


Infertility and Common Fertility Issues

  • April 23, 2019
Infertility and Common Fertility Issues
Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Todd Schad explains infertility and how the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Women's Health Center treats some common...


How to Start Planning for Pregnancy

  • April 23, 2019
How to Start Planning for Pregnancy
Women's Health specialist Dr. Todd Schad describes how Sauk Prairie Healthcare helps women who are trying to get pregnant and get past some common...


What is Urinary Incontinence? Types and Treatment

  • April 23, 2019
What is Urinary Incontinence? Types and Treatment
Urinary incontinence is a common issue for women, with several types and a variety of causes, but also many treatment options available at Sauk...


Making a Birth Plan for Delivering Your Baby

  • April 23, 2019
Making a Birth Plan for Delivering Your Baby
Womens Health Specialist Dr. Todd Schad discusses the importance of making a birth plan with your doctor for comfort, pain management and family...


Choosing an Obstetrician-Gynecologist

  • April 23, 2019
Choosing an Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Womens Health specialist Dr. Todd Schad explains how a woman can choose an obstetrician and gynecologist, along with planning for childbirth.



Dr. Todd Schad - Obstetrician and Gynecologist

  • April 23, 2019
Dr. Todd Schad - Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgeon Dr. Todd Schad describes his path from rural family practice to specializing in surgery and womens health at...


Doctors Recognized for Careers of Community Health Care

  • April 17, 2019
Doctors Recognized for Careers of Community Health Care
Thanks and congratulations were offered to Drs. Tom Varley, John McAuliffe and Steven Johnson for their years of service to the Sauk Prairie area.


No More Snore

  • April 15, 2019
No More Snore

Lon Becher’s sleep apnea success story of going from chronic sleep deprivation to rested and revitalized.



Surgeon Spotlighted by Sauk Prairie Chamber

  • March 26, 2019
Surgeon Spotlighted by Sauk Prairie Chamber
Dr. H. Clay Dean was profiled in the February issue of the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, in which he speaks about his medical...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Patient Experience Excellence Award

  • March 13, 2019
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Patient Experience Excellence Award

Hospital receives recognition in Patient Experience, marking sixth Press Ganey award in six years



Too Wired to Be Tired

  • February 14, 2019
Too Wired to Be Tired

How screen time invades your rest long after you have gone to bed and how you can reclaim a full night of sleep.



Supporting Your Healthcare Team: Scholarships

  • January 28, 2019
Supporting Your Healthcare Team:  Scholarships
A Sauk Prairie Hospital nurse tells how Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation nursing scholarships have helped her advance her education and keep her...


Boost Your Resolve for Fitness Resolution

  • January 18, 2019
Boost Your Resolve for Fitness Resolution

Wellspring helps visitors find a comfortable, sustainable path to fitness goals whether they are first steps in a gym or long-time athletics.



Is GERD the Word for Your Heartburn? Symptoms of Acid Reflux Can Be Warning Sign

  • October 26, 2018
Is GERD the Word for Your Heartburn? Symptoms of Acid Reflux Can Be Warning Sign
It’s not unusual to have some heartburn from time to time, especially after eating certain foods or a large meal too close to bedtime. That...


Signs of Prostate Problems

  • October 26, 2018
Signs of Prostate Problems
The prostate is an organ that surrounds the tube that carries urine through the penis. While the prostate grows naturally with age, usually without...


Don’t Sweat Menopause, Know the Signs

  • October 26, 2018
Don’t Sweat Menopause, Know the Signs
When you think of menopause, you probably think of hot flashes and night sweats. But that’s just one of many changes you may experience.


Mammography and MRIs in Breast Cancer Screening

  • October 25, 2018
Mammography and MRIs in Breast Cancer Screening
Sauk Prairie Healthcare takes on breast cancer every single month of the year with preventive mammography and other services. But Breast Cancer...


Why Being a Workaholic Just Isn’t Working

  • October 16, 2018
Why Being a Workaholic Just Isn’t Working
You’ve been waiting for approval from a client on a big project, so you just need to check your email a quick couple times during dinner. Someone...


The Top Five Stress Triggers for Guys

  • October 15, 2018
The Top Five Stress Triggers for Guys
Ask five different men what’s stressing them out right now, and you may very well receive five different answers. Perhaps one is stressed about his...


Under Pressure and at Risk: The Unexpected Truth About Stress

  • August 19, 2018
Under Pressure and at Risk: The Unexpected Truth About Stress
We’ve all been there — a big sales pitch is coming up at work, a deer bolts in front of your car, or you’re running late and can’t remember where...


How to Beat Stress Around the Clock

  • July 26, 2018
How to Beat Stress Around the Clock
We all have our go-to stress reliever. It might be a quick jog after work. Maybe it’s getting up early to play basketball with the guys, or to have...


5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Debunked

  • June 27, 2018
5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Debunked
There are some big misconceptions out there about high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Could one of them be putting you at greater risk for...


You Check Your Tire Pressure, But Do You Check Your Blood Pressure?

  • June 11, 2018
You Check Your Tire Pressure, But Do You Check Your Blood Pressure?
You’ve heard that that nothing should take precedence over your health, but the reality is that for many men, their health takes a backseat to...


Struggling to eat heart-healthy? This advice is easy to swallow!

  • May 26, 2018
Struggling to eat heart-healthy? This advice is easy to swallow!
If you think eating foods that are good for you can’t taste good, you’ll love these tips from Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s Registered...


Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Why Symptom-Free Doesn’t Always Mean Problem-Free

  • May 11, 2018
Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Why Symptom-Free Doesn’t Always Mean Problem-Free
Aneurysm, stroke, heart failure—these are just a few of the potentially fatal health conditions that can stem from having high blood pressure and...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Workplace of the Year Award from the Advisory Board

  • April 23, 2018
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Workplace of the Year Award from the Advisory Board

Sauk Prairie Healthcare has been awarded the Advisory Board 2018 Workplace of the Year Award....



What You Need to Know About Exercise, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

  • April 9, 2018
What You Need to Know About Exercise, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
You’ve probably heard it countless times before: that exercise is one of the key components to maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol...


Family Medicine physician, Dr. Rian Podein, joins Lodi Clinic

  • February 23, 2018
Family Medicine physician, Dr. Rian Podein, joins Lodi Clinic
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome Rian Podein, MD to Lodi Clinic.


Dr. Mike Lamson - Orthopedic Surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • February 6, 2018
Dr. Mike Lamson - Orthopedic Surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Lamson explains what SPH does to help its joint replacement patients.


Hip Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare - A Patient Testimonial

  • February 6, 2018
Hip Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare - A Patient Testimonial
Madison attorney Bob Gingras had hip replacement surgery with Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Lamson at Sauk Prairie Healthcare. Now he can play tennis...


Hysteroscopic Sterilization Procedure - Dr. Suzanne Welsch

  • January 26, 2018
Hysteroscopic Sterilization Procedure - Dr. Suzanne Welsch
Sauk Prairie Healthcare and Dr. Suzanne Welsch offer hysteroscopic sterilization as permanent contraception in an office without the need for...


What is Menopause - Dr. Suzanne Welsch

  • January 26, 2018
What is Menopause - Dr. Suzanne Welsch
Dr. Suzanne Welsch discusses how menopause affects women and how Sauk Prairie Healthcare helps women with menopause screen for other serious health...


What is Perimenopause - Dr. Suzanne Welsch

  • January 26, 2018
What is Perimenopause - Dr. Suzanne Welsch
Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Dr. Suzanne Welsch explains what perimenopause or pre-menopause is, how it affects women and how long it lasts before...


Dr. Suzanne Welsch - Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • January 26, 2018
Dr. Suzanne Welsch - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Suzanne Welsch, an OB/GYN who practices with Sauk Prairie Healthcare, explains why she chose obstetrics and gynecology.


Dr. Matthew Hebert - Orthopedic Surgeon

  • January 16, 2018
Dr. Matthew Hebert - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Matthew Hebert, orthopedic surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, discusses the importance of educating patients before joint replacement surgery.


Orthopedic Surgery - The Past and Present at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • January 16, 2018
Orthopedic Surgery - The Past and Present at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Dr. Arnold Rosenthal looks back on the ways Sauk Prairie Healthcare has changed its approach to total knee replacement surgery over the years.


Hip Replacement Surgery is a Game Changer

  • December 4, 2017
Hip Replacement Surgery is a Game Changer
Bob Gingras had a second hip replacement surgery with Dr. Michael Lamson at Sauk Prairie Healthcare to help get him back onto the tennis court...


Foot and Ankle Surgeon Offers Options for Arthritis of the Ankles

  • December 4, 2017
Foot and Ankle Surgeon Offers Options for Arthritis of the Ankles
Dr. Andrew Ertl, an orthopedic surgeon at Sauk Prairie Healthcare specializing in foot and ankle surgery, offers solutions for arthritis of the...


Kidney Stones: a small problem that can lead to big-time pain

  • December 4, 2017
Kidney Stones: a small problem that can lead to big-time pain
High school wrestling coach Wayne Bruno describes his painful experience with kidney stones, plus Dr. Nathan Grunewald explains the symptoms of...


Don’t Let Winter Stop You from Exercising

  • November 22, 2017
Don’t Let Winter Stop You from Exercising
Winter weather is upon us. Sauk Prairie Healthcare explains the benefits of exercising in winter and tips for staying fit in cold weather.


Help available locally for men’s health conditions

  • November 22, 2017
Help available locally for men’s health conditions
Dr. Nathan Grunewald opened the doors to his full-time Urology practice at Sauk Prairie Healthcare last year. He treats many urinary and men's...


3-D Mammography: Local couple’s gift will save lives

  • November 22, 2017
3-D Mammography: Local couple’s gift will save lives

3-D mammography is a tool for earlier breast cancer diagnosis. 



Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Shoulder Problems

  • November 22, 2017
Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Shoulder Problems
Wear and tear over time can lead to painful shoulder problems. 


Helping boys learn healthy habits

  • November 22, 2017
Helping boys learn healthy habits
Dr. Andrea Chao, Sauk Prairie Healthcare's pediatrician, explains what parents can do to help their boys develop good health habits young.


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Recognized for Excellence in Patient Experience

  • November 8, 2017
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Recognized for Excellence in Patient Experience

Sauk Prairie Healthcare received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for high performance in Patient Experience.



Sauk Prairie Healthcare receives award for zero hip and knee replacement infections

  • October 4, 2017
Sauk Prairie Healthcare receives award for zero hip and knee replacement infections
Sauk Prairie Healthcare received an award for having no hip or knee replacement surgical site infections in 2016.


Pain Management at Sauk Prairie Healthcare Birth Center

  • August 26, 2017
Pain Management at Sauk Prairie Healthcare Birth Center
Obstetricians, pain management specialists and childbirth experts at Sauk Prairie Hospital's Birth Center describe pain management options for new...


Why Choose Sauk Prairie Healthcare Birth Center?

  • August 26, 2017
Why Choose Sauk Prairie Healthcare Birth Center?
Sauk Prairie Healthcare obstetricians and childbirth specialists describe how the Birth Center team helps new mothers prepare for labor, delivery...


3-D Mammography Now Available

New technology detects more invasive breast cancers

  • August 25, 2017
3-D Mammography Now Available

Sauk Prairie Healthcare now offers 3-D mammography to its mammogram patients.



It's Personal: New CEO knows importance of quality care

  • August 25, 2017
It's Personal: New CEO knows importance of quality care
Shawn Lerch, the new CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare, knows the importance of treating patients like family. His extended family has been part of...


Foot Pain Keeping You Down? How to Deal with Plantar Fasciitis

  • August 25, 2017
Foot Pain Keeping You Down? How to Deal with Plantar Fasciitis
Dr. Andrew Ertl discusses heel pain and what causes plantar fasciitis. He also discusses how to treat plantar fasciitis and when surgery can become...


Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. David Marcu

  • July 25, 2017
Orthopedic Surgery - Dr. David Marcu
Dr. David Marcu is an orthopedic surgeon who practices at Orthopedic Associates and Sauk Prairie Healthcare and has a strong interest in knee...


Knee Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

  • July 25, 2017
Knee Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

The time may come when you need a knee replacement surgery.  When you do, look to the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Joint Health Center.



Rehabilitation After Joint Surgery - Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center

  • July 24, 2017
Rehabilitation After Joint Surgery - Sauk Prairie Joint Health Center
Rehabilitation and therapy after joint replacement surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Joint Health Center allows those who have had surgery to...


Joint Replacement Surgery - Is it Time?

  • July 24, 2017
Joint Replacement Surgery - Is it Time?
When is it time to have joint replacement surgery?  Often the shoulder pain, knee pain, or hip pain will lead you to your doctor to determine...


Joint Replacement Surgery - Pain Management Following Surgery

  • July 24, 2017
Joint Replacement Surgery - Pain Management Following Surgery
The skilled team at Sauk Prairie Healthcare's Joint Health Center is dedicated to providing pain management services to joint replacement patients.


Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injury - Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • July 24, 2017
Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injury - Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Dr. David Marcu talks about shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff injury.



Shoulder Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

  • July 24, 2017
Shoulder Replacement Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Dr. David Marcu explains when shoulder replacement surgery should become an option and the different types of surgery that are available at Sauk...


Knee Replacement Surgery - A Patient's Story

  • July 24, 2017
Knee Replacement Surgery - A Patient's Story
John Alt, a knee replacement surgery patient at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, tells his story about his surgery experience and working with staff,...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare is double-5-star hospital

  • May 23, 2017
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is double-5-star hospital
Becker's Hospital Review listed 19 hospitals as the the only hospitals in the nation that currently have the highest possible rating — five stars —...


Doctor’s Orders: Take it easy and watch some March Madness

  • January 30, 2017
Doctor’s Orders: Take it easy and watch some March Madness
If you’ve been considering a vasectomy, March Madness might be the perfect time to do it. After all, if you have to take a few days to recover, you...


Stressing Out About Holiday Weight Gain

  • December 20, 2016
Stressing Out About Holiday Weight Gain
Holidays — the most wonderful time of year for some and the most dreaded by others. The season most certainly brings a number of demands:...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Recognized for Excellence

  • December 5, 2016
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to announce multiple honors for excellence in patient care...



Are symptoms of enlarged prostate keeping you up at night?

  • November 22, 2016
Are symptoms of enlarged prostate keeping you up at night?
Men can face symptoms of enlarged prostate. Dr. Nathan Grunewald, Urologist at Sauk Prairie Healthcare, explains the signs of  benign...


You Too, Could Be A Survivor

  • November 22, 2016
You Too, Could Be A Survivor
When you hear the name Lance Armstrong, it’s likely that a number of words come to mind: Tour de France, Olympian, athlete, cyclist and many more....


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Five-Star

  • August 4, 2016
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to announce Sauk Prairie Hospital has received a five-star ranking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...


Dr. H. Clay Dean to join Surgical Associates in September

  • June 22, 2016
Dr. H. Clay Dean to join Surgical Associates in September

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is delighted to welcome H. Clay Dean V, MD to Surgical Associates...



Sauk Prairie native Dr. Nathan Grunewald is new Urologic Surgeon

  • June 22, 2016
Sauk Prairie native Dr. Nathan Grunewald is new Urologic Surgeon

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome Urologic Surgeon Nathan Grunewald, MD, to Surgical Associates...



Dr. Andrew M. Ertl, Foot & Ankle Specialist, to join Orthopedic Associates

  • June 22, 2016
Dr. Andrew M. Ertl, Foot & Ankle Specialist, to join Orthopedic Associates

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome Andrew M. Ertl, MD, to Orthopedic Associates...



Sauk Prairie Healthcare Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician

  • June 9, 2016
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome Luke Fortney, MD, to River Valley Clinic in Spring Green...



Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company

  • April 29, 2016
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company

Local institution honored as a national leader in driving employee engagement...



The Importance of a Colonoscopy

  • March 18, 2016
The Importance of a Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is one of the best screening tools for colon cancer.  This is the gold standard of screening tools that physicians use to...


Get your rear in here!

Colonoscopies save lives

  • February 26, 2016
It’s not a topic people want to talk about. It’s about our derrière after all! But we need to talk about it. Colonoscopies save lives. It’s a...


Sauk Prairie Hospital Classified as a Level III Trauma Center

  • February 11, 2016
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to announce that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has classified Sauk Prairie Hospital as a Level III...


Thomas Varley, MD - Family Medicine

  • December 14, 2015
Thomas Varley, MD - Family Medicine
Tomas Varley, MD is a family practice doctor as Sauk Prairie Healthcare where he specializes in family medicine, obstetrics, childhood development,...


Maribeth Baker, MD - Family Medicine

  • December 14, 2015
Maribeth Baker, MD - Family Medicine

Maribeth Baker, MD practices comprehensive family medicine from pregnancy through childcare, specializing in gynecology and pediatric medicine.



Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

  • December 10, 2015
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to announce its hospital and outpatient clinics have been named 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® winners by...


New knees and hips put on miles at the Cow Chip 5k

  • September 7, 2015
Hip or knee replacement didn’t stop these people from walking in the Cow Chip 5K this weekend...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives Five-Star Rating in Patient Experience

  • June 4, 2015
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to announce the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked Sauk Prairie Hospital five-stars in...


Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Helping those with COPD to improve breathing and quality of life

  • March 26, 2015
Do you experience shortness of breath or coughing? Do you smoke or have you smoked in the past? Have you worked in an environment with dust or...


Are you suffering from sleep apnea?

  • February 28, 2015
Do you wake up exhausted even though you slept for 8 hours? Well, maybe you didn't actually sleep that entire time and don’t even know it...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Opens Clinic in Mazomanie

  • December 18, 2014

Sauk Prairie Healthcare recently opened the doors to its new clinic in Mazomanie...



Sauk Prairie Healthcare Receives 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Achieving 95th

  • December 18, 2014
Sauk Prairie Healthcare is proud to announce it has been named a Press Ganey Associates 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner for the second...


Sauk Prairie Healthcare Welcomes New Family and Sports Medicine Doctor to Lodi

  • August 18, 2014

Sauk Prairie Healthcare is pleased to welcome David Krey, DO, to its Lodi Clinic...



Don’t let the risk of injury keep you on the couch!

  • August 14, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10,000 people receive treatment in the nation’s emergency departments each...


Working Wellness into the Workplace

  • July 26, 2014
We spend more than 2,000 hours a year at work in a full-time job. For many of us, that means sitting in front of a computer or standing in one...


Sauk Prairie Hospital Celebrates Last Baby Born at Old Hospital

  • April 6, 2014
Sauk Prairie Hospital marked the end of an era when the last baby was born in the old hospital located at 80 First Street...


Stay Healthy This Year

  • February 23, 2014
Are you avoiding the person who is hacking in the cubical next to you? Do you try to turn doorknobs with your elbows? Do you have cold and flu...


New Year. New Look. Same Great Care.

  • January 1, 2014
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics changes name to Sauk Prairie Healthcare.


SPMHC earns Wisconsin Forward Award, Mastery level

  • December 11, 2012
Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence presented Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics with the 2012 Wisconsin Forward Award, Mastery...


Sauk Prairie Memorial named a "Best Place to Work in Healthcare"

  • September 12, 2012
Modern Healthcare magazine announced this week that Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics (SPMHC), was named to its list of the 100 Best...


SPMHC earns Wisconsin Forward Award, Mastery level

  • September 8, 2012
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics is one of two organizations recognized as a 2012 Wisconsin Forward Award recipient at the Mastery...


Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics named 2011 Most Wired

  • July 21, 2011
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics has been recognized again this year as one of the nation’s MOST WIRED hospitals...


SPMHC earns national recognition for efforts to buy local food

  • May 22, 2011
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics recently earned national recognition for its efforts to incorporate locally grown and produced food...


SPMHC recognized nationally for high quality patient care

  • October 26, 2010
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics was recently recognized nationally for excelling in areas of quality and patient care...


SPMHC recognized with Wisconsin Forward Award

  • September 28, 2010
Quality is Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ highest priority. To gauge its strengths and opportunities to improve quality, SPMHC...


SPMHC named Most Wired

Technology provides flexibility, better patient care

  • September 13, 2010
Hospital bracelets are more than a souvenir for Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ patients.


SPMHC Named 2008 Best in Patient-Centered Care Award Winner

  • October 31, 2008
SPMHC was recognized as a performance leader and one of the best in the nation at providing patient-centered care by the Patient-Centered Care...