The immunization waiver rate in Rock County schools dropped this year to the lowest since the 2012-13 school year, said Dave Pluymers.
Comprehensive Community Services is an expanding Rock County treatment program for those with mental health or substance-use disorders, and it's entirely funded by Medicaid.
A complaint made to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly following Jim Brieske's death prompted the agency to launch an investigation into Mercyhealth's compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
Nearly three years after a nearly fatal car accident, Austin Neuhaus met one of the men who helped save his life.
At a memorial service Monday afternoon, Tonya Ramsey spoke to about 20 people, many who have lost loved ones to addiction.
Mercyhealth Virtual Visit lets patients connect to primary care providers for on-demand visits using a computer, smartphone or tablet, according to a news release.
St. Mary's 10-in-10 program offers participants the opportunity to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks but it is not a group workout class or crash diet, Megan Timm said.
"The whole idea of foster care and adoption it is not anything that could be made into a Hallmark movie," Kent said. "You don’t adopt and put a bow on it and everything is happily ever after. Adopting is not the hardest part, it (the hardest part) is moving forward."
A woman who underwent bowel surgery is suing the surgeon, saying he neglected to tell her that the procedure could include removal of her ovaries.
Mercyhealth's Riverside Campus is a six-story, 563,000 sq. foot facility on 263 acres of land off Interstate 90/39 in Rockford. It sits 29 miles-- about a 34-minute drive-- from Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville.
Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change has been named a Champion of Youth Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
A woman who immigrated to the United States to play tennis ended up with a gun in her hand at a Janesville drugstore last June.
The state Department of Health Services announced last week Rock County will be one of 15 counties awarded $20,000 grants to enhance mental health crisis intervention services, according to a news release.
J.P. Fisher was diagnosed with polio when he was 2 years old. He experienced repercussions of the disease for decades after he was cured and hopes nobody will forget how serious the disease was.
Cris Carrillo is one of eight interns selected for Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center's inaugural year as a Project SEARCH workplace partner.
Nicole Shipler said a year ago, she couldn’t have imagined sharing her story of addiction and recovery. But on Wednesday night, she detailed her experience for about 180 people at the third annual Rock for Recovery event.
Despite his own addiction to painkillers, Dr. Richard Barney used to think he was better than the addicts he treated in the emergency room. He has been sober for five years and believes he is a better person because of it.
Ben Odden, a 22-year-old Lake Geneva man, was the second of three patients to get a Micra leadless pacemaker implanted at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it in 2016.
Both Rockford, Illinois, hospitals, one on Rockton Avenue and one slated to open in January 2019 near Riverside Boulevard and Interstate 90/39, will be named Javon Bea Hospital.
Patients visiting the pediatric waiting room at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville will be greeted by a peacock, a seahorse, an iguana, a dog on a motorcycle and a bucket for the next few months.
Months after its move to a permanent location on the city's northwest side, GIFTS Men's Shelter and the homeless men it serves are starting to hit a stride, a GIFTS official says.
In 2010, Fred Falk raised $20,000 for a veterans memorial during the Heritage Days Rotary Run. This year, his fundraising will help bring 3-D digital mammography to Edgerton Hospital and Health Services.
Six members of the Janesville Velo Club on Saturday learned how to pilot a trishaw, a cycling device that gives the elderly and disabled a chance to see the sights and feel the breeze of a bike ride again.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville will begin using new technology later this month to accommodate a growing need for orthopedic services.
Before the start of the Rock County 4-H Fair, the Rock County Health Department dispatches environmental health specialists to ensure food vendors at the fair are following the Wisconsin Food Code.
The Walworth Village Board last week approved plans for an Agape House school and home for boys who struggle with depression, anxiety and truancy due to trauma.
The Walworth County Jail is transitioning to a new method for collecting inmate debt after the county this spring had to write off nearly $400,000 in unpaid expenses.
Funds from this year's Golf Classic and Black Dress Soiree, hosted by Women4Wellness, will go toward continuing women's health care at HealthNet of Rock County.
Fit 608 is a summer fitness challenge organized by the city of Janesville with help from the Rock County Public Health Department and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville.
E. coli bacteria levels in Rock County's lakes and rivers have dropped significantly over the past week, the Rock County Public Heath Department said Thursday.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office offers advice to deal with the upcoming heat wave, including locations of cooling centers.
In the last two years, half of the Mercyhealth's Family Residence program participants chose to continue working in the Mercyhealth system after graduation. That is up from previous years.
The Rock County Public Health Department found high levels of E. coli bacteria at 16 locations Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids after two deaths were linked to the chemical compounds in Illinois.
A three-year average shows that infant mortality rates in Rock County are on an upward trend.
Using Nalaxone, police revived two young men who appeared lifeless from an opiate overdose Saturday night in East Troy, according to a town of East Troy police news release.