Mercyhealth System introduced Loving Tails to its Janesville campus last fall. The longtime Rockford, Illinois, program allows trained dogs to visit hospital patients.
Despite some families' initial concerns about service lapses for vulnerable babies and toddlers, Rock County officials say a change in Birth to 3 providers has gone smoothly.
Local officials are on alert for the coronavirus, the illness that has killed more than 80 people so far in China.
As a surgery scheduler who coordinates organ transplant surgeries at University Hospital in Madison, David Johnson is one of the first people who talks to recipients when they learn they will receive an organ.
Rock County sheriff's deputies and correctional officers took a class Friday to learn what it's like to have dementia.
The new Mercyhealth Plastic Surgery, Skin and Laser Center in Janesville is now open, along with the renovated radiology department. Mercyhealth has planned a public open house Saturday.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville will open its 2020 mini grant program to organizations looking to improve health equity in Rock County.
Every winter, Ava Wawroski makes cards for people who are admitted to a Janesville hospital over the holidays.
Shawn Lerch started his health care career in Blackhawk Technical College's physical therapy assistant program.
Both Janesville hospitals have reported sharp increases in influenza cases since the start of the new year, and officials say that influx is just the beginning.
Sarah and Tom Lee are the parents of the first baby born in Janesville in 2020, Winter Lee, who was born at 8:38 a.m. Thursday at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center.
Federal law now prohibits those younger than 21 from buying tobacco products. It's a good start, local prevention experts say, but the sale of tempting flavors for e-cigarettes still needs to be addressed.
For those who don't need to or are not interested in losing weight, Hachi Wilkinson, a clinical dietitian at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville, offers other New Year's resolutions that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Rock Haven and Lakeland Health Care Center are both in the midst of challenges that include finding certified nursing assistants, new management and preparing for a likely influx of residents as the baby boomer generation continues to age.
Mercyhealth is accepting grant applications for its 2020 autism support funds and for its scholarship funds.
The state Legislature on Monday passed two bills that will help HealthNet of Rock County offer care to more people and recruit practitioners.
Tabitha Frank was diagnosed five years ago with endosalpingiosis— a rare condition that occurs when tissue from the Fallopian tubes is found in other parts of the body.
SSM Health at Home in Janesville has a completely made over mastectomy fitting room thanks to a local furniture store.
The Rock County Human Services Crisis Intervention Unit will update its policies and retrain staff by Oct. 30 in accordance with a plan of correction approved by the state.
Years ago, Adam Fischer was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. On Friday, he and his wife bought a home from their friends the Phillipses, whose daughter Harlow fought neuroblastoma over the last two years.
SHINE Medical Technologies announced Tuesday that it’s officially entering into federal regulatory review of its permit to operate a nuclear radioisotope facility in Janesville.
The Doctor's Office, a cash only medical clinic, opened in July in the former First Choice Clinic on the city's south side.
A Walworth County horse has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, and the county’s division of public health is warning residents to watch out for mosquitoes that could be carrying the virus.
The most common misconception about flu shots is that the vaccination makes patients sick, and that simply is not true, said Jen Weadge, public nurse at the Rock County Public Health Department.
The future of Rock Haven, Rock County's nursing home, could be in the crosshairs if county officials create a new committee to study it.
Two local state legislators from opposite sides of the political aisle are working together to make health services delivered by phone or computer more accessible to Medicaid recipients.
The Rock County Human Services Department's Crisis Intervention Unit is crafting a plan for corrective action in the wake of an investigation into the county's handling of a suicidal teenager.
Rock County and outgoing program provider CESA 2 both criticized each other for how they handled contract negotiations for the Birth to 3 Program. The messy split ends a 39-year partnership.
Gov. Tony Evers told The Gazette that free clinics such as Open Arms in Elkhorn are valuable because they serve hidden needs within the health care system.
The state Department of Health Services is investigating the Rock County Human Services Department in the wake of a Milton teen's suicide.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville soon will become the first regulated spot in Rock County for residents to donate breast milk.
A phishing scam led to the exposure of some personal information of Medicare beneficiaries by a Mercyhealth vendor, Mercyhealth says.
Increased demand for plastic surgery and the desire to keep up with cutting-edge technology has spurred a $15.3 million renovation and expansion project at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center.
Walworth County recently received a $1.8 million grant to expand family drug treatment court, hire a coordinator to handle the program and add a clinical person to offer more family-based services.
SHINE announced Wednesday a five-day test showed a particle accelerator not only meets but exceeds the output the company would need for full-scale production.
The Jefferson County medical examiner on Monday identified the Elkhorn doctor from Aurora Health Center who died during what police called a “medical event” during the Lake Mills Triathlon.
Donn Trielhoff of Cambridge was the first patient to benefit from Mercyhealth's new warming equipment after a March 27 kayaking accident in Badfish Creek.
Ashley Friis and her fiance, Josh Groetken, are recovering after Groetken donated his kidney to Friis last month.
Immunizations are not required for enrollment in UW System schools, but that doesn't mean system health directors aren't pushing for them.
Both of Janesville's hospitals were recognized with Safety Net Partner of the Year awards from the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Rock County has signed an offer to buy the vacant Pick ‘n Save building on Janesville’s south side and plans to turn the former grocery store into a new human services complex.
Some people in Rock County think ticks—especially deer ticks— that carry Lyme disease are contained in the northern, wooded part of the state, but that's not true, Rick Wietersen, environmental health director for the Rock County Public Health Department.
The estate of a Janesville woman is suing Dean/St. Mary's for a 2016 medical incident.
After years of research, Rock County this week launched an interactive online nitrate risk-tracking tool that estimates nitrate contamination hazards in groundwater by address.
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed two-year state budget would pour $64 million into Rock County for health care programs, according to data estimates released by his office Tuesday.
State Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, has co-authored a bill that would eliminate vaccination waivers based solely on personal beliefs, according to a news release.
Rock County residents looking to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs will have multiple opportunities Saturday during National Drug Take-Back Day.
Thanks to a state grant, Rock County soon will have a new family drug treatment court for parents whose children have been taken by Child Protective Services.