The 2018 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranked Rock County as 58th out of 72 counties in the state for health outcomes and 65th for health factors.
The Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers will accept scholarship applications until April 1 for those pursuing a career in health care.
Since the MD-1 program started in 2013, Rock County first responders have seen an increase in on-scene resuscitation and more cases of cardiac arrest survival, said Jay MacNeal, director of emergency medicine at Mercyhealth.
Beloit Regional Hospice offers free grief support groups to any adult who needs help coping after the death of a loved one, said Britney Mckay, spokesperson for Beloit Regional Hospice.
Years after her breast cancer diagnosis, Bonnie Robinson and the Edgerton Hospital Capital Campaign is raising money to bring 3D digital mammography to Edgerton Hospital.
Tori Cavanaugh, who has struggled with an eating disorder, will teach a free yoga class this month to promote body awareness and acceptance.
Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug’s impact.
Edgerton Hospital will host its tenth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the hospital to raise awareness for heart disease in women.
This year’s flu season is more serious and widespread than in recent years. But almost a century ago, residents of Rock County faced a rampant killer in the form of a particularly deadly influenza. People could be healthy in the morning and dead by evening.
Friday's Summit on Youth Mental Health, hosted by Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, was organized to teach people how to address mental health issues in youth.
Rock Steady Boxing, a program that helps people with Parkinson's improve their quality of life, will come to Beloit in February.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital started seeing shortages of IV bags after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, said Brenda Klahn, infection specialist at St. Mary’s.
Janesville police say the record number of overdose deaths in the city last year had one common denominator: a drug called fentanyl.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville will accept proposals for community partnership grants again in 2018 after a successful inaugural year, said Angie Sullivan, community education specialist.
Edgerton Care Center will provide telemedicine, a virtual health care service that allows physicians to consult with and treat patients via video chat, to all its patients starting in February 2018.
Sisters Mary Koller and Traci Shekhani, patient navigators at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville, have worked on Christmas Day at least half of their 20 years in healthcare.
EMS providers at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville provided tips for how families can stay prepared for emergency situations during the holidays and year-round.
Dr. Jay Macneal was sent to Florida for 17 days when Hurricane Maria hit the state. He is a member of the National Disaster Medical System's response team.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education to include children with food allergies in Halloween festivities, according to the organization’s website.
A year-old Janesville police program shares limited mental health information with officers before they arrive on scene, helping improve responses and deescalate situations.
A rolling lab Friday brought simulated and real body parts to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, allowing surgeons and other medical staff to bone up on tools and processes used in tricky bone-repair surgeries.
“We’re miracles, that’s what we call ourselves,” said Pam Williams, pharmacy technician at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital- Janesville. “We’re the miracle family.”
Experiencing medical miracles are why Williams will walk in the 25th Annual Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rotary Botannical Gardens.
Since opening in 2006, the Mercyhealth Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program has served 928 patients ages 5-17 from Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties. The program recently moved to a larger facility on Humes Road.
Mercyhealth will loan Kelli Cameron, the medical corporation’s recruitment director, to lead community fundraising for nonprofit organization AriseNow. She will spend up to 18 months in the half-time leadership position.
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage nationwide, said Laura McGuire, external communications manager for the American Red Cross. That means local doctors such as Dr. Yone Amuka might not get enough blood for a surgery.
The Rock County Public Health Department and Rock County Trail Coalition received a $5,000 grant from SSM Health System to create a comprehensive system of maps for trails in Rock County.
Eight hospital employees took turns riding a bicycle-powered blender to make smoothies and raise money for their Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk team, benefiting the American Heart Association.
JANESVILLE--SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville will dispense pedal-powered smoothies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital’s lobby to raise money for the upcoming American Heart Association’s Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk.
Janesville-based Mercyhealth has the green light to build a new “microhospital” in the northern suburban Chicago community of Crystal Lake, Illinois, the company announced Wednesday.