News

Kids in the Kitchen: Apples & Pumpkins!

October 18, 2017

Kids will help make mini pumpkin pies and have tasty fun with apples.

Watertown Regional Medical Center Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

October 18, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services. Hospitals that have received ACC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

A Taste of Harvest – Autumn Rx for Health Class

October 13, 2017

Learn strategies, tips and advice for eating well…with the help of both a chef and registered dietitian.

Doctors Court Clinic Welcomes New Provider

October 11, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center and Doctors Court Clinic welcome Physician Assistant, Megan Stelse.  Megan joins the practices of Dr. Michael Grajewski, Nurse Practitioner Casey Brown and Physician Assistants June Suwanabol and Sarah Barnett.  She is currently accepting new patients.

WRMC and LifePoint Health Mark Second Anniversary

October 9, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center and LifePoint Health mark the second anniversary of their joint venture, and in the past two years, WRMC has made significant progress.  Specifically, through this joint venture, WRMC has been able to expand services, recruit physicians, and strengthen healthcare delivery in the Watertown community.

WRMC Receives Award for Surgical Care Best Practices

October 6, 2017

On September 29, 2017, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) accepted a certificate of merit from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health for surgical care best practices. The award is based on implementation and measured compliance of best practices to reduce and eliminate surgical site infections. WRMC was the only hospital in the region to be recognized and in the top 10% of hospitals in the state of Wisconsin.

Join Us - Advances in Knee and Hip Pain Treatment

October 5, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center is offering a free presentation by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Steven Rhodes, on Thursday, November 2nd beginning at 6:00 pm at Windwood Country Club in Watertown.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 2, 2017

A healthy lifestyle and early detection are a great first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer

Sports Nutrition: Using Nutrition to Fuel Your Workout

September 22, 2017

Are you a fitness fan or working to increase your activity level? If so, join us and learn how to use nutrition to help, not hinder, your performance.

Welcome Gastroenterologist, Dr. Anchal Sud

September 21, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Anchal Sud, M.D., has joined our medical staff.  Dr. Sud is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who will be opening her new practice at 123 Hospital Drive, Suite 2009, in Watertown.  She will begin seeing patients in October. 

Why I Choose Watertown Regional Medical Center By: David Schroeder, Hospital Board of Trustees and Owner/President Baker Rullman

September 20, 2017

When I was asked to be on the hospital board of trustees, the decision was an easy one. As a local business owner and resident of Watertown, I am very passionate about the community along with its social, economic and physical health.

Flu Prevention

September 14, 2017

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.

Living with Fall Allergies

September 11, 2017

Why do allergy symptoms increase in the fall? Warm days and autumn winds carry plant pollen far and wide, and pollen isn’t the only culprit. Many allergy sufferers react to the mold that’s produced when rain penetrates layers of fallen leaves and decaying plant matter.

Menopause - A Holistic Approach

August 30, 2017

By: OB/GYN Dr. Danish Siddiqui Whether you are seeking to alleviate specific menopausal symptoms, or simply interested in maximizing your health and well-being as you enter a new stage of life, the ideal approach to addressing menopause is one that is comprehensive and holistic.

Back to School is a Great Time to Head Back to the Doctor

August 25, 2017

Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. And while it may not be the brightest part of back to school season, Nurse Practitioner Dana Stinnett from Watertown Regional Medical Center’s Ixonia Clinic says it’s essential.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Screenings Offered

August 17, 2017

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) affects about 12% of the general population and at least 20% of older adults over the age of 60.  PVD has profound effects on your lifestyle as it can significantly impair your functional ability to walk. 

Quality is a Way of Life at Watertown Regional Medical Center

August 14, 2017

In the healthcare setting, we often hear the word “quality” used, and for good reason. I have been in the medical field for the 35 years, and can tell you that I, and every one of our nurses, share a common desire to deliver the best possible care to every person we see. Every day.

At WRMC, Community Comes First

August 2, 2017

By: Dr. Mark Roman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Watertown Regional Medical Center For the last 7 years, I have had the privilege of practicing medicine at Watertown Regional Medical Center in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Through the years, just like any organization, we have experienced a great deal of change including new ownership, new local administration, and the transition from a non-profit to investor-owned.

Evolution of Cataract Surgery

July 20, 2017

Vision loss among the aging population is a major health care problem. Approximately one-third of the population have some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among the aging are macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Approximately half of adults between 65 and 75 develop cataracts and this number is increasing every year!

WATERTOWN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AMONG “MOST WIRED” HOSPTIALS FOR 13TH YEAR

July 14, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center has made Hospitals & Health Networks’ “Most Wired” List for the 13th time. Spearheaded by the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association, the list is based on responses to the “Most Wired Survey”, an annual study on the application, use and innovation of information technology (IT) in the hospital setting.

Summer Safety Tips

July 7, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

Watertown Regional Medical Center is Making Communities Healthier

June 27, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center’s (WRMC) goal is to deliver the highest quality healthcare available to the communities they serve as they work to advance their mission of Making Communities Healthier. With the help of dedicated physicians, employees, volunteers and board members, WRMC is able to continuously improve care and make sure patients’ experience at WRMC the best it can be.

All Surgical Procedures Now Back Up

June 26, 2017

I am so happy to share the news that all surgical procedures resumed last week (as you may recall, we temporarily postponed some procedures to address some equipment issues at the hospital), and things couldn’t have gone more smoothly.

Waterloo Clinic Nurse Wins 2017 Mercy Award

June 14, 2017

Recently, Registered Nurse Miki Stanton from Watertown Regional Medical Center’s Waterloo Clinic was selected as their local 2017 Mercy Award Winner.  The Mercy Award is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive and recognizes extraordinary employees who best embrace the humanitarian spirit on which LifePoint Health was founded.

Surgical Update

June 5, 2017

As you know, our hospital has postponed certain surgical procedures in recent weeks as we worked to resolve some complex mechanical issues within our facility.

Lake Mills Clinic Welcomes Cardiologist

May 22, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) and Heart & Vascular Center are pleased to announce that Cardiologist Dr. Fahad Iqbal is now seeing patients at the Lake Mills Clinic.

It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

May 3, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.

Heart & Vascular Center Welcomes New Provider

May 1, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center and the Heart & Vascular Center welcome Nurse Practitioner, Shauna Lambrecht. Shauna and will begin seeing patients on May 9th.

Surgical Postponement - Frequently Asked Questions

April 28, 2017

Q. Why are surgeries at WRMC being postponed? As you may have heard, we recently discovered a mechanical issue in our facility that required immediate attention. This is a very complex issue involving the steam boiler system that serves many areas of our hospital. The issue arose from an imbalance in the water treatment provided to the boiler system. We were able to correct the imbalance by replacing a de-alkalizer and adjusting the chemical levels and pressure in the treated water that serves the boilers. We are now flushing the steam boiler system to ensure these adjustments are received throughout the entire steam system.

Surgical Update for Patients

April 21, 2017

At Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC), the safety of our patients – you – is one of our top priorities and something that we take very seriously. As some of you may have heard, we recently discovered a mechanical issue in our facility that required immediate attention. Because your safety is so important to us, we decided to postpone certain surgical procedures until we are certain that the issue has been fully resolved.

Watertown Regional Medical Center Wins Prestigious IT Leadership Award

April 12, 2017

LifePoint Health's annual IT Leadership Award honored the organization for demonstrating leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance LifePoint and WRMC’s strategic goals. 

Help Safeguard Your Child and Your Community’s Health with Vaccinations

April 5, 2017

In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Eating Right with Less Added Sugars

March 28, 2017

Most Americans get too many calories from added sugars and over time this may affect their weight and health.

Energizing Foods

March 23, 2017

All foods contain calories, which provide energy, but not all foods are equal when it comes to how long that energy lasts.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Living the Total Body Diet Lifestyle

March 14, 2017

Embracing a healthy way of eating for permanent lasting changes is vital for creating improved health and wellness. The Total Body Diet can give you renewed energy, balance and a healthy body weight.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Lifestyle

March 8, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us: a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel.

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

March 7, 2017

Breakfast helps to boost your metabolism, regulate your hormones and blood sugar, and has been shown to actually help you eat less throughout the day.

Learn How to Snack Smart

March 2, 2017

Is it okay to snack? Yes, if you plan right! Here are some ideas for healthy snacks that can give you a much-needed energy boost between meals.

Put Your Best Fork Forward

March 1, 2017

During National Nutrition Month, the registered dietitians at WRMC remind you to Put Your Best Fork Forward.

Heart-Healthy White Bean Chicken Chili

February 24, 2017

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey to better heart health! On the final day of Heart Health Month, enjoy this recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili.

Family History - Are You Linked to Heart Disease?

February 24, 2017

You got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease?

Surprise! These five things are good for your heart

February 24, 2017

Here are a list of five things that are good for your heart. Do any of these surprise you?

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs of Heart Disease Can Save a Life

February 24, 2017

Time is of the essence when it comes to heart attack and stroke. Knowing the signs of heart attack and stroke allow you to act quickly, possibly saving your - or someone else's - life.

Heart Health At Any Age

February 24, 2017

Your body changes the older you get. Here are some pointers on what to remember as each decade comes and goes, as well as some things you can keep in mind at any age.

Free Screening of Documentary on End-of-Life Care on March 16th

February 20, 2017

If you were to become seriously ill or injured, does your family know your wishes? Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life care, yet only 30 percent have done so.

Got kids? Great! It's time to get moving.

February 17, 2017

If you've got kids, you've got a whole list of great reasons to get up and get moving.

Dessert...with a heart

February 17, 2017

While it’s important to treat yourself from time to time, it’s healthier to keep the decadent desserts as a special treat, rather than an every night thing.

Help your heart by getting a good night's sleep

February 17, 2017

You owe it to yourself - and your heart - to get a good night’s sleep every night.

Don't miss your annual screening

February 17, 2017

Taking an active role in your preventative health can be the key to preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors.

Fun facts about your hardworking heart

February 17, 2017

Your heart is one hard-working muscle. It’s a fascinating, giant pump that is working every minute of every day. 

Heart Disease: How and when to talk to your significant other

February 17, 2017

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of certain illnesses and conditions, like heart disease, can have a serious impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery.

Weight & Heart: A Love Story

February 13, 2017

Every New Year, and it’s the same promise to ourselves. Lose weight. Eat healthier. Exercise. And even though most of us will fail to follow through on this resolution...

The road to heart health starts at home

February 13, 2017

After a long day at work, it’s easy to go home, kick off your shoes, and grab the remote. While this may help you unwind, it’s not doing any favors for your heart.

Jazz up your lunch with this heart-healthy salad

February 13, 2017

Bored with the same old brown bag lunches? Try this delicious salad made with heart-healthy broccoli and walnuts.

Cardiac Rehab Changes Glenn – Heart, Body and Mind

February 13, 2017

After suffering a heart attack at age 45, Glenn Balistreire started his journey to better health in WRMC's Cardiac Rehab program. Cardiac Rehab didn't just improve the health of Glenn's heart, but his body and mind, as well.

Is laser vein treatment right for you?

February 13, 2017

WRMC’s Vein Center is presenting an informative, no-obligation talk by laser vein expert Dr. Mark Bakalars on Thursday, March 16th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Lewis Station Winery, 217 N. Main Street in Lake Mills.

Center for Womens Health Now Offers Yoga

February 13, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center and the Center for Women’s Health are excited to announce that they will begin offering weekly Slow Flow Yoga classes on March 2nd.  

Do you need a time out?

February 13, 2017

If your typical day is full of non-stop activity, it may be time to pause, reassess your daily routine, and explore ways to work in a little more “me-time”. There are many benefits of taking time for yourself.

A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart

February 9, 2017

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Men

February 9, 2017

One in four men will die from heart disease. We want to change that statistic.

An egg white a day...

February 9, 2017

If you’re an egg lover, you may scoff at eating just the whites. After all, the yolk is the most delicious part. If you’re open to a change...

Workplace Workouts: Easy ways to make your workday more active

February 8, 2017

If there’s one thing that most Americans have in common, it’s that we live sedentary lifestyles. From commuting to work and spending hours behind a computer, to watching TV or surfing the internet after work, health experts have long warned that we simply sit too much.

The Benefits of Yoga: Keep Your Heart Healthy, and Happy, with Yoga

February 7, 2017

Another proven way to protect your heart is by managing stress. While there are many ways to do so, one ancient practice has been helping people manage stress for thousands of years: yoga.

Know Your Numbers

February 6, 2017

Taking an active role in your health can help you ensure a long and healthy life. One step in taking charge of your health is knowing your heart health, particularly three key numbers...

Stock the Pantry for Your Heart

February 3, 2017

When it comes to eating heart healthy, it starts at home.  But how do you know what to stock in your pantry and fridge to help make everyday meals at home more heart healthy?

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Women

February 3, 2017

Gender matters when it comes to heart disease. The signs and symptoms women experience are sometimes less obvious, so it's important for women to be aware of how heart disease symptoms can be different in men and women.

Overlooked Symptoms

February 3, 2017

As humans, we always try to tough it out. But if you’re feeling weaker than normal, it may be worth giving the doctor a call.

30 Minutes a Day Helps Keep Heart Disease Away

February 2, 2017

Did you know that by exercising as few as 30 minutes per day, you can improve your heart health and quality of life? And it doesn’t have to be hardcore, rigorous physical activity...

Cardiac Rehab Helps Dan Fulfill Bucket List Dreams

February 2, 2017

After experiencing a life-threatening blockage in an artery, Dan feels better than he has in 10 years and is tackling his bucket list.

Welcome to 28 Days of Heart Health! (and a recipe)

February 1, 2017

Welcome to 28 Days of Heart Health. Each day this month, we’ll be posting a new article covering healthy recipes, common symptoms and warning signs, exercises you can do at home and much more. The next 28 days are all about you and your cardiovascular health.

Heart & Vascular Center Welcomes New Cardiologist

January 25, 2017

Dr. Fahad Iqbal joins the practice of Drs. David Cullinane and Salim Shammo and Nurse Practitioner Teresa Price.  

WRMC Receives “A” in Quality

January 25, 2017

Watertown Regional Medical Center earned a grade of A on the Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety scorecard! This places WRMC among the top tier of hospitals across the country for patient safety and affirms our commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care.

Are You A Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment?

January 10, 2017

Laser vein treatment is a safe, non-invasive alternative to surgical stripping of large varicose veins.

Watertown Regional Medical Center Welcomes New Pulmonologists

January 1, 2017

Five board-certified Pulmonologists are now seeing patients in the office as well as providing supportive care for hospitalized patients.  

Watertown Regional Medical Center Benefits from $10.5 Million in Investments

December 15, 2016

Partnership with LifePoint Health is Making Communities Healthier

Juneau and Ixonia Clinics Welcome Family Medicine Physician

November 23, 2016

Dr. Helen Box, who is board certified in Family Medicine, believes in treating the patient rather than the disease.

Center for Eye Care Welcomes Retina Specialist

November 16, 2016

With a highly skilled retina surgeon now practicing here in the Watertown area, many patients will no longer need to travel to Madison or Milwaukee for specialized eye care.

Heart & Vascular Center Welcomes Theresa Price

November 8, 2016

Watertown native looks forward to caring for community's residents

Our Mission: Making Communities Healthier

September 9, 2016

For more than 100 years, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has served the healthcare needs of people throughout the greater Watertown region. In partnership with LifePoint Health, WRMC is building upon this legacy and strengthening its hospital and clinics for the future.

WMRC Among "Most Wired" Hospitals for 12th Year

July 15, 2016

Hospitals are taking a more aggressive approach in using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, which includes electronic access to their patient care team.