Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Vernon Memorial Healthcare

507 SOUTH MAIN ST
VIROQUA, WI 54665
Vernon County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

-Continue collaboration with area partners relating to community education programs that address substance abuse.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare will continue to partner with the Vernon County Partnership Council in implementing activities aimed at educating youth about the consequences of illegal drug use and reducing youth access. The Vernon County Partnership Council, exists to develop and support programming which addresses drug, alcohol and tobacco concerns related to youth risk behaviors.

-Continue collaboration with area partners relating to community education programs that address substance abuse.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare will continue to partner with the Vernon County Partnership Council in implementing activities aimed at educating youth about the consequences of illegal drug use and reducing youth access. The Vernon County Partnership Council, exists to develop and support programming which addresses drug, alcohol and tobacco concerns related to youth risk behaviors.

-Continue collaboration with area partners relating to community education programs that address substance abuse.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare will continue to partner with the Vernon County Partnership Council in implementing activities aimed at educating youth about the consequences of illegal drug use and reducing youth access. The Vernon County Partnership Council, exists to develop and support programming which addresses drug, alcohol and tobacco concerns related to youth risk behaviors.

-Build upon collaboration with area partners to provide access to dental services.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare and Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, Cashton WI have partnered together to provide new/additional access to dental services in Vernon and Crawford counties.

-Continue and build upon collaboration with area partners to provide access to service.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare in collaboration with Center Point Counseling, has hired a psychiatrist and a Licensed Clinical Social worker to improve access to mental health services in our region

-Leverage technology advancements to track and monitor chronic disease.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare is implementing EPIC as our electronic health record. EPIC has a robust Population Health Management module which will assist us in the monitoring process.

-Develop and/or increase access to programs that address and assist in managing these issues

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare has developed a program utilizing Lifestyle Health Coaches, who are highly trained, certified, expert facilitators of mindset and behavior change who will work with clients to help them find the willpower, confidence and self-discipline necessary to take back control of their lifestyle choices. We are able to help clients struggling with sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, tobacco use, chronic stress and other areas of concern.
  • Cancer Exercise Program – Providing Strength and Hope Through Personalized Exercise – Based on a program created collaboratively by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Cancer Exercise Trainers (CETs) design and administer fitness assessments and exercise programs specific to a person’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and current recovery status.
  • Aquatic Cardiac Rehabilitation- Orthopedic limitations that prevent participation in land-based therapy no longer have to be a limiting factor for people who could benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation due to chronic stable angina or congestive heart failure (CHF), or following a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, PTCA/Stent placement, valve replacement or repair, or heart or heart/lung transplantation.
  • Diabetic Education Program offers patients a multi-disciplinary team (RN, RD, EP) to provide education and support on managing diabetes to improve overall health and prevent diabetes related complications.
  • Care Coordination Program - VMH utilizes a RN – Social worker team to coordinate services/resources to assist patients in reaching their optimal health.

-Continue and build upon collaboration with area partners to provide access to service.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare in collaboration with Center Point Counseling, has hired a psychiatrist and a Licensed Clinical Social worker to improve access to mental health services in our region

-Continue collaboration with area partners relating to community education programs that address substance abuse.

  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare will continue to partner with the Vernon County Partnership Council in implementing activities aimed at educating youth about the consequences of illegal drug use and reducing youth access. The Vernon County Partnership Council, exists to develop and support programming which addresses drug, alcohol and tobacco concerns related to youth risk behaviors.