Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Divine Savior Healthcare

2817 NEW PINERY RD, P O BOX 387
PORTAGE, WI 53901
Columbia County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

EMERGENCY DETOX

  • Divine Savior Healthcare will convene a multi-agency forum to generate approaches to this problem.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • While we do not provide mental health or substance abuse services at Divine Savior Healthcare, we do recognize it as a need on our community and will work with the county or other entities in any planning efforts to improve mental health services access, particularly for the uninsured and Medicaid populations in our community.

Divine Savior Healthcare is pleased to already provide many free or low cost programs to address wellness, particularly obesity, addiction, physical activity and work place wellness.  We will continue to evaluate needs for programs to address the needs of our community. We currently provide:

  • Health Screenings

  • Exercise Classes

  • Support Groups

  • Community Education

  • CPR and First Aid Training

  • Corporate Health and Wellness , including Workplace Wellness Programs

EMERGENCY DETOX

  • Divine Savior Healthcare will convene a multi-agency forum to generate approaches to this problem.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • While we do not provide mental health or substance abuse services at Divine Savior Healthcare, we do recognize it as a need on our community and will work with the county or other entities in any planning efforts to improve mental health services access, particularly for the uninsured and Medicaid populations in our community.

PRIMARY CARE

  • Currently recruiting for new providers in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and OB/GYN
  • Exploring a rural residency training program with the UW Medical School
  • Exploring satellite clinics, especially in Marquette County

SPECIALTY PHYSICIAN SERVICES

  • Recruiting for Internal Medicine Physicians to join our medical staff
  • Developing relationships with existing specialty practices in Madison to bring more specialties to enhance our already existing outreach provider clinic that currently includes: Cardiology, Dermatology, Neurology, ENT, Oncology, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, specialty OB/GYN and Urology.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • While we do not provide mental health or substance abuse services at Divine Savior Healthcare, we do recognize it as a need on our community and will work with the county or other entities in any planning efforts to improve mental health services access, particularly for the uninsured and Medicaid populations in our community.

SENIOR SERVICES

  • We recently invested a great deal of resources in the opening of Tivoli, our residential care facility. Tivoli offers skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living and short term rehabilitative care.

UNINSURED

  • Divine Savior Healthcare in the most recent year gave $1,631,774 to patients without health care coverage through our Charity Care program and will continue with the program.
  • We will to continue to offer services to assist people in locating health care coverage or assistance programs.
  • Continuation of efforts to advocate for public policy and regulatory change to improve health care access for the poor and uninsured.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

  • We currently use a service that provides phone and video translation to patients and we also have two local bi-lingual Spanish speaking translators who supplement this service for the Spanish-speaking community.

CANCER

  • Continue to offer cancer related prevention, education, diagnostic and therapeutic services. Exploring the possibility of an interventional radiology program.

CARDIOVASCULAR & CEREBROVASCULAR

  • Continue to offer prevention, education, diagnostic and treatment services for these illnesses.
  • Divine Savior Emergency Medical professionals will continue to lead in care of those with a cardiovascular/cerebrovascular emergency.

DIABETES, PULMONARY AND KIDNEY DISEASE

  • Primary care providers will continue to care extensively for their patients with these diseases and more providers are being recruited so that we can meet the need to care for those with these medical conditions.
  • Providing a Pulmonologist on staff as well as a dialysis unit and registered dietitians.
  • Divine Savior Healthcare will continue to offer and increase offerings in exercise programs, community education efforts and workplace health initiatives to address issues related to physical activity, diet, obesity and chronic conditions.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

  • Our focus will be on exploring programs that involve nonsurgical treatment and prevention of chronic back and neck pain.

SENIOR SERVICES

  • We recently invested a great deal of resources in the opening of Tivoli, our residential care facility. Tivoli offers skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living and short term rehabilitative care.

ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA AND GERO-PSYCHIATRY

  • Provide memory care for those who have a need for residential care at Tivoli.

  • Recruitment of primary care providers who have a special interest and expertise in geriatrics.

  • Working with the Paquette Center to enhance access to Gero-Psychiatry services.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • While we do not provide mental health or substance abuse services at Divine Savior Healthcare, we do recognize it as a need on our community and will work with the county or other entities in any planning efforts to improve mental health services access, particularly for the uninsured and Medicaid populations in our community.

ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA AND GERO-PSYCHIATRY

  • Provide memory care for those who have a need for residential care at Tivoli.
  • Recruitment of primary care providers who have a special interest and expertise in geriatrics.
  • Working with the Paquette Center to enhance access to Gero-Psychiatry services.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Local taxi services and the counties are providing service support for medical transportation for those who need it.