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Belle Square Downtown Clinic Now Open

A new option to meet the health care needs of employers With the opening of the new clinic in Belle Square, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare is applying an innovative care model that meets people where they work, live and visit. Located on the northwest corner of the Belle Square development, the new clinic… Read more

WellMe Newsletter Wins National Award

Health Tradition Health Plan’s quarterly WellMe e-newsletter has won an Award of Merit in the 2017 Healthcare Advertising Awards competition. WellMe addresses workplace health topics such as emotional health, health benefits trends, productivity, workers’ comp management and wellness programming. The newsletter also profiles Western Wisconsin employers who participate in Wellness at Work health challenges, a Health Tradition group plan benefit. The articles support “champions” within… Read more

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Meeting the Prescription Drug Cost Challenge

Led by Mayo Clinic cancer specialists, a group of prominent physicians sounded an alarm about the high cost of cancer drugs, proposing specific policy recommendations to the federal government. That was a year ago. Drug prices still escalating far faster than other medical costs Specialty drugs such as cancer and hepatitis C medications are rising the… Read more

Just Another Day in Bad Office

Just Another Day in “Bad Office 2”

Test subjects in Mayo Clinic Well Living Lab sweat it for science Uncomfortable noise levels, temperatures, light and other annoyances in the workplace environment can be bad enough individually. Combined, they can create considerable stress. How much? Mayo Clinic is looking for the answer by studying fellow clinic employees in an ambitious research project called… Read more

Teaming up at the Lori Knapp Companies

Teaming Up at the Lori Knapp Companies

Karen Ostrander and Ann Boland, both administrative managers, were happy to upgrade their company’s informal contests and begin leading Wellness at Work challenges. They share an interest in wellness, but also welcome the “nice distraction” in breaking up workdays dominated by financial data.

The Wellness at Work challenge at Nesnah resulted in a workplace garden

Nesnah Ventures Seeks Wellness, Finds More

Wellness at Work challenges and a company garden are social springboards A year ago, Nesnah Ventures dived into wellness head first. The Holmen-based, family-operated company has an office with 35 employees and manages a broad portfolio of businesses including senior living, fuel marketing, agricultural feed and casual dining. The interest in corporate wellness began at… Read more

The cost of being connected

The Cost of Being Connected to Work 24/7

Interpreting the data According to Gallup, more than one-third of people frequently check work email outside business hours. For some, the constant connection is a burden. Other research draws a straight line from after-hours email expectations to emotional exhaustion and lower quality of life. One of its authors says people need relief. “They are not… Read more

Data driven wellness program honored

Data-driven Wellness Program Honored

By the numbers Wellness experts will measure anything, from vegetable servings to stroke risk. Some of them track data exceptionally well, according to the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). The leading national wellness organization recently named Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse a platinum-level Well Workplace, its highest designation. The recognition was awarded for You Matter,… Read more

New Convenience Care Model Hits the Sweet Spot

$49 Mayo Clinic Express Care Online virtual visits Innovation in health care is increasingly focused on cost, but the sweet spot is a combination of access, value and quality. Mayo Clinic Express Care Online achieves all three, with a convenient and economical way to treat common conditions that would otherwise require a trip to the… Read more

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New Belle Square Clinic: Express Care, but Better

An innovative care model in downtown La Crosse The 6,500 square foot facility on the northwest corner of Belle Square combines the access and efficiency of an express location with care usually received in a larger clinic setting. Due to open in June 2017, the clinic will be staffed by physicians and associate providers. It… Read more