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Patient Safety

The single most important thing you can do to ensure good care and prevent medical errors is to be an active partner in your own health care - that means getting involved in your care and asking questions of your health care provider. Included are some guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. We encourage you to use these tips.

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Billing Information

Understanding Your Statement

We've recently updated our statement to make it easier to understand. Click here to download a sample statement which explains at a glance the components of your new statement.

For questions regarding your statement, please contact our Business Office at 920-445-7210.

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Hospital Bill

As part of your "Patient Bill of Rights," we will provide you with an itemized copy of your hospital bill on request. Professional fees of physicians are not included and you will be receiving a separate billing from the physician's office.

For questions regarding your bill, please contact our Business Office at 920-445-7210. To receive an estimate for care before your procedure, please visit the Compare Medical Care section of our website or call 920-431-5667.

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Insurance

All patients are required to present their current insurance card(s) and will be asked to assign insurance benefits to Bellin Hospital. Your insurance may require you to obtain prior approval and to complete necessary claim forms before receiving services.

Your insurance contract is between you and the insurance company. As a courtesy to you, we will be happy to prepare and submit a claim to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for all charges not covered by your insurance plan. If, after a reasonable period of time, your insurance carrier has not honored your claim, you will be responsible for full payment of total charges.

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Medicare

Medicare patients are required to present their Medicare card upon admission to the hospital. Medicare deductible will be payable unless covered by additional insurance and those benefits assigned to the hospital. Personal items and all non-covered services are your responsibility.

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Medical Assistance

Please present a valid Medical Assistance identification card upon admission. If you do not show your card or your card is invalid, the charges could become your personal obligation.

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Worker's Compensation

We will be happy to file your worker's compensation claim if the appropriate information is provided to us.

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Accidents and Injuries

Medical expenses incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident or a liability are your personal responsibility. However, as a courtesy to our patients, the hospital will bill your health insurance, government programs, and liability insurance.

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Community Care

Bellin Health is proud of our mission to provide quality care to all who need it, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

The Bellin Health Community Care Program helps people who may need financial assistance to pay for their Bellin Health services. The program provides help to patients who have a financial need regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or source of income.

Bellin Health has contracted the Resolute Group in the medical hospital to assist those that do not have insurance coverage. the Resolute Group may contact the patient/guarantor while at the hospital or after being discharged. Their goal is to determine if the patient would qualify for any other coverage or public assistance and also assist the patient in applying. 

The Bellin Health Community Care Program can be used for eligible services after all other financial and third-party resources are exhausted. Routine and preventative care, accounts with balances of $100.00 or less are not eligible for Community Care adjustments.

This program will not consider charges from other agencies or providers. You must contact their office to make payment arrangements. We do not pre-qualify anyone for the Community Care program. You must have a balance with Bellin Health over $100.00 to apply.

Patients qualify for the Community Care Program based on their income, assets, and other debts. The amount of financial help Community Care provides may be all or a percentage of the amount a patient owes and will then be considered for the next 3 months. A letter will be sent to the patient/guarantor upon completing our consideration of the application.  Any remaining balance after adjustments are made is expected to be paid following the payment guidelines included in the letter.

If you would like to apply for this assistance program, please contact Bellin’s Business Office at 920-445-7210 at your earliest convenience. You will be sent an application and instructions on how to complete it. If you have difficulty completing the application, assistance will be provided. It is requested that information be received in our office in 10 business days.

Feel free to call the Business Office if you have any additional questions at 920-445-7210. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.  Our Business Office is located at 2020 S Webster Avenue and our Community Care Specialists are there to assist you.

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Refunds

The National Health Insurance Industry determines how insurance companies divide payment of your account. All insurance overpayments will be confirmed with the insurance companies involved and will be refunded in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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Arranging for Payment

Bellin Hospital's financial advisor will help you find the best payment plan for charges not covered by insurance. Information is available on our Financial Assistance Policy and our Self-Pay Discount.

Payment may be made in cash or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) in the Patient Registration Department at preadmission, admission, or before being discharged. Payment may also be made upon receipt of your bill to the Bellin Cashier Office.

If unable to pay within 30 days, payment arrangements of up to 36 months should be approved and scheduled by calling 920-569-4122 or by going to http://www.helpfinancial.com. Payment option and financial assistance information is available here.

Community care is available to all patients who show financial need; however, before applying to this program the hospital will help you explore all other options for financial help.

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Your Health Care Team - Bellin Health Care Systems

Your Health Care Team

Ethics Committee

Bellin Health System believes patients' ethnic, cultural, and religious values are always to be respected. Bellin also believes patients' desires, whether expressed directly or through medical advance directives, are to be honored. To this end, the multi-disciplinary Ethics Committee may be consulted by physicians, other health care personnel, patients, and family members when ethnical issues arise.

Members of the Ethics Committee are available to offer guidance regarding the ethical aspects of your medical situation. Your doctor or nurse will assist you in accessing the Ethics Committee or you may contact the committee's chairperson through pastoral care at 920 433-3482 or the president's office at 920 433-7898.

Pastoral Care

For your spiritual needs and your family's, members of our Pastoral Care Department are available 24 hours a day. To contact a member of our pastoral care department, ask your nurse for assistance or call 920 433-3482 or 920 433-7934.

Communion is distributed to Catholic patients daily (except Saturday) and upon request. Protestant patients wanting to receive communion should ask their nurse to notify a chaplain. Other sacraments are also available upon request.

We also encourage your own clergy to call on you during your stay.

Resource Case Management

Our case managers are available to work on your behalf. They can meet with you to discuss your personal, emotional, social, financial, or care needs which could impact your successful recovery from your illness or surgery. They are responsible for working with you on insurance requirements and your discharge plan. Some examples of this include arranging for a nursing home placement, home care, transportation, referrals to community agencies or supportive counseling. Your resource case manager can be reached by asking your nurse, or by calling 920 433-3549 and ask for "Case Manager".

Unity Hospice

Unity, a cooperative effort among Green Bay's three not-for-profit hospitals, provides a variety of services through its hospice, palliative, and bereavement care programs to meet the needs of patients with a limited life expectancy and their families. Call 920 338-1111 or 800 990-9249 for additional information.

Diabetes Services

A team of registered nurses and dietitians, specially trained in diabetes education, work directly with each patients primary care physician. Our purpose is to allow the person to learn about the disease and how to best manage it while promoting independence in self-care. Patients can access diabetes services through either Green Bay location: Family Medical Center - Green Bay Webster Avenue and Family Medical Center - Ashwaubenon.

To schedule an appointment call 920 445-7272 or register through your doctor. Appointments are scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Volunteers

Bellin Hospital has a volunteer staff of approximately 400 individuals, from teenagers to senior citizens, assisting in many departments. Their activities include the support of our nursing staff, delivery of mail and flowers, and staffing of the information desk in the lobby. Our Hospital Hosts assist patients in getting around the hospital and moving equipment from department to department.

Volunteers also do fund raising for important equipment and remodeling. For more information about Bellin's Volunteer Services, or if you wish to become a volunteer call 920 433-3697.

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Your Accommodations

To Call Your Nurse

Our bedside communication system makes it possible for you to talk with nurses at the nursing station from your bed. You will also find a call button in the bathroom should you need assistance. Your nurse will show you how to use these convenient devices.

Your Room

Your physical surroundings are just as important in the hospital as they are in your own home so we have tried to make them as comfortable as possible. If the type of room you requested is not available when you are admitted, please advise your nurse. We will make the necessary arrangements to switch you when such a room becomes available.

Your Bed

Your bed is operated electrically. Your nurse will show you how to raise and lower it.

The Bedside Cabinet

To avoid belongings being lost, please be sure to store items such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures in the cabinet next to your bed.

Cribs

Side rails on your child's crib should be kept in an upright position at all times, unless you are standing next to the crib.

Private Rooms

Private rooms may or may not be available. When available, an additional ten dollars per day will be charged for the private room.

Using Your Television

For your enjoyment, we feature a variety of local cable channels. Refer to the cable channels guide at your bedside stand. Television services are provided free of charge.

Meals

Menus are distributed on a daily basis. If you need assistance, a dietetic technician will assist you with menu selections and answer any food and nutrition questions you may have.

Newspapers

The Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay News-Chronicle and USA Today are available from coin-operated machines just off the South Elevators near the cafeteria on the third floor. The Green Bay Press-Gazette is also available from a coin-operated machine near the Clinicare entrance, or it can be delivered to your room. Please check with your nurse. The Green Bay News-Chronicle is available free of charge at your nurses station.

Mail and Flower Delivery

You are welcome to receive mail during your hospital stay. It is delivered daily and can be addressed as follows:

Your Name
Room #
Bellin Hospital
744 South Webster Ave.
P.O. Box 23400
Green Bay, WI 54305-3400

Flowers may also be delivered daily to non-intensive care area rooms.

Please be aware that patients in our Critical Care, Intermediate Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Units may not receive flowers for health reasons.

Flowers can be sent to a patient after they have been moved to a "regular" room.

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Patient Information

Bellin Health’s Commitment To The Health Of The Environment - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Health’s Commitment To The Health Of The Environment

Bellin Health and the Environment

For more than 100 years Bellin Health has been dedicated to the overall health and well-being of Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.  Our efforts include a firm commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation.
 
Bellin Health is focused on serving its communities in the present while keeping a vigilant eye on the future.  In order to maintain our focus on environmentally-friendly initiatives, Bellin has formed a “Green Team” to incorporate the best practices of other organizations and identify opportunities unique to the health system.

The Green Team at Bellin Health

Comprised of individuals from departments and professions across the health system and meeting on a regular basis, the “Green Team” is constantly innovating and taking the necessary steps towards a greener and more sustainable future in health care.

The team has identified and implemented several major initiatives including:
 

Recognition:


Environmental Commitment Statement

As a health care system, Bellin Health practices good stewardship of the resources entrusted to it. Bellin creates healthy environments for the people it serves as well as its employees.  In recognition of the critical linkages between environmental health and public health, it is Bellin’s desire to limit adverse impacts upon the environment resulting from the design, construction and operation of its health care facilities.  Bellin considers the life-cycle impacts on facilities generated through sustainable design and construction standards, selection of materials and equipment, and maintenance practices. Bellin utilizes the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) as a guide for sustainable design, construction and building operation projects.

Bellin will incorporate, where feasible, natural and renewable energy flows.  Additionally, Bellin will require architects, engineers and contractors to specify commercially available, cost-competitive materials, products, technologies and processes, where appropriate, that have a positive impact, or limit any negative impact on environmental quality and human health.  Overall, Bellin will strive to integrate sustainable design, operation and maintenance practices in building, rebuilding and/or retrofitting facilities to meet regulatory and/or community health needs.
 
The following are some of the benefits of sustainable design that Bellin seeks to achieve by following this procedure:

*Benefits to building occupants:  People who live and work in facilities designed and constructed with sustainable materials and methods have less illness, are more productive, and report higher satisfaction with their indoor environments.

*Environmental benefits:  Clean air and water and resource conservation are some of the positive environmental results of sustainable design and development.

*Financial benefits:  Decreased energy costs, increased valuation, improved durability, and increased productivity are all potential benefits to sustainable building design.

Our Mission, Vision and Strategy - Bellin Health Care Systems

Our Mission, Vision and Strategy

"We want our patients to have a phenomenal experience."

That's a direct quote from a member of Bellin Health's staff and it illustrates our devotion to patient and family-centered care.

What else makes Bellin special for patients and employees? Listen as our staff and physicians explain the Bellin philosophy and how we live our mission and vision statements. Everyday.

Download PDF of Bellin Health's Mission, Vision and Strategic Objectives.

Community Health Improvement Plan - Bellin Health Care Systems

Community Health Improvement Plan

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Bellin Health has a long history of collaborating with other health care facilities and local health departments to best plan for the community’s future health needs.

In 2010 and 2011, Bellin collaborated with health departments in Brown County and the city of De Pere to identify the county’s top health issues through the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Bellin representatives served on the steering committee for this project and participated in the Community Partner meetings where the priorities were identified. Action plans were developed by identifying community strengths, existing resources and gaps.

Community Needs Assessment – Brown County/Green Bay, Wisconsin
This report contains an overview of the process used to conduct a community health needs assessment. It served as the basis of a community benefit implementation plan that can be obtained from Bellin Health upon request.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

CHIP Hospital Leadership Presentation

Our Contributions to the Communities We Serve 2014 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Our Contributions to the Communities We Serve 2014

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Civil Rights

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Press Releases

About Bellin - Bellin Health Care Systems

About Bellin

Bellin Health System is an integrated health care delivery system comprised of:

Bellin Hospital – an acute care, 167-bed, multi-specialty hospital. Known as the region’s heart center, it was the first hospital in the area to offer a comprehensive heart program. Over the years, Bellin has continued to keep pace with exciting technological advances in cardiac care by introducing nuclear cardiology, electrodiagnostics, and electrophysiological studies.

Bellin Hospital specializes in:

Bellin Psychiatric Center - Hospital Services – Includes a licensed 80-bed freestanding hospital. The Center’s team of professionals treats children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and/or addictive disorders.

Bellin Health Psychiatric Center - Counseling Services – Offers mental heath counseling in Green Bay and at various regional locations. Counseling helps individuals and their family members manage personal or work-related problems. The professional team at the clinic include psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists.

Bellin Medical Group – The group consists of several Family Medical Centers, located throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, providing physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to advance the health and wellness of area residents.

Bellin Health Fitness Center – The area’s only hospital-based fitness centers, with four locations dedicated to the health and fitness in Brown and Oconto counties. Each center focuses on the “wellness” concept of fitness and highlights such features as FitLinxx intelligent fitness equipment, nutritional education, weight management, and cutting-edge group fitness classes.

Bellin Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – a provider of choice in NortheastWisconsin for orthopedic and specialty rehabilitation services. This department includes a multidisciplinary acute care hospital department, two large outpatient sports medicine clinics, and the state’s largest athletic training outreach program, which services 24 local high schools. In addition to outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, physical and occupational therapists provide the following services:

Bellin College of Nursing – Known for its comprehensive and thorough preparation of nurses, Bellin College of Nursing offers the only four-year baccalaureate-nursing program in Northeast Wisconsin. Bellin College of Nursing was established in 1909.

Bellin School of Radiologic Technology – Trains radiographers to serve as health professionals, focusing on a constant concern for quality patient care and technical proficiency.

Bellin Health Home Care Equipment (previously Bel-Regional Home Medical, Inc.) – Provides durable home medical and respiratory equipment that has been approved for home use. By working in conjunction with physicians, the professionally trained staff helps select the proper equipment according to each patient’s personal needs. Equipment is delivered to the home, where instructions and materials are provided on the operation and use of the equipment. Continuity of care is assured through education and communication with the physician.

Bellin Home Health Agency – Works with area physicians to help their patients maintain an independent lifestyle through assistance. Some of the services offered include skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and the delivery of home health aide services.

Bellin Health FastCare – A retail health clinic in select Shopko department stores. Get help without a wait for acute care.

Bellin Health In Stores – Retail stores offering specific products that are health related.

Bellin is proud to be nationally recognized…an achievement we credit to our most treasured resource… our award-winning staff.

 

Historical Timeline - Bellin Health Care Systems

Historical Timeline

At Bellin, we’re proudly celebrating 100 years of service to Green Bay and the Northeast Wisconsin region. At the same time, we’re humbled by the trust our patients--and the healthcare providers in this community--have placed in us over the course of a century.   Since 1907, when Julius Bellin first converted a small house into what has become the Bellin Health System, we have been able to fulfill on his vision of providing outstanding, affordable healthcare, and at the same time, achieve a level of quality that has allowed us to play a pivotal role in the health and well-being of families for generations. To all of you, we say thank you for your benevolence and support. Thank you for your trust, hard work and dedication.   Thank you for allowing us to be part of so many lives.

And one more thing: Welcome…to Bellin Health.

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Patients & Visitors

Bellin Health to Open New Oconto Falls Clinic Aug. 24 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Health to Open New Oconto Falls Clinic Aug. 24

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Order #4688

BEAM Coordinator - Volunteer Services (4201) - Bellin Health Care Systems

BEAM Coordinator - Volunteer Services (4201)

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri - Bellin Health Care Systems

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri

Please join us for the 26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri
September 24 - 27, 2015 | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Purpose
This conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice.

Intended Audience
This conference is designed for clinicians interested in expanding their knowledge and improving their practice in primary care including family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, and other health care providers.

Objectives

  1. Integrate current trends in preventive health care into patient care strategies.
  2. Analyze the clinical presentation of the common disorders seen in the primary care and identify the role of primary care in the management of these common problems.
  3. Review the history, science and evidence of commonly encountered therapeutic areas.
  4. Describe the correlating factors that lead to physician burnout and how physicians can achieve a better work life balance.

Accreditation
Bellin Health Systems, Inc. is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation
Bellin Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Other Health Care Professionals
Physician Assistants, Nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Site and Accommodations
Join Bellin Health and ThedaCare for a rewarding weekend of professional development. Receive information on recent advancements and evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on practical and useful information in primary care medicine from nationally recognized speakers and enjoy engaging social events in beautiful Door County.

Stone Harbor
107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(877) 746-0700
stoneharbor-resort.com

A limited number of rooms have been reserved. Mention that you are attending the Family Medicine Potpourri to receive special pricing. Special pricing ends August 23, 2015.

Download the complete brochure here, which includes a Schedule of Events, Conference Speakers and much more! 

Register online for this event here

2015 Sleep Medicine Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

2015 Sleep Medicine Conference

Please join us at the Lambeau Field Atrium for a day of networking opportunities and captivating speakers. The topics will include up-to-date technology and evidence-based approaches to sleep medicine.

Date: November 5, 2015

Time: Check in from 7:30 – 8:00 am
Speakers from 8:00am – 3:45 pm

Price:
$130 for registration received by October 18, 2015
$150 for registration received October 19-31, 2015

Register online here

Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation Course - Bellin Health Care Systems

Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation Course

Presented by American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) Master Faculty.

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Registration: 7:30 - 8am

Topics

Certification Review Course

8am - 5:15pm
The ASPMN Pain Management Nursing Certification couse is preparation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's pain management certification exam.

Course Fee: $100

Location

Bellin College
3201 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI 54311
Parking on site
Lodging available close to college.

Presenters

Education Credit

Contact Hours: 7.5
This continuing nursing education was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
It has been assigned ONA#17965
Approval valid through 3/1/2017

Questions? Contact Sharon Gerrits, MSN, RN-BC
sharon.gerrits@bellin.org
(920) 433-3566

Download the flyer here

Register online here

31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference

Join us for the 31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Place: St. Norbert College
Bemis Conference Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI

Event Description: This seminar is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals with roles in the diagnosis, assessment, understanding, and management of heart disease.

Contact:
Kerry Winkler
kkwink@bellin.org
(920) 433-7859

Fees:
Physician Early Bird: $100 by March 15
Physician Registration: $150 after March 15
Non-Physician: $50 [Enter coupon code "cardio50" to receive a non-physician discount].

Registration: To register online please click here

*Course Materials will be made available online one week prior to the conference. To view course materials, go to www.bellin.org/cardiologyconference. A password to view the course materials will be provided to you after you register, with your order confirmation email.
 

2015 Nursing Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

2015 Nursing Conference

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Location: Rock Garden Conference Center
1951Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 497-4701

Overall Objective: The learner will be able to identify strategies to enhance their personal health and wellness which will have a positive impact on the patient experience.

Intended Audience: Nurses with direct patient care roles. Others are welcome to attend.

Nursing Contact Hours: Bellin Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.0 contact hours will be awarded.

Participant must attend the entire conference and complete an evaluation form. No partial credit awarded.

Download the brochure for more information.

Contact: For more information or special requests, contact Sharon Gerrits at sagerr@bellin.org or (920) 433-3566.

Lodging:
Comfort Suites
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 499-7449

Conference rate: $85.99 for one or two guests. A block of rooms will be held until February 10, 2015. Please call the Comfort Suites directly for room reservations. (920) 499-7449. Ask for “Bellin Nursing Conference” block of rooms. Directions to Comfort Suites can be found on their website: www.comfortsuitesgb.com.

Online Registration: Click here to register online.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR And AED Training - Bellin Health Care Systems

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR And AED Training

Course Covers:
Adult, Child, Infant CPR, AED and Choking

Dates:
Please contact Bette Briar-Tilot for class dates and time:

Bette Briar-Tilot
920-433-7930
blbria@bellin.org

Location:
Bellin Hospital, 8th Floor 
Underwood Education/Conference Room

Cost:
$20.00 per person

Time:
8 am – 11 am

Cost Includes:
Certification Card

Extra Cost:
$14.50 per book

Minimum per class: 4
Maximum per class: 8

For questions, please contact:
Bette Briar-Tilot
920-433-7930
blbria@bellin.org

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - BMG Float Pool (3300) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - BMG Float Pool (3300)

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques

Date: October 22-23, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri - Bellin Health Care Systems

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management - Bellin Health Care Systems

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management

Date: October 1, 2016.  Exact times TBD
Cost: $199
Speaker: Brent Batzka, Certified Prosthetist
Contact Hours: Approximately 8
Open to: PT, PTA, nursing

This course is currently in development. If you would like to receive more information including course description, contact hours, and dates, please contact Heidi Johnson at Heidi.johnson@bellin.org or call (920) 430-4750 ext. 4425. You will be provided these details once they become available.

To register online, click here.

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot - Bellin Health Care Systems

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot

Date: April 23-24, 2016, registration 7:30-8 a.m., course 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., each day
Cost: $395
Speaker: Mark Cornwall, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Contact Hours: Approximately 15
Open to: PT, PTA, AT

Description: This course will explore the theory and techniques necessary to understand foot articular anatomy and functional anatomy of the foot during locomotion. The latest research evidence concerning the functioning of the foot and ankle during dynamic movement will be presented. Using the most recent concepts and evidence, a physical therapy examination of the foot as it relates to lower extremity dysfunction from overuse will be presented. The functional anatomy, normal mechanics during walking, clinical examination techniques as well as assessment and management principles for common foot disorders will be discussed. A review of the principles of foot orthotic prescription will be provided as well as the evidence to support the use of both pre-fabricated and custom foot orthoses. The use of the “treatment direction test” will be presented as a tool to determine if foot orthoses are indicated, as well as to guide the orthotic prescription. The use of footwear as a physical therapy intervention for foot problems will be discussed.  Clinical management tech¬niques will focus on adhesive strapping, footwear fit, and the modification of pre-molded foot orthoses.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the significant anatomical and articular structure of the foot and ankle.
  2. Describe the joint mechanics required in the foot and ankle during walking.
  3. Describe the typical pattern of rearfoot and midfoot motion during walking.
  4. Discuss the factors in the foot, ankle, and lower extremity responsible for causing or contributing to abnormal mechanical function of the foot.
  5. Perform a thorough static and dynamic physical examination of the foot and ankle.
  6. Use adhesive strapping as a “treatment direction test” to determine if foot orthoses are indicated.
  7. Describe three features that are used to provide motion control in athletic shoes.
  8. List and describe the functions of a foot orthoses.
  9. Define the role of footwear and foot orthoses as part of a physical therapy intervention.
  10. Describe the use of pre-molded foot orthoses and the type of modifications possible when using them as part of a physical therapy management program.
  11. Describe the use of adhesive strapping as a "treatment direction test" to determine if foot orthoses are indicated.
  12. Discuss the evidence that supports the use of foot orthoses in the treatment of overuse musculoskeletal conditions.

Outline

Day 1:
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.: Introduction
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.: Functional Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.: BREAK
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Movement of the Foot during Walking
11:00 a.m. - Noon: Physical Therapy Examination of the Foot & Ankle
Noon – 1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Physical Examination Procedures for the Foot & Ankle
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: BREAK
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Physical Examination (lab session) – shorts required

Day 2:

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Footwear: Design, Prescription & Fit
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: Treatment Direction Test
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: BREAK
10:30 a.m. – Noon: Taping (lab session)
Noon – 1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Foot Orthoses: Design. Prescription, & Effectiveness
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: BREAK
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: Using Pre-fabricated Foot Orthoses
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Pre-fabricated Foot Orthoses Fitting Demonstration
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Question and Answer Period

Speaker Biography: Mark Cornwall, PT, PhD, FAPTA, received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1977. He then practiced as a physical therapist for several years before returning to school to receive a Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from the University of North Carolina in 1981 and then a PhD in Biomechanics from Indiana University in 1986.  His research activities have been primarily in the foot, especially the kinematics of the normal foot during walking.  For the past eighteen years, Dr. Cornwall has been director of the Laboratory for Foot and Ankle Research at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Cornwall has published over 90 research articles or book chapters dealing with the function, evaluation, or treatment of the foot and ankle. In addition, he has lectured or presented his research throughout the United States, in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain. He is currently a Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University where he teaches anatomy, patient evaluation, as well as lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics.

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Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine - Bellin Health Care Systems

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

Date: April 16-17, 2016, registration 7:30-8 a.m., course 8a.m. – 5 p.m., each day
Cost: $395
Speaker: Timothy Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Contact Hours: Approximately 15
Open to: PT

Description: All clinicians are faced with the conflict of rapidly emerging evidence and the push to be more efficient in patients per man-hour resulting from the decreasing reimbursement seen across the spectrum of insurance coverage. This class is intended to assist the clinician in maintaining their primary focus on being effective for the patient while still being efficient with the use of their time through recognition of, and response to common clinical syndromes seen in the lumbar spine.  Pattern recognition allows experts to recognize when they are faced with a known phenomenon, which has been shown time and time again to respond in a familiar way in the hands of many clinicians. If the physical therapist develops expertise in treating these syndromes they become more efficient & effective at facilitating the management of these patients liberating time for the cases that lie outside of the norm and require focused analysis to determine the appropriate path of treatment. These commonly occurring clinical syndromes are the basis of treatment based classification (TBC), but the class will emphasize a clinical perspective of what is actually seen in the clinic rather than in the algorithmic suppositions of TBC. The class will be primarily hands on participation with a minimum of lecture via patient demonstration to give context to the content.

Objectives

  1. Develop a conceptual framework for evaluating and treating the LBP patient in the treatment‐based classification system (Delitto et al).
  2. Understand the evolution of TBC from the clinical perspective of common clinical syndrome recognition.
  3. Discuss the genuinely common clinical syndromes, the rapid recognition of them and the applicable treatments.
  4. Understand the application of principles for spinal mobilization on a continuum through to manipulation of the lumbo-pelvic region.
  5. Develop manual skills in mobilization through manipulation of the lumbo‐pelvic region. A level of proficiency in the techniques will be emphasized as the class comes to conclusion.
  6. Understand the application of principles for therapeutic exercise from directional preference, augmenting manual intervention, to development of trunk control and prophylaxis in the lumbo-pelvic region.
  7. Nurture continued development of skills with accurate and informative feedback from the “patient” therapists with each session. Understand the experiential nature of motor skills.
  8. Frame a system of healthcare delivery that is efficient and effective in the care of the LBP patient.

Outline:

Day 1

Day 2

Speaker Biography: Timothy Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT received his PT degree from The Ohio State University. He completed the graduate program in the Musculoskeletal Sequence at Northwestern University. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University.  He founded Phoenix Manual Therapy (PMT), which initially offered courses, based on the Nordic System of orthopedic manual therapy. Phoenix Manual Therapy progressed to offering a long-term course frame for study of the Australian clinical reasoning approach to orthopedic manual therapy with integration of Norwegian techniques and therapeutic exercise. The course has been running over the last 25 years. In 2011, PMT began to sponsor Dr. Peter Gibbons & Dr. Phillip Tehan's spinal manipulation course work and Fearon is lead faculty for course one. He earned his Full Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the challenge process in 1999; he renewed that status in 2010. Dr. Fearon is currently adjunct faculty at A.T. Still University where he teaches manual therapy of the spine and extremities at the entry level and in the residency track. He has been a guest instructor for NAU, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Regis University, Langston University and North Georgia College. He is lead faculty for Evidence in Motion manual therapy courses, the Clinical Decision Making Class and Fellowship Virtual Rounds. He has taught manual therapy courses over the last 20 years, spoken at numerous meetings for the Arizona Physical Therapy Association and for the APTA. Dr. Fearon currently practices in an outpatient private practice specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation where he has been for the last 28 years.


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Management of Lower Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD
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Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders

Date: TBD
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Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro

Date: February 26-28, 2016
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Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

IAOM’s UE Track – Elbow - Bellin Health Care Systems

IAOM’s UE Track – Elbow

Date: January 16-17, 2016
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Or you may contact the IAOM by email or by calling (866) 426-6101.

Strain-Counterstrain-II for the Extremities - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain-II for the Extremities

Date: November 6-7-8, 2015
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Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: October 10-11, 2015 For more information or to register, please click here. Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling 888-709-7096.
Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: October 3-4, 2015
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Therapy And Sports Medicine Continuing Education Series - Bellin Health Care Systems

Therapy And Sports Medicine Continuing Education Series

At Bellin Health, we don’t just educate our patients on the best way to maintain their health, we also take every opportunity to be educate our staff and the community. To ensure that we continue to lead the region, we bring in speakers, hold seminars and even host programs to teach other health care professionals. We also offer CESs for physical therapists.

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Registration Information

For course description and to register online choose the desired course above. 

Bellin Health is smoke free: for your health, and the health of others, smoking is not permitted on any health system property.

Bellin Sports Medicine is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider Number:  P2218.

Certificates of attendance for CEU verification are provided after successful completion of the course.

For more information on classes or how to register please contact Heidi Johnson, PT at: hjkrau@bellin.org.

Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders

Date: August 8-9, 2015
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Screenings - Bellin Health Care Systems