Behavioral Health

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

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

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

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot

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

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.

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.

Order #4687 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4687

Quality Information - Bellin Health Care Systems

Quality Information

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ)


Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has a growing portfolio of healthcare quality measures that provides valuable information to anyone wanting to learn more about the quality of healthcare in Wisconsin.

Here you will find independently audited results of a year's worth of measurement and data collection undertaken by some of Wisconsin's most quality-conscious healthcare provider organizations.


WHA Information Center Price Point system


The WHA Information Center site allows healthcare consumers to receive basic, facility-specific information about services and charges.

WHA Information Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. It was incorporated on October 1, 2003, and began collecting data in January 2004 under a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Administration.


The Leapfrog Group


The Leapfrog Group is made up of more than 170 companies and organizations that buy healthcare.

Leapfrog and its members work together to encourage public reporting of healthcare quality and outcomes so that consumers and purchasing organizations can make more informed healthcare choices and help consumers reap the benefits of making smart healthcare decisions.


Consumer Reports Health.org

The Consumers Reports Health Ratings Center has been created to provide unbiased analyses and ratings to help consumers make informed health–care decisions. Thier objective is to provide up–to–date comparisons of health services, drugs, devices and consumer experiences. These analyses and ratings will help consumers navigate an increasingly expensive and complex health–care system.

Privacy Notice - Bellin Health Care Systems

Privacy Notice

NOTICE OF BELLIN HEALTH'S PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR ITS PATIENTS

Revised 12/15/2014

Click here to download or print Privacy Notice (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Your health information

Each time you visit a Bellin Health facility or a Bellin Health provider for health care, a record of your visit is made. This record usually contains identification and financial information, as well as health information such as symptoms, diagnoses, test results, a description of the physical examination, and a treatment plan. This record of information is often referred to as your “medical record,” or “health information.” The following are examples of the purposes for which this information is used:

Bellin Health has always worked to protect your health information and will continue to do so. In addition, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) now requires Bellin Health to provide you with this notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your health information, as well as your rights related to your health information. This notice applies to all records of your health information held by Bellin Health, regardless of whether the record is written, computerized, or in any other form. We are required by law to keep your health information private and to follow the terms of this notice, or any revised version of this notice that is in effect.

Bellin Health reserves the right to change the privacy practices described in this notice and to change this notice to reflect our revised privacy practices. Changes to our privacy practices would apply to all health information maintained by us, including that which we obtained prior to changing this notice. If we change our privacy practices, you may read a summary of substantive changes on our website at www.bellin.org. You may obtain a revised copy of the privacy notice at the front desk of any of our facilities or on our website at www.bellin.org.

All of the below listed organizations and individuals agree to abide by the terms of this notice. These organizations and individuals will share your health information with each other as necessary for your treatment, to get paid for services, and to carry out health care operations activities such as quality assessment and improvement activities.

Who is covered by this notice

This notice covers the privacy practices of Bellin Health, which includes the health care professionals, including students, employees, other personnel, and volunteers providing services at Bellin Health. Bellin Health is several separate, but related organizations, which provide quality health care, train future health care professionals (such as doctors, nurses, and radiology technicians), and conduct health sciences research. Bellin Health is made up of the following organizations:

This notice also covers the privacy practices of all other providers approved to practice at any Bellin Health facility listed above. These providers include area physicians, podiatrists, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals. References to “we,” “us,” or “our” in this notice mean the individuals and entities described above.

Who is not covered by this notice

This notice does not apply to care you receive from other providers in their personal offices or at other locations than the sites described above. Your providers may have their own polices and procedures that apply to your health information that they record or maintain outside of Bellin Health. You should review your provider's notice for information on how he or she will handle your health information outside of Bellin Health sites.

Shared Electronic Medical Record

We participate in an arrangement with ThedaCare to help facilitate access to health information that may be needed to provide you with care. As part of this arrangement, we have agreed to store health information of our patients in a jointly shared electronic medical record with the other health care provider participants in this arrangement. When it is needed, this shared electronic medical record will provide participants with access to health information essential to providing you with medical care. The need for this could occur, for example, if you were admitted to a hospital on an emergency basis and you were unconscious and could not provide important information about your health condition. Each participant in the shared electronic medical record has implemented policies and procedures governing appropriate access to health information in the shared electronic medical record in accordance with state and federal law. Any access to your health information that we store in the shared electronic medical record by a non-Bellin Health participant will only be made for the purposes described in this notice.

We are able to use your health information without your written authorization for the following purposes:

Treatment. We may use health information about you to provide medical treatment or health care services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, students preparing for health care related careers, or other personnel who are involved in your care or treatment, including your primary care physician. For example, a physician may use the information in your medical record to determine which treatment option, such as a drug or surgery, best addresses your health needs. The treatment selected will be documented in your medical record, so that other health care professionals can make informed decisions about your care. Different departments within Bellin Health may share health information about you in order to coordinate the different things you need, such as prescriptions, lab work, and x-rays. At shift change we will provide information to health care personnel that are vital for your care. For example, a respiratory therapist will provide a report about you to the next therapist who will be taking care of you. We may also share your health information in person or by phone, letter, fax, or electronically to people outside of Bellin Health who are involved in your medical care, such as your primary or referring physician, a long-term care facility, others we work with to provide services that are part of your care.

Payment. We may use and disclose your health information as necessary to obtain payment for the health care services we provide to you. Here are some cases where we use your health information without your written authorization for payment purposes. To check eligibility or to determine whether your insurance company will pay for the treatment, Bellin Health will tell your health insurance company about your treatment plan. Most of the time, this information is provided electronically (by computer), or by fax and or telephone.

In order for an insurance company or another agency to pay for your treatment, we must submit a bill that identifies you, your diagnosis, and the treatment provided to you. As a result, we will disclose necessary health information to an insurer or another agency for Bellin Health to receive
payment for your medical bills.

Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your health information for our organizational operations related to providing health care. Here are some cases where we use your health information without your written authorization for our operational purposes. We may need your diagnosis,treatment, and outcome information in order to improve the quality or cost of care delivered by us. These quality and cost improvement activities include evaluating the performance of your physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, or examining the effectiveness of the treatment provided to you when compared to other patients in similar situations. We contract with reputable and credible companies to help us analyze our data and compare ourselves to other health care providers to see where we can make improvements in the care and services we offer. We may also remove information that identifies you from this set of your health information so others may use it to study health care without learning your identity.

Bellin Health will also use or disclose your health information for teaching purposes, administrative activities, or for accreditation, certification, or licensing purposes. To remind you of your appointments for visits, tests and treatments, we may use your health information for appointment reminders. For example, we will view your medical record to determine the date and time of your next appointment with us, and then send you a reminder letter or call you to remind you of the appointment.

We will want to let you know of other treatments or services we offer that may improve or benefit your health. For example, we may notify patients with poor circulation to their legs of a new program we offer that might help them. We may communicate to you about good health practices, such as a
mailing with information about how to lower cholesterol or stop smoking, and about health fairs, wellness classes, or support groups that we offer.

In order to provide more charity care or otherwise improve the health of your community, we may use your health information (for example, your name, address, phone number, and treatment dates) to contact you for fundraising purposes. You may opt-out of receiving any further fundraising communications from us.

Here are some instances when we can use and disclose health information without your written authorization:

  1. As required by law. We may use and disclose your health information when required to do so by local, state, or federal law.
  2. For public health activities. We may disclose your health information to certain public health authorities to help prevent or control disease, injury, or disability. This may include using your medical record to report certain diseases, injuries, birth or death information, reactions to medications or problems with products, or to notify people of recalls of products they may be using. We may also disclose your health information related to certain work-related illnesses and injuries to your employer.
  3. To report about victims of abuse or neglect. We may notify an appropriate government official if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, but only if required or allowed to do so under state or other applicable law.
  4. For health oversight activities. We may disclose your health information to authorities for health oversight activities authorized by law, including audit, investigation, inspection, licensure, disciplinary, or other purposes related to oversight of the health care system or government benefit programs.
  5. For legal proceedings. We may disclose your health information in the course of legal proceedings as required or permitted under law. For example, we may disclose your health information in response to a court order.
  6. To law enforcement. We may disclose your health information to law enforcement officials for certain specific purposes. For example, we may disclose your health information to law enforcement as required to report certain injuries.
  7. For activities related to death. We may disclose your health information to coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors so they can carry out their duties, such as identifying the body, determining cause of death, or in the case of funeral directors, to carry out funeral preparation activities.
  8. For organ, eye, or tissue donation. We may disclose your health information to entities involved in obtaining, banking, or transplanting organs, eyes, or tissue for donation or transplantation purposes.
  9. For research. Under certain circumstances, and only after a special approval process, we may use and disclose your health information to help conduct research. Such research might involve studies related to evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment.
  10. To avoid a serious threat to health or safety. As required by law and standards of ethical conduct, we may disclose your health information to necessary authorities if we believe, in good faith, that disclosure is necessary to prevent or minimize a serious and imminent threat to your or the public’s health or safety.
  11. For military, national security, or incarceration/law enforcement custody. If you are involved with the military, national security, or intelligence activities, or you are in the custody of law enforcement officials or an inmate in a correctional institution, we may disclose your health information to the proper authorities so they may carry out their duties under the law.
  12. For workers’ compensation. We may disclose your health information to the appropriate persons in order to comply with the laws related to workers’ compensation or other similar programs. These programs may provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.
  13. Bellin directory. During the inpatient admission process you will be asked if we can list in our directory your name, location in our facility, your general health condition (e.g., “stable,” or “unstable”), and your religious affiliation. The information about you contained in our directory will be disclosed to people who ask for you by name. However, the information about your religious affiliation will only be disclosed to clergy. You can tell us whether you object or agree regarding the use of your health information for directory purposes.
  14. To those involved with your care or payment for your care; for notification purposes. If people such as family members, relatives, or close personal friends are helping care for you or helping you pay your medical bills, we may disclose health information about you to those people that is relevant to the person's involvement in your care or payment for your care. We may also disclose your health information to family members or others involved in your care to notify them of your location and general condition, including your primary care physician. You have the right to object to these disclosures, unless you are incapacitated or there is an emergency. In those cases we will exercise professional judgment to determine if disclosure is in your best interests.
  15. For disaster relief efforts. We may disclose your health information to organizations authorized to handle disaster relief efforts.

When Bellin Health is required to obtain authorization to use or disclose your health information:

Except for the situations listed above, any other use or disclosure of your health information requires us to obtain your specific written authorization.

Special Situations. Some types of health information are specially protected under other state or federal laws and those laws may impose more restrictive requirements on disclosure of this information, even for purposes described above. When those more restrictive laws apply, we may need your specific written authorization to release these types of health information, even in some cases, for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. The types of health information that are subject to additional restrictions include HIV test results, and information related to treatment for mental illness, developmental disability, or alcohol or drug abuse.

Authorization Required for Certain Uses or Disclosures. We must obtain your written authorization for most uses or disclosures of the following: (1) psychotherapy notes; (2) uses or disclosures of your health information for marketing purposes; and (3) disclosures of your health information in exchange for direct or indirect remuneration to Bellin Heath.

Withdrawing authorization. If you do sign an authorization form, you may withdraw your authorization at any time, as long as your withdrawal is in writing. If you wish to withdraw your authorization, please submit your written withdrawal to the Medical Records department at Bellin Hospital or to the Bellin site where you signed the authorization form. Please understand that we cannot take back any disclosures that were made before you withdrew your authorization.


YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS
You have several rights with regard to your health information. If you wish to exercise any of the following rights, please contact the Bellin Health Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595. Specifically, you have the right:

  1. To inspect and copy your health information. You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of your health information, with a few exceptions. For example, this right does not apply to psychotherapy notes or information compiled for judicial proceedings. In certain circumstances you may obtain a copy of your PHI in an electronic format and may request that we transmit such copy to any person or entity you designate. In addition, we may charge you a reasonable fee if you want a copy of your health information. If we deny your request to inspect or obtain a copy of your health information, you may submit a written request for a review of that decision.
  2. To request an amendment of your health information. If you believe your health information is incorrect, you may ask us to amend the information. You will be asked to make such a request in writing and to give a reason as to why your health information should be changed. However, if we did not create the health information that you believe is incorrect, or if we disagree with you and believe your health information is correct, we may deny your request. You may appeal to us in writing if we deny your request.
  3. To request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures. You have the right to notify us that you want restrictions placed on how your health information is used or to whom your information is disclosed, even if the restriction affects your treatment, our payment, or our health care operations activities. Except in the case of self-pay items (see section 4 below), Bellin Health is not legally required to agree to such restrictions. While we will consider your request, because of the number, complexity, and nature of the services we deliver we may not be able to grant the request. However, we are required to agree to your request for a restriction on the disclosure of your health information to a health plan if: (A) the disclosure is for the purposes of carrying out payment or health care operations and is not otherwise required by law; and (B) the health information pertains solely to a health care item or service for which you or another person on your behalf (other than your health plan), paid in full.
  4. To restrict disclosures of self-pay items to health plans. You have the right to restrict the disclosure of your health information (for payment or health care operations) to a health plan, if the health information pertains solely to items and services paid in full by you. We may not refuse this request.
  5. To receive confidential communications of health information. You have the right to request alternative means or locations where we may communicate your health information to you. For example, you may wish to receive a follow-up call from your provider at your work telephone number instead of your home number. Or you may wish to have your billing information sent to a private address. We will accommodate reasonable requests.
  6. To receive a report listing to whom we have disclosed your health information. In some limited instances, you have the right to request a report of the disclosures of your health information we have made during the previous six years, but the request cannot include disclosures that occurred before April 14, 2003. This written report must include the date of each disclosure, who received the disclosed health information, a brief description of the disclosed health information, and why the disclosure was made. We must comply with your request for the report within 60 days, unless you agree to a 30-day extension. We may not charge you for the report, unless you request such a report more than once per year. Our report will not include disclosures made to you or to your family or friends for care or payment, incidental disclosures, disclosures where you signed an authorization form, or disclosures for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations, information that is part of a limited data set or is part of our directory, or is disclosed for national security, or to law enforcement/correctional institutions in certain situations. In the future, you may also have the right to obtain an accounting of disclosures we make through an electronic health record where those disclosures were made during the previous three years for treatment, payment, or health care operations purposes.
  7. To receive notification about breaches of unsecured health information. You have a right to, and will receive, notification regarding any breaches of your unsecured health information.
  8. To obtain a paper copy of this notice. Upon your request, you may at any time receive a paper copy of this notice, even if you earlier agreed to receive this notice electronically. This notice is available online at www.bellin.org. Or you may call the Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595 to request a paper copy of this notice.
  9. To file a complaint. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with us and/or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Complaints in no way affect how we care for you. To file a complaint with either Bellin Health or the Department of Health and Human Services, please contact the Bellin Health Grievance Coordinator at (920) 433-7869 who will provide you with the necessary assistance and paperwork. You may also file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services on your own without contacting us for assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy rights or the information in this notice, please contact the Bellin Health Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595.

Patient Rights - Bellin Health Care Systems

Patient Rights

RESPECT: You have the right to...

INFORMATION: You have the right to...

CONFIDENTIALITY: You have the right to...

PARTICIPATION: You have the right to...

STANDARD OF CARE: You have the right to...

PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Please help us care for you by...

Bellin has a moral and legal obligation to inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Providing you with this information is part of Bellin¿s commitment to accessible, quality health care in an environment that respects open and honest communication, personal and professional values, and the special needs of each patient.

For more information about your rights and responsibilities:

Ask your doctor or nurse. You may also contact any of the following:

Disclaimer Statement - Bellin Health Care Systems

Disclaimer Statement

Bellin Health and its affiliates and subsidiaries disclaim all warranties with regard to the information included in this Worldwide Web site, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.

In no event shall Bellin Health nor its affiliates or subsidiaries be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from personal injury, property damage, loss of use, loss of data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other action, arising out of or in connection with the use of information contained in this Worldwide Web site.

Corporate Compliance - Bellin Health Care Systems

Corporate Compliance

Bellin Health Systems, Inc. Statement of Commitment to Corporate Compliance:

Integrity and trust are essential to the provision of health care services by Bellin Health Systems, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries.

Our patients are entitled to rely on that trust. They are to be treated at all times with respect and dignity.

Bellin Health Systems, Inc. is committed to prevention and detection of any fraudulent or abusive activities in its business dealings and has developed a Corporate Compliance Program to further that commitment.

Corporate compliance means that everyone associated with Bellin Health Systems will try to understand all legal and other requirements that relate to our jobs and comply with them. Any shortcomings or concerns are to be reported to a supervisor, the Compliance Officer, or the Chief Executive Officer so that they can be dealt with appropriately. If you have a question or concern, please call the Compliance Officer at (920) 433-3796, or email the Compliance Officer at comply@bellin.org.

-- Adopted by Board of Directors June 15, 1998.

Complaint Procedure - Bellin Health Care Systems

Complaint Procedure

Any person who has compliments, patient safety issues or concerns about the care, treatment or services  he/she or a loved one received at any Bellin Health facility, that has not been addressed by Bellin Health, is encouraged to contact Bellin's Grievance Hotline at 433-7869 or by utilizing our online contact form.

If the concerns cannot be resolved by Bellin, the person has the right to contact any of the following organizations:

The State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Quality Assurance
Bureau of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53704
800 642-6552

Medicare Patients
MetaStar
2909 Landmark Place
Madison, WI 53713
800 362-2320

Discrimination Complaints
Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Health and Human Services
233 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 240
Chicago IL, 60601
Voice: 312-886-2359
TDD: 312-353-5693
Fax: 312-886-1807
Email: ocrcomplaints@hss.gov

 

Code of Ethics - Bellin Health Care Systems

Code of Ethics

Bellin Health System is committed to the highest standards of professional and organizational ethics:

  1. Every member of Bellin Health System will consistently treat all persons with dignity, respect, and courtesy.
  2. Bellin Health System will strive to provide services in accordance with accepted standards of care and avoid offering services that are known to be unnecessary or non-efficacious.
  3. Bellin Health System is committed to affordable healthcare for all.
  4. Bellin Health System will not discriminate, in either the provision of healthcare services or employment practices, on the basis of race, creed, nationality, religion, sex, or ability to pay.
  5. Bellin's commitment to health embraces both care of individuals and stewardship of resources.

Respect for the Person:

Informed consent will be obtained for all non-emergency procedures. At all times patients' desires, whether expressed directly or through medical advance directives, will be respected. Patients and others involved in their health care decisions will be informed of anticipated benefits, possible risks or complications, and treatment alternatives of any proposed procedure. The right of patients to refuse care will be honored, consistent with the legal and professional responsibilities of physicians and Bellin Health System.

Patients' ethnic, spiritual, cultural, and lifestyle diversities will be respected. Bellin will remain particularly sensitive to the role religious faith and cultural traditions may have in the healing process.

Confidentiality:

Bellin Health System affirms that the confidentiality and privacy of a person's medical record may not be compromised. Patient information will not be released beyond Bellin Health System without the written permission of the patient or legally authorized representative. Access to a patient's medical record within Bellin Health System is restricted to those individuals responsible for providing care under the direction of a physician, and to others only when necessary for the enhancement of the health and well-being of the patient. Any breach of confidentiality will be administratively addressed.

Standards of Care:

Bellin Health System will ensure equal access to care for all persons and adhere to professional standards of practice. Quality healthcare services will be provided in a timely manner, consistent with the needs of all who are served. All employees and volunteers will demonstrate and maintain professional skills, competencies, and expertise.

To improve quality and ensure public confidence, Bellin will participate with other institutions in quality improvement projects and maintain accreditation through professional review organizations.

All communications, including internal reports and promotional materials, will accurately represent Bellin's services, capabilities, and performance.

Resolution of Conflicts:

Whenever a conflict arises between a patient and healthcare providers, every effort will be made to resolve the conflict in a manner that respects the desires of the patient, the integrity of the persons involved, and Bellin Health System's fiduciary relationship to the people it serves.

Fair Billing Practices:

Bellin Health System is committed to affordable health care. Bellin will charge only for services actually provided and will provide assistance to patients in obtaining benefits to which they are entitled from private insurance carriers, health maintenance organizations, and government programs. All charges will be itemized and financial counselors will be available to respond to patient questions. Every effort will be made to resolve disputed charges to the satisfaction of the patient, consistent with Bellin's responsibility to other patients and to the community to maintain financial integrity.

Education:

To improve the overall health of individuals and the communities it serves, Bellin Health System is committed to health education. Patient education is an important component of health care and essential for giving informed consent. Community education programs, which raise awareness of public health and safety issues and contribute to the well being of community members, are an integral part of Bellin's civic responsibility. Continuing education for all members of Bellin Health System to assure compliance with professional standards and licensing criteria will be required. In anticipation of future health care needs, Bellin will provide or participate in accredited educational programs for students of nursing, medicine, and other healthcare professions.

Conflicts of Interest:

Potential conflicts of interest exist for all decision-makers at all levels of Bellin Health System. A conflict of interest involving any member of Bellin Health System or the medical staff must be disclosed so that appropriate action may be taken to assure that patient care or administrative decisions will not be inappropriately influenced. Members may not use their association with Bellin Health System to secure unfair personal advantage.

Work Environment:

All members of Bellin Health System will treat each other with dignity and respect. Demeaning comments and insensitive or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. All employees and volunteers are entitled to work in an environment free of sexual harassment.

Stewardship of Resources:

As a non-profit organization, Bellin will manage its resources in ways that improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. Decisions regarding capital expenditures will be based upon anticipated benefit to the community as well as financial considerations. Bellin will not knowingly invest pension or other cash assets in corporations that have been shown to engage in practices or manufacture products that either are known to be hazardous or contribute to the escalating costs of healthcare.

Bellin Health System recognizes its responsibility as an employer and healthcare provider to adopt practices that promote healthy lifestyles. Salaries and benefits will be non-discriminatory and market competitive. All volunteers and employees will be treated as Bellin's most important resource.

Legal Information - New - Bellin Health Care Systems

Legal Information - New

Bellin Health is committed to serving our patients, community and partners with the highest level of care and service possible. That's why we want you to know our code of ethics, your rights as a patient, and where you can turn if you have an issue or question.

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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Invasive Cardiovascular Technician - Cath Lab (8448) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Invasive Cardiovascular Technician - Cath Lab (8448)

Clinical Assistant - Periop ( 8451) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinical Assistant - Periop ( 8451)

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD
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 Lumbopelvic Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders

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

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

Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro

Date: February 26-28, 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.

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

IAOM’s UE Track – Elbow

Date: January 16-17, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the IAOM by email or by calling (866) 426-6101.

Bellin Foundation Black Tie & Blue Jean Event is Saturday, Sept. 12 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Foundation Black Tie & Blue Jean Event is Saturday, Sept. 12

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: October 3-4, 2015
For more information or to register, please click here.

Order #4686 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4686

Order #4684 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4684

Clinic LPN/MA - Employer Clinics (4182) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic LPN/MA - Employer Clinics (4182)

Nursing Assistant - Ortho/Neuro (4158) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Nursing Assistant - Ortho/Neuro (4158)

Nursing Assistant - Surgical Unit (4147) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Nursing Assistant - Surgical Unit (4147)

Bellin, Arise to Host Marinette Workplace Wellness Forum - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin, Arise to Host Marinette Workplace Wellness Forum

Order #4683 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4683

Paul Utrie - Bellin Health Care Systems

Paul Utrie

Bellin Earns UnitedHealthcare Workplace Wellness Award - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Earns UnitedHealthcare Workplace Wellness Award

Limited Term Customer Service Rep. - Fitness West (3411) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Limited Term Customer Service Rep. - Fitness West (3411)

Switchboard/Referral Specialist - TeleHealth (3410) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Switchboard/Referral Specialist - TeleHealth (3410)

Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Services (3405) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Services (3405)

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - Ortho Clinic (3384) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - Ortho Clinic (3384)

Bellin Baby Wall of Miracles Gift - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Baby Wall of Miracles Gift

Phlebotomist - Oconto Hospital Lab (4239) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Phlebotomist - Oconto Hospital Lab (4239)

Clinic LPN/MA - Pulmonary Clinic (4238) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic LPN/MA - Pulmonary Clinic (4238)

Order #4682 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4682

HMR Order Form - Bellin Health Care Systems

HMR Order Form

Nutrition Counseling - Bellin Health Care Systems

Nutrition Counseling

Nutritional counseling with a Registered Dietitian is available for both adults and children at Bellin Health. Together, with you, they will develop a tailored plan of diet and exercise and provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education to help you reach your goals.

Our dietitians are certified in adult and child weight management and can work with you to form healthy eating habits for life.  

Counseling is available for weight loss, weight maintenance, eating disorder behaviors, food allergies, and many other food related issues.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (920) 433-6787.

HMR at Home - Bellin Health Care Systems

HMR at Home

Looking for a weight loss program that can be done at home on your own? Then the HMR at Home option may be for you.

The HMR Program for Weight Management at Bellin Health has both in-clinic and at home weight loss options available.

The HMR at Home option includes following a structured meal plan and having the HMR meals delivered right to your front door with free shipping*. We offer both the Healthy Solutions and the Healthy Shakes weight loss programs.

The Healthy Solutions plan consists of using both HMR shakes and HMR entrees, with additional servings of fruits and vegetables. Where the Healthy Shakes plan consists of using HMR shakes, fruits and vegetables, and a healthy meal of your own.

With your first HMR at Home order you will receive 2 weeks worth of food, a Quick Start Guide and CD, recipe book, and food record sheets.

These HMR at Home options are appropriate for those that are unable to attend our in-clinic option, or for those who prefer to diet on their own. Additionally, the HMR Team at Bellin Health is available for questions, concerns, or additional support when needed, even though you are doing this program at home on your own.

Call or email today to learn more about these at home options!
(920) 433-6787
weightmanagement@bellin.org

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*Free shipping is available. More information will be provided upon contacting the HMR Team, as the amount needed for free shipping varies depending on which diet is chosen.

HMR - Phase 2 - Bellin Health Care Systems

HMR - Phase 2

HMR - Phase 2 – Weight Maintenance

After the weight loss phase, participants continue to attend weekly classes where they continue to practice the strategies for successful long-term weight management. HMR’s Phase 2 data has unparalleled results. The “gold standard” for a weight loss program is to lose and keep off 8% of initial body weight for up to 1 year. HMR data surpasses the standard. See below.

To get started with the last diet you will ever need, contact us today. Call (920) 433-6787, email weightmanagement@bellin.org, or sign up for a free orientation session here. 

HMR - Phase 1 - Bellin Health Care Systems

HMR - Phase 1

HMR - Phase 1 Diet Options

Decision-Free® Diet (500-800 calorie diet) promotes rapid and significant weight loss under close medical supervision through exclusive use of nutritionally complete HMR shakes and entrees. Includes weekly classes, individual support, and accountability. Average weight loss: 43-61 lbs. (1,2)

Healthy Solutions® Diet (1200 calorie diet) provides quick, healthy weight loss using HMR shakes, entrees, and fruits and vegetables each day. Medical supervision is provided as needed. Includes weekly classes, individual support, and accountability. Average weight loss: 28-41 lbs. (1,3,4)

HMR At-Home Diet Options

Healthy Solutions® or Healthy Shakes® can be followed at home, with the support of educational materials that include a Quick Start Guide and CD, a recipe book, and tracking sheets. Includes free shipping of meals and automatic delivery, with 10% off your first order for Healthy Solutions® and 15% off your first order of Healthy Shakes®. Phone support is available for the Healthy Solutions® At Home option through HMR Weight Management Services.  Weight loss: 23 lbs median weight loss over the first 12 weeks with phone support, 13 lbs mean weight loss over the first 12 weeks without phone support. (2,3)

*HMR data references: 1 J Am Diet Assoc 2009;109:1417-1421, Obes 2006;14 suppl:A101, Obes Res 2004;12 suppl:A40, 2 J Am Coll Nutr 2005;24:347-353, 3 Postgrad Med 2011;123:205-213, 4 Int J Obes 2007;31:1270-1276, 5 Obes 2013; 21:1951-1959.

Order #4681 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4681