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Belle Square Downtown Clinic Now Open

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

WellMe Newsletter Wins National Award

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

Data-driven Wellness Program Honored

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

New Convenience Care Model Hits the Sweet Spot

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

New Belle Square Clinic: Express Care, but Better

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

EAP Counseling Improves Employee Performance

La Crosse Employee Assistance Center outcomes show effectiveness Now we know. Employee outlook and job performance can improve dramatically with an often-overlooked resource… EAP counseling. The Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Employee Assistance Center (EAC) recently reported 2016 outcomes for employee counseling clients. Results show significant improvement in job performance markers and positive changes in… Read more

Wellness at Work Announces 2016 Grand Prize Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Tomah Area Credit Union, our 2016 Wellness at Work Grand Prize winner! The credit union will have the chance to choose from among 16 employee health programs and services from Mayo Clinic Health System with a total value of $2,500 or more. Wellness at Work rewards “champions” who lead their organizations’ quarterly challenges. The winner was… Read more

Level Funding for Group Health Plans

Level funding combines the savings potential of self-funding with the predictable cash flow of a fully insured plan A large-company solution goes mainstream A type of self-funded health benefit solution called level funding has been attracting more attention from small companies. In the large-employer category, self-funding is common (about a quarter of those with 100-499… Read more

Mayo Clinic Ranked #1 Hospital Nationwide

U.S. News named Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota the best hospital in the nation, and awarded the institution more #1 specialty rankings than any other hospital. The awards were announced online in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions. Consistently ranked No. 1 Mayo Clinic has more #1 rankings than any other provider and… Read more

Employers Are Joining La Crosse County Wellness Initiative

Effective wellness programs, from the ground up  Even for employers who are enthusiastic about introducing wellness programming, knowing how to create an effective plan can be daunting. But La Crosse area employers now have a path to implementing a proven program at a reasonable cost, with active support from area wellness experts. Two years ago, local wellness… Read more