THEDACARE ANNOUNCES INTENT TO ACQUIRE FOX VALLEY HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

2 Apr 2018 General

Expanding Access to Expert, Local Cancer Care

With the vision of enhancing comprehensive cancer care for Northeast and Central Wisconsin, ThedaCare announced today that it has signed an agreement with the intent to acquire the assets of the physician group Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, S.C. (“FVHO”) by June 4, 2018.

“ThedaCare is committed to our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve,” said Imran Andrabi, MD, president and CEO of ThedaCare. “By combining the world-class talent of ThedaCare and FVHO, patients and their families can be confident in knowing they have access to highly specialized cancer care experts and advanced technology along their journey of care, right here in the communities we serve.”

The agreement includes the acquisition of assets and the employment of providers and staff.

“Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology has a long-standing relationship with ThedaCare hospitals,” said Timothy Goggins, MD, physician and an owner at FVHO. “We have been caring for patients in Northeast Wisconsin since 1990, respecting each patient as a person with unique issues, hopes and needs. This acquisition allows us to continue to provide advanced care close to where many of our patients call home, keeping what’s best for our patient at the center of each treatment plan.”

For existing patients at FVHO and ThedaCare Cancer Care, the organizations’ leadership understands relationships with doctors and entire care teams are personal. “This is especially true for patients and families on their journey through cancer care,” Dr. Andrabi said. “We are committed to providing as seamless a transition as possible, continued care in your community, and considering the patient experience in every decision as we finalize this agreement.”

Bringing the two organizations together will enhance access to care for the patients in the communities where they live, especially in the rural areas where ThedaCare will be offering cancer care multiple days per week.

Patients will benefit with having their doctors involved in their care sharing information and collectively making the best decision regarding care and treatment planning. “The ultimate goal will be improved clinical and emotional patient outcomes through navigation, early detection and prompt, appropriate treatment,” said Dr. Goggins.

The acquisition of the assets of the FVHO physician group has been reviewed and approved by the ThedaCare Board of Trustees. As business owners and community leaders, board members recognize this decision will expand access to expert, local cancer care and also lower total cost of care over time.

About ThedaCare: For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,700 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 31 clinics in nine counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a nonprofit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, and stroke, orthopedic and cardiac programs, as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.

About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology: Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 11 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCP), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2017 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.

To arrange interviews with ThedaCare or FVHO, media should contact Megan Mulholland, APR, (Megan.Mulholland@thedacare.org), media and public relations for ThedaCare, at 920.830.5847, or call ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah switchboard at 920.729.3100 and ask for the marketing person on call.

April FVHO Hope Support Group – Discussion to focus on the relaxing effects of essential oils

27 Mar 2018 General

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host its monthly FVHO Hope Support Group meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. April’s session will be led by Brenda VanSambeek, RN and Young Living Essential Oils representative.

VanSambeek will present on relaxing types of essential oils and how to make a lavender linen spray.

FVHO’s Hope Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The meeting is free and open to the public with no advance registration is needed.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, Heartland Hospice Care host advance directives seminar

19 Mar 2018 General

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), in partnership with Heartland Hospice Care, will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where the public can come at their convenience and receive assistance in completing their healthcare power of attorney and medical living wills.

Power of attorney gives another person the authority to act on someone else’s behalf in legal or health matters, while a medical living will is legal, documented instructions regarding a person’s preferences for medical care if they are unable to make those decisions. These forms typically take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

The workshop will take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day. FVHO physician Dr. Jack Swanson will be available during that time frame to assist and answer questions.

The event is free and open to the public. Please contact FVHO at (920) 749-1171 with any questions.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hosts free classes for Knitted Knockers program

7 Mar 2018 General

Skilled and beginner knitters to create prosthetics for breast cancer survivors

APPLETON, Wis. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, in partnership with the Knitted Knockers of the Fox Cities, will host knitting workshops at its Gateway location, 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, for those interested in creating prosthetics for breast cancer survivors, also known as “Knitted Knockers.”

On the second Thursday of each month, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. members of the Knitted Knockers of the Fox Cities organization will be on-site to create prosthetics and answer questions from impacted women. Skilled knitters are encouraged to join in the process of creating these prosthetics and other knitted materials.

Additionally, from 9 a.m. – noon on the second Saturday in March and April, experienced knitters will offer classes for beginners. These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning how to knit and those looking to improve their skill level. There is no cost for these morning sessions, but beginners are required to bring their own basic knitting needles and yarn.

To learn more about either knitting session or to sign up, email Manuela Lornson at lornson7829@gmail.com or call her at (920) 419-8014.

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About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCP ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2017 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.

FVHO offering walk-in mammograms every Wednesday in February

21 Feb 2018 General

FVHO aims to reduce breast cancer with weekly breast screenings.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, is hosting walk-in mammograms every Wednesday in February.

No appointment is needed and anyone is welcome to get a screening during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The purpose of the walk-in screenings throughout the month is to make it easy for people to get checked. FVHO values preventative care and wants to make access to preventative measures as easy and convenient as possible.

FVHO Survivorship Support Group renamed FVHO Hope Support Group

8 Feb 2018 General

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, is renaming its popular Survivorship Support Group series to the FVHO Hope Support Group.

“The term survivorship extends beyond patients in remission,” Jean Monson, events coordinator at FVHO, said. “Our FVHO Hope Support Group is open to anyone affected by cancer which also includes family members, caregivers and friends. Our new name better reflects our monthly support group discussion. Our goal is to uplift and inspire others.”

The February FVHO Hope Support Group meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

February’s session will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Kimbrough, who specializes in integrative medicine at FVHO. Dr. Kimbrough will present on loving yourself unconditionally despite pressure from today’s society to be perfect at all times. In this short workshop, attendees will learn how to open up as it relates to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life.

FVHO Hope Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton. The FVHO Hope Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration required.

Flannel Check Week aims to raise awareness to help people “Get Checked”

2 Feb 2018 General

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology’s Health & Wellness Family Care clinic is participating in Flannel Check Week from Feb. 5 – 9.

The goal of Flannel Check Week is to raise awareness and save lives by having people get checked by their primary care doctor in an effort to catch diseases and cancers early.

Dr. Eugene Rigstad, an independent family physician at the Health & Wellness Family Care clinic, has a special interest in pediatrics and preventative health care and encourages his patients to be proactive about their health.

“Flannel Check Week is an incredible and life-saving awareness movement,” said Dr. Rigstad. “As a physician, I love this idea and I hope people do come in to get checked because it’s never too early to prevent a disease.”

Dr. Rigstad is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment call (920) 702-4890

FVHO January Survivorship Support Group to discuss employment, cancer and legal resources

21 Dec 2017 General

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 1:30 ­to 3 p.m., and again from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. January’s session will be led by Jennifer Edmondson, attorney at Edmonson Law Office in Appleton.

Edmonson will lead a group session discussing the laws regarding employment and cancer, as well as available resources regarding employment discrimination claims.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration required

FVHO December Survivorship Support Group to discuss practice of Qi Gong

APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1:30 ­– 3 p.m.

The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. December’s session will be led by Meighan Laubenstein, Qi Gong instructor at Life’s Journey Wellness, located within FVHO’s Health and Wellness Center in Appleton.

Laubenstein will lead a group session in Qi Gong, which is a holistic system of coordinated body posture, movement, breathing and meditation.

Survivorship Support Group meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

The Survivorship Support Group meeting is free with no advance registration required.

FVHO named “Best Cancer Treatment Center” in Post Crescent’s 2017 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards

15 Nov 2017 General

APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s leading cancer care specialists, has been recognized as ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ as part of the Post-Crescents 2017 Best of the Valley Readers’ Choice Awards.

Online and print Post-Crescent readers voted for the best businesses in the Fox Valley in the following categories:

  • Health and professional services
  • Retail and personal services
  • Entertainment and leisure
  • Food and spirits

“Since our founding, FVHO has been committed to supporting the local communities we call home throughout northeastern Wisconsin, and we take pride in providing the best care to our patients and their families,” Dr. William Guenther, founder and physician at FVHO, said. “We are extremely grateful to be recognized by our community alongside the other esteemed local businesses in the area.”

FVHO was recognized in the best health and professional services category. Additionally, FVHO was recognized as a finalist for the ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ as a part of the Oshkosh Northwestern’s 2017 Best of Winnebago County Readers’ Choice Awards.

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