Join us for a Diabetes and Wellness Support Group April 18

Our monthly support group is open to anyone interested in learning about diabetes and wellness. Those attending do not need to be diagnosed with diabetes.

The groups meet the third Wednesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Diamond Room at Columbus Community Hospital. For more information contact Rachel Selm, RDN, CD at 920-623-1293 or

Guardian of Excellence Award for Physician Engagement

CCH’s success relies on engagement from all areas of the patient care team, including the medical providers. In 2017, CCH was one of only five hospitals nationwide to receive the Guardian of Excellence Award for Physician Engagement.

Press Ganey, a leading provider of patient team engagement benchmarks, presented CCH the award in recognition of achieving and maintaining a score in the 97th percentile in the nation in overall provider engagement. The accomplishment places CCH amidst an elite group of 3% of healthcare organizations in the nation.


Golf Classic

25th Annual Golf Classic
A benefit for the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation
Golf Package includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and pig roast dinner.
By June 1st, 2017: Early Bird registration is $85/golfer or $340/foursome
After June 1st, 2018: $100/ golfer or $400/foursome

Stop Addiction - Dispose of unused medication appropriately

Join Columbus Community Hospital and the Columbus Police Department in disposing of unused or expired medications appropriately. Medication disposal boxes are often located in your own community or not far from you. Call your local law enforcement agency for more information about a location near you!


Start the year right with these helpful hints from our Nutrition Services team!

Pictured (l-r) Rachel Selm, RD, CD; Sara Zook, RD, CD; Jessica Davidson, RDN, CD; Emily Briggs, MSN, RDN, CD; Stacy Biesel, RN, CDE

The Columbus Community Hospital Nutrition Services team wishes you a healthy and happy 2018. Start off the New Year by incorporating one of these salt-free seasonings to your meals, accompanied by a mocktail.


Water Birth at Columbus Community Hospital

Heather Kennedy, DO holds Matteo, 4 months old, during a well child visit at SSM Health Clinic in Columbus, WI.
By: Patti Walker
Article Featured in Inspire Magazine

Involvement, the sensation of childbirth, and bonding with her partner, were all things Patty Sanchez-Walker wanted to experience when giving birth to her son Matteo.
"I wanted the opposite of what I experienced when I gave birth to my daughter, Yaritza, 12 years ago when I had an epidural," she explained. "I wanted a natural childbirth with no drugs and wanted to do it myself." 

Promoting the Benefits of Breastfeeding Through Knowledge and Support

Pictured are Joan Young, RN, FNP, IBCLC, lactation consultant at CCH, and new parents Heather and Mark Solfelt holding their son, Wesley.

By: Patti Walker
Article Featured in Inspire Magazine
Whether she is talking about the benefits of breastfeeding, assisting new moms feeding their baby for the first time, answering questions over the phone, or meeting with mothers and babies on an outpatient basis, Joan Young, RN, FNP, IBCLC, lactation consultant at Columbus Community Hospital, is passionate about her job.

“Breast is best. There are so many benefits to breastfeeding and we learn more every day,” said Young, who has been educating women about the benefits of breastfeeding for over 30 years.

The Importance of Mammograms - A True Life Story as Told by Darlene Marks

At age 74, Darlene Marks had been receiving annual mammograms for years. Being a retired LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), she understood the importance of receiving a mammogram. But in 2014 she put it off.
“I kept telling myself - I’ve got to do it – and then another day would go by,” she explained.

She remembers vividly the day she found the lump. “That day, I was attending a district meeting as president of the Volunteers of Columbus Community Hospital. Our speaker for the day was a breast cancer survivor who had started a wig program in her community.”

When Darlene went home that night, the speaker’s words stuck with her. After she took her shower she performed a self-check of her breasts. “I discovered a lump,” she said. “You try to tell yourself that it is your imagination. The location of the lump bothered me, so I asked my husband to check.”

Meet our Certified Diabetes Educator

As a diabetes educator, Stacy Biesel, RN, CDE is not only teaching patients about diabetes, she is also serving as a cheerleader, a guide and a support person.

“Diabetes is an American epidemic. A lot of people need help,” said Biesel. “My true passion is dispelling the stigma of diabetes. Patients come to see me and are ashamed, angry, and in denial. I encourage people to be forgiving of themselves, find the positives in their situation, and learn to live a healthy lifestyle.”

According to the American Diabetes Association, each year about 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, which in 2015 was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. A total of 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older were diagnosed with prediabetes in 2015.

Also in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes, with approximately 1.25 million American children and adults having type 1 diabetes. The percentage of Americans age 65 and older with diabetes remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).


#IGotMine; Schedule Your Mammogram Today!

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Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women in the United States. 

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer and about 1 in 36 women will die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is associated with increased age, obesity, alcohol use and hereditary factors. Since 1990, breast cancer death rates have declined progressively due to advancements in treatment and detection.