• Survey Raffle Winners Announced

    We would like to thank those of you who took the time to complete the Community Health Needs Assessment survey. We believe, with your help, we can continue to improve health care services in our region. AAHS partnered with the National Rural Health Resource Center to administer the survey. Participants were chosen at random and mailed a survey. From those returning the survey, raffle tickets were drawn at random for three Ascheman Unimart Sinclair gifts cards.

    Winners were:
    • #7409873 – $150
    • #7409358 – $100
    • #7409733 – $50

    Survey participants are asked to match these numbers against the green raffle ticket they kept. Winners can stop by AAHS with their winning ticket to claim their gift card. If gift cards are not claimed by August 31st a new ticket will be drawn.

    For more information contact Jessica Wollschlager at 289-8510.

  • 5th Annual Golf Tournament a Success!

    21 teams competed on July 28th in the 5th Annual AAHS Foundation Golf Tournament at the Appleton Golf Course. It was a perfect day for golf with partly cloudy skies, temperature in the low 80’s and a slight breeze. There was a hole-in-one opportunity on holes 8 & 9 for a 2016 Chevy Malibu sponsored by Heartland Motor Company of Morris. While there were no winners, there were a couple players that got pretty close. Rave reviews were given to the burger baskets grilled by Barry from Shooter’s that were available all afternoon for participants. The competition wrapped up around 5:30 and a short program was held in the club house for announcement of winners and prize drawings.

    Team DJ Apts
    1st Place: Team DJ Apartments – Lucas Strand, Justin Swenson, Joel Voorhees & Chavis Neptune ($500)

    Team RJM
    2nd Place: Team RJM Construction – Dan Bjornlie, Billy Soule, Troy Stutz & Allen Anderson ($400)

    Team Monte
    3rd Place: Team Montevideo Hospital – Mark Paulson, Tom Reeves, Lydia Kranz & Jeremy Heim ($300)

    Longest Drive Men: Dan Bjornlie Women: Lori Andreas
    Longest Putt Men: Chad Turner Women: Ramona Engebretson
    Closest to the hole Men: Mark Paulson

    While the golf tournament was going on we had a bridge tournament in the club house. Participants enjoyed morning refreshments, burger basket lunch and also participated in the silent auction.

    Bridge Winner
    1st: Dorothy Lissick ($50 Casey’s Card)

    Highest Silent Auction Bid: Barb Gens purchased the Mall of America Family Pack for $100
    50/50 Raffle Winner was Kelly Johnson for $105
    $50 Casey’s Card Door Prize was Anne Kells

    The event was a great success thanks to sponsors, donors, participants and help of the Appleton Golf Course. Proceeds of just over $6,800.00 will be designated to the dialysis unit fund bringing our total raised to $61,000.00

  • Sports Exams 2016-2017 School Year

    Appleton Area Health Services will be providing Sports Examinations to students for the upcoming 2016-2017 sports seasons. The Sports Exam will be offered at a reduced rate of $45 starting Friday, July 1st through Wednesday, August 31st. The exam is a 30 minute appointment. Immunizations are not included in the reduced rate. If your child needs immunizations, they will be billed separately. Please alert the receptionist when scheduling the appointment if immunizations are needed.

    Your insurance will not be billed for the Sports Exam. Payment of $45 must be made at the time of your child’s visit. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete physical, only a Sports Exam. If you would like your child to have a complete physical, and the visit billed to the insurance company, please let the receptionist know that when scheduling the appointment. We will allot for a longer appointment time.

    Please complete and sign the Sports Examination form. Download Sports Exam Form This signed form must be brought with you to your clinic appointment.

    We look forward to providing excellent healthcare to you and your family.
    Call the Clinic at 320-289-1580, to schedule your child’s appointment today!

  • Registration Now Open – AAHS Foundation 5th Annual Golf Tournament!

    The AAHS Foundation invites you to participate in our 5th Annual Golf Tournament! This year’s proceeds will be designated to the dialysis unit fund. Registration will open at 10:00 am for shotgun start at 10:30 am. Late starts can join anytime before 2:00 pm. This is a 4-person team scramble with the option to play 9 or 18 holes. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st ($500), 2nd ($400) and 3rd ($300). The hole-in-one opportunity is back this year sponsored by Heartland Motor Company of Morris! Shoot for your chance at a 2016 Malibu.There will also be a bridge & whist card tournament held in the club house. Guests can mingle in the club house and participate in a silent auction and 50/50 raffle (need not be present to win!) Burger baskets, served by Shooter’s Bar & Grill, will be available for golf & card tournament participants from noon until 5:30. If you would like more information or would like to donate contact Jess at 320.289.8510 or email

    Register Here!

    Card Tournament Registration

  • Blood Drive – 6/6/16

    Blood Drive
    Community members from the surrounding area are invited to donate blood on Monday, June 6th from Noon – 6:00 P.M. The American Red Cross will be accepting donations in the Education Room (lower level of the Care Center, park in rear of building.) To make an appointment call Ramona at 320.289.8556 or visit and enter Sponsor Code: Appleton Health. Please bring a photo ID or donor card to your session. Walk-Ins are welcome!

    A few Stats:
    The number of whole blood and red blood cell units collected in the U.S. in a year: 13.6 million
    The number of blood donors in the U.S. in a year: 6.8 million
    Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10% of that eligible population actually do each year. Let’s give blood!

  • Big Stone Therapies completes Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

    BST-TNELynn Simon PT, DPT, ATC and Adrian Olson PTA attended a course in Marshall, MN on Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Educating Patients About Pain. This 15-hour, 2 day course was designed to update therapists on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. The instructor, Adriaan Louw PT, PhD has been all over the world teaching therapists how to treat patients with pain.
    Pain is complex and new models of pain, such as nerve sensitivity and immune responses to pain has pushed physical therapy to the foreground in the treatment of pain. Current Best-evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear, improve movement and also change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Some diagnosis examples used for the Therapeutic Neuroscience education for patients are Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. For more information please contact our Big Stone Therapies clinic at 320-289-8503.

  • Giving back to the Community

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    The Employee Activities Committee at AAHS runs a Jeans for Generosity program each calendar year in an effort to support the Appleton community. For a $40 donation employees are able to wear jeans to work every Friday. Once there is a total raised the activities committee meets to decide where the money should go. This year the committee decided to donate half to Zion Lutheran Food Shelf and the other half to Prairie Playhouse for new cribs. Each organization received a check for $440.

    In the top picture in front accepting the check on behalf of Prairie Playhouse is Courtney Swenson and her son Aiden. Behind them is, left to right, Jess Wollschlager, Carly Peterson, Kris Schwartz, and Ramona Engebretson.

    Bottom picture accepting the check on behalf of Zion Lutheran Church is Pastor Michelle Rowell with members from the activities committee.

  • Big Stone Therapies learns Gratson Technique

    Lynn Simon PT,DPT,ATC and Carlent Porter COTA successfully completed the 12 hour M1-Basic Training in the Graston® Technique Therapy in Ortonville, MN.

    During this 2 day course, therapists learned different methods of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, which included diagnostic and therapeutic applications and procedures. Carlene is shown using this non-invasive technique with specially designed stainless steel instruments on a patient. The Graston® Technique enables therapists to address scar tissue and facial restriction during rehabilitation.

    This specialized treatment is clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow), Scar Tissue and Trigger Finger. Other injuries Lynn has used to treat patients and found good results are tendonitis of the Achilles tendon, patellar tendon and plantar fascitis as well as chronic upper back/neck pain. Acute injuries such as an ankle, hamstring or quadriceps strain are some other injuries that can be treated. Injuries and pain are debilitating. Lynn and Carlene are excited to use their traditional therapy methods and the Graston® Technique can help patients enjoy life again.

    The therapists at Big Stone Therapies, Inc. would be honored to be trusted with your care. Call 320-289-8503 for an appointment.

  • $11,780.82 for Dialysis Unit Fund

    Quilt at Gala
    The Appleton Area Health Services Foundation 4th Annual Winter gala was a success! On March 11, 2016 nearly $12,000.00 was raised to add to the dialysis unit fund. It takes many people to make such a great event from the generous donations given by sponsors to the individuals that support by purchasing raffle tickets to attendees of the gala. This year there were approximately 150 guests who enjoyed a silent & live auction, raffle drawing, wine pull and comedian, Eric Hunter. Among many auction items that were donated was a queen size apple quilt donated by Needle & Thread Quilt Club of Appleton. Guests enjoyed some intense bidding that resulted in a $1,400.00 purchase of the quilt with all proceeds going to dialysis. It was found out later that the purchaser of the quilt, Rick Huckle who was not present at the event, had friend Dale Lien, “buy it!” During the social hour guests purchased 50 bottles of wine from the wine pull sponsored by Shooter’s Bar and Grill. Winners of the raffle drawing were; Heidi Schuelke – Yeti Cooler with beverages, Reid Muxfeldt – Igloo Wine Cooler with wine and Wade Schmidt – Danby beverage center including craft beer.

  • 5 Star Rating for the Care Center

    5-Star group

    For the 7th consecutive year, the AAHS Care Center has received a Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality care. They are measured through health inspections, staffing ratings and quality measures. Each department in the facility plays a vital role in receiving this honor. For more information on the Five-Star rating visit the CMS website at: