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When I meet with patients, I often hear “I know what I should eat.” In my experience, I would agree that most people do know which foods are healthier for them. So why is staying on an eating plan so difficult, if weight loss is your goal? The majority of the problem, I believe, comes from our mindset and thoughts around food.

Osceola, WI – As we head into the holiday season, Osceola Medical Center and the Osceola Community Health Foundation have many reasons to be grateful. With support from the community and staff, OMC was able to purchase 14 new, state-of-the-art ProCuity® LE beds for their hospital.

As we move into a new year, we are hopeful the pandemic will slow. However, at this time, COVID-19 patient numbers remain high in all local hospitals. Our patients are our priority. Our OMC staff are heroes. They continue to rise up and provide quality, compassionate care for all patients. For over 20 years, the foundation has raised money to support outstanding patient care at OMC for you when you need it most. We invite you to view our story of that 20 years and learn why your giving matters and how it has made a difference in the Osceola area.

Osceola, WI – Osceola Medical Center, an independent rural health-care center in western Wisconsin, and Minneapolis Heart Institute®, one of the top-rated cardiovascular centers in the world, announced a new partnership to expand cardiology care access across the region.

Osceola Medical Center is partnering with the Osceola Trails Coalition to offer a series of Osceola Doc Walks that promote physical fitness and health in our community. Each walk will feature an Osceola trail and a local health care provider with a 10-15 minute health discussion at the beginning of the event. After a short Q&A, a trails guide will lead participants on a trail sharing stories and landmarks of our community's history. Estimated walk time 1 hour. 

Osceola Doc Walks are free and open to all. Please bring families and friends to join us as well. We hope to see you there! 

Date Time Topic Host/Speaker Trail Registration Link
9/11 9 a.m. Lyme Disease William Ryan, PA-C Simenstad Trail Sign Up Now
10/6 5:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Screening Rochelle Samarasekera, DO Brown Trail Sign Up Now
12/4 8 a.m. Yoga with a Doc in-person
or at-home edition
Amanda Tembreull, MD WRF Sign Up Now
1/22 10 a.m. Bone and Joint Health Andrew Schmiesing, MD Ridgeview Trail:
Chisago Loop
Sign Up Now
4/28 5:30 p.m. TBD Eric Valder, DO Tewksbury Trail Sign Up Now
6/4 9 a.m. Anti-Inflammatory Diet Erika Helgerson, DO Brookside Trails Sign Up Now
7/9 9 a.m. TBD Tony Nguyen, MD Simenstad Trail Sign Up Now

The first in the area, OMC’s Milk Depot is now accepting milk donations from approved mothers.

When you or your family suffer from any respiratory illness, trust Osceola Medical Center to diagnose and treat your respiratory illnesses. Our Respiratory Clinic allows us to care for our patients and community, while keeping the area safe for patients and staff. Appointments are required, please take our online COVID-19 test to help determine if you need to be seen.

Located in our Osceola Clinic, the Respiratory Clinic has a team of medical staff, nurses, and doctors to help safely and efficiently treat common respiratory conditions, including COVID-19.

Respiratory Clinic Hours

By Appointment Only
Monday-Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Reasons to be seen in our Respiratory Clinic

  • Fever
  • Cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough)
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste

If you think you may have COVID, take these steps before coming into the clinic.

If you have any of these symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID-19, please take the following steps.

  1. Self-quarantine and treat symptoms at home.
  2. Take our Online Symptom Checker to help guide you in your healthcare decisions.
  3. Monitor your symptoms. If you need to see a healthcare provider, call Osceola Medical Center at 715-294-2111 before arriving. You will be advised what to do next.
    Online Symptom Checker

To help keep our patients and staff safe within our facilities:

  • Everyone is required to wear a mask everywhere in our facility (including the restrooms) and encouraged to sanitize and wash their hands frequently. Our waiting room has been arranged to ensure proper social distancing’ and we continue to frequently clean in our exam rooms, waiting areas and work stations.
  • Patients with COVID-like symptoms will be placed in exam rooms used only for patients with COVID-like symptoms.
  • We’ve limited the number of visitors for clinic appointments to reduce risk.
  • Moderately to severely ill patients with COVID-like symptoms will continue to be seen in the Emergency Department.
  • All patients will continue to be screened at the door so patients with COVID-like symptoms will be directed to a separate registration desk away from the general public. and placed in an exam room immediately upon arrival.

If you have COVID-like symptoms or need to be tested for any reason, you will need an appointment. Instead of calling in, please use our Online COVID-19 Symptom Checker to help guide your medical care decisions.

Please remember, we do offer the following services that are available to you:

  • Video Visits are just a call and click away for clinic and specialty clinic. Our Video Visits are safe, fast, affordable and convenient. To schedule your next visit, call us at 715-294-2111 today and ask about this appointment type. You can learn more about our Video Visits at MyOMC.org/Video-Visits.
  • We hope you continue to feel comfortable using OMC services such as immunizations, OB visits and chronic care. As always, we will continue to monitor this pandemic, update our services accordingly and send you messages regarding your care at OMC.
  • Caring for your family and our community remains our top priority during this pandemic. Thank you for trusting us with your family’s health.

Childhood obesity has become a significant health issue in the United States, leading to high cholesterol or high blood pressure, prediabetes and depression in today’s youth. Children often learn how to cook and what to eat by observing the habits of their parents, so if you are a parent that overeats and rarely leaves the couch, you may be setting your child up to experience health problems later in life. Here are a few easy ways to get the entire family more active.

Indoor exercise

Although games consoles have been blamed for increasing childhood obesity and even for the reluctance of children to play outside, games consoles – such as the Wii or Xbox Kinect – can help your entire family become more active. For children who are used to playing video games, it should require only a little persuasion from you to make them stand rather than sit and play a game that involves exercise. There are plenty of exercise games on the market, including tennis, dancing and boxing, so just choose one that works for your family.

Use your garden or park

Exercise does not have to be carried out at a gym. Your garden or local park can provide all the space you need to complete a fast and fun circuit session. Research has discovered that the competitive nature of exercise undertaken at school can be off-putting to children, so avoid making your family exercise competitive. Instead, use your garden or park to run, perform star jumps, skipping games or ball exercises. It’s important to keep changing the exercises so your children do not become bored.


Walking is a very good exercise that the whole family can easily enjoy. Even at a slower pace, walking gets the heart working harder and therefore, improves the cardiovascular system. Ease kids into this activity by walking with them to school and to the local stores rather than taking the car. You could also incorporate a long ramble into a family day out. For a list of local beautiful walking trails in Osceola, visit MyOsceolaChamber.org.

Exercise that doesn't seem like exercise

Studies have shown that even household chores can burn a significant number of calories, sometimes even more than a workout at the gym. Get your family to burn more calories by involving them in the housework – like the vacuuming or dusting. Even better, and almost certainly more fun, is gardening. Digging up flowerbeds, raking and mowing the lawn will get hearts working harder. You could also use gardening to get your children – and the rest of your family – interested in eating healthier and growing your own vegetables and herbs, which will encourage them to eat healthier.

Whatever exercise you choose to encourage your family to become more active, ensure you keep all members motivated by trying different activities, setting each other achievable goals and above all, exercising together.

With the CDC's recent Covid-19 guidance changes, masks will now be optional for fully vaccinated individuals at Wild River Fitness. We will not require proof of vaccination, but ask for your responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy. We also ask that you respect those who choose to wear masks. In addition, we will also be removing participation limits on programs and classes beginning Wednesday, but ask that you be mindful of social distancing.

A few important details about reopening that we’ll share now include:

  • Masks optional for fully vaccinated members, instructors and staff
  • Class sizes no longer limited.
  • Registering for classes is no longer needed

Finally, we want to say that we're very excited to reopen and see everyone again! If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (715) 294-2164.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is absolutely imperative that our healthcare workers and first responders have the equipment they need to stay safe and healthy as they care for our communities. As we face a global shortage of PPE, and are competing with other states to acquire limited resources, I am calling on companies, schools, and other organizations that may have unused protective equipment sitting in their facilities to make those materials available to those who need it most,” Gov. Evers said. “The state appreciates any donations, but we are also prepared to pay a fair market value for large quantities of this equipment that are offered.”
Wisconsinites can now go to https://covid19supplies.wi.gov/Donations to either donate or sell large quantities of PPE to the State of Wisconsin. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will then work with distribute the PPE to communities that need it the most. First responders and other non-medical organizations should communicate their PPE needs to their county or tribal emergency management office, which will then forward those requests to the SEOC for fulfillment. Medical facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and clinics, should continue using the established process for requesting supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
“We are amazed at the outpouring of offers from businesses and other organizations who have already told us they want to help fill the critical need for this equipment across the state,” said Dr. Darrell L. Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator. “Our staff has already been working to review those offers of support, and our hope is this site will help to streamline that process going forward.” “Wisconsin, like many other states, has a shortage of personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “We are doing everything we can to get more protective equipment so our health care workers, first responders on the frontlines can protect themselves from COVID-19, and in turn, help keep all Wisconsinites safer.”

The state is currently seeking the following items:

  • Surgical Gowns (S, L, XL, and XXL)
  • Face/Surgical Masks (adult, pediatric)
  • Gloves (Nitrile, Vinyl, or Butyl)
  • N-95 Particulate Respirators
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Face Shields
  • Tyvek Coveralls
  • Thermometers
  • Foot Coverings

If organizations or businesses have quantities of fewer than 50 of any of these items, they are encouraged to donate them to local health organizations instead of going through the buyback website. The SEOC and Department of Health Services continue working to supply medical facilities with supplies requested from the SNS. So far, the state has received about 104,680 N95 respirators, 260,840 face/surgical masks, 48,168 face shields, 40,512 surgical gowns, 192 coveralls, and 70,375 pairs of gloves from the SNS. The state has also requested assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with purchasing supplies for use by first responders.

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