River Falls Area Hospital, 1629 E. Division St., part of Allina Health, will host a free Complete Women’s Care open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The public is invited to tour areas such as the birth center, imaging department and rehabilitation facilities, and also learn about the many women’s services available on campus. A program featuring health experts will begin at 10:30 a.m., focusing on women’s healthcare topics.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted a three-year accreditation with commendation to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at River Falls Area Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain excellent levels in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care. Only about 25 percent of U.S. hospitals have accredited cancer programs.
Obtaining a college degree is something students have traditionally set their sights on after high school graduation. But River Falls High School graduates may soon be earning associate degrees when they graduate from high school. In a program to begin next school year, River Falls students will be able to enroll in a series of classes at the high school, at CVTC and online that can lead to an associate degree in Business Management.
Jeff Berkhof still remembers the first time he saw the R.A. Karges Center on the campus of the UW-River Falls. “It was the spring of 1992 and I was visiting campus for the first time as a prospective student,” said Berkhof. “I thought Karges was just fine. It looked like a great place to play. “I never imagined there would be a day when it wouldn’t be big enough or adequate enough.” Twenty-five years later, Berkhof, now UWRF head men’s basketball coach, is preparing to say goodbye to the R.A. Karges Center -- affectionately known as Karges - for the final time.
UW River Falls (UWRF) will receive seven new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) this week, a donation from Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital. The AEDs will be placed in the Falcon Center, the new health and recreation complex on campus. An AED is a portable device that administers an electric shock to the heart when it suddenly stops beating in order to restore a normal rhythm.
UW-River Falls is hosting a panel discussion, "The Effect of Fake News on Democracy," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in North Hall auditorium. The discussion is part of the Communication & Media Studies Department's Working Journalists Lecture Series.
The first session of 10 students graduated from the UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center's Entrepreneurial Training Program in December. During their 30 hours of training, the entrepreneurs tested their business ideas with real-life customers, causing some to retool their business approach for greater profitability. Students left the training with a completed business plan and financials that were loan ready.
The UW-River Falls Physics Department begins its spring season of free public observatory viewings and astronomy talks on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Objects to be seen include planets, globular clusters, open clusters, nebulae, galaxies, moons, and double stars. The first stargazing (waxing crescent moon) session includes Professor Eileen Korenic presenting “Juno at Jupiter” at 8 p.m. in 271 Centennial Science Hall, corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avene.
EAU CLAIRE – Mechanical Design will make a comeback at Chippewa Valley Technical College in August 2017 at both the Eau Claire and River Falls campuses after approval for the program came from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board at its Jan. 24 meeting. The board also approved Mold Making Apprentice and Maintenance Mechanic/Millwright Apprentice.
Starting Tuesday, January 31, Allina Health is implementing restricted visitor guidelines at all its hospitals to protect all patients, visitors and staff due to influenza – this includes Allina's River Falls Area Hospital. •Children under the age of five (5) are asked not to visit patients. •Visitors who are sick should refrain from visiting patients in the hospital. •If you or your child has a cough or sore throat, please wear a mask while in our building.