CCH continues to help explosion victims

COLUMBUS, Wis. (WMTV) A hospital is a place where patients are treated, but Columbus Community Hospital is helping a community nearby in a different type of way.

The hospital started a penny war three weeks ago as a fun way to raise money for a good cause. They have collected 192 lbs of coins and cash that they will be donating soon to the Old Mill Foundation that benefits those affected by the explosion. The penny war isn't the first way the hospital has helped those in need after the explosion.


Congratulations! CCH team member celebrates over 50 years of service

After devoting over 50 years working in healthcare, Carol Black has not lost her passion for caring for others, learning about new advances in technology, and giving back to the community.

In 1966, at age 23, Carol accepted a position as head Laboratory Medical Technologist at Columbus Community Hospital, then located at 633 West James Street in Columbus.


Road construction begins March 6 in Columbus

Beginning March 6, Hwy 16/60 (James Street) between Hwy 73 and River Road in Columbus will be closed to through traffic in order to allow the reconstruction of this section of roadway. This portion of the project is expected to last until July 2017.

ER team receives 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award

The Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) Emergency Services Team recently received the Press Ganey 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award for patient experience. The Guardian of Excellence Award is given to organizations which have achieved and maintained a 95th percentile or higher in overall patient satisfaction throughout a 12-month period. “Delivering consistent high quality patient care is a team sport,” said LuAnn Reuter, RN and CCH Emergency Department Manager. “Our ER team is dedicated and committed to the community. We strive to provide compassionate, connected care.”

Meet Kate Skaggs, MD, OB/GYN

From Midwest living in Wisconsin to the mountains of Colorado, Kate Skaggs, MD, OB/GYN at Columbus Community Hospital and mother of four children and two step-children, has balanced life, family, friends and a successful medical career.

She was raised in Oconomowoc, WI and completed her undergraduate degree, medical school and residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Be prepared during an electrical outage - Visit

Be prepared during an electrical outage

Our society relies on electricity for heat, food, and medical needs. Even some gas appliances need electricity to run. And when a power outage follows another emergency—like a tornado, or winter storm – that makes it even more important to be prepared in advance.

“We don't realize how dependent we are on power until we are without it,” says Karen Sell, RN and Columbus Community Hospital’s Disaster Preparedness Chairperson. “Sudden power outages can and do happen in Wisconsin. Are you ready?”


Be prepared when crisis hits - visit

Each year millions of Americans resolve to better themselves by making a New Year’s resolution. This year, why not make a resolution to be prepared?

For most, when crisis hits, community members look to those in healthcare, police and fire, emergency medical services, and local utilities to handle the problem. But in the event of a disaster, being dependent on others may not be the first line of defense in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe.

“In a disaster, 911 will prioritize calls,” said Karen Sell, RN and Emergency Preparedness Chairperson at Columbus Community Hospital. “There may be trees down, roads blocked, and it could be days before anyone can move or get to you. Those services we take for granted every day may not be accessible.”