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Aspirus Riverview Hospital

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    • Aspirus Riverview Hospital

      410 Dewey Street
      Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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  • Riverview Hospital

    Hours

    • General Visiting Hours
      Daily
      11 am to 8 pm
      Family Birthplace Visitation
      Daily, 10 am to 8 pm
      (support person, siblings anytime)
      Critical Care Unit Visitation
      Daily, anytime
      Family, significant others only

About this Location

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit, community-directed health care organization based in Wisconsin Rapids. It has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health three consecutive years.

The hospital's main entrance is locked weeknights from 8 pm to 5 am and from 8 pm Friday to 5 am Monday. When the main entrance is locked, please use Door #4 off Dewey Street, the Emergency entrance or the Tower entrance near the Emergency entrance.

Gift Shop

The Aspirus Riverview Gift Shop is located on the first floor of Aspirus Riverview Hospital and is staffed primarily by Auxiliary volunteers. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm (excluding holidays), and carries a wide range of unique gift items.

Additional Information

Click below for additional patient & visitor information:

Antibiotics Education

Chapel

If you need space for quiet, prayer or meditation, the Chapel is located on the first floor, near the Emergency Department entrance. It is open at any time to you, your family or support persons.

Let Us Know Your Needs
We invite you to let us know your needs. To contact the chaplain, you may ask any member of your health care team to make a referral. Coverage for emergent needs outside of regular hours is also available. For questions or further information regarding Aspirus Riverview’s spiritual support services or bereavement support program, please call us.

Grief Care & Support

For those grieving the death of a loved one, whether it occurred recently or in years past, immediate and follow-up care is provided and available. This includes resources provided and staff follow-up with next of kin a year after a death in the hospital and an annual holiday memorial service.

Several times a year, Aspirus Riverview also offers grief support group programs that are open to the community, which include facilitated, small group sessions for adults experiencing grief following the death of a loved one. Opportunity for loss-specific groups are also available (for example, a group for parents who have lost adult children, etc.). For information about these free programs, please call 715.422.7744.

Home Delivered Meals

  • Hot, nutritious meals are delivered at noon to your home Monday through Friday
  • Optional evening meal packs and weekend meal packs are also available
  • All special diet needs can be accommodated
  • Meals are prepared by the caring staff of Aspirus Riverview’s Food & Nutrition Services Department
  • Meals are delivered to your home by Home Delivered Meals volunteers
  • Noon meals include: meat, vegetable, potato or potato substitute, salad and/or dessert, milk, bread and margarine
  • An evening meal pack includes: one cold bagged meal
  • A weekend meal pack includes: two frozen meals to be heated at home, one cold sandwich and fruit, three desserts, two servings of bread and margarine, and three cartons of milk

To learn more about Aspirus Riverview’s Home Delivered Meals, including pricing and registration information, please call our Food & Nutrition Services Department at 715.421.7447.

Outpatient Nutrition Education

Registered dietitians are also available by appointment to discuss the individual nutrition needs of patients who are no longer in the hospital. To learn more about our outpatient nutrition services and educational programs, call 715-421-7566.

Patient & Guest Meals

  • Menu choices for patients and guests with special nutrition needs are available, and we take great pride in meeting special dietary requests.
  • Room service is offered to our patients. Meals may be delivered at a time convenient to the patient by calling the Food & Nutrition Services Department.
  • Guest meals are available for purchase and delivery to patient rooms.
  • Guests may also eat in the Water’s Edge Dining Room (on the main medical building’s lower level) or the Coffee Shop (on the main medical building’s first floor near the main lobby).
  • Vending areas are located throughout Aspirus Riverview Hospital.
  • Home Delivered Meals can be arranged for, if needed, upon the patient’s discharge.

Sharps & Medicine Disposal

Aspirus Riverview wants everyone who uses medications and household sharps (syringes, needles and lancets) to dispose of them safely, legally and at no cost.

Medication Disposal
It is important to dispose of unused medications properly to avoid harm to others.

Medications are collected during business hours at the Marshfield, Nekoosa, Pittsville, Port Edwards, Rome, Grand Rapids and Wisconsin Rapids police departments and at the Wood County Sheriff's Department. For more information about medication disposal, please call the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.

Sharps Disposal
Sharps are often mixed in with household garbage or flushed down the toilet. These disposal methods pose serious risks to family members and sanitation workers in the form of accidental sticks.

Aspirus Riverview's Sharps Smart community syringe disposal service provides three convenient locations to dispose of household sharps at no cost. (Sharps used by farms and businesses are not accepted.)

  • Main entrance of Aspirus Riverview Hospital, 410 Dewey St., Wisconsin Rapids (Main entrance is locked weeknights from 8:30 pm to 6 am and from 2 pm Saturday to 6 am Monday)
  • Emergency entrance of Aspirus Riverview Hospital, 410 Dewey St., Wisconsin Rapids(Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
  • Aspirus Riverview Clinic Nekoosa, 1015 Angelus Drive, Nekoosa (Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Aspirus Riverview Clinic Rome, 1160 Rome Center Drive, Town of Rome (Open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

To use one of Aspirus Riverview's Sharps Smart community syringe-disposal centers:

  1. Place sharps in a commercial sharps container or empty plastic laundry detergent bottle with a screw-on cap. If using a laundry detergent bottle, securely seal the cap with strong, heavy tape. To fit in the Sharps Smart cart, the bottle’s capacity must be 100 ounces or less.
    • Do not use coffee or other steel cans; glass bottles or jars; aluminum cans; plastic tubs, buckets, milk jugs, soda bottles or bags.
    • Do not bend or break sharps or recap sharps, unless instructed otherwise by a health care professional.
  2. Take your sealed container to a Sharps Smart community syringe-disposal center.
  3. Attach a biohazard label (available at the Sharps Smart community syringe disposal center) to your sealed container, and drop the container into the Sharps Smart cart.
  4. Take home a biohazard label for use on your next sharps disposal container.
  5. For individuals unable to use this service, please contact your local pharmacy or sanitation department to find out about other sharps disposal options available to you.

Sharps Smart is funded by Aspirus Riverview Foundation and the voluntary donations of those who use or support the program.

Spiritual Services

At Aspirus Riverview Hospital, we respect the unique spiritual and religious beliefs of each patient and their loved ones. Spiritual support services are offered to people of all traditions, cultures and beliefs, regardless of affiliation with a particular denominational group or of having no affiliation.

Our staff chaplain is an ordained pastor who works as part of the interdisciplinary patient care team and observes standards of practice developed by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Service is available to all patients in the hospital, as well as those in the Emergency Department, Family Birthplace, Aspirus UW Cancer Center, and various hospital-sponsored support groups.

As a patient or support person, you may be visited by our staff chaplain to assess any spiritual or emotional needs with you, acquaint you with available spiritual care services, and provide assistance throughout your time at Riverview. You may also request to have our chaplain visit as needs arise.

Riverview welcomes and encourages visits from patients’ home spiritual leaders or clergy. With your preference and consent upon registration, or by request at any other time, they will be notified of your hospitalization. Provision or facilitation of sacramental needs, such as communion, baptism and anointing of the sick are also available.

What is Spiritual Support?
In times of recovery, uncertainty, distress or transition, spiritual support provides and facilitates a compassionate response that will foster connection and hope, promote healing, and contribute to one's overall well-being.

Spiritual support may help you when you:

  • Are fearful, anxious or feeling low and need someone to talk with
  • Struggle to find meaning in illness
  • Are distressed by difficult circumstances apart from medical conditions
  • Have no nearby family or friends to be with you
  • Are preparing for surgery, chemotherapy or other procedures
  • Have suffered a loss, are grieving or bereaved
  • Would like to talk through treatment choices or goals of care
  • Would like a blessing, prayer or other comfort from a familiar tradition
  • Have a new diagnosis
  • Are facing dying, death or crisis

Chaplains may work with patients and their families to:

  • Assist in working through spiritual and emotional struggles
  • Uplift, affirm and facilitate spiritual or religious supports and connections
  • Engage in the search for hope or meaning
  • Provide prayer and ritual
  • Listen to concerns and life reflection
  • Support those without close ones or a congregation nearby
  • Provide a calming presence amid turmoil and uncertainty

Let Us Know Your Needs
We invite you to let us know your needs. To contact the chaplain, you may ask any member of your health care team to make a referral. Coverage for emergent needs outside of regular hours is also available. For questions or further information regarding Riverview’s spiritual support services or bereavement support program, please call us.

Your Safety

At Aspirus Riverview, it is our goal to deliver exceptional customer service in a safe manner.

  • Please let us know if you see something that could be unsafe to yourself or others. We will promptly take action to fix things.
  • Patients, family members and friends are encouraged to let us know of questions, concerns and complaints without fear of reprisal.
  • Concerns or complaints regarding safety or service may be submitted online to our Patient Advocate

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Hospital Prices

Charges for some of the most common procedures, treatments and reasons for hospitalization at Aspirus Riverview Hospital can be found on the Wisconsin PricePoint website.

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For additional financial assistance information, please visit the Pay Bill/Finanical Assistance area on our website.

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Leadership

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History

Aspirus Riverview Hospital was organized by community leaders in 1912 to operate a local hospital and otherwise fill the health care needs of Wisconsin Rapids and South Wood County and the surrounding areas.

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