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Memorial Medical Center Receives Performance Leadership Award for Patient Perspective

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration on November 17, 2022, Memorial Medical Center (MMC) announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in patient perspective. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspective.

MMC welcomes Dr. Matthew Bettendorf to its growing general surgery team

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) in Ashland is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Bettendorf to its growing general surgery team.

Dr. Bettendorf is a board-certified general surgeon with nearly 20 years of experience. He’s coming to MMC from the Duluth area with specialization in minimally-invasive surgical procedures, specifically dealing with upper gastrointestinal issues.

Memorial Medical Center and Essentia to host webinar with author and executive producer of ‘Dopesick’

Memorial Medical Center and Essentia to host webinar with author and executive producer of ‘Dopesick’ Memorial Medical Center (MMC) and Essentia Health are hosting a free webinar featuring Beth Macy – the author of the critically-acclaimed book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America”, which has recently been adapted into a Hulu […]

Open Letter from MMC Medical Staff Regarding COVID-19

An open letter from the medical staff at MMC and other providers in our community:
With the current surge of COVID-19 cases – specific to the variant – capacity issues, strained medical resources, testing fatigue, staff burnout, and less than 60% of the Ashland County population vaccinated, members of the medical staff feel an ethical obligation to encourage our communities to continue following precautions with COVID-19 and to get vaccinated.

Cancer Center Receives Transportation Grant for Patients

The Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center Receives American Cancer Society Grant to Help Patients Overcome Transportation Barriers Memorial Medical Center (MMC) announced that The American Cancer Society has awarded a $15,000 transportation grant to The Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center of Memorial Medical Center in Collaboration with Essentia Health (NWCC) to address the transportation needs of cancer […]

Critical Access Award